Jefferson track teams sweep KW; soccer game must wait

Prep sports wrap

By CASEY OLSON, The Mirror

Jefferson’s Sofia Malamura had a solid week for the Raider track and field team. The senior led TJ to an 84-56 victory on Thursday over Kentwood in a South Puget Sound League North Division dual meet and Malamura also won the shot put at Saturday’s prestigious Kent-Meridian Invitational.

The Raiders dominated the Conquerors Thursday. Malamura won the shot put (37-4) and discus (113-6). Jefferson also got a pair of individual wins from Jennifer Wamsley and Molly Gebhardt. Wamsley won the long jump (16-0) and triple jump (32-2 1/2) and Gebhardt took the pole vault (9-0) and 100 hurdles (15.9).

The Jefferson boys barely scrapped by Kentwood, 69-67, Thursday. The Raiders got a pair of individual wins from Jeff Baklund in the 800 (2:07.7) and 1600 (4:43.6).

Beamer also swept both of their SPSL South dual meets on Thursday. The Titan boys beat Emerald Ridge, 84-50, and the girls beat the Jaguars, 99-42.

Josh Waller won three individual events against Emerald Ridge. The senior took the long jump (21-1 1/2), triple jump (41-1 3/4) and 100 (11.2). The Titan boys also got double wins from Lamardray Fuller (shot put, discus) and Anthony Hogan (110 and 300 hurdles).

The Beamer girls got two individual wins from Ashley Sandoval (shot put, discus) and Jessica Niewoehner (100 and 200).


The biggest game in the SPSL North so far this season has been put on hold. The Jefferson-Kentwood game, which features the only two unbeaten teams in league, was postponed Friday because of snow at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. The Rogers-Todd Beamer game Friday night was also postponed. There has been no date set for making up the games.

The defending SPSL North champion Federal Way Eagles remained winless in league play with a 5-1 loss to Kentlake on Friday night. Federal Way (0-3-1 in SPSL North, 1-4-1 overall) couldn’t stop Kentlake’s Tyler Wright, who scored four of their five goals.

Decatur (2-2-1) and Kentridge played to a 1-1 tie Friday. Jesse Jensen tallied the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute for Kentridge (3-1-2). But Decatur’s Jarod Johnson took a pass from Austin Nuss just before halftime to tie the game.


The Federal Way Eagles and pitcher Taylor Horsfall downed the Decatur Gators, 5-1, Thursday afternoon. Horsfall threw a complete game, struck out six and walked only one. The Eagles scored two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings to break a 1-1 tie.

Horsfall got all the run support he needed on a pair of home runs from Brandon Robbins and Shane Elliot. Kyle Font was 2-for-3 with a run and stolen base.

Beamer moved to .500 on the season with a 7-6 win over Rogers Saturday. The Titans (3-3) tallied three runs in the top of the fifth inning to overcome a 6-4 deficit. Travis Crumb picked up the win on the mound in relief and Brian Corliss, Carson Wolbert both score two runs each.

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