Photo by Kurt Howard
Foster High School honors their sports alumni during a pregame ceremony

Foster honors alumni

TUKWILA - It was honor alumni night at Foster High School on Fri., Jan. 11.

Prior to the boys basketball game against Evergreen, distinguished sports alumni were honored for their contributions to Bulldog sports throughout the past years.

This event showcased multiple sport athletes, coaches and teachers who contributed to Foster High School.

Honored personages and graduating class years are Frank Sweenie (1952), Mike Keller (1964) and Jon Anderson (1965).

At this point, players from the 1966 basketball team that finished second in the state were highlighted. Members of this unit were Ed Zielkowski, Pat O'Mara, John Bloomfield, Ron Lamb and Steve Powell.

Joel Parker represented the class of 1972 while Coach Magee was cited for coaching boys basketball from 1954-1972.

Fittingly, the final honoree at the center of Coach Parker Court was Tim Parker, who has many girls basketball coaching laurels associated with his career and for whom the court was named in 2006.

Parker, who left Foster with multiple state titles as the winningest girls coach in Washington state history (380 wins against 91 losses in 20 seasons) had 13 seasons of 20 wins. Parker coached several top Gatorade players of the year and was named as Seattle Times All Century coach.

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