West Seattle Blog... » WS & Sports http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 01:04:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 High-school football: Chief Sealth player hurt in homecoming game vs. Ingraham http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/high-school-football-chief-sealth-player-hurt-in-homecoming-game-vs-ingraham/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/high-school-football-chief-sealth-player-hurt-in-homecoming-game-vs-ingraham/#comments Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:50:36 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325511 At Southwest Athletic Complex on Friday night, Chief Sealth International High School‘s homecoming game vs. Ingraham ended in a 1-point loss, 13-12. But before we get to the details, an update on a frightening incident that stopped the game for a while just before the end of the first half:

Sealth senior Andrew Leota was down for about 20 minutes before being taken to a medic unit. Both teams and their cheer squads made a line to the ambulance and applauded as the stretcher went by.

While injuries are not uncommon at football games, many already had a nearby tragedy on their mind, the death of Evergreen player Kenney Bui after an injury in Burien a week earlier, so that gave this even more gravity. This injury, however, did not appear to be major. Sealth athletic director Ernest Policarpio told us that Andrew thought he “took a helmet to his lower back” and was doing better as he was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The game eventually resumed and the first half was finished. We will be checking on his condition.

Here’s the rest of the story from the game:

WSB’s Patrick Sand was at SWAC and reports that, largely, both teams played great defense. Sealth’s defense shut down all but a few of Ingraham’s long drives.

Sealth got two touchdowns. In the first half, senior defensive back C’zhai Terrell (seen above in a different series) picked off an Ingraham pass and ran 65 yards for a touchdown. (Sealth’s point-after failed.)

Sealth’s second touchdown came with less than a minute remaining.

Senior Daron Camacho ran 12 yards for the score. The Seahawks’ two-point attempt failed, so the game wound up 13-12 Ingraham.

It was also senior night:

The game was followed by the homecoming dance at CSIHS, across the street from SWAC.

Next week, it’s the annual Huling Bowl game between Sealth and West Seattle High School, 7 pm Friday (October 16th) at SWAC (2801 SW Thistle).

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Seen from West Seattle: ’12′ shines from downtown skyline http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/seen-from-west-seattle-12-shines-from-downtown-skyline/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/seen-from-west-seattle-12-shines-from-downtown-skyline/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:21:25 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=325094

For the first nighttime home game of the Seahawks’ season, the big bright “12″ was back downtown. We photographed it shortly after Seattle’s 13-10 win over the Detroit Lions. This was the Seahawks’ only scheduled Monday Night Football appearance this year; they’re set for a Sunday Night Football home game on November 15th, hosting the Cardinals.

9:49 PM P.S. Via Twitter, we learn Zillow is now the largest tenant in the building.

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CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle’s Chuck Diesel Invitational raises $26,000 for youth golf http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/congratulations-west-seattles-chuck-diesel-invitational-raises-26000-for-youth-golf/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/congratulations-west-seattles-chuck-diesel-invitational-raises-26000-for-youth-golf/#comments Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:01:42 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324936 If you missed this year’s Chuck Diesel Invitational Golf Tournament – two weeks ago at the West Seattle Golf Course – you’ll want to plan to get on the list for next year. It’s a benefit for The First Tee of Greater Seattle, whose mission is to “impact the lives of young people from all backgrounds by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.” This year’s CDI raised more than $26,000 for The First Tee, more than double last year’s haul, and the money’s going to help build a citywide clubhouse for TFT, in particular its “Crooked Club Room.” Thanks to TFT’s volunteer director Shelby Lanting for sharing the shoutout (including the photo) for the CDI crew, Charlie Anderson and friends, who have been teeing up this fundraiser since 2006.

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High-school football: Chief Sealth Seahawks’ first win of the season http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/high-school-football-chief-sealth-seahawks-first-win-of-the-season/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/high-school-football-chief-sealth-seahawks-first-win-of-the-season/#comments Sun, 04 Oct 2015 06:23:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324903 Thanks to Mel for reporting the score from Memorial Stadium tonight – Chief Sealth International High School over Franklin, 7-6. According to @SealthAthletics tweets, Daron Camacho scored the TD, Baxter Knannlein kicked the extra point. Next Friday night at 7, Sealth is home at Southwest Athletic Complex vs. Ingraham.

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High-school football: West Seattle HS vs. Roosevelt at SWAC http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/high-school-football-west-seattle-hs-vs-roosevelt-at-swac/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/high-school-football-west-seattle-hs-vs-roosevelt-at-swac/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2015 14:33:04 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324782

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
One local team had a home football game last night – the West Seattle High School Wildcats hosted Roosevelt HS at Southwest Athletic Complex.

