West Seattle, Washington
The West Seattle High School Wildcats ran onto the field at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex tonight as an undefeated team, and that’s how they left it, with a 56-7 victory over the Kent Meridian HS Royals. #2, junior Elijah Brady, led the scoring tonight with four touchdowns.
His first one was less than a minute into the game.
WSHS first on the board, TD by #2 Elijah Brady. Then a 2-pt conversion, so 8-0 lead and game is less than a minute old. pic.twitter.com/2pVrzOUdRb
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) September 26, 2021
Just a minute after that, the Royals got their one and only TD, and the score was fleetingly close, 8-7. But less than a minute and a half later, the Wildcats started pulling away, first with another Brady TD, then with the first of two touchdowns by #8, junior Mason Kallinger:
Second-quarter scoring included point-after kicks by #20, sophomore Kalei Scott:
Also in the photo above is #3, sophomore Bo Gionet, who snagged an interception with 1:44 to go in the first half. Second-quarter TDs were by Brady, Kallinger, and #31, senior Casey Maxwell. At halftime, head coach Jeff Scott‘s team was up 42-7.
The WSHS Cheer Squad performed at halftime:
The second half opened a lot like the first – a TD by Brady, just a minute and a half in, after a pass by #9, junior Axel Johnson.
Shortly thereafter, an interception by #4, junior Roman Centioli, set the stage for the Wildcats’ last touchdown, by #7, senior Will Godwin. No scoring in the fourth quarter, so 56-7 is how it ended. WSHS is now 3-0, and on the road next week, at Bishop Blanchet, 7 pm Friday (October 1st).
Less than two weeks after the 3-alarm fire that destroyed the closed Locker Room in downtown White Center, its neighbor to the north, Huong Xua Deli, is still struggling to recover from damage. (Our photo above shows what it looked like inside hours after the fire.) So their neighbors to the north, Full Tilt Ice Cream proprietors Justin Cline and Ann Magyar, have launched a crowdfunding page for community donations to help Huong Xua reopen. The page features this message from the deli’s owners:
My name is Kevin Bui and my wife is Phuong Nguyen. I came to the US when I was young. Growing up, I didn’t have that many opportunities and wealth. I had to work to support me and my family. Even through the struggle, our culture brings happiness and everybody together. That is why I wanted to open a small business to share some cultural foods such as Bánh Mì, Bún Bò Huế, thịt Heo Quay (Roasted Pork) and many more foods. When we inherited the business from the previous owners, everything was still the same but got slower from the pandemic. Not too long ago, our Roasted Pork Sandwich got rated #1 as the best Bánh Mì in the Puget Sound from The Seattle Times. I could say this was a blessing. Our business got more customers coming from all over the state. Everything was going well until a fire that was spread to our Deli. There were 3 fires that happened in a span of 5 months, but this time, Hương Xưa Deli was affected and damaged by the water and fire retardant. Our friendly neighbor from Full Tilt, started this fundraiser to help us rebuild our deli. Our family’s income depends on this business. Anything will help, thank you all for your support, I hope we can rebuild a new Deli as soon as possible located in the spot where we are right now to serve to our lovely community in White Center.
You can donate by going here.
P.S. Bizzarro Italian Café, south of the Locker Room, remains closed too (their Wallingford location remains open). King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Tim Meyer told us that investigators believe “smoking material” started the fire, as was the case with the April fire that closed the Locker Room.
One of West Seattle’s newest businesses is now open at 5904 California SW: Goodnight Pilates and Muscle Activation. Proprietor Carrie Goodnight is occupying half the space that used to be DeSautel Chiropractic (now at 6553 California SW under the name Resolve Chiropractic.) Goodnight tells WSB, “After nearly 20 years of teaching Pilates (13 of them in West Seattle), I have expanded my skill set to include Muscle Activation Techniques.” She says combining Pilates with MAT (explained here) is a “powerful combination.” The new studio offers one-on-one lessons and bodywork, by appointment.
The report and photo are from Kelsey:
So many accidents and near misses at this corner in this school zone near Madison Middle. Every single day. Desperately needs a 4-way stop. Today it was a police car pulling out in front of a car (his fault, he acknowledged). No injuries.
Since most “minor” accidents aren’t reported, it is not seen by SDOT as a problem corner. Spend one day here and you will know. Especially worse now during the week, when West Seattle Elementary kids are heading to Schmitz Park [Elementary].
Time to look into this more seriously before someone is seriously hurt.
This happened just after 2:30 this afternoon. The intersection is one block east of the top of the steep Charlestown hill
If you’re going to the West Seattle High School football game tonight vs. Kent Meridian, you’ll see that new feature at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex – the stadium’s full name is now on its scoreboard. The photo is from Mr. Cantu’s friend Doree Fazio-Young, who says the signage was installed this week and that the official dedication is expected next month; she also says West Seattle muralist Desmond Hansen is painting a portrait of Mr. Cantu for his memorial garden. Mr. Cantu, the stadium’s longtime grounds manager, died in 2018 at age 51; this past spring, the School Board approved naming the complex in his honor.
Westwood Art Studio (9042 31st SW) is one of nine stops on this weekend’s West Side Artists studio tour. Each stop hosts multiple artists; at this studio, we found (above, L-R) Gary Georger, the studio’s owner Damian Grava, and Jacob Foran. Find the full list and map of studios on the self-guided tour here; until 5 pm today, and again 11 am-4 pm tomorrow, you can visit as many as you want to!
