Northwest Athlete Profile: Willie Bloomquist

Always the joker, Willie Bloomquist now plays his ball for the Arizona Diamondbacks. (photo AllSportsPeople)

Clinton Bell profiles one of the Northwests own, Willie Bloomquist of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Born in Bremerton, WA., but raised in Port Orchard, WA., Bloomquist is a true northwest athlete. Playing his high school ball at South Kitsap High School, Willie was drafted by the Mariners, once in 1996, and again in 1999.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster

Steve Lee profiles one of the Northwests own, Ryan Dempster of the Texas Rangers, but before that the Chicago Cubs. Born and raised in Schelt British Columbia. He’s the second winningest pitcher in Canadian Major League Baseball history, and Dempster is a prime example of the Maple Leaf talent that has recently found its way into the elite ranks of professional baseball,

Seattle Seahawks Player Profile: Jason Jones

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NWSB Inside and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in with a Seahawks Player Profile on Jason Jones. Jones’ primary role as a pass rusher will be in the nickel defense. He has the potential to be a great replacement for Raheem Brock as well if they use him outside in pass rush situations. Of course more than likely he’ll line up inside on third downs.

Portland Timbers Player Profile: Jack Jewsbury

Captain Jack, a rock in the midfield (photo oregonlive.com)

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Jack Jewsbury. Captain Jack started his MLS career with the then named Kansas City Wizards, playing his whole career there before being dealt to the Timbers. A native of Missouri, Jack Jewsbury still holds the single season state high school goal record of 59.

Portland Timbers Player Profile: Eric Alexander

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NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Eric Alexander. Alexander was drafted in the third round (44th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. He spent a year with the Kalamazoo Kingdom where he appeared eight times, scoring two goals. His strong work ethic and consistency has made him a popular player with the Timbers Army.

Portland Timbers Player Profiles: Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Kris Boyd. Scotish native Kris Boyd started his pro carrer at the age of 12 with Rangers developemental team. After years at Kilmarnock, he returned to Rangers before going on to Englad and Turkey. The highest paid Timbers’ player, Boyd scored in his very first MLS match.

Portland Timbers Player Profiles: Darlington Nagbe

The globetrotter himself, Darlington Nagbe (photo bloo.it)

NWSB Insider and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with a Portland Timbers Player Profile: Darlington Nagbe. Nagbe was born in Liberia and after moving from country to country, he finally came to America at age of 12. After going pro after his junior year, and a national championship with the University of Akron, Nagbe was selected second overall by the expansion Portland Timbers.

Thanks for the memories Jon Kitna. Career retrospective

Jon Kitna

Dave B. profiles one of the Northwests own, former NFL, and Seattle Seahawk quarterback Jon Kitna. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Kitna has come full circle in his playing career. From high school and college ball in the northwest, to the Seattle Seahawks, and now as a math teacher and football coach at Lincoln High, and everywhere in between, Kitna has definitely been a world class QB.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Troy Brouwer

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring Vancouver born Troy Brouwer. Brouwer was a thorn in the Canucks’ sides for a couple years with the Chicago Blackhawks but has made his NHL way to Washington, DC. Brouwer is a homegrown talent we can all be proud of…in the big picture. He’s now enjoying life with the Washington Capitals and Alexander Ovechkin.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Mike Santorelli

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring Vancouver born Mike Santorelli. Santorelli, currently of the Florida Panthers, started off in the Vancouver Minor Hockey system and is now making his mark in the National Hockey League.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Stan Smyl

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring a former athlete from the Northwest. Stan Smyl was born in Glandon, Alberta in 1958. He went on to have great success prior to his NHL career and as all Vancouver Canucks fans know, he continued that trend right here in VanCity.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Willie Mitchell

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Willie Mitchell was born April 1977 in Port McNeill, British Columbia. The stay at home d-man has been around the NHL, starting with the New Jersey Devils. Read on as Dave tells you about Willie’s journal all the way from Vancouver Island to Los Angeles, California.