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BASEBALL: West Seattle HS wins Metro League championship

(WSB photos)

The West Seattle High School Wildcats are the Metro League champions for the second time in three years! They won the title game against Ballard 7-1 tonight at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center. WSHS was ahead 2-0 after the first inning and never looked back.

(#11, TJ Buehring)

A few more innings went by before West Seattle started piling on the runs by methodically advancing after getting on base – a single here, an RBI there, a stolen base here.

(#7, Caden Fahy)

Miles Chandler was the winning pitcher. Head coach Dylan Mclauchlin‘s Wildcats had already secured a spot in the state tournament, which starts Tuesday.

When their next game is set, it’ll appear on this bracket.

SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: The next game is set – next Saturday (May 18), 1 pm, vs. Peninsula, at Edmonds-Woodway HS. It’s a potential doubleheader, as it’s a must-win game, with the winner advancing to another game that afternoon.

COUNTDOWN: 4 weeks until Loop the ‘Lupe obstacle-course 5K

May 11, 2024 8:35 pm
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Spring/summer event season has begun! We’re now only four weeks away from the Loop the ‘Lupe obstacle-course 5K and its companion events. Loop the ‘Lupe happens in the late morning and early afternoon of Saturday, June 8 – starting with the obstacle-course 5K’s Elite Wave at 11 am, continuing with the Family Wave, then the 5K Fun Run, the Senior Saunter, and concluding at 1 pm with the Youth Dash. (Get more info here about all the events.) Lots of fun on the sidelines too at Walt Hundley Playfield, with music, food, and a beer/cider garden. Loop the ‘Lupe raises money for Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s social-outreach work. If you’re not registered yet, you can fix that by going here right now! (WSB is Loop the ‘Lupe’s media sponsor.)

UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Constellation Park

May 11, 2024 8:11 pm
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8:11 PM: SFD and SPD are headed for Constellation Park after reports of paddlers offshore yelling for help. Updates to come.

8:15 PM: Responders are arriving and say they see the paddlers but no one appears to be in trouble.

8:22 PM: Response canceled.

West Seattle’s quirkiest public artwork takes another fall

That photo was sent by Rose Feliciano, one of four people who messaged us today to report that the trailside tribute to Rolf Neslund has fallen again – and lost its head again. (First – background if you’re new – Rolf Neslund is the pilot blamed for the 1978 ship collision that forced the old West Seattle Bridge to be replaced. He subsequently retired and was murdered by his wife in 1980. HistoryLink summarizes the saga.) In 2020, during the first year of the West Seattle Bridge’s 2 1/2-year closure, a mysterious “historian” installed the statue along the bike/foot path by the bridge, declaring Rolf “patron saint of the broken bridge.” Days later, the statue itself was broken; someone made off with its head. A month later, it was restored and reinstalled. Then one year ago, the whole sculpture simply fell and needed re-assembly and re-installation (Rose was part of that project); this time its head is missing, nowhere in sight. Who did it, and what happens next? Hard to tell with a rogue artwork that belongs to nobody and everybody; we’ll keep our ear to the ground!

UPDATE: Missing West Seattle woman found

12:42 PM: Seattle Police just issued an alert for this woman missing in West Seattle:

Jonette is 79 years old, 5’1″, thin, brown-gray hair, brown eyes. Police say she has dementia and was last seen in the 4700 block of 42nd SW. No info on what she might be wearing. If you see her, call 911.

2:20 PM: Jonette is also now the subject of a Silver Alert, which offers a bit more information, including that she lives in The Junction.

4:54 PM: According to police radio, Jonette has been found, in the Alki area.

AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: Scenes from West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2024

(Clickable online map of sales is here … printable/downloadable map is here) … nonprofit/benefit/school sales listed here)

More than 500 sales are happening around West Seattle – and a bit beyond – as West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2024 gets going! We started off by taking our own advice: At the very least, if you’re not having a sale today, walk to the nearest one! So our photo above shows your hosts Mandy and Robert at Sale #452 (8420 California SW) in Upper Fauntleroy. We’ll be roaming, and adding photos that sellers and shoppers send; find the sales all mapped here (click on any item in the list on the right side of the page, or any marker, to open its infobubble. The printable/downloadable guide is linked on that page too. Official sale hours are now through 3 pm. … A different style of furniture at Sale #64 (2932 Walnut), which texted this photo:

If you’re sending a photo, please be sure to include the sale #; thank you! … Plant sales are always a hot ticket on WSCGSD. This photo is from Julie & Steve at Sale #420 (7558 44th Ave SW), who promise, “Lots of plants, including natives!”

You’ll be singing “Jingle Bells” at Sale #291 (5415 35th SW) – Katie sent pics of tables at her sale including this one with holiday décor:

9:49 AM: This might be the only sale with a sale – Sale #214, “Crazy Bob’s on (3243) 56th Ave SW, west of Schmitz Park, has hoisted the sail on the sale. We’ve got a boat load of kites. Literally.”

