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18 Wednesday, November 6, 1996 West Seattle Herald/White Center News By Dan Madden SPORTS EDITOR Mark Denniston knows some- thing important is happening, some- thing big is going down. The junior quarterback and his long-downtrodden West Seattle football team are at a turning point in the renovation of a program. The numbers are flip-flopping. One win in the past three years. Now, after Friday's 44-20 drubbing of Ingraham, the Indians have three wins (3-5) in one season, and a two- game winning streak. "Our school had a desperate need for something like this for a long Denniston leads one of the most time," said Dennis- exciting offenses in the Metro ton. "Maybe we're League. starting to turn He struck early in Friday s win at things around. Our Memorial Stadium, hitting his goal this year was favorite target, junior wideout Nick to gain some Thorburn, for a 57-yard touchdown respect. I think FOOT pass on the first play from scrim- we've done that already." mage. ?: Denniston connected on 4 of 6 THE INDIANS passes for 111 yards, raising his will try for a third season total to 1,514 over eight straight victory at 5 p.m. Saturday games, far and away the best in the at Memorial Stadium in a season- league. He also ran for a five-yard ending rematch with Chief Sealth, TD. whom they beat 31-14 Oct. 22. "He's been a real spark for our ballclub," said Indian head coach "It's Tom Burggraff. "I think he stands have su out as the top QB in the league." I can't c ish." THORBURN CAUGHT two passes for 85 yards. He also picked next off an Ingraham pass and returned it 24 yards for a score, the second of three straight Indian TDs that broke the game open. Clifton Lewis ran for two touch- "We downs, and Todd Lucas recovered a im blocked punt by Clayton Rylander "We for another TD. The wins are nice, but still dis- of the concerting to Burggraff. impact The Southwest Athletic Club (SWAC) Pee Wee football team will play in the Puget Sound Junior Football League championship game against Rainier at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Auburn's Troy Field. The team cuffed SAYA 26-0 Saturday at Kent's French Field, to improve to 8-1 on the season. The SWAC Pee Wees haven't lost a game since a season-opening defeat. In other junior football action, the SWAC Midgets lost 14-13 when CAYA scored a touchdown with five seconds left in their semi- final game. SWAC runningback Glenn Nichols, freed by a teammate's block, semifinal victory Saturday in Kent. Bruce Savadow/staff gallops for a gain during his team's 2 The Evergreen volleyball team saw its late-season hot streak end in the Seamount League championship Friday at Kennedy High School. The Wolverines (9-4) had won four straight matches and the Moun- tain Division title heading into Fri- day's battle with the host Lancers. But hot serving by West Seattle yes- ........................................................... ident Keely two-and-a-half weeks the girls have McDoweil led decided to stop arguing and playing Kennedy to a 15-9, as individuals and played as a 15-11, 15-6 win. team." The,it.sp.a,e, Elizabeth.a,enle, n the match of their with 7 kills, and Leni Fualaau added lives,' said Ever- 6. green coach Mark Evergreen then placed third in i Carlson. "The last Seamount by losing 15-11, 16-14 to Mount Rainier in the second-place match. 6-2 Katie Riley had 5 kills for Ever- it green. Evergreen plays in the Sea-King District Tournament, which starts Friday (time, opponent and location weren't available at press time), lay Park Lake Boys' &Girls' Club seeking girls for hoops The Park Lake/White Cen- ter Boys and Girls Club is seeking 7th- and 8th-grade basketball players for a new year-round AAU program. The team will be coached by Yvonne Brittain, a former coach at Boise State and East- ern Washington University. She will be assisted by Ever- green High standout Lenio Fualaau. For more information, call 762-3221, or stop by the club at 9800 8th Avenue South- west. with and kills