Basketball: FW Eagles prepare for another state tourney run

In the upcoming boys basketball season, Federal Way High School will shoot for another postseason run.

Last season, Federal Way basketball was the standout high school in the district once more. The Eagles reached the state tournament for the seventh straight year, and won a game at state for the fourth straight state tournament appearance.

Federal Way finished the regular season at 15-6, coming in first place in the league, and 8-2 in league play. Their one win at state came in the regional round where they took down Eastmont, 71-57. The first game at the Tacoma Dome ended Federal Way’s season, with a defeat via Gonzaga Prep 63-49 that sent the Eagles home.

Todd Beamer at the 3A level also had a great season, going 11-9. Beamer only played six league games, but went 4-2. At the district tournament, Beamer faced Timberline to open up the playoffs and lost, 40-70. Their next matchup was against Mountain View High School, and Beamer lost a close game, 63-66, ending their 2022 campaign.

Decatur High School ended last season going 4-16 and was 1-8 in league. Thomas Jefferson High School also had a difficult season, going 2-17, and was 1-5 in the league.

For TJ this season, it begins at home as they host Evergreen on Nov. 29. Decatur has its first home game Dec. 5 as they take on Kent-Meridian. Todd Beamer opens on the road for two, then comes home to take on the Gators on Dec. 3. Federal Way looks to defend their league title this season starting with three home games out of the gate, taking on Beamer on Dec. 5. All contests start at 7 p.m.