Cuff Lead Trojans In State Championship Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  With how strong the arms of Ethan Kleinschmit and Andrew Cuff were this year, you had a feeling that Kennedy would be in good hands going into the 2A/1A State Championship Game Friday night at Volcanoes Stadium against Umpqua Valley Christian.   Cuff got the starting nod in the final…

Kleinschmit The Arm

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Kennedy Head Coach Kevin Moffat described three things with Ethan Kleinschmit as they prepare for their 2A/1A State Quarterfinal bout with Monroe. First is his work ethic, second is his poise on the mound and three is his command of the strike zone coming off Kleinschmit’s two-inning, 29-pitch…

Kennedy Falls To Culver In Series Finale

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Culver brought the fight to Kennedy’s doorstep Wednesday evening in Mount Angel throughout the three-game series with the Trojans, but more importantly that third and final game of the trilogy of games.  Sure the Trojans took game one 2-0 and pulled away for the 8-2 win in game two victory. …

Kleinschmit, Chemeketa Shuts Out Clackamas For Series Split

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Dylan Kleinschmit has been on a tear his freshman year at Chemeketa Community College. Coming into this Spring, the 2021 Trojan graduate was slotted to be a reliever for the Storm.  His first two appearances were in relief before picking up his first start March 18 against the…

Western Christian Hands Kennedy First League Loss Since 2018

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  One does not beat Kennedy easily.  But Western Christian found a way to get it done against the Trojans Wednesday afternoon, handing Kennedy their first league loss since May 4, 2018 when the Trojans fell to St. Paul 9-0.   The Pioneers had to out-Kennedy Kennedy, a tall-task but they…

2A Boys Basketball All-State List

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Western Christian’s Gary Hull won 2A Coach of the Year and Logan Morrill of Knappa won Player of the Year in 2A.  Here’s the complete List: First Team Riley Cantu, Kennedy John Pass, Salem Academy Gunner Rothenberger, Toledo Austin Sladek, Western Christian Diego Aguilar, Jefferson Second Team Sam Hess, Illinois Valley…

Kennedy Improves To 4-0 With UVC Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ROSEBURG, Ore.–  The last two days have been good for the Kennedy baseball team as they continue their hot start to the season this Spring.  And Tuesday was a continuation of their Monday’s success as they handed Umpqua Valley Christian their first loss of the season. “It was good to get…

Hopkins The Leader

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Jenna Hopkins has entered her junior season as captain of the Trojan team.  Embracing the role while taking lessons from the senior class from last year and taking it into this year to help lead a young Kennedy squad on the diamond. It’s something that she doesn’t…

Western Christian Holds On To Defeat Kennedy

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com PENDLETON. Ore.– Kennedy played as well as they could Thursday afternoon.  But Western Christian found, and took advantage of, those little opportunities to advance to the 2A State Semi-Final Round Friday.  Defeating the Trojans 46-43 Kennedy led 6-0 early.  Hung tough during the run the Pios made and rallied from a…

TRC Girls Basketball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Salem Academy’s Derek Imig and Gervais’ Kyle Buse were named Co-Coach of the Year as the two squads went one-two in the Tri-River Conference League Standings in 2022. The Crusaders’ Annabelle Brawley was named TRC Player of the Year. Here’s the complete list: First Team Annabelle Brawley-Salem Academy Olivia Haines-Colton Izzy…

Western Christian Outlast Kennedy, Advances To TRC Title Game

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGLE, Ore.– With the regular season drawing to an end and the conference league schedules the same, there’s almost certainty that both the Kennedy and Western Christian Boys basketball teams making the Field of 16 here in a few days in some fashion. The Trojans were ranked sixth to the Pioneers…

Geschwill Makes Kennedy History

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ALBANY, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Alex Geschwill knew that the pressure was there entering her OSAA Girls Special District 4 Semi-Final match with West Salem’s Samantha Gagnon.  No Trojan girls wrestler has gotten to the Big Show, which is the State Wrestling Tournament as the Kennedy junior prepared for her big match that…