KAR Names Male, Female Athletes of the Year

On July 15, the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable announces its 2018-19 Male & Female Athletes of the Year in a ceremony in downtown Bremerton.

The male athlete is David Anderson of Kingston High School. The Roundtable honored two female athletes: Raelee Moore of North Kitsap & Brittany Kwon of Central Kitsap. Each athlete received a certificate and a $500 scholarship. We wish them all well in their college pursuits and will follow them closely.

Brittany Kwon was unable to attend the ceremony in Bremerton and was represented by her mother Sue, who is pictured.

Read more about the three athletes at West Sound Sports Plus: https://westsoundsportsplus.com/2019/07/15/kar-announces-male-female-athletes-of-the-year/

KAR Event: A Night With the Dawgs of Dawgman.com

Kitsap-based University of Washington fans turned out big on and tremendous summer evening to hear Dawgman.com recruiting analysts Kim Grinolds and Chris Fetters discuss Husky football and basketball at at Arena Sports Bar and Grille in Bremerton. We appreciate all the fans who turned out and supported the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable.

Read more about the event at the Kitsap Sun: https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/sports/2019/06/25/dawgman-duo-entertain-husky-fans-bremerton/1568062001/

Baseball, Softball All-Stars Shine Bright in Annual Showcases

The 52nd annual Senior All-Star Baseball Game, sponsored by the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable, ended in a rare tie between the Nationals and Americans at the Lobe Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The Americans scores two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to tie the game at 15-15. North Mason senior Brenden Kimball and Chimacum’s Cole Dotson were named MVPs for their respective teams.

The 17th annual Softball Showcase played at the same time at the Fairgrounds ended in a 10-4 for the Nationals over the Americans. Bainbridge pitcher Malia Peato was named MVP for the Nationals team and Sara Smith of North Kitsap was MVP for the Americans.

Read more about the game in Kitsap Sun.

Sponsorship: KAR supplies hats to Higgins Memorial

The Kitsap Athletic Roundtable has been a longtime supporter of the annual Tim Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament, in its 53rd year in 2019. The tournament completed play Thursday (April 25) with another top=notch field of area prep golfers.

The Kitsap Athletic Roundtable supplied hats to all of the competitors as a memento of their participation in the longest running high school golf tournament in the state. It’s our pleasure to be out on the course, watching the young athletes and supporting them as they compete.

KAR Event: State Title football games could move

According to Washington Interscholastic Activities Association executive director Mike Colbrese, there’s a debate within the association over the financial sensibility of using the Tacoma Dome as the home venue for state championship football. “Our contract is up with the dome. I’m not so sure we’ll renew it,” said Colbrese, who joined new South Kitsap football coach Dan Ericson as a guest speaker at Wednesday’s Kitsap Athletic Roundtable gathering at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill in Bremerton.

KAR Event: WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese featured guest

College scandals have been around forever. The scandals at the high school level aren't so nasty, but prep sports aren't immune to rules violations. That's among the subjects that’ll be discussed at a Kitsap Athletic Roundtable meeting on March 27 at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill. Mike Colbrese, the outgoing executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, will be the headline speaker.

Sponsorship: KAR provides jerseys to West Sound All-Stars

The Kitsap Athletic Roundtable provided jerseys once again to the girls and boys teams at annual Sports Beyond West Sound Senior All-Star Games. This annual game, played March 12 at Olympic College, is an entertaining way to celebrate the best senior talent in the area and provide a fun, entertaining venue for them to play in their final high school basketball event.

Read the game story from Kitsap Sun to read more about the event and see our photo gallery of the girls and boys games. Also, take notice of our logo on the upper left of each jersey. We’re proud to help make this night possible for these tremendous young athletes.

Want to learn more? Please contact us to join as a sponsor or as a member of the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable. Your supports help us provide opportunities to young athletes in our area.

Diverse group heads into 2018 Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame

Brock Stodden's five daughters earned a round of applause with their rendition of the national anthem to kick off the 31st annual Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame banquet at Kiana Lodge. That would be far from the last time the crowd of 300 put their hands together to acknowledge female accomplishment during Saturday's ceremony. Four women — Nancy Kelstrup, Stephanie Davis Malone, Lauren Haas Peters and Marla Morey — were among those honored in the 2018 induction class. 

Stark: Wrestling still 'in my blood,' former SK star Chriswell says

Brent Chriswell of South Kitsap High School turned out to be a two-time state champ, and a three-time Pac-12 champion. The former SK star will be inducted into the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 26 at Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo as part of the Class of 2018.

