Kent City Varsity Track

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WE are the Kent City Athletic Hall of Fame: 2020 Inductee Denny DeVos

Established in March 2014, the Kent City Athletic Hall of Fame is now in its seventh year of existence.  Since its inception, the Kent City Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has chosen 26 individuals and two teams to cement their place in Kent City Athletics’ history.   This year, five individuals will take their rightful place

Kent City athlete relishes second chance — Comeback Kid Will Wright

Just before Christmas, New 8 ran a story on Kent City senior Will Wright, documenting his return to the hardwood one year after sustaining serious injuries from an accident on his way to school.  Unsure if he would be able to participate in athletics, Wright returned in the spring to run track, where he was

2018-2019 Champions’ Picture Scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 2019

On Tuesday, June 4, we will be taking the 2018-2019 edition of the Champions’ Picture at Kent City High School.  In its fourth year, the Champions’ picture is an opportunity to celebrate the success from year in Kent City Athletics.  Members of the teams who won championships throughout the year are encouraged to attend for

Kent City Athletic Weekly 6-3 — 6-8

It should come as no surprise that the weather cancelled games on Saturday and pushed our schedule into another week. This year’s weather as a whole has been anything but cooperative. Every season (fall, winter, spring) has seen cancellations due to weather. The weather has not stopped us from having a great year though. There

Kent City Athletic Weekly 5-27 — 6-1

On Wednesday, I did something I have never done before, I attended the Meijer West Michigan All-Star Meet at Reeths Puffer High School in Muskegon.   I also made my three kids attend as well, because like I told them as we were piling into our car, this will be the last chance you will have

MSU track signee wins prestigious statewide award, then backs it up

Last night at the 41st annual Meijer West Michigan All-Star Invitational at Reeths Puffer high school, senior Lauren Freeland was presented with a plaque honoring her for being chosen as the Class C Rich Tompkins Multi-Sport Award winner.   Just minutes later, she took to the track in the 1600 meter against some state’s best and

Zara Weber signs letter of intent to play basketball for Olivet College

On her final day at Kent City High School, senior Zara Weber made her college plans official, signing her letter of intent to attend Olivet College in the fall and play basketball for the Comets.  A three sport athlete for Kent City, Weber was a part of seven CSAA championships, two district championships, and one

Kent City Athletic Weekly 5-20 — 5-25

We’re not done yet!  At this time of year, I am often asked about my plans for the summer, but to be quite honest with you, I have not put much thought into it.   Spring sports do not really allow for that kind of long term planning.  Instead, you have to take it day by

Lauren Freeland wins the Rich Tompkins Multi-Sports Award for Class C

Lauren Freeland is an awards machine.  The senior picked up some more state-wide recognition as the recipient of the Rich Tompkins Multi-Sports for class C as chosen by the Michigan High School Coaches Association (MHSCA).  Each high school in Michigan can nominate one senior male and one senior female student athlete from their school who

Boys and Girls Regional Track and Field Preview

On Friday, our track team will be heading to Saugatuck to compete in at their regional meet. The Eagles have had a great year thus far. Their work ethic and dedication had paid off as they score big points both individually and as a team. We have many chances to score at this meet. On