The rain hadn’t yet returned when hundreds hit the walkway/trail at Alki this morning for the 2013 edition of “Beat the Burn” – the run/walk presented by Port of Seattle Firefighters to raise money for burn survivors. This year, the firefighters ran with everybody else, and behind the runners, there was a sizable group of walkers:
The Port’s Engine 2 sounded the siren that got the event started at 9 am:
And after all the other runners and walkers, one firefighter entered the course, geared up:
A separate fun run for kids was scheduled to follow the main event. The specific beneficiary of Beat the Burn is Camp Eyabsut, a free (thanks to fundraising like this) annual summer-camp experience for hundreds of young Northwest burn survivors.
Chief Sealth International High School‘s cheer squad and mascot kept spirits bright despite also being shut out tonight – a 70-0 loss to Bishop Blanchet at Southwest Athletic Complex.
It was the third shutout win for Blanchet in four games.
Next Friday night (October 4th), it’s Sealth’s homecoming game, vs. Franklin, again at SW Athletic Complex.
Photos and summary by Lawrence Kane
Special to West Seattle Blog
West Seattle High School fans arrived in style to cheer on their Wildcats, but unfortunately the Cleveland High School Eagles proved the better team, winning 26-0 tonight at Memorial Stadium downtown.
The Wildcats played tough defense, holding the Eagles to two scores in the first half while blocking both extra-point attempts, but the offense was unable to generate any points.
In the second half, Cleveland scored twice and made a two-point conversion.
Nevertheless, there were some highlights, including an interception by Bailey Wyatt (#50) of a ball jarred loose by Carter Golgart (#12) and fumble recovery by Eric West (#55).
On the offensive there were tough runs by Raphael “Do-E” Jackson (#24), Fynniecko Glover (#22), and Tre Steward (#21).
Next Friday night (October 4th, 7 pm), WSHS visits Rainier Beach at Southeast Athletic Complex.
Thanks to Karin Beck for the photo and update on another win Thursday for the West Seattle High School girls-varsity soccer team: The Wildcats shut out Franklin, 6-0. Karin says: “Goals were scored by the following players: Tess Beck, Madison Brodahl, Charli Elliott, Katherine Gregor, Lindsey Hage, and Kate Veenhuizen. Shutout goalkeepers were Samantha Hemmert and Katherine Gregor.” West Seattle’s next match is 4:30 pm Thursday (October 3rd) vs. Rainier Beach at Southeast Athletic Complex.
WSHS’s powerhouse twins had a big role in the win. Katie DuLong scored the goal with an assist from Annie Murphy; Sarah DuLong shut down the Seahawks as the Wildcats’ goalie. Next up, according to the Metro League calendar, WSHS is on the road against Franklin, 3:30 pm Thursday at Genesee Park/Playfield; one day later, on Friday, same time, same place, same team for Sealth.
(If you can’t see the embedded photos, click here to see them on Instagram’s site)
Note the red Hiawatha Volleyball shirts worn by the second group of girls in this two-part photo posted on Instagram by the UW Volleyball program last Friday night – thanks to Bri’Anna for sending us the link, and reporting:
Coach Al invited his 10-11 Hiawatha Community Center volleyball team (and their families) out to watch the UW Volleyball team play Cal State Northridge (Friday) night. It has been an exciting evening! He is an awesome coach and SPS bus driver. He’s been coaching for over 10 years and it shows. The entire first game was used to explain hits, scoring, positioning, and more! These girls are lucky to have him!
Want to cheer them on? We asked about upcoming games, and Coach Al himself sent this list:
9/24 5:30 @ Rainier CC
10/3 5:30 @ Jefferson Gym
10/10 5:30 Queen Anne Gym
10/14 5:30 Hiawatha
10/21 5:30 Hiawatha
Whether you want to cheer or know someone who wants to play, keep an eye on local city-run community centers’ seasonal brochures – here’s the one for fall – for info on both leagues and drop-in programs, in a variety of sports.
Photos and summary by Lawrence Kane
Special to West Seattle Blog
At Memorial Stadium downtown, the West Seattle High School Wildcats defeated the Franklin Quakers 26-12 Friday night to begin league play on a high note.
The grueling, three-hours-and-20-minutes game was marred by eight injury timeouts and countless penalties, yet the team persevered to earn their first win of the season.