In Morgan Junction, <strong>Thunder Road Guitars (Sale #411, 6400 California SW, also a WSB sponsor) throws a huge WSCGSD sale every year – our photographer shows us the line out the door:

This year’s list of participating businesses is here … Toward the south end of the map, Sale #507 (10750 18th SW, White Center) is bustling:

Sale #415 sent the next pic – that’s Scout Troop 284’s benefit bake sale at Fauntleroy Way and Holly Place:

10:26 AM: Matt at Sale #113 (3227 45th Ave SW) sent the next pic and notes, “Camera equipment, audio, and vintage watches on sale today”:

Elyse at Sale #444 (5643 47th Ave SW) says they’re open until 5 today and again 9-5 on Sunday:

Plus, “unicorn lemonade”!

Two benefit sales are next to each other – at 3000 California SW, West Seattle High School‘s Care Coordinator Stacy Fernandez is hosting Sale #189 for the program she leads:

And at 3050 California SW (St. John the Baptist lot), the WSHS Volleyball Team – fresh off their first trip to state in 40+ years – is raising money at Sale #221:

The next photo is from Tim at Sale #510 (10819 34th SW), who says it includes one big item that wasn’t in his listing: “Everything in the pic is for sale. Even the 1965 Ford Thunderbird!”

11:07 AM: If you’re looking to hit multiple sales in one stop, the map can point you at a variety of opportunities. We found multiple sellers at California/Raymond (including Sales #390 and #401) – sellers include local entrepreneurs Justin (Sound & Fog) and James (Filigree & Shadow, WSB sponsor):

And sisters Michele and Debby (who came down from Victoria to help out):

Just in from Sale #11 (8115 12th Ave SW) – Charlotte the corgi! whose people note, “we have women’s clothing, dog stuff, kitchen gadgets, lots of decor, holiday decorations and more!! Almost everything priced 25-50¢!!”

Got kid shopper(s) with you? Go see Sale #367 (3736 SW Monroe), run by kids (with parent supervision), including a mini-arcade with prizes!

Among the condo and apartment buildings participating today, The Dakota at 4116 California SW, home to Sale #88, which sent this photo:

That’s just north of the sale-rich zone along California on the block between Genesee and Oregon. …. Meantime, Sale #282 has “treats and drinks” and is raising money for Highline Premier Girls 2013 soccer, corner of SW Hinds St/35th Ave SW:

Here’s an exuberant welcome from Sale #341 (7300 31st SW), with toys, books, and a kid-size bike:

12:06 PM: We’re now in the second half of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! Another of the participating businesses is The Skylark at 3803 Delridge Way SW (Sale #38) – here’s some of the eclectic offerings there:

Handmade woodworking items by There Is a Season are in the spotlight at Sale #417 (3950 SW Othello):

Back at the north end of the peninsula, Bill sent a pic from Sale #235 (1911 46th Ave SW):

Over on Pigeon Point, we found Willy kicking back at Sale #32 (3841 20th SW):

In the photo below, Nick‘s assistant at Sale #496 (10221 38th), who notes, “Toys, Furniture, House Plants, Kitchen Appliances, Tools, $2 Book Bin!”

Need glassware, decanters, corkscrews? Lauren says Sale #468 (4408 SW Rose) has all that:

1:03 PM: Two-thirds of the way into this year’s WSCGSD, still lots of fun stuff happening out there. Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW, Sale #351) is hosting what they’re hoping will be an annual record show and sale to benefit the historic venue:

You can listen to records while you’re there, thanks to DJ performances – here’s DJ Ricci:

Ready to grow? This year’s Sale #1, Wanderlust Nursery at 7527 19th SW, is a mail-order nursery not usually open to the public, but for WSCGSD they are – until 5 pm: “We have plants for all interests: natives and citrus, fruiting and herbs, trees to groundcovers, indoor or shade! Gift your loved ones some handmade soap, nuts for woodcarvers and crafts, jewelry or trinkets.”

From Julie at Sale #111 (4845 48th SW): “We still have tons of stuff in Seaview on 48th! Same with our neighbors on 47th and 46th. Come by and say Hi!”

Handmade stoneware pottery awaits you at Sale #103 (4111 47th Ave SW) – the photo is from Wendy:

1:48 PM: Another of today’s multi-seller spots is The Kenney (7125 Fauntleroy Way, Sale #435):

Thanks to Sale #236 at California/Walker for displaying the “official” sign (it’s a file we send to all the registered sellers):

Need a couch? Sale #2 (1264 SW Othello) sent the pic: “We’ve still got lots of great stuff! House plants, couch, drums, etc., etc.”

2:07 PM: Final official hour of WSCGSD. Our most recent stop was Sale #295 (8427 30th Ave SW), a multi-household fundraiser for the West Seattle Timebank:

If you’re on the north end of the peninsula, an incentive from Sale #82 at 4220 SW Hill: “Free water and snacks for anyone who stops by! Make us an offer.”

