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Archive for November, 2010

Tuesday Links and Updates on Kitsap Athletes

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Bremerton’s Marvin Williams sometimes thinks “other people panic more than we do,” he said of all the negative talk about how the Atlanta Hawks were done after a 6-0 start. Read the story here.

Willie Bloomquist, a free agent, continues to be linked to the Washington Nationals. Here’s another story that indicates the Port Orchard native could fit in as a utility player with the Nats. Bloomquist has also been mentioned as the kind of player the Mets might be looking for.

This post on MLB.com suggests South Kitsap grad Aaron Cunningham could very likely start the season at Triple-A next year despite playing well for the Padres.

Finally, for the reader who wanted to know about how Central Kitsap grad Todd Linden fared this year in Japan, here’s the finals stats for Tohokou Rakuten Golden Eagles. Linden was injured early and never did get untracked. He hit .185 and played in just 53 games.

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association hosts its annual awards banquet on Wednesday at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. Silverdale’s Randy Corley, once again, is up for announcer of the year. The man with the smooth, velvet voice has done more to put the Kitsap Stampede on the map than anyone. Here’s a full list of nominees. Here’s 10 things you should know about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which runs Dec. 2-11 in Vegas. All 10 rounds will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Classic or webcast on ESPN3.

ALSO

Bree Schaaf of Bremerton competes in her second World Cup bobsled race of the year on Friday at Park City, Utah. She’s coming off a sixth-place finish at Whistler, B.C. … Swimmer Nathan Adrian of Bremerton will compete in the U.S. Short-Course Nationals Thursday through Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, and heads to Dubai for the World Short-Course Championships on Dec. 15-19. The University of California senior established himself as one of the elite sprinters in the world and should be among the favorites for a gold medal in 2012 in London in the 50 and 100 freestyle events. …  I’ve been told golfer Troy Kelly is still experiencing some soreness, but is making progress after his hip replacement surgery. The Central Kitsap grad shot a 64 recently at the Plantation Golf Course in Palm Springs, Calif. Here’s some background on Kelly’s surgery, which took place in early September.


Marvin on All-Star Ballot

Friday, November 19th, 2010

You can read about that here.


Tomahawks Return to Ice After Bye

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Puget Sound Tomahawks will make another Oregon road trip, starting with River City in Beaverton, at 7:55 p.m. on Friday.

The Tomahawks are looking for their first NOR-PAC Junior A hockey league win since beating the same Jaguars on Oct. 8. Puget Sound then travels to Eugene to face the Generals at 5:35 p.m.

The Tomahawks finish their trip against Southern Oregon (Medford) at 3 p.m.


Villwock Going for Record Thursday

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Oryx Cup UIM Championships get underway Thursday in Doha Bay, Qatar and Port Orchard native Dave Villwock. Villwock is in prime position to win the National High Points title, his first since 2007.

Here’s the link to the story.


Pumas Host Wenatchee on Saturday

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Kitsap Pumas indoor team takes on the Wenatchee Fire on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Olympic Soccer & Sports Center.

The team is coming off an 8-6 season-opening loss to Tacoma last weekend.

Making its Professional Arena Soccer League debut, Kitsap pushed Tacoma and led 4-3 in the third quarter before the Stars rallied.

“We hung with them the entire time,” said Brim, who played without top goalkeeper Steve Reese. “We turned some heads.”

Saturday’s game will be the first of the season for Wenatchee, which like Kitsap, is a member of the PASL’s new Pro-Frontier Division. The Fire joined the PASL in 2008 and finished its first season with a 2-14 record.


Villopoto Riding at Dodger Stadium

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

You can read more about that here.


Hydro Season Wrapping Up Next Week

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The Oryx Cup, the season-ending unlimited hydroplane race in Doha, Qatar, is No. 18-20.
The race for the national high points title will be decided that weekend as South Kitsap product Dave Villwock and Oh Boy! Oberto driver Steve David are in a tight battle.


What’s Going on With Local Baseball Players?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

For those of you who enjoy sabermetrics, here’s some interesting analysis that compares SK’s Jason Hammell and the Red Sox’s Clay Buchholz.
Yahoo! ranks Bloomquist as the 123rd-ranked free agent.


NK’s Hedin Close to Linfield Sack Record

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

North Kitsap product Eric Hedin has had a big year for Linfield. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound defensive end has 17 sacks and was named conference defensive player of the week for the third time.
He now has 17 sacks, which is just one off the school record. Linfield has one more regular-season game before the playoffs.


Marvin Williams Might Miss 2 Weeks With Knee Injury

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Marvin Williams’ deep knee bruise might keep him out as long as two weeks, Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The sixth-year forward from Bremerton was off to a pretty good start, averaging 10.6 points and 6 rebounds.


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