Sportswatch for 9-2-13
Golf is leading off the fall sports lineup this year -- coming one day earlier than the football openers.
The Mount Rainier High School Rams of Des Moines will do the honor Thursday, hosting Kentlake for a 3:15 p.m. girls match at the Riverbend course in Kent as the boys go on the road to Kentlake.
Highline Memorial will be the site of a football double-header as the season opens Friday.
Mount Rainier will host Auburn-Riverside in a 5 p.m. South Puget Sound League North Division game, followed by close neighbors Chief Sealth and Evergreen going at it in a non-league game at 8 p.m.
Chief Sealth is a member of the Metro League and Evergreen is in the Seamount League.
In other action at 7 p.m. that day, Highline visits Yelm as Foster travels to Bremerton and Kennedy to Mount Si. West Seattle will be closer to home at Fife as the combined Seattle Christian/Life Christian squad goes north to LaConner.
Seattle Lutheran will be at home against Evergreen Lutheran at 7 p.m. Saturday at West Seattle Stadium.
Foster visits Decatur High School of Federal Way for a 7:15 p.m. match next Monday.
Washington State University goes on the road to USC Saturday, playing the Trojans in a 7:30 p.m. game.
The Washington Huskies take this weekend off before visiting Illinois Saturday, Sept. 14.
Santa Clara drops in on the University of Washington for a 7:30 p.m. match Tuesday before Portland visits at the same time Friday.
The Mariners are on the road for Major League Baseball action Monday through Thursday this week, visiting the Kansas City Royals in 11:10 a.m. action Monday, 5:10 p.m. action Tuesday and Wednesday and another 11:10 a.m. game Thursday.
Seattle comes home to Safeco Field to play the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. The Houston Astros invade for 7:10 p.m. games Monday through Wednesday of next week.
The National Football League opens for the Seahawks next Sunday, when they go to Carolina to play the Panthers at 10 a.m.
The Rainiers' regular season ends with a 1:30 p.m. home game against the Sacramento Rivercats at Cheney Stadium on Monday, Sept. 2.
Seattle's WNBA team entertains Minnesota in a 7:30 p.m. game this coming Saturday at the KeyArena.
The Western Hockey League Thunderbirds will go to the Tri-Cities for 7:05 p.m. preseason action Friday before hosting Spokane at 3 p.m. Saturday at Showare Center in Kent.