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Kennedy High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hemaidan leads Kennedy tennis team

Kennedy freshman Rami Hemaidan won both of his matches at No. 1 singles Saturday as the Cougars split a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference boys tennis meets with teams from Dubuque.

Hemaidan rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory as Kennedy blanked Hempstead, 9-0. He posted a 6-3, 6-0 victory as the Cougars lost to Wahlert, 6-3.

Kennedy has a 1-2 record.




Kennedy girls fall to Dubuque teams

DUBUQUE - The Kennedy girls tennis team dropped a pair of 8-1 verdicts to Dubuque Hempstead and Dubuque Wahlert Saturday in Mississippi Valley Conference meets in Dubuque.

Aubree Langhurst and Aimee Ermer won their match at No. 2 doubles for the Cougars against Hempstead.

Rachel Pickering won her match at No. 5 singles against Wahlert.




No. 4 Kennedy falls to No. 5 Valley

WEST DES MOINES - No. 5 West Des Moines Valley scored on a penalty kick with two minutes left in the second overtime to edge No. 4 Kennedy, 2-1, on Friday night in West Des Moines.

Kennedy, 1-2, scored first in the 28th minute on a goal from Sam Hanzelka. Valley tied the game early in the second half before getting the win in overtime.


Coker sparks Kennedy to track title

DUBUQUE - Jackson Coker uncorked a throw of 170 feet, 11 inches in the discus Thursday to help the Kennedy Cougars claim top honors at the Harley Sweet Invitational in Dubuque.

Coker's toss was the second-longest in the state this year.

Kennedy won the championship with 129 points. Washington placed third, Jefferson was fifth and Prairie finished sixth in the 11-team field.

Willie Rhoads won the high jump for the Cougars at 6 feet, 5 inches.



No.4 Kennedy boys trip IC West

Mark Schulz scored two goals Thursday night as the fourth-ranked Kennedy soccer team edged No. 14 Iowa City West, 3-2, in a Mississippi Valley Conference match at Kennedy.

Kennedy took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Sam Hanzelka with an assist from Jacob Sarasin. Iowa City West grabbed a 2-1 lead, but Schulz responded for the Cougars.

Schulz tied the game, 2-2, in the 55th minute with assists from Skylar Showalter and Ryan Walker. He gave Kennedy the lead for good seven minutes later.

Kennedy squared its record at 1-1. Iowa City West fell to 3-3.


Linn-Mar boys win twice in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - The Linn-Mar Lions captured two relays at the Forwald/Coleman Relays in Iowa City Thursday.

The Lions captured the 4x200 relay in 1:29.25 and claimed the shuttle hurdle relay in 59.27, with Daniel Gorsich running the anchor leg both times.

Austin Flieder, Tristan Freese and Griffin Freese joined Gorsich on the 4x200 relay. Isaac Baumhoefener, Nick House and Zeal Baker ran with Gorsich on the shuttle hurdle relay.

Pleasant Valley won the boys title at the meet. Linn-Mar placed fifth out of eight teams.

Waukee claimed the girls title. Linn-Mar finished seventh and Kennedy was eighth.


Kennedy girls nipped by IC West

The Kennedy girls golf team was trimmed by Iowa City West, 180 to 181, in a Mississippi Valley Conference dual meet at Ellis Park Thursday.

Valarie Davidson and Sierra Hargens of Kennedy shared medalist honors at 4-over-par 40.

Kennedy: Valarie Davidson 40, Sierra Hargens 40, Katie Choate 48, Avery Haefner 53, Nicole DeCoste 54, Abigail Haller 54.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 19:31

No.4 Kennedy girls kicked by IC West

The fourth-ranked Kennedy girls soccer team was trimmed by No. 9 Iowa City West, 3-2, in a Mississippi Valley Conference match Thursday at Kennedy.

Sydney Hayden scored both of the goals for Kennedy.

Emma Cooper scored twice for Iowa City West. Heelah Nadler also tallied for the Women of Troy.


No.3 Cougars nipped by No.2 Little Hawks

Iowa City High edged Kennedy, 2-1, in PK Shootout Tuesday night between two of the top Class 3A boys soccer teams in the state.

Iowa City High is ranked No. 2 and Kennedy is ranked No. 3, and their battle lasted well into the night.

The Little Hawks prevailed in the PK Shootout, 4-3.

Mark Schulz scored Kennedy's goal in regulation in the 53rd minute with an assist from Sameeullah Jung. Iowa City High tied the match in the 62nd minute on a goal by Adam Nicholson.


Kennedy boys win meet in Waterloo

WATERLOO - The Kennedy Cougars captured seven events and claimed top honors at the Gordy Yuska Relays at Memorial Stadium in Waterloo Tuesday night.

Willie Rhoads was a double-winner for Kennedy in the high jump (6-5) and long jump (20-9). Shaune Beyer claimed the 110 hurdles (15.25), Matt Gardner won the 400 hurdles (55.96) and Dalles Jacobus took the discus (154-3).

Kennedy also won the shuttle hurdle relay (59.96) and 4x200 relay (1:31.93).

The Washington Warriors came home with two victories in the 4x100 relay (43.71) and the 4x400 relay (3:29.02).

Team Standings

1. Kennedy 145, 2. Cedar Falls 118, 3. Fort Dodge 89, 4. Hempstead 80, 5. Washington 63, 6. Western Dubuque 62, 7. Dubuque Senior 43.5, 8. Waverly-Shell Rock 35, 9. Waterloo West 31, 10. Waterloo East 25.5, 11. Mason City 9.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 23:37
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