West Seattle, Washington
Congratulations to the athletes of West Seattle High School‘s track-and-field program for their achievements at the Metro championships this week. The report is from head coach Will Harrison:
The Metro League Championships were held this past Wednesday and Friday at Southwest Athletic Complex, featuring the 17 largest Seattle-Area schools. The West Seattle squad walked away from the Metro championships with 3 individual Metro titles and 2 school records.
The West Seattle boys team placed 5th at the Metro championships. West Seattle junior Cass Elliott swept Metro titles in the 110m high hurdles (15.47 seconds) and 300m intermediate hurdles (39.82; video below).
He has maintained his No. 1 state ranking in the latter event since early this season. This feat was made even more astonishing considering that inbetween racing to his 2 titles, with very short recovery, he placed 3rd in the 400-meter dash in 49.62 seconds to better his own school record. This is the 3rd time Elliott achieved a school record this season, having set the previous 400 record of 49.84 on April 20th, as well as the javelin-throw record of 151 ft at the Nike Eason Invite on April 22nd. In all, Elliott contributed 26 of West Seattle’s 49.5 points at Metros.
Senior Abdullahi Ali continued a breakthrough year, placing 5th in the 100-meter hurdles (4 points, 15.87 seconds) as well as 9th in the 300-meter hurdles (43.5 seconds), advancing to districts in both events.
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of freshman Kahlel Kelley, senior Miles Hairston, sophomore Lucas Bower, and sophomore Rylee Farrison picked up a 7th-place finish, and 2 points, with a time of 45.22 seconds. Farrison also placed 7th in the 400 final (51.58) for another 2 points.
West Seattle throwers came up big at the Championships. Senior Caden Snodgrass placed 3rd in the discus throw and 8th in the shot put, and junior Joe Kirk-Woodbury took 4th in discus throw and 5th in shot put. In all, Snodgrass and Kirk-Woodbury contributed 17.5 points for West Seattle. Both athletes advanced to the Districts.
(Cunliffe setting the all-time Washington sophomore class record at the Pasco Invite back in April)
On the girls’ side, West Seattle placed 10th, led by sophomore Chloe Cunliffe. Cunliffe, who has maintained the No. 1 state ranking since early April, won a Metro League title in the girls pole vault with a jump of 12 feet, 3 inches. At Metros, she also competed in long jump, placing 5th with a jump of 16 feet, 9.25 inches. This is Cunliffe’s first season of high-school track.
Sophomore Grace Sarver, also in her first year of high school track, raced to 6th in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles final (17.22 seconds) and 3th in the 300-meter hurdles final (47.94 seconds). Her prelim time of 47.70 seconds broke Kris Tollefson‘s old school record of 48.73 seconds from 2012.
Junior Symmone Davis raced to a 7th place finish in the 100 meter hurdles (18.10 in finals, 17.45 in prelims).
Two girls’ relay teams advanced to Districts – the 4 x 200 meter relay squad of Davis, sophomore Bellie Suttora, junior Sierrah Bettin, and freshman Marissa Rackner placed 9th in 1:52.40 seconds; the 4 x 400 meter relay team of Sarver, Rackner, Bettin, and junior Gabrielle Rackner placed 10th in 4:25.70 seconds
Full results are here. West Seattle HS will be in action next at the District Meet on Friday, May 19th, at Southwest Athletic Complex.
If you’ve been procrastinating about signing up for this year’s West Seattle 5K run/walk – time’s running out. Online registration ends on Thursday (May 18th); after that, you’ll have to sign up during packet pickups at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) next Saturday, or right before the race. It starts from 61st SW/Alki SW at the beach on Sunday, May 21st, at 9:20 am. WSB is a sponsor again this year, as we’ve been every year since the first WS5K in 2009. You can sign up right now by going here, and that also guarantees you a T-shirt with the cool new logo (note that kids 6 and under are free, but no T-shirt), and get ready for a fun morning at the beach, benefiting West Seattle High School!
During today’s shopping and selling, other community events included at least three cleanups. We hope they all went well! Tonight, we have a wrapup on last Sunday’s Morgan Junction cleanup, from organizer Jill Boone:
On Sunday morning, we had nine adults and nine kids of varying ages picking up litter all along California Avenue from Othello to Raymond. The area looks so clean now! We picked up five bags of trash.
Jill says they’re going to do it again on June 17th – RSVP to her at firstname.lastname@example.org –
if you can’t make that date but are interested in helping with one or more during the summer, you can also use that address to join her notification list.
