PHOTO GALLERY: Saints, Geoducks Draw in Scrimmage

The Saint Martin’s and Evergreen women’s soccer teams played to a scoreless draw in a scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon at the SMU Soccer Field. The Saints dominated possession but were unable to get anything past the Geoducks, who were picked to finish last in the NAIA Cascade Conference.

The Saints continue their preseason with a scrimmage against Highline Community College on Saturday at 12:30 and will open the regular season with a home game against Corban on Thursday, September 4th at 3:00 PM. The Geoducks travel to Seattle Pacific on Saturday for another scrimmage against a GNAC opponent.

Today (8/20): Saints Women Host Geoducks in Soccer Opener

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File photo from 2013 Saints/Geoducks game

Women’s soccer
Saint Martin’s vs. Evergreen – SMU Soccer Field – Noon

The Saint Martin’s soccer season gets underway today when the Saints host the crosstown Geoducks in a scrimmage at noon. The Saints were picked to finish sixth in the GNAC this season while Evergreen is coming off of a 4-1 opening day win over UBC-Okanagan on Saturday morning.

Today (8/16): College Sports Season Kicks Off at Evergreen

Schedule for Saturday, August 16th

Women’s soccer
Evergreen vs. UBC-Okanagan – Geoduck Pitch – 10:00 AM


Men’s soccer

Evergreen Alumni Game – Geoduck Pitch – 1:00 PM


College volleyball

Evergreen Alumni Game – CRC Gymnasium – 7:00 PM

2014 High School Football Schedules By Team

Senior Jayden Croft dives for a touchdown in Tumwater's title game loss

Jayden Croft dives for a touchdown in Tumwater’s title game loss

Football season is just around the corner with practices kicking off next week. It’s a season of change: new classifications, new leagues, new teams coming to town, increased travel and a lot of questions as to how this season will play out in the South Sound.

So with that in mind, here are the 2014 area football schedules listed by each team. Please let me know if I messed anything up, it’s entirely possible I missed something.

Legend: Bold = Home games | * = League game | + = OlySports.com Game of the Week on KMAS |
| ^ = Thursday game | $ = Saturday game |


Black Hills Wolves (2A Evergreen Conference)

9/5 – @ Montesano – Rottle Field, Montesano – 7:00 PM
9/12 – vs. Rochester – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/19 – @ North Kitsap – North Kitsap Stadium, Poulsbo – 7:00 PM
9/26 – @ Columbia River – Chieftain Stadium, Vancouver – 7:00 PM
10/3 – vs. W.F. West – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – @ Port Angeles – Civic Field, Port Angeles – 7:00 PM
10/17 – vs. Kelso – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/24 – vs. Tumwater – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
10/31 – vs. Centralia – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM *


Capital Cougars (3A Narrows League)

9/5 – @ Tumwater – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/12 – vs. Olympia – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM+
9/19 – vs. Lincoln – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM *
9/26 – @ Foss – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/3 – vs. Central Kitsap – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – @ Wilson – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – vs. Mount Tahoma – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – @ North Thurston – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – vs. Shelton – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*+

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File photo: 2013 North Thurston Rams


North Thurston Rams (3A Narrows League)

9/5 – vs. Timberline – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/12 – @ River Ridge – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/19 – vs. Wilson – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
9/25 – @ Central Kitsap – Silverdale Stadium – 7:00 PM*^
10/2 – vs. Foss – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*^
10/10 – @ Lincoln – Lincoln Bowl, Tacoma – 7:0o PM*
10/17 – @ Shelton – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
10/24 – vs. Capital – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – @ Mount Tahoma – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*

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File photo: 2013 Olympia Bears


Olympia Bears (4A Narrows League)

9/5 – vs. Ferris – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/12 – @ Capital – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM+
9/19 – @ South Kitsap – SKHS, Port Orchard – 7:00 PM*
9/26 – vs. Timberline – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
10/3 – @ Issaquah – Issaquah Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/10 – vs. Stadium – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – @ Gig Harbor – Roy Anderson Field, Gig Harbor – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – vs. Bellarmine – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – @ Yelm – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*