9:51 PM: Final score’s just in from Southwest Athletic Complex in Westwood – Chief Sealth International High School 30, Rainier Beach HS 20.
11:54 PM: Adding photos and toplines from WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand, who covered the game @ SWAC:
Thanks to Karin Beck for the photo and update on the West Seattle High School girls-varsity soccer team, with a big win on Thursday: “Coming from behind 0-2, the Wildcats scored three goals in the second half to beat Nathan Hale 3-2! Exciting game, with goals scored by [corrected] Katie DuLong (1) and Olivia Williams (2).” The Wildcats are now 2-0 in conference play. Next up for WSHS, a crosstown-rivalry match against Chief Sealth International High School, 4 pm Tuesday (September 24th) at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).
P.S. Sports updates appreciated for any and all teams – even just the score! – firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 206-293-6302 – thank you!
It’s a two-part party benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank tomorrow – including Branden Daniel and The Chics, showcased here last year when they came out with the West Seattle/West Seattleite-laden video above – here’s the update we just received:
There’s still spots open to golf in Easy Street’s golf tournament and they have now opened the After Party to the public. All proceeds to the West Seattle Food Bank!
Continuing its 25th Anniversary celebrations, Easy Street Records is holding its first Golf Tournament and After Party on Friday, September 20th — all proceeds to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. [Whether you are golfing or not ...] You are invited to join the After Party at 7:00 pm featuring NW garage band Branden Daniel & The Chics, who sound like a “Detroit garage built from a Rolling Stones r&b foundation and the rhythmic supports of classic NW garage staples, The Kingsmen.” Just bring a non-perishable item (or items!) for donation to the West Seattle Food Bank. Non-perishable donations for the food bank will be accepted throughout the weekend at the store.
The tournament starts at 10 am tomorrow (9 am check-in) at West Seattle Golf Course – here’s how to sign up:
E-mail email@example.com and include the following information
* Total number of players ($75 per player)
* Registrant name
* Names of all additional players
* Registrant e-mail & phone number
You’ll have to bring cash or check for the fee when you show up at the golf course tomorrow.
Thanks to Karin for the photo and report from West Seattle High School‘s first soccer win of the season today:
WSHS girls’ varsity soccer team beat Ingraham 3-0 today in their first league game of the season. Annie Murphy, Olivia Williams, and Lindsey Hage each scored goals for the Wildcats. Next game is a big one against Nathan Hale on Sept. 19: Varsity at 3:30 p.m. at Walt Hundley Playfield, and JV at 3:30 p.m. at Addams Playfield. Go, Wildcats!
Here are the game stats from our partners at The Seattle Times.
After a first-week win, Seattle Lutheran High School‘s football team is now 1-1 following their second game of the season, a 40-0 loss to Lake Roosevelt on Saturday afternoon at West Seattle Stadium. The Saints have another non-conference game next Saturday, hosting Oroville, from Central Washington, at 2:30 pm September 21st.
Thanks to Karen for sharing photos from today’s Sundodger Invitational cross-country meet, which brought hundreds of runners from more than two dozen high schools and colleges (none from West Seattle) to Lincoln Park. These photos are from the high-school-varsity girls’ 5,000-meter race, in which Karen was cheering for niece Rachelle Kline of Auburn-Mountainview HS (in blue):
Team and individual results are here.
(Photos by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
Though it wasn’t a home game, the West Seattle High School Wildcats varsity football team, cheer squad, and fans weren’t far from home on Friday night. They faced Seattle Prep at West Seattle Stadium:
(#12: Sophomore Carter Golgart)
Prep got the victory, 50-13. The Wildcats’ next game is also on the road – this time, they’ll play downtown at Memorial Stadium, 7:45 pm Friday (September 20th).
(Photos by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
Spirited crowd tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex as the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks took on Cleveland, who left with the win, 25-20. It was a hard-fought game:
Sealth scored first, with a TD just a minute into the game, per the school’s live tweets, and led 20-19 in the fourth quarter before Cleveland moved ahead.
The Seahawks host Rainier Beach at SWAC next Friday, 7 pm.
(WSB photo taken from Upper Fauntleroy this morning – ferry heading toward Vashon)
From today’s edition of Washington State Ferries boss David Moseley‘s weekly newsletter:
Starting this Sunday, Sept. 15, WSF will display our Seahawks pride on home game days by flying the #12 flag on some of our vessels in the system. Thanks to the Seattle Seahawks for graciously giving us the flags to use for this purpose. Go Hawks!
