The 1948 Bainbridge boys state championship basketball team is one of two teams to be inducted into the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame. Back row: Bob Dixon, Pete Uglesich, Bob Woodman, Jack Start, Bob Olsen, Ray Lowrie, Coach Tom Paski. Front row: Bob Sigle, Bob Buchanan, Dale Wallace, Don Nadeau, Jim Nadeau, Don Barnes, Sam Clarke. (Photo courtesy KAR)

The 1948 Bainbridge boys state championship basketball team is one of two teams to be inducted into the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame. Back row: Bob Dixon, Pete Uglesich, Bob Woodman, Jack Start, Bob Olsen, Ray Lowrie, Coach Tom Paski. Front row: Bob Sigle, Bob Buchanan, Dale Wallace, Don Nadeau, Jim Nadeau, Don Barnes, Sam Clarke. (Photo courtesy KAR)

Kitsap Athletic Roundtable announces its inductees to the Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame

The Kitsap Athletic Roundtable has announced the inductees for its Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo.

Here are this year’s nominees:

TEAMS

1948 Bainbridge Boys Basketball

Led by first-year head coach Tom Paski, who would go on to a successful 22-year tenure at Bainbridge High School, the Spartans defeated Kalama 42-40 at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at the University of Washington to capture the first and only state championship in program history. Bainbridge went 8-4 during the regular season and defeated Sequim 57-40 in the West Central District Tournament. The Spartans went on to beat Harrington, St. John and Sequim in the state tournament on the way to the finals.

1981 Olympic College Softball

Winners of the American Association of Community Colleges championship, this is the only softball championship in school history. Olympic College defeated Edmonds 14-7 in the championship game, led by AACC first-teamers Kim Goldsby, Kim Calnan-Baumgartner and Donna Bennett. OC finished the 1981 season with a 31-7 record and head coach Toni Turnbull was named AACC Coach of the Year.

INDIVIDUALS

Craig Anderson, East Bremerton

Craig Anderson has seen the world from some of its highest peaks. After graduating from East Bremerton and Bethel College, Anderson enlisted in the Peace Corps in Nepal where he learned to speak the local language and climbed some of the world’s tallest mountain. In 1978, he was invited by West Seattle native Jim Whittaker to embark on what would become the first successful American expedition to the summit of K2, considered the most dangerous mountain to climb on Earth. Anderson was not chosen to climb to the top, but he did go up to the 26,000-foot level. Anderson later taught in the Central Kitsap School District for 25 years.

John Callaghan, South Kitsap

John Callaghan’s name is synonymous with South Kitsap High School basketball. After a successful career as a player, the 1976 graduate took the reins of the varsity program in 1998 and scored 304 career victories, which puts him fifth all-time in West Sound history. His teams made eight state tournament appearances, including a finals appearance in 2004, won four Narrows League titles and one West Central District 3 championship.

Camie (Yeik) Devitt, Olympic

Camie Yeik Devitt was the last female allowed to compete in the male division of wrestling before the two were separated — and she was successful. Yeik Devitt qualified for the Mat Classic three times, placing sixth in 2008 at 103 pounds and eighth in 2007. She won 28 bouts in each of her final two years at Olympic High School and went on to dominate female divisions at the national and world levels, which included a stint at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Conner Hartmann, South Kitsap

Conner Hartmann was prolific in his wrestling career at South Kitsap, finishing with a 113-15 record, two Mat Classic Finals appearances and one state championship. Hartmann went 38-0 his senior year in 2011 and won a title at 189 pounds. He went on to wrestle at Duke University and was a two-time ACC champion, three-time All-American as well as three-time NCAA Academic All-American.

Troy Kelly, Central Kitsap

Troy Kelly began competing in Washington State Junior Golf Association events at the age of 6 and continued on to a successful amateur career. He won three Kitsap Amateur titles and more than 40 junior golf championships. The Central Kitsap grad joined the University of Washington and played in 66 PGA Tour events. At one point in his pro career, he was ranked No. 167 in the world. A fine all-around athlete, Kelly was also a first-team all-league basketball player in high school.

