The Decatur baseball took a huge step toward winning the South Puget Sound League 3A Division championship Tuesday afternoon with an exciting 8-7 win over Auburn Mountainview in Federal Way.
For nearly a whole season, University of Washington pitcher Jeff Brigham didn’t know what was wrong with his arm. Numerous MRIs, cat-scans and X-rays showed no structural damage or reason for the Thomas Jefferson High School graduate’s pain when he took the mound.
The Todd Beamer Titans baseball team squeaked by Federal Way Monday, 3-2. The win kept the Titans (10-2 overall, 7-2 SPSL South) in second place in the South Puget Sound League South Division behind unbeaten Puyallup.
The Federal Way High School track and field teams won the prestigious Oregon Relays team title for the second year in a row Saturday at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The Eagles’ boys and girls combined for 111.5 points to outdistance Eastlake High School (95). The meet included teams from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Both Federal Way teams are the defending Class 4A state team champions.
Decatur High School senior Dom Cooks, who is battling brain cancer, is at St. Francis Hospital in a coma.Decatur High School senior Dom Cooks, who has been battling an inoperable brain tumor for two years, passed away late Tuesday night at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.
The Decatur baseball team downed Lakes Thursday, 9-1. The Lancers took a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the third inning. But the Gators (7-4 overall, 4-2 SPSL 3A) responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning, three in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
The Federal Way High School track and field programs made history last year. For the first time in the long and rich history of the programs, both the boys and girls proved to the best of the best in Washington.
The defending SPSL North-Division champion Tahoma Bears downed Jefferson Tuesday, 9-2. The Raiders (3-3 SPSL North, 4-4 overall) took a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Bears battled back to score six in the bottom of the first. The game was called after five innings because of rain.
Hannah Kiyohara — The Thomas Jefferson graduate is currently playing her senior season at the University of Louisville. Kiyohara is a shortstop and outfielder for the Cardinals. She is currently hitting .232 with 11 runs, three doubles and 11 RBIs this season. Louisville is 20-11 on the year.
The tradition of tennis at Thomas Jefferson High School just keeps rolling along. The Raider girls finished last season with a perfect 10-0 record to claim the program’s second-straight South Puget Sound League Central Division championship.
Baseball at the four high schools around Federal Way is the best it’s been in a long time this season. The rosters at Decatur, Federal Way, Beamer and Jefferson feature some of the best individual talent in the area and playoff berths for all four aren’t out of the question.
It’s pretty obvious to anyone in the know, that the best high school soccer in the state is currently played in Federal Way. That was evident last year when the Thomas Jefferson Raiders won a state record, eighth 4A championship with a win over Union in the final.
The 6-foot-5 senior guard had an ultra-impressive season for the Titans. Bliznyuk was named the South Puget Sound League South Division Player of the Year and was also The News Tribune’s All-Area most valuable player after averaging 19.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals a game.
The 6-foot-2 Huff was a force in the middle of the Titans’ offense and defense. Huff was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after leading Beamer in scoring and rebounding. Huff averaged 13.5 points a game and had a high game of 25 points during a win over Bellarmine Prep at the West Central/Southwest District Tournament. Huff also had 24 during a loss to Mount Rainier in the SPSL Championship game.