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Fans help send Seattle Sounders FC off to MLS Cup

A couple of hundred fans braved cold temperatures Wednesday morning to send…

 

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Seattle Sounders FC MLS Cup send-off | PHOTO GALLERY

A couple of hundred fans showed up at Starfire Sports in Tukwila…

 

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Starfire Sports hosts Boo Fest soccer jamboree

Starfire Sports in Tukwila hosted its annual Boo Fest soccer jamboree on…

 

Foster High School senior Veronica Ioane serves the ball during the Bulldogs’ match against Washington High School on Oct. 13. Heidi Sanders/Tukwila Reporter

Ioane finds her place on Foster’s volleyball team | Prep Sports

Playing volleyball has taught Foster High School senior Veronica Ioane the importance of communication.

Foster High School senior Veronica Ioane serves the ball during the Bulldogs’ match against Washington High School on Oct. 13. Heidi Sanders/Tukwila Reporter
Fans can see the Tacoma Stars in action as the team prepares for the upcoming season with an intersquad scrimmage on Saturday.

Public invited to Tacoma Stars intersquad scrimmage on Saturday | MASL

In preparation for the 2016-17 Major Arena Soccer League season, the Tacoma Stars will host an intersquad scrimmage open to the public at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Tacoma Soccer Center.

  • Oct 12th, 2016
Fans can see the Tacoma Stars in action as the team prepares for the upcoming season with an intersquad scrimmage on Saturday.
The Tacoma Stars will wear the “Skyline Kit' on the road and at select home matches this season.

Kent-based Tacoma Stars indoor soccer team unveils away uniforms

The Tacoma Stars on Monday debuted a new road kit for the club to wear during the 2016-17 Major Arena Soccer League season.

  • Oct 3rd, 2016
The Tacoma Stars will wear the “Skyline Kit' on the road and at select home matches this season.
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Northwest native signs with Kent-based Tacoma Stars | MASL

Veteran forward Alex Megson has signed with the Tacoma Stars indoor soccer team for the 2016-17 season, continuing a family legacy laid by his father.

  • Sep 30th, 2016
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Major Arena Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year Danny Waltman hopes to lead the Tacoma Stars back to the playoffs this season.

Tacoma Stars release 2016-2017 schedule | MASL

The Tacoma Stars will kick off its second season in the Major Arena Soccer League with a home match against Soles De Sonora at 6:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.

  • Sep 20th, 2016
Major Arena Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year Danny Waltman hopes to lead the Tacoma Stars back to the playoffs this season.
Tukwila School District Superintendent Nancy Coogan (second from left) and Athletic Director Harvard Jones (second from right) receive a check for athletic trainer hours at the Seahawks training facility in August. Courtesy Photo

Seahawks grant helps fund certified athletic trainer at Foster High School

A grant from the Seattle Seahawks and NFL Foundation will allow the Foster High School to better serve its student-athletes.

  • Sep 20th, 2016
Tukwila School District Superintendent Nancy Coogan (second from left) and Athletic Director Harvard Jones (second from right) receive a check for athletic trainer hours at the Seahawks training facility in August. Courtesy Photo
Foster High School senior Isaiah Ferrer leads his team in offense with 10 carries for 333 yards and five touchdowns

“Heart over height”: Despite small stature, Ferrer dominates for Foster football

Foster High School senior Isaiah Ferrer might be small, but he's fast on the football field.

Foster High School senior Isaiah Ferrer leads his team in offense with 10 carries for 333 yards and five touchdowns
Tukwila Police officer Charles Saguil displays the medals he won at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. He also won gold in this year’s U.S. Police and Fire Championships.

Tukwila police officer wins gold at U.S. Police and Fire Championships

Tukwila Police Department officer Charles Saguil brought home a gold medal from the U.S. Police and Fire Championships earlier this summer.

Tukwila Police officer Charles Saguil displays the medals he won at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games. He also won gold in this year’s U.S. Police and Fire Championships.
The Sounders Women soccer team will compete in post-season play this weekend.

Sounders Women kick off post-season soccer play on Saturday

The Sounders Women soccer team face the Beach Futbol Club in the playoffs at 1 p.m. Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.

  • Jul 23rd, 2016
The Sounders Women soccer team will compete in post-season play this weekend.

25 Foster athletes win all-Seamount League honors

Twenty-five Foster High School athletes have received All-Seamount League honors in spring sports in voting by the league’s coaches.

