Sportswatch for the week of July 27-Aug. 2

Sports events worth keeping an eye on

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.

Semipro

Highline Bears

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West Seattle wins Majors state opener

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

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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Sportswatch for the week of July 20-26

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Little League

Big League
The PacWest Senior Little League baseball all-star team that is playing up at the Big League level is involved in Western Regional action at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton this week.
Pool play continues Wednesday, with PacWest playing the champions from Southern California at 9 a.m.

PacWest then plays Nevada at 12 p.m. Thursday.
Single-elimination action for high pool finishers starts Friday and concludes with the championship Saturday.
The regional champion goes on to the Big League World Series in South Carolina.

Majors
The West Seattle Majors age 10-12 Little League baseball all-star team opens state tournament play Sunday at the Hidden Valley complex in Bellevue.
West Seattle meets the winner of the previous day's opener between District 11 and District 5 at 12 p.m., with the winner playing again at 6 p.m. Wednesday and the loser playing at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Age 10-11

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