Decatur High School senior Dominique Cooks continues his battle with an inoperable brain tumor.
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.
The Todd Beamer boys basketball team picked up the school’s first-ever state tournament trophy Saturday. It just wasn’t the trophy they had hoped to be holding after advancing into the semifinals after a win over Gonzaga Prep in the quarterfinals Thursday of the Class 4A Hardwood Classic State Boys Basketball Tournament inside the Tacoma Dome.
Puyallup High School will be Todd Beamer South Saturday afternoon. Both the Titan boys and girls will be playing at Puyallup with coveted berths into the Class 4A Hardwood Classic inside the Tacoma Dome on the line.
When the lights were the brightest, so to speak, Decatur junior Isaiah Diggs, Beamer junior Arian Carpio and Thomas Jefferson freshman shined. The Federal Way school district trio, in front of thousands of fans inside the Tacoma Dome, wrestled to state championships at Mat Classic XXVI Saturday night.
The third-ranked Todd Beamer girls bounced back from their only loss of the season with a 49-26 win over the Olympia Bears Thursday in the opening round of the West Central/Southwest District Tournament.