Hall, a California transplant, played slowpitch for 34 years, winning a state title in 1964 and placing at numerous tournaments in the years that followed, earning several all-state accolades. He also organized and coached a team for several years, even playing in the outfield.
Welling played slowpitch and fastpitch for over 30 years, winning numerous slowpitch titles and was selected to five all-state teams. He also reffed high school football for over 30 years, working the state finals three times, once with his dad, fellow Hall of Famer Bruce Welling.
Masters was a longtime slowpitch player for several teams, making over 20 state tournaments and one regional state tournament, earning over 20 all-tournament selections. She won a USSSA state tournament in 1999. Masters also coached the Olympic High School slowpitch team, winning several league titles and making one appearance at the state tournament. She is also well known for her work with Mothers
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Welling was a highly successful fastpitch coach with Central Kitsap, leading them to a state title in 1993 and numerous other top finishes at state. He also was a coach with the Diamond Dusters as they made their mark on the national tournament scene over the years. Many of his players have gone on to play in college, with several playing Division I fastpitch.
Moore was a longtime supporter of the Kitsap Oldtimers Association and organized many of the picnics and banquets for the KOA.
Thompson was the founder of the Diamond Dusters, the nationally recognized fastpitch team that has launched the careers of numerous local standout fastpitchers, many of which have gone on to play in college and professionally and coach as well. Thompson also helped found the Central Kitsap fastpitch program.
Ryles, formerly known as Pyles before taking his original family name in 1993, was a three sport star at East High before heading to Olympic College and Washington State University and becoming a All-Pac-8 shortstop. He was drafted three times by the Pittsburgh Pirates but turned them down each time and went on to play professionally for three years with an independent team in Oregon. He moved on to coach and teach at Cedarcrest and also became a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. His most notable signings were Bob Wells, Kevin Stocker and Adam Eaton.
Phillies’ scout Ryles still playing MLB’s ‘Star Search’ game