West Seattle Blog... » WS & Sports http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:37:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 CONGRATULATIONS! Another all-West Seattle soccer championship game http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-another-all-west-seattle-soccer-championship-game/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-another-all-west-seattle-soccer-championship-game/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:43:48 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330208

More local soccer success! Thanks to Dr. Bryan Wiebe for the photo and report:

The Mukilteo Turkey Shoot Tournament this last weekend had both West Seattle teams end up in the final (and a shootout after double overtime!). Silly ‘Staches (note the socks) won this tournament, and Neon Fire won the WSSC U-11 division. Both teams had RobRoy Chalmers as head coach. Both teams are Champions.

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YOU CAN HELP! Crowdfunders spring into action to foot the cost of a floor for local high-school gymnasts http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/you-can-help-crowdfunders-spring-into-action-to-foot-the-cost-of-a-floor-for-local-high-school-gymnasts/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/you-can-help-crowdfunders-spring-into-action-to-foot-the-cost-of-a-floor-for-local-high-school-gymnasts/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:14:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330108

Local high-school gymnasts finally have a place to practice – but it has to be paid for – so a crowdfunding campaign is under way. From West Seattle High School athletic director Trevor Leopold:

The West Seattle High School gymnastics team lost their practice facility when West Side Gymnastics Academy closed its doors this year. Because of the closure, we had to purchase a Spring Floor so the team could practice at the high school. The cost of the Spring Floor is approximately $21,000 and we are trying our best to raise the money. Currently we have about $5000 but are ending up short at this time. West Seattle is also helping the Chief Sealth team by allowing them to come practice at WSHS and use the spring floor as well. This is something which was a must-purchase; we need help. This is the link for SNAP fundraising where people can donate and help the team.

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CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle Red Bulls win state Youth Soccer Recreational Cup District 3 championship http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-west-seattle-red-bulls-win-state-youth-soccer-recreational-cup-district-championship/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-west-seattle-red-bulls-win-state-youth-soccer-recreational-cup-district-championship/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:56:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330074

Thanks to James for sharing the news and the team photo:
Both teams playing in the final for champion of District 3 of the Washington State Youth Soccer Recreational Cup were teams from West Seattle Soccer Club. The district consists of South Puget Sound, and the WS Red Bulls defeated teams from Lakewood, Gig Harbor and Auburn… so to have the final two teams representing West Seattle is a huge indication of the outstanding local talent and coaches we have in WSSC! Much credit and respect goes to the WS King Tigers for making it to the final as well, and for a thrilling game.

The WS Red Bulls defeated the WS King Tigers 3-0, finishing up an unbeaten run through group play with a spotless championship game! We are very proud of our boys and look forward to making a run at the state championship! The WS Red Bulls move on to the next round of play to challenge the other 6 district champions for the Recreational Cup State Championship! We’ll keep you posted of our progress.

The WS Red Bull team consists of:
#2 Roman Centioli
#3 Jameson Yount
#4 Jack Nishimoto
#5 Charles Twombley
#6 Preston Ross
#7 Robbie Foisy
#8 Payton Kyle
#9 Dylan Roberts
#10 Kai Perala
#11 Aaron Johnson
#12 Jake Beardemphl
#13 PJ Barton
#14 Kaeden Quinn
#15 Chase Clifton

Head Coach Eric Beardemphl
Asst Coach Russell Nishimoto
Asst Coach Scott Roberts

Good luck to them in the next round!

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CONGRATULATIONS! Ultimate championship for Madison’s A Team http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-ultimate-championship-for-madisons-a-team/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-ultimate-championship-for-madisons-a-team/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:12:02 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330063

Thanks to Scott for the photo and report:

Madison Middle School’s A team won the Seattle Public Schools A2 division (Saturday) night with a solid win over Jane Addams Middle School in the championship game at Ingraham High School Stadium. Madison made it to the final after beating the #1 seed Pathfinder in last weekend’s opening weekend of playoffs. Congratulations to the nine 8th graders and three 7th graders who played their hearts out … Go Bulldogs!

As a footnote, our B team took 3rd place in the B division playoffs with great wins over Hamilton Middle School and Eckstein Middle school after losing to eventual winner Southshore by one point in the earlier game. Congratulations to Madison kids for a great season.

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CONGRATULATIONS! Denny 6th graders’ Ultimate success http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-denny-6th-graders-ultimate-success/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-denny-6th-graders-ultimate-success/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2015 02:17:50 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329857

From the WSB inbox (via text):

Congratulations to Denny International Middle School 6th graders for an excellent Ultimate Frisbee season, placing third among 6th graders in (the district). Thanks to Mr. Watts and Mr. Espinoza for a great season!

Here’s how their season played out.

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High-school football: 2nd state game ends Seattle Lutheran season http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-football-seattle-lutherans-season-ends-at-2nd-state-game/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-football-seattle-lutherans-season-ends-at-2nd-state-game/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 23:56:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329851 Congratulations to the Seattle Lutheran High School Saints for a great football season. They made it to the second round of the state 1B tournament; that’s where it ended, as Neah Bay beat SLHS 62-12 last night in Silverdale. As noted here a week and a half ago, 10 Saints received All-League honors and Anthony Stordahl was voted the league’s Coach of the Year.

