Category Archives: Alumni

Parker moves to Wakayama; Peck turning pro; Rummage sale for Clark

Friday news and notes (updated throughout the day)

Michael Parker - Photo from Japan Times

Michael Parker – Photo from Japan Times

Evergreen State College basketball star Michael Parker is moving from the Shimane Susanoo Magic of Japan’s bj-league to the Wakayama Trians of the National Basketball League. Parker, the Cascade Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-Cascade Conference first teamer in the 2002-2003 season, has been a star in Japan spending the last two seasons with Shimane and four seasons before that with Rizing Fukuoka. He led the bj-league in scoring four times and steals five times. He will team with his former coach Zeljko Pavlicevic and will play on wooden basketball courts in the NBL instead of the unpopular synthetic courts that the bj-league uses. – Link


Timberline grad Cameron Peck is profiled in The Olympian. the former Texas A&M golfer has had an outstanding summer as an amateur and is planning on turning pro before the qualifying tournaments. – Link


The Clark family is having a huge rummage sale today and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to raise funds for Tumwater alum Kevin Clark’s fight with cancer. Go by and help them out at 4518 Carver Street SE in Olympia. You can also donate on their gofundme page where they have already raised over $6,000. – Link


The KGY sports show featured Timberline High School head football coach Nick Mullen today. You can listen to the whole show above. – Link

Brodin raking in Long Island; Hazelrigg III pleads not guilty

Wednesday news and notes (updated throughout the day)


Joash Brodin

North Thurston grad Joash Brodin is once again red hot for the independent Long Island Ducks. He is 10-for-23 with six runs scored and two RBIs in August. He leads the league in runs scored (76), hits (126), is third in batting average (.322) and fifth in on base percentage (.386). – Link


The Olympian reports on former Olympia High School star football player Thomas R. Hazelrigg III, who recently pleaded not guilty to tax evasion and Social Security fraud charges. – Link


Also from The Olympian, a feature on another North Thurston alum, Eddie Smith, who is the new baseball coach at Lower Columbia College. – Link


Tumwater grad Matt Johnson is out indefinitely with a stress reaction. Johnson missed all of last season for the Dallas Cowboys because of hamstring problems and was hurt in the first preseason game on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. He will miss Friday’s game against Oakland. – Link


Our friend Emmett O’Connell takes a look at the Olympia Olys soccer team and the history of semi-pro soccer in the Olympia area on his blog Olympia Time. – Link

Johnson and Stewart injured; Conley still dealing; Champlin earns promotion

Monday news and notes (Updated throughout the day)


Matt Johnson

Tumwater grad Matt Johnson ran with the second team defense last night for the Dallas Cowboys in their 24-21 win over the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame Game. Unfortunately for Johnson, who missed all of his rookie season with an injury, he landed awkwardly on a tackle and didn’t return. X-rays on his ankle were negative, but he will have an MRI when the Cowboys return to Oxnard, California this morning. – Link


Timberline alum Jonathan Stewart had surgery on both ankles this off-season and has yet to practice for the Carolina Panthers. The team says they have no idea when he will be ready to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list. – Link


New York Jets backup center Caleb Schlauderaff struggled in Saturday night’s scrimmage and the Shelton graduate is on the “roster bubble” in his third season with the Jets. – Link


Adam Conley won his fourth straight game on Saturday night allowing just two unearned runs in six innings of work. The Olympia grad gave up five hits and walked three while striking out five and ran his streak of innings without an earned run to 26 innings. He is now 11-4 this season with a 3.04 ERA. – Link


The Toronto Blue Jays promoted Olympia grad Kramer Champlin to advanced-A Dunedin last week after posting a 6-2 record with a 3.50 ERA with the Lansing Lugnuts. Champlin had a rough second outing in the Florida State League, though, allowing five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings on Friday night. – Link

————— profiles Oly tennis star John Stormans, who is bound for Saint Mary’s College in the fall. – Link


The NCAA Division II profiled Saint Martin’s star high jumper Laura Tesch. Tesch topped off her career with the Saints with an appearance at the NCAA Track & Field Championships this past season.

