Decatur senior Ezra John Griffey won the 100 meters in impressive fashion Saturday at the prestigious Shoreline Invitational at Shoreline Stadium. Griffey won the 100 in a state-best time of 10.67 over Zach Keene of Cedar Park Christian (10.94).
The Todd Beamer Titans boys team ended up finishing second to Everett in the standings. Everett tallied 55 total points, compared to 52 by the Titans. Beamer’s top individual performance came from Anthony Hogan. Hogan finished second in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.92 and third in the 300 hurdles in 40.51. The Beamer 4×100 relay team won the event in 42.77.
Jefferson finished fifth thanks to the performances of Ronnielle Battles and Trenton Pinson. Battles ended up third in the triple jump (43-3 1/2) and Pinson was third in the 400 (50.23). Jefferson also finished second in the 1,600 relay (3:24.44).
Federal Way’s Greggor Highberg finished second in the 300 hurdles in a time of 40.29.
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders (8-3) remain in a three-way tie for second place in the SPSL North with a 17-0 win over Kent-Meridian Thursday. The game featured a combined no-hitter between Jessica Dickson and Gaby Hale.
The Raiders tallied 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning and finished the five-inning game with 21 hits. Christie Bruin ended up 3-for-3 with two doubles, Erin Fujita finished 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Hannah Kiyohara was 4-for-4 with an RBI.
Kentlake leads the division with a perfect 11-0 record, followed by Kentwood, Kentridge and TJ, all 8-3.
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders moved into third place in the SPSL North with an impressive 9-4 win over the Tahoma Bears Friday afternoon in Maple Valley. TJ has one SPSL North league game remaining before moving on to the SPSL Tournament.
The Raiders (13-6 overall, 9-4 in the North) pounded out 13 hits off Tahoma (13-5, 10-3) pitching. Kylle Ashton finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Kramer Thompson was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and both Anthony Tomyn and Derek Voigt ended up 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Voigt also picked up the win on the mound for the Raiders. Andrew Jones was relieved by Andrew Jones in the fifth.
The Federal Way Eagles lost a heartbreaker Friday to the first-place Kentlake Falcons, 4-3. The Eagles (8-5 in North) rolled out to a 3-0 lead after scoring two runs in the top of the second and single run in the third. But the Falcons (11-2) got a two-run home run from Miles Nagel in the fourth, tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and got the game-winning RBI from Spencer Baldwin in the bottom of the seventh to down Federal Way.
The Eagles got another solid pitching performance. Austin Weber limited Kentlake to just five hits. Terin Beck and Mike Vlahovich both finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Beamer (10-3) remained in a tie for second place in the SPSL South with an 8-1 win over Curtis Friday. Carson Wolbert threw a complete game and limited Curtis to just three hits.
Beamer broke open a 0-0 tie in the top of the fifth inning by tallying five runs. Offensively, Travis Crumb finished 2-for-4 with two runs, Nick Edwards was 3-for-4 with two doubles and Sean Goforth was 2-for-3 with a double.
Jefferson sits just one point back of first-place Kentwood after an impressive 6-0 win over Decatur Friday night. The Raiders and Kentwood (8-2-1) will play a game for first place at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.
Friday night, the Raiders (7-2-2) rolled out to a 5-0 lead in the first 22 minutes of the game against Decatur (3-7-1). Jefferson got a pair of goals from Chris Miller and single goals from Lenin Ramirez, Ernan Roman, Tyler Hanson and Nick McNew.
Beamer moved into third place in the South Division with a 13-0 win over Spanaway Lake Friday.
The Titans (7-3-2) got hat tricks from Ugo Okoli and Jordan Hale and two goals from Daniel Nam. Beamer also got single goals from Troy Peterson, Zach Hoffman, John Drayer, Keegan Claxton and Marlon Harrington. Ben Draeger and Rockne Simon combined on the shutout.
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