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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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Kent News Female Athlete of the Week: Sofia Mottern-Salinas

Mottern-Salinas plays three positions and hit her second homer of the season against Mt. Rainier.

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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
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Kent News Female Athlete of the Week: Nashayla Fellows

Fellows has a top ten mark in the entire state for discus and shot put.

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Kent News Male Athlete of the Week: Theo Carter

Carter has a top five time in the 400 and 800 in league.

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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
Dominic DesMarais pitches at T-Mobile Park against Lake Washington. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge snatches victory from jaws of defeat inside T-Mobile Park

Clutch hitting from Owen Finlayson along with solid pitching gives KR late life against Lake Washington.

Dominic DesMarais pitches at T-Mobile Park against Lake Washington. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Reese McGuire takes batting practice at T-Mobile Park for the Red Sox. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood grads meet again in the big leagues

Reese McGuire and Austin Voth made their MLB debut in 2018.

Reese McGuire takes batting practice at T-Mobile Park for the Red Sox. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent News Female Athlete of the Week: Simran Samra

Samra has been one of the most outstanding performers on the tennis team.

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Kent News Male Athlete of the Week: Carson Hurt

Hurt scored the game winning goal against Auburn.

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Creativity is king when it comes to sports logos and mascots | Bench Talk with Ben Ray

So, what makes a good combination of logo and mascot? I think originality plays a huge factor.

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Sam Wah leaps over the hurdles en route to winning his race. Ben Ray / The Mirror

Track and field in action at French Field

Kent-Meridian and Kentridge host Federal Way and Thomas Jefferson.

Sam Wah leaps over the hurdles en route to winning his race. Ben Ray / The Mirror
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Kent News Male Athlete of the Week: Mason Duarte

Duarte excells both on the field and in the classroom.

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Kent News Female Athlete of the Week: Kaylee Olsen

Olsen hit .625 through four games at the start of the season.

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Kentwood grad transfers to Gonzaga

Michael Ajayi announced March 26 that he will play his senior season with the Zags.

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Kentwood pitcher Sarah Wright pitches to Lake Stevens at Auburn Riverside High School. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Launch party: Kentwood hits three HR in win over Lake Stevens

Thomasson, Wright, Ursino go large. Wright punches out 17 in win.

Kentwood pitcher Sarah Wright pitches to Lake Stevens at Auburn Riverside High School. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Tacos from the Mariners Food Preview Event. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Mariners unveil new ballpark eats for 2024 season

A couple of our reporters headed to T-Mobile Park to see if the Mariners’ food budget was as tight as their player free agency budget.

Tacos from the Mariners Food Preview Event. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent News Female Athlete of the Week: Anna Shved

Shved is undefeated this year on the court for the Conk tennis team.

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Kent News Male Athlete of the Week: Caiden Dodd

Dodd filled in as goal when the team needed someone to step up.

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