Hiawatha debut for West Seattle High School boys’ varsity soccer

Thanks to Tim McMonigle for sharing photo and summarizing the latest milestone for newly renovated Hiawatha Playfield and the players who have been waiting a long time for it:

West Seattle High School (in blue) had their first varsity soccer game of the season today and played on the beautiful new turf at Hiawatha in front of local students and fans, beating Franklin HS 3-0. This is a great improvement over playing their home games at Memorial Stadium the last several years where many fans could not see them. The weather cooperated and the boys played their hearts out. Their next game is Thursday afternoon at Ingraham HS and Friday evening against Sammamish HS, hopefully at a local venue. Come on out and support your local WSHS Wildcat soccer team!

5 Replies to "Hiawatha debut for West Seattle High School boys' varsity soccer"

  • knm March 17, 2010 (8:39 am)

    Where can we find a schedule for games? I’d love to take my son to see a high school game.

  • James March 17, 2010 (9:09 am)

    Why doesn’t West Seattle HS play all its home games at Hiawatha (located next to the high school)? This is a sure way to build community support for high school sports.

  • Tim McMonigle March 17, 2010 (9:48 am)

    I’m really trying to get the school to move as many home games to Hiawatha instead of Memorial Stadium (which gets no fan support for obvious reasons). The problem is, it conflicts with baseball. So any feedback to the WSHS Principal and/or AD would help get that message across.

    The schedule is located here – http://westsideathletics.olinesports.com. Click on the drop down for Boys Varsity Soccer. I’m still trying to get some of the Memorial games moved to Hiawatha, but it’s a slow process. So keep checking back to see if there are any changes.


  • Jane March 17, 2010 (12:43 pm)

    Thanks, Tim, for the article and great photo. It is nice to be able to cheer the team on at Hiawatha.

  • MikeC March 17, 2010 (1:02 pm)

    Has anyone floated the idea of playing a home WSHS football game there? Kind of a bold, old fashioned concept, but as James says what a great way to involve the local community. Make it a Saturday day game. Even the band could march around the neighborhood leading up to kick-off.

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