Another way to keep busy until game time: Food drives’ last day

February 1, 2015 at 9:15 am | In How to help, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | No Comments

Big snack spread planned for The Big Game? In honor of that abundance, here’s something more you can do in the next few hours: Score a touchdown against hunger by contributing to one or both of two local churches’ Super Bowl-linked food drives. Before 1 pm or so, take a nonperishable item or two or three or … to Tibbetts United Methodist Church (3940 41st SW; WSB sponsor; backstory here) and/or Peace Lutheran Church (39th/Thistle; backstory here).

P.S. The food drives are part of our West Seattle Super Bowl Spirit list – see it in full here.

Happening now: WSFA 25K/50K, round trip from Lincoln Park

February 1, 2015 at 8:21 am | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 2 Comments

They’re on the run again for a Super Bowl Sunday tradition – the West Seattle Fat Ass 25K/50K, billed as “a no-fee, no-shirt, no-aid, no-whining type event,” the most hard-core fun run of the year. It’s also “no roads closed,” so you’ll see the ~200 runners – including the group who sent the photo – along sidewalks and paths in the next few hours, one round-trip to/from Lincoln Park for the 25K, two for the 50K, scheduled to have started around 8 am.

Super Bowl eve! West Seattle Seahawks spirit scenes

January 31, 2015 at 8:16 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 2 Comments

Game Day is just hours away, and Seahawks spirit is everywhere. The Friday night fog couldn’t even stop it, as Craig Young‘s photo above shows – and the photo Mike Russell tweeted:


This next photo was sent earlier today by the West Seattle Trader Joe’s crew:

And James shared this image of two young 12s in his household:

(added) Spirit at Denny International Middle School – assistant principal Patricia Rangel tweeted photos with the Lunch Ladies:


Anything to add? editor@westseattleblog.com – meantime, here’s our list of notes, including where to watch. It’s not all-inclusive, so be aware that if you try to go anywhere after about 2:30 pm tomorrow, particularly restaurants that you wouldn’t expect to have the game on, you just might find them closed. It is a bit of a holiday, after all.

Friday night basketball, report #2: West Seattle HS hosts Garfield

January 31, 2015 at 5:15 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

At West Seattle High School on Friday night, the Wildcats played host to the Bulldogs. First, the girls-varsity team with yet another win:

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
That’s junior Lexi Ioane, who led with 18 points and 10 rebounds in WSHS’s 55-39 win over Garfield. Senior Emily Fiso was next with 15 points:

Junior Gabby Sarver, who led in assists with 6, was third in scoring, at 8 points:

In the nightcap, the boys-varsity team lost to Garfield, 82-58. Sophomore Nate Pryor topped the Wildcats’ scoring with 20:

Senior Andre Moore was next with 18:

The regular season wraps up with home games next Friday against Franklin – girls varsity at 6:30, boys at 8.

P.S. A “Blue Friday” sighting among the band:

Friday night basketball, report #1: Chief Sealth hosts Roosevelt

January 31, 2015 at 3:09 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

Another busy Friday night of home games around the peninsula. First, at Chief Sealth International High School:

We caught up with the cheer squad for the first time in a while. They rallied the crowd through a nailbiter in the nightcap, as the Sealth boys-varsity team beat Roosevelt, coming back for a 54-51 victory, after being down 29-22 at halftime. Top scorer: Senior Ahmed Mohamed with 14, followed by Alloney Burris, also a senior, with 12.

Earlier, in the girls-varsity game:

That’s junior Allison Hadaway, who led scoring with 18 points, half the Seahawks’ total as they fell to the Rough Riders, 56-36.

The regular season ends next Friday night with Sealth hosting Eastside Catholic – girls varsity at 6:30, boys at 8.

Rallying ’round: 2nd annual pre-Super Bowl Delridge/Andover flag-raising

January 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

The actual raising of the 1,500-square-foot “12″ flag at Delridge/Andover was only one of the attractions during today’s midday rally, second year in a row, co-presented by two companies with their corporate headquarters in West Seattle’s biggest office building, Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) and Bartell Drugs. The crowd yielded sights such as the 12th Dude:

The 12th Buzzcut:

And of course, many variations of Skittles:

The flag made its debut last year, just before the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl win. Here’s hoping it’s a 1,500-square-foot good-luck charm helping them “Re-Pete.”

