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Sports wrap up
Federal Way loses first match in over a season
The Federal Way girls tennis team lost its first match in more than a year Friday afternoon to the Puyallup Vikings. The Eagles were nipped 3-2 by the Vikings.
We were a few people short, said coach Caroline Meines. We had a couple players who were ineligible and we had a ninth-grader who had a project that she couldnt miss.
The loss drops the Eagles to 2-1 in the South Puget Sound League South. Last year, Federal Way won the league with a perfect 13-0 record.
Federal Ways two victories came in doubles play. Kristen Yates and Danielle Yellam won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles and Stephanie Raghubeer and Tine Dismer picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles.
Raiders down Spanaway Lake in SPSL action
The Jefferson girls tallied another South Puget Sound League South victory Thursday over Spanaway Lake, 4-1. The win over the Sentinels improved the Raiders record to 2-1 in league play.
We lost only five games in the three doubles matches and freshman Corinna Fabre cruised at No. 1 singles, said coach Andrew Buchan.
Fabre downed Dena Lawthers, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1, Natalia Goding and Uyen Tran beat Tabitha Smith and Mia Reyes at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-2, Katie Schultz and Trichell Waldo beat Lauren Flaaen and Karn Sevg at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-0, and Killian Lange and Kristin Woller picked up the Raiders fourth point with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 3 doubles.
Emerald Ridge edges Decatur 3-2 Thursday
The Decatur girls tennis team lost a tough South Puget Sound League South Division match to the Emerald Ridge Jaguars, 3-2, on Thursday.
The match came down to the No. 3-doubles match between Decaturs Andrea Carey and Juli Eubanks and the Jaguars Marybeth Magbulos and Julie Sismond. The Emerald Ridge pair took the first set 6-4, but Carey and Eubanks fought back to win the second set, 6-2, but dropped the third, 6-4, to give Emerald Ridge the victory.
Decaturs wins came from Jamie Chan and Amanda Chraca at No. 1 doubles, a 6-4, 6-0 victory, and Jill Yotz and Amanda Font at No. 2 doubles. The Gator pair downed Christina Rojas and Ryanna Hartley, 6-0, 6-2.
Jefferson nips Bethel Friday
Thomas Jefferson pulled out a close game Friday with a 4-3 victory over the Bethel Braves.
The game was close throughout, the Raiders scored one run in the first on a single and stolen base by Jamie Nilsen and an RBI infield-hit by Tyler Walker.
Bethel came back with a pair of runs in the second off Jefferson starter James Partridge.
In the third, the Raiders evened the score on a single by Jeff Johnson, who stole second and third, and scored on a single by Walker. Bethel scored again in the third to go up 3-2, but the Raiders scored one in the fourth on a single by Partridge, followed by a run scoring double by Nick Hardy. In the fifth, Jefferson scored another run on a single by Nilsen, and a one out double by Walker.
Walker also pitched the fifth, sixth and seventh, holding the lead for the Raiders. He struck out five
Walker was amazing today with both the bat and the arm, said coach Mike Church. He pretty much willed this win for the team.
Eagles remain unbeaten in South
The Federal Way Eagles stayed unbeaten in the South Puget Sound League South with an 11-8 win over the Spanaway Lake Sentinels Friday afternoon.
We made it a little more interesting than it should have been, said coach Eric Fiedler.
The Eagles (2-2 overall) were led by senior centerfielder Andre Piper-Jordan. Jordan hit his second home run of the season, scored four runs and had three stolen bases on the day.
Thomas Watts had two hits, including a triple, and Greg Washington had two hits. Kyle Henselman picked up the win on the mound for the Eagles, pitching five innings.
Decatur boys split three-way meet
The Decatur boys split their three-way meet with Bethel and Emerald Ridge on Friday. The girls were swept by the two schools.
On the boys side, Bethel scored 90 points, Decatur tallied 61 and Emerald Ridge had nine points at Federal Way Memorial Field.
The Gators got event wins from Chris Williams in the 1600-meter run in a time of 4:32.2 and the 3200 in 9:58.9, Joe Isaac in the discus (133-3) and Nick Isaac in the triple jump (40-1) and long jump (19-11.5).
Decatur got second-place finishes from David Larpenteur in the 3200 (10:38.7), Francis Griffey in the 100 (11.3), Shaun Helm in the 1600 (4:36) and 800 (2:06.8) and Joe Isaac in the shot put (43-6).
On the girls side, Bethel tallied 67 points, Emerald Ridge had 53 and Decatur had 52.
The Gator girls got event wins from Danitra Powell in the 100 (12.5), Ericka Campbell in the discus (98-5.5) and shot put (35-3). Decatur also won the 4x100 relay (52.7) and the 4x200 relay (1:50.4).
Jefferson sweeps Rogers in dual
The Jefferson track teams swept the Rogers Rams in a South Puget Sound League South Division dual meet Thursday.
The Raider girls downed the Rams 71-61 and the boys beat Rogers 89-31.
On the girls side, Jefferson got event victories from Megan Lao in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:39.0, Jenerra Camozzi in the 1600 (5:48.2), Alyson Hunt in the 3200 (12:33.3), Jasmine Tillmon in the discus (84-feet, 5-inches), Erika Zabelle in the long jump (12-11.5) and Katrina Jensen in the triple jump (27-8.5) and the high jump (4-10).
The Jefferson boys were dominant against Rogers. The Raiders picked up first-place finishes from Coury McGinnis in the 100 (11.5) and 200 (23.3), Galen Hensley in the 300 hurdles (43.3) and pole vault (11-0), Gared Bronson in the shot put (50-10.5) and long jump (19-9.5), Aaron Gilbert in the discus (129-2), Kyle Jenkins in the triple jump (45-5) and Kyle Anderson in the high jump (5-2).
Raiders roll over Bethel; now 4-0
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders remained unbeaten in the South Puget Sound League South Division with a 9-1 win over the Bethel Braves Friday.
The Raiders got big performances from pitcher Amanda Herrera and Kristy Richardson.
Herrera continued her strong season with a complete-game victory over the Braves. The junior struck out 12, allowed two hits and walked only two and Richardson gave Herrera all the offense she would need with a grand slam in the fourth inning.
Jamie Salmon was 2-for-4 with two runs for Jefferson.
Emerald Ridge shuts out Gators
The Decatur Gators were downed by the Emerald Ridge Jaguars on Friday in South Puget Sound League South action, 3-0.
Emerald Ridge tallied one run in the first inning and two more in the top of the sixth to earn the win. Both teams could muster only four hits apiece. Decatur pitcher Kelly Claar had nine strike outs.
Spanaway Lake blanks FW Eagles
The Federal Way Eagles were shutout Friday by the Spanaway Lake Sentinels, 2-0, in South Puget Sound League South action.
Shawna Laycock tossed a complete-game shutout for Spanaway Lake, allowing three hits and striking out four, and Alisa Bible had the teams game-winning single for the Sentinels.