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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The Kent State softball team celebrates as 5th year Brenna Brownfield makes it to home base after making a two point home-run.

‘We’re going to catch people off guard’: Softball prepares for upcoming season under new coach

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor February 6, 2024

On June 21, 2023, Kent State softball announced the hiring of coach Jessica O’Donnell. She spent the last five seasons at Saint Francis University, where she led the Red Flash to three Northeast Conference...

Kent State senior Katie Shumate dribbles in toward the net during the wagon wheel game against Akron Feb. 18, 2023.

Sports roundup 2023: spring recap, fall preview

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief August 14, 2023

As the semester came to a close and the summer began, Kent State’s sports teams continued to bring in victories – with some programs even marking historic seasons. Track and field makes it to NCAA...

Emily Lippe (left) follows her foul ball alongside her teammates in the dugout during Kent States game against the University at Buffalo Apr. 25.

Softball takes mid-week series against Buffalo

Nico Crespo, Reporter April 26, 2023

The Kent State softball team took the midweek series against Buffalo, winning back-to-back series for the first time on the year. In game one, freshman Macy Irelan pitched seven innings, allowing just...

Toledo University fifth year Anna Dixon scrambles to reach a safe base as Kent State sophomore Savannah Wing and redshirt senior Alexandria Whitmore cut her off between second and third during the double header on April 15, 2023.

Softball plays on Devine Diamond for first time

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 19, 2023

On March 24, 2022, Director of Athletics Randale Richmond announced the plans to renovate Kent State’s softball team’s field. Last Friday, the Flashes finally played on the new Devine Diamond, named...

Kent State sophomore Jess Dodd steps up to batter during the final game of the double header against Toledo on April 15, 2023.

Softball loses two at newly renovated field

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 17, 2023

Kent State softball lost its fourth straight series against a Mid-American Conference team this season, falling two games to none against Toledo.  The  Rockets won both games against the Flashes with...

Softball loses two of three against Ohio

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 13, 2023

Kent State softball’s team gave up 22 runs in the three-game series against Ohio, losing two of three.  Ohio scored twice as many runs as Kent State (11).  Kent State’s record is now 10-25...

Softball ends four-game drought but loses series

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 12, 2023

Kent State’s softball team outscored Northern Illinois 12-11 over the weekend. Despite outscoring NIU, the Flashes lost two out of three games. Kent State’s record is now 9-23 overall and are...

A model during the Winning Way’s Student Athlete Fashion Show shows off his outfit to the crowd.

Winning Way’s student athlete show features NFL quarterback

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter April 11, 2023

As the lights dimmed, DJ Smillz’s music blasted, and the crowd cheered in anticipation for Kent State student athletes to take the KIVA stage.  Mario Nunez, senior entrepreneurship major and founder...

Missouri communities face a long road to recovery after a storm leveled homes and left at least 5 people dead

Nouran Salahieh, CNN April 6, 2023

CNN -- As a tornado-spawning storm system that walloped the Central US winds down, communities in southeastern Missouri are left sifting through the wreckage of what used to...

Softball loses double-header for its fourth-straight loss

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter April 6, 2023

Kent State's softball team averaged a Mid-American Conference worst 3.4 runs per game going into the series. Sunday, the Flashes scored just four total runs in two games against Robert Morris University,...

Softball splits conference opener with Ball State

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 20, 2023

Kent State’s softball team opened Mid-American Conference play, splitting a doubleheader with Ball State.  The Flashes scored 13 runs Friday against BSU. The team is eighth in the conference with...

Kent State’s first development program for assistant coaches

John Hilber, Reporter March 14, 2023

Assistant coaches from nine different Kent State varsity sports participated in the first Coaches Leadership Academy development program. “This is an opportunity to have something in-house, and it...

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