3:10 PM: Here’s who’s welcoming donations in the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day aftermath:
STUFF THE TRUCK AT HOLY ROSARY: Until 5 pm, a truck is on the north side of Holy Rosary School, off 42nd SW north of SW Genesee, collecting donations for St. Vincent de Paul. Here’s what they’re taking.
Meantime, Alki Elementary’s PTA fundraiser is continuing all weekend:
CLOTHES FOR THE CAUSE: Any time through tomorrow, you can drop items off at the Clothes for the Cause trailer on the southwest side of Alki Elementary, off 59th SW. They’re collecting mostly textile items, as listed here.
STOP ‘N’ SHOP THRIFT STORE: The thrift store at the Senior Center of West Seattle has extended its donation-acceptance hours until 6 pm tonight – just pull up in the alley behind the center (4217 SW Oregon). What they accept is “reusable items, i.e. kitchenware, tools, knickknacks, jewelry, linens, furniture, home decorations, clothing & accessories.”
BOOK DRIVE FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS: No rush for this one – you have almost two weeks to contribute. Details are here. But if you’d like to move those books along today, a truck will be in The Junction until 6 pm, near the Northwest Center truck along the east side of 44th SW between Alaska and Edmunds.
PLANT STARTS: Any seller with leftover peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumber starts can donate them to Solid Ground for local community gardens (including Marra Farm in South Park) – contact email@example.com.
ADDED 7:57 PM: One more place accepting leftovers – Second Gear Sports (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction. “Second Gear Sports is happy to give second life to any sports-related gear/apparel/bikes that did not sell. Money can still be made… open 11 am to 5 pm tomorrow and 10 am – 6 pm Monday.” SGS is at 6529 California SW.
9 AM: It’s all in the signage! Above, Dave sent the photo after setting up Sale #56 (3831 44th SW). Below, Sammy sent the sign showing that Sale #159 (5339 SW Manning) is in the rain-or-shine spirit.
So far, the weather’s better than we expected! Just bring a jacket. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org – we are traveling around for a few stops too.
9:09 AM: Our first stop was Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) – not just because we had to get breakfast, but because they’re having a sale!
Jennifer and Andrea are pointing the way to Sale #256 (9261 45th SW), under canopies right outside the restaurant. They made a sale even before 9 am. Half the proceeds go to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (see our full list of benefit sales here). Lots of refreshments at other stops, like Doree‘s sale, #188 (30th SW/SW Othello):
Ten sales are promising lemonade today.
9:40 AM: Another thing we like about Garage Sale Day – it’s an all-ages event. This young helper invites you to come shop for toys at Sale #69 (3018 60th SW) in the Alki area:
And from Karen at Sale #207, 3437 37th SW:
Our next stop – Pigeon Point, where there are three sales, all on 20th SW.
9:54 AM: As we head toward West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2017 hour 2, here’s our Pigeon Point stop:
Since this is the 13th annual WSCGSD and it’s May 13th, we chose Sale #13 (3849 20th SW), where we met baby Joey and mom. And now from the mailbox, the only sale we know of today that involves a glass artist:
Brad’s work is at Sale #163 (3241 47th SW). On the south side in Seaview, Ashley sent this photo of the foosball table that’s among her sale’s offerings:
She’s at Sale #278 (6047 44th SW). We, meanwhile, are in the Admiral area now, on SW Walnut, site of four almost-adjacent sales just east of Hiawatha. (One has a sign with YARD crossed out and GARAGE written in, instead. But so far the weather remains blissfully dry!) Below, shoppers at 2932 SW Walnut (Sale #73):
And at 2926 SW Walnut (Sale #70), which promised you a chance to meet a golden-retriever puppy … here’s Wisco!
10:20 AM: More from the mailbox – Machel sent this photo from the arts/crafts fair at C & P Coffee Company, 5612 California SW, WSB sponsor, and Sale #239 on the map:
Any cool finds? Let us know, now or later – email@example.com (or in the comments).
10:46 AM: Near Madison Middle School, Lara is heading up Sale #92 (3446 45th Ave SW):
45th SW also is a hive of shopping activity so far as we’ve seen. And as we head toward Hour 3 – sunshine! … Just in from Sale #243, 7702 44th SW in Gatewood:
They’re selling birdhouses and planter boxes as a fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
11:11 AM: Hour three, and the weather gets better and better. Good day even to just walk to your nearest sales. You can see the sun in our photo from the courtyard at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, a multiseller site along with the West Seattle Christian lot across the alley to the east:
They are Sale #42. Also in the courtyard, look for Sale #35, with figurines, “mostly elephants.” … From there, we continued our zigzag across the peninsula, now checking out the northernmost sale on this year’s WSCGSD map, Sale #145 at 1503 42nd Ave SW in North Admiral, promising “no junk!”
