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Archive for January, 2009

Double-Double for Marvin Williams

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Marvin Williams had 16 points and 11 rebound as the Hawks beat the Nets. Keep reading for the game story.

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Gunselman Back in NASCAR

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Veteran driver Larry Gunselman, who grew up in Belfair, is back in NASCAR. He’s formed a team with Geoff and Todd Bodine. You can read more about it here.


Marvin Scores Career-High 28

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Marvin Williams had his best game of the season with 28 points, but the Hawks still lost to the Knicks. Nate Robinson scored 20 points in 10 minute in the fourth quarter. Keep reading for the game story…

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Hammel Has a Chance to Start for Tampa Rays?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

MLB.com reported that South Kitsap grad Jason Hammel could be in the starting rotation at the start of the season for the defending American League champion Tampa Rays. There’s also a chance the team could trade him. Hammel, a right-hander who was left off the postseason roster, would prefer to start.

 After starting 2008 as a starter, the 26-year-old  wound up being used in long relief. Manager Joe Maddon has some good things to say about Hammel, who sounds like he wants to stay in the Tampa organization.


So Much for Troy Kelly’s Home Course Advantage

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Troy Kelly’s second PGA Tour event didn’t go so well.

After making the cut and getting a paycheck at the Sony Open in Hawaii, he finished dead last at the Bob Hope Classic in Palm Springs. Kelly lives in nearby La Quinta, and was familiar with all of the courses, but it didn’t do him any good. Here’s a brief recap of his final day. We call it the Kelly Watch:

KELLY WATCH
How PGA Tour rookie Troy Kelly, who grew up in the area and played golf at Central Kitsap and the University of Washington, fared during Saturday’s fourth round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, which is being played on four courses in the Palm Springs area:
Score: 6-over 78 on Bermuda Dunes course.
Where he stands: Kelly finished tied for 125 at 2-over and missed the cut (low 70 and ties advanced to the fifth round on Sunday).
Recap: It was a nightmare finish for Kelly, who made six bogeys and a double bogey to go along with two birdies. Playing on a sponsor’s exemption, a last-place finish in his backyard isn’t exactly a confidence-building performance. He was one of three players who failed to shoot below par through the opening 72 holes, fallling 35 shots off the pace. Brad Faxon and Peter Tomasulo were the others.

Next: He’ll get a couple weeks to get his game together before heading to Pebble Beach to play in the AT&T National Pro-Am on Feb. 12-15.


Kelly Shoots 69 in Third Round at Hope Classic

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Troy Kelly shot a 69, his best round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, but the PGA tour rookie still has a lot of work today. Here’s the lowdown.

KELLY WATCH

How PGA Tour rookie Troy Kelly, who grew up in the area and played golf at Central Kitsap and the University of Washington, fared during Friday’s third round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, which is being played on four courses in the Palm Springs area:

Score: 3-under 69 on Silver Rock course.

Where he stands: At 4-under, tied for 113th among 128 players (low 70 and ties after the fourth round advance to the fifth round on Sunday).

Recap: Kelly had a mistake-free round with three birdies and 15 pars, but he hasn’t been able to post the low numbers many of his colleagues have this week. Leader Pat Perez is at 25-under, while 85 golfers are at 10-under or better.

Today’s tee time: 10:45 a.m. off the Bermuda Dunes No. 10 tee. work to do if he’s going to survive the cut after today’s fourth round.


Willie B. Takes Part in Minicamp at Skipper’s Texas Ranch

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Port Orchard native Willie Bloomquist was among a group of infielders who took part in a minicamp at Kansas City manager Trey Hillman’s spread in Texas. Bloomquist worked at shortstop and second base and Hillman liked what he saw. You can read the MLB.com report here.


Marvin Returns to the Court

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Bremerton’s Marvin Williams returned to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Williams missed two games with a concussion suffered against Golden State a week ago.

You can read the story here.


Kelly 1-under at Bob Hope

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

CK native Troy Kelly is 1-under-par after two rounds of the Bob Hope Classic.
That sounds pretty good, huh?
Well, unless he has a big day on Friday, he won’t make the cut. Only five players didn’t shoot par or better at this tournament. Kelly is tied for 115th.


Marvin Sitting Out Again

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Marvin William’s concussion has kept him out of action again tonight. More details here.


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