Casey Olson

Decatur junior Isaiah Diggs returns to the Gators after finishing third at the 3A state tournament a year ago. Decatur finished second in the team standings to University.

WRESTLING: Decatur primed for a run at a state title, hosting ‘big-time’ events this weekend

The Decatur wrestling team was very close to making history a season ago. The Gators came up just four points short of winning the program's first-ever state team championship, finishing second to University.

Decatur junior Isaiah Diggs returns to the Gators after finishing third at the 3A state tournament a year ago. Decatur finished second in the team standings to University.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Jefferson hoping to build on momentum from last season

The Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team was one win away from making history last season.

Federal Way junior Chico McClatcher breaks a tackle during the Eagles’ 40-7 loss to Chiawana Saturday in the Class 4A state semifinals at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco. The Final Four appearance was the program’s first since 1976.

FOOTBALL: Despite semifinal loss, future looks ultra-bright at Federal Way

It wasn’t the way the Federal Way Eagles wanted their dream season to end. After traveling across the mountains to the Tri-Cities for the Class 4A state semifinals, the Eagles were beaten up by the Chiawana Riverhawks, 40-7. It was the school’s first appearance in the state’s final four since the 1976 season.

Federal Way junior Chico McClatcher breaks a tackle during the Eagles’ 40-7 loss to Chiawana Saturday in the Class 4A state semifinals at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco. The Final Four appearance was the program’s first since 1976.
Beamer sophomore Nia Alexander is one of five returning starters for the Titans this season. Alexander averaged 10.6 points a game for a team that won the SPSL South title.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Is this the year Beamer makes a run at state title?

The expectations are sky high for the Todd Beamer girls basketball team.

Beamer sophomore Nia Alexander is one of five returning starters for the Titans this season. Alexander averaged 10.6 points a game for a team that won the SPSL South title.
Decatur graduate Benson Henderson will take on Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 10 inside Chicago's United Center on Jan. 25. The bout will be nationally-televised.

UFC: Benson Henderson will take on Thompson Jan. 25 at UFC on FOX 10

Decatur High School graduate Benson Henderson will fight on national television one more time. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion will take on Josh Thomson inside Chicago's United Center on Jan. 25 in the main event of UFC on FOX 10.

Decatur graduate Benson Henderson will take on Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 10 inside Chicago's United Center on Jan. 25. The bout will be nationally-televised.
Federal Way senior Eric Ah Fua runs the ball during the Eagles' 40-7 loss to Chiawana Saturday at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.

FOOTBALL: Dream season comes to an end for Eagles, lose 40-7 in state semifinals

The impressive postseason run by the Federal Way Eagles ended with a thud Saturday at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.

Federal Way senior Eric Ah Fua runs the ball during the Eagles' 40-7 loss to Chiawana Saturday at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.
Federal Way junior running back Chico McClatcher finished with three touchdowns during the Eagles' win over Richland Friday in the Class 4A football state quarterfinals. McClatcher has 31 total TDs this season.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Federal Way at Chiawana

What’s at stake: A berth into the Class 4A state championship game. The winner of the Federal Way/Chiawana game will play the winner of a game between Camas and Bellarmine Prep on Dec. 7 in the Tacoma Dome. Camas and Bellarmine Prep are playing Saturday inside the Tacoma Dome.

Federal Way junior running back Chico McClatcher finished with three touchdowns during the Eagles' win over Richland Friday in the Class 4A football state quarterfinals. McClatcher has 31 total TDs this season.
Federal Way native J.R. Celski has the lead during the ISU World Cup event in Kolomna

SPEEDSKATING: Celski wins a pair of golds at World Cup in Russia

Federal Way native J.R. Celski ended the World Cup season in impressive fashion last weekend in Russia. Celski won a pair of gold medals and a bronze at the ISU World Cup in Kolomna.

Federal Way native J.R. Celski has the lead during the ISU World Cup event in Kolomna
Federal Way senior quarterback Keenan Curran runs away from the Richland defense Friday night during the Eagles' 41-34 win over the Bombers in the Class 4A state quarterfinals. Curran finished with over 200 yards rushing.

FOOTBALL: Federal Way makes history, blow by Richland and into 4A semifinals

The Federal Way Eagles made history Friday night. For the first time since 1976, the Eagles will play in the state's Final Four.

Federal Way senior quarterback Keenan Curran runs away from the Richland defense Friday night during the Eagles' 41-34 win over the Bombers in the Class 4A state quarterfinals. Curran finished with over 200 yards rushing.
Federal Way senior quarterback Keenan Curran hands the ball off to junior Chico McClatcher during the Eagles’ 26-20 win over Skyline Friday night in Sammamish. Federal Way will host Richland at 7 p.m. tonight in the state quarterfinals.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Richland at Federal Way

What’s at stake: A berth into the semifinals of the Class 4A State Football Playoffs. The winner of the Federal Way/Richland game will host the winner of a game between Chiawana and Wenatchee on either Nov. 29 or 30. The semifinal game will be played in Eastern Washington.

