Nathan Adrian and the Cal Bears will head to the Pac-10 men’s
swimming championships next week. You can read more about it
here. Also, Adrian is listed as a swimmer to
watch for the meet.
And you can check out a nice video of Adrian done by Cal-Sports Radio
Here’s the latest on two former Kitsap stars of the
On Wednesday, Jason Hammel pitched two scoreless innings,
allowing three hits and striking out two in the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays 7-0 loss to Cincinnati in their debut at Charlotte Sports
Kansas City beat the Texas Rangers, 7-2, on Thursday at Surprise
Stadium. Willie Bloomquist was retired by Kevin Millwood on a fly
to right as Bloomie went 0-for-2.
Wait a minute, Willie Bloomquist signed with the Kansas City
Royals because they were going to give him an opportunity to be
their starting second baseman.
But when the Royals take the field for their first exhibition
game today in Arizona, the Port Orchard native will be in right
The Royals haven’t given up on Willie as a second baseman.
They’re simply taking advantage of his versatility. Bloomquist is
filling in for Jose Guillen, who has been slowed by an ingrown
toenail and sore shoulder.
You can read more about Willie
in this MLB.com story. KC manager Trey Hillman has been
impressed so far.
“He’s done a good job,” Hillman said. “I like his versatility,
obviously, but I also like the way he’s moving at second base.
That’s where he’s exerting most of his energies right now, and
that’s what we need to see with the evaluation process. His lateral
range is exceptional. The other thing he brings offensively is once
he gets on the base paths, he can steal bases.”
Port Gamble musher Laura Daugereau place fourth in the 300-mile
Canadian Challenge held in Saskatchewan. The race started on
Wednesday and she finished Saturday. It took her four days, 12
hours and 17 minutes.
It was the final tuneup for the Iditarod in Alaska. She was the
first woman from the state of Washington to compete in the race a
year ago. She finished 64th.
Her partner, Rick Larson, from Sand Soulee, Mont., was second in
Canada. A Belguim, Bart DeMarie, won the race in 4:05.35.
Daugereau was second the previous week in the Race to the Sky,
where she won the “Best Kept Dog Team,” award.
We’ll try to catch up with Laura before she starts the Iditarod
and will have provide daily reports during the race — both online
and in our print editions.
For more background on Laura, go to her web site:
After his third podium finish of the season — a third-place
finish in Atlanta behind Supercross superstars James Stewart and
Chad Reed — Poulsbo’s Ryan Villapoto says he’s pleased with his
progress, but is still learning what it takes to race against the
big boys. “These guys have been racing for a long time and I’ve got
some work to do,” said the two-time Supercross Lites champion.
In the bottom
part of this story, he talks about it.
With the Sonics long gone, tonight’s game in Portland gives
local fans a chance to watch Marvin Williams play in the NBA. Of
course, if you don’t have tickets by now, forget it. But if you’re
a Comcast Cable subscriber, you can watch it live on TV. Williams
and the Hawks play the Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. It’ll be televised
live by the CSN Sports Network. It’s Channel 179.
Marvin, who had his No. 24 retired by Bremerton High over the
All-Star break, is in the midst of his best season.
He gets pretty good grades from this guy on ESPN.
Williams will be a restricted free agent at the end of the
season, and appears headed for a major pay increase.
Bainbridge grad Steven Gray scored a career-high 23 points as
Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount.
It was the 12th straight year of reaching 20 wins for the Zags, who
also won their ninth straight WCC title. Keep reading for the game
Kansas City had its
first work out, and Willie Bloomquist hopes to start at
Marvin had just six points, but his Hawks still beat the Kings.
Keep reading for the game story…
Central Kitsap product Troy Kelly missed the cut for the third
straight week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Score: 6-over 78 at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.
Where he finished: 16-over 232 left him tied for 174th. Cut was at
Recap: His struggles continued to the final hole, where he took a
triple-bogey 7 on the 18th. He also had four bogeys and a double
bogey to go with three birdies.
Next: Kelly is not in the field for the Northern Trust Open at
Riviera CC in Los Angeles.