We’re checking to see if Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth will be included. In the meantime, if you see one Sunday, share a photo!
(Players with head coach Jeff Scott)
The final score’s just in from our crew at West Seattle Stadium: Seattle Lutheran High School wins its first game of the year, beating Evergreen Lutheran, 23-14.
ADDED: Two photos – in the one above this paragraph, #5 for the Saints is Grant Doerr; he got the team off to a big start with two interceptions in the first quarter. The first half’s big overall defensive performance by SLHS held off ELHS scoring until the fourth quarter. Next weekend, the Saints host Lake Roosevelt, 1:30 pm Saturday (September 14th).
(Added: WSHS-Fife game photo by Lawrence Kane)
Tough start to the varsity-football season for West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School last night. Both were on the road against non-league opponents. WSHS lost 41-0 at Fife; Sealth lost 37-26 at Evergreen – though the final score in that game represented a notable comeback, after being down 31-6 at halftime. Seattle Lutheran‘s first game is tonight; more on that coming up in our daily preview.
Two nights before their first game of the season, Seattle Lutheran High School‘s football players and cheerleaders were the winners at a benefit dinner tonight. From left in our top photo, head coach Jeff Scott, head of school Dave Meyer, and media personality/entrepreneur Jenni Hogan, who emceed the event. Hogan, a former star rower at the University of Washington, noted that while a student she appreciated athletes coming to speak to her and her teammates, and that’s what she appreciated about tonight’s event, which featured another former Husky athlete, football great Greg Lewis:
Speakers also included former Seahawks player Orlando Huff:
The event, which included fundraising raffles, was held in the Menashe Family Gym on campus:
The menu included this cake, edible all the way down to the football:
Season starts this Saturday night, with the Saints hosting Evergreen Lutheran at West Seattle Stadium, 7 pm.
We’ve already previewed two big West Seattle events for next Sunday, in the afternoon (Harbor Seal Day) and evening (“The Earth Cried Out“). Get ready for a big Sunday with another big event: The West Seattle Junior Football and Cheer fundraising pancake breakfast! Parent volunteer Annie Higgins explains, “It’s such an important event for this group because the funds raised there go to help so many kids who might not otherwise have a chance to participate. … All money will go toward player scholarships, safer gear, and other franchise expenses. Join us for some fun, exciting raffle items, and a delicious breakfast.” 9-noon Sunday (September 8th) at the Masonic Center (4736 40th SW), $6/person, $25/family.
We mention youth-sports leagues often – but sports aren’t just for kids, and here’s a reminder: Three leagues at local community centers, with signups under way – read on for the details:
“The West Seattle Totems have had an outstanding year,” declares the riflery club’s coach Joe Matter, sharing this wrapup and the team photo:
Led by two seniors, Lauren Phillips and Emma Carey, the Totems successfully defended last year’s Junior National Championship in Four Position Smallbore Rifle. And that was just the beginning…
Alec Patajo, one of the younger kids in the program, won 6 national championships in his age group (14 & under).
McKenna Dahl, who is a paralympic athlete, took the silver medal in the National Three Position Air Rifle Championship. She also qualified for the USA National Paralympic Team. She traveled to Britain for the International Paralympic World Cup Match in July where she finished 11th and 12th in two Air Rifle events. She is just back from Bangkok, Thailand, where she captured the Gold Medal in the Falling Targets, and 5th in offhand Air Rifle in the last World Cup Match of the season.
The West Seattle Totems’ team efforts were thunderous this season. The top team, the Thunderbirds, also finished 3rd in the American Legion National Air Rifle Championships, 2nd in the NRA’s Three Position Air Rifle Championships, 3rd in the Open Smallbore Four Position National Championship. The team also won five State Championships.
The Totems also competed in three National Qualifier matches this season in order to attend the Junior Olympic National Championships as well as the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s National Championships. The Totems were the only club in the nation to qualify two teams to go the those events.
In total, the Totems brought home more than 40 national awards, both team and individual, this season.
Lauren Phillips is off to Nebraska this fall, where she is on scholarship for the Huskers Rifle Team.
