West Seattle, Washington
The regular season is over and now we know what’s next on the football schedule for Chief Sealth International High School and West Seattle High School. The Seahawks, who finished atop the Metro League‘s Sound Division, have a rematch with Roosevelt, who they beat 42-37 last Friday. The two will play at Memorial Stadium downtown at 5:45 pm this Saturday (October 27). The Wildcats, meantime, have a 7 pm game Thursday (October 25) at Thomas Jefferson in Federal Way.
Two updates this afternoon on West Seattle High School golf star Lauryn Nguyen:
First, her WS Golf Course record has been confirmed. It was mentioned in this report on the WSHS girls-golf season that she was believed to have set it during the Metro Championships last week – and today, WSHS says it’s official – at 67, 5 under par, she holds the course’s women’s record.
Second, she is the third local high-school athlete in three weeks to be honored as a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athlete of the Week! WIAA noted in today’s announcement, “Nguyen was the Metro League Golf Championship Individual Champion with her score of 67, setting a new ladies’ course record by two strokes. She also was named Metro League Player of the Year.”
9:29 PM: The game’s over at Southwest Athletic Complex, where Chief Sealth International High School has just completed its fifth consecutive victory, 47-16 over Sammamish HS. The Seahawks (5-2) held the winless Totems scoreless until the final quarter was just past half over. Photos and details to come.
11:49 PM: This one was a rollercoaster. Nobody scored in the first quarter. Plenty of time to appreciate the cheer squads, both sporting pink pom-poms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Then Sealth started lighting up the scoreboard just a half-minute into the second quarter. The McMillan twins – #8 Dontae (WIAA’s Player of the Week) and #6 Jalonie – had plenty of reasons for celebrating.
Though Sammamish got within striking distance toward the end of the first half, they were denied, thanks to work by Seahawks including #4 Quinn Killham:
Sealth’s second TD came in the first half’s final seconds, and they led 12-0 at halftime. The third quarter was scoreless until Dontae McMillan’s TD run with 2:46 left. Two minutes later, it was 26-0, and a fumble recovery with seconds remaining in the quarter led to a 33-0 score going into the fourth quarter.
Four minutes after head coach Ted Rodriguez‘s Seahawks added yet another TD with 9:31 left in the game, Sammamish finally started a bit of a comeback. A TD run at 5:31 was followed by one at :42 – but that was too little, too late – especially with one more Sealth touchdown at :12 remaining. Final score 47-16, and with Roosevelt – next week’s opponent, 7 pm Friday at SWAC – losing to Lakeside tonight, Sealth is alone atop the division.
P.S. Home game means another Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) donation to a Sealth club:”
The Chief Sealth Marching Band received this game’s $100 donation – from left is director Zachariah MacIntyre, with Stacy Stepper and Kameron Port.
4:24 PM: A power problem at West Seattle Stadium means the football game that was scheduled there tonight, O’Dea‘s homecoming vs. Rainier Beach, is moving. The 7 pm game instead will be played at RB’s field. City Light’s map shows only the stadium affected by this outage; we’re checking to see what happened.
5:31 PM: An SCL truck was in view at the stadium when we went by. Cause is still listed as “investigating.”
The photos and report are from West Seattle High School golf head coach Joel Snow:
Congratulations to the West Seattle High School Girls Golf Team on a very successful 2018 season!
The lady Wildcats Golf Team finished the regular season at 8-2, which is a tie for 3rd place. This a an amazing group of girls that played great golf all season long.
The Metro League Championship Tournament was held this week on Tuesday 10/9/18 and Thursday 10/11/18. Day 1 was at Jackson Golf Course and Day 2 was at West Seattle Golf Course. The team had 5 girls qualify for the Metro League Tournament.
The team finished in 5th place and qualified for the District Championships that will be held in May 2019.
Sophomore Lauryn Nguyen won the Individual Title at the Metro League Tournament with a total score of 139 and may have set a new course record at the West Seattle Golf Course.
This is still being confirmed but the current course record for Women (5535) at the West Seattle Golf Course is 69 and on Day 2 of the tournament Lauryn shot a 5 under 67 to win the league title by 5 strokes.
The Girls finished the season on a high note and are really looking to forward to competing at the District Championships.
We are looking for more girls to come join the golf team next season. For more information, please contact head coach Joel Snow at email@example.com.
Congratulations to Chief Sealth International High School football standout Dontae McMillan, announced today as a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Player of the Week. He’s led the Seahawks to four consecutive wins. From the WIAA announcement: “The running back ran for 279 yards on 21 carries and scored four touchdowns, as the Seahawks took down Lakeside 48-31. His longest run of the night was a 94-yard scramble on third down.” Every week, the organization honors “varsity athletes who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week (based off nominations).” This Friday night at 7 pm, you can see McMillan and his teammates play Sammamish at home at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).
Football might be on your mind right now … but basketball season starts its full-court press soon, and that goes for the youngest players among us too! The West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) wants to remind families that signups have started:
Hit the hardwood with the experts in youth basketball. Kids learn the basics of the game plus teamwork, leadership and make new friends! Registration is open now through November 11 for ages 3 â€“ 15 at the West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA. Learn more and sign up (by going here).
The West Seattle Y is at 3622 SW Snoqualmie; the Fauntleroy Y is at 9140 California SW.
One more local football game report – Seattle Lutheran hosted Evergreen Lutheran at West Seattle Stadium this afternoon. The visitors went home with the win, 50-18, but the Saints scored three TDs – two by #7 Zach Carver:
And one by #75 Andrew Meyer:
The Saints are back home at WS Stadium in two weeks for homecoming, 1 pm October 20th vs. Tacoma Baptist.
West Seattle High School #80 Tom Nguyen‘s opening performances represented one of two highlights from the Wildcats’ home game against Ingraham last night. He got WSHS out to a 14-0 start over the Rams with two touchdowns in the first few minutes of the game – first a massive run shortly after the opening kickoff, second on a pass from #2 Cyrus Storlie with 7:15 to go in the first quarter. Unfortunately, that’s all the scoring the Wildcats mustered, and though the defense held Ingraham scoreless until 3:59 remained in the first half, the Rams made up for that and went home with a 28-14 win. However, the other bright spot: Festivities for WSHS Senior Night! Players, cheer squad members, and band musicians in the Class of 2019 were honored at halftime, since this was the last regular-season home game:
From the announcements read during the ceremony, the seniors honored were:
CHEER: Captains Nina Betancourt, Christina Carpio, Sophia Singer; team manager Deniece Savage; team members Erin Conroy, Rowan Langaynor, Sara Mendez, Chloe Simmons, Kourtnie Snow, Cicely Spicer, Tatjana Steinhuber, Jake Webley.
BAND: Musicians Lola Demurger, Carli Evanson, Emma Laplante, Matthew Mote, Katya Rose, Megan Tran.
FOOTBALL: Managers Deja Lewis, Sadie Marchant, Alex Reboca, Taija Young; players Ayden Al-Shimary, Lucas Bower, Oliver Carlson, Samuel Jett Centioli, Ben Fryer, Ian Gesellchen, Mighty Gionet, Ryan Higgins, Naum Hoffman, Cameron John, Colin Roman, Cyrus Storlie, Victor Yeasting.
It was the fourth win in a row last night for the Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks: 48-31 over Lakeside at Northwest Athletic Complex. Sealth is now 4-2 and wraps up the regular season with two home games at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), starting at 7 pm next Friday (October 12th) vs. Sammamish.
Congratulations to West Seattle High School quarterback Cyrus Storlie, announced today as a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Player of the Week after his performance in the Wildcats’ first win of the season last Friday. From the WIAA announcement: “Storlie controlled the Wildcats to a 51-8 win over Franklin, on 16 of 19 pass(es) for 319 yards and five touchdowns.” WIAA explains the honor as recognition of “varsity athletes who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week (based off nominations). All varsity level students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible … Students may win the award once during any given academic year.” This Friday at 7 pm, Storlie and his WSHS teammates are back at home at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), hosting Ingraham.
The photo was sent by Chief Sealth International High School athletic director Ernest Policarpio, who reports, “After many decades, the Sealth Slow-Pitch Team has returned to the Metro!! They played Lake Washington today and came up short, but spirits are high and a new excitement is running thru our halls.” Your first chance to cheer for the re-launched program at a home game at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle, across from CSIHS) is 4:15 pm next Tuesday (October 9th) vs. visiting Juanita.
The West Seattle High School Wildcats have their first victory of the year after going downtown Friday night to play the Franklin HS Quakers. Final score: 51-8. That’s also the first WSHS win under new-this-year head coach Jeff Scott. Next Friday (October 5th), the Wildcats are home at Southwest Athletic Complex at 7 pm vs. Ingraham.