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CONGRATULATIONS: West Seattle HS swimmer Gabby Carufel gets 2nd at state! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-west-seattle-hs-swimmer-gabby-carufel-gets-2nd-at-state/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-west-seattle-hs-swimmer-gabby-carufel-gets-2nd-at-state/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 04:43:41 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329244 Following up on our Friday report about West Seattle High School senior Gabby Carufel swimming the 100-meter backstroke at this weekend’s 3A state tournament: She finished second, with a time of 58.24. So what’s next? We asked her mom Danette Carufel, who replied that Gabby “swims for King Aquatic Club as well as high school. She will continue to swim for them and plans to swim in college. Which college is yet to be determined.”

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High-school football: Seattle Lutheran wins 1st game @ state http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-wins-1st-game-state/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-wins-1st-game-state/#comments Sat, 14 Nov 2015 05:40:23 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329066

(Photo courtesy Jeanne Flohr)
9:40 PM: Just in from southwestern Washington, thanks to Mike JensenSeattle Lutheran High School has won its first game in the state 1B football tournament, beating Naselle 44-22. Though the official bracket‘s not filled in yet, the Saints’ opponent next week – location TBA – will be Neah Bay, which beat Clallam Bay tonight, 68-0.

ADDED SATURDAY MORNING: Kristen Okabayashi (SLHS mom and Hope Lutheran principal) reports, “JJ Young scored 4 touchdowns and passed to Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht for another, Brandon Lulow scored one more.”

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GOOD LUCK! Gabby Carufel swimming for WSHS at state meet http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/good-luck-gabby-carufel-swimming-for-wshs-at-state-meet/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/good-luck-gabby-carufel-swimming-for-wshs-at-state-meet/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 19:23:59 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329005

Congratulations and good luck to another West Seattle High School student athlete – senior Gabby Carufel “will be competing at the WIAA 3A State Swimming Championships this weekend [starting at 2 pm today]. At Metros, she got 3rd in the 100 back with a time of 58.76 and 4th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.55, both State qualifying times! Last weekend she took first at Districts in the 100 back.” (Thanks to Gabby’s proud mom Danette Carufel for the report and the photo.)

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CONGRATULATIONS! ‘Signing Day’ for West Seattle High School senior stars Lydia Giomi, Morgan McCullough, Gabby Wenn http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-signing-day-for-west-seattle-high-school-senior-stars/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-signing-day-for-west-seattle-high-school-senior-stars/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:41:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=328966 This is a big time of year for many high-school seniors – decisions about college. For three West Seattle High School seniors, that brought a ceremony on Thursday afternoon:

Three star student-athletes at WSHS gathered with their coaches, family, and friends for a “Signing Day” event. From left above are Lydia Giomi, who’ll play basketball at the University of Oregon, with Coach Sonya Elliott; Morgan McCullough, who’ll play baseball at Oregon, with Coach Velko Vitalich; and Gabby Wenn, who’ll play softball at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, with Coach Trevor Leopold, who’s also WSHS’s athletic director. It was a big photo-op moment for proud parents and other supporters:

Each coach offered words of tribute.

(WSB photo from last February)
Of Giomi, who was on Coach Elliott’s state-tournament team last school year (after which the coach left WSHS): How much she meant to her teammates each year, and how she thanked the coach after each practice.

(Photo by Caryn Johnson, from last April)
Of McCullough, who was on the USA Baseball 18U national team that won a world title in September, Coach Vitalich said he was proud of that and amazed by how many schools called to ask about him.

(WSB photo from last May)
Of Wenn, a member of Coach Leopold’s state-tournament team last spring, he noted how much her pitching intimidated other teams, and recalled her perfect game. (At Villanova, as at WSHS, she’ll be a Wildcat.)

These three have one last high-school season ahead – so you’ll hear more about them in the months to come.

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CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle HS golfers headed for state http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-west-seattle-hs-golfers-headed-for-state/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-west-seattle-hs-golfers-headed-for-state/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:22:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=328682

Thanks to Kristin for the update on West Seattle High School golfers’ postseason results. She sent the photo and report on two golfers headed to state competition:

WSHS Wildcats Bailey Fuentes and Zach Gibson finished 3rd and 10th at the KingCo/Metro District Tournament to move on to the 3A Boys State Golf Tournament at The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course in Spokane on May 24 and 25, 2016. Pictured with Coach Velko Vitalich are the team members who competed in the district tournament. From left, Bailey, Alex Nguyen, Tony Flores, Zach.

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CONGRATULATIONS! Seattle Lutheran High School’s All-League players and Coach of the Year http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-seattle-lutheran-high-school-players-chosen-for-all-league-teams/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/congratulations-seattle-lutheran-high-school-players-chosen-for-all-league-teams/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:55:23 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=328803 Congratulations to the Seattle Lutheran High School athletes who have received All-League honors. The school’s announcement:

Seattle Lutheran High School has ten students who were named to SeaTac 1B League All-League teams.

