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Bob Norton
By Neil Gray


December 23, 2009

I was very saddened when I received the news of Bob Norton passing away Monday. Beginning back in the 1970's Bob and I not only were working partners on the air and in Kayhi Sports on KTKN Radio, but became good friends. I'll always remember the days Bob and I covered Kayhi Basketball and Senior League Baseball. He was an excellent color commentator (and filled in play by play when I lost my voice), but one of the best stats man I ever had. He delveloped into a very good play by play man as well.

I'll remember those trips out of town for basketball as a highlight of my sports career. Bob was also our center on the KTKN basketball team when we played the Kayhi girls in the 70's. (they whipped us by the way!!!). Known to me affectionately as "Stretch" from that experience, he siged off his correspondence to me when I broadcast KFMJ's basktball and football from California with, "Your friend, Stretch."

God bless the Norton family. My heart goes out to you during your time of sorrow. Many of us will always remember Stretch. I will as a professional and friend.

Neil Gray
Lakeside, CA

Received December 16, 2009 - Published December 23, 2009



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