Benjamin Ray

Senior Kamiah Ware bring the ball up the court against Renton. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent-Meridian girls have historic night during historic season

Royals’ 75-53 victory is the most points scored by a KM girls team since 2001.

Senior Kamiah Ware bring the ball up the court against Renton. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Hansen basketball at Auburn is a family affair

After 22 years of Ryan Hansen coaching the boys, Jessica Hansen coaches the girls this season.

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Auburn Mountainview coach claims gender discrimination in officiating

Girls basketball coach Alyse Lacy said she is tired of the lack of communication toward female coaches.

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Kentwood’s Jessica Ajayi battles through the contact. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood basketball swept by Tahoma

Boys fall by four in final minute, and girls lose to second-half surge from Tahoma.

Kentwood’s Jessica Ajayi battles through the contact. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Senior Julius Graham conducts the Royals’ offense. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Hoops: Kent-Meridian boys win OT thriller over Auburn Riverside

After dropping two games to start the season, the Royals have now won two straight.

Senior Julius Graham conducts the Royals’ offense. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Jayla Koewla runs back down the court after a made basket in the fist quarter. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge girls hoops surges past Kentlake

Ten different players recorded points for the Chargers in the 55-point win.

Jayla Koewla runs back down the court after a made basket in the fist quarter. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Auburn Mountainview HC Kendall White tires to get his defense to slow down Aidan Flores. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Basketball: Kentridge drops opener in new coach’s debut

Chargers open the Zac Webb era with loss to Auburn Mountainview.

Auburn Mountainview HC Kendall White tires to get his defense to slow down Aidan Flores. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Quarterback Jayden Saelee warming up.

NPSL All-League Football Teams announced

Kentwood’s Jabez Tuaoa named Defensive Player of the Year.

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Quarterback Jayden Saelee warming up.
Lauren Covello gets ready to lunge for a challenge. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge girls soccer state run halted by Mount Si

For just the first time all season, the Chargers allowed four goals in the 4-1 loss.

Lauren Covello gets ready to lunge for a challenge. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Senior midfielder Jayda Sparks (left) signed to Eastern Washington University and forward/defender Ella Schug (right) committed to Cal State University at Bakersfield. (Photo provided by John Flanigan)

Two Kentridge soccer players commit to Division 1 schools

Schug and Sparks have been momumental in the girls soccer playoff run.

Senior midfielder Jayda Sparks (left) signed to Eastern Washington University and forward/defender Ella Schug (right) committed to Cal State University at Bakersfield. (Photo provided by John Flanigan)
Hayden Rallo controls the ball at Kentlake practice. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentlake girls soccer team breaks 13-year state playoff drought

The Falcons are on their way to state for first time since 2010 on the back of a 4-0 win

Hayden Rallo controls the ball at Kentlake practice. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.

Fall state playoff action | Around the Sound Sports podcast

In this week’s episode, we take a look at district soccer and football around the NPSL. Kentridge girls soccer advances to the state playoffs for the first time since 2018 in a huge 6-0 win over Rogers. Decatur football’s historic season comes to a close in a 13-6 loss to Woodinville at home. Auburn falls to Lincoln at the Lincoln Bowl, ending the Trojans’ 2023 campaign. Auburn Riverside football wins against Juanita 28-9 and is going to state for the first time in school history.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Team photo after the win against Rogers. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge girls soccer is back in the state tournament

The Chargers are in the big dance for the first time since 2018, snapping a four-year drought.

Team photo after the win against Rogers. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Federal Way’s Sione Kongaika stiff-arms a defender. (Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)

Prep football playoffs: Week 10 matchups in South King County

Dates, analysis and the last time the two teams faced each other.

Federal Way’s Sione Kongaika stiff-arms a defender. (Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)
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Auburn and Renton high schools to start girls flag football

Schools join previous list that included Kent, Federal Way districts

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Leila Ramirez-Noon runs past a Kennedy Catholic player. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood girls soccer wins fourth straight and secures third in 4A NPSL

A 2-0 win gives the Conks the eighth seed in the district tournament

Leila Ramirez-Noon runs past a Kennedy Catholic player. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels signs extension with Timberwolves

The deal is five years, $136 million with Minnesota after a great 2022-23 season.

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Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.

Entering the home stretch of fall sports | Around the Sound Sports podcast

As we inch closer to the end of the fall season, every game, meet and match grow in intensity. The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center hosted the All-City meet between all four Federal Way schools. We talked to one swimmer from each school in Federal Way and got their own unique perspective on the meet. We then traveled to the brand-new Federal Way Memorial Field where Todd Beamer hosted Thomas Jefferson in girls’ soccer. Todd Beamer then hosted Auburn High School on the gridiron in a crucial 3A NPSL matchup that went the way of the Trojans, who remain undefeated in league play. And finally, we cap off this episode with Hazen ending a 10-game, 20-year losing streak to Liberty on the road.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.

Soccer, volleyball and football rivalries | Around the Sound Sports podcast

In this episode we look at the Kentwood vs. Kentridge soccer rivalry, which resulted in a draw. We look inside at Renton High School volleyball program and see how their coach looks at the season after a 3-1 loss to Tyee. Federal Way High School football gets back on track with a big win over Mount Rainier, and Auburn Mountainview survives against Todd Beamer on the gridiron.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Kentridge’s Ella Schug controls the ball in the draw against Kentwood. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge and Kentwood draw 1-1 in wet and windy matchup

It is the fourth time since 2017 the two sides have tied in 10 games.

Kentridge’s Ella Schug controls the ball in the draw against Kentwood. Ben Ray / The Reporter