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All-Star Weekend in Seattle: Lots of festivities for local fans

Starting July 7, fans can attend events in and around T-Mobile Park.

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Six Kent-based Thunderbird players taken in 2023 NHL Draft

Forward Nico Myatovic highest T-Bird pick at 33rd overall; taken by Anaheim Ducks

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Summer hoops league preps Kentwood with experience

Conks focus on consistency and execution.

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Kent-based T-Birds to get new WHL opponent in Wenatchee Wild

League relocates franchise from Winnipeg to Central Washington

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First-year Kentridge High coach Zac Webb dials in during his second summer league game. Ben Ray/The Reporter

Kentridge High welcomes Zac Webb as head basketball coach

Webb replaces local legend David Jamison who retired earlier this year.

First-year Kentridge High coach Zac Webb dials in during his second summer league game. Ben Ray/The Reporter
High School division features cars of all shapes and sizes. Ben Ray / The Reporter

52nd annual High School Drag Races held at Pacific Raceway

King County Sheriff races in a ‘Beat the Heat.’

High School division features cars of all shapes and sizes. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Izzy Teal and Matt Oclander talk before getting the boat in the water. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Izzy Teal makes history for Renton Rowing Center

The Liberty High senior qualified for the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships

Izzy Teal and Matt Oclander talk before getting the boat in the water. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Eagles celebrate after Nehemeya Mekonnen scored Federal Way’s fourth goal of the day. Ben Ray / The Mirror

NPSL boys soccer all-league teams announced

Honors include offensive, defensive players of the year and Coach of the Year for 3A and 4A.

Eagles celebrate after Nehemeya Mekonnen scored Federal Way’s fourth goal of the day. Ben Ray / The Mirror
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T-Birds celebrate sensational season with their fans in Kent | Photos

Crowd shows up at ShoWare Center plaza to honor the Western Hockey League champions

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

Row row row in Renton | Around the Sound Sports podcast

Sports reporter Ben Ray takes a closer look at a local rowing club, including college rowing recruits.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Fans are invited to honor the T-Birds for their outstanding hockey season during an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the accesso ShoWare Center plaza in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds

T-Birds fans invited to honor team’s spectacular season

Event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the ShoWare Center plaza in Kent

Fans are invited to honor the T-Birds for their outstanding hockey season during an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the accesso ShoWare Center plaza in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds
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T-Birds fall short of winning CHL Memorial Cup championship

Quebec blanks Kent-based team 5-0 for title

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The Seattle Thunderbirds celebrate their 4-1 semifinal win over the Peterborough Petes on June 2 in the CHL Memorial Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia. COURTESY PHOTO, Candice Ward/CHL

T-Birds advance to CHL Memorial Cup championship game

Kent-based team beat Peterborough 4-1 in semifinal; will play Quebec for title at 4 p.m. Sunday

The Seattle Thunderbirds celebrate their 4-1 semifinal win over the Peterborough Petes on June 2 in the CHL Memorial Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia. COURTESY PHOTO, Candice Ward/CHL
Senior Jasper Estrellado in his phases of the triple jump. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge High boys take fourth at state track meet

KR’s Alex Conner and KW’s Vai Green shine in track and field finale

Senior Jasper Estrellado in his phases of the triple jump. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Thomas Milic was selected to the Canadian Hockey League first team for the 2022-2023 season. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds goalie Thomas Milic makes CHL All-Star first team

Seattle defenseman Kevin Korchinski chosen to third team

Seattle Thunderbirds goalie Thomas Milic was selected to the Canadian Hockey League first team for the 2022-2023 season. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, Seattle Thunderbirds
Team photo after both games finished. Ben Ray / The Reporter

3A-4A split softball All-Star game doubleheader

Games featured players from Auburn, Kent and Federal Way. 4A won game one (8-1) while 3A won game two (10-5).

Team photo after both games finished. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Mariners program supports cleanup at Kent Little League fields

Little League also receives $10,000 grant

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The Seattle Thunderbirds celebrate one of their goals during a 6-1 win against Kamloops May 31 in the Memorial Cup at Kamloops, British Columbia. COURTESY PHOTO, Candice Ward/CHL

Kent-based T-Birds earn spot in Memorial Cup semifinal

Seattle clobbers Kamloops 6-1 to advance; one victory away from playing for championship

The Seattle Thunderbirds celebrate one of their goals during a 6-1 win against Kamloops May 31 in the Memorial Cup at Kamloops, British Columbia. COURTESY PHOTO, Candice Ward/CHL
From right to left Julian Gene Fortin (3), Roman Hutchinson (1), Jaylon Jenkins (2) pose after sweeping the triple jump event.

Federal Way boys track team wins 4A state high school title

The Federal Way girls team finished in the top 5 for the second consecutive year.

From right to left Julian Gene Fortin (3), Roman Hutchinson (1), Jaylon Jenkins (2) pose after sweeping the triple jump event.
Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.

State track and field action, plus a little softball | Podcast

This episode of Around the Sound Sports podcast features exclusive interviews with local coaches and athletes on sports reporter Ben Ray’s beat in South King County. Be sure to check out Ben Ray’s reporting in the Federal Way Mirror, Kent Reporter, Auburn Reporter and the Renton Reporter.

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