Sports note: Big win for West Seattle HS girls’ basketball

December 18, 2014 at 11:13 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

Congratulations to the West Seattle High School girls-varsity basketball team – head coach Sonya Elliott shares news of a big win last night, over Lakeside – ranked 9th in the state and playing on their home court! – 59-43. Next up for the Wildcats, a home game against Ingraham tomorrow night (Friday, December 19th), 6:30 pm.

Happening now: Craft sale, basket raffle, dining benefit at Angelina’s for young local athletes

December 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | No Comments

Haven’t decided what to do for dinner yet? Kathleen sends word of an option with a side benefit – literally:

Fundraiser happening tonight at Angelina’s Restaurant to benefit Washington State’s ONLY Sport Acrobatic Team! Proceeds will help our athletes represent Seattle and WA in competitions. Basket raffle and craft sale happening now!

Raffle basket items include Microsoft Office for Home & Business, a Kindle Paperwhite, wine, gourmet food, baking supplies and much, much more. Crafts, handmade by the athletes are also for sale. Angelina’s is donating 10% of tonight’s receipts. Come in for some great food and to help some great young female athletes! The Acro teams are part of West Seattle’s own West Side Gymnastics Academy. Open until 2 am!

You can even stop by to check out the raffle and craft sale without dining/drinking, if need be. Angelina’s is at 2311 California SW.

West Seattle weekend scene: Southside Revolution’s 1st bout

December 13, 2014 at 8:27 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

Since summertime, we’ve been reporting on the new local junior roller derby league, Southside Revolution. Tonight, a milestone – their first bout! As previewed here earlier this week, the hew league hosted teams from NWO Junior Roller Derby in Chilliwack, B.C.. We happened to stop by Southgate Roller Rink during a warmup period.

In the fluorescent green shirts are members of the Rebels, one of the first two SSR teams (the other, the Cadets). They bouted with the NWO league’s Honey Badgers and TNT. Don’t know yet how it turned out, but keep an eye on the Southside Revolution Facebook page for that and for info on your next chance to cheer them on.

Big night of basketball: West Seattle High School hosts Chief Sealth

December 13, 2014 at 7:57 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
Intense night of early-season high-school basketball last night as West Seattle High School hosted Chief Sealth International High School. Above, fans rushed the court after the WSHS boys pulled out an overtime win, 56-47, in the last game of the night; the WSHS girls also went home with a win, 83-40.

CLICK/SCROLL AHEAD for 17 more photos, plus summaries from both games:

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Ready to roll! First-ever bout Saturday for new local roller-derby league Southside Revolution

December 10, 2014 at 11:26 am | In West Seattle news, White Center, WS & Sports | 3 Comments

(Photo courtesy Southside Revolution)
After months of recruiting and training – maybe you saw them at West Seattle Summer Fest! – the new co-ed junior roller-derby league Southside Revolution hosts its first bout this Saturday at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center. From the announcement:

Since the league was initially created in August, 2014, Southside Revolution has been recruiting and training for the last 4 months. The league consists of 2 teams: The Cadets are a team of girls and boys ages 8-12, playing positional-only roller derby. The Rebels is a team of girls ages 11-17, playing full-contact roller derby. Southside Revolution is a member of the Northwest division of the JRDA Junior Roller Derby Association.

For the December 13th bout, Southside Revolution’s positional and full-contact teams will take on NWO Junior Roller Derby teams from Chilliwack, BC. Doors open at 5:15. Bout 1 starts at 5:45 with Southside Revolution Cadets vs. NWO TNT. Bout 2 starts at about 7:10 with Southside Revolution Rebels vs. NWO Honey Badgers. Tickets are available at the door the day of the bout.

The rink is at 9646 17th SW, less than a block south of Roxbury.

PHOTOS: Seahawks’ Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith draws hundreds to West Seattle Thriftway

December 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 10 Comments

West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) already had a triple-digit crowd on hand within a few minutes of the start of Seattle Seahawks‘ Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith‘s appearance tonight.

He’s scheduled to be there until 8 pm.

(The products/logos are from P&G, sponsor of the event, in case you wondered.)

(We’ve added photos since original posting.) Smith and the Seahawks host the 49ers next Sunday (December 14th).