The Saints’ football coach, Anthony Stordahl, was voted almost unanimously as the Coach of the Year for the 1B league. (There was one vote for another coach which came from, you guessed it, Coach Stordahl!) We are proud of our coach and assistant coaches, who put in many hours of work with our football team. Thank you, coaches!

Football – 1st Team Offense: Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht ‘17 Quarterback; Nick Lidstrom ‘16 Offensive Line; Brandon Lulow ‘16 Running Back; JJ Young ‘17 Running Back

Football 1st Team Defense: Jacob Fay ‘16 Defensive Line,

Football 2nd Team: Eric Bauman ‘16 Defensive Line

Volleyball: Abbi Sanders ‘16

Girls Soccer – 1st Team: Taylor Stordahl ‘16

Girls Soccer – 2nd Team: Macey Crooks ‘16 and Emma Figgins ‘17

P.S. If you missed it in the update to our story on SLHS’s postseason football game last Saturday, the team’s state-tournament play begins this Friday night (November 13th) on the road at Naselle in southwest Washington, 7 pm.

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High-school football: Seattle Lutheran advances in the postseason with another victory http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-advances-in-the-postseason-with-another-victory/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-advances-in-the-postseason-with-another-victory/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2015 03:49:08 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=328501 ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT REPORT: After another postseason win today, the Seattle Lutheran High School football team is waiting to find out who and where they play next. This afternoon at the King’s High School stadium in Shoreline, the Saints faced the Washington School for the Deaf (from Vancouver), winning 52-12.

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

#3 is junior Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht, who ran back the game’s opening kickoff for the first touchdown. Two of his teammates scored two TD’s – senior Brandon Lulow, #22:

And junior JJ Young, #23, the second one on a 92-yard run.

Other Saints TDs were from senior Hawkins Ehret and sophomore Joe Meehan. The Terriers’ two touchdowns were toward the end of the first half and the end of the game; they have a very mobile backfield, and while those players could move the ball back and forth, they had trouble getting up the field. We should know by tomorrow who the Saints will play next, and we’ll update this story.

SIDE NOTE: Seattle Lutheran got some regional recognition this week, with the Seattle Times reporting on how their excellent season followed heartbreaking loss.

ADDED SUNDAY NIGHT: The date/location aren’t posted yet, but looks like SLHS will play Naselle next as the postseason continues.

ADDED MONDAY NIGHT: The game will be at Naselle (in southwestern Washington), 7 pm Friday.

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West Seattleite Morgan McCullough on the World Series ballfield http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattleite-morgan-mccullough-on-the-world-series-ballfield/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattleite-morgan-mccullough-on-the-world-series-ballfield/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 04:56:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=327884

As the World Series goes into the 12th inning of Game 5, we have a photo to share from Game 4 last night: The USA Baseball 18U national team, including West Seattle High School senior Morgan McCullough (in the middle of the front row, #5). We reported two months ago on his role in the team’s world-title win in Japan. They were honored last night at CitiField in New York, before the Mets and Royals started their game. (Thanks to Cami MacNamara for sharing the photo from Morgan’s mom Jane McCullough!)

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High-school volleyball: West Seattle advances to district tournament; players honored as all-league http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-volleyball-west-seattle-advances-to-district-tournament-players-honored-as-all-league/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/high-school-volleyball-west-seattle-advances-to-district-tournament-players-honored-as-all-league/#comments Sun, 01 Nov 2015 21:44:21 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=327825 Congratulations to six West Seattle High School volleyball players for All-League honors, announced last night at the Metro League 3A tournament:

(Photo courtesy Staci Stringer)
From left are 2nd Team honoree, junior Georgia “Lala” Proctor; 1st Team honoree, senior Lexi Ioane; and All-League MVP senior Lydia Giomi. Also honored, head coach Staci Stringer reports, were senior Gabby Sarver (1st Team) as well as senior Alexus Peterson and junior Bella Babb (both Honorable Mention).

The honors came at the end of a long day and long night of play Saturday at the Chief Sealth International High School Gym, which began with WSHS facing CSIHS at 9 am:

(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)
The Wildcats beat the Seahawks in the loser-out match, 3-1. Then in the afternoon, WSHS faced Bainbridge, battling for the final slot in the district tournament, and emerged victorious, as Coach Stringer reports:

Our 3 pm game against Bainbridge Island was up there next to our win against Ballard as one of the best matches we’ve played all season! We went 5 games – 20-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 15-4. It was a great day of volleyball, and seeing our team fight hard for every last point was so fun to watch. They never let up, and as a coach, I couldn’t have asked for more. We took 9th place, for a spot at the District tournament. We play on Thursday, November 5th, at 5:30 at Juanita HS against Bishop Blanchet.

The other participants in the league and district tournaments are listed here.

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