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Photos: Kennedy Softball Headed to State (Substate Semifinal and Final)

Photos: Kennedy Softball Headed to State (Substate Semifinal and Final)

Merideth Langton, Photographer July 14, 2021

This week, Kennedy's varsity softball team participated in the IGHSAU Substate tournament, competing for a spot in the State tournament in Fort Dodge. On July 10, Kennedy played in the semifinal game...

Girls Golf Hosts Divisional at Twin Pines

Girls Golf Hosts Divisional at Twin Pines

Merideth Langton and Jordyn Cory May 14, 2021

On May 10, the Kennedy girls golf team hosted the MVC Valley Divisional #1 Meet at Twin Pines Golf Course. The girls played against other local teams in their conference. The Cougars were led in scoring...

Photos: Teachers Recognized at Boys Soccer Game

Photos: Teachers Recognized at Boys Soccer Game

Merideth Langton, Photographer May 13, 2021

On May 4, Kennedy teachers were recognized prior to the varsity Boy's Soccer game for Teacher Appreciation Week. Each player invited a teacher to attend the game, and the teachers and players received...

Men's Varsity Tennis: Getting Ready to Serve at Districts

Men’s Varsity Tennis: Getting Ready to Serve at Districts

Grace Niemuth, Writer May 10, 2021

The Men’s Kennedy Varsity Tennis Team has fought a hard season this year. They’ve managed to win five matches this season. They’ve beat Iowa City High (7-2), Prairie (6-3), Dubuque Hempstead (5-4),...

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 Al-Yassiri, 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 Al-Yassiri, 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,...

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