High-school basketball: West Seattle HS girls win first home game

December 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

Victory tonight for West Seattle High School‘s girls-varsity basketball team in their first home game of the season, 72-19 over visiting Kennedy Catholic HS. In the photo above, #4 is Lydia Giomi, the Wildcats’ top scorer for the night, with 16 points. Tied for second with 12 points each were Gabby Sarver and Emily Fiso.

Next opponent for the WSHS girls – coached by Sonya Elliott and assistants Ashley Ioane and Karyn Golgart – is Nathan Hale, also at home, 7:30 pm Wednesday (after the 5:45 JV game); the Wildcat boys play Hale at home tomorrow, same start times.

West Seattle scene: Cheering for the Hawks, with expert guest

December 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people, WS & Sports | No Comments

Go, Hawks! The photo and report on a one-of-a-kind viewing party happening right now are from Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals:

Enjoying the ‘Hawks at Alki Fatburger with expert commentary from NFL coach Ken Flajole and supporting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society — what could be more fun on a Seattle Sunday? Flajole (lower left), former 16-year assistant coach of four NFL teams including the Seattle Seahawks, joined Eric Bell (to Flajole’s left) and seven of Eric’s buddies to take in the ‘Hawks/Philadelphia Eagles game this afternoon at Alki Fatburger, which donated the lunch at the SWSHS 2014 Champagne Gala Brunch. Others in the group (counter-clockwise from Eric) were Ricardo Cruz, Scott McClellan, Alex Shearer, Robert Ponselle, Lindsey Smith (Alki Fatburger manager), Christopher Goethe, Liz Day (the volunteer who put this Gala package together), Charles Smith, and Robin Warma.

More info here; here’s our coverage of the SWSHS gala on November 8th.

6 days until you can meet Seahawks’ Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith at West Seattle Thriftway

December 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | No Comments

Seahawks fans – in case it’s not already on your calendar: Just six days until Malcolm Smith, MVP in the team’s Super Bowl win last February, will be at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor). His visit is set for next Tuesday, December 9th, 6-8 pm. Thriftway tells us he’ll have a supply of posters to autograph. The store’s at California/Fauntleroy/42nd.

Congratulations, Miles! 9-year-old runs Seattle Half-Marathon

December 1, 2014 at 1:20 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people, WS & Sports | 6 Comments

When 9-year-old Miles Trius returns to school at Our Lady of Guadalupe after Thanksgiving break, he has something big to talk about: His second half-marathon. The Seattle Marathon half-marathon on Sunday was the second half-marathon Miles has run with his dad, Navy Chief Ernesto Trius, who says they have run together for the past year and a half. Miles “looks forward to a marathon in his future when he is able to compete (age 12).” He runs cross-country/track for OLG in CYO Athletics. According to the Seattle Marathon online results, Miles finished in 2:17:39.

A night of hoops and honors: Chief Sealth Alumni Game(s), featuring a tribute to Coach Mike Siva

November 29, 2014 at 4:11 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

At Chief Sealth International High School Friday night, it was a time to re-live memories on the court, and a time to honor a longtime leader:

Receiving the leis, that’s Mike Siva, who coached at Sealth for more than a quarter-century as part of a 36-years-and-counting career with the district. A tribute to Coach Siva and four rounds of basketball comprised the third annual Nels Enquist Alumni Basketball Game event – more ahead:

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Congratulations! Straight Blast Gym competitors’ regional wins

November 24, 2014 at 1:26 am | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 6 Comments

(Photos courtesy Straight Blast Gym of Seattle)
Coach Sonia Sillan from Straight Blast Gym of Seattle (WSB sponsor) in North Delridge shares the news of a big achievement in recent competition:

Straight Blast Gym of Seattle took 24 competitors to the Revolution, a Brazilian Jiujitsu tournament in Tacoma; we competed alongside teammates from SBG Montana and Portland. There were over 660 individual competitors, with 250 competing in two divisions (gi and no gi). SBG Seattle, Montana, and Portland had a combined 67 athletes and came out top as a team – We ended up winning several categories (out of six) for overall champions.

- Youth/Junior Gi – 2nd place
- Youth/Junior No Gi – 1st place
- Youth/Junior Overall – 1st/Champions
- Adult Gi – 4th place
- Adult No Gi – 1st place
- Adult Overall – 3rd place

Out of our 24 competitors, I had 15 kids, six of whom were competing for their first time. Everyone had a blast and showed fantastic sportsmanship.

