West Seattle, Washington
10:07 PM: At Southwest Athletic Complex, Chief Sealth International High School has just won the annual Huling Bowl game against West Seattle HS for the third year in a row. Final score: 42-0. Details and more photos later.
ADDED EARLY SATURDAY: About the only bright spot for the Wildcats – playing as the home team (both teams play home games at SWAC) – was that the game stayed scoreless until 3:14 remaining in the first quarter, when Sealth #11 Bishop Jackson scored his first of two touchdowns.
Sealth #22 Jesse Brown also had two TDs:
That’s WSHS #9 Khalel Kelley above with Brown. The second quarter was when Sealth really broke it open, adding three TD, starting with one by #32 Elias Orbino:
The halftime score was 28-0. Sealth added one touchdown in each of the final quarters.
Another Sealth TD. Seahawks lead Wildcats 35-0 with 5:48 left in 3rd Q. pic.twitter.com/OBDNMpTWNR
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) September 21, 2019
And with that, Head Coach Ted Rodriguez and the Seahawks kept the trophy.
If you’re new to the area and wonder what the “Huling Bowl” name is all about – here’s the backstory. The pregame barbecue dates back to the game’s namesakes but these days you’re more likely to find a principal at the grill – where we found Sealth’s Aida Fraser-Hammer before the game:
Both schools had merch tables:
We’ll add a few more photos later this morning.
One day after Seattle Police announced the arrest of a 47-year-old man during a search-warrant operation that netted heroin, meth, and fentanyl, a judge set bail for the suspect at $50,000. He remains in jail at last check. According to probable-cause documents for his hearing, The documents say a two-month Major Crimes Task Force investigation preceded the arrest. The suspect is alleged to have been dealing drugs from the Stewart Manor building at 6339 34th SW (though the police report lists him with an address in Snoqualmie). Detectives say they also observed him selling drugs from his 1984 Ford Ranger, and say he also owns a 1996 Honda Accord. They got a search warrant and brought along SWAT to serve it at 5:30 am Thursday. They didn’t find anyone in the apartment for which they had a search warrant, but found suspected heroin and fentanyl as well as paraphernalia, baggies, and scales. While the search continued, they learned the suspect was seen parking his Accord nearby, and police were able to arrest him. Inside his car, they found a “purple Crown Royal bag” that the probable-cause document says contained “a large tennis ball size ball of suspected heroin, a plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance (suspected methamphetamine), multiple empty plastic baggies (commonly used to store and sell narcotics), scale, marijuana, and multiple hypodermic needles.” The report says the suspect later told police “he sometimes purchases and sells narcotics for his friends but that he doesn’t do it to make money.” Later testing indicated the items found tested positive for the suspected substances. The narrative concludes by describing the suspect as “a 7-time convicted felon with three convictions for VUCSA” (Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act). He is scheduled to return to court on Monday.
Two garden parties that might interest you this weekend in West Seattle:
SATURDAY AT BARTON STREET P-PATCH: 4-7 pm in the community garden at 34th/Barton:
Need last-minute plans for dinner? Want to get outside and enjoy the last sunny evening of the summer? Then please come and join us for an early evening of handcrafted and wood-fired pizza at the esteemed Barton Street P-Patch in West Seattle. This fundraiser benefiting GROW is organized as an inclusive, family-oriented social gathering to bring gardeners, their families, and the community together while also supporting a nonprofit organization that advocates to keep green spaces and p-patches in our neighborhoods. Check out the creative art and garden beds hand-crafted by the dedicated Barton Street gardeners while feasting on wood-fired pizza and music by Citizens of the Earth.
Tickets are available online or at the garden when you arrive.
SUNDAY AT PUGET RIDGE EDIBLE PARK: Sunday, you’re invited to tour the park at 18th/Brandon for this free event, 2-5 pm:
We would like to share with you the work being done for the 3rd season at PREP (Puget Ridge Edible Park). .. Growing local and eating seasonal is one of many things we can do to combat the threat of the climate crisis. This is not a work party but if you pull a weed or two, we won”t mind.
4:52 PM: Students from at least
two three local schools participated in today’s Global Climate Strike to demand action against climate change. We followed Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) students as they walked to Roxbury at noontime to hold signs.
We asked one student, sixth-grader Hugh, what he and his classmates hope will happen:
Students from another independent south West Seattle school, Westside School (WSB sponsor), rallied too. Thanks to Jeanne for these next two photos:
The biggest rally in Seattle was this morning at Cal Anderson Park – The Seattle Times estimates 2,500 participants – followed by a march to City Hall for an afternoon gathering.
ADDED 10:59 PM: Taproot School sent photos too:
Taproot’s classrooms are at the fauntleroy Schoolhouse.
For the second day in a row, a proposal to replace a West Seattle church building with townhouses has appeared in city files – yesterday, in Admiral; today, in North Delridge. This early-stage proposal would replace the Full Gospel Pentecostal Federated Church building at 5071 Delridge Way SW and a church-owned house to the north at 5061 Delridge, according to the site plan filed today (PDF), with 16 townhouses. Each would include a garage. (We don’t know the church’s status; its phone number went to voicemail.)
