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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...

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

Kennedy Student Achieves an Albatross

Merideth Langton, Writer 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...

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

Kennedy Cross Country Prepares for State Qualifiers

Anabel Bradley, Writer 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...

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

Cross Country at Western Dubuque

Anabel Bradley, Writer 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....

Kennedy basketball player on Xavier player who has possession of the ball.

Battle on 42nd Street: Kennedy Girls Varsity Against Xavier

Zaidin Boehmke, Writer 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...

Action shot from the game of Kennedy versus Prairie

Excite Night: Kennedy Cougars Take On Liberty Lightning

Zaidin Boehmke, Writer 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...

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

Roll Cougars

Zaidin Boehmke, Writer 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

Samuel Miranda and Joey Young 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 Cougars playing at Kingston Stadium.

The Kennedy Cougars are Headed to the Dome

Jami Martin-Trainor, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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