Big win for Chief Sealth International High School tonight, but the Seahawks didn’t really run away with it until the last quarter of their 40-24 victory over Ballard at Southwest Athletic Complex. Among those cheering in the stands, members of the Sealth Class of 1968, celebrating their 50-year reunion:
The game started in sunshine, and head coach Ted Rodriguez had reason for a sunny outlook right from the start.
Sealth star #8 Dontae McMillan got his first TD with 7:36 to go in the first quarter. With a two-point conversion, the Seahawks led 8-0, and that held until midway through the second quarter, when the Beavers kicked a field goal. It was 8-3 but not for long.
The teams swapped possession shortly thereafter, with Sealth #6 Jalonie McMillan recovering the ball on a fumbled punt, followed by a Ballard interception, and then a safety adding two points for Sealth, bringing the Seahawks’ lead to 10-3 – until the Beavers had a huge TD run with 2:42 to go in the first half, tying the score 10-10.
The Seahawks answered fast with their own big TD run and went into halftime ahead 16-10.
Ballard briefly took the lead with 3:51 left in the third quarter, 17-16. How briefly? Sealth’s Dontae McMillan scored a TD on the kick return. With the two-point conversion, Sealth was up 24-17 and never looked back. They added two more TD-plus-two sets, starting with this one:
Another Sealth TD. With 2-pt conversion, now 32-17 CSIHS over Ballard with 8:10 left in the game. pic.twitter.com/qRJVlee7NI
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) September 29, 2018
And at just under 7 minutes left in the game, the next 6-plus-2 widened the Sealth lead to 40-17. Ballard managed a TD with :22 left but it was too little, too late, and the Seahawks finished with the 40-24 triumph.
That brings Chief Sealth to 3-2 and puts them atop the Metro League‘s Sound Division. Next Friday at 7 pm, they’re on the road, playing Lakeside at Northwest Athletic Complex.
The photo and report are from West Seattle High School music director Ethan Thomas:
The West Seattle High School Band participated in the 66th Annual Husky Band Day at the University of Washington vs Arizona State football game on Saturday, 9/22. They participated alongside over 2,500 students representing 32 High Schools from across the state as well as the 200+ member Husky Marching Band. They combined to perform during halftime and played 5 songs, including the Husky Fight Song “Bow Down To Washington.” Two students from each high school were featured in an Honor Band as they performed “Believer” by the band Imagine Dragons. The Honor Band Students from West Seattle High School were Emma Laplante on Clarinet and Lola Demurger on Alto Saxophone. Also featured were two members of the WSHS drumline, Nate Wuethrich and Adam Chin, for a combined performance with the Husky Drumline.
You may notice in the picture that several of our students do not have uniforms. Due to the growth of the music program at WSHS in the past few years, we are in need of additional uniforms. We will be raising money over the next few months to purchase more uniforms to support the continued growth of our program. Visit the WSHS music department website at www.wshsmusic.org to find out more.
Another Sunday with perfect running weather, as the Orca Half saw hundreds of runners heading from Lincoln Park to Don Armeni Boat Ramp. Busy morning there – lots of boat trailers as salmon season continues, plus a harbor seal resting nearby:
No orca sightings in the water, but “Mike” the inflatable killer whale was on hand, on land:
Local advocacy group The Whale Trail benefits from part of the Orca Half’s proceeds, and executive director Donna Sandstrom was there to talk with runners and passersby:
This is the third year for the Orca Half in West Seattle. Results are here – Nathan Ennis was top male and overall finisher, in 1:16, while Jessica Kosloski was first female finisher, in 1:29.
Another round of congratulations for West Seattle 7-year-old Colton Fukano, after the Washington State BMX Championships earlier this month. The photo and report are from Colton’s proud mom Shawnda Fukano:
Colton Fukano earned 1st place in the state for the 7-year-old expert division. In August, Colton won his 30th race, which moved him up from “intermediate” to the “expert” class. Colton rides for Sonic BMX, which practices at the North Seatac BMX track, and is sponsored by Sprocketts Recycled Bicycles in Magnolia. Colton is in second grade at Genesee Hill Elementary.
If anyone is interested in trying out BMX, check out Peninsula Indoor BMX in Port Orchard. They have new rider clinics and free loaner bikes and helmets. Colton and his dad take the ferry there to practice in the winter when the outdoor tracks are too muddy.
Shawnda first told us about Colton’s achievements two years ago, when his first trip to the state championships
One more high-school-football score to mention: The Chief Sealth International High School Seahawks won their second consecutive game last night. Coming off their Huling Bowl victory a week earlier, Sealth defeated Cleveland at Memorial Stadium downtown, 34-6. Next week, CSIHS plays their homecoming game vs. Ballard at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), 5 pm Friday (September 28th).