Billy Landram, North Mason

Currently the head boys basketball coach at Gig Harbor, Billy Landram was a star at North Mason and Olympic College before concluding his career at San Jose State. Landram averaged 20 points and 10.5 rebounds per game while at OC between 1996 and 1997. Landram set a single-season record at San Jose State with 74 3-pointers. At North Mason, Landram led the Bulldogs to the Class 2A state tournament, where they went 1-2, just two years after an 0-20 season.

Shane Moskowitz, Central Kitsap

Shane Moskowitz is one of the most decorated runners in West Sound history. He won multiple state championships at Central Kitsap and went on to a successful career at Oklahoma State University. At CK, Moskowitz won the 1600- and 3200-meter races at the State Meet of Champions in both his junior and senior year. He also was the 4A state champion in cross country as a senior in the fall of 2009. Moskowitz ran a 3:59.48 mile while at Oklahoma State and helped the Cowboys to an NCAA cross country championship in 2012.

Kevin Peterson, South Kitsap

One of the many great players under Ed Fisher at South Kitsap, Kevin Peterson was twice named a first-team All-Narrows League defensive end. He also participated in the Mat Classic three times as a wrestler. Peterson was a four-year starting center at Eastern Washington and was part of an offensive line that helped the Eagles lead the FCS in total offense in 1997.

Jared Prince, North Kitsap

There isn’t much Jared Prince didn’t do at North Kitsap. On the football field, he set a school record with 5,158 passing yards and was also a three-year starter at safety. On the baseball diamond, he hit north of .500 his sophomore, junior and senior years and capped off his career with a .525 average and a 0.88 ERA on the mound. He also served as a team captain in three different sports. Prince went on to play baseball at Washington State University and earned All-Pac-10 honors as a senior. He was drafted in the 34th round by the Texas Rangers and played four seasons in the minors. He’s now a coach and teacher at North Kitsap.

Derek Strey, South Kitsap

A classmate of Kevin Peterson at both South Kitsap and Eastern Washington, Derek Strey was twice named an All-Big Sky linebacker and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1998. He didn’t make the team but was later on the Seahawks practice squad. He went on to play in NFL Europe and won a championship with the Frankfurt Galaxy in 1999.

Renard Williams, South Kitsap

Renard Williams dominated on both the gridiron and the track for South Kitsap. The 2007 graduate then went on to play at Eastern Washington and helped lead the Eagles to a 2010 FCS national championship. He recorded 54 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a defensive tackle and later earned free-agent tryouts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seahawks, as well as the Calgary Stampede of the Canadian Football League. Williams is now a part-time coach at South Kitsap working with the throwers on the track and field team.

HONOREES

Craig Dean — Dick Todd Memorial Award (officiating)

Craig Dean was a longtime coach and official in Kitsap who also worked Seattle Sounders games in the early 1980s when the team played in the North American Soccer League. He coached baseball for 15 years, starting with South Kitsap Western Little League and moving up to West Sound Baseball, leading the team to a fifth-place finish at the AAU Nationals. He then turned to officiating and had a reputation as one of the area’s best. The induction ceremony on Jan. 25 will mark the one-year anniversary of his death.

Barry Janusch — Rex Brown Distinguished Service Award

Barry Janusch has been active at Olympic College for nearly three decades, beginning with his stint at the head men’s basketball coach in 1992. Janusch stepped down in 2001 to focus on his athletic director duties but filled in for two years beginning in 2010. Janusch has remained the AD since first taking the job in 1995 and currently serves as the Northwestern Athletic Conference commissioners, as well.

Barney McCallum — Kitsap Athletic Roundtable Lifetime Achievement Award

Barney McCallum has been chosen as the first-ever recipient of the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s Lifetime Achievement Award as one of the three men who invented the game of pickleball. McCallum, then-U.S. Rep. Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell were at Pritchard’s cabin on Bainbridge Island when they combined elements of badminton, ping-pong and tennis to create pickleball. McCallum made the paddles and was the driving force behind its growing popularity.

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