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Speed, speed and more speed. That’s the key for the Foster girls basketball team this season.
First-year Foster boys basketball coach Isaac Tucker hopes his Bulldogs squad can overcome its height shortfall with speed.
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.
There’s no getting around it: The Tukwila International Boulevard corridor is a high-crime area. But that isn’t a life sentence. The city’s Police Neighborhood Resource Center opened in August and puts officers right in the heart of this high-profile thoroughfare.
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.
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.”
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.
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 Tukwila Parks and Recreation Department is working hard to make sure you have plenty of opportunities this spring to get healthy, learn a new sport, or just plain play.
Foster’s Ammar Husanovic isn’t your typical high school basketball player. You won’t find him playing video games very often, or hanging out in front of the TV all night. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a moment in the day he isn’t putting to some good use.
With less than a month to go until playoff basketball games start in early February, here’s a look at how Seamount teams stand.
Senior Sahara Hill has filled many roles in her time at Foster. This year she is taking on one of the few she hasn’t: teacher. “This year the focus is still kind of on me,” she said. “But now it’s more of me helping my team out. I have a responsibility to work with each individual to help improve their skills. I’ll do anything I can to help them.”
Last year, the Foster boys basketball team had to rebuild after losing most of its starters to graduation. This year it faces another tall task, this year replacing one of its best players, TreVaunte Williams, who transferred just before the season.
The future is now for the Foster boys cross country team. Freshmen Yohannes Beyene and Alvin Zemo have Foster coach Bill Napier excited about his team's potential.
From beach tournaments to the high school hardwood the team has advanced in leaps. The most important development for this year’s Foster volleyball team might not have happened on hardwood, but on sand.
Basketball, basketball and then a little bit more basketball. Senior-to-be Sahara Hill competes in three sports at Foster, but all of her athletic endeavors usually wind up in exactly the same place. Here’s a hint: it’s orange and has black stripes. “Basketball is a love-hate thing all the time,” said Hill, whose three-sport dominance has helped her earn the honor of being the Tukwila Reporter’s first Female Athlete of the Year. “But it’s more love. I can’t really explain it, I just like being in the gym. I like shooting. Even if things don’t go my way, I find myself back in the gym.”