Casey Olson


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

SWIMMING/DIVING: Federal Way’s Ramey, Thomas win district championships, state next

Federal Way's Kenna Ramey and Tia Thomas punched their tickets to the Class 4A Girls Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend. The Eagle pair won events at the 2013 West Central/Southwest District meet Friday and Saturday at Curtis High School.

FOOTBALL: Jefferson, Federal Way headed to postseason despite losses

It wasn't the way the Thomas Jefferson football team wanted to qualify for the program's second-ever appearance in the postseason. The Tahoma Bears downed the Raiders Friday night, 21-13, in a must-win game for the Bears.

TENNIS: Raiders finish up in second at districts, four snag state berths

The Thomas Jefferson boys tennis team ended up in second place at the West Central District Tournament, which concluded Saturday at the Capitol City Tennis Center in Olympia.

CROSS COUNTRY: Several runners qualify for state championship meet

The hundreds of runners who converged on the American Lake Golf Course in Lakewood had to battle rain, cold and wind Saturday at the massive Westside Classic cross county meet.

VOLLEYBALL: Christian Faith wins fifth-straight league title

The Christian Faith High School volleyball team is a full-fledged dynasty. The 2013 version of the Eagles won their fifth-straight SeaTac 1B League championship Thursday.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Federal Way, Beamer, TJ all advance to district soccer tournament

No South Puget Sound League South Division championship for the Federal Way girls soccer team.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Beamer cross country teams impress at SPSL Meet

The Todd Beamer cross country teams both snagged top-three finishes at Saturday's South Puget Sound League Meet a Fort Steilacoom Park. The Titan girls finished in second place in the team standings behind Tahoma and the Beamer boys ended up in third place.

SWIMMING/DIVING: Federal Way’s Ramey wins two events in record-setting times at SPSL Meet

Federal Way senior Kenna Ramey has already proven to be the class of the South Puget Sound League during her Eagle career. Ramey further cemented her all-time status Saturday at the SPSL swim meet at the Rogers Aquatic Center.

Brain tumor doesn’t stop Decatur student Dom Cooks from his dream

Dominique Cooks is the epitome of perseverance. The 18-year-old Decatur High School student was a stud, 220-pound defensive lineman for the Gators' football team and the definition of a "power guard" on the basketball court. To illustrate how talented he was on the gridiron, Decatur head coach Leon Hatch made the rare call to have Cooks play on the line as a ninth-grader during the 2010 football season and start all year as a sophomore.

FOOTBALL: Fourth-ranked Eagles stage comeback in second half, beat Auburn; It’s win-and-in for TJ

The fourth-ranked Federal Way Eagles got a little scare Saturday night in a non-league game with the Auburn Trojans.

SOCCER: Neagle named Sounders FC Humanitarian of the Year

Thomas Jefferson graduate Lamar Neagle is having a huge year on the field for Seattle Sounders FC. The forward is second on the team with eight goals and had led the Sounders into the upcoming Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs.

PREP SPORTS WRAP: Decatur’s Beyke wins SPSL 3A golf tournament, four others headed to state

Decatur High School's Celia Beyke dominated the South Puget Sound League 3A Division Girls Golf Medalist Tournament Monday and Tuesday at the Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton.

Former University of Washington football coach, Seattle icon Don James dies

Seattle lost a legitimate sports icon Sunday when Don James died at his home in Kirkland. The former University of Washington football coach was 80 years old and had pancreatic cancer.

FOOTBALL: Jefferson shuts out Mount Rainier, 41-0, right in SPSL North playoff mix; FW rolls

The Thomas Jefferson football team gave their fans an impressive Homecoming gift Friday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. The Raiders shut out the Mount Rainier Rams, 41-0, to remain right in the playoff mix in the South Puget Sound League North Division.

SIDELINES: Hop on the Seahawks bandwagon, there’s room for everyone

Hop on everybody. There's plenty of room for everybody on the Seattle Seahawks bandwagon.

TENNIS: Decatur wins SPSL 3A Division crown; TJ dominates SPSL 4A Tournament

For the first time since 2004, the Decatur boys tennis team will be able to raise a banner as the champions of the South Puget Sound League.

Decatur High School set to ‘opt up’ to Class 4A next fall

If Federal Way officials have their way, all four district high schools will play in the same division of the South Puget Sound League next fall.

Federal Way inducts new members into Athletic Hall of Fame

Kenny Mayne might have the biggest name at the 2013 Federal Way Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night at Todd Beamer High School, but the six honorees definitely took center stage.

No arrests made in attempted child abduction cases, police rule out suspect

A little over a week after two separate attempted child abduction incidents at Brigadoon Elementary School, police still haven't made any arrests.