Hawaii to Portland to Bremerton. This is the road travelled thus far in Michael Chamberlain’s soccer career. After growing up on the island of Kauai, Chamberlain went to college at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon before moving to Bremerton where he plays for the Kitsap Pumas. “Soccer is always what I’ve wanted to do,” he said. “I was always drawn to the sport and still find myself dribbling rocks or juggling [a ball] in my spare time.”
The event, sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will be held Aug. 7-9 with riders coming through Poulsbo.
How Hawaiian native Mikey Chamberlain found a calling in Kitsap.
RBIs from Aaron Ping and Jordan Peabody in the sixth provided insurance support as the Kitsap BlueJackets took the middle game against the Yakima Valley Pippins by a score of 4-1 at home July 14, ending an 11-game losing streak.
Sounders FC U23 play the Kitsap Pumas at Bremerton’s Gordon Field July 15 with the game having some extra incentive for both teams.
Out of sight, out of mind.
As the lights flicker on in the gym, a mahogany ball hits the hardwood, thumping like a heart and a hero’s silhouette crawls into the rafters. Les Eathorne stands alone at midcourt in the East High School gymnasium, basketball in hand. It’s 1956 and he is the school’s new — first — boys basketball coach. It’s the beginning of a decorated career at East High in Bremerton, a school Eathorne single-handedly put on the basketball map during its short existence.
This is one Stampede that keeps gaining momentum. While in the past the Kitsap Fair & Stampede Rodeo has seen considerable growth and improvements in everything from stock, to funding, to the arena floor itself, it's never seen a boon like this.