2A Boys Basketball All-State Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Toledo’s Conner Marchant won the highest honor in Boys basketball as Player of the Year.  The Boomers Head Coach Eddie Townsend won Coach of the Year. Western Christian’s Payton Richardson and Alex Nicoli added to their accolades with first-team honors.  Kennedy’s Luke Hall capped a great Senior year with a Second…

Tri-River Conference Girls Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley received Tri-River Conference Player of the Year as the Trojans won the 2A State Championship this Winter. Here is the Complete Tri-River Conference Girls Basketball Honors List: First Team Sophia Carley- Kennedy Celi Vasquez- Gervais Ellie Cantu- Kennedy Sarah Halgren- Western Christian Isabel Vasquez- Gervais McKenzie Dodge- Santiam…

Kennedy Brings Home 2A State Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON, Ore.–  Kennedy left no doubt in their dominate 48-26 win over Monroe Saturday evening at the Pendleton Convention Center. The Trojans worked the inside game during the opening eight minutes while their defense did what do best: Shut down their opposition.  It was 17-4 after one. With how much of…

Kennedy Returns To State Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The challenge was there against the quickness and athleticism of Bandon to get to the State Championship Game Saturday night.  All they needed to do was to play soundly against the Tigers. Kennedy has been known for their defense, but they had to work a few things around the speed in…

Kennedy’s Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short Versus Crane

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SISTERS, Ore.–  Crane hasn’t been tested like this since their December 21 game against Union. The Mustangs, ranked number one in 1A, are use to the travel these long trips and coming to the Bend/Sisters-area have became a common place for them after snapping St. Paul’s 49-game winning streak on January…

Kennedy Denies Santiam’s Second-Half Rally In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MILL CITY, Ore.—  The Wild, Wild West has started with the pursuit of the second seed for the Tri-River Conference has started. Santiam, sitting with two league losses, held the second seed entering Monday’s game with Sheridan and Kennedy right on their heels.  The Trojans have been sneaky talented this season…

Kennedy Holds Off Gervais In TRC Showdown

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GERVAIS, Ore.–  Gervais put Kennedy on-watch when the Cougars jumped out to a 26-18 halftime lead on the Trojans Friday night. On-watch in that, when they’re on, Gervais can compete with the best teams in 2A despite the 45-40 result in favor of their Mt. Angel opposition. “We knew we had…

Kennedy Rebounds With Win Over Delphian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.–  The last week has been a difficult one for sure for Delphian coming off of their three-week lay-off from Winter Break. Playing their fourth game since last Monday, their second against an Elite 8 team in Kennedy, the Dragons opened the game on a 7-0 run against the…

Santiam Takes TRC Battle Over Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT.  ANGEL, Ore.– Both Kennedy and Santiam Boys Basketball proved again why every night in the Tri-River Conference is going to be like warfare. Physicality, athleticism and the unwillingness to go down without a fight illustrate between the Trojans and the Wolverines Thursday night was just another example of how tough…

Top 7 Stories Of 2019

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With New Years fast approaching the next week, it’s that time of the year to reflect on some of the interesting stories from this past year. But all-in-all, great moments as we enter 2020. Here is the Top 7 Stories of 2019: McKay’s Sanderson Steps Down. Say what you will about…

Western Christian Outlast Kennedy In Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  The buzz-saw that is Western Christian awoke in the third quarter of their 70-58 win over Kennedy Monday Night. The Trojans had came out in the opening half on the mental-high from their 62-61 win over Columbia Christian Saturday to cap the Kennedy Classic, spreading out the Pioneers…

Heppner Takes Battle Of Defenses Over Kennedy For 2A Title

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HERMINSTON, Ore.–  This was what you hoped for when the two best defense’s in 2A met Saturday afternoon at Herminston. When Jayden Wilson scored from two-yards out to push Heppner’s lead to 12-0 with 5:35, Wilson’s 57-yard scamper on the second play of the game was the lone scoring strike by…