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SPORTS: Local baseball player declines opportunity to play pro baseball

SPORTS: Local baseball player declines opportunity to play pro baseball

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: By Luke Olson Sports Editor Kody Darcy of Kentridge High School was recently selected in the 39th round by the... [Read more]

Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

Photo courtesy Jamie Trigg. By Luke Olson Sports Editor The West Seattle Little Leaguers are headed home– and they better be prepared to soak in all the praise and achievement from quite a historic... [Read more]

Backs against the wall, West Seattle beats Alaska, 11-2 to advance in World Series

Backs against the wall, West Seattle beats Alaska, 11-2 to advance in World Series

By Luke Olson Sports Editor This time around, the first inning was in favor of the West Seattle Little Leaguers. After surrendering 11 straight runs in the first inning against Idaho two days prior, West... [Read more]

West Seattle can’t recover after Idaho’s catastrophic 11-run first inning

West Seattle can’t recover after Idaho’s catastrophic 11-run first inning

By Luke Olson Sports Editor It was not the start the West Seattle Little League All-Stars were expecting in the first inning of the first round of regionals against Idaho. After Miles Gosztola’s struck... [Read more]

Highline Bears & Seattle Southside Chamber’s Night at Ballpark is Aug. 11

Highline Bears & Seattle Southside Chamber’s Night at Ballpark is Aug. 11

Come watch our very own Highline Bears take on the Gresham Greywolves at Mel Olson Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 11! The Seattle Southside Chamber and the Highline Bears invite all to join them at this family... [Read more]

Highline Bears bats can’t keep up with Everett Merchants, falling 7-4

Highline Bears bats can’t keep up with Everett Merchants, falling 7-4

By Luke Olson No doubt, any delay in the game can throw off a player’s rhythm – especially for a pitcher. And when Nolan Smith of the Everett Merchants slid into third base on a base hit to right... [Read more]

Pitching duel out as Highline Bears fall to Seattle Studs, 1-0

Pitching duel out as Highline Bears fall to Seattle Studs, 1-0

By Luke Olson After Sam Hellinger of the Seattle Studs struck out his eighth batter in the bottom of the third—the Highline Bears could sense the kind of night they were going to endure. But, Hellinger... [Read more]

Highline Bears use long ball to surge past Laces, 11-4

Highline Bears use long ball to surge past Laces, 11-4

By Luke Olson Homeruns have been long overdue for the Highline Bears. In fact, they had not hit one at Mel Olsen stadium all season until Saturday night against the Laces Baseball Club. And they did it... [Read more]

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

By Luke Olson Things were rolling quite smoothly for starting pitcher Colin Cortez until a fifth inning debacle that began with a one-out homer by the Kent Bulldogs. That homerun started a seven-run rally... [Read more]

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

By Payton Dineen For the past three years, Mel Olson Stadium in White Center has been the home of the Highline Bears summer collegiate baseball team. Every summer since 2015, upwards of 600 fans have... [Read more]

Highline Bears hold off Borders 9th-inning rally to cap second win of season

Highline Bears hold off Borders 9th-inning rally to cap second win of season

By Luke Olson Eager to stay in after mowing down back-to-back batters in the top of the sixth, Cameron Jenkins would be pulled and walked off the mound being greeted with well-deserved hugs and fist... [Read more]

Former UW pitcher for Seattle Studs shuts down Highline Bears 11-0 Thursday

Former UW pitcher for Seattle Studs shuts down Highline Bears 11-0 Thursday

By Luke Olson All the Highline Bears players and coaches knew what was to come on Thursday night against the Seattle Studs. Geoff Brown was on the mound for Seattle. A former Jackson High School standout,... [Read more]

9-runs enough for Highline Bears to notch first win of season Saturday night

9-runs enough for Highline Bears to notch first win of season Saturday night

By Luke Olson It was an offense head coach Josh Evans has been waiting for – one he knew all season long that would be able to produce. After taking a 2-0 lead early in the bottom of the second, the... [Read more]

Offense struggles as North Sound Emeralds blank Highline Bears, 3-0

Offense struggles as North Sound Emeralds blank Highline Bears, 3-0

By Luke Olson It was not long ago head coach Josh Evans would make his case that reliever A.J. Palmer could possibly get some starts for the Highline Bears in the near future after an impressive performance... [Read more]

Highline Bears bats go quiet against Walla Walla Sweets in non-league matchup

Highline Bears bats go quiet against Walla Walla Sweets in non-league matchup

By Luke Olson It’s hard for teams to win ball games when not many hits nor walks are registered for them. It’s even harder when you give away a total of eight free passes on walks to the opposing... [Read more]

‘Stuff the Bus’ for WestSide Baby & save $$ at Highline Bears game Friday night

‘Stuff the Bus’ for WestSide Baby & save $$ at Highline Bears game Friday night

Come ‘Stuff the Bus’ for WestSide Baby when the Highline Bears take on the North Sound Emeralds this Friday night, June 15. For every package of diapers you bring to the game, the Highline... [Read more]

UPDATE: Hundreds pack Mel Olson Stadium for Highline Bears; Friday’s game CANCELLED

UPDATE: Hundreds pack Mel Olson Stadium for Highline Bears; Friday’s game CANCELLED

UPDATE: Unfortunately, tonight’s Highline Bears game against the North Sound Emeralds has been CANCELLED due to rain. “Although our infield is artificial turf, our outfield has a hard time... [Read more]

Highline Bears comeback not enough, lose 2-1 to Northwest Honkers Saturday

Highline Bears comeback not enough, lose 2-1 to Northwest Honkers Saturday

By Luke Olson Head coach of the Highline Bears, Josh Evans, would walk out of the mound on a cool Saturday evening and pull starting pitcher Nick Horn after just 0.1 innings pitched. Horn could not seem... [Read more]

Highline Bears open their 2018 season this Friday night in White Center!

Highline Bears open their 2018 season this Friday night in White Center!

REMINDER: The Highline Bears will open their 2018 schedule this Friday, June 1 – and will be having fun giveaways and promotions all season! The opening night giveaway is a magnet schedule for the first... [Read more]