Pepin Harper embraces her son Elijah Harper, 9, after he received a medal from Kent State University’s gymnastics and cheerleading teams on September 23, 2017 at the Akron Children’s Hospital Marathon Race Series. Elijah underwent an emergency surgery to have a brain tumor removed that could’ve ended his life.
Kent State middle fielder Helen Harper passes the ball down the field on September 29, 2017. Kent State lost 0-1 to Miami University.
Kent State forward Kortney Keller cheers for her teammates on September 29, 2017. Kent State Field Hockey lost 0-1 to Miami University.
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Hayden Pascoe gets up after colliding Western Michigan on October 2, 2016 during her soccer game. Kent State won against Western Michigan Sunday afternoon 5-1.
Kent State Center Adonis De La Rosa makes a layup at his home game on November 22, 2017 in the MAC Center. Kent State lost their game against Southeast Louisiana 66-70.
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Kent State sophomore Lexi Mantas (9) misses a pass at her home game in Kent on November 10, 2016. Kent State lost their game against Ohio University 1-3.
Participants jubilate at GentleBrook's Bill's Rock Em Races in Hartville, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Lake High School hosted the event for people with developmental disabilities to participate in multiple track and field events for precious metals.
A group of boys play a game of pickup basketball in Taipei, Taiwan on July 1, 2016.