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Jackson Chilcott of Chief Sealth is tagged out by West Seattle catcher Sam Cook while attempting to steal home. West Seattle won the game 5 - 2.

SLIDESHOW: West Seattle comes back to beat Chief Sealth in baseball, 5-2

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

West Seattle battled back to beat close rival Chief Sealth by a 5-2 score at the Southwest Athletic Complex baseball field Monday afternoon.

The Wildcats, who trailed by a 1-0 score going into the third inning, ran their record to 10-9 with the win going into their regular season finale scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday against Seattle Prep at Hiawatha.
West Seattle has already cemented its postseason position and will open the Metro League playoffs at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at Hiawatha. That is a loser-out game, as would be a 6 p.m. game against Roosevelt the next day at the SWAC.
"If we survive those, then we're in the double-elimination part of the tournament," said Wildcats head coach Velko Vitalich.

Chief Sealth fell to 3-16 with Monday's close loss and will wrap up its season at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday against Cleveland on the Rainier Beach field.
"We've lost a lot of games like that, seven or eight, that were one or two runs," said Seahawks head coach Ernest Policarpio. "Errors have been our worst enemy."

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SLIDESHOW: Swimming Puget Sound 1000 days in a row, Wayne Kinslow proves he's made of strong stuff

For some people Puget Sound is not a good choice for a swim. At 46 degrees it's very cold and frankly hypothermia will take over if you are in the water too long. But for Wayne Kinslow, it's all part of the fun.

Winslow somehow has willed himself to swim in the chilly waters 1000 days in a row, hitting that milestone on April 27.

Normally he swims with a group of equally fearless swimmers but for the big number he chose to go solo.

"I like being out in the water, I like the outdoors. A lot of people say it's good exercise, good for your health, and I just enjoy being with nature. At first I tried for 100 days, then 200 then 365 was not far away and then 500...and there was a guy that did 911 days in Lake Washington but he did it in the summer and had neoprene on (Winslow goes in his trunks), so it's not a fair comparison. His goal was to make 2000 so I'm thinking I should try to do that too." He will just keep doing this he says basically until he doesn't.

He's 51 years old, weighs about 160 pounds and appears to be in great shape.

Cold doesn't dissuade him. On the coldest day he swam, it was well below freezing.

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SLIDESHOW: Kennedy Catholic sticks win against Southwest in girls lacrosse

By Ed Shepherd
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Not sanctioned at the WIAA level as a season sport, but popular among high school kids, nonetheless, is lacrosse. Boys and girls teams are littering our area and are all over the state. They include Bellevue, Kent, Tacoma, Burien, Thomas Jefferson and Seattle, even Silverdale and over the mountains, in Wenatchee, too, in the 33-team club girls league. "Lacrosse is a lot of fun," said Kennedy Catholic coach Natalie Merrill, who is in her first year coaching the Lancers along with her assistant, Ashton Woodcock. But Merrill has auspicious roots for the sport.

"I started the high school lacrosse team at Kennedy when I was a sophomore in 2008," said Merrill, who graduated as a Lancer two years later. But she didn't graduate in 2010 until she led the entire WGLA (Washington Girls Lacrosse Association) in scoring and was the MVP. Now, having just gone to Washington State University for four years, playing college level lacrosse there, getting a B.A. in psychology, graduating in 2014, she is back from the Palouse, coaching the sport she loves and founded for the Lancers.

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