West Seattle Super Bowl spirit: What’s up, now through The Game

January 29, 2015 at 10:44 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 15 Comments

(SUNDAY UPDATES – scroll down)

(12th fish! Fauntleroy Schoolhouse shared the photo taken out front)
Miscellaneous West Seattle Super Bowl spirit – some of which we’ve mentioned before, some of which we hadn’t, but it’s time now to collect it all in one place and just add to it if more comes in before the game:

FRIDAY

BIG PICTURE: South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) is taking an all-campus photo at 11:15 am Friday, outside the library, by the statue. If you have any involvement with the college, be there, in gear (or at least in blue and/or green)!

12TH FLAG RALLY: As previewed here earlier this week, the official pre-Super Bowl raising of the 1,500-square-foot “12″ flag at Delridge/Andover is set for 12:12 pm Friday, during an 11 am-1 pm rally.

PARTY SUPPLIES? Alki Party Treasures (WSB sponsor) is offering a 10 percent discount and next-day delivery on football-themed items for your party – as long as you order by 11 am Friday. Use the code SUPERBOWL.

FREE TEMP TATTOOS: West Coast Entertainment in The Admiral District continues giving away Skittles to West Seattle Segway tour-takers this week, and on Friday you can stop by WCE HQ (2705 California SW) 9 am-5 pm for “your FREE Seahawks airbrush tattoos. There will even be FREE popcorn while you wait!”

HOMESTREET BANK (WSB sponsor) 11:02 am update – now out of piggy banks!

SUNDAY AND SOONER

MARINATION MA KAI: This WSB sponsor is closing early on Sunday, 3 pm. But you can order food for your party, and more:

Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings! (Only available Feb. 1st) $12 gets you 12 chicken wings and a pretty tasty bite for during the big game!!! Wings can be pre-ordered by calling 206-328-8226 any time this week.

12th Man Taco or Slider packs! Get 12 tacos or sliders for only $30 bucks, walk-in only.

*Lastly, we are offering a 12% food discount to those wearing Seahawk gear all week long! Go Hawks!*

At Seacrest Pier. (1660 Harbor SW)

HOTWIRE ONLINE COFFEEHOUSE: This WSB sponsor is closing at 3 pm on Sunday and serving up a menu including special Seahawk-themed drinks in the meantime. (4410 California SW)

‘UNITED IN BLUE’ FOOD DRIVE: Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) continues collecting food as part of a coast-to-coast challenge vs. New England churches – here’s how to donate. (3940 41st SW)

‘SOUPER BOWL’ FOOD DRIVE: Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood will take your dropoffs at the Thistle St. doors any time through Sunday, or inside the church at 8:30 am-1 pm on Game Day:

The church is at 39th/Thistle.

(added) AGAIN AND AGAIN KIDS’ CONSIGNMENT: Sale until kickoff – at least 12 percent off. (4832 California SW)

SUNDAY

HARRY’S CHICKEN JOINT: This WSB sponsor is open 11 am-3 pm on Super Bowl Sunday. (6032 California SW)

*HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB: All-ages potluck tailgating; doors open 2 pm. (12th/Holden)

FEEDBACK LOUNGE (WSB sponsor): Click through to their website to see both versions of their Seahawks/Super Bowl poster, including the one NOT involving the colors blue and/or green. Open 11:30 am on Sundays, Super Bowl and otherwise.

PEEL AND PRESS: From proprietor Dan, “We will be opening on Sunday and having a Seahawks viewing party starting at 1 pm and going until 8 pm. We will have a menu limited to pizza and appetizers for the day but will have full bar, take-out and growler fills available during those times.” (6503 California SW)

(added) FRESHY’S COFFEE: From proprietor Amber, “Freshy’s will be projecting the game on a big screen today. Come and celebrate with yummy pulled pork sandwiches, beer and mimosa specials…or just coffee for those who just want a chill place to watch!” (2735 California SW)

SKYLARK CAFE: “We’ll be showing the game on all 3 screens, including our giant 112″ screen above the stage. Brunch service is from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., then we switch to the dinner menu for gametime!” No reservations so get there early. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SUPER BOWL PIZZA: Zeeks Pizza (WSB sponsor) opens at 11 am as usual. Pagliacci starts delivery at 2.