9:37 PM: The game has just ended on a rainy night at Southwest Athletic Complex, and the visiting Nathan Hale HS Raiders go home with the win over the West Seattle High School Wildcats, 28-11. Details and photos to come.
ADDED SATURDAY MORNING: #50 Mighty Gionet got WSHS on the board first with a field goal at 3:13 to go in the first quarter, which ended with the Wildcats up 3-0. Then the second quarter got off to a roaring start with both teams getting touchdowns in its first half-minute.
#6 Colin Roman ran in the TD on a pass from #2 Cyrus Storlie. That was the last scoring the Wildcats did, though they went into halftime with the 11-8 lead.
The Raiders regained the lead with 7:51 to go in the third quarter, 15-11, and then added another TD less than three minutes later. With one more at 4:51 to go in the game, that left the final score 28-11 Hale.
NEXT: WSHS (0-4) will be back home at SWAC for a 7 pm game on Friday, October 5th, vs. Ingraham.
A night to remember for the West Seattle High School volleyball team, first win of the season in a home match against Bainbridge High School.
The visiting Spartans took the first game 25-16 but then the Wildcats won the match by taking the next three, 25-8, 29-27, and 25-23. The last two were especially hard-fought by first-year head coach Abby West‘s players.
Next up for the Wildcats, they’re at home again Tuesday night, 7 pm varsity, vs. Skyline. Here’s the season schedule.
Big difference in the weather between today and the originally scheduled date – three weeks ago – for the Cosmo 7K on Alki. The long sleeves on some runners were a giveaway. Today – cool and occasionally rainy; three weeks ago, warm and smoky, and the wildfire smoke led to the postponement decision.
Even this furry onlooker had a jacket:
Some participants ran the full 7K; others ran or walked a 5K version of the course. First female finisher overall, registered for the 5K, was Carrie Vanderveer, in 26:09:
Twenty seconds behind her was the first female 7K finisher, Dawn Parlinski, in 26:29:
First male finisher, registered for the 5K, was Neel Salukhe, in 24:00:
First and second male 7K finishers are both in our photo below:
That’s Corey Elliott, finishing in 25:56, six seconds ahead of Woody Sobey, who ran the 7K in 26:02. This was the second year that the Cosmo races were run in West Seattle, replacing the Alki Beach Run previously organized by Northwest Hope and Healing, now a Cosmo beneficiary.
P.S. Next big run in West Seattle – the sold-out Orca Half next Sunday (September 23rd), from Lincoln Park to Don Armeni Boat Ramp. No road closures planned.
Tomorrow night is the next home game for the West Seattle High School volleyball team, and head coach Abby West sends advance word of special events in connection with four upcoming games:
West Seattle High School Volleyball is excited to announce the following events in conjunction with their home games this year! They would love to have more people from the community come to the games and are looking forward to using these events to also help their community! Admission is FREE TO ALL!
September 17th vs Bainbridge High School (JV & JVC at 4:30, Varsity at 6:00 pm) â€” Middle School Night: All volleyball players and enthusiasts affiliated with feeder programs in the West Seattle area (Madison, Pathfinder, Hiawatha, Westside School, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Rosary, etc.) are invited to attend a night honoring the programs that function as the foundation to ours by teaching the fundamentals of the sport, creating interest, and fueling passion!
October 3rd vs Ballard High School (JV & JVC at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00 pm) â€” Cans for Kills Night: A canned food drive. In hopes of giving back to the community, the West Seattle Volleyball teams are asking everyone to come out to the volleyball games and bring a few non-perishable foods to donate!
October 17th vs Cleveland High School (JV & JVC at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00 pm) â€“ Volley for a Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Donation boxes available to be donated to Komen for a Cure (a national Breast Cancer research program)!
October 24th vs Rainier Beach (JV & JVC at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00 pm) â€“ Senior Night: a night honoring the graduating seniors in our program!
Again, those are all home games, so they’re all in the gym at WSHS (3000 California SW – the gym is on the south side of campus, off the parking lot).
Those “no parking” signs along Duwamish Head reminded us to remind you: Alki Avenue SW will be closed for a while Sunday morning for the Cosmo 7K, rescheduled because of last month’s wildfire smoke. It’s a 7K run and 5K walk/run, starting at 9:30 am from Alki Bathhouse, followed by a 10:30 am kids’ run (10 and under); last-minute registration will open at 8 am. Part of the proceeds benefit Northwest Hope and Healing.