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PREP SPORTS WRAP: Eagles sweep Auburn on the track; Beamer's Bower one-hits Graham-Kapowsin
The Federal Way Eagles swept the Auburn Trojans Thursday in their South Puget Sound League Central Division openers. The Eagle boys won 103-42 and the Federal Way girls downed the Trojans, 81-68.
The Eagle boys got a pair of individual wins Friday from DJ May, Michael Tate, Meron Simon and D'Londo Tucker. May won the 300-meter hurdles (42.62) and 100 (11.40), Tate won the 400 (53.06) and long jump (20-4), Simon took the 1,600 (4:22.66) and 3,200 (10:33.41) and Tucker won the 110 hurdles (17.35) and high jump (6-1).
Federal Way's other wins came from DJ Vollmer in the triple jump (40-9), Matthrew Chun in the pole vault (11-6), Patrick Crews in the 800 (2:02.57) and Terrance Chambers in the 200 (23.17).
The Eagles also won the 4x100 relay in a blazing time of 44.04. The defending state champions included May, Ezekiel McNeal, Jeremiah McNeal and Tate.
The Eagle girls were also impressive. Sophomore Majerae Gates, senior Jasmine Johnson and senior Jaleecia Roland all won two individual events. Gates won the 100 (12.31) and 200 (26.78), Johnson won the 800 (2:29.88) and 1,600 (5:33.04) and Roland was first in the triple jump (35-3) and high jump (5-4).
Federal Way's other wins came from Ta'Mara Richey in the long jump (16-0), Jessica Evenson in the 300 hurdles (50.71) and Khiana Duncan in the 400 (1:07.28). The Eagles also won all three relay races.
Matt Bower was dominant during a 3-0 rain-shortened win over the Graham-Kapowsin Eagles Friday afternoon. The Todd Beamer junior allowed only one hit during his five innings of work on the Titans' home field. The game was called because of rain.
Bower, a left hander who has already verbally committed to pitch at the University of Washington, got all the run support he would need in the third inning when the Titans (2-1 SPSL South, 5-1 overall) tallied two runs. Beamer scored its other run in the fourth.
Jeff Apigo finished 1 for 3 with a run, Richie Apigo was 1 for 1 with an RBI and Mac Gridley finished 1 for 3 with a run.
The Eagles (2-0 SPSL South, 3-1 overall) downed the Rogers Rams in SPSL South action Friday. No other details were reported.
The Raiders (0-3 SPSL North, 1-4 overall) gave up six runs in the top of the first and three more in the second Friday during a 9-2 loss to the Kentridge Chargers. Jefferson's Oakley Murphy was 2 for 2 with an RBI and Nathan Baughman finished 2 for 4 with a double.
The Federal Way Eagles, who played in the Class 4A state semifinals last season, swept a pair of South Puget Sound League South Division games last week. The Eagles beat Graham-Kapowsin Thursday, 3-0, and downed Curtis Saturday, 2-1.
Against Graham-Kapowsin, the Eagles tallied all three goals in the first half and cruised. Federal Way got a pair of goals from Odason Pelogi and a single goal from Alex Lewis. Ben Willis picked up the shutout in goal.
Against Curtis, the Eagles fell behind 1-0 early when the Vikings' Devin Gaffin scored just seven minutes into the match.
But Federal Way got even with a goal from Javier Dieguez in the 16th minute and got the game-winner from Lewis in the 49th minute.
The Todd Beamer Titans (3-0-2) dominated the Bethel Braves Saturday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium, 11-0.
The Titans had an amazing 10 different players score a goal during the blowout. The only player to score more than one was Wake Forest signee Ugo Okoli.
Beamer's other goals came from Brandon Brockway, Kelvin Horne, Keaton House, Jake Gregg, Troy Peterson, Holden Wade, Chase Nestor, Ares Carpio and Paul Park.
The win over Bethel came after the Titans tied Emerald Ridge Thursday afternoon, 1-1. Beamer took a quick 1-0 lead on a goal from Nikko Gregg in the 20th minute.
But Emerald Ridge came back six minutes later and tied the game on a goal from Geoff Sasaki in the 26th minute.
The Raiders and head coach Dave Hanson got the best of his former team Thursday night when they beat Mount Rainier, 4-0. Hanson came to TJ three years ago after coaching the Rams to the state semifinals.
The Raiders (2-1-1) got goals from Kasey Kim, Isidro Prado-Huerta, Karl Finnesson and Omar Ebdi. John David McClarey picked up the shutout in goal for TJ.
The Raiders also tied the Auburn Riverside Ravens Saturday, 1-1. Chase Hanson got Jefferson on the board in the 19th minute when he took a pass from Kim.
The Raiders kept the 1-0 lead until 17 minutes into the second half when Riverside's Yoni Hernandez scored the Ravens' lone goal.
The Gators got a non-league 2-0 win over Wilson Thursday on goals from Ali Villalon and Nick Karis. Zach Gippe got the shutout in goal.
Rogers 7, at Federal Way 0
The Eagles were shut out by the Rams Friday in the SPSL South. Federal Way managed just four hits during the game, including singles from Mercede Vongasaveng, Sadie Bynum and Sarah Tarica.