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Raining teddy bears in Kent at Seattle Thunderbirds game

Season-high crowd at ShoWare Center brings more than 5,000 bears to donate to children

 

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Kent’s Christmas Rush walk and run coming up Dec. 10 at Hogan Park

40th year of event; register online for 5K and 10K

 

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Kentwood grad Justin Seiber named conference player of the week

He’s a quarterback at Simon Fraser University.

 

Prep sports: Kent gymnastics teams get ready to vault into winter season

Coming up on the horizon for winter sports in Kent is gymnastics. Kentridge and Kentlake both had athletes competing at the state tournament at Sammamish… Continue reading

Sophomore Deon Vann fighting through contact late in the second half. Photo by Ben Ray/the Mirror

Football: Federal Way falls to Skyline in state tournament

Eagles lose 33-27 in first round

Sophomore Deon Vann fighting through contact late in the second half. Photo by Ben Ray/the Mirror
Federal Way senior QB Jay O’Neil has his eyes set on the Skyline Spartans. Ben Ray/Sound Publishing

Federal Way football preps for state appearance Saturday, Nov. 12

No Kent school makes state; Federal Way plays Skyline Spartans in 4A tournament

Federal Way senior QB Jay O’Neil has his eyes set on the Skyline Spartans. Ben Ray/Sound Publishing
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T-Birds to play hockey game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle

Dec. 27 game against Spokane Chiefs moved to NHL venue from ShoWare Center in Kent

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Wrestling: 2022 Kent season preview

Every school in Kent had at least one wrestler qualify for last season’s Mat Classic.

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Jonathan Borte (ball in hand) stands next to Jake Davies warming up before their first game against Emerald Ridge. Photo by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing

Kentridge grads launch water polo program

There are 18 sports sanctioned by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) — but water polo is not one of them.

Jonathan Borte (ball in hand) stands next to Jake Davies warming up before their first game against Emerald Ridge. Photo by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing
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Red-hot, Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds start season with 8 victories

Have outscored last three opponents 26-6 to sit atop Western Hockey League

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Top seed Cole Fredericks of Kentlake serving in his first match Oct. 14. Photo by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing

Prep tennis: Kent schools have good showing at district tournaments

The tennis regular season ended for the NPSL on Oct. 11, and once the regular season ends, the team competition goes out the door. For… Continue reading

Top seed Cole Fredericks of Kentlake serving in his first match Oct. 14. Photo by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing
Federal Way’s Madison Mulipola on the attack in the third set of their match with Kentwood. Photo by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing

Prep volleyball: Kentwood takes down Federal Way in four sets

The Kentwood Conquerors took down the Federal Way High School Eagles on Oct. 19 inside the Eagles’ gym, where the volleyball match went to a… Continue reading

Federal Way’s Madison Mulipola on the attack in the third set of their match with Kentwood. Photo by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing
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Kentridge takes down Decatur on Sept. 16 (RPI 23).

Prep sports: South Sound teams dominate state’s Rating Percentage Index

System allows players, fans and coaches to see how their local sports teams measure up.

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Kentridge takes down Decatur on Sept. 16 (RPI 23).
Kent-Meridian Junior Kyle Brown goes up for a jump ball in the 32-29 victory. 
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Sound Publishing

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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Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Mariners and the rally shoes | Cartoon

Cartoon by Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
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Ex-Thunderbirds star Barzal signs 8-year extension with Islanders

Deal worth $73.2 million for player entering his sixth NHL season after playing in Kent

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Seattle Thunderbirds win WHL home opener against Vancouver 6-4

Team jumps to 5-1 lead and then holds on for the victory

  • Oct 3, 2022
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High expectations for Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League

Kent-based team features three players taken in the 2022 NHL Draft; two picked in first round

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Betting, purses up at Emerald Downs in 2022 compared to 2021

Racing fans wager $67.7 million at Auburn track

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Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds ranked No. 3 in CHL

Team returns two NHL Draft first-round picks and adds high-scoring veteran from Saskatoon

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