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Kennedy Student Achieves an Albatross

Simeon Jauhiainen, jr., takes a chip-shot at the Boys JV golf meet at Hunter's Ridge Golf Course on Sept. 29
November 9, 2020

Simeon Jauhiainen, a junior on the Kennedy High School Boys Golf team, accomplished a golf shot called an albatross at Twin Pines Golf Course on October 14. An albatross is achieved when a player hits...

Kennedy Cross Country Prepares for State Qualifiers

The Boys Varsity Cross Country team at the start line on Oct. 8 at Seminole Valley.
October 21, 2020

The Kennedy High School cross country teams will run in the state qualifiers meet at the Dubuque Soccer Complex in Dubuque, Iowa on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Girls race begins at 4 p.m. and the Boys race...

Cross Country at Western Dubuque

Erica Schulte, sr., powers towards the end of the Girls Varsity race in Western Dubuque, dodging raindrops as masked attendants watch on.
October 5, 2020

The Kennedy High School’s Men and Women’s Cross Country teams ran at the Western Dubuque Invitational Thursday afternoon.  The men’s varsity team came in second place led by Miles Wilson, so....

Battle on 42nd Street: Kennedy Girls Varsity Against Xavier

Kennedy basketball player on Xavier player who has possession of the ball.
February 17, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb 11, the Girls Kennedy Varsity Basketball Team faced the Xavier Saints at the battle of 42nd St.  The game proved to be a battle as both teams fought hard throughout the game. Players...

Excite Night: Kennedy Cougars Take On Liberty Lightning

Action shot from the game of Kennedy versus Prairie
February 7, 2020

The Kennedy sophomore Boys’ Basketball Team squeaked out the win on Tues Feb 4 against the sophomore Iowa City Liberty Lightning.  Throughout the entirety of the game, the score remained close. Both...

Roll Cougars

Josh White intently playing defense to stop the Prairie Hawks last Friday, Jan. 31.
February 6, 2020

The Kennedy Varsity Men’s Basketball Team faced the Iowa City Liberty Lightning Bolts on Feb. 4.  The Cougars tipped off with Caleb Schlaak, jr., and began the game with an invigorating dunk from...

Swimming to State

Swimming to State
November 18, 2019

The Kennedy Swim and Dive team made it to state. At their last competition, Kennedy placed 21 in the state. The state competition took place November 8. Kennedy had three swimmers place in the top 20 in...

The Kennedy Cougars are Headed to the Dome

The Cougars playing at Kingston Stadium.
November 15, 2019

This Friday the Kennedy Varsity Football team will be playing at the UNI-dome in hopes of the win that sends them to the big game. If victorious, the team will get the opportunity to compete in the championship...

Football Below Freezing

Kennedy Football player taking the field at Kingston Stadium.
November 8, 2019

The playoff season continues for the Kennedy Cougars tonight when they face off against the Urbandale J-Hawks at Kingston Stadium. So far, the Cougars have lost only one of their 10 games. The J-Hawks...

It’s a Team Thing

The Kennedy Varsity Dance Team performing their pom routine at Prairie's Stack the Stands.
November 5, 2019

Competing with the Kennedy Varsity Dance Team is an honor that freshman Grace Braden dreams about. She is currently on the team, but only as an alternate for competitions. However, being a team is not...

Boys Cross Country at State

Jacob Green, sr., running in his green and gold uniform at a cross country meet along side a Prairie runner.
November 4, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, the Kennedy Boys Cross Country team ran at the state meet.  The meet took place in Fort Dodge, Iowa at the Lakeside Golf Course. Jacob Green took third at the meet with a time...

Friday Football Game VS Dodgers

Friday Football Game VS Dodgers
November 1, 2019

The Kennedy Cougars start off their playoff run tonight against the Fort Dodge Dodgers at Kingston Stadium. This season, the Dodgers have lost three of their nine games and the Cougars have only lost...

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