Tim Clinton
Manager Todd Coughlin, general manager Justin Moser, president Russ Pritchard and treasurer John Thomson and the semipro Highline Bears hope to fill the Steve Cox Memorial Park stands with fans this summer.

Bears roar into White Center

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

It has gone by different names over the years: White Center Stadium, Mel Olson Stadium and Steve Cox Memorial Park.

But whatever you call the venerable covered ballpark on SW 102nd Street just east of Ambaum, it has a history dating back to the completion of the original wooden grandstands in May of 1940.

In decades gone by hundreds of fans used to pack the stadium to watch semipro baseball and national level men's fastpitch softball teams going by such names as Pay 'N Pak, Westside Federal and The King & His Court.

The Highline Bears are hoping to bring back the days of such high level ball and the big crowds that go with them when the Pacific International League semiprofessional baseball expansion team plays its first season at the park this summer.

"Our main goal is to bring the community together through baseball," said Bears general manager Justin Moser. "This is the community's team. We want to bring fans from West Seattle and Highline all the way through Des Moines on Friday and Saturday nights and watch a game of baseball."

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Sportswatch for April 15-21

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools

Baseball
Nine area baseball games will be played this Wednesday.
Evergreen visits Kennedy for a 3:30 p.m. game as Tyee hosts Hazen, Foster goes to Renton and Highline to Lindbergh.
Seattle Lutheran goes to Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway to play Evergreen Lutheran at the same time and West Seattle travels to Blanchet.
Chief Sealth is at Eastside Catholic at 4 p.m. with Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rainier and Seattle Christian at Vashon at the same time.
Tyee entertains Renton at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, while at 4 p.m. Federal Way is at Mount Rainier and Bellevue Christian at Seattle Christian. Seattle Lutheran comes home to the Southwest Athletic Complex to play Quilcene at 6:30 p.m. that day.
Chief Sealth hosts Garfield at 4 p.m. Friday, and at 3:30 p.m. West Seattle is at Roosevelt, Foster at Kennedy, Evergreen at Tyee and Highline at Renton.
Seattle Christian gets a 2:30 p.m. visit from Overlake on Saturday.

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Sports Roundup for 4-12-15

By: Tim Clinton

Saturday, April 11

Baseball
Eatonville 14, SCS 4
Seattle Christian suffered a loss at the hands of the Cruisers in Nisqually League action Saturday.

Friday, April 10

Fastpitch
West Seattle 13, Chief Sealth 0
Gabby Wenn enjoyed a big day for West Seattle in Friday's Metro League win.
She hit 3-for-3 for the Wildcats while also going the five-inning 10-run rule shortened distance on the mound for the win, striking out 13.
Teammate Annalisa Ursino hit 2-for-3.

Baseball
SCS 10, Cascade Christian 4
Alex Everson won on the mound for the Warriors on Friday as Brock Wrolstad hit 2-for-4 with one run scored and three RBI.
Garfield 12, West Seattle 2
The Wildcats went down to defeat against the Bulldogs this Friday.
Roosevelt 10, Chief Sealth 0
The Seahawks were shut out by the Roughriders in Friday's loss

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