(added) SUPER BOWL AT THE BRIDGE: Via e-mail, “We are so excited to be a part of this crazy energy for the second year in a row!! For Super Bowl we are opening up at 9 am, offering brunch from 9 am-2 pm and selling Bridge Super Bowl T-shirts for $12, includes a Bridge glass and Skittles. Available while they last.” (California/Graham)

ADMIRAL BIRD: First coffee shop we’ve heard to be hosting a Super Bowl party. (California/Admiral)

TRINITY WEST SEATTLE: First church we’ve heard to be hosting a Super Bowl party, as announced: “… with three huge HD screens and a pretty epic sound system. Last year we had a great turnout from our neighborhood and wanted to open it up for folks that might not have a party to attend or place to watch the big game. We’ll have food and drinks around 2:30 and kickoff is at 3:30 this Sunday.” (35th/Ida)

SUNDAY ALTERNATIVE – FAMILY SWIM: From Southwest Pool, “Not a football fan? Bring your family to a specially priced Family Swim for only $2 per person. Children must be accompanied into the water by an adult.” 2-3 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)

P.S. Thanks to the tipster who shared this link – KING 5 went to Providence St. Joseph’s to talk with the “12th Nuns.”

P.P.S. Anything to add? editor@westseattleblog.com – ASAP – thanks! Go, Hawks!

West Seattle High School girls’ basketball wins again

January 29, 2015 at 12:32 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 2 Comments

The West Seattle High School girls-varsity basketball continues to be one of the top teams in the state, 14-2 after winning again last night, though head varsity coach Sonya Elliott reports it was close:

We beat Bishop Blanchet 51-48. It was a battle. We were up by 3 going into the half and then came out of the locker room blazing, ending third quarter up by 11. Blanchet fought back in the fourth and we pulled off the 51-48 victory. Scoring: Lydia Giomi 13, Lexi Ioane 10, Emily Fiso 10, Charli Elliott 9, Gabby Sarver 9. We play Garfield at West Seattle High School this Friday, January 30th, in a Quad game with the boys:

High School Basketball – West Seattle vs Garfield @ WSHS tomorrow:
3:30 – JV Girls
5:00 – JV Boys
6:30 – Varsity Girls
8:00 – Varsity Boys

The WSHS gym is right off the south end of the school’s parking lot at 3000 California SW.

West Seattle Seahawk spirit: ‘World’s largest 12 flag’ rally Friday

January 28, 2015 at 8:55 am | In Delridge, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 17 Comments

(WSB file photo)
Last year, just before the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl win, the giant 12 flag made its debut at Delridge/Andover [map], in a rally hosted by Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) and Bartell Drugs, whose corporate HQs are in the building. This year, they’ve just invited you to help them rally again, 11 am-1 pm this Friday (January 30th), raising the 1,500-square-foot flag at 12:12 pm (of course!). Along with cheering the flag and showing off your own 12thness, the announcement says rallygoers will find product sampling from both companies as well as cheer card/poster giveaways and more. See you there!

Super Bowl countdown: More signs of West Seattle Seahawks spirit, before & on gameday

January 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 2 Comments

Five days until The Big Huge Massive Super Game. We are collecting uniquely West Seattle notes for what’s up before and during the game. Here are a few for starters:

BLUE FRIDAY (January 30th)

*South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) is taking an all-campus photo at 11:15 am Friday, outside the library, by the statue. If you have any involvement with the college, be there, in gear (or at least in blue and/or green)!

*West Coast Entertainment in The Admiral District continues giving away Skittles to West Seattle Segway tour-takers this week, and on Friday you can stop by WCE HQ (2705 California SW) 9 am-5 pm for “your FREE Seahawks airbrush tattoos. There will even be FREE popcorn while you wait!”

*HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) has more of these Seahawks-themed piggy banks to give away:

Stop by 4022 SW Alaska during business hours (9 am-6 pm) on Friday in Seahawks gear and/or with a recent game-ticket stub to show, and you can get one, while supplies last!

GAME DAY ON SUNDAY

Having a party? Think you’ll have room? Let us know.

*Highland Park Improvement Club: All-ages potluck tailgating; doors open 2 pm. (12th/Holden)

*Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor): Click through to their website to see both versions of their Seahawks/Super Bowl poster, including the one NOT involving the colors blue and/or green. Open 11:30 am on Sundays, Super Bowl and otherwise.

