Crusaders Roar To Life Against Kennedy

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The second quarter of Salem Academy’s 51-33 win over Kennedy became the dagger that the Crusaders were looking for and was what the Trojans hoped didn’t happen. Down 9-4 entering the second quarter Salem Academy settled in, created turnovers and worked the inside game against the Kennedy defense.  Picking…

Trojans Improve To 5-0 In Tri-River Conference Play

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Sheridan came out strong against Kennedy Monday night, but the Trojans were just that much better on this evening. What started as a 14-10 shootout slowly became a 23-12 by quarters end.  By halftime of the 79-47 Trojan victory, Kennedy led 57-29.  Strong play with rebounds fed into…

Dayton Invitational Round-Up

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–  McKay Girls dominated the Dayton Invitational with Sharlyn Gonzalez (100), Lizeth Chavez (105), Madylin Xiong (110) as they edged McNary 115-88 in the team results.  The Celtics saw Kaylynn Villalobos (120) and Caitlin Saldivar (170) won their weight classes and Kelsey Schmidt (170) and Kaliyanei Hill (125) finished second. …

Trojans Overcome Slow Start To Gervais For 68-37 Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  The scoreboard won’t do Gervais’ valiant effort against one of 2A’s best in Kennedy.  The Trojans won 68-37 in the Tri-River Conference contest, but for the first 16 minutes of the game it had felt like an eight-point game with Kennedy leading 36-22 at the halftime break. That…

Trojan Wrestlers Gearing Up In 2022

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Kennedy junior Alexandra Geschwill was walking Helene Bergmann through a drill that the squad was working on during Monday’s practice.  Helping out Bergmann understand what was being taught during the session as the Trojans prepare for the North Douglas Duals and the Bob Bishop Invitational at Willamina High…

Cantu Throws For 3 TD’s In Kennedy’s State Runner-Up Finish

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–  Kennedy has never been known as a passing team.  They’ve always had the horses in the backfield to never really have to turn to the passing game much outside of a few times a game. But against Coquille Saturday afternoon in the 2A State Title Game, they went to the aerial attack.  It was efficient…

Turkey Day Fun

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Not a lot of teams get to this point to practice on Thanksgiving.  But here they were, Silverton and Kennedy living the dream of having a Turkey Day practice. The focus was there with the Title Bouts for both teams on the horizon Saturday afternoon, the Foxes with Thurston…

Kennedy’s Defense Came In Clutch In 2A Semis Victory

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com GRANTS PASS, Ore.–  The Kennedy defense came through in the clutch when they needed it the most Saturday evening in Southern Oregon. In what looked like it was going to be another dominant win for the Trojans this evening, leading 21-0 entering the second half, their offense struggled a bit down the…

Kennedy Advances To Third Semis In Four Years

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Gaston had just snapped Kennedy’s shutout when Tristan Skill returned the Trojans kickoff to the endzone with 58 seconds left in the opening half. It was the third touchdown Kennedy surrendered since October 14, but the thing was in the Trojans 50-16 victory, there were 58 seconds left on the…

Trojans Clinch League Title With Perfect League Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.– Kennedy knew they couldn’t sleep on Salem Academy entering Friday’s regular season finale with the several athlete’s that they have. The Crusaders, though inexperienced entering the year, entered their season finale winners of four of their last five after starting the year 0-3.  Landon Iverson made the move…

Gervais Spoils Kennedy’s Senior Night

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MT. ANGEL, Ore.–  Lydia Berning had all eyes on her Tuesday night as the only senior being honored on Senior Night from the Kennedy Volleyball team as they hosted Gervais to end the season. It’s been a unique season to say the least for the Trojans as they finished up their…

Kennedy Slows Regis’ Pace In Homecoming Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Regis came out with a pep in their step when the second half started Friday night against Kennedy. Down 28-8, the Rams had their opportunities in the first half in the Trojans 34-14 win, but couldn’t execute as they would have hoped.  Kennedy jumped out to a 14-0…