Sportswatch: Sports events worth keeping an eye on

By Tim Clinton

High schools
Chief Sealth visits Ingraham for a 4 p.m. game Wednesday and West Seattle journeys to Mount Si for 7:30 p.m. action and Friday at 4 p.m. West Seattle is at home at Hiawatha playing O'Dea.
The Wildcats are home again for 4 p.m. action against Roosevelt on Monday as Chief Sealth entertains Rainier Beach.
Mount Rainier hosts Kentwood for a 4 p.m. game Wednesday as Kennedy Catholic travels to Kentlake, then Kennedy is home facing Kentlake at the same time Thursday as Mount Rainier goes to Kentwood.
The Rams entertain Enumclaw at 1 p.m. Saturday before Kennedy drops in on Seattle Prep at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.
Highline visits Tyee at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday before hosting Orting on Friday. Tyee travels to Clover Park at 4 p.m. Friday.
Tyee hosts Steilacoom and Highline entertains River Ridge at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Foster, meanwhile, is home against White River at 4 p.m. Wednesday, at Washington at the same time Friday and at home against Foss on Tuesday.

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Wildcats KO Seahawks 13-3 in softball opener

By Gerardo Bolong
Special to the West Seattle Herald

Home team West Seattle exuded enthusiasm and confidence in a six-inning 13-3 defeat of crosstown rival Chief Sealth in the 3A Metro League fastpitch-softball opener for both teams at the Southwest Athletic Complex on Mon., March 20.

"This is a young team," said a pleased WS coach Tanya Slimp. "The bats were moving more and they were talking more. They're still some things to adjust, but we're building."

In the first inning the Wildcats flushed out four runs to get a quick drop on their opponents.

Lead off hitter Lucy Mead drew a base on balls ahead of Rosa Grassi's single through the middle. The Wildcats loaded the bases on a walk to Sophia Sallas, setting the stage for Brynn Snodgrass to deliver a two-run single. WS later capitalized on a passed ball, a wild pitch and walk to tally an additional two runs and complete its at bat.

"I'm happy with the win against our rivals," Mead said. "The energy in the dug out was fabulous."

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'Legends of the road' documentary featuring Seatlh students debuts at Kansas City Film Fest April 7

More than 17 years in the making, "Legends of the Road" a film documentary by former Sealth teacher Gary Thomsen will make its debut April 7 at the Kansas City Film Festival. The time it has taken to be released is probably the least unusual fact about the film. Legends of the Road offers a comprehensive, inspiring look at bicycle road trip from Seattle to Kansas City, Mo, in 1999 by Thomsen and a select group of students and some players from Victoria BC. Their purpose? To honor the "Barnstorming" tours of athletes in the Negro Baseball League which existed in various forms from the 1870's to the 1950's. Featuring candid, provocative classroom footage and compelling video from the epic trip, the story is both inspiring and historically significant.

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