Sweet revenge: Jefferson tennis downs Federal Way in rematch

The Thomas Jefferson boys tennis team got a little revenge Friday afternoon with a 3-2 win over the Federal Way Eagles. The win moves the Raiders into second place in the South Puget Sound League North Division with an 8-2 record. Kentridge leads the division at 10-0. The loss dropped the Eagles to 7-3.

The win earned TJ a season split with Federal Way. During the first meeting this year between the two teams, the Eagles won by a score of 3-2. Federal Way’s three victories that day came in close three-set matches. That wasn’t the case Friday, when Jefferson easily swept all three doubles’ matches.

Joe Lee and Branden Muraki beat Brian Shaw and Max Ward, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 1 doubles, Makoa Rosa and Derek Moore won at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-0, and Dae Yi and Brandyn Gomez won at No. 3, 6-1, 6-2.

Federal Way’s two wins came from Jake Stewart at No. singles over Kyle Creek, 6-1, 6-0, and Jesse Johnson beat Nevin Ramanujan, 6-1, 6-4.


The Decatur Gators dropped to 1-4 with a 35-6 loss to Kentridge Saturday.

Brandon Turner scored on two 1-yard runs and on a 55-yard fumble return to lead the Chargers to the win at French Field in Kent.

Turner, a senior quarterback for Kentridge (3-2, 2-1 SPSL), also threw a pair of touchdown passes. He completed 4 of 8 for 102 yards, including scores of 14 and 35 yards.

Decatur was held to 150 total yards and running back Chase King scored the Gators’ touchdown on an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Bethel (4-1) handed Beamer (2-3) their third straight loss Friday, 40-7, in Spanaway.

Beamer running back Lamardray Fuller had an 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to prevent Beamer from being shut out. Bethel quarterback Oliver Henry was 22 of 33 with 372 yards and five touchdown passes.

The Thomas Jefferson Raiders were shut out Thursday night by the Kentwood Conquerors at Federal Way Memorial Stadium, 28-0.

Demitrius Bronson, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound Kentwood senior, had 178 yards on only 14 carries, including a 68-yard touchdown. The University of Washington recruit had gained 200 yards or more in Kentwood’s three previous games.

TJ quarterback Taylor Stark completed 20 of 32 passes for 170 yards. Bryant Cameron had seven receptions for 60 yards, and junior Ronnielle Battles had 111 total yards.


Beamer remained unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Graham-Kapowsin Friday. The Titans (8-0-0) got goals from Kaylee Huie, Jordan Salisbury and Brittany Orr. Maia Kurnik picked up another shutout for the Titans.

Tahoma handed Jefferson (2-1-3) its first loss in the SPSL North with a 4-2 win Thursday. The Bears remain unbeaten and atop the North. Jefferson’s goals came from Amy Pate and Hayley Albrecht.


The Raiders got a pair of automatic state-qualifying times from senior Amy Friedhoff and beat Federal Way, 118-68, Thursday. Friedhoff won the 200 yard freestyle in 1:59.29 and the 500 free in 5:14.74.

Jefferson also got wins from Savannah Coe in the 200 individual medley (2:18.24) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.51), Alyssa Kellar in diving (143.20) and Elyse Bevers in the 100 butterfly (1:07.96). Federal Way got individual wins from Kaia Barth in the 50 free (26.07) and the 100 free (56.92) and Bren Fejarang in the 100 backstroke (1:07.80).

Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565,

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