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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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Kent State graduate student Alexandria Whitmore stretches her legs at first base while she waits for the pitch during the double header against Toledo on April 15, 2023.

Softball bounces back after five-game losing streak

Robyn Taylor, Reporter March 11, 2024

Kent State’s softball team attended the Catamount Classic this past weekend in Cullowhee, North Carolina, looking to end its five-game losing streak.  The previous weekend, the team attended the...

Third baseman Kyle Jackson starting off for the Kent State Golden Flashes into the game against Youngstown State University March 7, 2023.

Bring out the brooms: Baseball opens up MAC play with series sweep

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor March 11, 2024

The Kent State baseball team outscored Central Michigan by 15 runs in the final game of the weekend to sweep the series against the Chippewas. “We're starting to pitch it and swing it better,” coach...

Edinboros Jack Kilner tries to pull out Blake Schaeffers leg for a takedown during their Mid-American Conference quarterfinal match on March 8, 2024.

Wrestling misses out on national qualifiers, finish 11th in MAC Championships

Andrew Gold, Reporter March 11, 2024

Sophomore 197 lbs. Blake Schaffer, the third seed in his weight class, needed to finish in the top two on Saturday at the Mid-American Conference Championships to punch a ticket to the National Tournament. Schaffer...

Kent State Freshman Janae Tyler catches the ball after an unsuccessful attempt to score by a Ball State player during the game on March 6, 2024.

Women’s basketball falls to MAC leader in regular-season finale

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor March 10, 2024

Over the last six matches, the Kent State women’s basketball team is 6-0 against Toledo.  Saturday, in the final regular-season game of the year, the Flashes (18-10, 13-5 M.A.C. Center) lost their...

Men’s track and field capture second title, women’s with best finish in 10 years at MAC Indoor Championship

Jacob Shondel and John Hilber March 8, 2024

The Kent State men’s track team won the Mid-American Conference indoor championship as the women’s team finished second in the indoor championship this season.  The Director of Track and Field,...

Guard Katie Shumate dives for the ball in the game against Ball State University on March 6, 2024.

Three-game winning streak snapped in final home game of season

Emily Lowen, Reporter March 7, 2024

Over the last three games, the Kent State women’s basketball team has limited its opponents to an average of 58 points. Wednesday, Ball State (25-4, 14-2) was the fifth Mid-American Conference opponent...

Softball keeping optimistic mindset after difficult weekend

Robyn Taylor, Reporter March 7, 2024

After winning six of its previous nine games, the Kent State softball team dropped four of five games in the Ole Miss Classic tournament.  They started the weekend with a win, earning a season-high...

Outfielder Josh Johnson, a then-senior, swings at the ball during a game against Akron on April 15, 2023.

Clear the bases: Baseball slays Dragons in home opener

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor March 7, 2024

Kent State’s baseball team had its back against the wall against Tiffin University, going into the bottom of the ninth inning as the Flashes faced a 7-5 deficit. After a leadoff double by senior first...

Head coach Kenni Burns leads the team to the tunnel before the Northern Illinois game on Nov. 25, 2023.

Football to face multiple high-profile opponents in 2024-25 season

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor March 5, 2024

The schedule for the Kent State football team’s 2024-25 season was released Tuesday, and the Flashes will have their plate full to start the season. In the first week of the season, KSU will play...

REACTION: Caitlin Clark breaks NCAA scoring record

Demetri Manousos, Reporter March 5, 2024

In Caitlin Clark’s final home game as an Iowa Hawkeye, she needed 18 points to break Pete Maravich’s scoring record, which had stood unbroken since 1970. In the final seconds of the first half,...

Freshman Kolton Schaller is congratulated by coach Jeff Duncan as he passes third base April 30, 2023.

Baseball gets back on track with first series win of season

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2024

Kent State’s baseball team closed out its 11-game streak away from home to start the season with a series win against Jacksonville State. The team got off to a good start, as the Flashes took both...

The Kent State softball team celebrates after a home-run.

‘Most fun I’ve had in four years’: Softball team off to a hardworking, exciting season

Robyn Taylor, Reporter March 3, 2024

Jessica O’Donnell, the softball team's new coach, brings 12 years of coaching experience to the team.  The season has just started, and after the first nine games, O’Donnell said she has noticed...

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