Redmond North blanks West Seattle

By Tim Clinton

West Seattle's state title hopes took a hit with a 3-0 loss to Redmond North in a Major Little League baseball all-star winners bracket semifinal Tuesday evening.

The close loss dropped the Westsiders into the losers bracket of the state tournament beginning with a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday game against Montesano.

West Seattle must win that game, then must win again at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to reach Friday's 5:30 p.m. losers bracket final. The Westsiders would need to win Friday also, then beat whoever comes through the winners bracket undefeated two times beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday to win the state title.

West Seattle had opened the tournament played at Hidden Valley in Bellevue with a 7-2 victory over Walla Walla Valley on Sunday. It entered the tournament in the second round after receiving a first round bye.
West Seattle earned its way into the tournament as the District 7 champions.

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Sportswatch: For the week of July 27-Aug. 2

By Tim Clinton

Youth swimming
Championship meets

The Seattle Summer Swim League world will be converging on Normandy Park this week.
Olympic View will host the Southern Division meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, then the crosstown Normandy Park club pool will be the site of the All-City meet featuring the top finishers from both divisions starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Little League
State tournaments

West Seattle is involved in the state Major Little League baseball all-star tournament this week.
After battling Redmond North at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hidden Valley in Bellevue, the Westsiders hope to 5:30 p.m. make Thursday's winners bracket final.
The losers bracket final is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, followed by championship action starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
PacWest is playing in the age 10-11 tournament in Clarkston, trying to take the long day-by-day route back through the losers bracket.

Highline Bears

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West Seattle wins Majors state opener

By Tim Clinton

West Seattle waltzed past Walla Walla Valley by a 7-2 score to open the state Major Little League baseball all-star tournament Sunday.

The action for ages 10-12 is taking place at Hidden Valley in Bellevue, and West Seattle will return there for a 6 p.m. game Tuesday against Redmond North.

A win would advance the Westsiders to the winners bracket final scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The losers bracket final is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, with the provisional final at the same time Saturday to be followed immediately by any if-necessary game.

The state champion advances to Western Regional action in San Bernardino, Calif. next month.
West Seattle received a bye past Saturday's first round of the state tournament, jumping into the fray with Sunday's game.

PacWest splits at state

The PacWest age 10-11 team opened its state tournament in Clarkston on Saturday and took a 15-8 loss to Marysville, but bounced back to defeat Montesano by a 9-5 score on Sunday to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament.

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