Forward Becca Candler scored her first goal of the season in the Sounders Women May 22 defeat of NSGSC.

Sounders Women take on Issaquah Gunners Saturday at Starfire

The Sounders Women head into game No. 2 this weekend in the 2016 WPSL season facing the Issaquah Gunners who currently sit tied for first in the division with 4 points.

  • Jun 2nd, 2016
Forward Becca Candler scored her first goal of the season in the Sounders Women May 22 defeat of NSGSC.

Foster High athletes place in top 10 at two state tournaments

Five Foster High School athletes placed in the top 10 spots in last weekend’s tennis and track and field state tournaments.

Foster’s Ana Rios to compete in the semi-finals of state 2A tennis tournament

She won her opening matches on Friday against Tumwater’s Hunter Wilmovsky, 6-0, 6-0, and North Kitsap’s Anneli Seaberg, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.

Foster to join the SPSL next school year with demise of Seamount League

Foster is in the SPSL's Mountain Division, along with Foss (Tacoma), White River (Buckley), Washington (Tacoma), Lindbergh (Renton), Franklin-Pierce (Tacoma/Puyallup), Fife (Fife) and Evergreen (near White Center).

Foster High School senior Shakila Omar won the 400 meters at the West Central District 2A track and field meet May 20-21. She also placed fifth in the 200 meters and will compete in the state meet this weekend. BELOW: Foster senior Zane Jacobson won the javelin; senior Eric Teng placed sixth in the javelin; senior Kassandra Esparza placed third in the discus

Foster High athletes headed to state in track and field, tennis

Foster High School will send six athletes to state tournaments this week – five to state track and field meet and a freshman to the girls tennis tournament. And the boys soccer team under Coach Nasir Tura earlier competed in the 2A state tournament in Sumner.

Foster High School senior Shakila Omar won the 400 meters at the West Central District 2A track and field meet May 20-21. She also placed fifth in the 200 meters and will compete in the state meet this weekend. BELOW: Foster senior Zane Jacobson won the javelin; senior Eric Teng placed sixth in the javelin; senior Kassandra Esparza placed third in the discus
Foster High senior Eric Teng likely is headed for the state tournament in May to compete in discus and javelin.

12 Foster track, field athletes to compete in district tournament

The top 5 athletes from each event at the district tournaments will advance to the state tournament May 28 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Foster High senior Eric Teng likely is headed for the state tournament in May to compete in discus and javelin.
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Foster’s baseball team aims for a stronger season record

With the return of some key players, the Foster Bulldogs want to improve on last season's league record.

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Foster High athletes earn all-league honors for fall, winter sports

Nearly three dozen Foster High School athletes have received All-League Seamount honors so far this school year, including senior Alvin Noa, the league’s defensive lineman of the year, and freshman Makana Montoya, named to the girls basketball first team.

Sound Transit offering special trains to Sounder opener Sunday

Sounders FC fans can kick off the 2016 season by hopping aboard Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the opening-day match against Sporting Kansas City this Sunday at 4 p.m.

  • Mar 5th, 2016

Foster girls’ basketball postseason drive still alive; they play Tuesday

The 65-63 win kept the girls’ postseason drive alive as they now will play Olympic High School of Bremerton at 7:45 pm. today (Tuesday) at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St., in Tacoma near Cheney Stadium.

The Foster High School girls basketball team made a return trip to the postseason as the No. 3 2A seed in the Seamount League.

Foster’s girls head back to the basketball postseason

The girls will play River Ridge High School at 7 p.m. Thursday at River Ridge, 350 River Ridge Dr. S.E., in Lacey in the first round of the 2016 West Central/SeaKing 2A Girls district basketball tournament.

The Foster High School girls basketball team made a return trip to the postseason as the No. 3 2A seed in the Seamount League.
Harvard Jones is the new athletic director for the Tukwila School District

New Tukwila athletic director is coach, athlete centered

As athletic director, Harvard Jones will concentrate his effort on athletics at Foster and Showalter and managing the Performing Arts Center, the football stadium and fields.

Harvard Jones is the new athletic director for the Tukwila School District
Coach James Johnson works on positioning with his players during a recent practice

Under new coach Bulldogs learn the ‘science of basketball’

Under new head coach James Johnson, the Foster High boys basketball team will learn how to play the game – and understand the science of basketball.

Coach James Johnson works on positioning with his players during a recent practice
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Foster’s new boys basketball coach sees fast young team

The Foster High School boys basketball team has a new coach, James Johnson, a 1999 graduate of Federal Way High School, who has coached high school and select teams.