The visitors went home with the win – 35-15. Two quarterbacks played for the Wildcats, #18 Carter Golgart (above) – who passed to Nate Pryor for the run that netted WSHS’s first touchdown – and #17 Gabe Gangon (below):

Here’s the game log via MaxPreps. Next week, WSHS goes to Memorial Stadium downtown at 7 pm Thursday night to face Cleveland.

The Wildcats are now 2-3 on the season.

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High-school football: West Seattle High School at Rainier Beach http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-west-seattle-high-school-at-rainier-beach/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-west-seattle-high-school-at-rainier-beach/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 08:44:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324128 Road game for the West Seattle High School Wildcats on Friday night, and they went away with a win – at Southeast Athletic Complex, WSHS 22, Rainier Beach 20. Next week, the Wildcats are home at SW Athletic Complex, hosting Roosevelt at 7 pm Friday (October 2nd).

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High-school football: Chief Sealth’s first home game of 2015 season http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-chief-sealths-first-home-game-of-2015-season/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-chief-sealths-first-home-game-of-2015-season/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 08:33:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324109

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand. Above, Sealth senior linebacker Orlando Lopez, #55, driving Ballard’s Simon Robinson out of bounds)
You never lose hope so long as the team’s still out on the field and there’s time on the clock, and so went Friday night for Chief Sealth International High School players and supporters, hosting Ballard at Southwest Athletic Complex.

(Chief Sealth cheer squad, coached by TahReana Turner)
The Seahawks fought on as their first home game of the season continued, though the final score was lopsided – Ballard 46, Sealth 0.

(Sealth senior quarterback, senior Kyler Gaither, #10, on the keeper, against Ballard’s line)
The band did its part to keep spirits up on the occasionally raindrop-spattered early-fall night:

(Chief Sealth band, under new director Brian Goetz)
Head coach Simon Iniguez‘s team had a tough fight, but there were moments:

(Sealth’s #11, junior Daron Camacho, and Ballard’s Jessi Elion)
But as tweeted on the Sealth Athletics account at game’s end, “you win some, you lose some.”

Next week: Sealth plays Franklin at Memorial Stadium downtown, 7 pm Saturday, October 3rd.

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VOLLEYBALL: Undefeated West Seattle hosts Chief Sealth http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/volleyball-undefeated-west-seattle-hosts-chief-sealth/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/volleyball-undefeated-west-seattle-hosts-chief-sealth/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:21:18 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323135

(WSB photos)

“Both teams played their hearts out!” So said West Seattle High School volleyball head coach Staci Stringer after her team hosted their crosstown rivals from Chief Sealth International High School on Wednesday night.

WSHS took the match in three games – 25-21, 25-15, 25-14.

This was the third match of the season for both teams.

Next up for the Wildcats – they’re playing at also-undefeated Ballard, 7 pm Friday night, in a game that could determine division leadership. The Seahawks, coached by Lorna Considine, play at home at 7 on Friday, hosting Franklin.

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Day 1 of record-setting season for West Seattle Soccer Club http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/day-1-of-record-setting-season-for-west-seattle-soccer-club/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/day-1-of-record-setting-season-for-west-seattle-soccer-club/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 01:25:51 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322685

(WSB photo at Walt Hundley Playfield)

It’s on! The West Seattle Soccer Club‘s fall season started today, and it’s another record-setter: 2,036 young players signed up to participate, 343 volunteer coaches on board to help them. Some played today, some play tomorrow, and some start next weekend; you can find schedule and other league info via westseattlesoccer.org.

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FOLLOWUP: ‘Best experience of my life,’ says West Seattle’s Morgan McCullough of USA Baseball team’s world-title win http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/followup-best-experience-of-my-life-says-west-seattles-morgan-mccullough-of-usa-baseball-teams-world-title-win/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/followup-best-experience-of-my-life-says-west-seattles-morgan-mccullough-of-usa-baseball-teams-world-title-win/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 04:52:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322094

(Photos by Cameron HarrisUSA Baseball, republished with permission)

Toward the left of that photo, #5 on the USA Baseball 18U National Team, is West Seattle High School senior Morgan McCullough, gesturing “#1″ with both hands right after he and his teammates won the WBSC World Cup tournament in Osaka, Japan this weekend. We wrote on Saturday about the team making it into Sunday’s title game; Team USA was victorious over the host team, taking the USA’s third consecutive title, 2-1. McCullough, who is due home late tonight, started the game at playing second base and batting leadoff, drawing a walk to get on base early on:

His mom Jane Muxen McCullough says, “This is something he has been working for since he first picked up a bat.” We asked her what he had to say about the victory, and she relayed this quote: “It was the best experience of my life with the best teammates I could imagine. Representing the USA, the team felt we had targets on our back. We embraced that feeling and stuck together as a unit, and because of that we are gold medalists.” Morgan is the only Northwest resident on the team, whose roster you can see here.

