KMAS and Announce Expanded High School Football Coverage

KMASPRESS RELEASE: KMAS to broadcast five Shelton games, the Spaghetti Bowl and Pioneer Bowl

SHELTON, Wash. – Newsradio 1030 AM KMAS, in conjunction with, 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 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 “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 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.

Oly Sports is taking a break for the week of Canada Da….I mean Independence Day. @OlySportsBlog on Twitter will be updated occasionally but regular posting on will resume on Monday, June 7th.

World Cup Knockout Round Viewing Party at Casa Mia

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 World Cup Viewing Party at Casa Mia Pizza. First kick on the downtown location’s nine foot projection screen is at 1:00 PM.

Thursday Scores: Senators Late Rally Tops Emeralds

Grand Forks Invitational

Langley Blaze 9, Lacey Saints 1 – Box score
Grand Forks, BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Saints (1-1 GFI) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 2
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
Grand Forks, BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Senators (1-0 GFI) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 6 8 2
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.

Today (6/26): USA vs. Germany Viewing Party at Casa Mia

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 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.

Wednesday Scores: Sweets Sweep Senators; PSCL Saints Open GFI With Win


Walla Walla Sweets 3, Thurston County Senators 2 (11 innings) – Box score
Walla Walla 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Senators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 1
Sweets 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 10 1
W: Jesse Houser | L: Jake Patterson

Travis Shaw (Saint Martin’s) singled in the game-tying run in the top of the ninth inning for Thurston County but Sean Bouchard added to a fifth inning solo home run with the walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 11th to give Walla Walla a 3-2 win and a sweep of the Senators.

Thurston County next heads to Grand Forks, British Columbia to take part in the Grand Forks Invitational.

Lacey Saints 4, Northwest Honkers 3 – Box score
Grand Forks, BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Honkers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 1
Saints 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 3
W: Lars Rider | L: J.D. Scholten

The Lacey Saints of the Puget Sound Collegiate League opened up the Grand Forks Invitational with a 4-3 win over the Northwest Honkers. Lars Rider (Central Washington) pitched a complete game allowing just three unearned runs on three hits while striking out 11 honkers.

Third Annual Friends of Mia Alumni Soccer Cup Kicks Off Saturday

FoM2014The third annual Friends of Mia Alumni Soccer Cup kicks off on Saturday morning at Tumwater High School featuring six teams comprised of alumni of local high schools playing in honor of Mia Deligeannis, who passed away from childhood cancer two years ago at the age of five, and raising funds for childhood cancer research and families at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The tournament gets underway on Saturday at 9:00 AM at Tumwater Stadium with a game between Capital and Tumwater and wraps up on Sunday with the championship game at 3:00. Pints Barn hosts the tournament party after the games on Saturday where they will air the Sounders game and raffle off a signed Sounders jersey.

Capital won their second straight FoM Alumni Soccer Cup in 2014.

Capital won their second straight FoM Alumni Soccer Cup in 2013.

Admission to the tournament is free and Friends of Mia will be accepting donations throughout the tournament. If you are interested in playing, there are spots still available on some teams. For more information, visit the signup page at Brown Paper Tickets. Registration is $65 and players are guaranteed four games.

Tuesday Score: Sweets Thump Senators


Walla Walla Sweets 12, Thurston County Senators 2 – Box score
Walla Walla 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Senators 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 2
Sweets 4 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 x 12 12 1
W: Matt Walker | L: Nick Keller


VIDEO: A Look at the Turbulent SPSCC Men’s Hoops Season

South Puget Sound Community College’s Sara Gettys produced this 23 minute “documentary” about the turbulent 2013-2014 SPSCC men’s basketball season. It’s a little long but you can really see the wear and tear that a season filled with defections, injuries and other problems that left them with just five players playing meaningful minutes had on head coach Aaron Landon.

The Clippers coaches have been hard at work to once again fill the roster and have some nice recruits coming into the program. They have added locals Khalil Matheney (Olympia) and Elijah Sanders (Timberline), Wilson’s Anthony Gray, Woodinville’s Robbie Jackson and out-of-staters Cade Cattell and Nicholas Springer.

Monday Score: Sweets Slice Senators


Walla Walla Sweets 3, Thurston County Senators 2 – Box score
Walla Walla 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Senators 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 7 0
Sweets 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 x 3 7 2
W: Jake Campeau | L: Nick Mailhot | SV: Omar Porras

Marcus Hinkle (Western Oregon) and Jake Ross (Youngstown State) each drove in a run for Thurston County but Ryan Littlefield’s home run in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the difference as the Walla Walla Sweets took a 3-2 non-league win over the Senators at Borleske Stadium.


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