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Sophomore Addison Swartzendruber runs at track meet.

Addison Swartsendruber Selected as Valley Division Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Molly Martin, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

Sophomore Addison Swartzendruber was selected as the Valley Division Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Swartzendruber won this honor after placing first in the 400 meter dash and sprint medley relay,...

Varsity Girls Soccer Defeats Dubuque Senior 8-1

Varsity Girls’ Soccer Defeats Dubuque Senior 8-1

Tori Paga, Photographer May 6, 2022

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Miles Wilson sprints to the finish line in a cross country race.

Miles Wilson Breaks Yet Another Kennedy Track and Field Record

Lizzy Hawkes, Writer April 29, 2022

Miles Wilson broke yet another Kennedy Boys' Track and Field record at the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Just five days ago, his record time for the 3,200 meter run was 9:25. On Thursday, he smashed this...

Grace Braden Competing Hurdles

Kennedy Athletes Head to Drake Relays

Sonja Woerner, Writer April 28, 2022

The Drake Relays, one of the most prestigious track and field events in the nation, are on April 28, 29 and 30. Kennedy has 21 athletes competing in an array of events. Qualifiers and their times are listed...

Junior Miles Wilson celebrates after breaking school record.

Junior Miles Wilson Breaks School Track and Field Record

Molly Martin and Lizzy Hawkes April 23, 2022

With his teammates cheering him on from the sidelines, junior Miles Wilson surpassed an Iowa commit and took home first place, simultaneously setting the school record in the Boys’ Track and Field 3,200...

Kennedy Mens Track celebrates their win at Muscatine Invite.

Boys’ Track Starts Outdoor Season Strong

Molly Martin, Managing Editor April 5, 2022

The Kennedy Boys’ Track team started their season off on the right foot with a win at Muscatie’s Sophmore and JV Invite. The Cougars' score of 175.00 points beat Pleasant Valley with 147.00, Muscatine...

Kennedy Boys Basketball Advances in the State Tournament

Kennedy Boys’ Basketball Advances in the State Tournament

Tori Paga, Writer March 10, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, the Kennedy Boys’ Basketball team faced the Waukee Wolves in the first round of the state tournament. Due to their win with a score of 61-55, the basketball team plays in the next...

Varsity Girls Basketball Ends Their Season

Varsity Girls Basketball Ends Their Season

Emma Beachner, Writer March 6, 2022

The Kennedy Girls Basketball team ended their season Feb. 19, 2022 in a game against Waukee Northwest with an overall win-loss ratio of 12-11 for the season. The team lost their head coach, Andy Courtney,...

Kennedy will leap into the state basketball competition next Wednesday.

School Canceled March 9 as Kennedy Boy’s Basketball Heads to State

Sonja Woerner, Writer March 2, 2022

Kennedy boys basketball is competing in the state tournament on March 9 at 10:30 a.m. against Waukee Northwest. The game will be held at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. All Kennedy classes, in-person...

Kenzie Reed, number one dribbles the ball down the court.

Kenzie Reed: The Person Behind the Jersey

Lizzy Hawkes, Writer March 2, 2022

With the roar of the student section cheering him on, junior Kenzie Reed continues to impress. He was named both All-Metro and All-Conference Player of The Year, leading class 4A in returning assists,...

Senior Jackson Bowman goes for a dunk in a game against Linn Mar.

Kennedy Boy’s Basketball Moves Into Post Season

Tori Paga, Writer February 25, 2022

The Kennedy boys varsity basketball team had a magnificent season with a total of 18 wins and  three losses in their regular season. The team was also the MVC Valley Division champions for the first time...

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