Sports briefs

Fastpitch club

The Mosquito Squad Fastpitch Club is looking for players for its 12 and under team. Girls with 1995 birthdates who are looking to play competitive fastpitch softball are welcome to tryout.

For more information, contact Mark Lewis at (206) 818-4130, or email or visit


Todd Beamer dance team

The Todd Beamer High School Dance Team will hosting Beamer Breakdown V tonight, Jan. 19. The performance will start at 7 p.m. in the school’s Great Hall. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the door.

The Beamer Dance Team will be showcasing their skills in jazz, hip hop, ballet and other styles of dance. This performance is the team’s only major fundraiser during the year.

In addition to the Titan dancers, the Western Washington University Hip Hop Team, the University of Washington Dance Team, Illahee Middle School Dance and the Pacific Northwest Ballroom Dance Company will be performing.

For more information, contact Joel Lindberg at


Synchronized swimming

The Pacific Waves Synchronized Swimming Team is hosting introduction lessons for adults and children. Classes are held Saturday’s at the Federal Way Community Center Pool from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A session will run Feb. 2 through Feb. 23.

Pacific Waves instructors will introduce and teach the basic fundamentals of synchronized swimming. The last Saturday of each session, the class will perform in a mini water show to demonstrate their progress.

For more information, contact Suzi at (425) 829-3968 or email


Girls softball

Federal Way Girls Softball is looking for players ages 8 to 12 (age as of Jan. 1, 2008) for the Sudden Impact Girls Fastpitch teams for the 2008 season. The teams feature ASA Junior Olympic Affiliation, pitching and catching instructors for private lessons by the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University and Kennedy High School players/coaches, Practices at Decatur High School and lots of local play, including hosting the Sudden Impact Invitational Tournament at Celebration Park. The older girls on the 12-under team play various weekend tournaments, mostly in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The younger girls on the 10U team develop their skills in recreational league play. No previous fastpitch experience required. Indoor practices begin this month.

For more information about Federal Way Girls Softball or to join a practice, call (206) 310-6226 or email You can also visit


Ice show

Pierce County Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Lakewood Winter Club, is presenting its 10th annual “Ice Show: Reflections on Ice — Magical Memories.”

The Sprinker Recreation Center’s Ice Arena, 14824 S C St, in Parkland, will be transformed into a theater for the five performances, Feb. 8-10. With a cast of nearly 100 local skaters and guest performer Jozef Sabovcik, this show rivals those of national touring companies. To reserve tickets call the Sprinker Recreation Center at (253) 798-4000 or visit Tickets are $18 for ice seating and balcony seats are $12.


Little League

Registration for the 2008 Greater Federal Way Area Little League baseball season will be held at The Commons at Federal Way on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Greater Federal Way area boys and girls ages 4 to 18 are eligible to enroll to play.

At least one parent or legal guardian must be present, with three proofs of residence, and an original or state-certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. The documents will be inspected and returned at registration.

All three Federal Way leagues — Federal Way American, Federal Way National and Steel Lake — will have representation to answer all your questions concerning Little League.

Little League is the world’s largest youth sports program with more than 2.8 million children and 1 million volunteers in more than 100 countries. For more information on Little League, visit the Little League Web site at



Adult drop-in hockey skate and scrimmage is held at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S. C St. in Parkland from 9 to 10:15 p.m. Sundays and from 10:15 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays. The fee is $10 per session and full gear is required. For more information, call (253) 798-4000 or visit and click on Sprinker.


Ski resorts

Check with ski resorts for conditions and lift openings. Learn more online at

• Crystal Mountain: (360) 663-2265 (888) SKI-6199 or

• Mount Baker: (360) 734-6771,

• Stevens Pass: (206) 634-1645,

• White Pass: (509) 672-3101,

• Summit at Snoqualmie: (425)-434-SNOW,

• Hurricane Ridge (Olympic National Park):

• Leavenworth (near Wenatchee National Forest):

• Mission Ridge (Wenatchee):

• Loup Loup Ski Bowl (Omak, Eastern Washington):

• Bluewood (Dayton, Wash., near Walla Walla):

• 49 degrees North (Chewelah Peak in Eastern Washington):

• Mt. Spokane (Eastern Washington):

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