Dennis Williams Jr. was all smiles as 15 dodgeball teams got ready to play in the On Blast! tournament he’s leading at the lower playfield in Riverview right now.
This is all about saving lives – raising money for research into childhood cancer.
Dennis’s 5-year-old son Isaac was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma when he was just a year and a half old. Isaac wad treated by Seattle Children’s Hospital for the next 15 months. Dennis says, “We are eternally indebted to Seattle Children’s and every child who comes behind Isaac.” Doctors from Children’s are there today to support the benefit – Dr. Navin Pinto and Dr. Julie Park.
They’re raising money because, Dennis says, “Only 4% of government funding goes to pediatric cancer research, so we have to do more to increase the odds of success for our kids.”
Prizes today include classic Topps cards:
You are invited to go to Riverview (7226 12th SW) while the tournament continues until 3 pm – DJ Top Spin is spinning, and there are treats to buy – and you’re also welcome to donate to the cause here.
Two thefts in West Seattle Crime Watch:
WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE VAN STOLEN: Brian‘s sister needs this van to get around; it was taken in Admiral:
Our wheelchair-accessible van was stolen from in front of our house on 9/22 around 5:22 am. We live on SW Stevens in between 46th and 47th. Someone got dropped off by someone else who appears to be driving a pickup truck. They immediately go into the van and drive away. We also noticed afterward that we are missing one of two keys, and we realize this is probably not a coincidence. However, the bottom line is that the van is missing and it’s the only way my sister, who has Cerebral Palsy, can get around. We have no suspects. We can’t imagine knowing anyone that would do this to us. I can’t even imagine a stranger stealing a wheelchair van. It’s just so wrong. It’s a black 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan with a side ramp on the passenger side. The back has a row of seats taken out so you can roll a person in a wheelchair into it and strap the chair down. I can see how it would be tempting for a lot of people to steal as you could use it to haul stuff or even sleep in it. We just want the van back.
The van was last seen heading east on Stevens. Plate number (as shown in the photo) BMA7685. Call 911 if you see it.
BIKE STOLEN: Joe‘s 2009 Surly Rat Ride bike was taken Friday near 35th and Morgan:
Here’s the specs:
Model: Rat Ride 1×1=11 (see non-ebike version photo)
Color: All black
E-bike conversion kit: CYC (see photo)
Battery: Frame mounted
Seatpost: Thompson Masterpiece
Joe is offering a reward. If you find it, let us know and we’ll connect you.
TRAFFIC ALERTS: 8 am-4 pm, work will be under way at the Duwamish Longhouse signal site on West Marginal Way. Also, northbound 26th SW remains closed between Roxbury and Barton.
TASTE OF WEST SEATTLE: Second-to-last day of the weeklong dine-out benefit for the West Seattle Food Bank. 27 food/drink establishments are participating – some by donating a percentage of proceeds, some with specific menu items. The venue list and other info can be found here.
YARD SALES: See what’s listed for today in this section of the WSB Community Forums.
CROSS-COUNTRY MEET AT LINCOLN PARK: The West Seattle Road Runners are hosting a meet at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) 10 am-3 pm, with more than 400 runners expected. The organization tells WSB, “We’d like to let the community know that parking may be very limited at the park during the race, but everyone is welcome to come down and cheer on the West Seattle team! Runners from age 5-14 will compete in the first local XC race since 2019.”
CLEANUP VOLUNTEERS: Scott Dolfay, whose story we told here, is still finishing cleaning up his former rental house in Arbor Heights. “One more day’s effort should do it. For those that can, we request one more volunteer effort at 3936 SW 97th St, 10:00 am (today). The 30-cubic-yard dumpster was removed and an empty 15-cubic-yard one is in its place.”
WEST SIDE ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR: 9 studios, more than 30 artists! Visit between 10 am and 5 pm today and/or 11 am and 4 pm tomorrow. List and map are in our calendar listing.
ROCK & GEM SHOW: 10 am-4 pm in the driveway at 2009 SW Dakota. Herbert says, “Our driveway rock and gem show is lots of fun.”
AT C & P COFFEE: Live music with Marco de Carvalho, Hans Teuber, and Jeff Busch, 10:30 am-noon. (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor)
FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am Saturdays – details in our calendar listing.
CHEER FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER-FIGHTERS: 11 am-3 pm at lower Riverview Playfield (7226 12th SW), you’re invited to cheer players at the On Blast! dodgeball tournament raising money to fight childhood cancer. Music, food, fun. (You can also donate here.)
OKTOBERFEST: 2 pm-6 pm with beer and brats at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way).
OPEN MIC: At The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), starting at 6 pm.
FOOTBALL: West Seattle High School hosts Kent Meridian HS, 7 pm at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).
WEST END GIRLS: 8 pm at The Skylark (2803 Delridge Way SW). Note: Vaccination proof required.
LIVE MUSIC AT THE BEACH: 8:30 pm at J&J Public House (2808 Alki SW), live music led by Grammy winner Andrew Gouché. $10 cover.
WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW: 9 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW; WSB sponsor), it’s Dolly Madison and The DJ.
Something today/tonight we’re missing? Text us – 206-293-6302 – thank you!