As the starting shortstop for the past three years now, Jenna is a very hard working athlete. She practices seven hours a week with her team.
According to the News-Herald, during the softball teams spring training trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Jenna went 10-for-15 with seven RBI, six runs and two steals. Also while in Myrtle, Jenna hit two triples and two doubles.
Kerchenski said, "I was so honored and excited to be announced player of the week. It really means a lot and lets me know my hard work is paying off." Sophomore Macie Biermann says "I love watching Jenna play; she really shines out there on the field.” She wants to take her dedication and play in college as well.
Great job Jenna and good luck with the rest of your season!
The trails are located in the unused land between the Elementary school and the high school. Students use the existing trails for class activities and exercise on their own time. The board recently announced more trails are coming to Kenston’s campus. Special thanks goes out to cooperation of leaders, students, business men and women, teachers, coaches, Boy Scouts, volunteers, construction professionals, and maintenance professionals who are working together to install the fitness trails. Many Kenston athletes benefit from the trails during practice and on their own time. Soccer and Lacrosse player Kaitlyn Lyons said "Our lacrosse coach has our team run the trails everyday! I can’t wait for the new scenery!" If you have any experience in the field and are looking for volunteer hours the crew could always use more help. Go to KenstonFitnessTrails.com and click on sign up to help out our school!
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Kenston Bombers Boys Tennis Team traveled to Columbus to compete in the Pickerington North Invitational tournament. The team didn’t make very many friends at the tournament by taking second place overall, with a first place finish in the first singles fight by sophomore, Austin Barr. The tournament consisted of one singles flight, and three doubles flights which are quite different compared to the normal layout of dual matches. Freshman Sammy Cohen said, “I’m very pleased with the team’s performance at the tournament, and hope we can continue to play at a high level to finish the season.” The Bombers next match is at home today, on April 21, 2015 against rival Chagrin Falls. Play will begin around 3:30 p.m. and the team would appreciate any support.
Girls Lacrosse has had a rough start to the season, but it has turned around the past few games. The girls have fought hard through every game. The team works together on and off the field every day. At team bonding, the girls created a spirit stick which they painted and decorated. They bring it to all of their games for good luck. The fans roar of excitement when the spirit stick comes out. Junior Bridget Lucey said, “The spirit stick has brought positive energy to the team and brought us closer together.” Hopefully it brings wins for the team to keep up the winning streak!
The Kenston Boys Track team is getting ready to go into the hardest stretch of their regular season. Starting with the Amherst Comet Invitational this weekend and ending with the Bell Invitational on May 8th, the Bombers have a schedule of 5 meets over the next two weeks. This is very important to the team because it will show who is ready to work and put in the extra bit in order to win the Final CVC meet for a 7th consecutive title. These few weeks will also begin to get everyone ready for the post season and a shot at the state meet in May. When asked about this schedule, Evan Sanders said, "I’m ready to show the other teams what Kenston has in store for them!"
The Kenston girls track team went to an Invitational at Willoughby South High School last Friday. The girls did an awesome job up against great competition. Strongsville, Nordonia, Wadsworth, Lake Catholic, Geneva, Willoughby South, Garfield Heights, and Twinsburg are the teams that they competed against. Hailey LaFrance and Lauren Alarie both ran the 100 meter dash and it was a very close race. Hailey said, "It wasn’t fun to compete against a teammate, but it pushed us both to be better." There were also many personal records made for many of the women athletes this weekend, and they are looking forward to the next Invitational at Amherst on May 25th.
The Bomber Varsity Lacrosse team had quite the weekend as they blew by Rocky River and Hoban high school. The “Wolf pack” proved that each player has an important role to play which lead to an exciting game for the fans. The boys outscored Rocky River 9-1 and Hoban 15-2, the Hoban game ended in a mercy rule.
On Wednesday, April 14, the girls Fastpitch team notched their first win in the league. The game looked as though it was going to be an easy one for the Bombers after two innings when they had a 7-0 lead. The West Geauga Wolverines fought back hard and narrowed the lead. However, this surge was not enough as Paige Palmer led the Bombers striking out eight batters as she pitched the entire game. The bats started to come alive as they compiled numerous hits to take the lead and keep it. Allie Volacchi tore the cover off the ball as she had two doubles a single and also had a walk to propel the Bombers offense. After this big win Paige Palmer said, "It felt awesome to get our first win under our belts an especially because it was a CVC game. I am just really proud of all the girls and hopefully we can keep the momentum going through league play." The girls look to continue their success in the upcoming games.
On Friday, April 10, we held the annual Greg Lusk Kenston Relays. We hosted 7 teams Crestwood, Aurora, CVCA, Twinsburg, Orange, Woodridge and NDCL. It was a good competition amongst the teams. The boys took first, and the girls took third. All of the runners ran their hardest and tried their best to get the best times they could. Today the girls are traveling to Willoughby South for an inventational.
On Friday, April 10, the Lacrosse team traveled to Columbus to take on Columbus Academy. It came down to the last 10 seconds, but our team was unable to score. The game ended with Columbus Academy taking the win with the score being 8 to 7. On the way home from Columbus the team stopped and took on Wooster and ending winning with the score being 14 to 7. Come out to support the boys this up coming Friday at 7 as they take on Rocky River at home! Josh Hummer said, "The Columbus weekend was a great team bonding experience and even though we lost to Columbus Academy we really came together as team throughout the weekend."
Trill as defined by urban dictionary means "someone who is well respected" this term suits no man better than Benny Trill™ himself. This pitching phenom and Kenston's very own ace not only has the best arm on the team, he also has the best hair. Fellow senior Hunter Pemberton said, "I've went to three different high schools and I have never seen hair like it." Starting in early October Ben has grown the majestic mane out to the glory that it is now. Ben's hair does not just help him get the ladies it helps him on the field while he's on the bump. Teammate and team captain Sam Obringer when asked to comment on the hair, said "fear the flow." With great flow does come great hate like from Kat Rumplik, "He needs to cut it." Johnny Coming said, "I have a dog named Daisy, and occasionally we forget to shave her, that's what Ben looks like." Even though the hate is there Ben still has the support of his friends, best friend Bear Bowen said, "Yeah, I feel uncomfortable sometimes, but he is still my best friend." When asked what he had to say Ben himself said, "Love it or hate it, it is what it is, and it won’t change. People have approached me saying I should cut it, and they have been mean, but they have not changed who I am as a person and an individual. I know I may look back in the future and my kids might wonder 'what was wrong with you hair dad' and I’ll tell them, 'you weren’t there and you wouldn't know' I've come to see the fruits of my hair growing labor and though it is sometimes difficult to maintain, it has been worth it. So come see me and my flow on the bump sometime, you won't regret it." No matter how you feel about the hair it is apparently here to stay so in the wise words of Mr. C. "OOOOOHHHHH YYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!"
After two strong 5-0 wins over Aurora and CVCA to start the season, the Bombers play their first CVC match on Wednesday, April 15 at Hawken High School. The team is very excited to begin conference play, especially because it is the last year before Kenston changes conferences. Throughout the season, the Bombers will dual the four teams in the upper CVC division before the official tournament is held on May 2nd at the Kenston Varsity Tennis Courts. During the tournament, all seven varsity players will compete to secure the final Chagrin Valley Conference Championship for Kenston Boys Tennis. Sophomore Parker Banning said, "The team has a very strong chance at winning the conference, and would appreciate support from the fans during the tournament."