Seller Brian posed with the jaguar that’s part of the merchandise. … Also in North Admiral, Sale #156 (2007 Ferry SW) is raising money for West Seattle High School baseball. Lots of gear, as well as refreshments.
Thanks to Delia for the photo.
11:37 AM: In the south – Sale #224 at 9252 35th SW sent photos including this one:
Here’s what they’re offering: “We have great furniture, slot car track, mini pool table and shoes! And we accept Venmo! Free beer!” … Or maybe you are more in the mood for lemonade. Another stand today is at 5002 51st SW, southwest of The Junction, Sale #242:
Lynda sent the photo of Sidney and Sawyer Sullivan, who have: “Mint Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Plain Lemonade and Chocolate Chip Cookies at 51st & Hudson.” … In the mood to make your own treats? Here’s what we found at Sale #115 (2436 55th SW) on Alki:
On to Upper Alki, Sale #157 at 5806 SW Spokane. A few raindrops as we checked to see if their “raining lamp” had sold (yes). But here’s Nigel Charles with the signage:
12:10 PM: Hour four, and we’re in The Junction, with a few more raindrops. Here is where Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) is having a business garage sale – “Offloading years of accumulation. Vintage Guitars, amps, pedals, speakers, tubes, books, parts, amp covers, cases, etc. Great deals, low low prices!”
Proprietor Frank Gross told us they’re doing very well. Sale #55 on the map, 4736 California SW – open until 6 pm … Back to the south end, Katie just sent this photo from 10440 42nd Ave SW, where “all clothes are $1!”
They are Sale #310. By the way, we’re currently south of The Triangle and the sun is out again after a fleeting, fairly light rainshower.
12:37 PM: May showers, of course, might bring June flowers. So we’re checking on some sales next with plants. First, Sale #169, 7118 32nd SW, just south of High Point, where we met Naomi and Matthew:
Plant starts are part of what you’ll find there. And next, we’re headed to the Solstice P-Patch plant sale near Lincoln Park. … First, a photo just sent by Matt at Sale #132, at 3227 45th SW:
Matt’s summary: “Vintage bike, LCD TV, designer lamp, and tons of baby stuff! Great finds!”
12:59 PM: Headed into hour five. Baby stuff is big this year – here’s another site with both accessories and clothing, Sale #154, 2701 51st SW:
Several sales promised boating-related items. This one, Sale #216, even started the day WITH a boat:
3525 SW Kenyon in Gatewood. … Feeling like a snack? Treats on sale at Sale #194, 3870 35th SW:
While you’re out, if you’re ready for a break before one last round of shopping, check out our full activity list for today – everything from car-washing to wine.
1:30 PM: Finally made it over to Solstice P-Patch. They reported they’re almost sold out of plants! But if you’re looking for Mother’s Day gifts …
They’re right by the tennis courts at 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW, across from the north end of Lincoln Park, Sale #233 on our map. If you’re still looking for plants, you might also look at Sale #250, 7558 44th SW in Gatewood:
That’s their presale photo. … Some sales slash prices in the late-going, like this one:
— ʎsǝuoʍ ʎsǝuoq (@BonesyWonesy) May 13, 2017
Sale #67 is at 3912 California SW.
2:16 PM: Final hour, already, and the weather just keeps getting sunnier, which is why Vanessa at Sale #30 decided to extend her hours:
She and Bond, James Bond (unless he finds a buyer sooner), will be at 9009 13th SW until 5 pm.
2:44 PM: And a final offer from Sale #188:
— It's me Doree (@DoreeLouise) May 13, 2017
And we just got an update from benefit sale #243, mentioned in our 10:46 am update above:
Thank you so much for sponsoring the WS Garage Sales. Sold out of bird houses — even sold three to order. Total sales of over $600 — all of which will be donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Love West Seattle!
Anna and Al
Thanks to everyone participating today – shoppers, sellers, helpers … Next up, we’ll be reminding you about the donation drives that welcome “leftovers” that sellers don’t want to keep, and/or items that shoppers bought to give away, etc.
ADDED 7:36 PM: One more benefit-sale report:
Planned Parenthood Donation from Sale #154
We’ve now totaled our sales and we raised $226.25 for Planned Parenthood! This includes $33 in cash donations. Thank you, West Seattle!
