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Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

The student news site of John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy Torch

Cougars Sophomore team Hunts the J-Hawks In a 49-0 Win

Cougars Sophomore team Hunts the J-Hawks In a 49-0 Win

Isaac White, Alyx Goldensoph, and Merideth Langton September 22, 2021

In Kennedy’s 49-0 win over Jefferson Friday, Sept. 17. Sophomore Anthony Franklin controlled the ball almost every play in the first half. Franklin scored 4 touchdowns in the first half alone. Sophomores...

Diver Lacey Neighbor (JR) competing in the butterfly portion of an all-diver 200 Yard Medley Relay.

Kennedy Cougars Battle Iowa City West Swimmers

Sonja Woerner, Writer September 17, 2021

Kennedy’s Women's Swimming and Diving was coming off of seven consecutive wins. With that momentum behind them, they dropped their second loss of the season to the ICW Trojans. On Tuesday, Sept. 14,...

Kennedy Girls Basketball is Hosting an Open Gym

Kennedy Girls’ Basketball is Hosting an Open Gym

Jasmine Hite, Writer September 16, 2021

Always dreamed of becoming a part of an ankle-breaking team? Kennedy will be hosting an Open Gym, tomorrow Sept. 16 from 7- 8:30pm in the Main Gym. All women grades 9-12 are welcome to attend the event. This...

Kennedy Varsity Football Game Canceled

Kennedy Varsity Football Game Canceled

Molly Martin, Writer September 15, 2021

The Sept. 17 Kennedy varsity football game against Jefferson was cancelled. In a statement to KCRG, Jefferson High School officials stated that the J-Hawk varsity football team will not play Friday against...

Colin Flannagan (#36) walks to huddle with the rest of the Cougars.

A Fading Football Tradition

Noah Hargrafen, Writer September 14, 2021

When thinking about football, the first players that come to mind are the Patrick Mahomes, Davante Adams and Tyler Goodsons of the world. Seldom do people appreciate good fullback play, delivering lead...

Kennedy Trap Club is holding a meeting Sept. 8 in preparation for the 2021-2022 year.

Kennedy Trap Club Prepares for the Season

James Belding, Writer September 7, 2021

The Kennedy Trap Club will hold a Parent Support Group meeting Wednesday, Sept. 8 in the cafeteria 6-8 p.m. The meeting will cover membership dues, recruiting sponsors, future meeting times and answer...

Varsity Football in Iowa City

Varsity Football in Iowa City

Molly Martin, Photographer September 2, 2021

The Kennedy Cougars kick off the 2021 football season tonight, Friday, Aug. 27.

Kennedy Football Kicks Off the 2021 Season In Iowa City

Molly Martin, Writer August 27, 2021

Kennedy High School football is back for the 2021 season. The Cougars will face the Trojans at Iowa City West in the first 5A game of the regular season. The sophomore team kicks off at 5:00 p.m. Friday...

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...

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