Sam Brown

West Seattle’s Special Olympics Unified soccer team going to state

By Sam Brown
West Seattle High School
SpEd I.A.
Girls Soccer Head Coach

This last Saturday, WSHS took two teams of Players (gen – ed students) and Athletes (special education students) to the King County Special Olympics District soccer tournament. Our “Player Development” team (more disabled, more playing for fun and modified competition) took the SILVER MEDAL losing to Mercer Island in a double overtime situation.

Our “Division 1” team (less disabled, more varsity-like competition) took the GOLD MEDAL beating Chief Sealth 3-1 – this allows our D-1 team to move on to the Washington State Special Olympics Championship Games, vying for an opportunity to take first place in the whole state.

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Sportswatch: Sports events worth keeping an eye on

By Tim Clinton

High schools
Fastpitch softball
West Seattle opens the Sea-King District 2 girls fastpitch softball tournament Tuesday with a 6 p.m. game at the Southeast Athletic Complex located near Rainier Beach High School.

Tuesday's winner advances to play at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Southwest Athletic Complex near Chief Sealth, while the loser plays at the same time at the Southeast Athletic Complex.
Placement games are at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday at the SWAC with the championship scheduled for 7 p.m. on the same diamond.

Meanwhile, Seattle Christian visits Kennedy Catholic at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday with Kennedy dropping in on Bellarmine at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Kennedy opens West Central District tournament play at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway, with Highline and Tyee playing 12 p.m. games there and Evergreen opening against Sequim at 2 p.m.
The action continues Friday evening and Saturday at Sprinker.

Boys soccer

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Tim Clinton
The West Seattle Wildcat fast pitch softball team took home the state tournament trophy with a win over Ballard on Friday May 14.

West Seattle ladies softball team takes Metro title

By Tim Clinton

West Seattle reigns as Metro League girls fastpitch softball tournament champions for the first time ever after beating Ballard by a 5-3 score Friday.

The Wildcats trailed, 2-1, from the first inning until the top of the sixth, when they erupted for four runs.
Gabby Wenn sparked the rally by blasting a majestic home run over the fence in left field at the Southwest Athletic Complex.

Wenn, who is this year's Metro League Most Valuable Player, also won on the mound.

"Gabby really helped herself out with that home run," said West Seattle head coach Trevor Leopold, whose team improved to 18-5 overall.

"I think I finally saw it," Wenn said. "It was my third at bat, I saw it, and connected with it."
Brynn Snodgrass followed Wenn's blast with a single and moved to second on a Berit Syltebo grounder before scoring on a triple into the gap in right center by Emma Atkinson.

Rosa Grossi grounded to second, with the throw home too late to nab a charging Atkinson.
Grossi stole second and scored on a base hit by Lucy Mead.

West Seattle held on to win, despite a one-run Ballard rally in the bottom of the seventh.

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