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Kent-Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Angie Depano

Depano has a firey spirit and demonstrates tenacity at meets.

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Dominic DesMarais stares down the Liberty batter. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentridge pitching silences Liberty bats in 7-3 win

Chargers right-handers DesMarais and Lambarena allow just three hits combined.

Dominic DesMarais stares down the Liberty batter. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Zach Hernandez rears to go in the batters box against Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent 2024 prep baseball season preview

No Kent school has made the state tournament since 2018, but these teams look to change that.

Zach Hernandez rears to go in the batters box against Kentridge. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Genesis Miller

Miller has shown work ethic that is needed to be a leader in fastpitch.

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Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Ryan Gullard

Gullard has shown tremendous leadership through the first week of the season.

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Kentwood HC Blake Solomon holds his arm in the air in celebration after beating Olympia. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood boys take fourth inside Tacoma Dome

Conks go 3-1 and take fourth in a convincing 22-point win over Skyview.

Kentwood HC Blake Solomon holds his arm in the air in celebration after beating Olympia. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Cora Mehl

Mehl gives 100% effort and has a can do attitude.

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Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Otto Wirba

Wirba was voted most inspirational by his teammates and always has a smile on his face.

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Kentlake alum and current University of Washington senior starting pitcher Jared Engman. Courtesy Photo

Track the Grad: Jared Engman

The Kentlake High School alum was named the ace of the UW pitching staff, and eyes MLB draft

Kentlake alum and current University of Washington senior starting pitcher Jared Engman. Courtesy Photo
Niki Boris takes a three pointer at Issaquah High School in the regional playoff round. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood hoops update: Girls fall, boys face Olympia in Tacoma Dome

Girls can’t overcome Eastlake, while boys run out of gas against Mount Si.

Niki Boris takes a three pointer at Issaquah High School in the regional playoff round. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kentwood High welcomes Alanna Vann-Young as new athletic director

The University of Montana grad is coming from Bishop Blanchet.

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Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Natalie Quinn

Quinn has been a pillar of Kentwood gymnastics and led the team as an all-around.

2024_0131_GYMNASTICS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBBY MULLIKIN
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Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Brandon Tagle

Tagle help lead the Conk basketball team to its first district championship since 2017.

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Kentwood swimmer in the fly section of the IM race. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood and Kentridge record points at state swim

Swimmer and diver recorded points at the King County Aquatic Center.

Kentwood swimmer in the fly section of the IM race. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Oksana Galiant face-to-face with her opponent in the state championship. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Mat Classic XXXV breakdown: Kent School District

Kentwood’s Wright and Kent-Meridian’s Galiant just miss titles.

Oksana Galiant face-to-face with her opponent in the state championship. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Tyler Lopez

Lopez is a natural born leader and has a bright future ahead of him.

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Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Liliana Delgado Hernandez

Delgado Hernandez has a fearless and positive attitude.

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Sophomore Brandon Tagle drives to the hoop in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kentwood boys basketball makes state for first time since 2020

Conks needed an extra quarter to get past SPSL champs Sumner on the road.

Sophomore Brandon Tagle drives to the hoop in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter
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