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Kentridge senior Dorian Thomas goes up for a lay up against Union in the second half. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter

Basketball: Kentridge boys hit with early exit at district tournament

Coach Jamison says “I’m done” and set for retirement after 25 years

Kentridge senior Dorian Thomas goes up for a lay up against Union in the second half. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter
Sarah Wright eyes down her opponent at the Tacoma Dome. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter

Wrestling: Kentwood’s Chase Baker takes crown, Kent-Meridian places top 10

Sarah Wright captures third place for the Conks.

Sarah Wright eyes down her opponent at the Tacoma Dome. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter
Kentridge sophomore Tia Schanbeck takes a three in the fourth quarter. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge girls take out Kentwood on the road

The Charger girls need one win to secure a spot in the state tournament

Kentridge sophomore Tia Schanbeck takes a three in the fourth quarter. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kentwood's Mason St. Louis using a screen from freshman Brandon Tagle. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter
Kentwood's Mason St. Louis using a screen from freshman Brandon Tagle. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter
Sarah Wright is the lone qualifier from Kentwood on the girls side. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter

Kent wrestlers have strong showings at regional competition

In local Kent high school wrestling action, Kent-Meridian took second place at 3A regionals while Kentridge took third in 4A. Kentwood placed eighth in the… Continue reading

Sarah Wright is the lone qualifier from Kentwood on the girls side. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter
Kent-Meridian senior Tariq Hill and Kentwood junior Blake Stempniak each will be huge contributors to their teams’ playoff runs. BEN RAY, Sound Publishing
Kent-Meridian senior Tariq Hill and Kentwood junior Blake Stempniak each will be huge contributors to their teams’ playoff runs. BEN RAY, Sound Publishing
Kentwood leading scorer freshman Brandon Tagle driving to the hoop. Photo Credit: Ben Ray/ The Reporter

Kentwood beats buzzer; ends K-M win streak 75-73

Kentwood took down rival Kent-Meridian on a last second buzzer-beating shot 75-73 Jan. 10 inside the Kent- Meridian High School gymnasium. It improved the Conquerors’… Continue reading

Kentwood leading scorer freshman Brandon Tagle driving to the hoop. Photo Credit: Ben Ray/ The Reporter
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Arizona’s NHL rookie Guenther assigned to Kent-based Thunderbirds

WHL team loads up on talent; 10 players taken in NHL Draft; Guenther 9th overall pick in 2021

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Ex-Kentwood star Courtney Vandersloot to play for New York Liberty

Point guard leaves Chicago Sky; will join former Storm star Breanna Stewart in New York

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Kent Parks staff seeks halt to bad behavior at youth basketball games

Email sent from city after coaches, parents verbally abuse officials, players

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Emerald Downs in Auburn releases 2023 stakes schedule

Purses worth $1.24 million scheduled for 23 featured races; season runs May 6 to Sept. 17

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Kentridge freshman Jayla Brown takes the ball down the floor on a fast break. Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing

Basketball: Kentridge girls fall to Decatur in middle of playoff race

Kentridge High School lost just its second North Puget Sound League (NPSL) girls basketball game of the season to the Decatur Gators, 50-39, on Jan.… Continue reading

Kentridge freshman Jayla Brown takes the ball down the floor on a fast break. Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing
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Gonzaga women’s basketball to honor ex-Kentwood star Vandersloot

WNBA player to have Gonzaga jersey retired and hung at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane

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Kentridge senior Dominic Randhawa plays tight defense on a Federal Way player. Photo Credit: Dee Torres

Federal Way drops Kentridge boys in heavyweight bout

Eagles pull away in second quarter en route to 76-62 victory

Kentridge senior Dominic Randhawa plays tight defense on a Federal Way player. Photo Credit: Dee Torres
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Kentwood High boys and girls basketball teams fall to Tahoma

Bears dominate Conquerors in both NPSL games

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Kentwood senior Sarah Wright after her first win of the night. Photo Credit: Ben Ray/ The Reporter
Kentwood senior Sarah Wright after her first win of the night. Ben Ray/Sound Publishing

Kentwood’s Sarah Wright goes undefeated at girls wrestling meet

Kentwood, Kentridge, Kent Meridian and Kentlake compete beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Kentwood High School.

Kentwood senior Sarah Wright after her first win of the night. Photo Credit: Ben Ray/ The Reporter
Kentwood senior Sarah Wright after her first win of the night. Ben Ray/Sound Publishing
Pickleball Rising license plate, designed by Laramie Studio in Seattle (Seattle Metro Pickleball Association)

Washington pickleball fans may may soon have special license plate

Enthusiasts are teaming up on a bill for a special plate. Proceeds would build and maintain courts.

  • Jan 19, 2023
  • By Jerry Cornfield jcornfield@soundpublishing.com
Pickleball Rising license plate, designed by Laramie Studio in Seattle (Seattle Metro Pickleball Association)
Kentlake’s Omari Williams dishes a pass to a teammate. Photo Credit: Ben Ray/ The Reporter

King Showcase: Kentridge boys and Kentwood girls come out on top

Kent high school basketball teams went 2-1 in the accesso ShoWare Center King Showcase on Jan. 16. Kentlake and Kentridge boys had teams represented, and… Continue reading

Kentlake’s Omari Williams dishes a pass to a teammate. Photo Credit: Ben Ray/ The Reporter
Kentwood freshman Brandon Tagle plays defense against Auburn. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter

Basketball: Kentwood drops close game to defending state champs

On Jan. 13, the Kentwood Conquerors fell to the Auburn Trojans, 65-61, ending the Conks’ three-game win streak. The loss dropped them into a tie… Continue reading

Kentwood freshman Brandon Tagle plays defense against Auburn. Photos by Ben Ray/The Reporter
Freshman Brandon Tagle and sophomore Mason St. Louis of Kentwood are locking down the Wenatchee Panthers. Photos by Ben Ray/Kent Reporter
Freshman Brandon Tagle and sophomore Mason St. Louis of Kentwood are locking down the Wenatchee Panthers. Photos by Ben Ray/Kent Reporter