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Rainy weather doesn't cool hot teams

While all but one baseball and fastpitch games were rained out last week, teams from the Federal Way area aren’t showing any signs of cooling off.

As of yesterday, a high school team from the Federal Way school district was undefeated in every spring sport — baseball, fastpitch, boys soccer, girls tennis, boys track and girls track.

The Federal Way baseball team is off to a 10-0 start and was selected this week as the No. 1 team in the state by the high school coaches association. The Eagles have caught national attention and are the ranked No. 22 in the USA Today national poll.

The team hasn’t lost a step since last season’s state championship. This year’s team has found new stars to rise to the occasion. The team has received strong performances on the mound and at the plate from Travis Ishikawa and Shea McFeely. Kenny Yun is 3-0 as a pitcher and the Eagles have found young talent in Thomas Watts.

The Jefferson fastpitch team is 9-0 and in first place of the SPSL South after the first half of the league season. The Raiders have a strong rotation of pitchers in Natasha Lindsey, Val Crow and Ashley Osman. Lindsey is 5-0 and Crow and Osman are both 2-0. Erin Johnson, Chelsea Hunt, Rachel Girello and Tawnya Guthrie provide hitting power at the plate.

The Decatur soccer team hasn’t lost in 29 games dating back to the 2000 season. Two ties are the only mark on its 7-0-2 record, which puts it in second place behind Curtis, which only has one tie. Senior forward Alex Chursky is dominating up front. He scored five goals in Tuesday’s game against Emerald Ridge.

The Federal Way girls tennis team is atop the SPSL after a 5-0 start. Clara Sacristan and Danielle Yellam are undefeated in singles matches.

The Federal Way boys track team is 4-0-1, it’s only tie coming against Curtis, which is in second place with one loss on its record. Senior Brandon Keeler hasn’t lost an individual event this season while competing in the long jump, the triple jump, the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.

The Federal Way girls track team is deep in every event, which has helped it to a 5-0 record. The Eagles will get a chance to shine at Tuesday’s Bill Harris Invitational at Federal Way Memorial Field.

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