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As-it-happened coverage: Chief Sealth wins Huling Bowl, 49-19 over WSHS

(Video and most photos added postgame)
The annual Huling Bowl game – cross-peninsula high-school varsity football, West Seattle vs. Chief Sealth – is over, and for the second consecutive year after a long WSHS win streak, Sealth keeps the trophy, breaking the game open in the second half and winning 49-19. Our as-it-happened coverage from West Seattle Stadium is below; post-game video with the Luther Carr-coached Seahawks jubilantly claiming the trophy is above, and we will be adding numerous photos below in the hours ahead, so check this story again in the morning to see what happened not only during but also before the game:

ORIGINAL REPORT, BEGINNING AT 7:04 PM: The big game is on – Chief Sealth Seahawks vs. West Seattle Wildcats, varsity football with the Huling Bowl trophy at stake.

We’ll be updating from West Seattle Stadium as it goes.

7:18 PM: First score of the game, with 4:43 left in the first quarter – Chief Sealth, touchdown by #7, LeeAndre Dickerson. Extra point is good, 7-0 CSIHS.

7:35 PM: First quarter’s over, score still Sealth 7, WSHS 0.

Lot of turnovers.

8:02 PM: Second touchdown in the game is also #7, LeeAndre Dickerson, for Sealth, seen in our Instagram clip:

No point after; score’s now 13-0 Sealth, with 2:26 left in the first half. The marching bands have left the stands to get ready for the halftime show.

8:14 PM: The Wildcats are on the board, with #12 Carter Golgart scoring a TD with :25 to go in the first half.

Attempted two-pointer failed afterward; score now 13 CSIHS, 6 WSHS.

8:19 PM: It’s halftime – still Sealth 13, WSHS 6. (added)The bands took the field.

Instagram clip from the combined bands’ performance:

Band directors Marcus Pimpleton (Sealth) and Ethan Thomas (WSHS):

8:38 PM: The second half has just begun. Good fan turnout on both sides.

8:46 PM: Sealth #42, Marquise Givens (above), just scored a TD, with the point after by #34, Edgar Marquez. It’s now Seahawks 20, Wildcats 6, with 9:48 left in the third quarter.

8:49 PM: And after #59, Sam Tino, came up with the ball again for Sealth, #2, Brady Crane got a 45-yard TD on the reverse. Point after good. Now 27-6 Sealth with 9:26 to go in the third quarter.

9:00 PM: West Seattle answers with another touchdown by #12, Carter Golgart (above), but the 2-point conversion attempt failed. It’s now Sealth 27, WSHS 12 (two-point conversion failed), 5:33 left in 3rd quarter.

9:09 PM: It’s a night for scoring two TDs, at least for the three players between both teams who’ve had TDs so far. Now there’s another for Sealth by #42, Marquise Givens. It’s 36 CSIHS, 12 WSHS.

9:18 PM: Third quarter is over, still 36-12 Sealth. Meantime, thanks to CSIHS’s Twitter crew for informing us that #42 has the wrong name on the printed roster – those two TD’s are the work of Marquise Givens, and we’re editing the above updates to reflect that.

9:20 PM: Another Sealth TD with 10:18 to go in the game. #41, Allen Delker.

9:30 PM: With 7:23 to go, a quarterback-keeper TD by #12 Weston Reed. It’s now Sealth 49, WSHS 12.

9:36 PM: The Wildcats answer – West Seattle’s #5 Carter Mensing with a TD, 4:39 left in the game. 49-19 Sealth. Some spectators have left but a lot of dedicated fans remain. Last year, by the way, was the first time in memory that Sealth won the Huling Bowl – that was a close game (19-15). Two minutes now remain in this one.

9:46 PM: It’s final, 49-19 Sealth over WSHS for the Huling Bowl. Trophy to come.

ADDED: Pre-game scenes – WSHS staff including Principal Ruth Medsker were at the grill for the free barbecue:

Wildcat-spirit treats were part of a bake sale to raise money for the cheer squad:

Speaking of whom:

We photographed their CSIHS counterparts practicing pre-game:

Back in the parking lot, the tailgating continued:

A short time later, the home team’s band marched in, and it was on:

Next week, the final games of the regular season. It’s West Seattle’s homecoming game on Thursday (October 24) at Southwest Athletic Complex, against Nathan Hale; Sealth is on the road Friday (October 25th) vs. Ingraham at Northwest Athletic Complex.

Duwamish Alive! fall 2013 edition: Cleaning up water & shore

Thanks to “Diver Laura” James for sharing photos from today’s fall edition of Duwamish Alive! cleanup, more than half a dozen work parties on and around the waters of the Duwamish River.

