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|Nisqually Silvers 6, West Olympia Linx 5|
|W: Jacob Patterson | L: Tucker Ibabao|
The Nisqually Silvers scored five runs in the sixth and seventh inning and held off a furious rally in the top of the ninth inning to knock off the West Olympia Linx (sic) and win the Puget Sound Collegiate League championship.
|Hawks Prairie Cardinals 13, Tumwater Brewers 12|
|W: Chris Weik | L: Elias Sablan|
The Hawks Prairie Cardinals scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to stay alive in the Puget Sound Collegiate League tournament. Drey McInnes (Shoreline) drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly. The Tumwater Brewers were eliminated with the loss.
|West Olympia Linx 8, Hawks Prairie Cardinals 7|
|W: Tucker Ibabao | L: Ian Hollis|
The Cardinals built a 7-3 lead through the top of the fourth inning but West Olympia Linx (sic) scored five unanswered runs and advanced to the PSCL championship game tomorrow night. Charlie Dietrich singled in the game tying run and Ryan Atkinson (Columbia Basin) drove in the go ahead run with a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ashton Williamson (Skagit Valley) went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Linx. They will have to win two game against the Nisqually Silvers to take the PSCL championship on Wednesday night beginning at 5:00 PM.
|Tumwater Brewers 11, Olympia Athletics 4|
|W: Ty Donahou | L: Max Winkelhawkey|
Darrell Wilson (Olympic College) went 2-for-5 with a triple, three runs scored and a pair of RBIs to lead the Tumwater Brewers to an 11-4 win over the Olympia Athletics in the second day of the Puget Sound Collegiate League tournament. Ty Donahou (Olympic College) gave up just one earned run on four hits over six innings to pick up the win. The A’s season came to an end while the Brewers moved on to a loser-out game on Tuesday night.
|Nisqually Silvers 8, West Olympia Linx 7|
|W: Aaron Falgoust | L: Charlie Dietrich | S: Jacob Martinez|
Trevor Inman’s (Murray State College) RBI triple in the top of the 10th inning broke a 7-7 tie and the Nisqually Silvers moved into the PSCL championship game on Wednesday with an 8-7 win over the West Olympia Linx. Inman collected three hits on the evening and fell a home run short of the cycle. Jeremy Camacho went 3-for-5 and scored the winning run after leading of the tenth with a base hit. The loss drops the Linx into a loser-out game at 7:30 on Tuesday.
The Premier Development League’s Western Conference semifinals kick off tonight in Tucson, Arizona with a distinctly Thurston County flair.
The Kitsap Pumas and two brothers from Yelm, Daniel and Miguel Gonzalez, and Evergreen alum George Bundy kick off at 6:00 PM against the Ventura County Fusion and Capital graduate Josh Phillips leads the defense for FC Tucson when they play host to the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23s at 8:00 PM at the Kino Sports Complex.
Miguel Gonzalez and Phillips are both trying to prove that they can play professional soccer at a high level after finishing decorated Division I collegiate careers. Despite Gonzalez being named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year for his 15 goals with Seattle University and Phillips earning West Coast Conference Defender of the Year in his senior season at Gonzaga, neither were extended invitations to the Major League Soccer Combine.
All Gonzalez does is continue to score. In nine games, the Pumas forward has six goals and two assists in leading Kitsap to the Northwest Conference’s title.
Gonzalez set records at Peninsula College in Port Angeles with 34 goals as a sophomore and 49 career goals for the Pirates and was named NWAACC West Division MVP both seasons. He then scored four goals as a junior and 15 goals as a senior at Seattle University including both goals in a 2-1 NCAA tournament first round upset of Creighton in 2013.
Phillips started the majority of games over his first three seasons at Gonzaga but it wasn’t until an outstanding senior season that he popped up on the the radar of professional teams. The Zags, led by a handful of talented and motivated seniors, posted a 10-6-3 record and finished third in the WCC after not winning a single game the previous season.
Phillips was named WCC Defender of the Year and was expected to be a late pick in the MLS SuperDraft. That didn’t happen but Phillips did score trials with USL squad Sacramento Republic FC and a pair of Germany clubs. Without a pro offer, Phillips joined a few of his Gonzaga teammates in Arizona and has played well in 10 games for FC Tucson notching one assist out of the backfield.
Joining Miguel Gonzalez on the Kitsap squad is his younger brother and fellow Yelm standout and Peninsula College alum, Daniel and Evergreen Geoducks standout and ex-Tumwater Pioneer George Bundy. Daniel has played in four games in the midfield for the Pumas while Bundy has appeared in three games in defense.
If the Pumas can get past the Ventura County Fusion and FC Tucson can best the Whitecaps U23s tonight, the Gonzalez brothers and Bundy would face Phillips on Saturday at 7:30 PM in Tucson.
UPDATE: Both games came down to the wire and all of the Thurston County products are still alive and will meet for the Western Conference title on Saturday.
The Kitsap Pumas and Ventura County Fusion played to a 3-3 tie after regular time and 30 minutes of extra time before the Pumas won 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout.
