Sportswatch for the week of Aug. 24-30

Sports events worth keeping an eye on

By Tim Clinton

High schools

Fall sports
High school fall sports practices continue this week, leading up to the first events -- football games -- on Friday, Sept. 2.


Seattle hosts the Dallas Cowboys for an exhibition game at 7 p.m. Thursday at CenturyLink Field.
The action can be seen live on Channel 13 public television.

Seattle has two road matches on tap for this week, dropping in on Houston for 6 p.m. action Thursday before going to Portland to play the Timbers at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Wednesday's game will be carried on JOEtv and Sunday's on ESPN cable.

Seattle returns to action Friday after taking a break for the Olympics, hosting Los Angeles for 7 p.m. action at the KeyArena.
The Storm rolls into Minnesota for a 4 p.m. game Sunday.
Friday's game can be seen on JOEtv and Sunday's on ESPN2.


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Keeping Track

By Tim Clinton

Kelemete back with Saints

Evergreen graduate Senio Kelemete is back with the New Orleans Saints this year in his fourth year of professional football.
Kelemete is back as an offensive guard, but is also listed on the Saints' roster as a center.
Kelemete stands at 6 foot, 3 inches and comes to the Saints by way of the University of Washington and the Arizona Cardinals.

Madison a junior for Cougars

Kennedy graduate Cole Madison is now a redshirt junior offensive lineman for Washington State University.
Madison checks in at 6 foot, 5 inches and 305 pounds.

Kela picks up fourth win

Chief Sealth graduate Keone Kela has earned his fourth win of the season this past week for the Texas Rangers, improving his record to 4-1 out of the bullpen.
Kela has 31 strikeouts in 20.2 innings of work in 21 games in a season shortened earlier by right elbow surgery.

Barnette now 6-3, 2.09

Thomas Jefferson graduate Tony Barnette is working out of the same Texas Rangers bullpen as Kela and now has a 6-3 record with a 2.09 earned run average.

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Travis Ishikawa goes up to bat for the Sacramento Rivercats.

Keeping Track

By Tim Clinton

Ishikawa raises average

Federal Way High School graduate Travis Ishikawa -- who played four games at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma against the Rainiers recently -- has raised his batting average to .269 (52-for-193) and is batting third for the Sacramento Rivercats of the San Francisco Giants organization.
Ishikawa has 10 home runs and 10 doubles and has racked up 41 RBI with 25 runs scored.

Kela 3-1 for Texas Rangers

Chief Sealth graduate Keone Kela now has a 3-1 record for the Texas Rangers and since coming back from surgery has lowered his earned run average to 6.11. He has thrown 17.2 innings total in 19 games this year and has 25 strikeouts with seven walks.

Barnette drops ERA to 1.93

Thomas Jefferson graduate Tony Barnette has lowered his ERA to 1.93 as another member of the Texas Rangers bullpen.
Barnette has a 6-3 record and has thrown 51.1 innings over 44 games, striking out 37 and walking 13.

Conger now hitting .228

Federal Way native Hank Conger is now hitting .228 (13-for-57) since being sent down to the Durham Bulls of the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

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