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BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS boys’ season ends with state-tournament loss

Congratulations to the West Seattle High School boys’ basketball team for their strong season, which ended tonight at Bellevue College.

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

In their first game of this year’s state tournament, the Wildcats fell to North Thurston, 51-34. Half their points came in the final quarter, but they started connecting too late, including this defiant dunk by #23, sophomore Alex Pierce:

The struggle started early – WSHS didn’t get on the scoreboard until a basket by #2, senior Maximus Holliman, more than midway through the first quarter.

He had eight points on the night, as did #5, senior Ryder Mackay:

The Wildcats never did manage to consistently break through North Thurston’s defense, which meant they had to do a lot of outside shooting, without much success, though #3, junior Bo Gionet, got two 3s:

The WSHS boys finished the season 14-12.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen bag of discs

February 25, 2023 11:09 pm
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 |   Crime | West Seattle news

More stolen items to watch for – reported by BJ:

My truck window was smashed in last night, 48th SW and Lander St. Stolen was a black and white Dynamic Disc paratrooper bag (picture attached). Bag was full of discs. Name and number on most of them.

BJ filed a police report but is still awaiting the incident #. If you find the bag and/or discs, let us know and we’ll connect you.

UPDATE: 2 to hospital after car-on-side crash in Fauntleroy

8:33 PM: Thanks for the tip. A Seattle Fire “rescue extrication” response was sent to 47th/Wildwood, near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. SFD says it’s a two-vehicle collision with one on its side.

(Added: Reader photo)

8:39 PM: SFD says everybody’s out of the vehicles. Awaiting word on injuries.

9:47 PM: SFD says two people were taken to the hospital, a 60-year-old man in serious condition and a 70-year-old man in stable condition. A 60-year-old woman had minor injuries. The scene is now clear.

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Snow tonight? Alert now in effect

(Photo by James Bratsanos)

After another day with The Olympics and other snow-covered mountains on full display, will we see snow down here? As of 6 pm, we’re under a Winter Weather Advisory alert that’s in effect until 10 am tomorrow. It’s brief: “Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches.” If you notice the snow starting, please let us know – text our hotline, 206-293-6302 – thanks!

CRIME WATCH: Seen this Airstream? (update: found)

4:47 PM SATURDAY: The photo and report are from Jessica:

I’m the manager at Loretta’s in South Park. We are a bar which happens to have a great burger. We had a signature vintage airstream in the back of the bar for years, and had moved it off premises to another location, still in South Park. Last night 2/24 it was stolen from us … we deeply loved her and want her back. She can be recognized by the many stickers she has on her door.

The SPD incident number is 23-053690.

12:42 PM SUNDAY: We heard a brief police-radio mention about a found stolen Airstream, and confirmed with Jessica that this one has been found.

BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School girls’ season ends with close game

Congratulations to the West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team for a strong season. It ended far from home this afternoon, with a 47-45 loss to Lynnwood in a state-tournament regional game at Arlington High School. According to writer Doug Petrowski‘s tweets from the game, WS led 16-7 after the first quarter, with Carmen Cruz netting four 3-pointers; the Everett Herald‘s Evan Wiederspohn tweeted that Cruz led WSHS scoring with 24. The Wildcats finish the season 16-10.

VIDEO: Fun in the sun at Polar Plunge 2023’s Alki ‘winter beach party’

February 25, 2023 12:13 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | How to help | West Seattle news

12:13 PM: Jumping into Elliott Bay – where the mid-40s water temperature is 10 degrees warmer than the mid-30s air temperature – is the main event at the Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Washington, but it’s just part of the fun. Fundraising plunges start at about 1 pm but food trucks and a beer garden are already here and open until late afternoon.

More photos to come!

ADDED 3 PM: More than 300 people registered for today’s Polar Plunge. Many came in costume – above, the Funny Farm won the group award in the pre-plunge costume contest, by onlooker acclaim. Other contenders included The Avocados:

Produce was a popular theme. “The Strawberry” got honorable mention in the individual costume competition.

Shortly afterward, the crowd moved to the beach for the main event – Polar Plunging. First in, Special Olympics athletes, who are the people the event is about – raising money to ensure costs are covered for all SO athletes:

Next in, the top team fundraiser, the Nearly Nekkid Norwegians:

The participants continued plunging in waves throughout the afternoon.

The event, including the food trucks and beer garden, is expected to wrap up by 4:30 pm. Preliminary fundraising total: More than $115,000; you can donate to Special Olympics any time by going here. The next competition is the Winter Games in Leavenworth, Wenatchee, and Mission Ridge next weekend.

TRAFFIC ALERT: 1st Avenue South Bridge lane closures

February 25, 2023 11:30 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

Thanks for the tip and pic! If you’re headed for the northbound 1st Avenue South Bridge, be aware it’s slow going because of lane closures. The WSDOT alert map says two lanes are closed and attributes the work to “maintenance.” This is supposed to end by early afternoon.

Polar Plunge party, quake-relief shopping, more for your West Seattle Saturday!

February 25, 2023 6:34 am
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Two weeks until Daylight Saving Time, three weeks until the vernal equinox … spring is on the way and early bloomers like those crocuses (seen in Gatewood) are popping up. Here are your Saturday highlights:

SATURDAY MORNING ULTIMATE: 8 am at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW), just show up to throw with the West Seattle Ultimate Frisbee Family.

SHOP AND DINE TO HELP EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS: All weekend, some West Seattle businesses are donating part of their proceeds to Turkey/Syria earthquake relief – see the list here.

POLAR PLUNGE PARTY: As we’ve been reporting, part of this is about jumping into Puget Sound to raise money for Special Olympics Washington – that happens at 1 pm – but even non-plungers are invited to the beach for food trucks, a beer garden, and music. All of those start at 10 am; beer garden requires online tickets you can buy here; here’s our preview listing which trucks and beers organizers say you’ll find. And if you decide at the last minute to plunge, on-site registration ($25) starts at 8 am. This is all in the Alki Bathhouse vicinity – 60th/Alki.

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN: 10 am-5 pm, the garden’s centerpiece courtyard is open, while the rest of the garden’s grounds are accessible dawn to dusk. More info here. (5640 16th SW)

GRIEFSHARE RECOVERY GROUP: Continuing at 10:30 am today, “Grace Church will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one by death. There is a one-time charge of $20 for the GriefShare journal.” Meeting in the church basement. (10323 28th SW)

MORNING MUSIC: 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform. Find out about Marco’s music here.

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in West Seattle, registration required – see full details in our calendar listing.

BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Both of West Seattle High School‘s teams have state-tournament regional games today/tonight. The girls play Lynnwood at noon at Arlington High School (ticket info here); the boys play North Thurston at 8 pm at Bellevue College (ticket info here). Both are must-win games.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2234 SW Orchard)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Visit the home of West Seattle’s history is noon-4 pm Saturdays. (3003 61st SW)

VISCON CELLARS: 1-6 pm, the doors are open for your visit to the tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle. Learn about their wines here! (5910 California SW)

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: At the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus, NWA is open for tasting 1-6 pm today.

MASON BEE CLASS: Growing food? You want to learn about these bees. 1 pm class at West Seattle Nursery (5275 California SW).

IN-STORE AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Iris Drive, 6 pm at Easy Street Records (4559 California SW). Free, all ages.

EVENING MUSIC AT C & P COFFEE: 7-9 pm, Theresa Redmond perform at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), all ages, no cover.

DRAG EXTRAVAGANZA: West End Girls at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), doors at 7, show at 8. All ages.

If you have a show, event, meeting, seminar, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? for our calendar … please email info to – thank you!