SIDE NOTE: As we head into fall, just a reminder that we appreciate reports like this on local achievements (not just sports) – we try to keep informed on as much as possible, but there’s still so much we won’t know unless you share the news so that we in turn can share it with the West Seattle (and beyond!) community – firstname.lastname@example.org any time.
In our video, you’ll see what was described by announcer Eric Radovich as a record turnout for this morning’s Alki Beach 5K, benefiting Northwest Hope and Healing, a West Seattleite-founded, West Seattleite-led nonprofit that helps breast-cancer patients. Before the estimated 1,000 runners and walkers left the finish line, they heard a pep talk from eight-year survivor Kristina Dahl, who declared she’s here because breast cancer didn’t kill her.
The top male and female finishers were both teenage runners from Edmonds – here, pending official results online later, are the top 3 men and top 3 women, per printouts provided at the start/finish line:
Miler Haller, 16, 16:11
Terry Robinson, 40, 17:48
Brig Seidl, 50, 18:04
Hailey Kettel, 17, 18:25
Kate Nishino, 24, 19:40
Meissa Neumann, 13, 20:40
Runners and walkers are still crossing the finish line as we publish this at 9:54 am, so Alki SW will remain closed a while longer. More to come, including photos and additional video.
11:34 AM UPDATE: We’ve added video of Kristina Dahl’s talk, and photos of top finishers, above. Also:
From left, NWHH executive director Shari Sewell, volunteer coordinator Caitie Clark, and volunteer Carol Ann Boyle. This year’s official AB5K shirts were green, you’ve probably noticed, but in honor of the cause, lots of pink was sported this morning too – even on pets:
P.S. When full race results are posted online, you’ll see them here.
8:13 PM NOTE: The results are live at that link now. We have also learned from our friends at MyEdmondsNews.com that not only are the top male and female finishers from Edmonds-Woodway High School, the second-place female, Kate Nishino, is an assistant coach there, who says Miler and Hailey are two of four Edmonds-Woodway students who ran the AB5K today as they get ready for their season to start this week!
A special attraction on the seawall during this morning’s Great Cross-Sound Race to and from Alki – the OAR Northwest ocean-rowing boat. But the main attraction, as always, was Sound Rowers‘ 7-mile race, with dozens of rowers heading to Bainbridge Island and back (see the course map here). They start fairly far offshore, so, with some zoom and shake, here’s a bit of the early going:
And here’s our video of the first finishers – Conal Groom and Peter Hirtle, followed by a single (we’re awaiting the official results to verify that rower’s name):
Full results should be available later via the Sound Rowers website.
SIDE NOTE: The racing on Alki tomorrow will be on land, with the Alki Beach 5K Run/Walk for Northwest Hope and Healing starting near the bathhouse at 9 am. Even if you’re not participating or watching, remember that Alki Avenue will be closed for a few hours tomorrow morning before and during the race.
The second-through-ninth-grade girls and boys spending the week at Chief Sealth Basketball and Life Skills Camp got to meet a pro athlete today – Ashley Robinson, who has just returned to the Seattle Storm, after a season with the Washington Mystics that followed more than six years with the Storm.
Sealth boys’ head coach Colin Slingsby, who heads up the camp program, had told participants yesterday that Robinson would visit today, so they had a chance to come up with questions for her. And they had plenty:
Robinson, who plays center and just turned 31, acknowledged that it’s fun to travel around the world, while pointing out that she wouldn’t be where she is now unless she had worked hard in high school and college, getting good grades and having a vision for what she wanted to do in the long run. Besides memories of meeting and talking with her, campers also got Storm posters. The team’s next game, by the way, is tomorrow night, against the visiting Chicago Sky; the Storm is 10-12 so far this season. The Sealth camp, meantime, has one more weeklong session this summer, the first ever “advanced concepts” version for sixth-through-ninth graders, starting next Monday.
Seattle Parks has announced that the tennis courts at Solstice Park and Hiawatha Playfield will close later this month for improvements. The Solstice Park work/closure is set for August 19-30; at Hiawatha, it’s August 30-Sept. 7. Details are on the city’s Parkways site.
We stopped by the Madison Middle School field this afternoon once the sun was out full strength for an event that showcased … well, full strength, and then some. Female competitors were about to lift at the 4th annual Pipehitters Classic, presented by Morgan Junction Crossfit, benefiting (as reported here last night) the family of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton. The MJCF Facebook page features some of the day’s highlights.
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