Federal Way senior quarterback Keenan Curran hands the ball off to junior Chico McClatcher during the Eagles’ 26-20 win over Skyline Friday night in Sammamish. Federal Way will host Richland at 7 p.m. tonight in the state quarterfinals.
The Christian Faith High School volleyball team

VOLLEYBALL: Christian Faith loses in state title match to Tekoa-Oaksdale

The Christian Faith High School volleyball team came very close to winning the program's first-ever Class 1B state championship.

The Christian Faith High School volleyball team
Federal Way senior quarterback Keenan Curran (2) hands the ball to running back Chico McClatcher (5) during Friday's 26-20 upset win over the Skyline Spartans in Sammamish.

FOOTBALL: Federal Way completes second-half comeback, beats Skyline, 26-20

Down 14-0 at halftime and really looking like they could get nothing going, the Federal Way Eagles completed an impressive second-half comeback and beat the Skyline Spartans Friday, 26-20.

Federal Way senior quarterback Keenan Curran (2) hands the ball to running back Chico McClatcher (5) during Friday's 26-20 upset win over the Skyline Spartans in Sammamish.
Federal Way senior Kenna Ramey won her fourth and fifth individual state championships Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center. Ramey won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

STATE SWIMMING/DIVING: Federal Way’s Ramey finishes career with two more titles

Federal Way High School senior Kenna Ramey finished up one of the best swimming careers in the history of the state of Washington Saturday afternoon.

Federal Way senior Kenna Ramey won her fourth and fifth individual state championships Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center. Ramey won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
Todd Beamer senior Megan Huff will sign her national letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Hawaii on Wednesday.

RECRUITING: Beamer’s Megan Huff headed to Hawaii; Several others also sign with colleges

The Todd Beamer High School senior will play volleyball next year at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. The 6-foot-2 Huff will officially ink her national letter of intent on Wednesday in a ceremony at Beamer.

Todd Beamer senior Megan Huff will sign her national letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Hawaii on Wednesday.
Federal Way senior quarterback/defensive back Keenan Curran and the Eagles will take on the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium on Friday night. The winner will advance into the 16-team Class 4A State Football Playoffs.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Federal Way at Skyline

A berth into the quarterfinals (Final 8) of the Class 4A State Football Playoffs. The winner of the Federal Way/Skyline game will host the winner of a game between Skyview and Richland on either Nov. 22 or 23.

Federal Way senior quarterback/defensive back Keenan Curran and the Eagles will take on the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium on Friday night. The winner will advance into the 16-team Class 4A State Football Playoffs.
Federal Way High School graduate Talia Walton is playing her sophomore season at the University of Washington. She was an All-Pac 12 Freshman Team selection last year for the Huskies.

TRACKING THE GRADS: Basketball players excelling in college

Talia Walton — The Federal Way grad is currently playing her redshirt sophomore season at the University of Washington. Last year, Walton was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team after averaging 13.6 points, which was 10th in the Pac-12, and 7.3 rebounds. She also had 58 blocks, which was second all-time in the history of UW, and made 57 3-pointers.

Federal Way High School graduate Talia Walton is playing her sophomore season at the University of Washington. She was an All-Pac 12 Freshman Team selection last year for the Huskies.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Federal Way’s Mitch Stewart leads the way at state cross country meet

The cross country season came to an end Saturday at the state cross country championships in the Tri-Cities. Eight Federal Way school district runners made the journey across the mountains to compete at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Jefferson graduate Jordan Lee started figure skating 11 years ago and practices two hours a day

Love for sport drives figure skater

Figure skating is a sport that’s easy to fall in love with. The athletes seem to float over the ice like a dancer moving across the dance floor.

Jefferson graduate Jordan Lee started figure skating 11 years ago and practices two hours a day

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Pelogi, Federal Way shoot past South Kitsap; Beamer football wins 50-0

The Federal Way girls soccer team and junior forward Gabriela Pelogi were just too much for South Kitsap Thursday night.

Federal Way senior quarterback/defensive back Keenan Curran and the Eagles will take on the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium on Friday night. The winner will advance into the 16-team Class 4A State Football Playoffs.

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Federal Way at Edmonds-Woodway

What's at stake: A berth into the first round of the 16-team Class 4A State Football Playoffs. The winner of the Federal Way/Edmonds-Woodway game will play the winner of a game between Jefferson and Skyline. The TJ/Skyline winner will host the first-round game on Nov. 15 or 16.

Federal Way senior quarterback/defensive back Keenan Curran and the Eagles will take on the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium on Friday night. The winner will advance into the 16-team Class 4A State Football Playoffs.