“Gi” or “no gi” refers to what is worn (or not). Congratulations to the SBG competitors!

Congrats and good luck! WSHS swimmers headed for state

November 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 3 Comments

Thanks to Danette Carufel for sharing the photo and report:

Two West Seattle High School swimmers will be going to the State Swimming Championships next Friday/Saturday at King County Aquatic Center. Gabby Carufel, junior (left), had a state qualifying time in the 100-yard backstroke of 1:01.77. Anne Williamson, senior (right), is competing in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:12.62. Go, Wildcats!!!

High-school football: Chief Sealth’s season-finale game

November 8, 2014 at 2:19 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | Comments Off

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
Chief Sealth International High School junior Daron Camacho (#11) scored the Seahawks’ lone touchdown in their final game of the season Friday night, a 28-6 loss to visiting White River (from Pierce County). That was in the second quarter, which is also when senior Alloney Burris (#5) intercepted a pass:

Sealth took momentum into the second half but White River stuck to a ground game that wore down the clock and helped them stay on top.

Highlights of Simon Iniguez‘s first season as head coach (3-7) included the third consecutive Huling Bowl victory over West Seattle HS and the homecoming victory over Franklin.

Westside Public House announces it’s opening on Monday

November 8, 2014 at 1:19 am | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports, WS beverages | 28 Comments

The ex-Terrible Beauty space at California/Edmunds will open Monday in its new incarnation as the sports bar Westside Public House (first reported here in September). 4 pm Monday, to be specific, according to its Friday night announcement on Facebook, which also mentions that it will be 21+ only.

West Seattle Runner moving to new, larger space in Admiral

November 4, 2014 at 12:37 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 11 Comments

When someone asked recently about that “LEASED” sign on the years-empty ground floor space at the Orion Building at 2743 California SW, adjacent to PCC (WSB sponsor), we didn’t have an answer – but today, we do. Broker Blake Taylor from West Coast Commercial Realty e-mailed to announce that West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) is moving into the space, and we have confirmed it with proprietors Lori and Tim McConnell.

WS Runner has been located on the second floor of Charlestown Center since opening in spring 2010; now they’ll be at street level, with more room – ~2,200 square feet, about a third bigger than their current shop. Tim told us this morning that the layout also will be an upgrade – one big rectangular space, instead of one with a few too many corners. The McConnells hope to move into the new space, about two-thirds of a mile north, in January. (The back of the space will be leased, broker Taylor says – synergistically! – for an expansion location of Elite Sports and Spine.)

P.S. West Seattle Runner will continue offering a slate of in-store events and clinics, according to the McConnells, and have some coming up in their current space: $10 discount on registration for the Seattle Half/Full Marathon during an info/signup event 6-8 pm next Tuesday, November 11th; Goretex waterproof running-shoe tryout during the 6:30 pm November 19th group run (walkers welcome too); Team In Training-hosted Turkey Trot group run/walk on Alki on Thanksgiving morning (meet by Tully’s at 8 am), November 27th, free (food donation requested).

High-school football: Senior night for Seattle Lutheran

November 2, 2014 at 10:01 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | Comments Off

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
The Seattle Lutheran High School cheerleaders got some junior assistants in the fourth quarter of last night’s football game at West Seattle Stadium. For the Saints, facing Muckleshoot, it was Senior Night, honoring Garret Ball, Zach Bauman, and Eric Shi:

As for the game … Muckleshoot 44, SLHS 28. Highlights:

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‘Symbol of hope for a better tomorrow’: Citywide request

October 30, 2014 at 11:58 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | Comments Off

A show of support and solidarity, requested citywide: Chief Sealth International High School activities director Sarah Martin asked if we would share this, a request that originated with the district’s athletics department:

Because of the recent tragedies in the Western Washington community, we are asking ALL FANS attending any Seattle school sporting event this weekend to wear something WHITE signifying HOPE and HEALING. This includes fans, parents, students, administrators and staff attending any and all sports contests — This includes playoff games. It is at times like these that we must come together to support one another, even if we aren’t personally affected. We express our thoughts of healing by coming together as ONE and wearing WHITE as a symbol of hope for a better tomorrow.

Tomorrow marks one week since the school shooting that ended three young lives at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Snohomish County.

