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SPORTS: West Seattle Little League celebrates season-opening baseball, softball Jamboree

March 28, 2022 6:37 pm
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(Photos courtesy West Seattle Little League)

Between players, coaches, and family members, more than 1,000 people were involved in baseball and softball games at the two-location Jamboree that marked the start of the newly expanded West Seattle Little League this past weekend. WSLL sent this report and photos:

West Seattle Little League (WSLL) opened its 64th season Saturday with its traditional spring Jamboree, signaling time to “play ball!” for more than 750 Little Leaguers® playing baseball and softball. The Jamboree made a jubilant return to WSLL’s Bar-S Playfield and Chief Sealth Baseball Field [Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex] after the pandemic shuttered previous events, and also marked the inaugural year of the league’s softball program.

Players and families celebrated the return to Little League® alongside special guests including the Mariner Moose, who was spotted pumping up players before games, acting as base coach and pinch-hitting behind the counter at the Snack Shack. White Center’s Dub Sea Fish Sticks mascot got in on the action as well, giving away prizes, capturing moments with the players and fans and cheering on players in the dugouts. The excitement and joy of having the mascots at Bar-S created a memory all Little Leaguers, no matter how big or small, will always remember.

“More than 140 managers, head coaches and assistant coaches volunteer countless hours to teach the games of baseball and softball no matter the player skill set,” said WSLL’s communications director Kristin Widman, “while Umpire in Chief Greg Wren has been with the league since 1996 as a volunteer umpire, coach and board member. We cherish all our volunteers and their time and passion that they devote to the league.”

“It was great to see our community back at the baseball and softball fields!” said Nick Meyer, VP for WSLL and Jamboree organizer. “The kids had a blast playing with their friends and watching games of the older and younger divisions. The giant Fish Stick mascot, the Mariner Moose, and the bustling Snack Shack were a huge hit with all the kids, too.”

Registration is now closed for the 2022 WSLL season for baseball and softball divisions but WSLL is still accepting registrations for the Challenger Program. The Challenger Program is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities and is provided at no cost to families. “At Challenger, we believe that baseball is for all who would like to play regardless of ability,” said Irina Anthony, WSLL director of equity and inclusion.

The Challenger team held its first practice over the weekend as well, running bases, throwing the ball and batting with coach Dave. Many WSLL residents may not be aware of this program in its inaugural year and we want to continue getting the word out to the community. Interested in the Challenger program? Contact Irina Anthony at equityandinclusion@westseattlelittleleague.com.

SPORTS: West Seattle Little League baseball and softball Jamboree opens season this weekend

March 24, 2022 9:58 pm
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One more sign that spring is really here … the West Seattle Little League Jamboree is this weekend, two locations this year! Here’s the announcement:

West Seattle Little League (WSLL) will kick off the season with their annual Jamboree this weekend. Tee ball and baseball games will be held at WSLL’s Bar-S home field [6425 SW Admiral Way], and girls’ softball will also be celebrating the opening weekend with games at Chief Sealth [Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex, 2801 SW Thistle].

Games will occur on Saturday, March 26th, and Sunday, March 27th. Baseball games will occur between 9 am and 7 pm both days. Softball games will occur between 9 am and 6 pm Saturday and 2 pm and 6 pm Sunday.

More info here.

Come cheer on our kids, get some pics with the Mariners Moose and DubSea Fish Sticks, learn about WSLL, and grab a bite to eat at the concessions.

This is the first season since West Seattle Girls Softball merged with WSLL.

SPORTS: Track-meet season about to start at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex

March 23, 2022 4:00 pm
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Thanks to meet announcer David Feinberg for sending the schedule for this season’s Metro League high-school track meets at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), which start tomorrow:

3/24 – regular meet
3/31 – regular meet
4/07 – regular meet
4/21 – regular meet
4/28 – regular meet
5/05 – regular meet
5/11 – league meet, preliminaries and some finals
5/13 – league meet, finals
5/18 – district meet, preliminaries and some finals
5/20 – district meet, finals

All meets start mid-afternoon. We’re short-staffed again this season, so volunteers — preferably with some abilities to accurately time and/or measure — would likely be welcome.

If you’re interested in volunteering, he advises, “The best approach for volunteers would be to arrive at SWAC around 2:30 or so, go down to the track, and seek out Lorna” – that’s Lorna Considine, Chief Sealth International High School track/field coach, who is also serving as meet manager.

