Sunday Morning Links

All of this cold weather and snow can be a pain in the you know what, but it sure is pretty. I’m looking outside my window and it’s like a postcard. If you’re not quite ready to shovel the snow off your sidewalk, here’s a few links to check out.

Here’s a column by Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune about Gonzaga’s Steven Gray. He took the same angle I did in his column about the former Bainbridge star, who scored a career-high 23 points in the overtime loss to Connecticut on Saturday.

Here’s a story Bud Withers of the Seattle Times wrote about Gray that published before the UConn game.

Gray, like Bremerton’s Marvin Williams, has a maturity about him that sets him apart. Williams, now in his fourth NBA season, has turned into a go-to guy for those covering the Atlanta Hawks. You can almost always find a Marvin quote in game stories. Here’s what the 6-foot-9 forward had to say after scoring 22 points in a 115-99 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

Here’s another story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about Marvin evolving into one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA. Marvin ranked No. 9 in the league in 3-point shooting at the time. He’scurrently shooting .495 from the arc (24 for 62).

Ryan Villopoto, the Poulsbo native who has turned into one of the major stars in motocross, is featured in a new DVD: No Fear’s “The Great Outdoor” Series. If you’re into motocross and are looking for the pefect gift, you might want to check this out. Villopoto will be riding a Team Kawasaki 450 in 2009 as he moves up in class.

Just for kicks, here’s a look at Troy Kelly’s scorecards from the 2005 U.S. Open. That was the year he shot 83-67 at Pinehurst, N.C. Kelly recently earned his PGA Tour card, tying for 11th at Q-school.  The Central Kitsap grad is currently home for the holidays.

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