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…

Silver Falls 14U Holds Off Santa Maria To Start Western Nationals Bracket

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Over the Marion Bridge in West Salem, the bracket play for the 14B Western Nationals were starting up early Wednesday morning at the Wallace Marine Sports Park. And as three games were going on, including the Silver Falls Fusion 14U squad against Santa Maria from Southern California, the bats…

First Time! Kennedy Softball Brings Home First Ever Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–For the first time ever, the Kennedy Lady Trojans are bringing home the State Championship Trophy back to Mount Angel. Nerves were there no doubt, but Tressa Riedman and her defense went to work as Riedman’s defense only permitted one hit in five innings. “There weren’t that many nerves just…