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Central Kitsap and Bremerton sports notices
The Olympic Tigers, a Junior American Legion AA baseball team made up of players from Olympic High School, will begin the postseason Saturday.
The Tigers were 21-6 going into the final two games of the regular season Wednesday and Thursday and enter the Area 2 playoffs as a No. 1 seed. They will face either Chehalis or Centralia in the first round of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament at noon Saturday at Foss High School in Tacoma.
Two victories would propel the Tigers to the state tournament for the second time in as many summers. The team placed third at state in 2009.
“We’re having a great season, but it’s not going to be a cakewalk to state,” coach Nate Andrews said.
The ISPN Sports show, featuring interviews and highlights from the Kitsap BlueJackets’ most recent games, will air from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Kevin Mac, voice of the BlueJackets and Olympic College, is the host.
To listen live visit www.ispnsports.com.
The Kitsap BlueJackets will host a youth baseball clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. July 24 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd., Bremerton.
There will be instruction and practice led by BlueJackets staff, with the camp open to players ages 5 and up. The cost, which includes a general admission ticket to one regular-season home game, is $30 (pre-register) or $35 (day of clinic).
Participants are encouraged to bring their own glove. The clinic is limited to 100 people.
For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jackets also will be raising money for the American Diabetes Association during a July 31 home game against Moses Lake Pirates.
Raffle tickets will be sold, with half the money going toward the association and the other half going to the owner of the winning ticket.
Charles Littman, team owner, hopes to see the fundraiser yield between $1,000 and $1,500. The game begins at 7:05 p.m.
The Kitsap Soccer Club will host Fan Appreciation Night for the final home game of the season, against the undefeated Portland Timbers U23 at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bremerton Memorial Stadium.
Fans will receive one raffle ticket upon entry and will be entered to win prizes, including official team merchandise, two tickets to the Seattle Sounders’ owner’s box for a 2010 match, gift certificates to Blender’s Smoothies and other team sponsors and an official World Cup jersey.
Drawings will take place during halftime.
The camp also is in the midst of hosting its summer youth camps. There are clinics scheduled for Poulsbo (The Zone), North Kitsap County, Bainbridge and Bremerton.
Registration is underway for advanced, individual and preseason team camps for players of all ages and abilities.
For additional information, contact the club, (360) 377-6008.
The Bremerton Stingers Baseball Club will hold tryouts for the 2010-11 season from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17-19 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd., Bremerton.
Participants must attend at least two tryout sessions to be considered for a team. Players must check in with a parent and bring a copy of their birth certificate. Check in will begin at 5:30 p.m. each day.
The Stingers will field five teams next season for age divisions 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U and 17-18U.
For more information, visit www.stingersbaseballclub.org.
The Stingers 11U team also is looking for sponsors to help pay for a trip to Henderson, Nev., in September. The team qualified to compete in the Triple Crown Tournament in Henderson and needs money to cover travel costs.
Business owners interested in sponsoring the team are encouraged to e-mail email@example.com.
PeeWee football camp
The sixth annual Mighty Knights Pee Wee Football Camp will be held July 26-29 at Mountain View Middle School, 2400 Perry Ave, Bremerton.
With sessions running from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the camp is open to football players ages 6 to 14. This is a non-contact camp with a registration fee of $30. Checks should be made payable to "Bremerton Football," and payment can be made on-site July 26 at 5 p.m. or mailed to "Mighty Knights FB Camp," PO Box 285, Bremerton, WA, 98337.
Athletes must have a signed insurance waiver and proof of medical insurance to participate. Campers will receive a T-shirt, snacks and drinks and learn the fundamentals of football.
For additional information, contact Bremerton High School football coach Nate Gillam, (360) 265-5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application form can be downloaded online, www.bremertonfootball.com.
The Kitsap Rugby Football Union is continuing its Summer Sevens Rugby program for men and is attempting to reenergize the women's team.
Teams will compete in a series of tournaments throughout the Northwest that will lead to the Northwest National Selection tournament at the end of the summer.
Kitsap will sponsor two summer teams to compete in the preliminary competition leading to the Washington Games.
For additional information, visit www.kitsaprugby.org or e-mail: email@example.com .
Teams can be contacted directly through their respective coaches: Oliver Otterbeck, senior teams and high school boys, firstname.lastname@example.org; Deane Shephard, high school girls, email@example.com; and Cherie Hope-Jurado, high school girls, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olympic High summer training
The Olympic High School athletic department is sponsoring a summer strength and conditioning program, to be instructed by longtime physical education teacher and certified strength and conditioning specialist John Freeman.
This is an intense, comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of fall, winter and spring athletes.
Athletes will learn basic and complex movement skills, developing joint stability, balance and movement proficiency. Participants also will have a chance to improve their strength, speed and power.
Sessions will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 13.
Two sessions are available. Session 1 runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Session 2 runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
The cost is $40, with financial assistance available. For more information visit www.olhs.cksd.wednet.edu.