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

Water Polo: Wading to Victory

By Daryle Johnson, Clarion Staff The outstanding Kennedy boy’s water polo team completed a dominating season with an overall record of 19-7 and metro conference record of 7-1.   Within metro, they finished behind rival McClatchy who captured first place with an 8-1 record.   Kennedy fared much better than CKM by winning 19 season contests to CKM’s 12 victories. Water Polo has come a long way … Continue reading Water Polo: Wading to Victory

Girl’s Golf Team Forefit

By Jenelle Lum, Creative Director The Kennedy Girls Golf team has driven through a number of difficult obstacles this season. First and foremost, the team did not have enough players this year (each match requires five) and had to forfeit a majority of the matches they were hoping compete against other high schools in the area. Nikki Tanaka (11) one of a few players on … Continue reading Girl’s Golf Team Forefit

Making a Splash: Kennedy Swimmers Set Records

By Eddie Rodrigues, Sports Editor The swimming squad of Kennedy High School had a very successful season this year. The men’s varsity team went undefeated and won Metro League title, one of several Kennedy sports championships this spring. Max Ezzell, a freshman swimmer on the team, beamed, “It felt really good winning the championship. We won many meets and events against some really tough schools. … Continue reading Making a Splash: Kennedy Swimmers Set Records

Link Stars Drive for Extra Yards

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff Kennedy’s Golf team has had a very successful season by going undefeated. They have won the Metro League title, the sectionals tournament, and qualified for Masters. This year the players that went to sectionals included seniors Dylan Van Ostrand, Chris Nakao, Zac Zimpton, Ethan Lum, Trevor Hull and Koji Lo. They were the first 12th team in Kennedy History to … Continue reading Link Stars Drive for Extra Yards

Road to Success: Softball Team on Their Way to Championship

By Eddie Rodrigues, Sports Editor Kennedy’s 2018 softball season was an adventure for everyone on the team. Coach Caitlyn Seymour led the team to a 15-9 record and 12-2 in their league. They won their last conference game against Metro League rival Burbank by a crushing score of 21-1. After a very successful season where they beat rival McClatchy by 7-2 and Elk Grove’s Laguna … Continue reading Road to Success: Softball Team on Their Way to Championship

Spiking Their Way to the End

By Adrianna Iorio, Clarion Staff Kennedy’s varsity men’s volleyball team displayed teamwork and perseverance this season. Through hard competitors and a small roster, they placed first in the Metro League standings, scoring a record of 13-1. In comparison to the 2016 season, the team members showed significant improvements where they placed second with a league score of 11-2 under their toughest competition, Burbank. Seniors Sam … Continue reading Spiking Their Way to the End