Trojans Finish 3A State Runner-Up

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– Kennedy had their chances in the first half of the 3A State Finals to keep pace with their Cascade Christian Challenger opposition Saturday night.Despite spotting the Medford-based team a 14-0 lead to start the game off a early fumble and a nicely put together drive by Cascade Christian,…

Kennedy Hangs On, Heads To 3A Semis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Saturday afternoon’s game with Vale in the 3A State Quarterfinals sure did feel like their game with Santiam Christian two weeks ago in how close and competitive it was. On top of that, it’s not too often that the Trojans have been behind and had to battle back.  Matter…

PacWest Conference Football Honors

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Elijah Traeger won Offensive Player of the Year, Santiam Christian’s Andrew Haase won Defensive Player of the Year, the Trojans Briggs Sneel (Lineman of the Year) and Joe Panuke (Coach of the Year) also won Major Award in the League Honors as Dayton, Amity, Salem Academy, Scio and Jefferson all…

Kennedy Wins League In Comeback Fashion Over Santiam Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  On the final week of the regular season, on the eve of Halloween practically, we were treated with one of those great matches that lived up to the billing when it came around on the schedule. And the Week 9 matchup of Kennedy, the 2A juggernaut making the…

TRC Volleyball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Willamina’s Hallee Hughes won Player of the Year and Salem Academy’s Melissa Holman won Coach of the Year. Here’s the comple Tri-River Conference honors: First TeamHallee Hughes-WillaminaAly Herber-Salem AcademyLilly McCargar-GervaisEmma Brewer-Salem Academy Brooklyn Bailey-WillaminaAddy McCargar-Gervais Second TeamKayden LeeAnn-CulverLexi Herber-Salem Academy Irene Rochan-Blanchet CatholicMakayla Dodge-SantiamHensley Wachtner-CulverLily Casteneda-BlanchetAlyssa Carpenter-Willamina Third Team Mia Soloman-DelphianOlivia…

Kennedy Spoils Amity’s Homecoming For 7-0 Start

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AMITY, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Elijah Traeger has been heating up like the grill with the same last name this season stepping in for the recently-graduated Riley Cantu.  All puns aside from Traeger and the Traeger Grill, the Trojan junior continued to develop and grow as a Quarterback as the football Traeger accounted for…

Western Christian/Amity Ties With Kennedy 1-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The Western Christian/Amity Boys Soccer team didn’t back down against Kennedy Wednesday afternoon for their Senior Night for their two seniors. A rebuilding year of sorts for the Pioneers after several strong seasons in the 3A/2A/1A Classification with a plethora of youth gaining Varsity experience that was going up against…

Blanchet Holds Off Kennedy In Five Sets

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those starts to a volleyball game that you would’ve seen coming, a 25-0 score. Blanchet did just that to open their Tri-River Conference game with Kennedy in their  25-0, 18-25, 25-27, 25-19, 15-11 win. Having to withstand the Trojans rally to edge Kennedy on their…

Trojans Open Season With 52-8 Win Over Stanfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Kennedy’s Owen Bruner wasn’t pleased with how his junior season ended when he broke his collarbone in the 2A State Championship Game against Coquille last Fall, but he made up for it in his first game back for the Trojans.  Going for two receiving touchdowns on two catches and…

Snell’s Return

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  Briggs Snell is back.  He’s healthy and he’s ready to go for his senior year at Kennedy. The Left Tackle and Defensive Lineman for the Trojans is back and ready to go following having a surgery done to repair damage to the Glenoid Cavity of his right shoulder….

Wrapping Up The Summer Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com VANCOUVER, Wash.–  The very active Summer for incoming Kennedy senior Ethan Kleinschmit is in its twilight as he found himself pitching in the annual Baseball Northwest showcase Saturday afternoon up at Evergreen High School.  After an rough start to his four inning start against the Washington Metro East squad, Kleinschmit pitching for…

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…