If you missed the chance to help out today – the next Duwamish Alive! events will be in the spring, and you can watch the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for numerous community-cleanup opportunities between now and then.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2013: Less than 24 hours away!

October 19, 2013 3:09 pm
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The big tent went up this morning in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot, one of the three main venues for tomorrow afternoon’s Fauntleroy Fall Festival, 2-5:30 pm. This afternoon, we have the festival lineup, shared by Judy Pickens – from activities to live entertainment to food/drink:

For a larger view, the full-size PDF is here. Weather looks promising; the Seahawks already have played this week, so there’s no football distraction; no excuse not to come be part of it on Sunday afternoon, in and around the church/Y building and the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse across the street (9100 block California SW).

P.S. If you’re a cake-baker, there’s still time to create one for the Cake Walk (prizes!) – here’s how.

PACK YOUR BAG! Day 18: Duplication in preparation

October 19, 2013 2:04 pm
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This time around in the day-by-day “Go Bag” building series – featured on WSB so you can do something meaningful during Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month – today’s bag-building step involves something you can’t buy at the store, though you might still have to spend a little money to make it happen if you don’t have anything to use to copy or scan. From West Seattle Be Prepared:

Make copies of your important papers and put them in a waterproof bag in your kit. Here’s a list of what to consider including: identification cards, insurance policies, birth certificates, passports, glasses prescriptions. Also include a picture of each family member and pet; these can be especially helpful should you get separated and have to search for each other later.

And in today’s reminder that our most common type of disaster – Wyoming, seldom hit by earthquakes according to US Geological Survey records, had one on Friday, magnitude 3.6; today, a magnitude 6.5 quake hit in the Gulf of California.

Catching up? Previous installments are archived in reverse-chronological order here.

As noted last night, Tuesday’s meeting of the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network will focus on emergency preparedness; details here.

Happening now: Pumpkin Festival at Lincoln Park P-Patch

The stars of the show, the pumpkins – priced in small, medium, large – were arrayed as if they were the greeters when we stopped by the Lincoln Park P-Patch Pumpkin Festival about an hour ago. The P-Patch isn’t actually at the park – it’s at what was the Lincoln Park Annex before it was renamed Solstice Park, a little bit uphill from the tennis courts on the east side of Fauntleroy Way (look for the festively decorated sign before turning). Right across from the pumpkins, before you get to the plants, bulbs, and bake sale, is this quilt:

$2 gets you a raffle ticket, benefiting the P-Patch Trust. This is all continuing until 1 pm, so get there fast!

West Seattle restaurants: Opening day at ‘Zaw

Back on Wednesday, the first day of the “soft launch” for the new ‘Zaw take-and-bake pizza shop at 35th and Fauntleroy, Jennifer shared that photo of her son Owen with pizza maker Aidan, as they picked up the first of dozens of free pizzas given away via RSVP. No more freebies, but today is the shop’s official opening day; hours are 2-9 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2-8 pm Sundays-Thursdays. Here’s their menu, all takeout – pizza, salad, take-and-bake dessert, and beverages, including wine and beer. ‘Zaw is a local chain with eight other locations in Seattle and on the Eastside.

Happening now: Volunteers in action at Arbor Heights Elementary

You’re never too young to volunteer, and here’s photographic proof: Students Lowen and Meah are working right now at Arbor Heights Elementary School‘s Fall Cleanup. The parent volunteer who shared the photo says they’re among at least 10 kids who are helping out; the work party continues around the AHES campus until noon.

ADDED 11:25 AM: More volunteers – Taytum, two-almost-three; Tiffany, parent; kindergarteners Derek and Kieran:

Any time you want to help out – browse the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, which is where we list community cleanups as well as a multitude of other events, from live music to neighborhood meetings to library programs and way beyond!

West Seattle Saturday: Pumpkin Festival; Huling Bowl; Westside School open house; Caspar Babypants; Duwamish Alive!; ukuleles…

Thanks to David Hutchinson for sharing another excellent view of last night’s moonrise! It’ll be a while before we see the sun today, but there is MUCH to do, so get on out into the fog and check out some of the following:

TRAFFIC ALERT: No word if the fog is affecting this, but the weekly road-work “lookahead”listed lane closures on the northbound 1st Avenue South Bridge this morning, until 1 pm, for inspections. The WSB Traffic page includes camera views from the bridge, if you want to check for backups.

WESTSIDE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, it’s an all-school open house at Westside School (WSB sponsor):

Prospective families will have an opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the campus as well as speak to teachers about their program. In addition, Westside School is offering weekly tours by reservation. The PreK-8th grade application deadline is January 14, 2014.

Westside is at 7740 34th SW.

