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District athletes pick up all-state honors
Federal Way was well-represented on three season-end all-state teams announced last Wednesday. The all-state squads for the 2003 high school spring sports season for baseball, boys soccer and fastpitch were made by a statewide panel of sportswriters and compiled by the Tri-City Herald newspaper.
Federal Way High School seniors Terry Bishop and Andre Piper-Jordan were named to the Class 4A baseball first-team.
Bishop, a third baseman, was the late-inning hero during the Eagles post-season run to second place at the 4A state tournament in Everett. Bishop hit an RBI triple in the seventh inning to tie a quarterfinal game against Evergreen and hit a walk-off home run in a semifinal win over Tahoma. In total, Bishop hit six home runs on the season.
Piper-Jordan, a centerfielder, led the South Puget Sound League South Division in stolen bases and is set to play football at Eastern Washington University next season.
Federal Way senior Brett Davis, the SPSL South Most Valuable Player, was named to the second team as a pitcher. Davis was 8-1 during the season.
Jefferson senior second baseman Chelsea Hunt was named to the second-team 4A fastpitch team, along with Decatur senior pitcher Kelly Claar. Hunt will be heading to the University of San Francisco on a soccer scholarship, and Claar broke her own Decatur single-season strikeout record with over 200 strikeouts this season.
Jefferson senior catcher Tawnya Guthrie received honorable mention. She is heading to Witchita State University to play for the Shockers fastpitch team.
In soccer, Decaturs Kyle Colbath was named second team as a defender. Colbath provided much-needed leadership for the young Gators during the season.
Liberty High Schools Tim Linecum was named the Player of the Year in baseball, Enumclaws Beth Christensen was named state MVP in fastpitch and Newports Pedro Batres was named Player of the Year in soccer.