Athletics

SOUTH KITSAP HIGH SCHOOL  
CELEBRATES 100 YEARS!
In honor of our centennial we will feature an historical and notable athlete each week.

HISTORICAL & NOTABLE ATHLETE:

CALE CAMPBELL SKHS Graduate, 1940

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Born in Burley on Dec. 31, 1922, Cale Campbell graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1940, where he was a four-sport letterman. He received a track scholarship to Western Washington College, but enlisted in the Marine Corps after attending for 1 1/2 years.

In 1942, he lost his arm while serving as a Marine Corps pilot.  After being discharged, he returned to Western Washington College, was elected student body president, and completed his degree in education and journalism.

Cale returned to South Kitsap to teach and coach for 12 years. He coached baseball for eight years where his team won seven Olympic League championships and was on the staff of the unbeaten 1954 football team. In 1988, he was inducted into the Kitsap Oldtimers Association Hall of Fame as a coach.

Campbell and his family moved to Seattle in 1957 where he coached and taught at West Seattle, Rainier Beach, Ballard and Lincoln high schools. He retired from teaching in 1975 and served as an usher at professional and collegiate sporting events. He became a popular fixture as the elevator operator at the Kingdome until 1994. He also supervised an events field staff at University of Washington athletic events for close to 20 years.

His popularity with students and peers was a result of his magnetic personality and total respect he gave everyone.  There were a few first names in Cale's vocabulary.  It was Mr. John Thompson, who as athletic director was his boss at University of Washington and Mr. John Nordstrom, first owner of the Seatlle Seahawks.  He called Thompson and Nordstrom "two of the greatest friends a guy could get".

His courtesy and good nature was rewarded.  Cale and his wife represented the Seahawks at Football Hall of Fame ceremonies; the Campbells represented the Seattle Mariners owner George Argyros at the Baseball Hall of Fame; and they were welcomed at many UW and community events.




Keri McCallumSKHS Graduate 1996   Stratford Brakettes- 2004 Player Profiles

McCallum advanced higher in women’s softball than any player since fastpitch became a high school and college sport.  She was a four-year starter at Mississippi State University and graduated as an All-American both on the field and in the classroom.  She was a first-round pick in the Women’s Professional Softball League draft.  Three times she was MSU’s MVP and she was a 4-time Academic All-American.  Special awards in 2000 included NFCA Catcher of the Year, Erv Lind Defensive Player of the Year, GTE first-team Academic All American and NCAA Regional All-Tournament.  She played Women’s Major softball with the Stratford Brakettes and wasa member of the US National Team.  She was a member of the USA Blue Team and was one of 46 players invited to try for the USA 2000 Olympic Team.  Three times she was named All-American at the Women’s Major National Tournament.  Keri played with the 1992 Diamond Dusters that placed 5th at Nationals and for the Kitsap Braves that won the 1995 and 1996 State Championships and the 1996 Regional title. 
Keri led the Wolves to three state tournaments with a championship in 1995.  Three times she was first-team All-League.  She also played volleyball and basketball at SK.  Keri became the Women’s Softball Head Coach at the University of Bridgeport before starting her family. She now resides in the State of Connecticut.






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