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Archives: May 2007


Kentridge fastpitch coach quits mid-tournament

Kentridge, which went 1-1 Friday in the 4A South Puget Sound League fastpitch tournament, showed up to Saturday’s game at Kent Service Park sans head coach.

Mark Marshall, the Chargers’ head coach, had met with Kentridge athletic director Eric Anderson before Saturday’s 11 a.m. game to talk about plans for the team.

“Mark and I met this morning to discuss the program and following that discussion, he chose to resign, effective immediately,” Anderson said Saturday. He chose not to elaborate on the conversation.

With a 13-7 record after the 6-3 loss to Rogers, the Chargers head to

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Timberline football coach Young resigns

Timberline head football coach Kevin Young decided to step down last week, Timberline athletic director Paul Dean said.

Young, 34, leaves some big shoes to fill. Timberline has won league or conference titles the last four years, and reached the state quarterfinals three of the last four years.

The Blazers finished with a 55-20 record with Young at the helm for seven years.

Young told The Olympian he decided to resign to spend more time with family, but will remain at Timberline as a teacher. He also said burnout was a factor in his decision.


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State and area track leaders


100 – State: Ryan Hamilton, Evergreen (Van.) 10:71. Area: Ezra John Griffey, Decatur, 10.89.

200 – State: Hamilton, Evergreen (Van.), 21.71. Area: Griffey, Decatur, 22.16.

400 – State and area: Ryan Barrett, Graham-Kapowsin, 48.80.

800 – State: Barbosa, Prosser, 1:49.94. Area: Charlie Williams, Gig Harbor, 1:53.57.

1,600 – State and area: Michael Chinchar, Kentwood, 4:08.23. 3,200 – State: Max O’Donoghue-McDonald, 8:59.73. .Area: Miles Unterreiner, Gig Harbor, 9:16.37.

110 hurdles – State: Stephone Jordan, Garfield, 14:43. Area: Sean Harris, Kent-Meridian, 14.75.

300 hurdles – State: Jordan,

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Gig Harbor trio headed to college

Gig Harbor distance runners Charlie Williams and Amanda Andrews will continue their careers in college, along with teammate pole vaulter Melissa Peaslee.

Williams, who holds the fourth fastest time in the state in the 800 (1:53.43), will run for the University of Washington next year. Andrews, who finished 15th in the Class 4A cross-country championships, will compete for Washington State University next season.

Peaslee, who holds the third best mark in the state at 11-7, will continue to compete in the pole vault at Seattle Pacific University.


Pierce County football group honors scholar athletes

The Pierce County chapter of the National Football Foundation will award its scholar athlete award this Sunday, 4 p.m. at Curtis High. All 31 Pierce County high schools are eligible to nominate a lineman and a back for the award. From that group, four backs and four linemen were picked as finalists. One back and one lineman will be announced as the winner of the award on Sunday. They will receive $1,000 each in scholarship money to the college they choose to attend. The other finalists receive $500 scholarships each.

"This event gives us a chance to recognize kids

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Prep baseball playoff matchups

Here’s a look at the how the upcoming postseason for high school baseball unfolds for teams in our area. For a look at district brackets for your team, check out the brackets for Class 4A and Class 3A. And you can find Class 2A and Class 1A here.

Narrows League

Who’s in: Central Kitsap (14-5), North Kitsap (15-5), Stadium (14-6), Olympia (14-6), South Kitsap (12-8), Foss (10-10), Bellarmine (10-10), Gig Harbor (9-11).

The skinny: Central Kitsap and North Kitsap play for the Narrows League title on Saturday, 6 p.m. The loser gets

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