Westside Snow Report 11-20-15

Updates on snow, pass and driving conditions

by Greg Whittaker

The Mt Baker Ski Area is OPEN, and Crystal Mountain is a go for limited operations tomorrow, Saturday 11/21. Get your gear waxed up and head to the hills people! Snow reports are good: the last storm cycle left the the Mt. Baker Ski Area with 34" at the base and over 60" at the top of Pan Dome.

Speaking of which, that was an amazing storm that started cold depositing a good layer of snow down to 3000 ft throughout the Cascades. Later, it warmed up as it slammed wind and waves into West Seattle, with sightings of a surfer off Constellation Park. There was another good cool down after the warm front with more snow in the hills. Check out the photo in the slideshow of Highway 410, you can barely tell there is a road there. Highway 2 also got hit hard, with the pass currently closed at Skykomish with no predicted opening. This could be devastating for Stevens Pass and the pass-holders who are ready to go, so much thanks to the highway department for working hard to this lifeline open as soon as possible.

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Sports Roundup 11-23-15

By Tim Clinton

Saturday, Nov. 21
Girls soccer
SCS 3, Cascade 0
SHORELINE--Seattle Christian claimed its ninth state Class 1A tournament girls soccer title in school history Saturday with a 3-0 victory over Cascade High School of Leavenworth.
The Warriors won the championship for the first time since 2006 in the action under sunny afternoon skies at Shoreline Stadium north of Seattle, improving their season record to 19-2-1 while dropping Cascade's final mark to 18-2-1.
Megan Nielsen put the SeaTac private school on the scoreboard first, launching a 25-yard shot that found the net in the fourth minute of play.
Abi Kim padded the lead in the 66th minute with a goal -- her 41st of the season -- and Thea Nelson scored the third three minutes after that.
Seattle Christian was playing in the state tournament for the fourth year in a row.

Friday, Nov. 21
Girls soccer
SCS 2, King's 1

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Evergreen Wolverines topple Tyee to retain trophy

By Tim Clinton

This traveling trophy isn't going anywhere for at least another year.

Evergreen High School has kept the hardware for the Tyee vs. Evergreen Staff/Alumni Basketball Game since its inaugural clash three years ago, including an 87-80 Wolverines victory over the Totems on Friday.

"It hasn't needed to travel," said Tyee athletic director John Yellam. "The first time Tyee lost by about 10, last year it was by two, and this year it was by seven."

Even though Yellam and the Totems would have liked to have nabbed the trophy for the first time, they weren''t complaining.

"It was good, it was fun," said Yellam of the game. "At an event like this everyone wins."

"It was another successful night," agreed Evergreen athletic director Chris DuBois.

This year the event raised between $300 and $400 for the Kenney Bui Memorial Scholarship Fund, which honors the Wolverines football player who died after sustaining a head injury this fall.

Aside from gate receipts, the fund also increased by way of frequent raffles of prizes throughout Friday's game.

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