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Mary Louise Goss (left) with former Mirror editor Andy Hobbs (second from left) and friends during an event in Federal Way. Goss died of lung cancer on Feb. 9.

The death of a person you know is something you are never prepared for.

Mary Louise Goss (left) with former Mirror editor Andy Hobbs (second from left) and friends during an event in Federal Way. Goss died of lung cancer on Feb. 9.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Beamer gets back on track, dominates Olympia in district opener

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.

Mary Louise Goss (left) with former Mirror editor Andy Hobbs (second from left) and friends during an event in Federal Way. Goss died of lung cancer on Feb. 9.

Mirror co-worker made glorious first impressions – and lasting ones

The death of a person you know is something you are never prepared for.

Mary Louise Goss (left) with former Mirror editor Andy Hobbs (second from left) and friends during an event in Federal Way. Goss died of lung cancer on Feb. 9.
Beamer senior Trey Burch-Manning finished with 14 points during the Titans' West Central/Southwest District Tournament win over Gig Harbor Thursday at home.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Beamer will take on Federal Way Saturday with a Regional berth on the line

A berth into the Class 4A Regional Tournament will be on the line Saturday in the Battle of Federal Way.

Beamer senior Trey Burch-Manning finished with 14 points during the Titans' West Central/Southwest District Tournament win over Gig Harbor Thursday at home.
Decatur High School senior Dom Cooks celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a homecoming football game against Auburn Mountainview last October. Cooks was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in April 2012.  Decatur will hold a special graduation ceremony for him on Feb. 20.

Federal Way’s Decatur to hold special graduation for student with brain tumor

Dom Cooks will graduate from Decatur High School next Thursday. The school is holding a special graduation ceremony for Cooks at 6 p.m. inside the Decatur gymnasium on Feb. 20.

Decatur High School senior Dom Cooks celebrates after scoring a touchdown during a homecoming football game against Auburn Mountainview last October. Cooks was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in April 2012.  Decatur will hold a special graduation ceremony for him on Feb. 20.
Beamer sophomore Nia Alexander takes the ball to the basket during the Titans' first loss of the season to Mount Rainier in the SPSL Championship game Tuesday at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

BASKETBALL: Beamer girls and boys lose in SPSL Championship; Districts up next

It wasn't a good night for Todd Beamer High School Tuesday inside Kent's ShoWare Center. Both the boys and girls basketball teams lost in their respective South Puget Sound League Championship games.

Beamer sophomore Nia Alexander takes the ball to the basket during the Titans' first loss of the season to Mount Rainier in the SPSL Championship game Tuesday at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Federal Way’s J.R. Celski finishes fourth in first Olympic event

Federal Way's J.R. Celski failed to medal in his first race of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Celski, 23, finished up in fourth place in the 1,500 meters Monday. Charles Hamelin of Canada won the gold medal.

WCD SWIMMING: Federal Way’s Anderson, Hughes win district titles

Team Scores: Curtis 370, Gig Harbor 361, Kentridge 241, Mount Rainier 197, Kentwood 190, Federal Way 174, Rogers 161, Olympia 156, Stadium 136, Kentlake 93, Auburn Riverside 57, Tahoma 52, 13. South Kitsap 42, Puyallup 40, Central Kitsap Cougars 37 16. Emerald Ridge 3.

BASKETBALL: Beamer girls and boys will play for SPSL titles Tuesday at ShoWare Center

The center of the South Puget Sound League South Division basketball universe is Todd Beamer High School.

On Wednesday four student-athletes from Federal Way HIgh School signed their national letters of intent. From right to left

SIGNING DAY: Five Federal Way High School seniors sign with Division-I programs

Another year, another big-time party at Federal Way High School on National Signing Day.