High-school football: 2 more games set for WSHS Wildcats

October 28, 2014 at 9:00 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | Comments Off

(WSB photo from Friday’s game: #35 Binh Nguyen, #72 Richard Kawano, #57 Dustin McLean)
High-school football is now in the post-season, and West Seattle High School‘s athletic director Trevor Leopold tells WSB this morning that the Wildcats now have two more games set, following last Friday’s 52-12 victory over Franklin at Memorial Stadium (photo above). First, WSHS will visit Rainier Beach this Thursday (October 30th) at 7 pm. Then, they’ll be home on Saturday, November 8th, hosting Highline HS at 6 pm.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: West Seattle Monster Dash 2014 in the forest!

October 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 2 Comments

Rain or shine, it was time for the West Seattle Monster Dash this morning – and as our video shows, off they went, despite breezy, showery conditions. The Lincoln Park run/walk is a benefit for Cooperative Preschools. Organizer Milyssa Daigle (below) cheered on the (mostly) costumed participants:

…including ones young enough to be currently using the aforementioned preschools!

The littlest participants had their own “monster dashes” right after the main race.

Some spooky sights in the throng:

By the way, race results are online – see them here.

Fields so close, yet out of reach: West Seattle Booster Club letter-writing campaign seeking ‘equity and safety’

October 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 13 Comments

From the West Seattle Booster Club:

Care about equity and safety for West Seattle High School athletes?

West Seattle Booster Club urges you to join their letter-writing campaign! Read the letter below, then write to Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors (MS 11-010, PO Box 34165, Seattle, 98124-1165) and Seattle Parks and Recreation Board of Park Commissioners (100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, 98109) to help create positive change for (the) sports program. Thank you for supporting WSHS athletes!

If you can’t see the letter as embedded above, it’s here in PDF.

High-school soccer: West Seattle ties visiting Garfield

October 22, 2014 at 12:13 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | Comments Off

Post-season play is getting closer for girls-varsity soccer. For West Seattle High School, two games remain in the regular season after they tied Garfield 2-2 at Walt Hundley Playfield Tuesday afternoon.

Both West Seattle goals were by Katie DuLong; here are the game stats.

This was the last home game in the regular season. Next up, the Wildcats play at Bainbridge on Thursday, 6:15 pm.

When Daylight Saving Time ends, so does some tennis-court lighting

October 21, 2014 at 11:24 am | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 4 Comments

Just in from Seattle Parks and Rec … the annual reminder that when Daylight Saving Time ends, so does the lighting at all but a handful of outdoor tennis courts, to save energy. We “fall back” early Sunday, November 2nd, and that’s the last night for lighting at most city-run outdoor courts. In West Seattle, the city has *one* outdoor tennis facility that’s lit year-round – the six courts at Solstice Park (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW). The other lights go back on after we “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time next March.

More than a game: West Seattle-Chief Sealth volleyball match spotlights fight against cancer

October 21, 2014 at 1:53 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | Comments Off

The socks said it all: The fight against breast cancer was in the spotlight along with the battle on the volleyball court when West Seattle High School hosted Chief Sealth International HS on Monday night.

Sealth went home with the win in a 3-0 shutout. But the battle for awareness and funding won too. Just ask West Seattle survivor and fundraiser extraordinaire Tracy Dart:

It also was Senior Night – with the Wildcat girls honored on their home court:

Senior Devon Fox sang the national anthem:

Flowers for the visiting Sealth seniors:

Back to the match – it was closer than the 3-0 score sounds – the games went 25-23, 25-22, 25-22.

Next up, Sealth hosts Franklin.

West Seattle plays at Ballard.

Both matches are at 7 pm Wednesday.

High-school football: Seattle Lutheran homecoming vs. Rainier Christian

October 19, 2014 at 5:58 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | Comments Off

This weekend’s local high-school football wrapped up with Seattle Lutheran‘s homecoming game Saturday afternoon at West Seattle Stadium. Rainier Christian went home with a 44-6 victory, but the Saints had some bright spots. They rallied late in the game, with their sole touchdown from #10 Roberto Duenaz (top photo), who ran back a Rainier Christian kickoff in the third quarter for the TD.