Back in the south, Sale #326 at 9331 32nd SW is laden with ceramics and glassware:

Sent from Sale #372 (7153 35th SW), which reports: “We have men and women’s clothing, luggage, gaming peripherals, and a free tire!”

Some sales might be in the mood for end-of-day deals. Robert at Sale #135 (3434 48th Ave SW, the only sale with a haiku-style listing) emailed to say, “Having a great day! Lots of items (except tools) will be 1/2 price after 1 pm!”

Again, the map is here … some sales are staying open past 3 pm, but otherwise, that’s when the symbolic closing bell of WSCGSD sounds.

3:01 PM: Thanks to everyone who participated by selling, shopping, browsing! If you’re not ready to stop shopping yet, five sales’ listings say they’re open until 4 pm – 306, 396, 406, 448, and 477 – and five say they’re open until 5 pm: 1, 198, 289, 314, and 483.

Community Garage Sale Day and more for your West Seattle Saturday!

After a night of skywatching, a day of shopping/selling/mingling!

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY: Marilyn at Sale #499 (10432 40th SW) was first on Friday to send us a pic of what she’s selling today – that’s what you see above. So much person-to-person recycling is about to happen all over the peninsula, the first WSCGSD with more than 500 sales registered! 9 am-3 pm are the official hours, but some sellers are starting earlier, some are closing earlier … all that info is in their listings on our interactive online map, as well as the downloadable/printable guide. Check the online map page for last-minute cancellations as well as links to all the mini-lists we’ve featured during the past week (even one with the sales that promise lemonade stands, since it’s going to be another warm day!). Watch for as-it-happens coverage here starting at 9 am.

Here are other notes for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE COMMUNITY WORKOUTS: 3 FIT4MOM events at Alki this morning, as early as 7:30 am – info in our calendar listing.

STAMP OUT HUNGER: Put out your bag of nonperishable food for the letter carriers’ donation drive before 8 am.

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT FYI: President Biden stayed downtown overnight and is scheduled to fly out of SEA Airport by 2:45 pm. He’ll be on the move to campaign fundraising before then so, if you have to go off-peninsula, you’re forewarned. (UPDATE: Air Force One lifted off around 2 pm, so the visit is over.)

LIBRARY CLOSURE: The Southwest Library is closed Saturdays through June 4.

WATER TAXI’S LATER-EVENING RUNS: Spring/summer season for the West Seattle Water Taxi continues, so it’s making later-evening runs tonight.

WEST SEATTLE RUNNER GROUP RUN: The store is where to meet for the weekly free group run at 8 am. (2743 California SW)

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

CASCADIA FRESH MARKET’S OPENING WEEKEND: Go buy affordable healthy food at this new neighborhood store launching a four-month test run at 5444 Delridge Way SW, open 10 am-7 pm today. Here’s our story explaining what it’s all about!

WORK IN THE FOREST: Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity by helping the Westcrest Park madrone forest, 10 am-1 pm – RSVP link and more info is in our calendar listing.

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Plants await you at the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus, 10 am-3 pm.

FAMILY STORY TIME: 10:30 am-11 am at High Point Library (3411 SW Raymond).

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

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN PEONY FESTIVAL: Performances and activities as well as celebration of the flowers, first of two days for this annual festival, 11 am-4 pm. See the performance schedule here. (6000 16th SW, north side of South Seattle College north parking lot)

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

FREE COMMUNITY SKATE: 1-3 pm at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW).

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Open 1-6 pm at the north end of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

SPRING FAMILY FAIR: 2-5 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), activities and special guests including Bubbleman! Free, all ages.

NEPENTHE’S WALK-IN MASSAGE CLINIC: 3-5 pm, show up at Nepenthe (9447 35th SW) with a specific problem to be addressed by massage, and you’ll get a free (gratuities appreciated) trial of their work.

MOTHER’S DAY SCRAPBOOKING AND TACO BAR: 4:30 pm at Alki Masonic Center (40th/Edmunds), create a Mother’s Day scrapbook page with the West Seattle Rainbow Assembly #18 – info and RSVP link in our calendar listing.

HIGH-SCHOOL BASEBALL: West Seattle HS plays for the Metro League championship vs. Ballard at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, 7 pm.

THE GRIOT PARTY: Spoken word at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7 pm.

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

AT THE SKYLARK: “Festival of Friends: Bandmixers, doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), $10 cover, 21+.

NORTHERN LIGHTS AGAIN TONIGHT? Another solar flare was headed our way last night – so it’s a possibility. We’ll be on aurora watch again tonight after dark.

BEATS: Saturday night DJs at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Tonight, DJ Teddy Ruckspin & Justa The Bop Oligarch. (4547 California SW, alley side)

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

Planning a happening? If the community’s welcome, your event belongs on our calendar! Please email info to – thank you!