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BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS boys’ season ends with loss in state opening-round game

February 24, 2024 10:03 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

Despite a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback, the West Seattle High School boys’ first game in the state 3A tournament was also their last game of the season, a 60-56 loss to Tacoma’s Lincoln High School this afternoon at Bellevue College. The Wildcats fell behind midway through the first quarter; they trailed the Abes 14-6 after the first quarter, 31-18 at halftime. But WSHS came out fighting for the second half, opening with a three-pointer by #2, sophomore Sully Janiwade. They shaved Lincoln’s lead down to five points twice before the third quarter ended, with back-to-back baskets by #0, junior Alex Pierce:

He was West Seattle’s top scorer for the day, with 15. Second-highest for the Wildcats was #3, senior Bo Gionet, who contributed the first two points of the fourth quarter, bringing them within three of Lincoln:

Half a minute later, #23, senior Pawlose Aschalew, cut the Abes’ lead to one, and followed that basket with a three-pointer, giving WSHS the lead, 47-45, with six and a half minutes left in the game.

The two teams alternated leads and ties until about the two-minute mark, and WSHS fans were on their feet:

But those last two minutes were filled with missed opportunities, and when two foul shots put Lincoln up by four with :14 to go, victory was out of range. The Wildcats finish the season 16-12.

Two more notes: After the game, the tournament organizers announced the Sportsmanship Awards; WSHS’s winner was #13, senior Nathan Schiavo. During the game, head coach Dan Kriley was absent from the bench; we asked athletic director Corey Sorenson and principal Brian Vance, both of whom were at the game, why, but both said they couldn’t comment.

COUNTDOWN: Two weeks until West Seattle recycling/shredding event

Need motivation for pre-spring cleaning? We are now two weeks from the annual recycling/shredding event presented by the West Seattle Junction Association and Chamber of Commerce – 9 am until noon on Saturday, March 9, in the north lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor). From the official flyer, here’s what you can bring:

No charge, but some limits – primarily four boxes of shreddable paper – and there’s a list of what will NOT be accepted in our calendar listing.

VIDEO: Luna Girls on Alki, 10 years later

West Seattle videographer Mark Jaroslaw shares that video as a reminder of an anniversary – 10 years ago, Lezlie Jane‘s sculpture “Luna Girls on Alki” was installed between the heart of Seacrest Park and Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor). It’s a reminder of West Seattle waterfront history a century earlier. The artist has many other works along the peninsula – check them out via the MORE tab on her website.

PHOTOS: Orcas in Elliott Bay

2:37 PM: If you have some time for Saturday afternoon whale-watching, head toward the Elliott Bay shore – Kersti Muul just texted that transient killer whales are heading into the bay. Let us know if you see them!

3:51 PM: Jamie Kinney sent that camera-screen shot of an orca he saw from Don Armeni Boat Ramp. He says they’re still visible from there right now!

4:43 PM: And shortly thereafter, the whales headed out of the bay, per commenter EH.

6:41 PM: Thanks to those who’ve sent photos! These three are from Jamie:

And these two are from Robert Spears:

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Little Free Library arson; car break-in

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY ARSON: Diane sent the report and photo:

This morning at 5:25 am we woke up to the smell of fire and noticed someone had taken all the books out of our little free library and lit them on fire. Fire department responded quickly. Earlier this week someone had taken all the books out and left them all on the ground, but last night the same thing happened and they were all lit on fire. There was also other personal products, lotions, ceramic figurines, etc. that were on fire. We are at the 7200 block of 39th Ave SW.

Diane has reported this to police; we’ll add the number when we get it.

CAR BREAK-IN: This report is from M:

Just wanted to share a reminder to not store car registration or title in your car. (You can use a digital copy of your registration.)

My car was prowled this morning at 3:38 am (near 39th and 100th SW). They broke a window and stole the vehicle registration (in a lock box that they probably thought would contain something much more exciting), along with a binder of car repair records.

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Food trucks, beer, costumes @ Special Olympics of Washington’s Polar Plunge fundraiser

(WSB photos)

11:55 AM: Alki’s biggest post-holidays winter event is happening now – the Special Olympics of Washington Polar Plunge. The “plunging” doesn’t actually start until 1 pm, but the accompanying food-trucks-and-beer festival is happening now:

We counted 11 trucks – from west to east, Off the Rez, Thai-U-Up, Tabassum, Kathmandu MoMoCha, Whateke, The Cheese Pit, Sam Choy’s Poké to the Max, SeoulBowl, Theo’s Gyros, Alaska Weathervane Scallops.

