Profiting from Sports

  by Michael Chavez: The money raised by Kennedy students showing their spirit by attending sporting events, including tickets and snacks, contributes to the school and the sport to increase profits. How is that money distributed though? Football is Kennedy’s most profitable sport, making as much as $32,000 from the money that the football players put in to help pay for their equipment, students that pay to view the game, and snacks bought from the…

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Getting the Team Back

by Norman Dela Fuente: Attempting to restore their team for the next semester, Kennedy High School’s swim team members have taken matters into their own hands by doing everything from having a meeting with the principal and athletic director to fundraising. Starting this year, both water polo and swim are currently no longer a viable sport option at JFK. The swim team needs approximately $3,000 to pay for pool rental fees and referees for the…

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Setting For Next Year

by Norman Dela Fuente: Despite a rough start to the season, Kennedy’s girls volleyball team believes they still have an outside shot at the playoffs, and that they are laying the groundwork for a successful 2013-2014 season. The Golden Cougars Varsity Volleyball Team is 1-5 so far, but have been losing in games that were decided by as little as 3 points in the 5th set. This just goes to show that having a losing…

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Postponing Another Season

by Casey Ticsay: The National Hockey League (NHL) is undergoing a fourth lockout based on disagreements between players and owners, affecting many teams throughout the country such as the Los Angeles Kings. Around midnight on Wednesday, September 15, 2012, a collective bargaining agreement between the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the NHL expired which resulted in a handful of past disputes and judgments steaming up once more. Several meetings, both formal and informal, between NHL…

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Game Planning the Coaches

 by Victoria Jauregui: New coaches are a common occurrence at schools and Kennedy is no exception; these new coaches are bringing enthusiasm and experience into Kennedy’s campus. Varsity volleyball coach Kimberly Kester has been at Kennedy for two years, but she recently replaced head coach Ratanapham, who had been coaching volleyball for six years. “The school let me know about two weeks before school started, so I was a bit surprised and a little overwhelmed,”…

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