Just because I like to keep you informed, here’s some things you might want to put on your calendar (or not) for the rest of the week:
Thursday: Washington Huskies vs. Seattle Redhawks in men’s basketball, 7 p.m. (ROOT) at KeyArena. Redhawks gave the Huskies a run for their money a year ago and this one figures to be closer than you think. Bremerton’s high-flyer Jarell Flora coming off a 6-point, 6-rebound, 3-steal night, and he had a big night off the bench against the Huskies a year ago.
Thursday: Want to stay closer to home? Stop by the Bremerton Ice Arena and watch some Nor-Pac hockey. The first-place West Sound Warriors and Tri-Cities will be going at it. Puck drops at 7:35 p.m.
Friday: Port Angeles at Bremerton in a girls basketball game. Tipoff is 7 o’clock. Both were off to 4-0 starts in the Olympic League (PA plays North on Wednesday and BHS is idle) and Knights’ Sawyer Kluge is coming off a 30-point game.
Friday: Motorcycle Ice racing at ShoWare Center in Kent. The sliding starts at 7 p.m. Tickets $40, $20 and $15 (children under 12 $8).
Saturday: Grab your singlet and head to the Kitsap Pavilion for the final day of the Hammerhead Invitational. There’s 37 male teams and 16 female squads in the two-day event (it starts 9;30 a.m. Friday). It’s the best early-season tournament in the state. Wrestling starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with finals around 5:30.
Saturday: No. 14 Gonzaga (9-1) vs. Kansas State (7-1), 6 p.m. (ESPN2), KeyArena. They call it the Battle in Seattle. It’s the 10th annual event. Zags are coming off first loss, 85-74 against No. 10 Illinois. K-State’s only loss is against No. 3 Michigan.
Saturday: It’s back to ShoWare for what’s being billed as the Ultimate Sports Week. The Pacific Cup is up for grabs when the Lingerie League’s Seattle Mist and BC Angels collide at 8 p.m. in a flag football game. Tickets $85, $55, $35, $25, $15. And motorcycle’s ice riders will be at the Comcast Arena in Everett for another show, this one starting at 7.
Sunday: Belly up to the tube. It’s Seahawks vs. Bills, 1:05 p.m. on Fox. Big game for Hawks. If they win, and San Francisco loses at New England, well, you know what that means …
The Mariners annual Fanfest will be Jan. 26-27 at Safeco Field. Meet Mariners players, tour the Clubhouse, throw a pitch in the bullpen, catch a pop fly in the outfield. Tickets are on sale now at Mariners.com/FanFest and at Mariners Team Stores. Kids 14 and younger are free. Adults are $10. … For the latest news and some early designs on the Sonics Arena go to sonicsarena.com. … Don’t know what email list you need to be on, but on 12/12/12, certain fans have an opportunity to buy a $12 ticket that will put you in the 12th row of Saturday’s Gonzaga game at KeyArena. Others have an opportunity over a 12-hour window to buy $12 single session tickets to the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament that will be played at KeyArena in March. … Tickets to the Las Vegas Bowl, matching Washington and Boise State, start at $55. Go to gohuskies.com/bowlcentral for info. … You might have heard Safeco Field’s adding a new, large-screen HD video screen. It’ll be the biggest in Major League Baseball. The only video screen bigger in North America is the one at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. …. Now that the M’s are bringing in the fences at Safeco, there will be room for a new restaurant and lounge down the left field line next to the foul pole. The name? Edgar’s Lounge and Restaurant. The menu will include Tortugas Mexican sandwiches. Edgar’s line of mezcal, known as Zac, will be available. That alone should be worth a visit.
Best band I’ve been introduced to lately: The Cave Singers. Word is they’re coming back to the Hi-Fidelity Lounge in Bremerton next month. Check ’em out..