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Jefferson girls tennis finding its stride despite early-season challenges

The Thomas Jefferson girls tennis team has certainly been tested in 2017. Not only have the Raiders been batting injuries, the recently wet conditions have… Continue reading

Competition only enhances friendship between Beamer goalkeepers Locke and Bezus

Prior to the start of the season, Todd Beamer boys soccer coach Joel Lindberg was asked if he was concerned about the youth of his… Continue reading

Raiders going back to basics after loss to Rams

Thomas Jefferson boys soccer coach Dave Hanson is still an old-school coach at heart. Hanson opened his 12th season with the Raiders on Tuesday, but… Continue reading

Lack of discipline sinks Jefferson soccer in season opener

For the Thomas Jefferson Raiders boys soccer program, the first game of a new season is a big deal. It’s an opportunity for the storied… Continue reading

Titan baseball building a foundation on three simple letters

It might be written on a piece of paper, or etched in permanent marker on a pair of cleats or printed on T-shirts. It’s even… Continue reading

Boys soccer preview: Eagles look to have bounce-back season

Federal Way Eagles 2016 record: 5-8-3 Key losses: Cooper Hutchins (GK), Jonathan Lopez (D), Joe Griffin (MF) Key returners: Jonathan Esparza, Alex Verdusco (MF), Connor… Continue reading

Sawyer still a treasure within Todd Beamer basketball program

Jared Mentink was the brains behind the Todd Beamer boys basketball program when the school opened in 2003. And if Mentink is the brains of… Continue reading

Thomas tears MCL at state wrestling tourney, out for softball season

Tally Thomas watched the video replay of her state championship wrestling match, and the moment the official and spectators missed was about to unfold. Thomas… Continue reading

Eagles’ success extends far beyond the court

For the first time all season, Federal Way basketball coach Jerome Collins couldn’t bear to watch his team. With 7 minutes, 20 seconds left in… Continue reading

Eagles rout Kennedy Catholic, will play Saturday in fourth-place game

The Kennedy Catholic Lancers tried to keep an emotionally wounded Federal Way Eagles in box — a box- and one-zone defense to be exact. The… Continue reading

Mental mistake costs Eagles in quarterfinal round

In 33 years of coaching boys basketball, Federal Way Eagles coach Jerome Collins has become accustomed to eliminating mistakes. It was ultimately a monumental mistake… Continue reading

Beamer girls fall to Kentridge, end run at Tacoma Dome

The Todd Beamer Titans’ girls basketball season came to an end on Wednesday in a loser-out game against Kentridge in the state tournament. The Chargers… Continue reading

Preview: Track programs all eager to start 2017

Decatur Golden Gators 2016 record: 2-4 Key losses: Marcelo Berganza, Cordell Pickins, Ariya Kendrick, Kayla Peterson Key returners: Eric Jones, Harry Steinmetz, Parris Watson, Yelena… Continue reading

Federal Way Mirror Athlete of the Week: Rashon Slaughter

Federal Way small forward Rashon Slaughter was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Athlete of the Week. The senior has struggled as of late from… Continue reading

GIRLS TENNIS PREVIEW: Jefferson girls tennis primed for title run in 2017

Thomas Jefferson Raiders 2016 record: 12-2 Coach: Andrew Buchan The Thomas Jefferson Raiders continue to be the tennis standard in Federal Way. Not only do… Continue reading

Slaughter’s 22 points leads Federal Way past Kentwood

The Federal Way Eagles boys basketball didn’t need to beat the Kentwood Conquerors in the regional round of the 4A state playoffs on Saturday at… Continue reading

Decatur’s Catherine Huynh takes 14th in uneven bars at state

In early December, Decatur Golden Gator gymnastics coach Jennifer Hunt said the goal was to have the program compete for a state championship this year.… Continue reading

Jefferson swimmers have strong outing at state tournament

The Thomas Jefferson Raiders were well represented in their home pool, Feb. 18, for the 4A state swimming and diving championships at the Weyerhaeuser King… Continue reading

Federal Way Mirror Athlete of the Week: Goddess Ma’alona-Faletogo

Thomas Jefferson freshman girls wrestler Goddess Ma’alona-Faletogo was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 11 to… Continue reading

Thomas ends wrestling career as state champion

Federal Way girls wrestler Tally Thomas spent four years preparing for her moment. Thomas came to Travis Mango’s illustrious wrestling program as an undersized freshman… Continue reading