Jefferson volleyball picks up first victory

The Thomas Jefferson volleyball team picked up the first victory for a Federal Way School District team this season Thursday when they downed the Kent-Meridian Royals in four games, 12-25, 25-15, 25-23, 26-24.

The Raiders picked up an impressive 49 assists and Rachelle Eckert pounded down 10 kills. Jefferson also got five aces from Nyssa Hovda and 11 digs from Lauren Stark.

Both Federal Way and Beamer were swept away by two of the better teams in the South Puget Sound League Thursday night. The Eagles lost to Kentlake, 25-4, 25-5, 25-9, and the Titans were downed by Rogers, 25-9, 25-12, 25-19. Mackenzie Goff had six kills and eight digs and Kalyn Wilson had eight kills for Beamer.

Girls Soccer

The Thomas Jefferson Raiders moved to 1-0-1 in the SPSL North Division with a 2-1 win over Federal Way Thursday night. The Raiders got goals from Ashley Brough and Amy Pate. Kendall Swynenburg assisted on both of the goals. Federal Way’s lone goal came from Jacqie Evenson.

The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-2-0 in the SPSL North and 1-3-0 overall.

Kentlake’s Whitney Smyth scored on a penalty kick in the 46th minute to break a 2-2 and give the Falcons a 3-2 win over Decatur Thursday night. The Gators’ got goals from Sarah Isaac and Laura Bressler.


The Todd Beamer boys golf team picked up a solid win Thursday over cross-district rival Federal Way, 60-48.

Federal Way’s Brandon Robbins earned medalist honors with a 4-over par 40 at Sumner Meadows Golf Course. But Beamer had three players shoot under 45. Broc Johnson fired a 43, Connor Lamoureux shot a 44 and Michael Manolides chipped in a 45.

Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565,

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