Federal Way swim team wins state academic title

By CASEY OLSON, The Mirror

The Federal Way High School boys swim team was named the 2007-08 WIAA winter team academic state champions. The Eagles’ 16-member team had a combined grade-point average of 3.73. The team was coached by Carla Boone.

• Federal Way Public Schools is establishing an Athletic Hall of Fame to honor past employees who have made a major impact on the district’s athletic programs.

Nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria — has served the district for a minimum of 10 years, has been retired for at least five years or deceased and has made a significant impact on the district’s or a school’s athletic program.

The Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a regular-season football game in the fall of 2008.

Send nominees to Greg Flynn, 1300 S. 308th St., Federal Way, Wash. 98003. Nominations can also be faxed to (253) 945-5577 or emailed to

The deadline for nominations to be received is April 1. A 15-member committee of present and former district coaches and administrators will select the first class of inductees.

• Federal Way Girls Fastpitch Association is forming teams for the upcoming softball league. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit or call (253) 520-6514.

• Sudden Impact Girls Fastpitch Softball is looking for players ages 8 – 12 (age as of Jan. 1, 2008) for the 2008 Season. The teams feature: ASA Junior Olympic Affiliation; Pitching & Catching Instructors, Private Instruction by UW, Seattle University and Kennedy Players/Coaches; Practices at Decatur High School (Indoor & Secure Field) and lots of local play. The older girls on the 12U team play various weekend tournaments mostly in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The younger girls on the 10U team develop their skills in recreational league play. No previous fastpitch experience required. For more information about Sudden Impact or to join a practice, please contact by telephone or on the Web: Sudden Impact Coach Bains: 206-310-6226; Email to:; On the web:

• USSSA softball is looking for umpires for King County and the south end. Umpires are paid monthly and set their own schedules. For more information, contact Paul at (425) 870-1043 or Dale at (425) 481-2005.

• The Mosquito Squad Fastpitch Club is looking for players for its 12 and under team. Girls with 1995 birthdates who are looking to play competitive fastpitch softball are welcome to tryout.

For more information, contact Mark Lewis at (206) 818-4130, or email or visit

• The Sudden Impact Girls Fastpitch teams are looking for players ages 8 to 12 (age as of Jan. 1, 2008). The teams feature ASA Junior Olympic Affiliation, pitching and catching instructors for private lessons by the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University and Kennedy High School players/coaches, Practices at Decatur High School and lots of local play, including hosting the Sudden Impact Invitational Tournament at Celebration Park. The older girls on the 12-under team play various weekend tournaments, mostly in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The younger girls on the 10U team develop their skills in recreational league play. No previous fastpitch experience required. Indoor practices begin this month.

For more information about Federal Way Girls Softball or to join a practice, call (206) 310-6226 or email You can also visit

• Pierce County Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Lakewood Winter Club, is presenting its 10th annual Ice Show: Reflections on Ice — Magical Memories.

The Sprinker Recreation Center’s Ice Arena, 14824 S C St, in Parkland, will be transformed into a theater for the five performances, Feb. 8-10. With a cast of nearly 100 local skaters and guest performer Jozef Sabovcik, this show rivals those of national touring companies. To reserve tickets call the Sprinker Recreation Center at (253) 798-4000 or visit Tickets are $18 for ice seating and balcony seats are $12.

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