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Wrestling Team Earns Academic All-State for 5th Consecutive Year; #3 in Division 4.

  Even though the wrestling season has ended, the team received news last week that it had earned academic all-state honors for the 5th consecutive season.  According to Michigan Grappler, the team’s 3.48 GPA of its top 14 varsity wrestlers earned 3rd place in Division 4.  It finished behind Clinton at 3.60 and Leslie at

Jayden Williams Earns All-State Honors; Zane Kik Falls One Match Short.

       Jayden Williams and Zane Kik made their way to Ford Field to represent the Eagles at the Individual Wrestling State Finals March 6-7.  Jayden was able to capitalize on his second and final trip to the finals by wrestling his way to a 3rd place finish in the 119 lb weight class

Kent City Athletic Weekly 3-9 — 3-14

The adrenaline is still high from Friday — two days later. Case and point — Friday when the trophy ceremony was done in Lansing at Royal Scot Bowling Center, I texted Bill Crane to let him know I was on my way to Kent City at 6:59 p.m. I rolled into the Kent City Parking

Jayden Williams finishes 3rd in the State; Zane Kik loses in the blood rounds

Kent City’s Jayden Williams entered this weekend’s tournament seeded in 3rd place with one trip to the finals last year during his junior campaign.  The senior did not disappoint this season, finishing in 3rd place in the 119 lbs.  Williams won his first match on Friday, an 8-2 decision over sophomore Nathan Peters from Memphis. 

Kent City Athletic Weekly 3-2 — 3-7

The seventh Kent City Athletic Hall of Fame class was officially inducted on Friday evening and the same message was prevalent among this year’s inductees: the positive impact that participating in athletics as Kent City High School has played on their lives.   We are now up to 30 individuals and two teams but are always

Williams and Kik Qualify for the Individual State Meet at Ford Field

        This past Saturday, 6 Eagle wrestlers competed in the individual regional at Carson City with a chance to qualify for the MHSAA Individual State Finals at Ford Field on March 6-7.  All 6 wrestlers competed well, but only Jayden Williams and Zane Kik were able to advance to the finals, becoming 1

Kent City Athletic Weekly 2-24 — 2-29

I am extremely thankful for the student-athletes at Kent City Community Schools. In addition to their dedication to their respective programs at practices and in the off-season, we are blessed with some very helpful young adults. This week was a prime example. On Friday, we hosted six middle school wrestling teams in the Nest with

Eagle of the Week — Zane Kik

To say that wrestling has had a major impact on the first 14 years of Zane Kik’s life would be a commercial idea for Hotels.com and Captain Obvious.   It is safe to say that Kik has spent nearly every weekend in the winter growing up in a high school gymnasium across west Michigan at a

Kent City Athletic Weekly 2-17 — 2-22

Believe it or not, our winter sports season is quickly coming to an end.   It seems like it has really gone fast this year, but last weekend marked the beginning of the post-season for our wrestling team.  Always the first to start post-season contests, the wrestling team will be followed by our boys and girls