West Avoids Sweep. STP’s Herbie, Santiam’s Sendlinger Honored

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  It was a good reunion of three former competitors, four if you include the Coach on the field, of the old Tri-River League baseball teams Sunday afternoon on the turf at Linfield College. St. Paul’s Justin Herberger and Kennedy’s Angel De La Rosa, who weren’t at Saturday’s doubleheader at…

Kennedy Advances To 2A/1A State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– With two strong defenses going up against each other for a spot in the 2A/1A State Title Game, it came down to one-hit that helped lift Kennedy over North Douglas to go to the Title Game Friday. Matter of fact, the 1-0 result was unique in that the…

Dayton Rallies Back To Beat Kennedy 7-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.– Kennedy’s defense showed vast improvement from Monday’s game versus Scio to Tuesday’s game versus Dayton on the road. Having jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the Pirates, the Trojans didn’t allow that big crooked number to appear on the scoreboard as Dayton slowly clawed back into the game….

Scio Opens Season With Big Win Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.– It’s weird to see someone not named Tressa Reidman in the circle for Kennedy when they open up the 2019 season against Scio at home Monday afternoon. Nonetheless, against a young Logger team in front of them that lost their fair share of Seniors from last season, Grace…

Kennedy Takes Fourth Over Santiam

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.-  The last time Santiam and Kennedy met on February 13, the Wolverines squeaked out a 50-44 win to steal the second automatic bid out of the Tri-River League entering the Field of 16. Fast forward to Saturday morning, it looked as if Santiam would be running away with the…

Kennedy Rolls By Sheridan

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.– Kennedy had a plan for Sheridan’s shooters: Give them nothing easy. They were inspired by their loss Friday to Chemawa and though they gave up seven early, first half fouls in their 63-44 win over the Spartans, the Trojans smothered Sheridan’s shooters and relied on their shooters in Luke…

Kennedy Advances To Tournament Final With Win Over OES

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– With Sophia Carley on the bench for much of the first half versus Oregon Episcopal School with two early fouls, Kennedy had to pick up the slack in the post against the scrappy Aardvark squad in front of them. They led 26-19 at the halftime break, but Ellie Cantu…

Kennedy’s Defense Shines In Win Over Gervais

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  If defense breeds Championships, then teams across the State are in for a wild ride when it’s time to take on Kennedy. Looking for their third 2A State Championship Title in four years, the Trojans defense has allowed 33.3 points through it’s perfect 10-0 start following their 62-35 win…

Kennedy Gets Revenge On Sheridan, On To 2A Semi’s

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SHERIDAN, Ore.–  It seems strange to see Sheridan this far into the postseason, a matter of fact prior to this year they weren’t in the playoff picture since 2010 when they reached the 3A Quarterfinals before falling to Cascade Christian in Medford of that season. Since then, the Spartans haven’t seen…

Kennedy’s Lopez Wins District Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald3@gmail.com LEBANON, Ore.–  It was a weird feeling when Kennedy’s Alejandra Lopez was approaching the finish line in the 3A/2A/1A Special District 2 Cross Country race Thursday. Weird in that she wasn’t in the shadow of Kaylin Cantu, having finished District Runner-up to the 2018 Trojan graduate the last three-years at the…

Kennedy Defeats Salem Academy In Three, Wins Gold Bracket Championship

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy found themselves in a dogfight versus Harrisburg Saturday afternoon during the Salem Academy Tournament after a nice strong start to their fifth-game of the day in the Gold Bracket semi-final round. But, after their 25-18 win, the Eagles began to challenge them as Harrisburg took the second set…

Wrapping Up Jamboree Week

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.—As the sun sets on the eve of the season and the opening week of the season, the Kennedy Trojans were some of Oregon’s final teams to get their jamboree’s in before Week one of the season starts this upcoming week. For the Trojans, Saturday evening’s scrimmages with Rainier, La…