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CONGRATULATIONS! Two Madison MS teams win citywide championships

More big school-sports news – two Madison Middle School teams won citywide championships today!

That’s the Madison volleyball team. Jennifer sent the photo with word that they won the Seattle Public Schools championship today to crown an undefeated season. The championship was against Robert Eagle Staff Middle School – and Madison won despite Eagle Staff having home-court advantage, since that’s where they played.

Eagle Staff is also the school that Madison’s boys soccer team beat for their championship win today:

The photo and update are from Amber; as she had mentioned in the preview we published last night, this match was played at Memorial Stadium downtown

YOU CAN HELP: Alki UCC’s monthly clothing-donation drive, concurrent with vandalism-response community art creation

May 18, 2024 8:55 pm
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(Photo courtesy Alki UCC)

Alki UCC members have been preparing materials like those for tomorrow’s community art event in response to vandalism and theft of banners outside the building they share with Kol HaNeshamah. The backstory is here, and all are invited to stop by and participate, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm at 6115 SW Hinds. Tomorrow is also the monthly community donation drive hosted by Alki UCC, with the opportunity to drop off items 11 am-3 pm in front of the church (which is where the community art event also is happening). This month, they say: “Men’s work clothes are a continued priority! Our donations drive serves many men participating in day labor who go through a lot of jeans, khakis, sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, work boots, jackets … and lots of NEW socks to keep their feet healthy.”

VIDEO: West Seattle High School earns third consecutive trip to state’s final four after two victories today

7:04 PM: That’s how West Seattle High School‘s baseball team celebrated the win this evening that is sending them back to the state semifinals – third year in a row! We’ve been up at Edmonds-Woodway HS for the past six hours covering WSHS’s first two state tournament games – both one-run victories, 2-1 over Peninsula and 10-9 over Mountlake Terrace. Next they’ll head to Pasco, where the state 3A semifinal and final games will be played this year. We’ll add more about today’s games here later!

9:58 PM: Here are our highlights of the two games the Wildcats played today – both “loser out” games, so the stakes were high – starting with the game against Peninsula:

WSHS starter #12, senior Miles Chandler, had some control problems right out of the gate. He got out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning but gave up a run in the second. He was pulled in the fourth inning, and #6, senior John Langen, took over mound duties. Later that inning, WSHS got on the board after #2, senior Bobby Trigg, got a leadoff double and was brought in by #24. junior Lukas Cheha.

The Wildcats’ other run was in the 6th, when #11, senior TJ Buehring, got on base, made it to third after a double by #7, senior Caden Fahy, and then scored.

Time ran out for Peninsula, which didn’t manage to muster a late comeback.

That win sent head coach Dylan Mclauchlin and his team up against Mountlake Terrace, also a “loser out” game. This one had plenty of drama, as well as weather challenges (rain, mostly light). A dedicated crowd braved it all.

This time the Wildcats scored right off the top – Buehring drew a walk, Fahy hit another double, Cheha hit a sacrifice fly for an RBI, and WSHS had an early 1-0 lead. Starting pitcher #17, senior Matthew Henning, struck out two of the first three Terrace batters. In the second, he had two outs on two pitches. Things looked good … until the bottom of the third, when Terrace loaded the bases and turned that into two runs, followed by two more before the inning ended. West Seattle got one back shortly thereafter. It was three up, three down, for Henning in the bottom of the fourth, still 4-2 MLT. The Wildcats added another run in the 5th. So did the Hawks.

Then came the dramatic two-out comeback in the top of the 6th. Buehring and Fahy both got hits after two previous batters notched outs. Henning walked. Cheha got an RBI single.

#42, senior Sabin Tomlinson, came up to bat:

With that, WSHS took the lead, 6-5.

And the rally was’t over – one more run followed. Then in the bottom of the 6th, pitcher #9 Sam Waskowitz made 1-2-3 work of the Mountlake Terrace batters, and it was on to the 7th. The Wildcats added three insurance runs, with hits including yet another Fahy double. By inning’s end, they were ahead 10-5.

But as the saying goes, “it’s not over till it’s over.” Mountlake Terrace loaded the bases in the bottom of the 7th and cleared them with a grand slam, That five-run lead was down to one. Fahy concluded his heroics for the day by moving onto the mound and saving the victory.

So, for the third year in a row, the Wildcats have made it into the state tournament semifinals (see the full bracket here). Their next game is in Pasco, vs. Eastside Catholic (20-7), 7:15 pm Friday (May 24). The two teams met on April 3; the Wildcats (20-5) won, 5-4.

REMINDER: West Seattle 5K tomorrow, on Alki and Harbor Avenues

One last reminder that tomorrow (Sunday, May 19) brings more than 1,300 runners and walkers to Alki and Harbor Avenues for the West Seattle 5K. The no-parking signs are out (don’t defy them – you might get towed) and both streets will be closed to vehicle traffic between roughly 8 am and 11 am. It’s not too late to be part of it – you can still register online, or at the starting line – near the Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki) – starting at 8:30 am Sunday. The West Seattle 5K is a fundraiser for programs supported by the West Seattle High School PTSA, which coordinates the event.

HELPING: One Day of Service volunteering in West Seattle

2:45 PM: Next time you travel along Roxbury, you’ll notice a much brighter fence at the Community School of West Seattle, thanks to volunteers working there as one of dozens of places citywide getting people-powered help as part of the One Seattle Day of Service today:

Thanks to CSWS for sharing photos! We also have one from the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, whose Adopt-A-Street cleanup was centered on California SW between Admiral and The Junction

The city says thousands of people signed up for more than 130 events involving 100+ organizations.

