Sports notices

Valencia takes over BHS girls basketball

South Kitsap graduate Al Valencia, 61, is the new Bremerton girls basketball coach. Valencia replaces Daniel McInnis, one of three former BHS coaches who was axed over the summer following a decision by the Bremerton School District to cut all full-time classified employees from head coaching positions.

Valencia was an assistant coach with the Olympic High School girls basketball team last year and assisted at Central Kitsap High School from 2002-04.

Baseball Pitchers School

The newly located Baseball Pitchers School — 4940 Auto Center Blvd. in Bremerton — is accepting registrations for individual and team sessions. For additional information and available dates and times, visit, e-mail or call (253) 241-7381. There is a discount for first-time registrations, ending Oct. 15.

Basketball training offered

High school boys basketball players are invited to attend training sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25 and Nov. 1 and 8 to prepare for the upcoming season.

Each session will consist of skill development and conditioning with 30 minutes of controlled scrimmages. Players may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish.

The sessions, instructed by Rick Walker and Craig Murray, are at Crosspoint Academy (formerly King’s West School), 4012 Chico Way NW in Bremerton. Cost is $30 per individual session or $100 for all four sessions. For additional information, visit or call Rick Walker at (360) 271-4831.

Military rugby

The All-Navy rugby team is looking for applications for the Armed Forces Sports Council team. The Kitsap military rugby community has supported the All-Navy team for many years — the 2000 All-Navy team had 12 players who at one time played for the Bangor Renegades.

Applications, which are available online at, are due Oct. 1. For additional information, contact coach Don Sheehan at or or Pat Wallace at

The eighth annual Army-Navy rugby game is Nov. 21 and Kitsap will play host. The Kitsap Rugby Football Union is actively seeking military players (Navy, Marine or Coast Guard — active duty or reservist) who would like to be on the Navy team for this event. KRFU is developing a Navy team specifically for this event and practices from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the upper softball fields on Naval Base Kitsap.

For additional information, visit or contact Chief William Filipsic at


The second Kitsap Umpires Camp is Oct. 23-25 at Tropic Blast on Wheaton Way in East Bremerton. On-field work is at Lions Field and classwork will take place inside Tropic Blast. For additional information, contact OJ Simpson at (360) 509-3232 or

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