CONGRATULATIONS! Miles Gosztola of West Seattle HS honored as statewide Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to West Seattle High School baseball player Miles Gosztola, honored by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association as one of its statewide Athletes of the Week. In announcing the honor, WSHS Athletics noted, “Miles earned a WSHS ‘W’ last Saturday in a 3-1 victory at Meadowdale HS. Miles pitched 5 innings, striking out 8 and allowing 0 runs.” That win was the start to an undefeated first week of the season for the Wildcats.

FOLLOWUP: Next step in Seattle Parks’ study of tennis and pickleball

(Reader photo, 2021)

Back in January, Seattle Parks launched a survey to find out about pickleball and tennis usage. Next step, as announced today, an online meeting:

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking input from tennis and pickleball players on how we can best support the growth of pickleball. Please join us online on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. To register visit zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-2rrTwqE9bpE6f9JbwvhTUl7WUYt3RW

This online event is part of the 2021-2022 Pickleball Study funded by the Seattle Park District. The project team will use the input from our community survey, the project advisory committee, and community meetings to recommend revisions to our dual-striping practices, evaluate standards for dual-striping, and draft a list of potential sites for dedicated pickleball. The team looks forward to presenting pickleball study work, input to date, and next steps at this meeting. Thank you to the over 3,300 people that responded earlier this year to our pickleball survey. Please continue your involvement and join us at this meeting to learn more and provide input.

An advisory committee is meeting throughout the study and additional community engagement will include one additional public meeting.

To find out more about the study and to subscribe to updates please visit seattle.gov/parks/about-us/projects/2021-2022-outdoor-pickleball-study or contact Oliver Bazinet at oliver.bazinet@seattle.gov.

SPORTS: West Seattle HS lacrosse team starts 2022 play

March 14, 2022 2:47 pm
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Thanks to Andrew for the photo and report from the weekend:

West Seattle HS Lacrosse was back in pre-season action at the Spring Tune-Up Jamboree.

The boys won their first match 5-0 over Kamiak, followed by a 2-4 loss to Skyview, then an 8-6 win over Union.

Wildcats are looking forward to a fun, competitive season.

Dates and times of upcoming games are on the team calendar. The lacrosse program is hoping to have a WSHS girls’ team starting next year.

RETURNING: West Seattle Boat Swap set for next month

March 12, 2022 7:01 pm
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Greg Whittaker of Mountain to Sound Outfitters (and Alki Kayak Tours) wants you to know early that M2SO will again host the West Seattle Boat Swap this spring. It’s set for 11 am-4 pm Saturday, April 23rd. It’s all about people-powered watercraft and gear: “Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and other gear sitting in rafters and garages that can be put back into use.” As usual, it’ll be at M2SO’s store in The Triangle, 3602 SW Alaska. You can register as soon as you’re ready by going here.

Clinics, tryouts ahead for West Seattle High School’s award-winning Cheer Team

March 6, 2022 10:57 am
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(Photo courtesy WSHS Cheer Team)

It’s almost tryout time for the West Seattle High School Cheer Team – so here’s an announcement from the coaches:

Are you ready to become a part of the Award-Winning West Seattle High School Coed Cheer Team?

Now’s your chance. Tryouts will be held in person March 30th-April 1st from 4:30 pm- 6:30pm @ WSHS. To try out, you will need to fill out all online forms and provide a current Sports Physical.

For those interested in trying out for our State Qualifying Competition Team are invited to attend our Stunt Clinics where you’ll learn basic stunt skills. Though stunting is NOT a part of the final tryouts, attendance may or may not benefit your chances on making our Comp Team! Stunt Clinics are on March 22-23 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

To participate in tryouts on March 30th and Stunt Clinics on March 22nd, please bring a printed and signed copy of the items below to the first day of clinics/tryouts.

* Signed Waver Form Due
* Both Covid Forms Due
* Up to Date Physical

The tryout application and required Forms are available through our following link tree below.

https://linktr.ee/westseattlecheer

Good Luck and Go Wildcats!! For questions, please email: westseattlecheer@outlook.com

SPORTS: West Seattle High School girls’ basketball season ends with regional-playoffs loss

Congratulations to the West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team for a season that took them all the way to the regional playoffs. Unfortunately, that’s where it ended tonight, just one win short of qualifying for state. The Wildcats lost to Auburn, 56-52, in a regionals game played in Puyallup.