*Admiral Bird: First coffee shop we’ve heard to be hosting a Super Bowl party. (California/Admiral)

*Trinity West Seattle: First church we’ve heard to be hosting a Super Bowl party, per the announcement sent to us, “… with three huge HD screens and a pretty epic sound system. Last year we had a great turnout from our neighborhood and wanted to open it up for folks that might not have a party to attend or place to watch the big game. We’ll have food and drinks around 2:30 and kickoff is at 3:30 this Sunday.” (35th/Ida)

AND BEFORE ALL THAT …

*Remember the food drives! Tibbetts United Methodist Church (3940 41st SW; WSB sponsor) is part of “United In Blue” – details here; Peace Lutheran Church (39th/Thistle) has one going, too. You can drop off all week to make sure your Seahawks spirit goes toward a good cause beyond “Go, Hawks!”

*Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) is giving away West Seattle-customized “I’M IN” signs while they last. (4410 California SW)

Friday night basketball, report #2: West Seattle HS hosts Ballard

January 24, 2015 at 7:43 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 5 Comments

Ballard visited West Seattle High School on Friday night:

The Wildcat girls’ sizzling season (13-2) continued with another win, 57-33. Leading scorer (top photo), Emily Fiso with 16. Lydia Giomi was next with 12, then 10 from Izzy Turk (updated photo below):

Lexi Ioane had to sit out the second half with an iced ankle after a pileup toward the end of the first half, but head coach Sonya Elliott expects she’ll be OK for next week.

The WSHS boys-varsity team closed out the night with a victory, too – 47-35:

Another huge night (noted here) for the Wildcats’ Nate Pryor:

Head coach Keffrey Fazio‘s varsity team is now at 9-7 on the year.

For their first games next week, the Wildcat varsity teams will be at Bishop Blanchet – 7:30 pm Tuesday for the boys, 7:30 pm Wednesday for the girls.

Friday night basketball, report #1: Chief Sealth IHS hosts Lakeside

January 24, 2015 at 7:10 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

West Seattle’s two biggest high schools had full slates of basketball home games Friday night. At Chief Sealth International High School, the Seahawks hosted Lakeside. First, the girls-varsity game:

Lakeside went away with the win 78-46, over head coach Katie Jo Maris‘s Seahawks:

Allison Hadaway and Sydney Thomas had 12 points each as top Sealth scorers.

In the nightcap, the Sealth boys stayed close for the first quarter and then Lakeside started to widen the gap.

(At right, Sealth’s Khaleef Griffin)
Final score, Lakeside 74, Sealth 57, for head coach Colin Slingsby and the boys’ squad. LJ Burns led Sealth scoring with 14. They play at Ingraham on Tuesday night, 7:30 pm; the girls will be at the same school, same time, on Wednesday night.

Early registration begins for 2015 West Seattle 5K Run/Walk

January 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | No Comments

(2013 photo by Debra Salazar Herbst)
The signs of spring are starting to show up – like this one: If you know you’re going to participate in the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk this year, there’s an incentive to early registration, as announced by race director Jeff Mensing:

Early Registration is open for the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk. Join us with your friends and family on May 17th at beautiful Alki Beach for the 7th annual West Seattle 5K Run/Walk! This community event is a fund raiser for West Seattle High School. The first 100 registrations are automatically entered in a drawing to win a new pair of running shoes from West Seattle Runner. Help support West Seattle students and take advantage of early registration discount fees.

You can register online at westseattle5k.com.

Super Bowl challenge where everybody wins: Seattle vs. New England food drive! Tibbetts UMC is in – are you?

January 22, 2015 at 7:03 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

(Photo courtesy Tibbetts UMC)
With a week and a half until the Super Bowl, Seattle vs. New England team-spirit contests abound. Here’s one you can join while not only showing your love for the Seahawks, but also your love for your down-and-out neighbors. From Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), here’s how you can get involved in a Seattle vs. New England food drive!

Since the Seahawks are repeating a trip to the Super Bowl, the Seattle-area United Methodist Churches are repeating a challenge to a food drive contest – this year to New England. Tibbetts UMC is a drop-off site and food will go to the West Seattle and White Center Food Banks.

