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Battle on 42nd Street: Kennedy Girls Varsity Against Xavier

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

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 of both sides lunged toward loose balls, muscled their way to rebounds, and drove their way throug...

Excite Night: Kennedy Cougars Take On Liberty Lightning

Action shot from the game of Kennedy versus Prairie

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 teams traded the lead, and the end of this match left viewers in disbelief.   Nearing the en...

Roll Cougars

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

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 Paul Cory, sr. The dunk was assisted by a slick back cut pass from Kenzie Reed, fr. Throughout ...

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 their respective events. During regionals, Kennedy had seven top three finishes, placing third...

The Kennedy Cougars are Headed to the Dome

The Cougars playing at Kingston Stadium.

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 game. The Cougars are facing off against Dowling Catholic Highschool at the dome. Dowlin...

Football Below Freezing

Kennedy Football player taking the field at Kingston Stadium.

Joel Dillman, Writer

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 have lost three. This season, the J-Hawks have scored 346 points. The Cougars have scored 412 points...

It’s a Team Thing

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

Nolyn Melsha, Writer

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 just about competing. For freshman Grace Braden being an alternate is not a problem. She loves b...

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.

Savanna Sievert, Writer

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 of 15.35. Overall for the entire season, Green was 4th. The next closest runner for Kennedy was ...

Friday Football Game VS Dodgers

Friday Football Game VS Dodgers

Joel Dillman and Kaylia Richards

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 one. In total, the Cougars have scored 349 points and the Dodgers have scored 319. The Dodgers...

Sophomore Diver Makes a Splash

Kennedy swimmer preparing to dive into the pool at their meet.

Annie Haars, Writer

October 17, 2019

Sophomore diver Audrey Leno secures 7th place out of 21 divers at Cougar Invitational last month.  The Cougar Invite was held on September 28 at the Kennedy Pool. Leno was one of the four divers that competed for Kennedy, and has been diving for two and a half years. Before that she was in gymna...

Kennedy Women’s Cross Country Team is Plagued by Injuries and Illness

The Kennedy Girl's Cross Country team racing down the winding path at their meet.

Anabel Bradley, Writer

October 16, 2019

Plagued by injuries and illness, the Kennedy Women's Cross Country team still holds hope to make it to state for the second year in a row. The women's cross country team was ranked 11th last season but is not in the top 15 this year. Many runners have been unable to run for various reasons such as...

Rowdy for the Wrong Reasons

Kennedy student section focused on the game while the cheerleaders perform.

Olivia Riley-Schmelzer, Writer

October 11, 2019

 Kennedy High School is known for their ability to demonstrate support and encouragement for the football team on the field. Unfortunately, this level of respect has not been shown toward the cheerleaders.  It started with the student section asking the cheerleaders to pick up items they dropped ...

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