On Wednesday four student-athletes from Federal Way HIgh School signed their national letters of intent. From right to left
Andy (left) and Isaac Olson sit at the Seattle Seahawks victory parade Wednesday afternoon in downtown Seattle. They were two of an estimated 700

SIDELINES: Seahawks’ victory parade one for the history, memory books

It was literally a sea of Seahawk blue and green Wednesday afternoon throughout the streets of downtown Seattle.

Andy (left) and Isaac Olson sit at the Seattle Seahawks victory parade Wednesday afternoon in downtown Seattle. They were two of an estimated 700
Todd Beamer High School student Aaron Tran will attend the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Local Olympic hopeful to shadow Federal Way’s Celski at Winter Olympics

Like any other short track speedskater from the United States, Aaron Tran's goal is to wear the red, white and blue and compete at the Winter Olympic Games.

Todd Beamer High School student Aaron Tran will attend the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
Dr. Jim Kurtz will be on the sidelines when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos Sunday in the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. This is Kurtz's third year as the Seahawks' team chiropractor.

Federal Way chiropractor keeping Seahawks in top shape for Super Bowl

Jim Kurtz is the envy of every rabid Seattle Seahawks fan.

Dr. Jim Kurtz will be on the sidelines when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos Sunday in the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. This is Kurtz's third year as the Seahawks' team chiropractor.
Decatur High School graduate Benson Henderson will take on Josh Thomson in the main event at UFC on FOX 10 Saturday night inside Chicago's United Center. The fight will be broadcast on Q13 starting at 5 p.m.

UFC: Benson Henderson wins split decision over Thomson at UFC on FOX 10

Benson Henderson got right back in the championship mix in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Decatur High School graduate Benson Henderson will take on Josh Thomson in the main event at UFC on FOX 10 Saturday night inside Chicago's United Center. The fight will be broadcast on Q13 starting at 5 p.m.

PREP BASKETBALL: Fifth-ranked Beamer takes control of SPSL South with OT win over Curtis

The fifth-ranked Todd Beamer Titans boys basketball team took total control of the South Puget Sound League South Division Friday night with an overtime win over the defending Class 4A state-champion Curtis Vikings.

1992 Decatur High School graduate Garet Rasmussen will be honored Jan. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Decatur. The former basketball player died in 2011 at 38.

Decatur community to honor late basketball player, Garet Rasmussen

It's been nearly three years since Decatur graduate Garet Rasmussen collapsed and died in his Wenatchee home. The 1992 graduate was just 38 years old.

1992 Decatur High School graduate Garet Rasmussen will be honored Jan. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Decatur. The former basketball player died in 2011 at 38.
The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Sidelines: Why are the Seahawks so popular this season? Thank Facebook

It really hasn’t been that long since the Seattle Seahawks made their first and only appearance in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks rolled to a 13-3 record during the regular season in 2005 before taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl in February of 2006.

The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Decatur High School graduate Benson Henderson will take on Josh Thomson in the main event at UFC on FOX 10 Saturday night inside Chicago's United Center. The fight will be broadcast on Q13 starting at 5 p.m.

UFC: Henderson’s road back to lightweight title starts Saturday with Josh Thomson

Benson Henderson's quest to get back on top of the UFC lightweight division starts Saturday night inside Chicago's United Center.

Decatur High School graduate Benson Henderson will take on Josh Thomson in the main event at UFC on FOX 10 Saturday night inside Chicago's United Center. The fight will be broadcast on Q13 starting at 5 p.m.

WRESTLING: Decatur pins down SPSL 3A title, snaps Enumclaw’s 54-match win streak

The Decatur Gators wrestling team did something no other program has been able to do for the last seven years Wednesday night. The Gators beat the Enumclaw Hornets in a South Puget Sound League 3A dual meet.

PREP BASKETBALL: Third-ranked Beamer girls down Kentwood at King Showcase, 53-40

The third-ranked Todd Beamer girls basketball team continued its roll Monday morning with a 53-40 win over Kentwood at the King Showcase Presented by The Ram Restaurant at Kent's Showare Center.