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Molly Joyner, jr., jumps the hurdles during one of her events.

Photos: Kennedy Track Competes at Xavier

Merideth Langton, Photographer May 1, 2021

On April 27, the Kennedy Boys and Girls Track and Field teams competed at Xavier High School for the Xavier Invitational.

Competitors in the boys’ 3200 meter race run past partially-empty stands at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Kennedy Competes at the Drake Relays

Noah Hargrafen, Writer April 30, 2021

The weekend of April 24, Kennedy High School athletes participated at the Drake Relays for track and field. Kennedy had three athletes qualify: Brenden Linde, jr., in the high jump, Brody Lovell, sr.,...

The Kennedy Dance Team performs during the Girl's and Boy's Basketball halftimes.

Dance Team Auditions Are Next Week

Jasmine Hite, Writer April 27, 2021

Kennedy High School’s varsity dance team will have auditions available the week of May 3. If you enjoy performing to astonishing crowds with amazing moves, dance team is for you. Tryouts take place...

Caleb Schlaak dribbles down the court at a home game against Washington.

Caleb Schlaak: Player of the Year

Alyssa Friedley, Writer April 26, 2021

For the second year in a row, Kennedy High School’s Caleb Schlaak received the title Player of the Year for Boys Basketball. Schlaak started playing varsity basketball in the second half of his freshman...

The Kennedy Women’s Varsity Tennis Team plays in two competitions on Saturday, April 24.

Kennedy Girls Tennis Off to a Strong Start

Grace Niemuth, Writer April 24, 2021

The Kennedy Women’s Varsity Tennis Team has had a successful season so far. Although their season is just getting started, they’ve shown that they are tough competition. Out of the seven meets they’ve...

Max White, sr., Drew Bartels, sr., Brody Lovell, sr., and Reid Pakkebier, sr., after placing first in the shuttle hurdle relays.

Kennedy Cougars Break Record at Drake Relays

Jami Martin-Trainor, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

The Kennedy Cougars took first place in the shuttle hurdle relay at the Drake Relays with a time of 57.95 seconds.  Senior runners Reid Pakkebier, Drew Bartels, Max White and Brody Lovell beat their...

Local track meets are held at Kingston Stadium.

Drew Bartels Breaks Kennedy High School Record

Neenah Alyassiri, Writer April 22, 2021

Drew Bartels sr., smashed the Kennedy High School record for the long jump April 15, qualifying him for the upcoming Drake Relays. Bartels will compete in four events at Drake that began April 21. He is...

The Kennedy varsity boys bowling team prepares to compete at the state competition.

Kennedy Boys Bowling Competes at State

Neenah Alyassiri, Writer March 3, 2021

The Kennedy High School varsity boys bowling team competed for a state title on Tuesday, February 23rd.  The boys finished in sixth place in the 3A division.The team's first match was led by Lucas Dolphin,...

Cael Knox, sr., with 7th place medal from 2021 wrestling state competition.

The Kennedy Wrestling Team At State

James Belding, Writer February 26, 2021

The Kennedy Wrestling Team’s work paid off this week as they powered through the state competition. During this time, eight wrestlers from Kennedy grappled at the state title.  Ashtin Falck, jr.,...

Kennedy wrestling is prepared to hit the mat at the state meet.

Kennedy Wrestling Team Grapples With COVID-19

James Belding, Writer February 19, 2021

The stands in the Kennedy High School gym sit quiet while the wrestling team plays.  Unlike previous years, spectators were banned as part of the precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. The team...

From left to right: Coach Diane Bader, Jaxon Robinson, so., Cayden Foye, fr., Carson Musil, jr., Dakota Harris, jr., Lucas Dolphin, so., Alex Hume, so. and Coach Scott Bader. Coach Dick Bader is not pictured.

Kennedy Boys Bowling Team Makes School History

Dylan Sines and Neenah Alyassiri February 19, 2021

The Kennedy High School Boys bowling team made school history on Wednesday, Feb. 18. For the first time since Bowling was sanctioned by the Iowa High School Athletic Association, a Kennedy team won the...

Lucas Dolphin, a sophomore at Kennedy runs during his cross country meet.

Kennedy Student Nominated for Athlete of the Week

Maggie Talbott-Malone, Writer February 10, 2021

Lucas Dolphin, a sophomore at Kennedy High School, is nominated for athlete of the week on KCRG.  Dolphin is a part of two sports at Kennedy, both cross country and bowling. Recently Dolphin bowled...

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