West Seattle drops state opener

By Tim Clinton

WOODINVILLE--West Seattle did not get off to the start it wanted at the state Little League Majors age 11-12 all-star baseball tournament Saturday.

The Westsiders fell to the District 8 champion Northwest team by a 6-1 score in action at the Northshore Athletic Complex in Woodinville, dropping them straight into the losers bracket.

West Seattle now must win eight games in a row over seven days to take the title.

The long road back begins with a 5 p.m. Sunday game against Stilly Valley at the same location.

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Pride reigns in Las Vegas tourneys

By Tim Clinton

LAS VEGAS-- A team of West Seattle and Burien-area players captured first place at an AAU basketball tournament played in Las Vegas, Nev. this past week.

The Seattle Pride age 16 and under squad swept all four games in the tournament by double digits -- over teams from Texas, Hawaii, Canada and California.

The final was Thursday.

Two Seattle Lutheran players (Josh Meyer and Roberto Duenaz) are on the team along with two from West Seattle (Nate Pryor and Tyler Lenzie), two from Shorewood Christian (JJ Young and Jovie Fevealaki), two from Kennedy (Matthew Sassanoff and Emilio Mancol) and one each from Chief Sealth (Evan Moe), O'Dea (Shea Carstens) and Seattle Prep (Jaxon Woodward).

Seattle stayed in Las Vegas through the weekend for another tournament -- the Big Foot Hoops Las Vegas Classic.

The tournament included 160 top 16 and under teams from around the nation and the world and the Reign made it all the way to the "Sweet 16" round of the overall tournament after winning its pool.

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Sportswatch for the week of July 29-Aug. 4

By Tim Clinton

Youth sports

The Southern Division of the Seattle Summer Swim League will hold its championships at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Arbor Heights pool in West Seattle ahead of the All-City meet at the same time Tuesday at the Wedgewood pool in North Seattle.


The Highline Bears of White Center have a busy week ahead to close out their schedule.
Highline visits the Snoqualmie Hurricanes for 5:30 p.m. action Wednesday before dropping in on the Kitsap Bluejackets at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The Bears will stay for 12 p.m. action Saturday.


Seattle hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps for 7 p.m. men's professional soccer action at CenturyLink Field on Saturday.
The action can be seen on Channel 13 and heard on 1360 AM and 97.3 FM.


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