The Kennedy swim team continued its strong 2019-20 season on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Molalla Aquatic Center.
Led by first-place finishes from Jacob Miller, Cameron Miller and Whyley Pierce, the Trojan boys team placed second with 92 points behind event-winner and host Molalla, which scored 234.
Kennedy beat out Blanchet (88) and Gladstone (51), thanks to scoring in all but one race the team entered.
Jacob Miller took home first-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.34) and 500 freestyle (5:51.11), while Pierce matched him in the 200 medley (2:15.18) and the 100 backstroke (1:00.70).
Cameron Miller added the team's final win in the 100 butterfly, taking first in 1:00.04.
The trio paired with teammate Nick Riedman to place second in the 200 medley relay (2:00.88) and the 200 freestyle (1:47.56).
Riedman added another second-place finish in the 100 freestyle (1:08.39).
Cameron Miller placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:05.19), while Riedman was fifth in the 50 freestyle (28.72).
Josh Valladares rounded out the team's scoring with a fifth-place finish in the 100 freestyle (1:12.04).
The girls team placed fourth with eight points behind Blanchet (233), Molalla (142) and Gladstone (76), led by Kelsey Kleinschmit.
Kleinschmit scored in all three of her races, placing fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1:33.52 and eighth in the 200 freestyle in 2:55.50.
She teamed with Lydia Berning, Hallie Postma and Emma Molina to place eighth in the 200 freestyle relay in 2:33.97.
Kennedy returns to the pool on Thursday at the Woodburn Aquatic Center in a duel against the North Marion Huskies.
Woodburn girls basketball
The Bulldogs picked up their second consecutive win to open the Oregon West Conference schedule, traveling to Sisters to beat the hosting Outlaws 58-31 in their lone game of the week.
Led by a strong shooting night from senior Lina Cabrera, the Bulldogs rallied from a 10-7 deficit after the first period to lead 25-13 at the half.
Cabrera was 5-of-6 from 3-point range and 9-of-13 from the field, leading all scorers with 25 points, as the Bulldogs outscored the Outlaws 33-17 in the second half.
Aria Kent added a pair of 3s in the victory, scoring 13 points to go along with five assists. Taiya Kent led the team with 15 rebounds, including six offensive boards, as the Bulldogs cleaned the glass with 49 rebounds as a team.
Woodburn (5-7, 2-0 Oregon West) hosts No. 8 Stayton (10-4, 2-1) on Wednesday before returning to the road on Friday at Newport (4-9, 0-1).
Woodburn boys basketball
The Woodburn boys remained unbeaten in league play after taking a 56-45 win at Sisters on Friday.
The No. 4 Bulldogs (10-3, 2-0 Oregon West) opened the week with a 58-52 non-conference victory over Corbett. Woodburn has won four straight and six of their past seven as the team prepares to host No. 8 Stayton (10-4, 2-1) — the only team they've lost to in 2020.
The two teams face off on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs finish their week at Newport (5-8, 0-1) on Friday.
Kennedy boys basketball
The Trojans added a pair of victories in league play last week, beating the Delphian Dragons 65-27 on Monday, Jan. 13, followed by a 59-39 win at Chemawa on Thursday.
Kennedy (9-6, 5-2 Tri-River) moved ahead of No. 7 Santiam (11-3, 4-1) in the win column for third place in the league standings as they prepare to face a difficult stretch this week.
The Trojans were scheduled to open at home against Sheridan (11-3, 5-1) on Tuesday, followed by a trip to No. 1 Western Christian (12-3, 6-0) on Friday.
Kennedy continued its unbeaten streak in league with a 72-43 win at Chemawa on Thursday in the team's lone game of the week.
The No. 5 Trojans (12-3, 6-0 Tri-River) have won nine of their past 10 games as they prepare to host Sheridan (5-6, 1-4) on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Western Christian (6-8, 2-3) on Friday.
St. Paul boys basketball
After a 4-1 start to their league schedule, the St. Paul boys dropped a pair of games last week to fall to fourth in the Casco standings.
The Buckaroos (5-11, 4-3) opened the week with a 63-38 loss to Crosshill Christian on Wednesday and followed with a 60-52 defeat at Falls City on Friday.
The Bucks were scheduled to open this week at Livingstone Adventist Academy (3-5, 1-5) on Monday, finishing with a home game against Willamette Valley Christian (4-10, 3-4) on Friday.
St. Paul girls basketball
The Buckaroos maintained their unbeaten record last week as they prepare to travel to Bend on Saturday in a match between the top two 1A teams in the state.
The No. 2 Bucks (16-0, 7-0 Casco) handily beat Crosshill Christian 65-25 on Wednesday and followed with an 83-35 win at Falls City on Friday.
Following league games at Livingstone Adventist Academy (5-3, 3-3) on Monday and Willamette Valley Christian (9-5, 5-2) on Friday, St. Paul travels to Bend High School on Saturday in a showdown with No. 1 Crane (11-0, 1-0) High Desert).
The Bucks and the Mustangs are the last two undefeated 1A teams in the state and are meeting at a neutral site equidistant from both schools.
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