Bruce & Stacie
Anyone else? We’ll continue to check firstname.lastname@example.org for a few days before it goes dormant until next year.
ADDED 6:34 PM: Another seller just e-mailed us to say she’d had a great day but couldn’t post here because comments are now closed on this story. We apologize – that wasn’t intentional; some technical trouble lately is leading to the comment function – which otherwise is programmed to stay open until two weeks after the story is published or two weeks after the last comment, whichever comes last – shutting down on some stories. We usually can fix it but the fix doesn’t work on stories with many updates – like this one (30 updates counting this one), and a couple others earlier in the year.
Whatever the weather … this is a big day. The highlights begin with a big event for hundreds of sellers and thousands of shoppers:
WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY: Yes, many of today’s 300+ listed/mapped sales ARE in garages, or carports, or under canopies – the 13th annual WSCGSD is a rain-or-shine extravaganza. Official sale hours are 9 am-3 pm; see the clickable online map/list here, and/or get the downloadable/printable list/map guide here (17 pages, 4 MB). We’ve been reading (and proofreading) the listings for weeks and can confirm, SO MUCH COOL STUFF. Updates throughout the day here on WSB **and** on the official WSCGSD site, westseattlegaragesale.com.
SHOP TO DONATE – OR DONATE SALE LEFTOVERS: It’s a WSCGSD tradition – donation drives synergizing with Sale Day. Five have contacted us this year – collecting items from clothing to books to plant starts – see the list here.
STAMP OUT HUNGER: USPS carriers’ one-day door-to-door food drive is today! Leave your bag of food out in the morning, by your mailbox or wherever your mail is picked up. Questions? Here are answers!
GIRL SCOUTS’ CAR-WASH BENEFIT: 9 am-3 pm, Girl Scout Troop 40890 is having a fundraiser car wash at the Les Schwab Tires lot – stop by between garage sales, and/or to get Mom’s car clean before Mother’s Day! $7 donation (and they will take VISA/MasterCard). More info here. (3801 SW Alaska)
DAKOTA PLACE PARK CLEANUP: 9 am-noon, volunteers of all ages are welcome – details here. (California SW/SW Dakota)
FREE CHILD-DEVELOPMENT SCREENING: 9 am-noon, Leaps and Bounds is scheduling free, short screening sessions – check to see if appointments are still available. (6965 California SW)
5400 DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am-noon. Meet outside Delridge Library. Details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
EXPERIMAC GRAND OPENING: The newest retail store in Morgan Junction celebrates its grand opening with a 10 am ribbon-cutting and party until 1 pm. (6040 California SW)
WELCOME ROAD WINERY’S GARAGE SALE DAY EVENT: Open noon-7 pm, Welcome Road Winery (WSB sponsor) says, “We’re having a BIG Syrah sale and pouring fresh Semillon from the keg. And selling some good stuff!” Stop by the tasting room for an afternoon break! (3804 California SW)
COMMUNITY TEA: Another refreshing event this afternoon – 2-4 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor):
Calling all moms, daughters, grandmas, aunts, sisters, besties … you are warmly invited for a lovely afternoon of Tea! The day before Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the special women in our lives. Tibbetts welcomes all to an afternoon of tea and conversation, with a broad selection of teas and delicious sweets and savories. We have juice for our younger guests and coffee for those who prefer. Tickets are $9 each at the door.
In the Fellowship Hall. (3940 41st SW)
HIGHLINE PREMIER FC TRYOUTS: High-school girls from birth years 2002-1999 are invited to Highline Premier FC (WSB sponsor) tryouts tonight at Walt Hundley Playfield, 6-7:30 pm. More info here. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)
‘THE MAMA-LOGUES’: Yes, motherhood can be funny … and this show proves it. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, benefiting WestSide Baby and Open Arms Perinatal Services. Details in our calendar listing. 13+. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
ALL YOU CAN EAT + EXTRA NOODLES: “Hard blues rock” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LEANNE WILKINS AND THE WEATHERED: Live at Whisky West, 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)
AND THERE’S MORE ON THE CALENDAR! See it all here.
Festive Friday night at Our Lady of Guadalupe School (WSB sponsor) – more than 200 people gathered for a cultural celebration. Thanks to Brian Callanan for sharing photos. Above is the Filipino Youth Activities Drill Team, one of five groups that performed.
Brian says OLG parent Joy Gonzalez coordinated the event, which spotlighted more than a dozen cultures, including foods.
The event’s theme was “One World, One Night.”