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Kenwood golf program sees increase in student participation

Kenwood golf program sees increase in student participation

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer Known as the baby of the group of the school’s seven major sports programs, which are basketball, football, baseball, track and field, bowling and tennis, the Kenwood Academy High School Golf Team has come a long way after being five member’s strong back in 2013 under third-year head coach Bill(…)

Kenwood High School welcomes new football coach

Kenwood High School welcomes new football coach

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Entering his first full season as head football coach for the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Football Team, Sinque Turner, a former three sport athlete standout from Simeon Career Academy and Eastern Illinois University graduate, is looking to lead the Broncos to their first ever city championship with dream’s and aspirations of one(…)

Lady Broncos prevail in basketball season opener

Lady Broncos prevail in basketball season opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In their first game of the 2016-17 Chicago Public League basketball regular season, the Kenwood Academy High School Lady Broncos defeated the Rich East High School Lady Rockets 69-50 on Tuesday night, Nov. 15., in front of a packed house at their home gymnasium. During the first half, the Lady Broncos were led(…)

U. of C. women’s soccer team advances to Final Four

U. of C. women’s soccer team advances to Final Four

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer For the fourth time in school history, the University of Chicago Maroons women’s soccer team advanced to the 2016 NCAA Final Four championship with a 6-5 victory over Pomona-Pitzer College of Claremont, CA. on Sunday night, Nov. 20, in WhiteWater, Wis. “We were fortunate to defeat a very good team in Pomona-Pitzer,” said Amy(…)

U. of C. men’s basketball team lose season opener

U. of C. men’s basketball team lose season opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer Thanks to a three-point buzzer beater by guard Colin Lake, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team dropped their season opener 88-87 to North Park University on Tuesday night, Nov. 15, at the Gerald Ratner Center, 5530 S. Ellis Ave. In the first half, the Maroons would establish their(…)

Kenwood’s basketball teams host Midnight Madness

Kenwood’s basketball teams host Midnight Madness

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer To kick off the 2016-17 Illinois High School Association basketball season, the Kenwood Academy Broncos hosted the third annual Midnight Madness event, in honor of the boys and girls varsity basketball teams on Wednesday night, Nov. 9.   “I enjoyed the atmosphere tonight,” said Manny Patterson, senior and star center at(…)

Kenwood football star excels as three-sport athlete

Kenwood football star excels as three-sport athlete

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer As a three sport athlete for the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos, senior Jabari Simpson has excelled in a number of key positions in the areas of football, basketball and track and field for the school varsity sports programs. In his junior season as running-back, Simpson rushed for a Broncos(…)

Kenwood’s track and field in need of improvements

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer In spite of philanthropic efforts from the community, the track and field at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is in desperate need of renovations. Students, staff and faculty have made multiple reports of damage to the field. “It wasn’t Chicago Public Schools that was responsible for building(…)

Mt. Carmel hockey loss

Mt. Carmel hockey loss

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer After surrendering three goals in the second period, the Mt. Carmel Caravan boys hockey team fell to the Notre Dame College Prep Dons 5-1 on Thursday night, Oct. 20, at the Morgan Park Center Ice Rink, 11505 S. Western Ave. “We were not being physical enough in the first period,” said Bart Czachor, head(…)

Kenwood boys soccer team loses state playoffs

Kenwood boys soccer team loses state playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Due to several missed opportunities down the stretch, the Kenwood Academy High School Boys Soccer team fell 2-1 in the state playoffs to non-conference opponent Goode High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. “Our kicking game wasn’t there,” said Miguel Cedeno, head boys soccer coach at Kenwood. “We didn’t move the(…)

Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Name: Miguel Cedeno Position: Head Varsity Coach of Girls Soccer School: Kenwood Academy High School Mascot: Lady Broncos Conference: Second Division South Previous Record: 6-1 conference Current Record: 0-0 conference Previous Ranking: No.2 in Second Division Conference Current Ranking: No.1 in Second Division Conference Kenwood Academy Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno is in(…)

Q and A with Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

Q and A with Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Name: Miguel Cedeno   Position: Head Varsity Coach of Girls Soccer   School: Kenwood Academy High School   Mascot: Lady Broncos   Conference: Second Division South   Previous Record: 6-1 conference   Current Record: 0-0 conference   Previous Ranking: No.2 in Second Division Conference   Current Ranking: No.1 in Second Division Conference Kenwood(…)

Mt. Carmel Football Coach Nominated for IHSA Coach of The Year

Mt. Carmel Football Coach Nominated for IHSA Coach of The Year

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Known as the all time winningest football coach in the state of Illinois history with 357 wins and counting, Frank Lenti, a 1969 alum of Mt. Carmel High School and 11 time State Champion, will be nominated for the 2016 National Coach of The Year award by the State of(…)

Kenwood boys soccer team loses State Playoffs

Kenwood boys soccer team loses State Playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Due to several missed opportunities down the stretch, the Kenwood Academy High School Boys Soccer team fell 2-1 in the state playoffs to non-conference opponent Goode High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. “Our kicking game wasn’t there,” said Miguel Cedeno, head boy’s soccer coach of Kenwood Academy. “We didn’t move(…)

University of Chicago falls short in volleyball match

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In spite of a 25-17 explosion to win their first set of the match, the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Womens Volleyball Team fell 3 sets to 1, in a best of five series match against 11th ranked Juniata College on Saturday evening at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center,(…)

Broncos cruise to victory over Englewood Urban Prep

Broncos cruise to victory over Englewood Urban Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer  Thanks to a dominate first half performance by the Kenwood Academy High School defense, the Broncos improved to 4-2 on the season with a 36-2 blowout victory over Englewood Urban Prep on Friday night, Sept. 30, at Gately Stadium, 810 E. 103rd St. “It was very important that our guys(…)

Mt. Carmel Caravans fall short against St. Rita

Mt. Carmel Caravans fall short against St. Rita

By Joseph Phillips  Sports Writer  Thanks to a last second field goal by sophomore kicker Gavin Mottl of Saint (St.) Rita High School, the Mount (Mt.) Carmel Caravans would fall short in a 31-28 losing effort on Friday night in front of a packed house at Gately Stadium. “I was thinking that I was practicing(…)

Mt. Carmel falls short in comeback attempt over Loyola

Mt. Carmel falls short in comeback attempt over Loyola

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The Mt. Carmel Caravan fell short of their comeback attempt after a 35-28 loss to the top-rated Loyola Ramblers at Gately Stadium during the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Game of The Week, Friday, Sept. 9. The Ramblers (3-0, 1-0) would outscore the Caravan (2-1, 1-0) 28-0 in the first 18 minutes of the half, leading(…)

Broncos dominate in football season opener

Broncos dominate in football season opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In their first game of the 2016 IHSA football regular season, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos dominated the Eisenhower High School Cardinals, 25-8 in front of a packed house on Saturday night at Gately Stadium. “We just wanted to stay aggressive,” said Jack Ramsey, head football coach at Kenwood. “I(…)

Windy City Seniors dominate tournament 

Windy City Seniors dominate tournament 

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to the superb play of former American Basketball Association (ABA) great Lloyd Batts, who led all scorers with 29 points, the Windy City Seniors Basketball Team would prevail in a 70-43 blowout victory over the Fort Wayne Seniors in front of a small crowd on Sunday afternoon in the(…)