Whoever has the highest number of donations of dry goods or money at midnight on Super Bowl Sunday will be declared the winner. In this contest, EVERYONE wins, since our spirited competition supports local people in need. All food & money will be donated to local food banks. For details on how/where to donate, go here.

You can also donate online at unitedinblue.org (where you’ll also find out about participating churches in other areas). Once again we expect that many churches in Washington will participate since our Seahawks have such a huge fan base! Monetary donations made online will count towards the contest, with donations going to Northwest Harvest. We’ll beat New England in football AND in generosity!

P.S. Food items that are needed most: Whole-grain cereal; fruit in water or juice; meat (canned in water when possible); vegetables, low or no sodium; beans (dry or canned); 100% fruit juice; powdered or shelf-stable milk; pasta sauce; peanut butter; soup; canned meals; Mac & Cheese & other boxed meals; whole-wheat pasta, rice, or other whole grains.

Tibbetts UMC is at 3940 41st SW.

West Seattle scenes: Denny/Sealth bands’ winter concerts

January 22, 2015 at 9:41 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports, WS culture/arts | No Comments

(Denny IMS Senior Band)
Thanks to Denny International Middle School principal Jeff Clark for sharing photos from last night’s concert by bands from his school and Chief Sealth International High School next door:

Congratulations to all of the Denny and Sealth band and jazz band musicians on an outstanding concert last night! Thank you to our terrific teachers, Mr. Pimpleton and Ms. Chutich, for all of their amazing efforts with our scholars. Thank you also to the Denny Sealth Performing Arts volunteers and to all of our families for supporting great music in our pathway! Go Dolphins and Seahawks!

(Chief Sealth IHS Symphonic Band)
P.S. If your school – public or private, anywhere on the age spectrum from pre through college – has a concert/performance/other public event coming up, please let us know in advance, both so we can include it in our calendar, and so we can consider it in our coverage plans – thanks! editor@westseattleblog.com any time …

Super Bowl countdown! Second-to-last Blue Wednesday edition

January 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 6 Comments

More signs of Seahawks spirit, with The Biggest Game now just 11 days away:

From Amy Daly-Donovan – who says it’s part of a Super Bowl-related commercial being filmed by CenturyLink Field today, and she and her husband are both involved. (In case you missed it last Sunday, Amy shared a photo of Finnegan, The 12th Dog.)

Other spirited scenes/notes shared with us so far this week:

Chuck Jacobs says he put together those kerosene lanterns just in time for last Sunday’s game and will have them going for the Super Bowl as well.

And next week, West Coast Entertainment in Admiral is offering a free bag of Skittles for everyone who takes a West Seattle Segway tour next Monday-Friday. On the final pre-game Blue Friday, January 30th, you’re also invited to stop by the WCE office at 2705 California SW between 9 and 5 for a free Seahawks airbrush tattoo (and free popcorn if/while you wait).

Congrats! West Seattle Soccer Club’s Bill Fry wins national award

January 19, 2015 at 7:57 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people, WS & Sports | 10 Comments

(Photo courtesy West Seattle Soccer Club)
Congratulations to Bill Fry, vice president of administration for West Seattle Soccer Club, honored as national Administrator of the Year award by U.S. Youth Soccer. WSSC’s Tim McMonigle explains, “Over the past year, he had moved up by winning at the club, association, district, state, region, and now the national level. This is a huge honor, and continues our recent successes at the national level with others from our club that have represented our club and association very well.” As the announcement notes, while Fry was WSSC president, the number of registered players nearly doubled.

West Seattle Girls Softball: Time to step up to the plate & sign up!

January 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | No Comments

(WSB photo from 2014 WSGS season)
Play ball! Registration is open for the 2015 spring season of West Seattle Girls Softball. From the official announcement sent to us:

WSGS is a local nonprofit organization and is fueled by its dedicated volunteers. WSGS goals are to ensure that its players have the best possible experience playing fast-pitch softball. We hope to build both team sportsmanship and individual sportsmanship, all while having fun. We teach the basics and build skills as players continue with the program. WSGS looks forward to giving all girls ages 6-15 who are interested in learning the game a chance to build self-esteem and learn about sportsmanship. We try to place players onto teams that will be most beneficial to their needs. No previous experience necessary. Registration is open through February. Please go to westseattlegirlssoftball.com for more information.

