Lots of News: Kirk Retires, Pumas Schedule, BK at the BAR, Heilman Traded

Just got in the office and its a newsy day. This just in:

Bremerton’s Tara Kirk, a silver medalist at the 2004 OIympics, is retiring from competitive swimming. She hinted at it in a story I wrote earlier this month, but she told Ron Judd of the Seattle Times that she planned to make it official this week. Read Judd’s blog here.

The United Soccer Leagues (USL) released its official league schedule today. The Kitsap Pumas will play 16 games at Bremerton’s Memorial Stadium. Here’s the press release from the Pumas, a professional team aligned in the Northwest Division of the PDL.

I learned earlier today that Bob Kelly, a local teaching pro, will stop by the Kitsap County Bremerton Athletic Roundtable meeting tonight at Gold Mountain Golf Club. Bob will share some insights about his son, Troy Kelly, a PGA Tour rookie, Tonight’s featured speaker, O.D. Vincent, a senior associated athletic director at the University of Washington, was Troy’s college golf coach at the UW. Troy, by the way, entered Monday’s qualifier for the FBR Open in Phoenix, but his even-par round (3 birdies, 3 bogeys) wasn’t good enough to  make the main draw. The meeting gets going with a 6 p.m. social hour.

Aaron Heilman didn’t last long with the Seattle Mariners. The M’s acquired the right-hander from the Mets in the trade for reliever J.J. Putz and they’ve already traded him. Two days after Heilman was at Safeco Field for Fanfest he was sent packing to the Cubs for versatile infielder Ronny Cedeno and lefty pitcher Garrett Olson. Here’s the story at MLB.com.

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