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McKay embarks on sixth season as Beamer head football coach

Darren McKay couldn’t help but crack a smile. The Beamer Titan football team held its second day of fall practice on Aug. 17, and it… Continue reading

Fahnlander trades in softball glove for golf clubs

It was not one particular moment that convinced Chad Fahnlander to try something different — it was several. They actually took place around the time… Continue reading

Citizen of the Month: Hutchinson goes above and beyond for people with special needs

The list of things Kevin Hutchinson loves more than the outdoors is a short one. On that list are all of the adults he supervises… Continue reading

Williams named new cheer coach at Federal Way

Times have changed at Federal Way High School for Savannah Williams. When Williams was a student at Tyee High School six years ago, her athletic… Continue reading

Brilhante much more than a basketball coach for Beamer | Full-Court Press

Bad news. The must-see attraction of the fall will be hard to find on campus at 16th Avenue South. You won’t find it in the… Continue reading

Arthur Murray Dance Studio set to celebrate 25 years

A historical black-and-white photo hangs just inside the office of Arthur Murray Dance Studio Director Tina Marie’s office. It shows a man and woman perfectly… Continue reading

Don’t expect Raiders to be another football pushover | Full-Court Press

The look in Scott Morgan’s eyes said everything. He didn’t utter a word. Morgan’s Thomas Jefferson Raiders football was demolished and dissected 52-27 by Auburn… Continue reading

Perry springs to bright future after dark past

Mark Hendricks still remembers one of the first nights he drove Khairi Perry home from a Federal Way Boys &Girls Club function. The executive director… Continue reading

Federal Way Track Club celebrating 40 years

The Federal Way Track Club has reason to celebrate. Not only is the organization wrapping up yet another successful run at the USATF National Junior… Continue reading

Gator Dome takes new bite out of sports landscape | Full-Court Press

Decatur High School boys soccer coach Brad Plemons literally spoke his words into existence. That seems to be the thing to do in sports these… Continue reading

Agyeman thrived in summer league after connecting faith and basketball

Abubaker Agyeman is one of a kind. The junior forward for the Thomas Jefferson Raiders is one of maybe a handful of Ghanaian-born basketball players… Continue reading

Esbenshade sets state squat record at ripe age of 58

Women are not supposed to be strong. During her time in high school in the mid-1970s, this was and still is a perception in the… Continue reading

Desna Soccer Club competes in Russia

Desna Soccer Club finally returned to the Motherland. Desna, a local Federal Way soccer club, began in Russia in 1999. The name “Desna” came from… Continue reading

Decatur RHP Junk quiets doubters in signing with Yankees

When Janson Junk walked through the doors of the New York Yankees clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, for the first time… Continue reading

Where oh where have all the boxers gone | Full-Court Press

The current state of boxing is on the ropes. There’s no question about it. You need look no further than boxing’s current big ticket, affectionately… Continue reading

Smith hopes to construct a legacy by his late father’s example

Oregon State University senior and Decatur alum Spencer Smith knows a thing or two about being pushed beyond limits. He traded in football and wrestling… Continue reading

Blues festival hopes to hit high note for city

Last year, Federal Way Symphony President Rene Ewing felt a duty to her city. After shootings and other negative happenings started to define Federal Way,… Continue reading

Workman living a childhood dream | Full-Court Press

If the Hallmark channel taught us anything, it’s that it’s never too late to chase a dream. For Decatur High School sophomore Adrion Workman, it’s… Continue reading

Federal Way grads revive fraternity for African-American students at UW

Josh Dawson still remembers his first day of general chemistry at the University of Washington. Walking into a lecture hall of 650 students, Dawson, a… Continue reading

Rowe leading Federal Way to potential pot of gold | Full-Court Press

Even professional athletes have unfulfilled dreams. Kelyn Rowe, former Federal Way High School midfielder and current New England Revolution utility man, was one of them.… Continue reading