LINCOLN PARK P-PATCH PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Just uphill from the tennis courts across from northern Lincoln Park, you’ll find the Lincoln Park P-Patch and its Pumpkin Harvest Festival – with carving and pie pumpkins, a bake sale, seeds and bulbs, and more – details in our calendar listing. 10 am-1 pm. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

DUWAMISH ALIVE! You can volunteer at one of several sites along the Duwamish River and/or in its watershed, from West Seattle to South Park to Tukwila, for today’s 10 am-2 pm twice-yearly work party. Details here and in our preview, which includes a map of the sites.

GEAR SWAP: 10 am-6 pm today, come see what’s available at the winter gear swap presented by Mountain to Sound Outfitters. But don’t go to the store – the swap is happening a few doors down at the American Legion Hall. (3618 SW Alaska)

PET ADOPTION EVENT: 10 am-2 pm at Umpqua Bank in the Admiral District – details here. (2620 California SW)

CASPAR BABYPANTS LIVE: The monthly Family Fun Series at High Point Community Center resumes with this morning’s 10:30 am performance by Caspar Babypants – details (including ticket prices) in our calendar listing. (6920 34th SW)

OPERA PREVIEW: The West Seattle chapter of the Seattle Opera Guild comes to The Kenney (WSB sponsor) for a preview of “Daughter of the Regiment.” They’ll also be selling the new “Entertainment” book as a benefit. 3:30 pm. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

‘WAG THE DOG’ – AND MORE: If the now-over government shutdown, the impending elections, or both have you in the mood to talk politics, start your night with the Admiral Theater‘s screening of this classic political satire, 4 pm.

Tickets are $8, OR you can see it as part of a $30 package with the 7:30 pm performance of ArtsWest‘s “The Taming” and a post-play discussion, as explained here. (The Admiral’s at 2343 California SW, ArtsWest is at 4711 California SW)

HULING BOWL: West Seattle High School is this year’s host for the crosstown football clash with a trophy at stake, and it’s starting things off with 5:30 pm tailgating at West Seattle Stadium before the 7 pm game against Chief Sealth International High School. (4432 35th SW)

UKULELES AT THE FEEDBACK: “Seattle’s loudest ukulele band” The Castaways‘ CD release party is tonight at 9:30 pm, Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor). (6451 California SW)

Broadcaster & West Seattleite Dave Beck headlines SW Seattle Historical Society’s Champagne Gala Lunch

Exactly three weeks until the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Champagne Gala Lunch – perfect time to get your ticket. SWSHS has landed a well-known West Seattleite, broadcaster Dave Beck, as speaker; here’s the newest update on the November 9th event:

With an inspiring program featuring Dave Beck, a dessert dash, a silent auction full of intriguing items, good friends, great food, a historic West Seattle setting, and “the best view of Seattle in Seattle,” the annual Champagne Gala Lunch is a can’t-miss date.

In fact, it promises to be as fun as its centennial theme: “Tripping the Lighthouse Fantastic”!

The event, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9th, at Salty’s on Alki, 1936 Harbor Ave. SW.

Tickets are $75 adults, $45 teens 13-18, $25 children 4-12, and children under 4 free. Order yours by visiting and using the “Make a Donation” button toward the bottom of the home page, specifying that your donation is for ticket(s) to the gala.

Beck, the featured speaker, has been a genial fixture of Seattle’s public-radio airwaves and classical-music scene for 28 years, and he has deep roots in West Seattle.

His parents’ livelihood stemmed from Boeing, and from age 10, Dave grew up in Fauntleroy, attending Gatewood Elementary School, Denny Junior High School, and Chief Sealth High School before graduating in music from the University of Washington.

He has lived in West Seattle since 1996, first in Westwood and since 2006 in Admiral.

Best known for his award-winning, on-air conversations with local, national and international luminaries in all fields of culture, Dave is an accomplished and busy cellist who recently joined KING-FM as on-air classical-music host.

From 1985 through the summer of 2013, he carved an impressive career as producer, host and music director at KUOW-FM for insightful programs that included “Weekday,” “KUOW Presents,” and “The Beat.”

For the Champagne Gala Lunch, Dave will bring a constellation of stories from his interviews of well-known West Seattleites, as well as reflections on why he and his family chose – and continue to choose – West Seattle as their home.

You can also call 206-938-5293 to reserve seat(s) at the SWSHS gala, and if you’re still deciding, go here, where you’ll also find a video invitation by Beck, and a two-minute video history of event sponsor Nucor Steel. (WSB is a media sponsor for the gala – see you there!)

Update: Fire response on SW Holden canceled quickly

October 19, 2013 12:39 am
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12:39 AM: Big Seattle Fire response now on the way to what was reported to be a possible townhouse fire in the 2600 block of SW Holden – but the first crew on scene was told it’s apparently out.

1:03 AM: The call is closed.