Saturday sports: Sealth football; moved cyclocross; kiteboarding

FOOTBALL: Thanks to Jodi for sending word that Chief Sealth High School beat Lakeside 37-14 this afternoon; we’ll post an update when we get news of their next game.

CYCLOCROSS: Remember the canceled-at-Lincoln-Park, then moved-to-White-Center, race?

Thanks to Jim Clark for sharing photos – the rest of his gallery from today’s race at Lakewood Park is here. (Check out the semi-costumes!)

MORE KITEBOARDING: In addition to the photo and Flickr link we shared earlier, Rhonda‘s got more photos up at Beach Drive Blog – and she uploaded video to YouTube, too, including this clip:

As pointed out in comments on the earlier item, this was a planned event for the Puget Sound Kiteboarders Association – though they hadn’t planned to have it in West Seattle waters, that’s where the wind and the waves turned out to be!

12 Replies to "Saturday sports: Sealth football; moved cyclocross; kiteboarding"

  • eaglelover October 31, 2009 (8:21 pm)

    An amazing day in WS, stopped to watch the kiteboarders on the way to the cyclocross race, in great weather no less. Thinking of taking up a couple of new sports…

  • clark5080 October 31, 2009 (8:44 pm)

    I had a blast at the race. Man some of these riders are amazing especially the Cat 1 and Cat 2 Riders they rode on the course for an hour and most were still going strong at the end.


  • Robert October 31, 2009 (8:45 pm)

    There’s two schools in Seattle and one in Bellingham that teach kiteboarding. Coolest sport ever!

  • Pete October 31, 2009 (8:58 pm)

    looks like the bike riders really do a lot of damage to the environment. can’t beleive that they let them race in public parks when so much effort is spent to keep them looking good

  • sgs October 31, 2009 (9:43 pm)

    In the last conversation about the cancellation at Lincoln Park, it was mentioned that the riders come back to do restoration work on any damage. Hope that happens here. It looked like folks had a great time and I loved seeing the pics of the young people competing.

  • B October 31, 2009 (11:29 pm)

    I was helping with registration in the morning for the beginner races and we had a LOT of people coming out for the very first time and racing or spectating. Everyone had a huge smile on their face when it was over. :) Couldn’t think of a better way to spend a sunny fall day!

  • seattleCX November 1, 2009 (10:23 am)

    Jim… one of those Cat 1/ Cat 2 racers is a 14 year old National Champion. Tough tough kid.

  • clark5080 November 1, 2009 (12:48 pm)

    Seattle CX
    I talked to his dad for a little while ( I think his name is Cole?) and got several pictures of him also. He pretty much stayed with two other riders but they didn’t seem able to reel in the one guy who was out in front. These racers are in amazing shape.


  • clark5080 November 1, 2009 (1:16 pm)

    Wrong his name is Logan Owen he finished 4th

  • Al November 1, 2009 (2:02 pm)

    Cyclocross races were excellent! Made me want to do it too…damage was minimal. Lots of the course was on already existing paths and the grass will grow back quickly. Damage was not extensive to *grass* and no bushes or trees were destroyed in the process. Most “damage” seemed to already exist from people deviating from the main paths on a regular basis and trash everywhere in the undergrowth, NOT from the cyclocross crowd btw. 1/2 the course was on the school grounds and it’s a groomed park so I wouldn’t call it “native” by any means. If one was there, one could see the actuality.

  • seattleCX November 1, 2009 (5:26 pm)

    Logan’s a natural. He kicks us up and down all year long on the road and then kills it during cross. Certainly pro material when he gets a bit older.

  • Jim November 2, 2009 (5:38 pm)

    Damage? Yes. Will it grow back? Yes. Should everyone be able to use public parks? Yes.

    Why is it people have an issue with torn up grass, which will grow back but they don’t have an issue with over flowing trash cans, concrete pads added to a native envirnoment, paved paths, and sign post with graffiti all over them?
    The park is as natural as down town west Seattle. Once we made it a park it lost it’s innocence. Use it, enjoy it, maintain it. Just don’t exclude some and not all.

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