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…

Kennedy’s Back In The Finals

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com HILLSBORO, Ore.–  When Kennedy took the ball over after Brody Ballard’s second touchdown rush of the game and the second half that had Monroe up 12-7 on the Trojans, the butterflies and nerves were there of course. But, as they began to march down the field in their 14-12 comeback win,…

TRL Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Sophia Carley recieved Tri-River League Honors while Laura Beyer recieved Coach of the Year for a Trojan squad that went 16-0 in league and are 29-1 overall entering the 2A State Playoffs. Here is the complete list: Player of the Year:  Sophia Carley, Kennedy Coach of the Year:Laura Beyer, Kennedy…

Silverton, Kennedy Goes The Distance

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  We may have a new rivalry in the works. Yes most ideal rivalries happen in the same classifications when you could feasibly play once-a-year, but hey, with ten minutes between Kennedy and Silverton anything can be possible. With it being Senior Night for the 5A Foxes Volleyball squad and…

Chemeketa Volleyball Takes Rogue To Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa Volleyball may just be turning the corner coming out of their third NWAC South Region Game to Rogue Community College out of Grants Pass. Having battled through the injury bug, learning a new coaches philosophy in Paul Carter and a tough preseason slate, the Storm caught the Osprey’s…

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…