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Emerald Downs attendance up 16% in 2023; handle down 10.6%

Auburn track concluded 52-day, live-racing schedule on Sept. 17

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Kent-based Thunderbirds open WHL season on the road at Wenatchee Wild

Opener Sept. 23 followed by home debut Sept. 30 against Portland at ShoWare Center

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

Action from the first full week of athletics | Around the Sound Sports

Sports reporter Ben Ray takes a closer look at prep football action throughout South King County.

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

Kent Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week: Shannon McLain

Kentlake Falcon freshman soccer player.

Shannon McLain
Cayden Kujala

Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week: Cayden Kujala

Kentlake senior runs cross country

Cayden Kujala
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Kent Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Week: Charles Shaffer

Shaffer is the cross country team captain.

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Kent Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week: Haley Swanson

Swanson is coming off a season ending injury in 2022 and looking to have a good season in 2023.

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Kent Museum to feature Seattle Thunderbirds hockey exhibit

Exhibit opens Sept. 16 and goes through Oct. 14

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

Opening weekend for prep football | Around the Sound Sports

Sports reporter Ben Ray takes a closer look at prep football action throughout South King County.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Head Coach Randy Robbins working with wide receivers. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Kent-Meridian football’s new coach looks to the future

Randy Robbins takes over the Royals as they turn the page on the gridiron.

Head Coach Randy Robbins working with wide receivers. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kent-Meridian Junior Kyle Brown goes up for a jump ball in the 32-29 victory. 
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Sound Publishing

Football: Kent-Meridian wins thriller over Thomas Jefferson

History was made inside Federal Way Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 14. The Kent-Meridian Royals took down the Thomas Jefferson Raiders in an exhilarating last… Continue reading

Kent-Meridian Junior Kyle Brown goes up for a jump ball in the 32-29 victory. 
Ben Ray
Sound Publishing
Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.

Fall sports preview in South King County | Around the Sound Sports

Welcome back to the Around the Sound Sports podcast! This episode takes a closer look at opening day matchups for high school athletes in South King County.

Around the Sound Sports podcast is hosted by Ben Ray. Email benjamin.ray@soundpublishing.com.
Kentlake cheer team. Photo courtesy of Allison Humphreys

Athletes of the Week: Kent’s high school cheer teams

To kick off the 2023 school year, the Kent Reporter is showcasing each school’s cheer team.

Kentlake cheer team. Photo courtesy of Allison Humphreys
Seahawks QB Geno Smith keeps his eyes down field. (Maria Dorsten Photography)

Seahawks fans come out in droves for Kids Day

Hawks close out public practices and will face the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 19 for their final preseason home contest.

Seahawks QB Geno Smith keeps his eyes down field. (Maria Dorsten Photography)
Arpit Bhagat up to bat for Mavericks at the Kent Cricket Ground. (Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)

Kent Cricket Ground plays host to Northwest Cricket League

A sport growing in popularity in the states has the chance to get even bigger.

Arpit Bhagat up to bat for Mavericks at the Kent Cricket Ground. (Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)
Amy Griffin coaching the U.S. Deaf National Team. (Photo courtesy of Amy Griffin)

Federal Way’s Amy Griffin leads OL Reign Academy

Decatur High School grad coached at UW for 24 years and was on the 1991 World Cup winning team.

Amy Griffin coaching the U.S. Deaf National Team. (Photo courtesy of Amy Griffin)
Current home for cricket in Marymoor Park, with the green cricket pitch in the center, is labeled “Marymoor Cricket Community Park Stadium” and is located near the soccer fields. (Courtesy of Google Maps).

Microsoft CEO announces cricket stadium coming to Seattle area

Seattle Orcas co-owner discussed plans during Major League Cricket championship match.

Current home for cricket in Marymoor Park, with the green cricket pitch in the center, is labeled “Marymoor Cricket Community Park Stadium” and is located near the soccer fields. (Courtesy of Google Maps).
First-round pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba is ready to go at Lumen Field. (Photos by Ben Ray / Sound Publishing)

Seahawks host mock game at Lumen Field | Preseason football 2023

“It’s great to get back in front of our fans in front of Lumen,” said QB Geno Smith.

First-round pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba is ready to go at Lumen Field. (Photos by Ben Ray / Sound Publishing)
Devin Bush in front, working on his hands with fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner. (Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)

Seahawks 2023 training camp under way at VMAC in Renton

For the second day in pads, the Hawks look to build on a great ‘22 season and prepare for the new one.

Devin Bush in front, working on his hands with fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner. (Photos by Ben Ray/Sound Publishing)
These photos show bruises on Rainier Middle School players. (Courtesy of Auburn Police Department)

Auburn baseball coach’s pitching drill leads to investigation

A parent contacted police and reported the Rainier Middle School coach for abuse of his child

These photos show bruises on Rainier Middle School players. (Courtesy of Auburn Police Department)