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Ron Capps’ funny car was on display outside the Muckleshoot Casino and Hotel. Ben Ray / Sound Publishing

For the first time in NHRA history, Pacific Raceways hosts night race

Three-time event winner Ron Capps talks to fans and media before Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

 

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Too hot to play sports? High temps challenge Kent Parks Department

Four days of events canceled July 6-9 at Wilson Playfields where surface temps soared to 120 degrees

 

Gio Moimoi drives to the basket for Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Summer league spotlight: Kentridge and Kentwood boys hoops

“It has been a night and day difference from year one to now.”

 

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U.S. men’s national soccer team has time to turn it around. Can they?

After getting ‘grouped’ in Copa America, the U.S. needs to find momentum heading toward World Cup.

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Photos by Ben Ray / The Reporter
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.

Photos by Ben Ray / The Reporter
Jaylen Petty drives against Lincoln inside the Tacoma Dome.
The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds will open the 2024-2025 Western Hockey League season Sept. 20 at Vancouver. The home opener is Sept. 28 vs. Wenatchee at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds

Kent-based Thunderbirds release WHL regular season schedule

Home opener is Sept. 28 against Wenatchee Wild at ShoWare Center

The Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds will open the 2024-2025 Western Hockey League season Sept. 20 at Vancouver. The home opener is Sept. 28 vs. Wenatchee at the accesso ShoWare Center. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds
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.

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

Photo provided by Rodney McCurry.
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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Steve Raible auctioning off a Seahawks football from 1983.

Seahawks legends inspire South King County youth at breakfast

Scholar-Athlete Breakfast in Auburn features Steve Largent and Steve Raible.

Steve Raible auctioning off a Seahawks football from 1983.
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