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Jaylen Petty drives against Lincoln inside the Tacoma Dome.

Two-time NPSL MVP to leave Auburn High School for Rainier Beach

Jaylen Petty will play his last high school season as a Viking in Seattle.

 

Skylar Diggins-Smith conducts the offense against the Sparks. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Storm pour it on in the fourth, wash out Sparks

Seattle used a huge 10-0 run late in the fourth to take control over Los Angeles.

 

Photo provided by Rodney McCurry.

Seattle Majestics play in postseason

Seattles women’s tackle football team goes to Las Vegas to open up the playoffs.

 

Federal Way Memorial Field. Photo provided by Bruce Honda

Federal Way Memorial Field to host high school boys soccer tournaments

Class 2A, 1A competitions to move to Federal Way from Renton for 2025 to 2028

Federal Way Memorial Field. Photo provided by Bruce Honda
Kentwood and Kentridge players go at it for possession. Ben Ray / The Reporter

NPSL All-League Soccer Teams: Kentwood’s Logan Hasting is POTY

Other Kent School District athletes make the list.

Kentwood and Kentridge players go at it for possession. Ben Ray / The Reporter
2024 Kent Reporter Athletes of the Year are Ella Wick and Ethan Loghry. Pictured left to right: Kent Reporter sports writer Ben Ray, Ella Wick, Ethan Loghry, and Brian Smith, Kent School District Director of Athletics and Activities. Photo provided by ROBBY MULLIKIN

Kent School District and Kent Reporter’s 2024 Athletes of the Year

Kentlake’s Ethan Loghry and Ella Wick take home top awards.

2024 Kent Reporter Athletes of the Year are Ella Wick and Ethan Loghry. Pictured left to right: Kent Reporter sports writer Ben Ray, Ella Wick, Ethan Loghry, and Brian Smith, Kent School District Director of Athletics and Activities. Photo provided by ROBBY MULLIKIN
Hazen’s Illia Biezak leaps over the bar. Ben Ray / The Reporter

State track and field: Liberty boys, Kent-Meridian girls place inside top four in 3A

Cassie Atkins (FW) continued to dominate, has now won five titles in three years.

Hazen’s Illia Biezak leaps over the bar. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Auburn Riverside softball wins state championship

Ravens win first fastpitch title in school history.

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Sofia Mottern-Salinas gives a yell after getting the rally going against North Creek. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood fastpitch rallies at state, but misses out on trophy

Kentwood went 2-2 in the state tournament, falling to Emerald Ridge and Puyallup on final day.

Sofia Mottern-Salinas gives a yell after getting the rally going against North Creek. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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.

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

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

Christopher Moore went six strong innings against Stanwood. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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
Photo of an assistant referee. Ben Ray / Sound Publishing

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.

Photo of an assistant referee. Ben Ray / Sound Publishing
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