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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State redshirt senior Andrea Scali pitches during the first game of the doubleheader on April 30, 2022.

Softball out-hits Buffalo but falls in two-game series Tuesday 

Isabella Schreck, Reporter May 6, 2022

The Kent State softball team totaled three more hits than the competition in its series at Buffalo Tuesday. But the Flashes could not manage to score in either of their two games against the Bulls,...

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...

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...

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...

Kent State graduate student Madyson Cole bats during the second game of the double header on March 25, 2022.

Softball prepares for stacked MAC schedule, aims to improve for championships

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 10, 2022

Kent State softball coach Eric Oakley said this year’s team is unlike any he has had before. The Flashes lost six starters and seven players total from a team that finished third in the Mid-American...

Randale Richmond is director of athletics at Kent State University.

Kent State wins Jacoby Trophy for top women’s athletics program

Megan Becker Reporter June 19, 2021

The Kent State women's athletic program was awarded with the Jacoby Trophy this month by the Mid-American Conference for having the top program during the 2020-2021 academic year. This award marks the...

Amelia Perdue with both her parents at a volleyball tournament she participated in when she was in high school.

Like mother, like daughter: How 4 KSU athletes followed their mothers into Division I sports

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter May 19, 2021

For decades, sons have followed their fathers into athletics. Before they played in the National Football League, Peyton Manning starred at University of Tennessee and Eli Manning played at University...

Family members and guests were encouraged to stand with their graduates and congratulate them before receiving their diplomas on May 13, 2021.

Class of 2021 reflects on Kent State, COVID experiences as in-person commencement ceremonies resume

Editor's Note: The following story has been updated to include photographs of graduates Gianna DaPra and Jordan Bigelow. High fives were exchanged and excited cheers rang through Centennial Court Green...

Bradley and Tonti, who have been together since they met on Tinder a year ago.

Couple finds love despite uncertainty of dating apps

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 17, 2021

“Should I swipe right or left?” “What if they did not like my pictures?” These are typical questions that go through the minds of those who go on dating apps and want to find love. Online dating...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, provided by the LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner Elizabeth Liz Napoles, right, works alongside with National Guardsmen who are helping to process the COVID-19 deaths to be placed into temporary storage at LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner Office in Los Angeles. California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths, the second-highest daily death count, on Saturday, Jan. 16, and the nations most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus. Public health authorities in Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom. It was identified in a man who recently spent time in the county. The man has traveled to Oregon, where he is isolating. (LA County Dept. of Medical Examiner-Coroner via AP, File)

US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths

(CNN) -- As the US approaches 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, new cases have been trending down but multiple states are reporting cases of new variants of the virus.The US recorded 1.5 million...

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