Photos by Ed Shepherd
Jack Fenster, William Loughlin, Ryan Hubbard, Tyler Goodspeed, winners of the 200 yard freestyle relay, and, breakers of a 37-year old record in the event at the All City. They swam the race in 1:36.18.

SLIDESHOW: Normandy Park foursome breaks record

By Ed Shepherd

The host, Gregory Seahurst, knew how to get a party started, with a mariachi band playing to the swimmers parading to the pool for All City.
Then the meet commenced, highlighted by the Normandy Park Swim Club's record-breaking 200-yard freestyle relay that altogether capped things most excellently in the Seattle Summer Swim League gala event Tuesday.
"We thought we would add our own flair to All City," said Mike Fosberg, Gregory Seahurst coach. "We chose a Mexican theme with a live mariachi band to parade the athletes in."

It was a unique opening and since teams only get to host All City once every 16 or so years, as every team in the SSSL gets an annual shot, taking turns, this was a nice all-out effort by Fosberg, whose team didn't do great place-wise of the 16 teams. But his team made their SSSL guests feel welcome and did have a nice spurt of individual wins during the meet.

But the big local winners of the meet was NP's 13-14 year old boys 200 free relay team was going after a record from way long ago.

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Pac West shuts out Sparks

By Tim Clinton

VANCOUVER--Pac West showed why it is one of the best teams in the West when it won, 2-0, over Centennial Little League of Sparks, Nev. on Friday.
The shutout win gave the District 7 and Washington state champions a 1-2 record at the Junior League Western Regional all-star baseball tournament being played at Kindsfather Field in Vancouver.

Burien-based Pac West had opened with a 12-2 loss to Southern California champion Manhattan/Hermosa Beach on Tuesday before taking a 10-0 loss to Arizona champion Nogalas National on Thursday.

Now it is aiming to break even in the round robin portion of the tournament when it plays host East County Little League of Washougal at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The top four round-robin finishers go on to the state semifinals to be played at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Monday's winners play for the Western Regional championship at 4 p.m. Tuesday following the third-place game at 1 p.m.

The Western Regional champion advances to the Juniors age 13-14 World Series to be held in Taylor, Mich. from Aug. 9-16.

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Sports Watch Aug. 6-13

Sports Watch
Aug. 6-13

Junior football
Four area youth football programs have training camps underway in the area.
The SWAC Cougars meet at the Southwest Athletic Complex at 5:30 p.m. each weekday and the West Seattle Wildcats start at 5 p.m. at the Hiawatha Playfield.
Burien's Bearcats converge at 5:30 p.m. at the old Glacier High School site and the Pacific Highway Chargers start at 6 p.m. at Chinook Middle School.
See the respective program web pages for information, including continued tryouts.

Seattle gets a 12:40 p.m. visit from the Atlanta Braves Wednesday before hosting the Chicago White Sox at 7:10 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Saturday's action against Chicago starts at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday's at 1:10 p.m.
The Toronto Blue Jays come to Safeco Field for three important games with Wildcard playoff berth implications at 7:10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mariners games can be seen on ROOT Sports cable television and heard on 710 AM.


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