Also in the second half, quarterback #3 Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht (photo above) ran well; #88 Josh Meyer (photo below) had an interception and critical pass reception that jumpstarted the Saints offense:

Otherwise, Rainier Christian had a solid ground game that saw them score in the first minute of the game. Late in the game, Lutheran found some holes in their defense, but it was not enough. Ahead, our photos of the Saints’ homecoming royalty, plus, what’s next in the season:

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As-it-happened coverage: Chief Sealth wins third consecutive Huling Bowl, 18-14 over WSHS

October 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 6 Comments

(Added: Video of Sealth players with trophy, post-game)
7:33 PM: We’re at Southwest Athletic Complex, where the rain has stopped and the first quarter of the big game has just ended. West Seattle High School has scored first in the annual Huling Bowl football battle of crosstown rivals, WSHS 7, Chief Sealth International High School (the home team, though both are sharing this field these days) 0. More to come.

7:38 PM: Wildcats score fast in the second quarter, now leading 14-0 with 10:14 left until halftime.

#22 Fynniecko Glover has scored both TDs for WSHS. And a few minutes later – the rain has returned.

8 PM: Halftime, still WSHS 14, Sealth 0. Marching bands take the field!

8:19 PM: First, it was West Seattle, under the direction of Ethan Thomas:


Then Sealth, directed by Marcus Pimpleton:


We’ll be adding longer clips, plus game photos, later, of course. And now the teams are back on the field, getting ready for the second half. It’s Senior Night for Sealth, so its players ran out through a “We (Heart) Our Seniors” banner held by the cheerleaders, wearing pink because it’s breast-cancer-awareness night. (Added: Photo of Sealth cheerleaders giving gift bags to their WSHS counterparts:)

P.S. Sealth won this game the past two years, after a long WSHS streak.

8:39 PM: There’s a medic call over on the street north of the stadium. Don’t know yet what it’s for; we’re checking.

8:50 PM: Third quarter over, still 14-0 WSHS.

Meantime, the emergency situation outside the stadium involves a 29-year-old man hit by a car. Does not sound like life-threatening injuries. Very busy on Thistle tonight, with the orchestra concert across the street at Sealth and the game here. (Added: Police tell us the man was crossing the street at 27th/Thistle with a child, who is OK. They hadn’t yet figured out which way they were crossing.)

8:52 PM: Touchdown Sealth.

By #11 Daron Camacho, who dedicated the game to his godmother, who’s fighting breast cancer:

With the point-after kick good, it’s now WSHS 14, Sealth 7.

9:26 PM: Dramatic few minutes with turnovers and a penalty just led to a Sealth touchdown by #12 Weston Reed, followed by 2-point conversion.

It’s now Sealth 15, WSHS 14 – the Seahawks’ first lead of the game – with 4:12 left in the game.

Shortly thereafter, Sealth intercepted the ball.

9:37 PM: Field goal Sealth with :16 left. Score 18 CSIHS, 14 WSHS.

9:39 PM: And that’s the final score. Sealth wins third consecutive Huling Bowl.

Carrying the trophy triumphantly aloft, the players ran off the track, then came back to gather by the end zone. It’s their third win this season, the first season for head coach Simon Iniguez.

Student athletes raising cancer awareness: Huling Bowl tomorrow night, volleyball match Monday

October 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm | In Health, How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

Two upcoming sports events feature friendly faceoffs between our area’s two biggest public schools – both spotlighting the fight against cancer:

HULING BOWL, FRIDAY NIGHT: The Huling Bowltrophy and all! – is the name of the annual football game between Chief Sealth International High School and West Seattle High School, and you’re invited to this year’s edition at 7 pm tomorrow (Friday), Southwest Athletic Complex (2601 SW Thistle, across from the Sealth campus).

Sealth’s bulletin announces it as a “pink-out,” urging everyone to wear pink to show support for the fight against breast cancer. That will be especially meaningful for Sealth running back Daron Camacho, who e-mailed us overnight asking if we would let folks know that “I dedicate the game to my Godmom Margarita Vidrio, who is fighting breast cancer.” You’ll see Daron on the field wearing #11.

VOLLEYBALL, MONDAY NIGHT: Thanks to Jim Bowe for sharing the announcement:

On Monday, October 20th at 7 pm, West Seattle HS Volleyball hosts Chief Sealth in what is always a great Metro League volleyball match. The WSHS volleyball girls are making this night Cancer Awareness Night. Admission to the event is free. There will be opportunities for people to donate to cancer research if they choose to do so; however, attendance and awareness is really the goal.

The WSHS gym is on the southwest side of the school, right off the parking lot, at 3000 California SW.

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