West Seattle, Washington
School doesn’t start until Wednesday, but high-school football season got going tonight. West Seattle High School hosted Washougal, from Clark County, at Southwest Athletic Complex. It was the first game for new head coach Marcis Fennell:
The visitors went home with the win, 54-0. That was also the halftime score; the Wildcats held the Panthers scoreless for the entire second half. Long before the season started, parents and administrators worked to make this a year of revitalization, raising money through gear:
In the stands, fans found reasons to cheer:
Next Friday, WSHS is on the road.
The Wildcats will play Ingraham at 7 pm Friday (September 8th) at Northwest Athletic Complex.
Thanks to Jon Anderson for the report from Highline Memorial Stadium in Burien, where Chief Sealth International High School opened football season with a big win:
Chief Sealth Seahawks dominated both sides of the ball tonight in a landslide victory over Evergreen.
The game was called by Evergreen after 68 points were put on the scoreboard for Sealth.
Final tonight at Highline Stadium, 68-0.
Way to go, Seahawks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Head coach Ted Rodgriguez‘s team will be home next Friday night (September 8th) at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), 7 pm, vs. Decatur.
FRIDAY: That photo is from 2013, when Ysabel raised money for typhoon relief in the Philippines. In 2014, she raised money for Oso mudslide victims. Last year, she and friends raised money for Louisiana flood relief. And this Sunday, she’ll be selling treats and lemonade to help the Red Cross help Hurricane Harvey flooding survivors. Stop by the northeast corner of California and Portland in Gatewood 10 am-2 pm on Sunday (September 3rd) to buy goodies she’ll be making with her dad (who her mom describes as “a wonderful baker”). Whatever she raises will be matched by mom Alex, and that donation in turn will be submitted for Tableau and Starbucks matches. We’ll remind you again Sunday morning!
ADDED SATURDAY: Alex sent photos of baking in progress:
And the results being stored for the sale:
7:16 PM: Thanks for all the texts – we were en route somewhere else when we got word that a helicopter was over north West Seattle, and as soon as we verified via flight-tracker that it was Guardian One, we headed that way in hopes of finding police on the ground who could tell us what was going on. But the helicopter left as soon as we arrived in the area, and we couldn’t find officers on the ground. However, Guardian One does sometimes tweet a brief mention of what they were doing, once they’re clear, and they have just tweeted this:
— KCSOAirsupport (@KCSOAirsupport) September 2, 2017
If we find out anything more, we’ll let you know.
7:24 PM: We just stopped by the precinct to ask. What happened was that a man with dementia had wandered away. He has since been found and is OK.
Thanks to everyone who messaged us about a collision at 42nd and Alaska a short time ago – a bicycle rider was hit by a driver, but not seriously hurt, and did not need to be taken to the hospital. Seattle Fire cleared the scene relatively quickly, shortly after we arrived, and police weren’t going to be there much longer either.
As was the case during the other pre-holiday Friday afternoons this summer, TV helicopters have been hovering over the Fauntleroy ferry dock – first, the KING/KOMO helicopter around 3 pm, and right now the KIRO helicopter. Fridays have been difficult even without holiday traffic, as Vashon-bound riders are acutely aware, with Washington State Ferries continuing to struggle with attempts to improve loading times, but today has an extra problem – the route remains on a 2-boat schedule because vessel problems have left the system painfully short on backups. WSF says boats are running up to half an hour behind that schedule right now, too.
The new all-way stop at 59th SW/SW Admiral Way has been a hot topic, with some commenters observing that some drivers are just rolling right through it. Those complaints drew Seattle Police enforcement today – we received multiple reports, including the photo, sent by Tim. He spoke to the motorcycle officer, who told him that they had indeed been getting a lot of complaints about stop-sign-runners since the intersection was changed late Tuesday night.
That’s the trophy that’ll go to the winner – chosen by you! – in the Chili Cookoff at this year’s West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival, coming up Sunday, October 29th, 10 am-2 pm. We published the call for entries last week, and today, Junction Association executive director Lora Swift tells us the competition lineup is set – here’s the list she sent:
The Westy is the defending champ. The Chili Cookoff raises money for the West Seattle Food Bank – you get to vote by buying a flight for $10 (that includes samples from all nine participant) and voting for your favorite. It’ll start at 11 am on festival day, on the KeyBank (southwest) corner of California/Alaska, and continues while supplies last,
P.S. The rest of the festival lineup is finalized too, and we’ve added it to our calendar listing – go there for a sneak peek!
This intersection change, unlike 59th/Admiral, was not accompanied by an SDOT announcement – so thank you to the person who just texted that photo and the news: 45th and Spokane, on the southeast end of the Madison Middle School campus, has been converted to an all-way stop. The texter says this follows two years of advocacy by parent Stephanie Kimball and will have a “huge” effect on “start/end of school chaos.” The intersection also has seen failure-to-yield crashes over the years, like this one.
CHILE ROAST: Now through 2 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), they’re roasting the famous Hatch chiles – go get some! (4201 SW Morgan)
WADING POOL AND SPRAYPARK: The only West Seattle wading pool still open for the season is Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way), as is Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open daily through Labor Day.
LABOR DAY SALE: Origins Cannabis (WSB sponsor) has a Labor Day sale today through Monday – they’re open until 11:30 tonight. (4800 40th SW)
HPIC CORNER BAR: The monthly pop-up bar at Highland Park Improvement Club starts at 6 pm. Live music tonight with RL Heyer and Friends, and DJ Dr. Lehl spins, too. All ages until 9 pm. (1116 SW Holden)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL – AT HOME: Season home opener for the West Seattle High School varsity football team, under new head coach Marcis Fennell. 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, WSHS takes on Washougal, and they’re hoping for lots of community support this season. (2801 SW Thistle)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL – ON THE ROAD: Chief Sealth International High School plays Evergreen HS at Highline Memorial Stadium in Burien, 7 pm. (400 S. 156th)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: 9 pm-midnight, Gnarlene & The Frisky Pigs, KLED, Power Skeleton. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
AT THE SKYLARK: 9 pm-midnight, Humble Urchin, Mark Brainard, Joseph Dane, David Johnson. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
10:50 AM: Texter tells us the pool should be open by 11:30 or so.
7:20 AM: No incidents in or from West Seattle so far this morning.
FAUNTLEROY-VASHON-SOUTHWORTH FERRIES STILL ON A 2-BOAT SCHEDULE: TFN, because of boat availability.
LOOKING AHEAD TO LABOR DAY ON MONDAY: Metro buses will be on a Sunday schedule; so will the West Seattle Water Taxi (the Vashon Water Taxi will not be in service).