Sorry, no lineup for the beer garden, but you can buy tokens for tastings:

And heaters are set up!

This is all scheduled to continue until around 4 pm, near Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki), with a costume contest coming up pre-plunge, shortly after noon.

ADDED 7:06 PM: Thanks to Robert Spears for sending photos from the costume contest and plunging!

City approval for major work at Delridge/Orchard gas station

February 24, 2024 10:53 am
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From the “in case you wondered too” file – the land-use-action sign out front of the Arco station at Delridge/Orchard is for major work that just got city approval this week. The owners plan to “remove 2 underground storage tanks and install two new tanks (one 22,000-gallon and one 25,000-gallon tank).” Also: “Existing piping system, dispensers, and trash enclosure to be replaced … (project) includes 1,800 cu. yds. of grading (900 cu. yds. of backfill).” Publication of the decision opens an appeal period, with a March 7 deadline; this notice explains how.

26 notes for your West Seattle Saturday!

February 24, 2024 6:16 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Friday sunset at Alki, photographed by Misa Moore)

Welcome to the weekend! Here’s what’s in our Event Calendar listings for today/tonight:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound lane closures on the 1st Avenue South Bridge, 6 am-noon.

FREE! GROUP RUN: Start your Saturday with this weekly West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW) group run! All levels welcome. Meet at the shop by 8 am.

FREE! HEAVILY MEDITATED: Arrive by 8:50 am for community meditation at Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska). Free event but registration required.

POLAR PLUNGE + FOOD TRUCKS: 10 am-4 pm near the Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki), it’s two events in one – the Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Washington (you can still register – costume contest noon-ish, plunging at 1 pm), and a food truck festival (10 trucks expected!) and beer-tasting event (tickets required).

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Scheduled to be open 10 am-2 pm today: “The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers. (6000 16th Ave SW, north lot)

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, Community School of West Seattle (9450 22nd SW) welcomes your visit.

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

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

LUNAR NEW YEAR LANTERN FESTIVAL: Final celebration of Lunar New Year is at the Seattle Chinese Garden (6000 16th SW, off South Seattle College‘s north lot), 11 am-3 pm – details here.

FAMILY READING TIME: Every Saturday at 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).

SATURDAY SOCIAL AT NEPENTHE: Noon-5 pm, drop in and hang out at Nepenthe – “Mini massage, sound healing and tarot sessions offered. Tea, coffee, and juices served.” (9447 35th SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN: The home of West Seattle history is open for your visit, noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2236 SW Orchard)

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room open – wine by the glass or bottle – 1-6 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: Walk-in community clinic 1-4 pm at Community School of West Seattle (9450 22nd SW), ages 6 months and up.

LEARN TO MAKE CERAMIC EGGS: 1-3 pm at The Clay Cauldron (5214 Delridge Way SW) – check to see if there’s still room.

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Tasting room/wine bar open 1-6 pm, north end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: The West Seattle High School boys play a state opening-round game this afternoon, 2 pm vs. Lincoln HS (Tacoma) at Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE). Get tickets here. (We’ll be there and will update the score quarterly via X.)

CHARLES PETERSON AT EASY STREET RECORDS: The photographer signs his Nirvana book, 7 pm. (4559 California SW)

AT KENYON HALL: 7 pm, pianist Ray Skjelbred (solo), reservation link in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

ALL-AGES OPEN MIC: 7-10 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way)

‘BORN WITH TEETH’: Final weekend continues for the current play at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm – tickets here.

JOHN STEPHAN BAND: Live music! 8 pm at Poggie Tavern (4717 California SW)

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: West End Girls “drag extravaganza” at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm, all ages, advance tickets here.

BEATS: Saturday night DJ at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Go here to see who’s DJing tonight. (4547 California SW, alley side)

KARAOKE: Saturday night, sing at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW), starting at 10 pm, with Michael Van Fleet.

Planning a concert, open house, show, sale, event, walk, run, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? If the community’s welcome, your event belongs on our calendar! Please email info to – thank you!