The Kenston varsity basketball season is in full swing. The team started their CVC schedule with a big win over rival Chagrin Falls on Saturday, December 13, with a score of 52-45. The Bombers have a 2-1 record with a win over a strong Euclid team and a very close loss to a top 25 Brush basketball squad. As we all know this is the last year Kenston will be in the CVC (Chagrin Valley Conference) so it's a big deal that we leave with a conference championship. Senior basketball player Luke Winovich said, "It was a great feeling to beat Chagrin my senior year and we hope to keep this momentum going." The boy's face a good Hawken team Tuesday night at home and plan on coming out with a W.
Many people in our community know the basics about the wrestling tournament our school hosts each year during winter break. However, many people do not know how how historic and long-running the tournament actually is. With the historic milestone of the 50th annual Kenston Invitational Wrestling Tournament fast approaching, I interviewed wrestling coach, Mr. Murphy, with a couple questions in regards to one of the longest running wrestling tournaments in America. Here’s what he had to say:
The 2015 lacrosse season is approaching soon. Workouts are at the training grounds for a one week trial. There are many opportunities for winter lacrosse like Force and Burning River. If you want to improve your lacrosse skills with stick handling and footwork then these leagues are great opportunities to participate in. The team store is open so you can buy any of your lacrosse spirit wear. If you haven't signed up for the team website then sign up for that. Winter workouts will be starting in late January and tryouts are in the month of February. This season will be a good one. Brandon Wenger said, "I can't wait for this lacrosse season to start, it is going to be a good one."
This Friday at our house at 7:30 the Lady Bombers Basketball Team will be fighting a battle against the Chagrin Tigers. This is the last year our girls will see Chagrin on the court. It's the biggest game of the year and always a close one and the girls are ready to play. Every practice these girls have been working very hard for three weeks and have been waiting all year for this game to come.
The Kenston Boys Hockey team went to Miami of Ohio this past weekend for a tournament. Despite just beginning their season, the team did very well. Down in Miami, the team faced tough competition but prevailed. First the team played Kent Roosevelt and tied 3-3. After that the boys easily defeated the next opponent; Talawanda, 3-1. Following, the team stomped Mason with a score of 9 -1. Finally the team had made it to the championship to face Kent Roosevelt once again. Coming in with vengeance the hockey team beat Kent Roosevelt by a score of 4-1. Goal contributors in this game included Nick Kendra, Jason Kantra, Sam Johnson, and Cooper Nash. Also notable is that Jason Kantra was awarded player of the championship game and Jack Javorsky was named MVP of whole tournament. Brandon Wenger said, "This was a great way to start off the season." Come see the next game on Saturday, December 6th at Kent State, 1:45 p.m. vs. Hudson.
Basketball season is starting! This new season is starting off with new basketball jerseys for varsity that are white red lining and mesh on the back. Also this year there are team shoes and pre-game warm-up shirts with the players’ last name on the back. This 2014-2015 season starts out with the basketball team starting Division I and the first game is against Euclid. This is also the last season of the CVC for Kenston. "This season we plan to get revenge on Perry and take the CVC title," said Kenston Bomber Parker Gdula. We hope to have a great season this year and let’s get at it!
The Kenston football team's season may have ended two weeks ago but they are already back to work. On Monday, November 17, the Bombers started the offseason off strong in the weight room. The football team will be lifting on Monday through Thursday from now until next semester. If you are interested in playing football come by the weight room after school and get big! Ben Defranco said, "I really enjoy lifting weights, it helps with football alot."
With winter workouts starting on Monday November 1, events are starting to be lined up for the upcoming season. Last year's spring break the team participated in the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was a great time and got us ready for the season at home. This year we are looking at a couple of different possibilities. The Ripken Experience is going to be a reach due to the high volume of teams trying to play there. Vero Beach in Florida was also spoken of but will be more expensive and a plane would be needed. Junior catcher Evan Starling said," It doesn't matter where we go over the spring break. We are just looking for somewhere to play good competition and have fun doing it."