The 32-unit townhouse/rowhouse project at 3257 Harbor SW and adjacent Harbor/30th addresses won final Southwest Design Review Board approval last night, 2 1/2 years (and a complete board turnover) after its first hearing. Notes from WSB’s Patrick Sand, after the design packets:
Another weekend preview – the first-ever Dinky Con is happening Saturday at Alki Masonic Hall in The Junction. Organizers say it’s “a first-time mini pop culture convention … a cosplay convention, which means people will be dressed in costumes, depicting characters from movies, anime, comics, video games, etc. There will be an Artist Alley full of local artists making amazing art to sell — mainly focused on different fandoms — including prints, charms, stickers, bows, and more!” Dinky Con will include a judged Cosplay Contest, too, panels, games, coloring, and concessions. It’s happening all day and into the evening, 11 am-10 pm Saturday (September 21st); the venue is at 4736 40th SW. All ages. Tickets are $10 in advance – available online here – or $15 at the door; kids 5 and under are free.
11:57 AM: Just received:
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has responded to a sewer overflow that reached the Duwamish River. SPU and Public Health-Seattle & King County (Public Health) are warning the public to refrain from water activities like fishing. Signs are posted from the 16th Ave. S. bridge to the Turning Basin, indicating Public Health’s closure of a roughly 3,000-foot stretch of waterway and shoreline.
SPU received a report about 1 pm Thursday about suspected sewage in a ditch near King County International Airport-Boeing Field. SPU’s Spill Response team reached the site within 30 minutes to investigate the report and conduct testing. After results indicated a sewer overflow, SPU immediately relieved a blockage, caused by a lodged piece of plywood, in a City sanitary sewer line. SPU estimates the total overflow at 320,000 gallons.
SPU also contacted its regulators and partners, including Public Health, WA Dept. of Ecology, WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, City of Tukwila, King Co. Intl. Airport-Boeing Field and local tribes.
SPU will continue sampling until results confirm acceptable levels.
Public Health recommends that people should avoid coming into contact with sewage-contaminated water. If you do get contaminated water on your skin, wash thoroughly with soap and warm water. Health impacts from exposure to sewage primarily include gastrointestinal illness and skin infection. While this sewage spill is being cleaned up, people may want to avoid eating fish from the river. Due to legacy chemical pollution, the lower Duwamish River has had an on-going fishing advisory that recommends only fishing for salmon. Always avoid bottom dwelling seafood species in the lower Duwamish.
The 16th Avenue S. Bridge mentioned above is better known as the South Park Bridge; it crosses the river at 16th on the east side and turns into 14th on the west (South Park) side.
ADDED: SPU sent an “afternoon update” saying the Duwamish River is now posted with warnings all the way north to Harbor Island.
Lots going on and this is just some of it!
SITE TOUR: 11 am-noon, a site tour with the project team for proposed townhouses in Morgan Junction. Just drop by. (6320 41st SW)
Dogs only; the club offers this every year as a swim-team fundraiser after human-swimming season ends, before the annual cleaning. (11003 31st SW)
‘A GRAND AFFAIR’: 6:30-10 pm party to raise money for the West Seattle Food Bank. Community co-sponsors include WSB. At The Sanctuary @ Admiral. (42nd/Lander)
HULING BOWL: The annual crosstown-rivalry football game between Chief Sealth International High School and West Seattle High School is 7 pm tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex. CSIHS won the last two years – who will win tonight? Be there to find out firsthand! If you can’t, we update the score each quarter via the WSB Twitter account. (2801 SW Thistle)
FREE FAMILY COMEDY, MAGIC, JUGGLING SHOW: Alex Zerbe puts on a show for the whole family at Eastridge Church, 7 pm. (39th/Oregon)
‘TWO DEGREES’: On Global Climate Strike day, here’s your chance to see a play with climate change figuring into the plot – Blue Hour Theatre Group‘s play “Two Degrees” at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center starts at 8 pm.
Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
COUNTRY JAM NIGHT: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, with The Jesus Chords, Doom Lagoon (Omaha, NE), and Space Owl. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MUCH MORE on our full calendar!
Are you ready? Sunday (September 22nd) brings the next Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church. This twice-yearly event usually brings in tons of recyclables. No charge – just drive up/ride up/walk up and drop off recyclables with 1 Green Planet, 9 am-3 pm. See the latest list of what they will/won’t accept this by going here (PDF). Fauntleroy Church is at 9140 California SW (map).
6:52 AM: Good morning! Last Friday before fall (which officially begins early Monday).
METRO SERVICE CHANGE TOMORROW: Here’s what’s changing for West Seattle routes.
ORCA HALF ON SUNDAY: 1,300 people are running in the Orca Half, from Lincoln Park to Don Armeni, on Sunday. No road closures, but runners will be in the “parking lanes” at some points. Also, if you know anyone coming from outside West Seattle, note that there’s a special 7:30 am Water Taxi sailing from downtown.