SPORTS: West Seattle High School girls victorious in regional. playoffs

Congratulations to the West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team! They move on in the regional playoffs after a victory at home last night, defeating Liberty High School from Issaquah, 47-42. Next, head coach Darnell Taylor and the Wildcats face Auburn HS at 8 pm Friday (February 25th). That game is at Puyallup HS (105 7th St. SW), and a victory would mean a trip to the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

SPORTS: Chief Sealth IHS wrestlers’ success at state tournament

Last week, Chief Sealth International High School athletic director Ernest Policarpio told us about Seahawk wrestlers on their way to the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Today, he shares a photo and update:

Congrats to a great postseason for our wrestling team! We had 7 wrestlers make it to state and four of them placed in the top 8!

Senior Delaney Graves – 140 lbs – 2nd in State
Junior Saleen Kelly – 155 lbs – 6th in State
Freshman Micah Policarpio – 170 lbs – 7th in State
Senior Ethan Heathershaw – 195 lbs – 5th in State

With the wrestlers in the photo from left are Coach Joey Richards, Daron Camacho, Sergio Lopez, AD Policarpio, Maurice Dolberry, and kneeling is Coach Alexia Ramos.

SPORTS: Regional-playoff game at home Tuesday for West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team

February 21, 2022 8:55 pm
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One local team is still in the postseason playoffs – the West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team. They have a must-win regional-playoff game Tuesday night, and they get to play it at home, 7 pm vs. Liberty High School from Issaquah. If you’re interested in going, here’s the ticket link.

SPORTS: West Seattle HS updates from district playoffs

February 19, 2022 4:09 pm
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Updates on the West Seattle High School basketball teams’ games at district playoffs:

GIRLS: They lost their past two games – Lake Washington today, 69-41; top-ranked Garfield on Thursday, 76-50 – but still have at least one more game to go, at regionals. That matchup is TBA.

BOYS: After two losses – 65-54 vs. Seattle Prep last night, 68-56 vs. Lake Washington on Tuesday – they’re out.

CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattle High School diver competes at state

Another local high-school athlete made it to the state championships!

Giovanni Slye is representing West Seattle High School at the statewide High School diving championship! The event started today at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Giovanni has been training hard with the support and guidance of his coach, Metro League Coach of the Year Stephanie Hunt.

This is Giovanni’s first time in state competition.

CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth IHS wrestlers head to state tournament

From Chief Sealth International High School athletic director Ernest Policarpio:

Congrats to our Chief Sealth Wrestlers advancing to the Mat Classic tomorrow at the Tacoma Dome.

From left to right in the picture:

132 lbs Senior Mason Vaughn-Thomas

140 lbs Senior Delaney Graves

138 lbs Senior Jason Hoang

170 lbs Freshman Micah Policarpio

155 lbs Junior Saleen Kelly

125 lbs Sophomore Sophia Andreini

195 lbs Senior Ethan Heathershaw

Tournament info can be found here.

BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS girls advance at district playoffs

Thanks to Rob Wright for the highlight reel from the West Seattle High School girls’ district-playoffs victory over Holy Names on Tuesday at Bellevue College, 50-40. Next up, the Wildcat girls face top-seeded Garfield for the third time in less than three weeks; that game is also at Bellevue College, 3:30 pm tomorrow (Thursday, February 17th).

BIZNOTE: West Seattle Runner plans pre-St. Patrick’s Day run

St. Patrick’s Day is one month from tomorrow. Since it’s on a Thursday this year, many celebrations will be held on the preceding weekend – like this one for which West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) invites you to register now:

We are doing something cool and partnering with Good Society Brewing on Sunday, March 13th at 9 am!

Join us for Group Run to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Meet at West Seattle Runner for 5k route around the ‘hood. Finish at Good Society Brewing

We ask that you sign up to take part (so Good Society can plan; they are opening early for us! And so we can decide if we need to arrange waves and an outside gathering). Please note that you need to mask up in the shop. You will have the option to be outside or indoors at Good Society. And of course, the run takes place outdoors, so this can be something to participate in a COVID-safe way.

Sign up by stopping by West Seattle Runner [2743 California SW] and purchasing an entry for $1.The dollar is to hold your place (if you choose to not attend after registering, please let us know, so your spot can go to someone on the waitlist). Each dollar will be given to Good Society staff as a tip. Soon, we will post a link to purchase on our web store. But we want first dibs to go to our customers before the public can sign up remotely. There will be a cap on the number of participants.

Good Society will donate part of proceeds to The West Seattle Food Bank or Social Justice Fund.

