Todd Beamer 2, Kamiak 1
The Beamer Titans are headed to the state semifinal round for the second time in the school’s history after Luke Gregg scored the game-winning, double overtime goal to beat Kamiak at Mariner High School in Everett. Gregg notched the goal on an assist from Beamer midfielder Jacob Allen. The Titans advance to face Glacier Peak at 6 p.m. Friday in Puyallup.
Dylan Alley returned to the Titans’ starting 11 after missing the match against Bothell for yellow card accumulation, and the Beamer captain gave his club the lead in the third minute on a rebound putback situation in front of the net.
Kamiak answered in the 39th minute, and the two sides played scoreless until Allen’s winner in the second overtime. Allen also secured the winning goal in the previous match against Bothell.
Federal Way 7, Auburn Mountainview 3
The Federal Way Eagles opened the West Central District tournament with a big win over the Auburn Mountainview Lions. Melissa Mateus led the Eagles with two hits and two RBIs in the win. Rebecca Rennick threw a complete game with four strikeouts. The Eagles advanced to face Auburn Riverside, which immediately followed their game against Auburn Mountainview.
Auburn Riverside 16, Federal 7
Federal Way was unable to continue its momentum in the West Central District tournament and fell to the Auburn Riverside Ravens. Melissa Mateus and freshman Kayla Jackson led the Eagles in the loss with two RBIs each, while Hannah Togia led the team with three hits. Federal Way’s eight errors forced it into to the consolation bracket and a game against South Kitsap.
Puyallup 19, Todd Beamer 1
The Beamer Titans struggled to mount any offense in a five-inning loss to the Puyallup Vikings in the first round of the West Central District tournament. The Titans dropped to the consolation bracket and faced Camas a few hours later.
Camas 13, Todd Beamer 1
For the second time that day, the Beamer Titans struggled to score runs in the loss to Camas. The loss ends Beamer’s season.
4A West Central District
Team scores: Thomas Jefferson, T-5th; Federal Way, T-9th; Todd Beamer, T-10th
Singles (top 8 to state): 3rd/4th – Ali Topp (OLY) def. Olivia Chong (FW) 6-0, 6-1; 7th/8th – Avery Liening (BEAMER) def. Tayva Jacobsen (SUM) 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles (top 8 to state): 5th/6th – Makaylie Moore and Michelle Kim (TJ) def. Maggie Smith and Sarah Chow (BP) 6-3, 6-1; 7th/8th – Lily Olson and Lauren Jergens (KC) def. Erica Dillard and Mia Rosa (TJ) 6-0, 6-4.
4A West Central District
Boys team scores: Todd Beamer – 8th; Decatur – 17th; Federal Way – 19th; Thomas Jefferson 26th.
Girls team scores: Todd Beamer – 9th; Federal Way 11th; Thomas Jefferson 13th.
Boys: The highlight of the afternoon went to Todd Beamer 400-meter runner Malik Malutama as he took first in the event with a time of 49.2 seconds. Decatur’s Kemuel Santana finished right behind him at 49.3. The Titans 4×400 relay team of Koby Okezie, Austin Bass, Avonte Yarbrough and Malutama finished second, as well.
Girls: Thomas Jefferson’s Jenna Appleton set the bar on the pole vault, as she has all season. Not only did she take the event by a foot, but Appleton set a new record. She previously broke the school’s record in 2016 after vaulting 11 feet. Her winning jump broke her own record as she vaulted 11-feet, 3-inches. The vault sets her up for the main stage at the state championships Saturday.
South Kitsap 10, Federal Way 0
The Federal Way Eagles whirlwind season came to an end after its second straight loss in the consolation round of the West Central District tournament.