The WSGS season starts with practices in March and runs through June.

Victory scenes, including West Seattle Seahawks fans’ celebrations

January 18, 2015 at 9:30 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people, WS & Sports | 7 Comments

Super Bowl countdown is on! But first, tonight: Some of the photos (etc.) we’ve received since The Big Win. First, intrepid fans waded into Puget Sound to celebrate:

Thanks to Mark for that photo. Next one’s from Amy:

Amy says, “Finnegan from Gatewood Hill brought good luck to the Hawks in the 4th quarter!!” Meantime, two West Seattleites snapped themselves during a historic moment at the CLink:

Gary Potter (left) e-mailed the photo, captioning it, “Josh Sutton snaps a selfie after the final TD in OT!!!!”

Also notable today, the weather. Trileigh Tucker caught video of the brief ice-pellet shower:

Trileigh captioned it “Hailquake“; we’ve also heard it dubbed the “Hail Mary” moment! It followed – after a bit of a time gap – one burst of thunder that coincided with the Seahawks’ big comeback. Earlier, John Bartell caught this sunbreak with a rainbow (promise of victory?):

Last but not at all least – this isn’t in West Seattle but does have a local link. Jim Winder, mastermind of the West Seattle Lights/Helmstetler Family Christmas Spectacular, has a light show in Maple Valley and says it’s 100 percent Seahawks-themed, continuing nightly through the Super Bowl. He shared this clip of “Hawktown Funk”:

Want to go check out the Maple Valley lights? Address and map are here.

So now we have two weeks of pre-Super Bowl excitement to come – if you have a Seahawk-spirit photo or tip, please let us know so we can share along the way.

Seahawks’ big game tomorrow: What’s special in West Seattle

January 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 4 Comments

24 hours until The Big Game – Seahawks hosting Green Bay for the NFC Championship, last stop before a Super Bowl return. Some notes about tomorrow (please let us know if you have something to add!):

HARRY’S CHICKEN JOINT OPENS EARLY: Get chicken for The Game at Harry’s Chicken Joint (WSB sponsor), open 9 am-11:30 am and taking advance orders now. By game time, Harry’s will be closed with everyone either watching the game at home or at the Clink. (6032 California SW)

FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS EARLY: West Seattle Farmers’ Market management says, “To help you cheer on the Seahawks, most vendors at both West Seattle and Capitol Hill Broadway will be selling 30 minutes prior to opening so you can shop before the game.” That’s 9:30 am, here. (44th/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE STARTS EARLY: 10 am tomorrow, instead of the usual 11. And they’re planning on two fields, one for youth players. Walt Hundley Playfield. (34th/Myrtle)

TAILGATING AT HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB: Doors open at 11:30 am. HPIC says everyone’s welcome, no matter who you’re rooting for. More info here. (12th/Holden)

NAVY AIRCRAFT BUZZING THE CLINK: Weather permitting, flyovers are planned just before noon gametime, per this KING 5 report. Not sure if they’ll be passing over West Seattle before and/or after, but this is a heads-up just in case.

FAN MANIA: Via Instagram:


Who and/or what is blue-and-green where YOU are? Photos welcome!

Friday night basketball: West Seattle HS girls vs. Bainbridge

January 17, 2015 at 6:57 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

(Photos by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
Second home win in three nights for the West Seattle High School girls-varsity team last night, more than tripling what visiting Bainbridge could manage, 76-25. Four Wildcats scored in double digits, led by #4, Lydia Giomi, with 20; 17 points were from #32, Emily Fiso:

#3, Izzy Turk, was third with 14 points (including four 3-pointers), followed by #30, Lexi Ioane (below, behind head varsity coach Sonya Elliott):

The Wildcats continue to lead their division.

(WSHS #21, Gabby Sarver)
Next week, they play Wednesday and Friday games again, but this time it starts on the road, Wednesday at Rainier Beach, and they’re back home at 6:30 pm Friday (January 23rd) against Ballard.