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High-school football: Chief Sealth’s first game of the year http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-chief-sealths-first-game-of-the-year/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-chief-sealths-first-game-of-the-year/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:52:45 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322083

One last score to report from the first weekend of local high-school football: The Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks were on the road against the Garfield Bulldogs, at Southeast Athletic Complex on Saturday night. Final score: Garfield 48, Sealth 13. Next up for the Seahawks: Another road game, vs. King’s Way Christian in Vancouver (WA) at 6 pm Friday. (Thanks to Mel for the photo!)

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High-school football: Seattle Lutheran wins big in season kickoff http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-wins-big-in-season-kickoff-game/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-seattle-lutheran-wins-big-in-season-kickoff-game/#comments Sun, 06 Sep 2015 04:29:18 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321971

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

The kickoff weekend for local high-school football continues. At West Seattle Stadium this afternoon, Seattle Lutheran sent the Mary Knight Owls back to Elma with a 60-8 loss. It was a shutout until the end of the third quarter, when the Owls scored their only points. Otherwise, the Saints’ defense kept the Owls on their side of the 50-yard line for the entire afternoon.

Lutheran junior JJ Young (#23, above) scored three touchdowns, one on the very first play of the game.

Also scoring TD’s – junior QB Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht (#3, above), sophomore wide receiver Joe Meehan, sophomore linebacker Matthew Smith (who recovered an end-zone fumble), and senior running back Hawkins Ehret (#7, below):

Next up for SLHS is Oakville, 2 pm next Saturday (September 12th) at WS Stadium (4432 35th SW).

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West Seattle’s Morgan McCullough & USA Baseball National teammates going for World Cup gold http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattles-morgan-mccullough-usa-baseball-national-teammates-going-for-world-cup-gold/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattles-morgan-mccullough-usa-baseball-national-teammates-going-for-world-cup-gold/#comments Sat, 05 Sep 2015 19:11:40 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321922

Just two weeks ago, we reported on West Seattle High School senior Morgan McCullough being chosen to join the USA Baseball 18U National Team, which was getting ready to defend the world title it won two years ago. Today, the team is hours away from the gold-medal game at that tournament in Osaka, Japan. They beat Canada 9-5 early today (the game started at 2 am our time) in a “tune-up” for the title game, which they earned their way into via a 6-5 victory over Cuba the day before. The title game is against Japan, at 2 am our time Sunday morning (aka, really late tonight) and you’ll be able to watch it live online if you’re up – via this Ustream channel, or check in on play-by-play tweets here. McCullough is the only player from the Northwest on the national-team roster.

ADDED SUNDAY: As noted in comments, USA won, 2-1!

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High-school football: Season starts in West Seattle tonight http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-season-starts-in-west-seattle-tonight/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/high-school-football-season-starts-in-west-seattle-tonight/#comments Sat, 05 Sep 2015 01:09:11 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321887

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand. Above, Wizzy and cheerleaders)

High-school-football season starts on the peninsula tonight. West Seattle High School hosts Lindbergh (from Renton) at 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle). There’s also a game at West Seattle Stadium (4470 35th SW) – Seattle Prep hosting Bothell, scheduled to have started at 5 pm.

Then tomorrow, Seattle Lutheran plays at WS Stadium at 1:30 pm, hosting Mary Knight (from Elma); Chief Sealth International High School has a 7 pm Saturday game on the road vs. Garfield at Southeast Athletic Complex.

ADDED SATURDAY: Final score from the Wildcats’ game: Lindbergh 21, West Seattle 14.

We’re adding three photos we took in the early going.

Next up for WSHS, a road game at 7 pm Friday (September 11th) vs. Washington HS in Tacoma.

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West Seattle youth sports: Volleyball signups for girls 10-17 http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-youth-sports-volleyball-signups-for-girls-10-17/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-youth-sports-volleyball-signups-for-girls-10-17/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:26:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321547 Your local city-run community centers are heading into fall season – and spotlighting sports including volleyball. Quick announcement in case you haven’t heard::

Sign-ups now available for girls age 10-17 for Recreational Volleyball at our community centers. $35.00 entry covers all fees, including uniform, coaching, practice and league games. Practices and games run weekday evenings. This is a great opportunity for girls to learn basic volleyball fundamentals and teamwork. Call or visit Hiawatha Community Center for more details.

That’s just one of myriad sports, activities, classes, and other offerings this fall at West Seattle’s centers – browse the brochure to see what else awaits you.

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