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

Football Below Freezing

Football Below Freezing

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

It’s a Team Thing

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

Boys Cross Country at State

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

Sophomore Diver Makes a Splash

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

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

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

Rowdy for the Wrong Reasons

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 ...

Boys Cross Country Run for a Chance at State

Boys Cross Country Run for a Chance at State

Savanna Sievert, Writer

October 8, 2019

Kennedy Boys Cross Country is off to a fast start in 2019, and with the number one runner in the state, they have the momentum to keep it going.  Jacob Greene, senior at Kennedy and number one runner in the state, got first at the Eastern Iowa CC Classic with a time of 16:01.42. Teammate and seni...

Cougar Optimism at Kingston Stadium

Cougar Optimism at Kingston Stadium

Lindsey Matus, Writer

October 3, 2019

The Kennedy Cougars kicked off the season with a win, the final score being 21-10 against the Jefferson J-Hawks. During the second game against the Linn-Mar Lions, the cougars bagged another win. The game ended 46-7. With a winning streak of three on the line, the Cougars refused to go down in their thi...

Veering up for VolleyBall

Veering up for VolleyBall

Alex Sullivan, Writer

October 1, 2019

Kennedy Women's 2019-2020  Varsity Volleyball team has a new coach and new motivation. Michelle Goodalle stepped down last season after coaching for 20 years. The team had a score of 14-9 last season and 8-13 the year before. The Cougar's new coach is Robin Fonck. Fonck had been head freshman coach, head JV ...

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