West Seattle Blog... » WS & Sports http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:36:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Congratulations! Straight Blast Gym competitors’ regional wins http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/congratulations-straight-blast-gym-competitors-regional-wins/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/congratulations-straight-blast-gym-competitors-regional-wins/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:26:46 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=293063

(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!

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Congrats and good luck! WSHS swimmers headed for state http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/congrats-and-good-luck-wshs-swimmers-headed-for-state/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/congrats-and-good-luck-wshs-swimmers-headed-for-state/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:01:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=291638

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!!!

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High-school football: Chief Sealth’s season-finale game http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/high-school-football-chief-sealths-season-finale-game/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/high-school-football-chief-sealths-season-finale-game/#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:19:30 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=291445

(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.

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Westside Public House announces it’s opening on Monday http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/westside-public-house-announces-its-opening-on-monday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/westside-public-house-announces-its-opening-on-monday/#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 09:19:49 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=291443 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.

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West Seattle Runner moving to new, larger space in Admiral http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-runner-moving-to-new-larger-space-in-admiral/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/west-seattle-runner-moving-to-new-larger-space-in-admiral/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:37:15 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=291039

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).

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High-school football: Senior night for Seattle Lutheran http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/high-school-football-senior-night-for-seattle-lutheran/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/11/high-school-football-senior-night-for-seattle-lutheran/#comments Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:01:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290825

(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:

Muckleshoot dominated for most of the first half, but the Saints came to life before halftime. Two touchdowns were by #22, Brandon Lulow:

#10, Roberto Duenaz, scored a TD in the second half:

Here’s #7, Hawkins Ehret, with a big interception in the third quarter, stopping a long Muckleshoot drive; he contributed a TD late in the game.

This was the last game of the season for head coach Anthony Stordahl and the Saints.

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‘Symbol of hope for a better tomorrow’: Citywide request http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/symbol-of-hope-for-a-better-tomorrow-citywide-request/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/symbol-of-hope-for-a-better-tomorrow-citywide-request/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:58:01 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290414 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.

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High-school football: 2 more games set for WSHS Wildcats http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/high-school-football-2-more-games-set-for-west-seattle-high-school/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/high-school-football-2-more-games-set-for-west-seattle-high-school/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:00:17 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=290160

(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.

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: West Seattle Monster Dash 2014 in the forest! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/videophotos-west-seattle-monster-dash-2014-in-the-forest/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/videophotos-west-seattle-monster-dash-2014-in-the-forest/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:05:09 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289852

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.

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Fields so close, yet out of reach: West Seattle Booster Club letter-writing campaign seeking ‘equity and safety’ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fields-so-close-yet-out-of-reach-west-seattle-booster-club-letter-writing-campaign-seeking-equity-and-safety/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fields-so-close-yet-out-of-reach-west-seattle-booster-club-letter-writing-campaign-seeking-equity-and-safety/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:33:44 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289600 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.

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High-school soccer: West Seattle ties visiting Garfield http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/high-school-soccer-west-seattle-ties-visiting-garfield/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/high-school-soccer-west-seattle-ties-visiting-garfield/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:13:01 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289470

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.

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When Daylight Saving Time ends, so does some tennis-court lighting http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/when-daylight-saving-time-ends-so-does-some-tennis-court-lighting/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/when-daylight-saving-time-ends-so-does-some-tennis-court-lighting/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:24:01 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289416 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.

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More than a game: West Seattle-Chief Sealth volleyball match spotlights fight against cancer http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/more-than-a-game-west-seattle-chief-sealth-volleyball-match-spotlights-fight-against-cancer/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/more-than-a-game-west-seattle-chief-sealth-volleyball-match-spotlights-fight-against-cancer/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:53:48 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289381

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.

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High-school football: Seattle Lutheran homecoming vs. Rainier Christian http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-homecoming-vs-rainier-christian/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-homecoming-vs-rainier-christian/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:58:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289156

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:

Seniors Eric Shi, Daniel Maris, Taira Togashi King, Angel Cucio, Carol Sasai, Michelle Carlin:

Juniors Denisse Gonzales and Jacob Fay:

Sophomores Ally Warnke and Roberto Duenaz:

Freshmen – Da’Zor Tillett and Michael Crawford:

SLHS is back at home November 1st for the season’s last game, against Muckleshoot.

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As-it-happened coverage: Chief Sealth wins third consecutive Huling Bowl, 18-14 over WSHS http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/happening-now-huling-bowl-2014-wshs-vs-chief-sealth-ihs/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/happening-now-huling-bowl-2014-wshs-vs-chief-sealth-ihs/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 02:33:53 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289008

(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.

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