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In the hallways of Foster High School, he’s simply J.D. the AD, but there’s much more to J.D. Hill, director of Athletics, Activities and Transportation for the Tukwila School District. Hill comes from an extensive sports background. He played football, basketball and track in high school, then played football at the University of Washington. His father and three brothers all played college football and had some time in the NFL.
Get a taste of NCAA Division I college lacrosse this Saturday as the University of Maryland takes on the University of Denver at Starfire Sports in Tukwila. Presented by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacross, the Seatown Classic exhibition game is the first NCAA Division I lacrosse game played in Washington state.
The Lindbergh football team won its fifth straight, beating Renton 38-24 Friday night. The Eagles' (5-1 overall, 4-0 Seamount) only loss of the season came as a forfeit due to numbers in the opener against West Seattle.
The Foster football team's steady attack led to a 27-13 win against Highline Friday night. The Bulldogs (1-3, 1-1) scored a touchdown in every quarter and got excellent play from their defense and special teams. Foster took a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Devin Brown and Cody Anderson in the first half.
It’s finally sinking in. After four years of pushing his plan, Foster football coach Jim Sutrick feels like this year’s group gets it. “We’re optimistic, that’s for sure,” Sutrick said. “After four years of teaching a more mental than physical game, they are finally understanding the game plans.” Sutrick said that while this team is practicing better and playing better as a unit, it might not have better overall skill because it is so inexperienced.
Sophomore Alvin Zemo led the Foster cross-country team at the Seamount Class Meet Sept. 6. Zemo finished with a time of 12 minutes, 18 seconds. He placed sixth in the sophomore race. Connor Forsyth finished eighth in the junior race, at 12:28. Malik Patton took 20th, at 16:07.
Lindbergh's offense struggled early, but made up for it later in a 42-21 win against Steilacoom Friday night. The Eagles (1-1) got on the board in the second quarter when Cam Callen broke off a 58-yard touchdown run. The Eagles scored 21 points in the quarter.
It’s nearly 5,000 miles from Renton to London, but it’s not too difficult to get a taste of Olympic action close to home. Local trainer Anya Tronson has worked with volleyball player Misty May-Treanor since 2005. May-Treanor is a two-time gold medalist and will be competing in her fourth Olympic games in London later this month. Tronson works for Competitive Athlete Training Zone, or CATZ, which has a location nearby at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
Basketball camps for kids, volleyball leagues for adults, or just hanging out and having fun. Tukwila Parks and Recreation is offering a ton of options for youths and adults this summer. One highlight is the Summer Playground Program, offered for free at Cascade View Community Park.
Foster graduate Sahara Hill has signed on to play basketball for Highline Community College. Hill led the Bulldogs with 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 3.7 steals per game last season. She was second in the league in scoring and first in rebounding.
Girls swim and dive The Foster swim and dive team placed seventh at the Seamount meet, scoring 22 points. The season took on even more meaning since it was the school’s first time having a girls swim and dive team. “I was super excited because I’ve always wanted to be on a swim team,” swimmer Jacque Griffin said. “But we’ve never had the opportunity.”
Boys basketball Foster finished the year 13-14 and just one game short of the 2A state basketball tournament. The Bulldogs won three of four to end the regular season, then stayed hot and won five of six in the playoffs to get to a winner-to-state game against Kingston. Foster lost 54-41, but still went home proud after an excellent postseason run.
Baseball The Foster baseball team made huge strides, going from last place a year ago to the playoffs this year. “It’s huge progress for our program,” said first-year Foster coach Eric Hall. “Nobody on our team had ever played in a playoff game before.”
After winning a league championship and placing second at the 2A state tournament, the Lindbergh tennis team placed three players on the all-league team. The Eagles also had the male tennis player of the year, Joe Kwiatkowski, and the female player of the year, Quinn Osborn. Alan Kwiatkowski, Sam Bayna and Adrian Villanueva all made the all-league team.
The Foster boys track and field team finished tied for 32nd at state, while the girls took 41st. On the boys side, senior Anthony Manago placed third in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, seven inches.
Competing in playoff games might be a new experience for the Foster baseball team, but it's one they're loving. The Bulldogs finished in last place last year and managed just two wins. This year, the team made it all the way to the district tournament.
The Foster boys soccer team finished second among 2A Seamount teams this season. The Bulldogs went 11-5 overall and 8-3 in league competition. They made the West Central District tournament where they fell to Fife to end the season.
Foster’s Olivia Williams shows toughness few can dream of. Born three months premature and struck with cerebral palsy, Williams has been in a wheelchair all her life. That would qualify as a challenge.
The Seattle Thunderbirds and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC) are pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Hockey Challenge, held Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26, at ShoWare Center in Kent, raised more than $190,000 for RMHC.
Brendan Shinnimin scored four goals and Patrick Holland had four assists for the Tri-City Americans in a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds Sunday night at the ShoWare Center.