Following that game, FC Tucson scored in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time to knock off the Whitecaps U-23s.
UPDATE #2: Miguel Gonzalez scored Kitsap’s second goal on Saturday night and the Pumas knocked off FC Tucson 3-0 to take the Western Conference title. They will travel to Pontiac, Michigan this weekend for the PDL Final Four and will face the Ocala Stampede on Friday at 2:00 PM.
SHELTON, Wash. – Newsradio 1030 AM KMAS, in conjunction with OlySports.com, will expand their high school football coverage for the 2014 season to include Shelton High School football and four prime matchups featuring Thurston County powerhouses. KMAS will be the only local radio station providing over-the-air broadcasts of Olympia area games this season.
“Not many people know it, but KMAS Radio broadcast the South Sound Game of the Week as far back as 27 years ago, with John Willis doing the play by play,” said Dale Hubbard, President and General Manager of Olympic Broadcast and Media. “We are excited about our recent programming changes, to all news & information for the South Sound, and are looking forward to bringing some of the best high school matchups in the area to the fans!”
KMAS will broadcast five Shelton High School football games beginning with the Mason County Cup against North Mason on September 5 and continuing with 3A Narrows League games against Foss (September 19), Wilson (October 3), North Thurston (October 17) and Capital (October 31).
The Highclimbers return a talented group of seniors including All-Narrows first team linebacker Brian Nault and honorable mention running back Jake Henry and will look to improve on their 2-8 record in the 2013 season.
The OlySports.com Game of the Week on KMAS will debut on September 12 with the annual Spaghetti Bowl featuring Olympia and Capital at Ingersoll Stadium. KMAS will carry the Timberline at Olympia game on September 26 and the Pioneer Bowl between Tumwater and Black Hills on October 24. The October 10 game is still to be determined.
The KMAS football broadcast team of Brandon Sparks and John McGlamery return to the booth for their third season.
“John and I are excited for the opportunity to continue to call Highclimbers football games,” said Sparks, who is also runs the local sports website OlySports.com. “And we can’t wait to bring some of the best games between South Sound teams back to the airwaves in the Olympia area.”
In total, KMAS will broadcast five Shelton games and feature Capital and Olympia twice and Tumwater, Timberline, North Thurston and Black Hills once with one week of games yet to be determined.
All games can be heard live on 1030 AM and 104.1 FM and can be streamed worldwide on kmas.com or the TuneIn Radio app on a smartphone.
2014 High School Football Broadcast Schedule on KMAS
Sept. 5 – MASON COUNTY CUP: Shelton vs. North Mason – Highclimbers Stadium
Sept. 12 – Capital vs. Olympia – Ingersoll Stadium
Sept. 19 – Shelton vs. Foss – Highclimbers Stadium
Sept. 26 – Timberline @ Olympia – Ingersoll Stadium
Oct. 3 – Shelton vs. Wilson – Highclimbers Stadium
Oct. 10 – TBD
Oct. 17 – Shelton vs. North Thurston – Highclimbers Stadium
Oct. 24 – Tumwater vs. Black Hills – Tumwater Stadium
Oct. 31 – Shelton @ Capital – Ingersoll Stadium
Week 10 and playoffs: TBD
All games kick off at 7:00 PM with the pregame show beginning at 6:45.
It’s do or die for the US Men’s National Team when they take on Eden Hazard and Belgium on Tuesday. Take the afternoon off and come bite some pizza while you bite your nails at the OlySports.com World Cup Viewing Party at Casa Mia Pizza. First kick on the downtown location’s nine foot projection screen is at 1:00 PM.
Grand Forks Invitational
|Langley Blaze 9, Lacey Saints 1 – Box score|
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|Blaze (1-0 GFI)||0||0||0||1||2||4||2||9||9||0|
|W: Steven Federau | L: Jake Kapsandy|
|Thurston County Senators 6, North Sound Emeralds 5 – Box score|
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|Emeralds (1-1 GFI)||1||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||5||12||0|
|W: Nick Keller | L: Tommy DeBoer|
Marcus Hinkle (Western Oregon) went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in Thurston County’s 6-5 win over the North Sound Emeralds in their first game at the Grand Forks Invitational. Hinkle scored the game-tying run in the eighth inning on a single by Travis Shaw (Saint Martin’s) and Jake Ross (Youngstown State) scored the go ahead run on a passed ball in the top of the ninth. Olympia High School and Saint Martin’s alum Tommy DeBoer took the loss for the Emeralds.
It all comes down to this. At 9:00 AM, the US Men’s National Team takes on Germany with a spot in the round of 16 on the line. There are a lot of scenarios but basically, the US needs to win or draw to move on.
You know you won’t be working during these couple of hours so join us at the downtown Casa Mia for the OlySports.com viewing party. The restaurant will open at 8:30 AM and features a breakfast menu including coffee, mimosas, muffins, donuts and an absolutely ridiculously delicious sounding breakfast pizza with a gorgonzola sauce, bacon, onions, peppers, hasbrowns, mozzarella and a fried egg for $10.