9:04 PM: We have photos from another of those organization, Kiwanis Club of West Seattle:

Thanks to Denis Sapiro from the Kiwanis Club for sending the photos.

VIDEO: Opening day for Delridge Farmers’ Market, after mayoral visit

15 vendors offering fruit, vegetables, flowers, fresh-cooked food, and condiments and spices are awaiting you right now at opening day for the (corrected) fourth year of the Delridge Farmers’ Market. The day began with a ribboncutting ceremony featuring Mayor Bruce Harrell, visiting as part of his tour for One Seattle Day of Service, which also includes dozens of volunteering events around the city:

As you can see in our photo, District 1 Councilmember Rob Saka was there too. He and Harrell spoke briefly before the ribboncutting, as did Bilan Aden of ACHD, the nonprofit that operates the market, with a focus on economic development for BIPOC-led businesses:

Vendors will be there until 2 pm, including both growers like Aash Farms

.. and Afella Jollof Catering:

We also saw Ma and Pops‘ frozen-treat stand, Wendi Farms, Guerra’s, BDE dumplings, Queen Sugar Baking Company, Bajan Station, and more. They’re in the courtyard at Hope Academy (9421 18th SW), and you’ll find the market there every Saturday, 10 am-2 pm, through October, with resources for community members as well as food for all (including free bags for those who need them).

PHOTOS: West Seattle Bee Festival draws swarms of visitors

(Thanks to Lora for the photos)

10:58 AM: If ever you’ve wanted to find out more about the West Seattle Bee Garden, today is THE day. The West Seattle Bee Festival is under way all day in and around High Point Commons Park (Lanham/Graham). The morning is devoted to walking and running activities, with the help of Emerald City Wanderers:

Then from noon to 4 pm, booths will be set up along Lanham Place, with a variety of organizations and vendors to visit, and you can check out activities and demonstrations – to learn about the bees, be at the Bee Garden at 1 pm for a hive demonstration. The full schedule of events is in this preview.

12:26 PM: Thanks to Lora for more photos – you can meet beekeepers and buy honey, of course, at the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association booth:

The Seattle Public Library hopes you’ll be abuzz about reading:

Seattle Police sent four-legged ambassadors from the Mounted Patrol:

The festival is on until 4 pm!


(‘Sundog’ photographed Friday night by Don Brubeck)

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

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)

SAUNA AT THE BEACH: Portable sauna at Alki Beach, 8 am-3 pm, with some openings remaining as of early today – the reservation link is in our calendar listing.

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

WEST SEATTLE BEE FESTIVAL: 9 am-4 pm at High Point Commons Park and in the street on Lanham Place. See our preview for the full schedule, from morning 5K/10K walks to the afternoon booths, demonstrations, and music.

WEST DUWAMISH GREENBELT GUIDED HIKE: Free! Meet up at 9:30 am at Pathfinder K-8 (1901 SW Genesee) – details in our calendar listing.

DELRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET, SEASON OPENER: 10 am-2 pm, as previewed here. Mayor Harrell is scheduled to visit toward the start of today’s market, as part of the One Seattle Day of Service. (9421 18th SW)

SPEAKING OF ONE DAY OF SERVICE: Last-minute volunteers still welcome at Webster Pond (greenspace on SW Webster south of Home Depot), 10 am-1 pm – here’s the RSVP form.

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.

MIDDLE-SCHOOL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP: As previewed here, Madison MS boys play Eagle Staff MS for the district championship, 10 am at Memorial Stadium downtown.

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.

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.

BEGINNER’S FORAGING WALK: 11 am in West Seattle – organizer will send location after registration.

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

POP-UP: 11 am-6 pm, fashion pop-up by Jayma at Swan Dive (4537 California SW).

POGGIE TAVERN TURNS 90: The dive bar at 4717 California SW plans festivities all weekend – that includes NWTXBBQ visiting 3-7 pm today. Open noon-2 am.

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).

HIGH-SCHOOL BASEBALL: West Seattle HS plays its first state-tournament game, vs. Peninsula at Edmonds-Woodway HS (7600 212th SW, Edmonds), 1 pm.

READY FREDDY PREP PARTY: Join preparedness coach Alice Kuder of Just In Case (WSB sponsor) to learn how to build your “flee bag.” At Whisky West (6451 California SW); RSVP, please – email to be sure there’s a spot.

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

SEATTLE BEER WEEK AT OUNCES: Christmas in May, 3-6 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), as Seattle Beer Week festivities continue.

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.

UNMASK THE NIGHT: 5 pm benefit for Chad’s Legacy Project, founded by a West Seattle couple in honor of their son. At Hideaway Cellars in SODO (4130 1st Ave. S.).

ROO FORREST & FRIENDS: Music at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7 pm, no cover.

LARRY MURANTE AT KENYON HALL: With Nati Popova, 7 pm doors. Ticket link’s in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

THUNDERPUSSY LIVE AT EASY STREET: 7 pm in-store performance. (4559 California SW)

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

RETROMANCERS AT THE SKYLARK: “Power rock with West Seattle band The Retromancers, plus First Track & Project 33, doors 7 pm, music 8 pm at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), $10 cover.

BEATS: Saturday night DJs at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Tonight, DJ Ichy spins. (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!