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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State junior Julia Mazanec throws the ball back to the pitcher on April 30, 2022.

Softball falls to Western Michigan despite strong pitching performances

Isabella Schreck, Reporter May 3, 2022

All three games in the Kent State softball team’s weekend series against Western Michigan came down to pitching performance. “We were evenly matched,” coach Eric Oakley said. “It was just two...

Author and culture critic Roxane Gay speaks at first Anti-Racism and Equity Institute event

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 30, 2022

Roxane Gay, New York Times Bestselling author of “The Bad Feminist,” spoke about systematic racism and white fragility in the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute’s inaugural event Tuesday in the Student...

Kent State graduate student Madyson Cole breaks for home base.

Brownfield’s grand slam gives softball its fourth MAC series win this season

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 29, 2022

The score was 1-1 with bases loaded for the Kent State softball team in the top of the sixth inning against Akron. Then fifth-year utility player Brenna Brownfield hit her first grand slam of her college...

Covid numbers continue to rise as semester closes out

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 28, 2022

Covid-19 numbers on campus are up by 42 percent, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard. There were 44 covid-19 cases reported on Kent State’s main campus the week of April 17. A total...

Kent State senior Brooklyn Whitt goes for a bunt.

Softball scores most runs in two seasons against Toledo, wins series 2-1

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 25, 2022

The Kent State softball team defeated Toledo by nine points in Saturday’s second game, its second offensive explosion of the day after scoring seven points in game one. But in the final game of the...

Kent State senior Brooklyn Whitt goes for a bunt.

Softball wins first series in long final stretch of conference games

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 20, 2022

The Kent State softball team’s series against conference competitor Northern Illinois was split going into the final game of the weekend. Then freshman pitcher Kylie Ringler threw her first shutout,...

Softball and gymnastics to receive facility renovations to improve play and safety

Softball and gymnastics to receive facility renovations to improve play and safety

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 20, 2022

The softball complex and gymnastics practice gym will be renovated starting this summer, addressing key facility issues and safety concerns. “This has been a long time coming,” head softball coach...

Participants of the Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event pass the M.A.C. Center Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Athletic facilities named to honor important supporters of Kent State sports 

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 14, 2022

Six athletic facilities have been named to honor impactful supporters of Kent State’s sports programs. The Golden Flashes Club, annual donors to Kent State athletics, announced the news in a press...

Kent State senior Sarah Haxton warms up on beam during the gymnastics competition against Bowling Green at the M.A.C. Center on Feb. 20, 2022.

Haxton leads KSU gymnasts at NCAA regionals

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 6, 2022

Kent State gymnastics coach Brice Biggin said he felt goosebumps after seeing sophomore Sarah Haxton’s 9.900 performance on the uneven bars at the NCAA regional. “I just felt so good for her because...

Members of the Kent State gymnastics team celebrate after beating Western Michigan to claim a share of the MAC regular season championship.

Gymnasts earn regular season title after third-highest score in program history

Isabella Schreck, Reporter March 14, 2022

At the end of Sunday’s gymnastics meet in Kalamazoo, the scoreboard read: Kent State 196.850, Western Michigan 196.725. And the faces of the Kent State gymnastics team read jubilation. The Flashes...

Kent State announces four-time All-American as new volleyball coach

Kent State announces four-time All-American as new volleyball coach

Isabella Schreck, Reporter March 12, 2022

New Kent State volleyball coach Haley Eckerman said she wants to push her new team of athletes to be the best competitors and people they can be.  “Sometimes you get coaches who are just about wins,”...

Kent senior Samantha Henry mounts the balance beam during the gymnastics competition against Bowling Green at the M.A.C. Center on Feb. 20, 2022. The judges gave Henry a score of 9.075 for her performace on the balance beam.

Gymnastics improves on beam, posts highest score in two years

Isabella Schreck, Reporter March 7, 2022

In its last meet, the Kent State gymnastics team scored its worst event score in two years on beam.  This week, the Flashes scored their highest on beam since March 2018. “It was something that...

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