Wear your green or risk being pinched! There will be a raffle drawing to boot!!

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: WSHS softball players turn coaches

(WSB photos)

Perfect afternoon for softball at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex, where 15 members of the West Seattle High School softball team spent three hours mentoring younger players. The team organized a three-hour skills clinic for 7-to-13-year-olds to raise money for their program. Almost 40 kids showed up to learn. They rotated through three stations – including outfield (above) and infield (below):

The WSHS players also provided coaching in hitting:

Proceeds from the clinic fees will help buy new uniforms and equipment for the Wildcat girls. (They’re taking online donations, too.) Their season starts in about a month, with a home game against Lynnwood on March 14th (here’s the season schedule), under new head coach Rey Delgado.

SPORTS: District-playoffs time for West Seattle High School basketball teams

Both of West Seattle High School‘s varsity basketball teams are in the district playoffs. First, an update on the girls, who just finished the Metro League playoffs:

Thanks to Rob Wright for the highlight reel from the WSHS girls’ Thursday night victory over Eastside Catholic, 49-46. That got the Wildcats third place in the Metro League tournament. Next up, they play Holy Names in district playoffs, 3:30 pm Tuesday at Bellevue College.

District play has already begun for the Wildcat boys. They won their first district game tonight, 66-47 over Franklin, and will also play on Tuesday, 8:15 pm at Lake Washington HS.

SPORTS: Crosstown competition for high-school Ultimate teams

Thanks to Jodi Connolly for the photo and report:

Beautiful day for the WSHS vs Chief Sealth varsity Ultimate game at Magnuson Park. They had so much fun playing that they continued scrimmaging together long after the game was over and then posed for this impromptu celebration pic. The score was WSHS 15, CSIHS 2.

CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth IHS swim coach, swimmers honored

From Chief Sealth International High School athletic director Ernest Policarpio:

Congrats to our swim coach Stephanie Hunt for being Metro League Swim Coach of the Year!!! Her dedication and hard work in our community has improved our swim program, increased numbers, and opened opportunities for our student athletes.

(Sealth’s Stephanie Hunt with Cleveland coach Stephanie Wang)

Also: Congrats to swimmers Sam Macray and Nathan Tran for winning the Metro Scholar award for Chief Sealth.

YOUTH SPORTS: West Seattle Soccer Club’s spring signups

February 10, 2022 9:19 am
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Another youth-sports announcement this morning – spring-season signups are under way for the West Seattle Soccer Club, which also has opportunities for prospective coaches and board members. Here’s the announcement we received:

Registration for our 2022 spring season is during February (with late registration starting March 1). Teams are formed by school year registration so children can play with their classmates:

2022 HSA Champions League Spring Season
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW

Go to westseattlesoccer.org or
clubs.bluesombrero.com/westseattlesoccer

Play begins Sunday, April 24 (for U8-U12) and Sunday, May 1 (for U6-U7)
FEE for U6 – U12 is $75

Divisions by ACADEMIC YEAR (August 31st – July 31st)

NO PROMOTION FROM FALL (if your player was U9 in Fall, then U9 this Spring)

U13+ Divisions by BIRTH YEAR for play in Spring SSUL League. First games are April 23/24.
FEE for U13+ $110

PLEASE HELP US FIELD MORE TEAMS BY VOLUNTEERING TO COACH

Would you consider serving on the WSSC Board? We have openings.

YOUTH SPORTS: Last call for Southwest Lacrosse signups

February 9, 2022 9:37 am
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(WSB photo from 2018)

The youth-lacrosse season starts next week, so the Southwest Lacrosse Club has sent one last call for signups:

Are you looking for a fun and fast-paced team sport for your K-8th grader? Registration is currently open for the 2022 Seattle Metro Youth Lacrosse season. The season begins February 16th and runs through May 21st. Check out our website or contact us with any questions at swlctitans@gmail.com.

Founded in 2008, the Southwest Lacrosse Club (SWLC) is dedicated to the promotion, organization, and development of K-8 youth lacrosse from West Seattle to Federal Way. Our mission is to teach lacrosse fundamentals and good sportsmanship while emphasizing the importance of discipline, teamwork, and physical fitness. Players of all skill levels can develop their game, and we will prepare each athlete for the next level of play. No prior lacrosse experience is required, loaner equipment will be available for use. We offer full and partial scholarships based on need.

More info on the league, and the registration link, can be found here.