Benjamin Ray

Freshman Kaylee Futch goes for a kill against the Ravens at Auburn Riverside. Ben Ray The Reporter

Volleyball: Kentlake’s hot league start cools off in loss to Auburn Riverside

Kentlake volleyball’s hot start has cooled off after a straight set defeat to Auburn Riverside on Oct. 5 on the road. “All we have been… Continue reading

Freshman Kaylee Futch goes for a kill against the Ravens at Auburn Riverside. Ben Ray The Reporter
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Auburn Riverside has great week, TJ tennis guarantees league split | Around the Sound Sports podcast

In this episode, lots of tightly contested teams went at it from the Week of Oct. 2-6. Lindbergh High School girls soccer took down Renton 2-0. Thomas Jefferson boys tennis took down Auburn Riverside to potentially split the 2023 league championship. But Raven freshman Jeremy Yang won his match to remain undefeated this season. Auburn Riverside volleyball remains unbeaten in league with a straight set victory over Kentlake. The final leg of this Auburn Riverside heavy episode looks at Raven football, who won big over Todd Beamer 54-14.

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

Volleyball, soccer, tennis, football and more prep sports action | Around the Sound Sports

Sports reporter Ben Ray chats with coaches and players on recent high school matchups in South King County.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
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Renton head coach wins Coach of the Week from Seahawks

Cross has gotten Renton to a 3-1 record and second in KingCo 2A.

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Davontae Redding and Kyle Brown celebrate a touchdown in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Do not scratch your eyes: Kent-Meridian football wins by 38

For the first time in over eight years, KM scores over 60 points in a game.

Davontae Redding and Kyle Brown celebrate a touchdown in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Senior Ella Schug with the ball at her feet. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge comes through with a late goal to draw 1-1 against Mount Si

Girls soccer team off to its best start since 2019

Senior Ella Schug with the ball at her feet. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.

Action from the first full week of athletics | Around the Sound Sports

Sports reporter Ben Ray takes a closer look at prep football action throughout South King County.

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.

Opening weekend for prep football | Around the Sound Sports

Sports reporter Ben Ray takes a closer look at prep football action throughout South King County.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Head Coach Randy Robbins working with wide receivers. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent-Meridian football’s new coach looks to the future

Randy Robbins takes over the Royals as they turn the page on the gridiron.

Head Coach Randy Robbins working with wide receivers. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kent-Meridian Junior Kyle Brown goes up for a jump ball in the 32-29 victory. 
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Football: Kent-Meridian wins thriller over Thomas Jefferson

History was made inside Federal Way Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 14. The Kent-Meridian Royals took down the Thomas Jefferson Raiders in an exhilarating last… Continue reading

Kent-Meridian Junior Kyle Brown goes up for a jump ball in the 32-29 victory. 
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Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.

Fall sports preview in South King County | Around the Sound Sports

Welcome back to the Around the Sound Sports podcast! This episode takes a closer look at opening day matchups for high school athletes in South King County.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Seahawks QB Geno Smith keeps his eyes down field. (Maria Dorsten Photography)

Seahawks fans come out in droves for Kids Day

Hawks close out public practices and will face the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 19 for their final preseason home contest.

Seahawks QB Geno Smith keeps his eyes down field. (Maria Dorsten Photography)
Arpit Bhagat up to bat for Mavericks at the Kent Cricket Ground. (Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)

Kent Cricket Ground plays host to Northwest Cricket League

A sport growing in popularity in the states has the chance to get even bigger.

Arpit Bhagat up to bat for Mavericks at the Kent Cricket Ground. (Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)
Amy Griffin coaching the U.S. Deaf National Team. (Photo courtesy of Amy Griffin)

Federal Way’s Amy Griffin leads OL Reign Academy

Decatur High School grad coached at UW for 24 years and was on the 1991 World Cup winning team.

Amy Griffin coaching the U.S. Deaf National Team. (Photo courtesy of Amy Griffin)
Current home for cricket in Marymoor Park, with the green cricket pitch in the center, is labeled “Marymoor Cricket Community Park Stadium” and is located near the soccer fields. (Courtesy of Google Maps).

Microsoft CEO announces cricket stadium coming to Seattle area

Seattle Orcas co-owner discussed plans during Major League Cricket championship match.

Current home for cricket in Marymoor Park, with the green cricket pitch in the center, is labeled “Marymoor Cricket Community Park Stadium” and is located near the soccer fields. (Courtesy of Google Maps).
First-round pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba is ready to go at Lumen Field. (Photos by Ben Ray / Sound Publishing)

Seahawks host mock game at Lumen Field | Preseason football 2023

“It’s great to get back in front of our fans in front of Lumen,” said QB Geno Smith.

First-round pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba is ready to go at Lumen Field. (Photos by Ben Ray / Sound Publishing)
Devin Bush in front, working on his hands with fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner. (Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)

Seahawks 2023 training camp under way at VMAC in Renton

For the second day in pads, the Hawks look to build on a great ‘22 season and prepare for the new one.

Devin Bush in front, working on his hands with fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner. (Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)
Head Coach Alex Ruiz (middle), Owen Ortega-Phillips (right) and George Lewis (left) at the SeaTac Airport. (Photo provided by Alex Ruiz)

Kent-Meridian HS sends coach and two players to D.C. for MLS All-Star Week

Alex Ruiz, Owen Ortega-Phillips and George Lewis represented the Sounders.

Head Coach Alex Ruiz (middle), Owen Ortega-Phillips (right) and George Lewis (left) at the SeaTac Airport. (Photo provided by Alex Ruiz)
2022 Top Fuel Champion Brittany Force prepares for the ladder on July 22. (Photos by Ben Ray / Sound Publishing)

May the Force be with you: Legendary drivers compete at Pacific Raceways

NHRA 16-Time champion John Force joins defending Top Fuel Champ Brittany Force.

2022 Top Fuel Champion Brittany Force prepares for the ladder on July 22. (Photos by Ben Ray / Sound Publishing)
Kyle Tucker of the Astros at the plate against the Phillies Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning. Ben Ray / The Mirror

Five days of baseball heaven: MLB 2023 All-Star Weekend in Seattle recap

From T-Mobile Park to Lumen Field and Pike Place Market, Seattle shines as the 2023 All-Star Weekend host.

Kyle Tucker of the Astros at the plate against the Phillies Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning. Ben Ray / The Mirror