Mosher: Hall of Famer Yelk Is a wrestling pioneer

Camie (Yeik) Devitt is deep into a post-wrestling career. She’s now a mother to Remington Marie, living in Wyoming with husband Rusty Devitt, a former star pitcher at Klahowya, and working as an registered nurse with two college degrees and working on a third. Now, instead of on the wrestling mat, where she compiled a remarkable record and made history while competing at Olympic High School, she is blazing a new path in the real word. It’s her incredible success on the wrestling mat, which includes summers competing on the national circuit in freestyle, that has led her to be voted into the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame.

Mosher: Past KAR President Jim Carlson known for generosity

Jim Carlson, past president of the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable and former co-owner Bremerton’s Minder Meats, king of one-liners and a supporter of all the things that are good in a community, is gone. But the memories of him will live on for a long time. He died Sept. 4 at age 83. “He always helped me out with something,” said Bob Fredericks, one of the founders of the Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center.

KAR Event: Kitsap letter-winners in UW football to be honored

Over the years, 29 Kitsapers are believed to have earned letters at Washington. These players, part of a rich Husky football heritage, will be recognized at the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable meeting that will feature current UW assistant Pete Kwiatkowski on Wednesday night at the Kitsap Golf & Country Club.

KAR Event: A conversation with UW's Coach K

Pete Kwiatkowski had 18 years of coaching experience when he joined Petersen’s staff at Boise State in 2006 and followed him to Washington in 2014. He, better than just about anybody, knows how the Huskies go about their business. The co-defensive coordinator will be the guest speaker at a Kitsap Athletic Roundtable dinner meeting on Wednesday at the Kitsap Golf & Country Club.

KAR Event: Seahawks punter Ryan, comedian wife Sarah featured guests

Jon Ryan doesn't usually come on until it's fourth down. But he's a starter, alongside his wife, Sarah Colonna, for a Kitsap Athletic Roundtable event June 17 at the Bremer Student Center on the Olympic College campus. Ryan, who's been the punter for the Seattle Seahawks since early in the 2008 season, will talk about the upcoming Seahawks season and be joined by Colonna, a veteran stand-up comic and New York Times best-selling author, for a Q&A session. Following an intermission, Colonna will do her stand-up set.

KAR Event: UW radio voice, former assistant coach coming to KAR

Washington Husky broadcaster Tony Castricone and Dick Baird, former UW football assistant/recruiting coordinator and current radio analyst, will be guest speakers at Wednesday’s Kitsap Athletic Roundtable meeting at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill in East Bremerton. Castricone was the play-by-play voice for Clemson men’s basketball before coming to Washington, where he is currently the voice of Husky basketball. He’ll call Husky football games in the fall.

Stark: Meet the 2017 class of the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame

It’s a time to recognize our rich sports history, and make sure that history is never forgotten. The reality is, every community needs a Hall of Fame. It’s a way of honoring excellence and connecting generations. This year’s annual celebration — the 30th — happens Jan. 27 at Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo. Since 2005, when the Hall of Fame was expanded to include all sports, 184 athletes and 23 teams have been inducted. You’d think the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable — which took over the event when the Oldtimers Association disbanded — might be running out of deserving candidates, but you’d be wrong.

KAR EVENT: Coaching legend Judt Heathcote featured guest

Jud Heathcote, the burly 1945 South Kitsap graduate who was raised along the shores of Manchester, pulled himself to the top of the college basketball world. The signature moment was a magical season in 1979, when Heathcote’s Magic Johnson-led Michigan State Spartans beat Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores 75-64 in the NCAA title game at Salt Lake City. At the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable event, he poked fun at Harshman, the former Washington, Washington State and Pacific Lutheran coach. Jud assisted Harshman seven years at WSU.

Mosher: A happy 50th to the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable

Fifty years ago the non-profit organization that serves amateur sports in the area was born in Bremerton. It first took the name Bremerton Athletic Roundtable and now has expanded its service area and name to Kitsap Athletic Roundtable. The organization raises money and sponsorships through events it hosts – the annual Softball Showcase and Senior All-Star Baseball Games, almost monthly meetings with interesting guest speakers from the world of sports and the annual Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame – and donates proceeds (an average of $10,000 a year) along with a Red Brown Scholarship to youth and amateur athletics in Kitsap County, including the Hammerhead and Olympic Duals wrestling tournaments and the annual Tim Higgins Golf Tournament.