courtesy of Del Rivero
West Seattle celebrates with its District 7 Litttle League championship trophy for the Intermediate division.

West Seattle crowned as Intermediate Division champion

By Tim Clinton

West Seattle reigns as the champion among champions after winning the Intermediate title at the District 7 Little League Tournament of Champions.

The Westsiders won the title for the 50-foot pitching mound distance and 70-foot basepaths division sandwiched between the Majors age 11-12 and Juniors age 13-14 divisions by posting a 21-8 victory over South Highline National on Saturday.

The tournament for regular season teams who won their respective charter championships was played at the Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park in Des Moines.

It featured a single elimination format, while the all-star tournaments that begin Friday, June 26 and run through Friday, July 10 are double elimination.

All District 7 baseball all-star action will take place at the PacWest complex located between Burien and SeaTac.

All-Star divisions will be age 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 13-14 and Intermediate.

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Darnelle Taylor named as new girls basketball coach at West Seattle High School

West Seattle High School is excited to announce Darnelle Taylor as its new head girls basketball coach.
Taylor currently works for Emerald City Basketball Academy in Seattle.

Taylor played college basketball at Western Washington University from 2000-2002.
Taylor was the assistant girls basketball coach at Liberty High School last season where the team won the District 2A Championship.

Prior to coaching at Liberty, Taylor was the assistant basketball coach at Mercer Island HS from 2007-2012. During that span the team went to state in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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Sportswatch: For the week of June 10-16

By Tim Clinton

Little League
Tournament of Champions
The District 7 Tournament of Champions is being held for three age levels this weekend.
In the Majors tournament at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park, West Seattle plays Renton at 6 p.m. Friday and PacWest meets South Highline National at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Rainier District awaits the Renton-West Seattle winner at 9 a.m. Saturday and Seattle Central awaits the PacWest-South Highline National winner at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The championship game is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Intermediate tournament will be held at the same complex starting with the Southwest-National game at 5 p.m. Friday followed by West Seattle-Seattle Central at 7:30 p.m.
PacWest awaits the National-Southwest winner at 9 a.m. Saturday and South Highline American awaits the West Seattle-Seattle winner at 11:30 a.m.
The championship game is at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Minors tournament opens at Steven J. Underwood Friday and Saturday before concluding at 6 p.m. Monday at the Normandy Park City Hall field.

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