Keeping Track; Kela returns to Rangers roster

Local sports stars find their future

By Tim Clinton

Chief Sealth graduate Keone Kela is back with the Texas Rangers after a brief stint at AA Frisco.
Kela has picked up one win since his return, upping his record to 6-5 to go with a 3.06 ERA in 47 innings pitched over 52 games.
Kela has 50 strkeouts compared to only 14 walks and has one save in four opportunities.

Burg still with Frisco

Des Moines native Alex Burg remains with the AA Frisco team in the Texas Rangers' system.
The catcher is now hitting .288 (43-for-146) with 22 runs, 20 RBI, seven doubles and six home runs.

Brett now batting .226

Highline graduate Ryan Brett is now batting .226 (58-for-257) for the AAA Durham Bulls of the Tampa Bay Rays' minor league system.
Brett has scored 37 runs for the Bulls and driven in 25 to go with 14 doubles, one triple and four home runs.
Brett is a second baseman.

McClatcher at UW

Federal Way graduate Chico McClatcher has found a home as a true freshman with the University of Washington football team.

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Alki to host volleyball championships Aug. 28-30

The National Volleyball League (NVL) Seattle Championships will be held August 28 – 30 at Alki Beach Park, 2901 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA. The tournament will feature a 16-team draw per gender with beach volleyball pros competing for a $75,000 prize purse. General admission to the tournament is free and VIP tickets may be purchased here. Local residents interested in volunteering at the tournament can sign up here.

"We’re excited to make our debut in Seattle and share the NVL beach lifestyle with local fans," said Albert Hannemann, NVL Founder and CEO. "Alki Beach is considered the heart of beach volleyball in this region and it will be a spectacular setting for our pros to contend for a Seattle Championships title.”

Seattle Championships Event Highlights:
Friday, August 28th
9:00am-Dusk – Qualifier Matches

Saturday, August 29th
9:00am-Dusk – Main Draw Matches

Sunday, August 30th
8:00am – Quarter and Semi-Finals
2:30pm – Women’s Finals
4:00pm – Men’s Finals

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Sportswatch: For the week of Aug. 12-18

By Tim Clinton

Seattle wraps up its three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday of this week, hosting them for a 12:40 p.m. game at Safeco Field.

The Mariners will then take Thursday off to go on the road to Boston for three games against the Red Sox over the weekend.

Friday and Saturday action starts at 4:10 p.m. followed by a 10:35 a.m. game Sunday.
From there it's on to Texas for 5:05 p.m. action Monday and Tuesday against the Rangers.
Mariners games can be seen on the ROOT Sports cable television network and heard on 710 AM radio.

Seattle kicks off its preseason Friday, hosting the Denver Broncos for a 7 p.m. game at CenturyLink Field.
It will be a rematch of the Super Bowl two seasons ago that the Seahawks won.
Seattle action is carried on 710 AM.

The Sounders will entertain Orlando City for a 2 p.m. men's professional soccer match at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
ESPN 2 cable television is set to carry the action live and the game can also be heard on 97.3 FM and 1360 AM.

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