Keeping track for 10-12-15

Where area stars meet their future

By Tim Clinton

Kela earns playoff win, hold

Keone Kela helped the Texas Rangers get off to a 2-0 start in their American League Divisional Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

After earning a hold in their opener the Chief Sealth graduate picked up the win in the Rangers' second game -- a 6-4 victory in 14 innings on Friday.

Kela threw the 13th inning for Texas and held the host Blue Jays scoreless, then his teammates rallied for two runs in the top of the 14th and held on.

Kela got the final out of his inning on a fly ball to the wall by Edwin Encarnacion that left an impression on the 22-year-old rookie who also pitched for Everett Community College before going to the Rangers organization.

"I was just praying to God real quick that (Texas center fielder Delino DeShields) had enough room and thankfully, by the hair on his chinny chin chin, he made (the catch)," he told the Associated Press and Fort Worth Star-Telegram in a report published by The Seattle Times.

Kela also struck out one and walked one in throwing one complete inning.

McPherson, Viks keep winning

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Sports Roundup for 10-9-15

By Tim Clinton

Thursday, Oct. 8

West Seattle 14, Cleveland 10
West Seattle improved its Metro League record to 2-2 and evened its overall record at 3-3 with Thursday's win over Cleveland at Seattle Memorial.
Next up for the Wildcats is the Huling Bowl against Chief Sealth at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the Southwest Athletic Complex.

Girls soccer
West Seattle 2, Rainier Beach 0
The Wildcats shut down the Vikings in Thursday action.
Kennedy 8, Foster 0
Kennedy Catholic clobbered the Bulldogs in a Seamount League match.
Highline 4, Renton 2
The Pirates outgunned the Indians on Thursday.
Mt. Rainier 1, Kent-Meridian 0
The Rams edged the Royals in a South Puget Sound League clash.

Kennedy 3, Foster 0
The Lancers, who improved to 7-0 in Seamount League action, put the Bulldogs away in three straight Thursday.
Evergreen 3, Tyee 0
The Wolverines won to run their Seamount record to 5-2.
Shorewood Christian 3, Mt. Rainier Luth. 2

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Sportswatch for the week of Oct. 14-20

By Tim Clinton

High schools

Friday is the annual "Huling Bowl" at the Southwest Athletic Complex, where Chief Sealth will do battle against crosstown rival West Seattle at 7 p.m.
Highline Memorial Stadium hosts a double-header the same day, with Federal Way playing Mount Rainier at 5 p.m. ahead of an 8 p.m. contest between Highline and Hazen.
Also on Friday, Foster will play a 7 p.m. game against Lindbergh at Renton Stadium as Seattle Lutheran travels to Rainier Christian.
Kennedy has switched opponents for its 1 p.m. action at Highline Memorial on Saturday, taking on Interlake in a non-league game instead of Evergreen.
It will be homecoming for the Lancers.

Chief Sealth is at home playing Ballard at 7 p.m. Wednesday of this week as West Seattle entertains Cleveland.
Seattle Christian travels to Vashon Island for 5:45 p.m. action.

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