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Former Kentwood High star Vandersloot helps Chicago win WNBA title

Finishes with 10 points, 15 assists, nine rebounds in win over Phoenix

 

Portrait of Bobby Vogel for the Auburn High School basketball team. Photo courtesy of Auburn High School

Auburn loses a community hero

Auburn High boys basketball team manager Bobby Vogel was known for his positive attitude.

 

Courtesy Photo, Emerald Downs

Emerald Downs to increase horse racing purses by 10% in 2022

Second consecutive year of 10% increase at Auburn track

 

Courtesy Photo, accesso ShoWare Center

Harlem Globetrotters to perform in Kent on Jan. 27 at ShoWare Center

Ticket prices range from $20 to $100

Courtesy Photo, accesso ShoWare Center
Courtesy Photo, Seattle Kraken

New tickets released for Seattle Kraken preseason game in Kent

Entry requirements for Oct. 2 game include proof of vaccination

Courtesy Photo, Seattle Kraken
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Kentridge High cancels football game due to COVID-19

Chargers were scheduled to play Liberty Sept. 9 at French Field in Kent but had positive case on team

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The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds will only play U.S. Division opponents the first month of the Western Hockey League season due to COVID-19 travel restrictions to the U.S. from Canada. The T-Birds open the season Oct. 2 at Portland. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds to play only U.S. Division teams in first month

Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 restrict travel from Canada

The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds will only play U.S. Division opponents the first month of the Western Hockey League season due to COVID-19 travel restrictions to the U.S. from Canada. The T-Birds open the season Oct. 2 at Portland. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds
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Proof of vaccination to be required at Thunderbirds games in Kent | Update

Starting with Kraken Oct. 2 NHL preseason contest and Oct. 9 home opener

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Kent’s Jaleen Roberts, collecting a silver medal for the long jump at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, also took silver in the 100 meters. COURTESY PHOTO, Joe Kusumoto, USOPC

Kent’s Jaleen Roberts captures silver in 100 at Paralympic Games

Kent-Meridian graduate wins second silver medal in Tokyo

Kent’s Jaleen Roberts, collecting a silver medal for the long jump at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, also took silver in the 100 meters. COURTESY PHOTO, Joe Kusumoto, USOPC
Kingston Edwards, middle, meets Mariners players Justin Dunn, Justus Sheffield and Kyle Lewis when he was announced as one of the Hometown Nine. Photo courtesy of Ben VanHouten, Seattle Mariners

Federal Way teen selected for Seattle Mariners Hometown Nine class

Hometown Nine is a five-year fellowship program to help build the academic, athletic success of local students.

Kingston Edwards, middle, meets Mariners players Justin Dunn, Justus Sheffield and Kyle Lewis when he was announced as one of the Hometown Nine. Photo courtesy of Ben VanHouten, Seattle Mariners
Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.

Auburn middle school student athlete chosen for Mariners fellowship

Imani Brown, 13, plays baseball and attends Rainier Middle School

Hometown Nine fellow Imani Brown (center) poses for a photo with Mariners pitcher Justin Dunn (Left) and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis during an event for the Hometown Nine class of 2026 at T-Mobile Park. Photo by Ben VanHouten/ Seattle Mariners.
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Kent’s Jaleen Roberts takes silver medal in long jump at Paralympic Games | Update

Took sixth place in 200 meters and set an American record

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Talia Walton in high school playing for Federal Way in the state championships. File photo

Former UW Husky, WNBA player named Renton schools athletic director

Federal Way High basketball alum Talia Walton aims to rally the community around sports.

Talia Walton in high school playing for Federal Way in the state championships. File photo
Thomas Milic of the Seattle Thunderbirds will participate in the Seattle Kraken training camp. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds

T-Birds goaltender to participate in Kraken training camp

Thomas Milic will head to Seattle from Kent

Thomas Milic of the Seattle Thunderbirds will participate in the Seattle Kraken training camp. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds
A Decatur High School student in Federal Way participates in a conditioning workout in Feb. 2021 as the state eased back in to in-person activities. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

State announces mask requirements for student sports, performing arts

Athletes are not required to wear masks when participating in sports of any contact level while outside.

A Decatur High School student in Federal Way participates in a conditioning workout in Feb. 2021 as the state eased back in to in-person activities. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
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Six T-Birds heading to NHL training camps

Rempe, Bauer, Roulette, Ciona, Hanzel and Rybinski

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The Seattle Thunderbirds return to play in October. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds

Western Hockey League adopts mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

Kent’s Seattle Thunderbirds are league member

The Seattle Thunderbirds return to play in October. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds
Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone takes ceremonial swing at the future site of Topgolf. Cameron Sheppard, Sound Publishing

Construction of Topgolf driving range underway in Renton

The Puget Sound’s first Topgolf is promised to be unlike any other in the country.

Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone takes ceremonial swing at the future site of Topgolf. Cameron Sheppard, Sound Publishing
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Kraken select former Thunderbirds player Alexander True

Taken in expansion draft; played in Kent 2014 to 2017

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T-Birds trade two veteran players to Vancouver for draft picks

Payton Mount, Cade McNelly heading north

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