Ed Shepherd
A nice Wildcats' three-tandem block by Aspen Knowles, Devon Fox, and, Alexus Petersen, of a spike attempt by the Seahawks' Olivia Boyd in a game at the Wildcats' gym.

SLIDESHOW: Wildcats surrender in volleyball battle with Sealth

by Ed Shepherd
Sports Correspondent

West Seattle fought a good fight but surrendered in battle to Chief Sealth, in three, competitive sets, marking a 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, match sweep for the Seahawks on the Wildcats' gym floor in Metro 'Valley' League action Monday Oct. 20.

Chief Sealth improved to a 5-2 record while West Seattle dropped to 4-3 in league. One more game for both these teams on Wednesday before a seeding game on Thursday propels them into Saturday's Metro League Tournament, with 16 teams in the three divisions, Valley, Sound, Mountain, competing for spots into the following weekend's district tournament.

"Always tough when we play West Seattle," said Seahawks coach, Lorna Considine. "Especially when coming on their last home game and seniors night. You never know what is going to happen. They definitely never gave up."

Never.

It was a three-set sweep of games for the Seahawks, but the Wildcats were in every single game, losing by no more than five points in any of the three miniature battles, if one wants to think about the finer details of why this match wasn't over until it was over, even with the word 'sweep' in there.

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Sports Roundup for Oct. 23

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Volleyball
Chief Sealth 3, Franklin 0
Chief Sealth capped off its regular season with a victory over Franklin on Wednesday.
Ballard 3, West Seattle 0
The Wildcats were beaten by the Beavers in their Metro League finale Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Girls soccer
SCS 0, Cascade Christian 0
The Warriors battled to a scoreless tie Tuesday.
Hazen 4, Highline 1
Highline went down to defeat against Hazen on Tuesday.
Federal Way 3, Mt. Rainier 0
The Lady Rams were blanked at Federal Way this past Tuesday.
Renton 6, Tyee 3
The Totems were topped by the Indians Tuesday.
Kennedy 8, Lindbergh 0
The Lancers upped their Seamount League record to 4-0-0 with Tuesday's win over Lindbergh.
Foster 5, Evergreen 1
Foster flew past the Wolverines on Tuesday.
West Seattle 2, Garfield 2
The Wildcats played to a 2-2 tie in Tuesday's action.
Eastside Catholic 6, Chief Sealth 0
Chief Sealth was clobbered by Eastside Catholic on Tuesday.

Volleyball
Bellevue Christian 3, SCS 0

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Jeremy Martin
Sealth Quarterback Weston Reed tossed for 69 yards on five throws for the Seahawks during a min-tournament on Oct. 21 held to break a three way Metro League tie. They came away with one win and one loss.

Sealth goes 1-1 in mini tournament to break three way Metro tie

by Jeremy Martin
Sports Reporter

Eight games; that's two full months of action. In most years that's all the time needed to decide who will be marching towards the playoffs and who will be staying home, dreaming of next year.

This year however, Chief Sealth, Nathan Hale and Ingraham all needed a couple extra outings to test their mettle and to break a three way Metro League knot in order to punch a post season ticket.

The squads, all tied for second in the Metro League, entered Memorial Stadium Tuesday night for a mini tournament, consisting of up three games, each consisting of two eight minutes halves and each team needing to win at least one game in order to advance to the league playoffs.

Sealth managed to go 1-1 on the night, making the playoffs by defeating Ingraham 27-0 after falling earlier in the evening to Nathan Hale 22-10.

The Seahawks seemed not only fresh but fired up as it took on Nathan Hale in the night's opening game; alas the Raiders came prepared as well knocking off Sealth behind a vicious two headed rushing attack.

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