Santiam Holds Off Kennedy For Fifth-Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  This game goes back to the old adage of ‘control the controllable’. Battling for third-place in the Tri-River Conference, there’s a solid enough chance that the conference may get one of 2A’s four At-Large bids to the Cumulative Week playoffs that start on Monday.  Santiam and Kennedy met…

Trojans Win Fourth-Straight In 51-23 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy needed to be efficient with six girls on their roster this season.  And for much of the season have been looking like the Trojan squad that have raised havoc on 2A in years past. Tuesday afternoon rolled around.  Western Christian.  Another opportunity to try to lock-up the second-place…

Kennedy Refocuses, Advances To Quarters

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  Just like that going into the second inning, Kennedy found themselves down 3-0 to Central Linn in the opening round of the 2A/1A State Playoffs.  The Cobras strung together a few hits against Riley Cantu to get the runs across the board before Cantu settled in and allowed…

Santiam Takes Kennedy The Distance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.– If Santiam just cleans up the little things, but keeps the same intensity as they did Tuesday against Kennedy, this group will be dangerous come next Spring in 2A/1A. They went into the game with the uncertainty of what was to come from the Trojan 10, but the…

Kennedy Continues To Roll, Defeats North Douglas 12-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– As much as their 12-0, five-inning win over North Douglas was a nice revenge after the last time the two teams met in the 2A/1A State Title game two years ago, it was still a humbling experience as their last meeting. For the Trojans, the 9-0 start is…

Kennedy Wins Showdown With North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.—This was probably one of the premier games of the day, week and perhaps the year that happened Saturday afternoon. North Marion and Kennedy baseball.  Powerhouse in 4A and Powerhouse in 2A/1A.  Together.  On the ionic field at Bob Brack Field at North Marion High School. The 2-1 ball game…

Trojans Roll To 6-0 With Win Over St. Paul

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  It was a vastly different kind of game Monday evening when St. Paul traveled to Kennedy to play the Trojans. Kennedy took advantage of the Buckaroos youthful mistakes in their 13-3, six-inning victory to start the third week of the six-week season, but St. Paul had forced the…

1A-6A Softball/Baseball Salem-Area Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com 1A-6A Softball Round-Up from around Salem: 6A/5A Softball Abbi Covalt went 3-for-4 with an RBI in McNary’s 18-0 win over North Salem. Heather Ebner hit the first home run on the Celtics new softball field. Karaline Pfeifer, Kaitlyn Horn and Perla Gallegos collected a hit in for the Vikings. South Salem…

Trojans Win TRC Over Salem Academy, Finishes 16-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  It seems weird that eight-short weeks ago that this game, Salem Academy-Kennedy on April 7, 2021 for the Tri-River Conference title may have not been a possibility with Marion County in the ‘Extreme’-Risk level. But once the county had dropped to High right before the start of the…

Kennedy Sweeps Colton On Senior Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  It was an emotional day for sure for the five Kennedy Senior Volleyball players: Senior Day. For Emma Beyer, Kelsey Kleinschmit, Ellie Cantu, Elise Suing and Hailey Arritola, this was their final home game until the league playoffs next week as they embarked on the ultimate challenge of…

Reyes, Kennedy Take OT Victory Over Salem Academy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  Instant Classic.  Slobber-knocker.  A Knockdown, drag-out fight. Call it what you’ll like, but following the 18-12 overtime win for Kennedy had a special meaning for Senior running back David Reyes. Bent on one knee following his game-winning score at around the 50-yard line of the Trojan sideline, he…

Cross Country Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Stayton Cross Country Invitational Stayton had won the girls race as Hope Bridge (fourth), Maddy Mitzel (fifth) and Sarah Wolf (sixth) finished sixth as the Eagles finished with 36 team points.  Regis’ Julia McLoughlin won the girls race at 21:22, Scio’s Athena Lau (22:11) was second and Myranda Marquez of Woodburn…