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Royal 165-pound wrestler Jessie Neff pins his opponent early in the tournament. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Wrestling: Kent-Meridian sends eight to state

Royals took second in the district tournament at Todd Beamer.

Royal 165-pound wrestler Jessie Neff pins his opponent early in the tournament. Ben Ray / The Reporter
3A NPSL MVP Jaylen Petty dunks the ball against Lincoln in the first round of the playoffs. Ben Ray / The Reporter

NPSL All League basketball awards announced

Auburn, Kent and Federal Way school districts represented.

3A NPSL MVP Jaylen Petty dunks the ball against Lincoln in the first round of the playoffs. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Jayda Sparks

Sparks had two touchdowns and two interceptions for Kentridge flag football team

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Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Zak Strege

Strege is one of the captains of the Kentridge wrestling team and shows what hard work can do.

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Giovanni Mora Zorrilla takes a shot against the Kent-Meridian.

Kent School District and Special Olympics of Washington are perfect match

KSD is striving to have every school be a unified champion.

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Giovanni Mora Zorrilla takes a shot against the Kent-Meridian.
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Pictured: Kentlake High School’s cheer team. Kentlake won one category over Gig Harbor and 3A NPSL rival Auburn Riverside in the 3A Game Day Small event. The Falcons scored 77.6 just beating out the Tides, who scored 76.6.

Kentwood and Kentlake win state cheer titles

Cheerleaders bring home some hardware in three different categories.

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Pictured: Kentlake High School’s cheer team. Kentlake won one category over Gig Harbor and 3A NPSL rival Auburn Riverside in the 3A Game Day Small event. The Falcons scored 77.6 just beating out the Tides, who scored 76.6.
Kentwood High School’s Sarah Wright and her father, Dan Wright. Courtesy Photo

All the Wright moves: Kentwood senior and father form super combo

Sarah Wright excels on the wrestling mat and the softball diamond - and has the support system to back it up.

Kentwood High School’s Sarah Wright and her father, Dan Wright. Courtesy Photo
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Kent Reporter Athlete of the Week: Haley Engebo

Engebo has two interception returns for touchdowns and nine flag pulls

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Kent Reporter Athlete of the Week: Logan Davis

Davis went 4-0 with a win at a Kentwood tournament

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A halftime show consisted of a performance from the Kentridge unified dance team between the second and third games of the night. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Pack the Gym is a celebration of community

Unified basketball brings three Kent schools together.

A halftime show consisted of a performance from the Kentridge unified dance team between the second and third games of the night. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Junior Kaylee Guiles finds a hole in against Kent-Meridian. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent’s girls flag football teams make solid first impression

Kentlake reigns supreme, sitting at 2-0 after the first two games of the season.

Junior Kaylee Guiles finds a hole in against Kent-Meridian. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent Reporter Female Athletes of the Week: Ness Votiesek and Kiele Vaisese

Votisek and Vaisese are making a difference for the Kentwood unified team.

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Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Schuyler Wright

Wright is one of the hardest workers on the Conk team.

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Kent-based T-Birds goalie Ratzlaff chosen WHL Goaltender of the Week

Goalie stopped 62 of 63 shots in victory over Everett Silvertips

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Kentwood athletic director retires after 40 years

Kurt Phelps,graduated from Kentridge in 1980, is calling it a career after serving Kent community since 1984.

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Sebastian Arius of Auburn Mountainview dribbles through the Todd Beamer High School defense in a January game.

Promotion and relegation in high school sports? I say yes | Commentary

Keeping a balance in each sport is more important than basing athletic competition on school population.

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Sebastian Arius of Auburn Mountainview dribbles through the Todd Beamer High School defense in a January game.
Auburn High School’s Jaylen Petty, left, with coach Ryan Hansen. Courtesy photo

Auburn High’s Jaylen Petty joins 1,000 point club

The junior reached the milestone in just 45 games with the Trojans.

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Kalia Washington goes up on a fast break lay-up vs. Decatur. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Hoops: Kentridge girls score huge win over Decatur

Chargers now sit in second place in the NPSL behind Tahoma.

Kalia Washington goes up on a fast break lay-up vs. Decatur. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Oksana Galiant

Galiant won her first tournament of the season at Fife High School

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Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Adonai Garza

Garza has won his last two tournaments for the Royals

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