Tom Paski

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Paski was a legendary teacher, football and basketball coach for Bainbridge High School from 1947-1970. His best success was in basketball, as he had a 298-174 record, winning the school’s only boys’ basketball title in 1948. Paski also led his teams to appearances in seven state tournaments, including three finals, and won eight Olympic League titles. When the new gymnasium at BHS was finished in 2002, it was named after him. He died in 2005 after a short illness at 94 years old.

Cliff Johnson

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Johnson helped North Kitsap High School win a state baseball championship, then turned to slowpitch, where he played for over 30 years. He was a member of two Gene Lobe state championship teams, won two more with different teams and even sponsored a team that won a state title. Johnson earned six all-state selections and numerous all-tournament honors before leg problems forced him to retire.

Jack Watson

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Watson was a longtime fastpitch player that played from 1966 to 1986. He was on a team that won the 1983 Bremerton Invitational Tournament and was the MVP. Watson was also named to several all-tournament teams. As a baseball player, his team took second two years in a row at the European Armed Services tournament when he was in the Army.

Les Corcoran

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Corocan played pro ball for a few years with several teams – first with the Bremerton Bluejackets and then with Roswell, New Mexico before he was hurt and released. He caught back on with the semi-pro Bremerton Bees and played three seasons with two different teams in the Pioneer League before retiring for good and becoming a fine slowpitch player and working as a firefighter for the Idaho Falls Fire Department.

Don Walls

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Walls was a longtime umpire for the Peninsula Umpires Association from 1963-1993. He umpired numerous finals and tournaments for the ASA, high school baseball and softball, American Legion and Babe Ruth. He also served as the president for the PUA and was the assigning secretary for many years.

Pat Westhoff

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Westhoff played fastpitch for over 20 years; from Bremerton to Colorado to Korea while he was stationed there as a member of the Army. He played in all but two state tournaments since 1969, over 20 regional tournaments and five national tournaments. Westhoff won the Jim Westhoff National Trophy (named after his late brother) in 1971 and the 1987 John Pederson award. He also served as Washington State Softball Association president in 1983 and as District Nine commissioner from 1978 to 1994.