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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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
Photo from Pepperdine Basketball Website

Kentwood grad transfers to Gonzaga

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

Photo from Pepperdine Basketball Website
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
Keilor Cacho-Garcia possesses the ball in the first half against the Eagles. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Soccer: Kent-Meridian and Federal Way draw

Johnny Chino-Lopez scores the single goal for the Royals in the game.

Keilor Cacho-Garcia possesses the ball in the first half against the Eagles. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Hazen celebrates their walk-off win as Christopher Moore leaves the field. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentlake baseball falls in heartbreaker to Hazen

After overcoming a 4-1 deficit, Kentlake loses on a walk-off.

Hazen celebrates their walk-off win as Christopher Moore leaves the field. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Sarah Wright eyes down the target as she pitches at Liberty High School. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Softball: Kentwood wins thriller in extra innings at Liberty

Sarah Wright dominated in the season opener with 20 strikeouts, no earned runs.

Sarah Wright eyes down the target as she pitches at Liberty High School. Ben Ray / The Reporter
First panel of players sit in front of media members and fans inside the Ron Sandwith Teen Center. Photo Provided by Rodney McCurry.

Kent-based Seattle Majestics have a new leader and new energy

Women’s football team to play home games at French Field, next to Kent-Meridian High School

First panel of players sit in front of media members and fans inside the Ron Sandwith Teen Center. Photo Provided by Rodney McCurry.
Dominic DesMarais stares down the Liberty batter. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge pitching silences Liberty bats in 7-3 win

Chargers right-handers DesMarais and Lambarena allow just three hits combined.

Dominic DesMarais stares down the Liberty batter. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Zach Hernandez rears to go in the batters box against Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent 2024 prep baseball season preview

No Kent school has made the state tournament since 2018, but these teams look to change that.

Zach Hernandez rears to go in the batters box against Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kentwood HC Blake Solomon holds his arm in the air in celebration after beating Olympia. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood boys take fourth inside Tacoma Dome

Conks go 3-1 and take fourth in a convincing 22-point win over Skyview.

Kentwood HC Blake Solomon holds his arm in the air in celebration after beating Olympia. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kentlake alum and current University of Washington senior starting pitcher Jared Engman. Courtesy Photo

Track the Grad: Jared Engman

The Kentlake High School alum was named the ace of the UW pitching staff, and eyes MLB draft

Kentlake alum and current University of Washington senior starting pitcher Jared Engman. Courtesy Photo
Niki Boris takes a three pointer at Issaquah High School in the regional playoff round. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood hoops update: Girls fall, boys face Olympia in Tacoma Dome

Girls can’t overcome Eastlake, while boys run out of gas against Mount Si.

Niki Boris takes a three pointer at Issaquah High School in the regional playoff round. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kentwood High welcomes Alanna Vann-Young as new athletic director

The University of Montana grad is coming from Bishop Blanchet.

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Kentwood swimmer in the fly section of the IM race. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood and Kentridge record points at state swim

Swimmer and diver recorded points at the King County Aquatic Center.

Kentwood swimmer in the fly section of the IM race. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Oksana Galiant face-to-face with her opponent in the state championship. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Mat Classic XXXV breakdown: Kent School District

Kentwood’s Wright and Kent-Meridian’s Galiant just miss titles.

Oksana Galiant face-to-face with her opponent in the state championship. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Sophomore Brandon Tagle drives to the hoop in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood boys basketball makes state for first time since 2020

Conks needed an extra quarter to get past SPSL champs Sumner on the road.

Sophomore Brandon Tagle drives to the hoop in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter