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Federal Way little leaguers ready to roll
By CASEY OLSON
Its that time of the year again.
Time for the Little Leaguers of Federal Way to take center stage at postseason all-star baseball tournaments around South King County.
The marquee event kicked off last night at Sunset Park in Auburn. The 2006 District 10 Little League All Star Tournament for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls includes all 11 teams from Federal Way, Kent, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, Renton, Maple Valley and Northeast Tacoma. The tournament ultimately culminates at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn., next month.
Steel Lake, Federal Way American and Federal Way National Little Leagues will be vying for the District 10 championship. Steel Lake will take on Kent Little League at 10 a.m. today in their opening-round matchup.
The Steel Lake Little League team includes Jordan Barrett, Ryan Borden, Bryce Doyea, Chaise DeVries, Johnny Elnicki, Jordan Fujita, Zac Kolterman, Kris Lindenauer, Ramiro Ponce, Michael Roybal, Reece San Luis, Gunner Sonnenfeld and Jacob Thoreson.
Federal Way American opened up last night against Renton South and the team includes Brandon Llarenas, Austin Weber, Clark Colvin, Brett Evans, Drew Cratsenberg, Terin Beck, Dylan Cooper, Alex Olive, Adam Yunker, Dalton Alvey and Kyle Willis.
Federal Way Nationals opening game is at 1 p.m. today against Soundview Little League. No roster was available at press time.
Other tournament action:
The Steel Lake 9- and 10-year-old all-star softball team will play in its first-ever state tournament starting today at Sunset Park in Auburn. The Steel Lake team won the District 10 championship last month with a 5-3 victory over Tahoma. Steel Lake opens the double-elimination state tournament at 2 p.m. today against the District 6 champs.
The team includes Briana Bircher, Madeline Colson, Shelina Crowl, Jenna Floyd, Jasmin Fulmore, Kate Jackson, Megan Jewett-Chan, Courtney March, Brittany Orlosky, Kayla Quiroga, Morgan Snyder, Celine Woo and Alyssa Woods. The team is coached by Terome Fulmore and Chuck Woods.
Steel Lake Little League finished second in the 10- and 11-year-old All-Star Tournament after losing to Kent in the championship game on Monday, 5-3, at the South King County Ball Field.
Steel Lakes roster included Peter Bennett, Daniel Boring, Tyler Finneseth, Kyle Foster, Vaughn Frysinger, Trent Kaufman, Jake Kolterman, Sam Kosbab, Korbin Moss, Devon Osburn, Brett Oyer, Jarred Prather and Jake Tabafunda.
The Steel Lake Little League Senior (14-15) team played for the District 10 championship last night (after press time) at Brannon Park in Auburn. Steel Lake played either Kent or Soundview/Auburn.
The Steel Lake seniors include TJ Boggs, Justin Dideon, John Drayer, Zack Dzingle, James Godwin, Chad Kebba, Jordan Lager, Sam Larsen, Jarod Owen, Matt Partridge, Kyle Quackenbush, Rockne Simon, Drew Staples and Kyle Vaa.
Steel Lake is through to the semifinals of the District 10 Junior Baseball All-Star Tournament in Auburn. The 13-year-olds will play at 4 p.m. today at Brannon Park.
The team includes Jarrod Bachman, Garrett Butler, Ronnie Castagno, Cody Casteneda, Jeff Edd, Brett Fitzgerald, Stephen Foster, Kevin Oyer, Jory Tysdal, Brandon Warren, Wyatt Weimer, Corbin White and Dan Zumwalt.
The Soundview/Steel Lake junior softball team played in the championship of the District 10 Tournament on Thursday (after press time) in Auburn. The team includes Keegan Beck, Britney DeLong, Devin Disotell, Briana Grosche, Kirsten Grosche, Ashley Gunn, Cree Limon, Casey Madison, Kaitlyn McCann, Kayleen McMonigal and Chloe Turner.
Sports editor Casey Olson: (253) 925-5565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org