Today (7/29): PSCL tourney rolls on; Conley deals in Jacksonville, Vogt back in Oakland

Schedule for Monday, July 29th

Puget Sound Collegiate League tournament

Game 6: Olympia Athletics vs. Tumwater Brewers – The RAC – 5:00 PM
Game 7: Nisqually Silvers vs. West Olympia Linx – The RAC – 7:30 PM

The winner of game six moves on to play the loser of game seven tomorrow while the loser is eliminated. The winner of game seven moves directly to the championship game on Wednesday.

Monday news and notes (updated throughout the day)

Adam Conley keeps dealing. Last night the Olympia grad struck out six batters over six innings and didn’t allow a run en route to his tenth win of the season. Conley hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last three starts, all wins, and in his last ten starts he is 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA. For the season, he is 10-4 with a 3.22 ERA for the Jacksonville Suns, the double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. – Link


Stephen Vogt


Stephen Vogt is back up with the Oakland A’s. He has played in four straight games and is 3-for-10 with three runs, three RBIs and a home run in his second stint this season with in the big leagues. The Visalia, California native winters in the Olympia area and coaches for Sandberg Baseball. – Link

Today (7/26): Senior Games kick off; Brewers face Cards

Schedule for Friday, July 26th

Washington State Senior Games

Rock climbing – Warehouse Rock Gym – 10:30 AM
Hammer, weight and super weight throwing – Saint Martin’s – 12:00 PM

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Tumwater Brewers vs. Hawks Prairie Cardinals – The RAC – 5:00 PM

Friday news and notes (updated throughout the day)

Tumwater superstar running back Kevin Clark has been diagnosed with testicular cancer and his family is raising money to cover his medical expenses. The ’91 grad was one of the best running back to ever come out of the area. – Link to his site


South Puget Sound men’s basketball signed another player on Thursday inking Bethel guard JJ Johnson to play for the Clippers this season. Johnson was a two time SPSL honorable mention for the Braves. – Link

Thursday score update

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

West Olympia Linx 19, Nisqually Silvers 3
Lacey Saints 10, Olympia Athletics 6

Today (7/23): PSCL in the homestretch

Schedule for Tuesday, July 23rd

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Hawks Prairie Cardinals vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 5:00 PM
Tumwater Brewers vs. West Olympia Linx – The RAC – 7:30 PM

Tuesday news and notes (updated throughout the day)


Kyle Warner

Tumwater alum Kyle Warner has been named to the first team of the 25th Annual USA College Football Division III Preseason All-America list. Warner, a junior wide receiver for Pacific Lutheran, set the Lutes single season receiving record last year 1,264 yards and scored eight touchdowns. Warner was named 2A player of the year in Tumwater’s 2010 state title run. – Link


Lower Columbia College announced the hiring of Eddie Smith to take over as the head baseball coach for the Red Devils. The 2002 North Thurston grad returns to the Northwest after a year as a volunteer assistant coach for his alma mater, Notre Dame. Smith was also an assistant at Santa Clara and Virginia before moving back to South Bend and played two years at Centralia College and two for the Irish and is a 2006 grad of Notre Dame. – Link

Today (7/22): PSCL doubleheader; Sunday scores; Conley, Brodin dominate

Schedule for Monday, July 22nd

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Olympia Athletics vs. Nisqually Silvers – The RAC – 5:00 PM
Hawks Prairie Cardinals vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 7:30 PM

Sunday scores

Thurston County Senators 14, Trail Orioles 4 – Senators move to 23-5
Kitsap Hornets 7, Capital City Bombers 3

Monday news and notes (updated throughout the day)

Adam Conley picked up his second win in a row last night allowing just one unearned run on two hits over seven innings in Jacksonville’s 8-1 win over the Tennessee Smokies. The Olympia grad is now 9-4 with a 3.41 ERA for Miami’s double-A affiliate. – Link


Joash Brodin – Photo courtesy of

Joash Brodin was named the Atlantic League Player of the Week today after a week that saw him hit .429 (12-for-29) with three home runs including a walk off grand slam. The North Thurston alum drove in eight runs and stole three bases for the Long Island Ducks and now is second in the league with a .337 batting average and first in the runs scored with 62. – Link


