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Beamer senior Bogdan Bliznyuk finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead Washington at the annual Northwest Shootout All-State Game in Oregon Saturday. Oregon won the game

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Beamer’s Bliznyuk finishes with 29 points at Northwest Shootout

Todd Beamer High School senior Bogdan Bliznyuk proved again that he is one of the state's best basketball players.

 

BASEBALL: Decatur takes a step closer to SPSL 3A title, thanks to Swanson single

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.

 

Construction is underway for a Progressive insurance claim center on Pacific Highway South

Construction underway for new Progressive center in Federal Way

Progressive insurance is coming to Federal Way. The insurance giant

 

Thomas Jefferson graduate Jeff Brigham is 4-2 with a 2.77 earned-run average for the fifth-ranked University of Washington baseball team. Brigham had Tommy John surgery just two years ago.

Tracking the grads: Washington’s Jeff Brigham bounces back after surgery

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.

Thomas Jefferson graduate Jeff Brigham is 4-2 with a 2.77 earned-run average for the fifth-ranked University of Washington baseball team. Brigham had Tommy John surgery just two years ago.
Federal Way boxer Vincent Gary Thompson (right) was arrested April 17 for robbery in the first degree in Pierce County. Thompson and four others are thought to be part of the bank robbery ring known as the 'Buddy Bandits.'

A Federal Way professional boxer and his 15-year-old stepson have been arrested for allegedly being part of the bank robbery ring known as the “Buddy Bandits.”

Federal Way boxer Vincent Gary Thompson (right) was arrested April 17 for robbery in the first degree in Pierce County. Thompson and four others are thought to be part of the bank robbery ring known as the 'Buddy Bandits.'
Federal Way boxer Vincent Gary Thompson (right) was arrested April 17 for robbery in the first degree in Pierce County. Thompson and four others are thought to be part of the bank robbery ring known as the 'Buddy Bandits.'

Federal Way professional boxer charged in connection with ‘Buddy Bandits’ robbery ring

A Federal Way professional boxer and his 15-year-old stepson have been arrested for allegedly being part of the bank robbery ring known as the “Buddy Bandits.”

Federal Way boxer Vincent Gary Thompson (right) was arrested April 17 for robbery in the first degree in Pierce County. Thompson and four others are thought to be part of the bank robbery ring known as the 'Buddy Bandits.'

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Beamer baseball outlasts Federal Way, 3-2, Monday

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.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Federal Way wins prestigious Oregon Relays team title

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.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Beamer’s Sunitsch throws two-hitter in win over Emerald Ridge

Todd Beamer senior Scott Sunitsch was pretty-much unhittable Tuesday afternoon during a 3-1 win over the Emerald Ridge Jaguars.

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Federal Way flasher charged with indecent exposure, admits to molesting kids

A 31-year-old man was charged with felony indecent exposure in King County Superior Court Monday after an incident at a Federal Way apartment complex.

Federal Way Police Department
Decatur High School senior Dom Cooks passed away Tuesday after a two-year battle with an inoperable brain tumor.

Decatur community suffers loss of Dom Cooks, who inspired thousands

Dom Cooks lived his life to the fullest. It was just a life that was too short.

Decatur High School senior Dom Cooks passed away Tuesday after a two-year battle with an inoperable brain tumor.
Posters have been set up around the campus of Decatur High School with messages for Dom Cooks. The Decatur senior passed away from brain cancer on Tuesday night.

Decatur senior Dom Cooks passes away from brain cancer

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.

Posters have been set up around the campus of Decatur High School with messages for Dom Cooks. The Decatur senior passed away from brain cancer on Tuesday night.

BASEBALL: Decatur, TJ get blowout wins Thursday

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.

Federal Way senior Keenan Curran won the state championship in the triple jump a season ago and will play football in the fall at the United States Air Force Academy.

TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Federal Way primed to defend a pair of state titles

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.

Federal Way senior Keenan Curran won the state championship in the triple jump a season ago and will play football in the fall at the United States Air Force Academy.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: TJ softball splits a pair of SPSL North contests

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.

Decatur senior Dominique Cooks has been selected as one of the 2014 Air National Guard USA TODAY High School Sports Inspirational Athletes of the Year.

Federal Way student with inoperable tumor into finals of USA TODAY contest

Decatur High School senior Dominique Cooks continues his battle with an inoperable brain tumor.

Decatur senior Dominique Cooks has been selected as one of the 2014 Air National Guard USA TODAY High School Sports Inspirational Athletes of the Year.

BASKETBALL: Longtime Decatur basketball coach Kevin Olson steps down, takes Auburn Riverside job

Kevin Olson is stepping down as the head boys basketball coach at Decatur High School after 14 seasons at the helm. Olson is set to take over the program at Auburn Riverside next season.

Beamer junior Madison Rogers finished last season with 23 wins on the mound and struck out a school-record 301 hitters. Rogers also hit .302 with 26 RBIs

SOFTBALL: Beamer looking for a return trip to the state tournament

The Todd Beamer softball program played at the Class 4A State Tournament for the first time in the program’s history a season ago, finishing with an eighth-place trophy.

Beamer junior Madison Rogers finished last season with 23 wins on the mound and struck out a school-record 301 hitters. Rogers also hit .302 with 26 RBIs

Four high school adding junior varsity boys soccer, C-team volleyball next year

The four Federal Way high schools will be reinstating junior varsity boys soccer and C-team girls volleyball for the 2014-15 school year.

Jefferson graduate Hannah Kiyohara is playing her senior season at the University of Louisville.

TRACKING THE GRADS: Women’s softball

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.

Jefferson graduate Hannah Kiyohara is playing her senior season at the University of Louisville.