Rainier Mountaineers (2B Pacific League)

9/5 – @ South Bend – South Bend HS – 7:00 PM*
9/12 – @ Kittitas – Harding Field, Kittitas – 7:00 PM
9/19 – vs. Raymond – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*
9/26 – @ Ocosta – Ocosta HS, Westport – 7:00 PM*
10/3 – vs. North Beach – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – vs. Tacoma Baptist – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*
10/18 – @ Life Christian – Harry Lang Stadium, Lakewood – 7:00 PM*$
10/24 – vs. Ilwaco – Rainier HS – 7:00 PM*
10/30 – @ Chief Leschi – Chief Leschi Stadium, Puyallup – 7:00 PM*


River Ridge Hawks (2A South Puget Sound League)

9/5 – @ Aberdeen – Stewart Field, Aberdeen – 7:00 PM
9/12 – vs. North Thurston – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/19 – @ Franklin Pierce – Franklin Pierce Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
9/26 – vs. Orting – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/3 –  @ White River – White River HS, Buckley – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – vs. Washington – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – vs. Clover Park – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – @ Fife – Fife HS – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – @ Steilacoom – Steilacoom HS – 7:00 PM*


Rochester Warriors (2A/1A Evergreen)

9/5 – @ Centralia – Tiger Stadium, Centralia – 7:00 PM
9/12 – @ Black Hills – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/19 – @ Elma – Rottle Field, Montesano – 7:00 PM*
9/26 – vs. Forks – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*
10/3 – @ Aberdeen – Stewart Field, Aberdeen – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – vs. Eatonville – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – @ Montesano – Rottle Field, Montesano – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – @ Hoquiam – Olympic Stadium, Hoquiam – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – vs. Tenino – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*


Shelton Highclimbers (3A Narrows League)

9/5 – vs. North Mason – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM+
9/12 – @ Sumner – Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner – 7:00 PM
9/19 – vs. Foss – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
9/26 – @ Lincoln – Lincoln Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/3 – vs. Wilson – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
10/10 – @ Central Kitsap – Silverdale Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – vs. North Thurston – Highclimber Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
10/24 – @ Mount Tahoma – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – @ Capital – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*+


Tenino Beavers (2A/1A Evergreen)

9/5 – @ Charles Wright – Charles Wright Academy, University Place – 7:00 PM
9/12 – vs. Castle Rock – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/19 – vs. Hoquiam – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*
9/26 – vs. Elma – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/3 – @ Forks – Forks HS – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – vs. Aberdeen – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – @ Eatonville – Eatonville HS – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – vs. Montesano – Tenino Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – @ Rochester – Rochester HS – 7:00 PM*

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File photo: 2013 Timberline Blazers


Timberline Blazers (4A Narrows League)

9/5 – @ North Thurston – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – vs. Tumwater – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM^
9/18 – vs. Yelm – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*^
9/26 – @ Olympia – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
10/3 – vs. Bellarmine – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – @ Gig Harbor – Roy Anderson Field, Gig Harbor – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – @ Stadium – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/23 – vs. Puyallup – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM^
10/31 – vs. South Kitsap – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM*

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File photo: 2013 Tumwater T-Birds


Tumwater T-Birds (2A Evergreen Conference)

9/5 – vs. Capital – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/11 – @ Timberline –  South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM^
9/19 – vs. La Center – Tumater Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/26 – vs. Lake City (Idaho) – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/3 – @ Columbia River – Chieftain Stadium, Vancouver – 7:00 PM
10/10 – vs. Centralia – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/17 – @ West Valley – Zaepfel Stadium, Yakima – 7:00 PM
10/25 – @ Black Hills – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM*+
10/31 – @ WF West – Bearcat Stadium – 7:00 PM*


Yelm Tornadoes (4A Narrows League)