The Olympian profiles area transplant Stephen Vogt, who is back with the triple-A Sacramento Rivercats after a short stint with the Oakland A’s. – Link


Northwest Christian is looking for a new head baseball coach after Damon Ford announced today that he is moving to California. Ford spent three seasons at the helm of the Navigators after taking over for Don Heinze, who also moved to California. – Link

Saturday news & notes: Brodin’s waddle off slam

Saturday news and notes (updated throughout the day)

North Thurston alum Joash Brodin hit a “waddle off” grand slam last night in the Long Island Ducks’ 11-8 win over the Camden Riversharks. Skip to the 3:43:00 mark of the video above to see Brodin hit the very first pitch he saw in the at-bat well over the right field wall in Bethpage, New York to end the game. Brodin went 3-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBIs in total and is now hitting .336 with 11 homers and 42 RBIs for the independent Ducks.  – Box score


Olympia’s Kramer Champlin relieved Lansing starter Daniel Norris after a rain delay and gave up just two hits over the next 3 1/3 innings to pick up his fifth win of the season in a 2-1 Lugnuts win over the Clinton Lumberjacks. Champlin is now 5-2 with a 3.75 ERA this season. – Box score

Thursday schedule; Conley pitches 1-2-3 inning; Roth hired at Oly

Schedule for Thursday, July 18th


Hawks Prairie Cardinals vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 5:00 PM
Thurston County Senators vs. Seattle Studs – Saint Martin’s – 6:00 PM
Tumwater Brewers vs. West Olympia Linx – The RAC – 7:30 PM

Thursday news and notes (updated throughout the day)

ConleyThe South All-Stars pitched a one hitter against the North All-Stars last night in the Southern League All-Star game played in Jacksonville, Florida. A crowd of over 9,500 saw Olympia’s Adam Conley pitch a 1-2-3 inning in the fourth for the South. Two of the three batters the Miami Marlins farmhand faced played in the 2013 Futures Game on Sunday in New York. Conley got Arismendy Alcantara to ground out and struck out Joc Pederson to end the inning. – Link


16 year assistant Steve Roth has been hired as the head baseball coach at Olympia, reports The Olympian. Roth takes over for interim coach Greg Creighton who managed the team this past season when head coach Todd McDougall was diagnosed with a brain tumor. – Link


Black Hills grad Cody Peterson will captain the Navy football team this season and has a profile of the Midshipman senior. – Link


Saint Martin’s released the 2013 schedule for the volleyball team today. Unfortunately, the Kara Peterson led Saints play just eight of their 30 games at Marcus Pavilion this season. They will play a home series October 31st and November 2nd against the Alaska schools at a yet to be determined site and a home game at Black Hills High School against Montana State-Billings when the WIAA state volleyball tournament is at the Pavilion on November 16th. – Link

Monday schedule; Sunday scores; Conley update

Schedule for Monday, July 15th

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Olympia Athletics vs. Hawks Prairie Cardinals – The RAC – 5:00 PM
West Olympia Linx vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 7:30 PM

Sunday score update


Seattle Studs beat Thurston County Senators in semis of Sound Invitational
Thurston County Senators 3, Northwest Honkers 0 – Senators take third place
Tacoma Cascades 12, Capital City Bombers 6

Monday news and notes (updated throughout the day as needed)

ConleyOlympia grad Adam Conley pitched a seven inning complete game shutout in game one of a doubleheader for the Jacksonville Suns on Sunday. The Miami Marlins second round pick out of Washington State in 2011 struck out four in the game and moved to 8-4 and lowered his ERA to 3.66 for the double-A Suns. Next up for Conley is the Southern League All-Star game in Jacksonville on Thursday. – Link


SPSCC men’s basketball added another Vancouver area player to their roster today. Aaron Landon signed Austin Bonds, a 6-1, 155 pound point guard out of Skyview High School. He joins Union’s Chris Williams and Bonds’ Skyview teammate Keegan Liebelt. – Picture

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