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Gabby Greenwood gives a yell after her home run against Graham-Kapowsin. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood falls in district championship, named five seed for state tournament

Kentridge makes second day of district tournament for first time since 2016.

Matthew Ledbetter leads off the game in the first inning at Sherman Anderson Field. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentlake baseball eliminated in Mount Vernon

Falcons fall 9-3 to third-seeded Bulldogs.

Christopher Moore went six strong innings against Stanwood. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentlake blanks Stanwood 5-0 in state tournament opening round

Falcons win behind solid performance from Christopher Moore.

Sarah Wright struck out 17 and allowed just two hits against Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood fastpitch wins fourth straight league title

Wright and Conks down Kentridge 7-0 with 17Ks and 2RBI at the plate.

Sarah Wright struck out 17 and allowed just two hits against Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter
T20 World Cup trophy waits for fans to take photos. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Seattle Orcas, ‘America's Favorite Cricket Team,' builds local support

Event held at Bellevue Downtown Park can be catalyst for the world’s second most popular sport.

T20 World Cup trophy waits for fans to take photos. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Ethan Loghry on the bump pitched a gem for the Falcons. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentlake baseball stays alive with a walk-off win

Falcons move on to winner-to-state game.

Ethan Loghry on the bump pitched a gem for the Falcons. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Keilor Cacho Garcia takes on a Stadium defender. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Royals soccer sent home in whirlwind of a second half

Kent-Meridian loses to Stadium 3-1, allowed three goals in six minutes in second half.

Keilor Cacho Garcia takes on a Stadium defender. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Quay Miller taking a shot during warmups in Canada. Photo provided by Seattle Storm.

Kentridge's Quay Miller fights for spot with Storm

Miller wrapped up her college career in March and now sets her sights on the professional level.

Quay Miller taking a shot during warmups in Canada. Photo provided by Seattle Storm.
Dominic DesMarais on the mound against Curtis. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge baseball moves on in district tournament

Kentridge’s 1-0 win over Curtis is fueled by Dominic DesMarais, who pitched a complete game shutout.

Dominic DesMarais on the mound against Curtis. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Amateur refs and umpires deserve more respect | Bench Talk with Ben Ray

Imagine you show up to do a hobby that you enjoy, and other people show up and just start ripping you a new one because of a minute decision you made.

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Sarah Wright does her thing in the circle for Kentwood. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood outlasts Auburn Riverside in heavyweight clash

Sarah Wright dazzles and the offense gets the job done in 2-1 win.

Sarah Wright does her thing in the circle for Kentwood. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Johan Zuluaga gets some love from his teammates after scoring the game tying goal. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent-Meridian soccer wins 3A NPSL with win over Auburn Riverside

The Royals have now won four straight to close out regular season.

Johan Zuluaga gets some love from his teammates after scoring the game tying goal. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Ethan Nonthaveth scores the second Kentwood goal for the Conks in a minute against Mount Rainier. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Tale of two halves for Kentwood boys soccer

Kentwood led 3-0 at halftime, but ends with 3-3 draw against Mount Rainier.

Ethan Nonthaveth scores the second Kentwood goal for the Conks in a minute against Mount Rainier. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Juan Hernandez gives a scream after driving in the go-ahead run in the seventh. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentlake steals a win on the road — and steals top spot

Falcons defeated Lions 3-2 in an intense battle for the lead of the NPSL.

Juan Hernandez gives a scream after driving in the go-ahead run in the seventh. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Seeing Green (River): Gators win first hoops title since 1969

Along with a ring, coach Godfrey Drake and sophomore Jaiden Feroah win yearly awards.

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Courtesy of Kent School District.

Kent School District and Kent News partner for Athlete of the Year

Voting opens May 1 and will run until May 8, Awards given on June 4.

Courtesy of Kent School District.
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Sarah Wright has been nothing but dominant in the circle for Kentwood.

Spring sports breakdown: NPSL surprises and standings

League summaries so far, with mid-season awards.

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Sarah Wright has been nothing but dominant in the circle for Kentwood.
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Women's NCAA basketball tournament was a game-changer | Bench Talk with Ben Ray

It seems like we are entering a time where the WNBA is ready to take that next leap to become even more mainstream with the help of these athletes. Why is that?

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Seth Thomas and Isaiah Shimizu contest for possession of the ball. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood takes down Kentridge and takes over first place in NPSL

Conks have now beaten Kentridge six straight times dating back to 2018.

Seth Thomas and Isaiah Shimizu contest for possession of the ball. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Saul Rodriguez chases down an Auburn player in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent-Meridian soccer falls to Auburn

Royals allowed two goals in first six minutes and couldn’t muster a comeback.

Saul Rodriguez chases down an Auburn player in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter