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EK Grad Brett Ekkens named Academic All-American!

EK Grad Brett Ekkens named Academic All-American!

From: http://athletics.mountunion.edu

TOWSON, Md. – Three University of Mount Union football players, senior offensive lineman Brett Ekkens (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) and defensive backs in senior Alex Ferrara (Independence/Walsh Jesuit) and junior Nick Driskill(Wabash, Ind./Southwood) have all been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Football Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The three selections match a school-record as Greg Micheli, Eric Safran and Derek Blanchard earned the honor in 2007 while Ferrara, Kyle Miller and Sam Kershaw were named in 2010.

KPS - Pay To Participate

KPS - Pay To Participate

From: http://www.kentwoodps.org

One of the strongest components of the Kentwood Public Schools is athletic programs offered to students of all ages. We continue to be very proud of the variety and scope of these opportunities because they afford our students rich experiences and great personal growth. Due to the recent shortfalls in our state budget allocations coupled with rising costs and expenses, it is necessary to require a participation fee for all student athletes.

The fee is paid once annually after the team roster is announced or by the end of the first week of practice.

WKTV hosts District 9 Youth Baseball Scoreboard Show

WKTV hosts District 9 Youth Baseball Scoreboard Show

WKTV, Wyoming Kentwood Television is hosting the District 9 youth baseball and softball Scoreboard Show LIVE Monday through Thursday nights at 10:00PM. The show has been a part of your community for many years. Mike Domagalski and John Edgerle bring  you up to date on District 9 scores and upcoming game locations and times. Catch interviews with players and coaches from championship teams as well as medal presentations for boys baseball and girls softball. Tune in on Comcast channels 24 and 25 and on U-verse channel 99 to be a part of this wonderful community showcase.

Dzenan Catic of East Kentwood Soccer named National Player of the Year by NHSCA

Dzenan Catic of East Kentwood Soccer named National Player of the Year by NHSCA

From: http://www.kentwoodps.org/

Dzenan Catic of East Kentwood Soccer was just named National Player of the Year by the NHSCA.  Dzenan a 2011 East Kentwood graduate was Michigan's Mr. Soccer, NSCAA All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year, and NSCAA Scholar Athlete recipient.  He carried a 3.8 GPA while at East Kentwood.

Dzenan recently signed a professional contract in the German Bundesliga with FC Kaiserslautern.  He is the first player ever from West Michigan to sign a professional contract in a European 1st Division.

Read the full press release here.

Kentwood wins district softball title with come-from-behind victory

KENTWOOD - For three years East Kentwood seniors Louise Fletke and Sara Bork didn't get  to hoist the district title trophy.

This year, however, in their last game on their home field, the two achieved district success. The Falcons defeated Caledonia 7-1 and Lowell 3-2 on Saturday to win the Division 1 softball district tournament.

In the finals, East Kentwood was down 2-0 after giving up a pair of unearned runs. Lowell returned the favor though, giving the Falcons a pair of unearned runs. With a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh, all-conference player Jade Garcia walked and stole second base.  Amanda Woodruff bunted her to third, before Bork hit the game winning single.

"All season long we have had clutch hitting from the top of our line-up to the bottom," said East Kentwood coach Sheri Hoving.

Great Spot to Read

Great Spot to Read

A quiet spot right off of 28th St? You'd call me crazy, and probably for good reason. But there's a small park with a fountain, benches, and often ducks, right in Kentwood, just off of 28th St on Woodlawn. It's a great spot to read and relax.