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Pleasants caps wrestling career with state championship

Thomas Jefferson girls wrestling sisters Jasmine and Raisa Pleasants put the school’s wrestling program on the map. After making the journey and coming close to… Continue reading

Eagles fall to Kentwood for a second straight time

Federal Way boys basketball players couldn’t get off the court fast enough. As players hurried off the floor to avoid watching the Kentwood Conquerors celebrate… Continue reading

Fastpitch preview: Jefferson hopes to excel through youthful talent

Thomas Jefferson Raiders 2016 record: 16-8 Key losses: Samantha Simundson (C, OF), Kyleigh Carbon (SS, IF), Bailey Nelson (3B, C) Key returners: Haylee Pollard (3B,… Continue reading

Federal Way Eagles dig deep, come back to beat Curtis in district semifinal

Federal Way boys basketball starters are at their best with a commanding lead, but they’re lethal when their backs are against the wall. The Eagles… Continue reading

Titans respond with wins after facing elimination, earn state berth

After the Todd Beamer Titans lost to Bellarmine Prep, Feb. 10., the girls knew state tournament hopes weren’t over. There was just an additional hurdle… Continue reading

Federal Way Eagles punch ticket to state behind efforts of big three

Federal Way senior power forward Malcolm Cola instantly lit up with a million-dollar smile, Saturday. Never mind his 4A North Puget Sound League Olympic division… Continue reading

Upcoming Raiders team leaves question marks for coach

Thomas Jefferson Raiders 2016 record: 11-13 Key losses: Bailey Burget (C), Tyson Sonnenfeld (CF), Spencer Smith (2B, P) Key Returners: Mason Delacruz (SS), Avery Cantino-Kennedy… Continue reading

Titans face a rebuilding year after losing seven seniors

Todd Beamer Titans 2016 record: 7-14 Key losses: J.J. Asinas (P, INF), Brycen Allen (P, OF), Ethan Phelps (P, 1B, DH) Key Returners: Mario Beavers… Continue reading

Federal Way Eagles hope to go far behind pitching, defense

Federal Way Eagles 2016 record: 20-5 Key losses: Christian Jones, Ben Koler, Dillion Weber Key Returners: Calvin Turchin (P, OF), Gabe Togia (C, 1B), Tyler… Continue reading

Eagles bounce back in playoff win over Vikings, advance to play Kentridge

Maybe it was the motivation from last Saturday’s loss to Kentwood. Or maybe it was Federal Way boys basketball coach Jerome Collins’ decision to shake… Continue reading

Federal Way 4A NPSL Cascade and Olympic all-league boys and girls basketball

The North Puget Sound League released its 4A NPSL all-league basketball recipients, and Federal Way players received top spots, including Malcom Cola of Federal Way… Continue reading

Eagles win streak ends at 63 in loss to Kentwood

As Federal Way High School point guard Marcus Stephens dribbled the ball up the floor with a minute left, and his Eagles down by six… Continue reading

Decatur Golden Gators primed for success this season

Decatur Golden Gators 2016 record: 7-13 Key losses: Talon Gyalog, Bryan Ponce, Tyler Swanson Key Returners: Ben Ray (INF, OF), Dylan Lydell (INF, P), JV… Continue reading

Federal Way rich with college-bound athletes on 2017 Signing Day

National Signing Day was Feb. 1, and aspiring athletes from Federal Way, Thomas Jefferson and Todd Beamer all signed their National Letters of Intent on… Continue reading

Raiders leave no pins standing, win district tournament

The reputation of the Thomas Jefferson girls bowling program is spreading — fast. Joseph Townsend took over the program in 2014. In his first season,… Continue reading

Stephens uses patience as catapult to success for Eagles

When Federal Way senior point guard Marcus Stephens came to the program from Curtis as a sophomore in 2014, Eagles coach Jerome Collins didn’t make… Continue reading

Titans avenge early-season loss, rout Ravens

Todd Beamer girls basketball coach Corey Alexander’s pregame pep talk prior to the team taking the court against Auburn Riverside, Tuesday, was four words long.… Continue reading

Kuykendall writing first coaching book

Todd Beamer Athletic Director Tim Kuykendall is a busy man. His office provides a small window into just how busy the former football and baseball… Continue reading

Titans seeking third or fourth in district after falling short to Auburn

If ever Todd Beamer boys basketball faced a must-win stretch of games, it was this past week against Auburn schools. Unfortunately, the Titans couldn’t deliver.… Continue reading

Tatum working to instill winning mentality at Decatur

Decatur girls basketball coach Trudy Tatum doesn’t know her win-loss record since taking over the Golden Gators program in 2014. Tatum doesn’t know because those… Continue reading