John Scheer

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Scheer was a graduate of West High and mainly played baseball growing up. He was the catcher in the 1973 state All-Star game and played with a semi-pro team in Tacoma. He later made the switch to fastpitch and was one of the standouts in the West Sound League for many years.

Pam Calnan

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Calnan, a 1971 graduate of West High, has been a longtime coach, teacher and administrator with the Central Kitsap School District. She coached several teams at Central Kitsap Junior High for 21 years before moving over to be the athletic director at Klahowya for six years. Her most successful year was 2002-2003, when the Eagles had multiple individual state champions and teams that qualified for state.

Ray Schweigert

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Schweigert played on four different well known slowpitch teams that won six state titles and had five top four finishes. He also coached two teams that won three state titles and had four second place finishes.
He also worked for the Bremerton Police Department and played on their team that won eight Puget Sound-area slowpitch titles.

Larry Gallagher

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Gallagher, who taught in the South Kitsap School District and the Bremerton School District and was the athletic director at Bremerton High School for a while, was also a standout slowpitch player. His best years were 1975-76, when his team won several tournaments, the city title and were second at districts and state. Gallagher was named to numerous all-tournament teams for his play.

Toni Turnbull

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Turnbull was the women’s softball coach at Olympic College that won the only softball championship in school history in 1981, when they went 31-7 and defeated Edmonds 14-7 to win the then Athletic Association of Community Colleges title. She also coached the Post 68 Legionettes to a state fastpitch title.

Dick Fenske

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Fenske was a long time slowpitch player, winning multiple tournaments, league championships and district championships. He also won numerous all-star nods and MVP titles. Fenske’s best year was 1997, when his team won the state title and the Senior Olympics title and represented the team at Nationals in Orlando, Florida. He died from cancer in 2009.

Dick Brakefield

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Brakefield joined the Peninsula Umpire Association in 1971 and has been calling balls and strikes up til the summer of 2014, when he retired. He was part of the crew that called the last state tournament baseball games held in the Kingdome and has also been a member of the executive board for several years.

Doug Merrifield

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Merrifield, a 1966 West High graduate, has worked as a certified trainer in baseball from 1980-1997. He’s worked with several minor league teams affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs and the Toronto Blue Jays, where he earned two World Series rings from the Blue Jays’ back-to-back wins in 1992 and 1993. He currently works as an athletic trainer at the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic.

Keri (McCallum) Stratton

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McCallum Stratton was a member of the legendary Diamond Dusters team in the early 90s that was later named to the Hall of Fame. She was a first team All-Narrows League for South Kitsap as she helped them win a state title in 1994. McCallum Stratton went on to collect numerous honors, including an All-American and four time Academic All-American selection with Mississippi State University. She has also been a member of Team USA and played for the Stratford Brakettes for a few years, helping them win a couple ASA National titles.

Marv Rickert

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A graduate of the long since closed Vaughn Union High School in Gig Harbor, Rickert played in the majors from 1942-1950 for the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds, the Boston Braves, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox. He posted a career line of a .247 batting average, a .302 on-base percentage and a .352 slugging percentage with 19 home runs and 145 RBI and made one World Series appearance in 1948 when the Braves lost to the Cleveland Indians. Rickert is a member of the Washington State and Tacoma-Pierce County Halls of Fame. He died in 1978.