Sports

Little League
The District 7/Pac West Junior Little League age 13-14 baseball all-star team is involved in Western Regional action in Vancouver this week.
District 7 comes in as the Washington state champions and will play Arizona at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nevada at 3 p.m. Friday and host Vancouver at 6 p.m. Sunday in round-robin play.
Championship action ensues for the top pool finishers.

Swimming
Arbor Heights, Gregory Seahurst, Normandy Park and Olympic View will be among the teams going on the road to Renton for Southern Division championship action Thursday.
The meet starts at 4 p.m. at the Lakeridge pool.
Gregory Seahurst will host the All-City meet for top Southern Division and Northern Division swimmers starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Mariners
Seattle is on the road for Major League action this week, paying 4:05 p.m. visits to Cleveland Wednesday and Thursday.
From there the M's will visit Baltimore for action at the same time Friday and Saturday ahead of a 10:35 a.m. game Sunday.
Seattle comes home to Safeco Field to play the Atlanta Braves ay 7:10 p.m. Tuesday and 12:40 p.m. next Wednesday.

07/30/2014
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Sports Watch
Little League
The District 7/Pac West Junior Little League age 13-14 baseball all-star team is involved in Western Regional action in Vancouver this week.
District 7 comes in as the Washington state champions and will play Arizona at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nevada at 3 p.m. Friday and host Vancouver at 6 p.m. Sunday in round-robin play.
Championship action ensues for the top pool finishers.
Swimming
Arbor Heights, Gregory Seahurst, Normandy Park and Olympic View will be among the teams going on the road to Renton for Southern Division championship action Thursday.
The meet starts at 4 p.m. at the Lakeridge pool.
Gregory Seahurst will host the All-City meet for top Southern Division and Northern Division swimmers starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Mariners
Seattle is on the road for Major League action this week, paying 4:05 p.m. visits to Cleveland Wednesday and Thursday.
From there the M's will visit Baltimore for action at the same time Friday and Saturday ahead of a 10:35 a.m. game Sunday.
Seattle comes home to Safeco Field to play the Atlanta Braves ay 7:10 p.m. Tuesday and 12:40 p.m. next Wednesday.

07/30/2014

Seattle Summer Swim League is about improvement, refinement, accompaniment and, perhaps most importantly, it's about...
Fun!

Gregory Seahurst has experienced a pretty fun change incrementally in its dual meet win total per the last three of the Seattle Summer Swim League seasons, getting one win in 2012, two in 2013 and now three in 2014 after winning its final dual meet of the summer, 385-328, over host Olympic View Tuesday.

Capping off the fun of this evening was when the Gregory Seahurst boys swimmers launched themselves off the starting blocks of the final event of the night, event 72, with the girls combining their event 71 of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

What so fun about that ending?

The boys flew off the blocks in their lane while wearing girls bikini tops and the girls themselves really had fun in their lane, doing things like cannonballs and flops off their blocks -- the senior girls being Abby DeTuerk, Brita Whisler, Kit Bruner and Kayla Loy.

07/29/2014

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Evergreen High School of White Center will kick off its football season Friday, Sept. 5 with an 8 p.m. non-league game against Nathan Hale of Seattle at Highline Memorial Stadium.

The scheduled second game for Friday, Sept. 12 has been switched from Fife High School to Highline Memorial because of construction at Fife.

The action will start at either 5 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Regular Seamount League action begins Friday, Sept. 19 with a 7 p.m. home game against Hazen.
Evergreen goes to Renton Memorial Stadium to play the Renton Indians at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 and comes home to Highline Memorial to play the Highline Pirates at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3.

Evergreen returns to Renton Memorial for a 7 p.m. game against Lindbergh on Thursday, Oct. 9 and is home again playing Kennedy Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Highline Memorial.

The Wolverines will journey to Bainbridge Island High School for a 7 p.m. non-league game on Friday, Oct. 24 before going to Foster for 7 p.m. action Friday, Oct. 31 in Tukwila.

07/24/2014

The "first annual" West Seattle High School alumni game will feature former players for the Wildcats (and if you are old enough, 'Indians') in a special event July 26 at the school.

$20 for players gets them full access to the showcase but all alumni are welcome to attend. All players will receive a VIP Alumni shirt, and all proceeds will go to support the WSHS boys basketball program.

