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Emerald Downs to allow fans this horse racing season

At 25% capacity under state guidelines; fans were banned last year due to COVID-19

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Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds promote Colin Campbell to president

Will oversee hockey and business operations

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Dion Earl/File Photo

Former Kent pro soccer team owner sentenced for tax fraud

Dion Earl receives another year in prison in addition to sexual assault sentences

Dion Earl/File Photo
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T-Birds drop two players from roster for ‘inappropriate racial comments’

Comments, actions directed toward teammate in locker room

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Kentwood football. FILE PHOTO

Limited number of fans can attend Kent high school games

Change in policy that banned fans due to COVID-19 restrictions

Kentwood football. FILE PHOTO
Seattle Thunderbirds captains/assistant captains Henrik Rybinski, Keltie Jeri-Leon, Matthew Rempe and Tyrel Bauer. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Thunderbirds

T-Birds name captains for Western Hockey League season

Henrik Rybinski, Keltie Jeri-Leon, Matthew Rempe and Tyrel Bauer

Seattle Thunderbirds captains/assistant captains Henrik Rybinski, Keltie Jeri-Leon, Matthew Rempe and Tyrel Bauer. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Thunderbirds
Conner Roulette (34) returns for the shortened Seattle Thunderbirds season that begins Friday, March 19 against Spokane at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Lieese, Thunderbirds

T-Birds players pumped to return to play at ShoWare Center in Kent

Western Hockey League opener set for March 19

Conner Roulette (34) returns for the shortened Seattle Thunderbirds season that begins Friday, March 19 against Spokane at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Lieese, Thunderbirds
Kentlake High players practice in preparation for playing Kentwood on Friday night, March 12. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

No fans to be allowed at NPSL, Kent high school games

COVID-19 protocol to keep spectators away; games to be livestreamed

Kentlake High players practice in preparation for playing Kentwood on Friday night, March 12. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter
Jennifer Whitaker atop 2020 Horse of the Meeting Dutton at the opening of training March 5 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs

Training begins at Emerald Downs for 2021 season

210 horses at Auburn track

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Jennifer Whitaker atop 2020 Horse of the Meeting Dutton at the opening of training March 5 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Emerald Downs
Courtesy Photo, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds

Four T-Birds games to be shown on television in March

Three against Portland, one against Spokane on JOEtv

Courtesy Photo, Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds
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High school football players prepare for showtime in Kent

After seven-month delay, teams hit the practice field

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Cade McNelly of the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 2019-2020 season. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

Seattle Thunderbirds to open hockey season against Spokane March 19 in Kent

No fans to be allowed at games; WHL offers streaming service

Cade McNelly of the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 2019-2020 season. COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
Lucas Ciona is expected to be one of the Seattle Thunderbirds players who will return to play in March at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds

T-Birds, city of Kent modify agreement so hockey can return to ShoWare Center

Portland Winterhawks also expected to play home games in Kent

Lucas Ciona is expected to be one of the Seattle Thunderbirds players who will return to play in March at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
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Don McConnaughey

Longtime Highline College coach, athletic director dies at 90

Don McConnaughey was the ‘architect of the Highline College athletic department.’

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Don McConnaughey
COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Thunderbirds
COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse/Thunderbirds
Wilson Playfields, 13028 SE 251st St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Two city of Kent sports complex fields reopen

Wilson Playfields, Hogan Park at Russell Road taking reservations; no tournaments yet

Wilson Playfields, 13028 SE 251st St., in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Riverbend Driving Range in Kent closes for $1.5 million renovation

Facility expected to reopen in May; 14 driving range stalls to be added

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Kelyn Rowe. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders sign Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe

Rowe, 29, is a Federal Way High School graduate.

Kelyn Rowe. COURTESY PHOTO, Seattle Sounders FC
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Kent high school athletes can begin in-person training Feb. 15

District releases start date for conditioning prior to March seasons

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The city of Kent’s Riverbend Driving Range will get 14 new stalls as part of a third and final phase of renovations. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Renovations continue at city of Kent’s Riverbend Driving Range

14 new driving stalls to be added

The city of Kent’s Riverbend Driving Range will get 14 new stalls as part of a third and final phase of renovations. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent