Sports

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  • Jun 13, 2008

More than just coaches

Jason Evans guided the Kentlake baseball team to a historic finish this season. And did so despite the loss of his father, Dale Evans, in mid-April.

  • Jun 13, 2008
Kentwood’s Nick Zografos is part of a rare breed these days: a three-sport standout. Zografos will graduate from Kentwood with 10 varsity letters in his prep career. This past school year

KW’s ‘SHOW-HOW’ LEADER

Nick Zografos unquestionably is a special athlete. But at no point during the senior’s four years at Kentwood High did he consider simply specializing in one sport.

  • Jun 11, 2008
Kentwood’s Nick Zografos is part of a rare breed these days: a three-sport standout. Zografos will graduate from Kentwood with 10 varsity letters in his prep career. This past school year
Kentwood High School’s Jessie Genger was dominant at the net in the fall

Jill-of-all-trades Kentwood junior is Female Athlete of the Year

Basketball or volleyball? Volleyball or basketball? When it comes to Kentwood High’s Jessie Genger, coaches tend to have different opinions on which is her better sport. Understandably so. Genger, a 5-foot-11 junior, has been equally impressive in both the last several years. This past fall and winter, however, the agile and athletic Genger turned a corner, leading to the obvious question: When it comes to college, which will she choose?

  • Jun 10, 2008
Kentwood High School’s Jessie Genger was dominant at the net in the fall

Hague selected by Pittsburgh Pirates

Matt Hague had to wait a little bit longer than anticipated for the second year in a row.

  • Jun 9, 2008

ON DECK

TODAY

  • Jun 9, 2008

Big players, big performances

Kentwood’s Nick Zografos proved this year to be a rare breed: the three-sport standout. There weren’t many of them among the boys this prep season. Zografos’ all-out athletic assault helped him capture The Reporter’s Male Athlete of the Year honors.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Kentwood’s Marley Prothero is hugged by a friend after winning the state 200 IM title in the Class 4A finals at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Covington-Maple Valley female athletes impressed in ’08

Kentwood junior Jessie Genger was far from alone among female prep athletes to shine during the 2007-2008 school year. From the volleyball floor to the basketball court, the swimming pool, the fastpitch diamond and everything in between, Covington and Maple Valley athletes impressed during every season. Below is a look at a handful of female athletes from the three local schools (Kentwood, Kentlake and Tahoma) who were in the running for The Reporter’s second-annual Female Athlete of the Year award.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Kentwood’s Marley Prothero is hugged by a friend after winning the state 200 IM title in the Class 4A finals at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Western Washington Broadcast Calendar

Broadcast sporting events in Western Washington for June 7 through June 11.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Matt Hague

Auburn-Riverside diamond duo awaits MLB Draft

Matt Hague is trying to remain even keel. The sweat is already beading up in the palms of Stephen Foster with equal parts excitement and nerves. Kyle Buchanan, on the other hand, won’t sweat a drop anticipating what might unfold Thursday and Friday during Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft. And while all three — Kentwood’s Hague, Auburn Riverside’s Foster and Auburn’s Buchanan — will be brought together during the next couple days through a shared boyhood dream, all very well could be going different directions come Saturday.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Matt Hague
Kentwood’s Rui Li had a second-place medal in the bag after last week’s Class 4A state golf tournament

Kentwood girls golfer sacrifices medal to keep values intact

Good morning, Rui Li. We don’t know each other – you’re a Kentwood High School teenager; I’m a 40-something in the work world. We probably don’t have a whole lot in common athletically – you like to use golf courses for their intended purpose of playing golf; I’d much rather run on them in a cross country race. It appears there is one little thing that ties us together, though – and a lot of other people, too: Doing the right thing.

  • Jun 3, 2008
Kentwood’s Rui Li had a second-place medal in the bag after last week’s Class 4A state golf tournament

PREPS OF THE WEEK

ANDY ENDERS

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kentlake’s Brianne Bilbrey slides home just ahead of the tag of Tahoma catcher Lauren Gazdik during Tuesday’s game. Kentlake went on to beat Tahoma

SOFTBALL KL, KW off to hot starts

P itching. Hitting. Both have played key roles in Kentlake’s success on the softball diamond through the years.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kentlake’s Brianne Bilbrey slides home just ahead of the tag of Tahoma catcher Lauren Gazdik during Tuesday’s game. Kentlake went on to beat Tahoma
Kentwood goalie Mitch Pombrio (left) makes a save against Tahoma during the first half.

SOCCER

Kentwood bounces back, stops Kentlake

  • Jun 2, 2008
Kentwood goalie Mitch Pombrio (left) makes a save against Tahoma during the first half.

PREPS OF THE WEEK

DOUG CHRISTIE

  • Jun 2, 2008

PREPS ON DECK

MONDAY

  • Jun 2, 2008
Brandon Cinkovich

Sixth-ranked Falcons off to soaring start

Sixth-ranked Falcons off to soaring start

  • Jun 2, 2008
Brandon Cinkovich

ON THE SIDE

‘On the side’ is a glance at the week’s top ticket, streaks, numbers and miscellaneous sports rumblings involving Covington and Maple Valley.

  • Jun 2, 2008

ON DECK

TODAY

  • Jun 2, 2008

Kentlake fends off KW in furious finish

The powers haven’t shifted on the South Puget Sound League North Division softball diamond.

  • Jun 2, 2008