Schedule:

  • Gym opens at 12pm
  • Shoot-a-round at 12:30pm
  • 3 Point shooting contest at 1:00pm
  • Alumni Game at 2:00pm
  • Alumni Social, food served at 3:45pm
  • Event closes at 5:00pm

If you'd like to attend, an RSVP is requested via email to head coach Keffery Fazio Faziok@uw.edu .
You can learn more about the event at www.WSbasketballboosters.com

BECOME A SPONSOR:
Please make checks payable to West Seattle Boys Basketball Booster and send to:

Sheryl Wunder
West Seattle Booster Club
5318 SW Orleans Street
Seattle, WA 98116

07/24/2014

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

VANCOUVER--It took two tries to do it, but the District 7 Junior Little League team under the name of Pac West captured first place in the Washington state all-star baseball age 13-14 tournament Sunday.

After coming in as the undefeated winner's bracket champion with a 6-4 win over West Valley on Friday, the District 7 team was knocked off by Stilly Valley coming out of the loser's bracket by a 9-6 score Sunday morning.

But the squad of area all-stars based in Burien bounced back to beat Stilly Valley, 11-6, in the second game Sunday afternoon to win the state championship and earn a trip to the upcoming Western Regional tournament in Vancouver.

That will be a familiar place for the District 7 team as the state tournament was played at the Cascade Little League complex in Vancouver.
Western Regional action will be played under a round robin format instead of being double-elimination, meaning the times and opponents are set for the first four games.

As the Washington champions, District 7 will open against the Southern California champions at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.

07/24/2014

By Joe Matter

The West Seattle Totems recently returned from their trip to the National Air Rifle Championships. Ten members of the team travelled to Camp Perry Ohio which is the home of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP). The CMP hosted two national championships: The Junior Olympic 3 Position Air Rifle Championships and the CMP National 3 Position Air Rifle Championships.

Each Championship consists of a 60 shot qualification process and a final. Team scores are computed using the qualification score. Those individuals who finish in the top 8., compete in a 10 shot final. The scores from the final are added to the qualification score to determine the final placing.

07/24/2014
Alec Patajo wins National Air Rifle Championship as West Seattle Totems compete
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West Seattle Totems

Ten members of the West Seattle Totems air rifle team took part in the national championships in Ohio recently. Alec Patajo came home with first place honors and will go on to the American Legion National Championships at the end of July.

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

VANCOUVER--It took two tries to do it, but the District 7 Junior Little League team under the name of Pac West captured first place in the Washington state all-star baseball age 13-14 tournament Sunday.
After coming in as the undefeated winner's bracket champion with a 6-4 win over West Valley on Friday, the District 7 team was knocked off by Stilly Valley coming out of the loser's bracket by a 9-6 score Sunday morning.

But the squad of area all-stars based in Burien bounced back to beat Stilly Valley, 11-6, in the second game Sunday afternoon to win the state championship and earn a trip to the upcoming Western Regional tournament in Vancouver.

That will be a familiar place for the District 7 team as the state tournament was played at the Cascade Little League complex in Vancouver.
Western Regional action will be played under a round robin format instead of being double-elimination, meaning the times and opponents are set for the first four games.
As the Washington champions, District 7 will open against the Southern California champions at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.

07/21/2014

By Gerardo Bolong
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

West Seattle's wonderful adventures at the well-run 2014 Washington State Little League Majors ages 11-12 All-Star baseball tournament at the Bar-S Fields finally ended after a long run through the loser-out bracket in a 14-4 loss to Pacific on Thurs., July 16.

"This just wasn't our night," manager Jason Woodward told his players. "We had some good bounces to get here and fourth place is special. We played 21 games and were together for one month and four days. Some of the players from the other areas play a lot more tournaments before getting to this. I hope you enjoyed this. This is an amazing group with amazing families."

After further reminders such as competing at a higher level of play, Woodward told the press about his strategy for getting such a long run through the loser-out bracket.

"We have so many interchangeable parts," Woodward explained. "All except four players pitched. We needed to play good defense to keep the pitch counts down."

07/21/2014
West Seattle finishes fourth
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Photo by Gerardo Bolong

District 7 Little League administrator Will Stedman congratulates West Seattle on its play at state.

Moshier Field in Burien will be the site of this year's Pro Baseball Camp from Aug. 4-7.

The camp will be under the direction of former profession