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.