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Foster Bulldogs playing football playoff game at home Friday

The 2A West Central District 3 playoff game is at 7 p.m. Friday at Foster's Werner Neudorf Stadium. The teams are battling for the third place in the district playoffs.

Foster falls to Lindbergh, still headed for football postseason

The Foster Bulldogs are now tied for second place in Seamount League football standings with the Lindbergh Eagles, following a 27-6 loss Friday in Lindbergh's homecoming game.

Undefeated in league play, Bulldogs headed into the football postseason

The Foster High football team is already assured a spot in the district 2A playoffs, going undefeated against other Seamount League teams so far this season.

3-2 victory at Starfire Stadium sends Sounders FC 2 into the postseason

Seattle Sounders FC 2 clinched the sixth and final USL Western Conference playoff spot with a 3-2 win over Austin Aztex Thursday in front of a home crowd of 2,200 at Starfire Stadium.

  • Sep 18th, 2015
Sounders FC 2 head coach Ezra Hendrickson

Inaugural Sounders FC2 fighting for first-ever playoff berth Thursday at Starfire Stadium

Looking forward to the finale, head coach Ezra Hendrickson is planning on a rejuvenation of the lineup with the addition of fellow countryman Oalex Anderson, who went 45 minutes for the club in the 1-0 loss to OC Blues FC after returning from international duty just days before.

  • Sep 15th, 2015
Sounders FC 2 head coach Ezra Hendrickson

Tukwila School District names interim athletic director

Ammon McWashington will serve until a permanent replacement is found for J.D. Hill, who resigned last school year to become the new executive director of the Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac.

  • Aug 19th, 2015
Ben Oliver is general manager for Starfire Sports in Tukwila.

Starfire Sports puts up own big numbers, soccer programs and tournaments

Starfire Sports exists because of a public-private partnership between the City of Tukwila, which owns Fort Dent Park, and Starfire, which in March 2003 launched its operations and began a massive construction and renovations on the 54-acre site along the Green River.

Ben Oliver is general manager for Starfire Sports in Tukwila.

Be patient: 10,000 riders to take to the roads Saturday, Sunday for STP

Drivers should take extra care and prepare for travel delays as the 2015 Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) rolls through western Washington beginning Saturday, July 11.

  • Jul 6th, 2015

Bulldogs earn spring Seamount all-league honors

Foster High School’s standout soccer player, sophomore Desire Katameya, was named the Seamount League boys soccer athlete of the year by the league’s coaches.

  • Jun 18th, 2015
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Shakila Omar heats up track with fourth-place finish at state meet

Three Bulldogs, Eric Teng, Zane Jacobson and Emily Chanthaphone, placed in the top 15 in their events at the 2A state Track and Field Championship meet in Tacoma last weekend.

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Foster junior Shakila Omar will run the 400 meters at the state Track and Field Championship in Tacoma. MIDDLE: Eric Teng will compete in the discus and javelin. BOTTOM: Senior Emily Chanthaphone will compete in the pole vault.

Four Foster athletes competing at state track, field tournament

Foster High School's track and field program is sending four athletes to the state tournament in Tacoma this week, including junior Eric Teng in javelin and discus.

Foster junior Shakila Omar will run the 400 meters at the state Track and Field Championship in Tacoma. MIDDLE: Eric Teng will compete in the discus and javelin. BOTTOM: Senior Emily Chanthaphone will compete in the pole vault.
Foster High School sophomore Desire Katameya has been named the Seamount League Athlete of the Year for boys soccer by league coaches.

Foster’s Desire Katameya named Seamount’s boys soccer Athlete of the Year

This week the Foster High School sophomore was picked the Seamount League Player of the Year for boys soccer by the league's coaches. He's the league's leading scorer this season – 23 goals and 10 assists – and one of the top high school scorers in the Seattle area.

Foster High School sophomore Desire Katameya has been named the Seamount League Athlete of the Year for boys soccer by league coaches.
Foster catcher  David Em tags for an out a Hazen High School runner. BELOW: Foster left fielder Xavier Cruz heads for first base against Hazen.

Four returners help Foster baseball team get better every game

The Foster High boys baseball team is returning four All-Seamount League players from last season as it makes a run for the playoffs.

Foster catcher  David Em tags for an out a Hazen High School runner. BELOW: Foster left fielder Xavier Cruz heads for first base against Hazen.