Kennedy Girls’ Volleyball: Setting Into Action

By Lailah Gladney, Clarion Managing Editor During a season like no other, the 2021-2022 Kennedy Varsity Girls’ volleyball team has adapted to current circumstances, and are determined to continue the season securely and powerfully. Last school year, only 5 months ago, the team experienced a short and restricted season of only four games. This season began in June, with conditioning and practicing off the court, … Continue reading Kennedy Girls’ Volleyball: Setting Into Action

Boys Soccer End the Season with a Kick

By Ethan Vue, Clarion Staff The 2018-2019 Boys Varsity and JV teams were filled with young prospects and athletic talent. It was a fresh start for the program which has been led by new head coach, Kenyon Hill. “Our junior class is strong and that bodes well for next year’s team, we have some solid players emerging from the JV team,” stated by Coach Hill.  … Continue reading Boys Soccer End the Season with a Kick

Girls Soccer: Winning Both on and Off the Field

By Kimberly Landeck, Clarion Production Mgr. No matter how successful or unsuccessful the season is, all Kennedy sports teams deserve an equal amount of recognition and love, especially Kennedy’s girl JV and varsity soccer teams. With an overall record of 8-6-1 and a Metro League score of 5-4-1, the varsity team may not dominate the leaderboards, but Kennedy players still consider the season to be … Continue reading Girls Soccer: Winning Both on and Off the Field

Kennedy Wrestling: Mat Experts Grapple with Loss of Players

By Isabella Wolfe, Sports Editor During the 2018-2019 season, the J.F. Kennedy Wrestling team got off to an unprecidented start. The wrestling season began with 28 wrestlers (boys) and 4 wrestlers (girls) on the team but  by early 2019 had dropped to only 5 boys and 1 girl.   Brian Ewing returned to the fold as head coach and guided the small team of grapplers through … Continue reading Kennedy Wrestling: Mat Experts Grapple with Loss of Players

Student Spotlight: Mia Santos Uses Talents to Better Community

By Liana James and Saeri Plagmann, Clarion Staff Coming from Arizona in 2016, Kennedy senior Mia Santos was quick to make a name for herself in just the short time she has been here by exceeding in academics and athletics. Her achievements have caught the attention of the community far and wide, earning her titles such as All-American by Under Armor and All-West Coast by … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Mia Santos Uses Talents to Better Community

Tide Turning in Favor of Kennedy Swim Team as New Records Set

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor Kennedy’s swim team is accelerating to new heights as some of the school’s records, some as old as 30 years, were broken by several students. Among the record-breaking swimmers are Matthew Lee (10), Jordan Selvin (10), Joel Amezcua (9), Calvin Elliott (10), Grant Greenlow (10), Allie Umemoto (12), and Ana Boisvert (11). Individual records were broken by Lee, Umemoto, and … Continue reading Tide Turning in Favor of Kennedy Swim Team as New Records Set

Men’s Tennis Raises a Racquet

By Katelyn Yang, Clarion Staff The Men’s Tennis team finished their season with an overall record of 7-8. A majority of the games they won this season were dominated by Kennedy players with final scores averaging 8-1. They started the season with a loss against River City but bounced back and won their next match against Monterey Trail. From there, the team traded wins and … Continue reading Men’s Tennis Raises a Racquet

Kennedy Golfers Undefeated in Metro League

By Timmy Curry, Clarion Staff The Kennedy Golf Season had the usual ups and downs (just like the approaches to some of the holes on the courses where they compete) but the results were great despite the challenges faced. Through hard work and dedication, Kennedy’s Golf team had a remarkable season. “When we won our first tournament against 20 competing schools,” coach Finegan continued, “I … Continue reading Kennedy Golfers Undefeated in Metro League

Kennedy Transitions to a New Head Football Coach

By Samantha Johnson, Clarion Staff “A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.” Tom Landry After investing five years as the head coach of the Varsity football team at John F. Kennedy High, Matthew Costa has accepted a … Continue reading Kennedy Transitions to a New Head Football Coach