9/5 – vs. Steilacoom – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM
9/12 – @ Foss – Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma – 7:00 PM
9/18 – @ Timberline – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM^
9/26 – vs. South Kitsap – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/3 – @ Stadium – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/10 – vs. Evergreen – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM
10/17 – @ Bellarmine – Memorial Field, Tacoma – 7:00 PM*
10/24 – vs. Gig Harbor – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*
10/31 – vs. Olympia – Yelm Stadium – 7:00 PM*

Legend: Bold = Home games | * = League game | + = OlySports.com Game of the Week on KMAS |
| ^ = Thursday game | $ = Saturday game |

Shut Up Fatty and Four Eyes: A Thunderous Moment for the M’s?

Shut Up Fatty and Four Eyes is a new feature on Oly Sports where my radio partner and friend, John McGlamery, and I discuss topics in the sports world that aren’t necessarily related to Olympia sports.

My dad, my brother and I sat in the first row of the 300 level of the Kingdome on August 24th, 1995 and had a perfectly clear view directly down the right field line of Ken Griffey Jr.’s walk-off two run home run that gave the Seattle Mariners a come from behind 9-7 win over the New York Yankees.

At the time, the M’s sat 11 1/2 games behind the California Angels and it was a relatively lazy afternoon game in front of 17,000 fans at the Dome. But when Junior hit that blast, something changed. We recognized it immediately. Junior, fresh off the disabled list after missing 73 games, marked his return and there was an electricity amongst that small crowd that was palpable. A feeling that we just saw something happen that was more than an average walk-off win, an iconic moment that we would remember for a long time.

And indeed, that day was the beginning of the historic rally that saw the Mariners go 23-11 down the stretch, beat the Angels in a one game playoff and win the ALDS with “The Double”.

19 years later, the sixth inning of Monday night’s game gave me that same type of feeling.

The Mariners erased all doubts that another Felix Hernandez gem would go unrewarded by scoring seven runs on six hits in the sixth inning en route to an 11-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in front of over 41,000 fans that were nearly split 50/50 between Mariners and Blue Jays fans.

The seven run sixth inning included a lead off homer by Robinson Cano, an opposite field blast by Mike Zunino that nearly got out of the park but went for an RBI triple, an Endy Chavez RBI double, another RBI triple by Brad Miller, a two run single by Dustin Ackley and finally, one more RBI for Cano on a double that was just a foot from his second home run of the inning. Cano’s near homer/double was preceded by a perfectly timed and perfectly dramatic bolt of lightning that put an exclamation point on the evening. And credit to the Mariners for following the inning with the perfect song: AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.

There is no way to predict what will happen with these Mariners. Despite a good home stand, I’m still not sure I trust this offense to keep pace with their outstanding pitching staff. But mark tonight on your calendar. Put a big lightning bolt on August 11th, 2014. This could be one of those iconic moments that we will look back upon as the beginning of something special.

Of course they might manage to pound out one hit on Tuesday night. Go Mariners!

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Wednesday Score: Silvers Take PSCL Title

Baseball

Nisqually Silvers 6, West Olympia Linx 5
The RAC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Linx 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 5 12 2
Silvers 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 x 6 12 0
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.

Tuesday Scores: Linx Rally to Advance to PSCL Championship Game

Baseball

Hawks Prairie Cardinals 13, Tumwater Brewers 12
The RAC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brewers 0 3 0 0 5 3 0 0 1 12 17 2
Cardinals 2 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 3 13 14 3
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
The RAC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cardinals 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 3
Linx 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 x 8 10 4
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.

Monday Scores: Brewers, Silvers Advance in PSCL Tourney

Baseball

Tumwater Brewers 11, Olympia Athletics 4
The RAC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brewers 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 2 11 13 6
Athletics 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 6 2
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
The RAC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Silvers 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 13 2
Linx 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 12 2
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.

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Decorated Thurston County Soccer Players Meet in Tucson for PDL West Title

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Miguel Gonzalez (Kitsap Pumas)

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.

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Josh Phillips (Gonzaga athletics)

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.

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