Friday night basketball: West Seattle HS boys host Bainbridge

January 17, 2015 at 1:42 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

Close one Friday night for head coach Keffrey Fazio‘s West Seattle High School boys-varsity team, losing at home to Bainbridge by just three points, 50-47. Top scorer for the Wildcats: #23, Andre Moore, with 12 points:

Next with 10 points, #1, Nate Pryor:

#2, Melvin Arrington, followed with 8:

At the very end of the third quarter, West Seattle lost the lead via a buzzer-beater by Bainbridge senior Blake Swanson (#4, with Wildcats #3 Tyler Lenzie below).

From there, the Spartans held the lead throughout the 4th quarter, ahead by as much as five points, finally winning by three. The Wildcats are now 7-6 overall and are on the road until Friday (January 23rd), when they’ll face Ballard at home.

High-school basketball: West Seattle HS girls fly past the Eagles

January 15, 2015 at 2:47 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | 1 Comment

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
Tough defense helped win the night for the West Seattle High School girls-varsity team on their home court last night – 42 to 36 over defending state 3A champion Cleveland. 16 points by the Wildcats’ #4, junior Lydia Giomi, topped the score sheet:

#30, junior Lexi Ioane, followed with 12:

Another home game Friday night for head coach Sonya Elliott‘s Wildcat girls – 6:30 pm against Bainbridge, whose boys team plays their WSHS counterparts that night too, at 8.

High-school basketball: Chief Sealth girls power past Franklin

January 15, 2015 at 12:16 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

(WSB photos: Sealth’s #22, sophomore Sydney Thomas)
The Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks girls-varsity team owned the floor and the air Wednesday night in their home-court win over visiting Franklin, 75-23. Top scorer with 18 points, Sealth’s #23, senior Oshae Walker:

Second-highest Sealth scorer for the night, #4, sophomore Labrea Denson:

(That’s #24, junior Elliott Snodgrass, in the background.) Seahawks head coach Katie Jo Maris‘s team will be on the road at Nathan Hale for their next game, Friday night at 6:30 pm.

West Seattle HS girls’ basketball team back home tonight

January 14, 2015 at 9:45 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports | No Comments

(Photo courtesy Sonya Elliott)
As chronicled here and elsewhere, it’s been a dream season so far for the West Seattle High School girls-varsity basketball team, and you have two chances in the next three nights to cheer them on at home. First – they’ve been busy between games; head coach Sonya Elliott shares the team photo above and reports that the program “had a special visit from self-defense instructor Sheri Hashemi (International Krav Maga Seattle), teaching them about Krav Maga and self-defense skills.” Now, to their two home games before week’s end: Tonight, Cleveland visits WSHS, 7:30 pm varsity/5:45 pm JV; on Friday, Bainbridge comes to town, 6:30 pm varsity/3:30 pm JV (as part of a four-game bill with the WSHS/Bainbridge boys). The WSHS gym is on the south side of campus at 3000 California SW.

West Seattle youth sports: WS Little League signup time

January 13, 2015 at 8:59 am | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | No Comments

(Photo courtesy West Seattle Little League)
Another major youth-sports organization in West Seattle is in signup mode. In case you need the nudge:

Registration for the West Seattle Little League is open! WSLL is currently registering players for its Spring Baseball season. Divisions include T-Ball, Coach-Pitch, Rookies, Minors, Majors, 50/70 and Juniors. Please visit westseattlelittleleague.com and click on the “Register Now” button to register your player.

You will find additional information regarding WSLL area boundaries, division ages and descriptions on the website. Register before January 30th to avoid a late registration fee. Documentation night will be held on January 27. Tryouts for Minor and Major divisions will be held on March 1st. Rookie League assessment — new this season — will be held on March 8th.

Please contact us with any questions: wsllgeneral@hotmail.com. See you this season!

Congrats, Seahawks fans! 1st NFC Championship neighborhood party announcement: Tailgate in Highland Park

January 10, 2015 at 9:32 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | Comments Off

After tonight’s 31-17 victory over Carolina, the Seahawks play for the NFC Championship one week from tomorrow, at noon January 18th. We already have the first neighborhood tailgate party announcement – noon to 4 pm, Highland Park Improvement Club:

Doors open at 11:30 AM. Come whoop it up with your 12th neighbors. Bring snacks or a dish to share. Bring your own beverages. Everyone is welcome at HPIC, no matter who you are rooting for.

HPIC’s at 12th/Holden. As the week goes on, we’ll have a list of other public parties – bars, restaurants, neighborhoods – share info via editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks and Go, Hawks!

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