Distinguished Kearny Komet Hall of Fame Dinner and Celebration
2015-16 Inductees – David Buttles, Joe Eggert, Harold Forsen, Violeta Hutchinson, Leon Moyes, Virgina Mashin, John Richardson, Paula West, Zivia Wilson, and the 1975-77 Cross Country Teams.
Doors open at 4:30. Dinner served at 5:30. Program begins at 6:00.
Tickets are $30.00 person (advanced purchase), $35.00 at the door.
Ticket includes buffet dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and awards presentation.
I would like to thank everyone for saving June 5th, 2016 to help the Alumni raise money for this years’ scholarship effort. Once again, we’ll be playing the Ivanhoe Course at Cottonwood Golf Club. I have attached the flyer which you may mail to the alumni post office box as soon as possible. Remember, we do all we can to cut costs to provide more money to the scholarship fund. This has been made possible by all of you bringing raffle and auction items for the entire group to enjoy. Please share with anyone who might want to play, sponsor a hole, just come for lunch or send a donation.
Look forward to seeing everyone in June. Any questions please e-mail Lshepard6@cox.net or call 619.442.1485
Fans of all ages—students, alumni and families—gathered at Komet Stadium on Friday the 13th of November for Kearny’s first-round playoff game against El Cajon Valley. But the only bad omen was for the visiting Braves, as the Komets prevailed, 28-12, to advance to the second round. A tough defensive battle gave way in the second half of the game as Kearny exploded offensively to pull ahead. Senior QB Takoda “T.K.” Browne passed for 136 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more en route to the win.
The contest was historic on more than one note—not only was it the first postseason game ever played in the new stadium on campus in its inaugural season, but it was also Kearny’s first playoff win in the 21st century. Their last previous playoff success had been experienced way back in 1998, the same year some of Kearny’s current students were born.
The victory continued a remarkable turnaround for KHS football, as the team went winless at 0-10 in 2014 and started off slowly this season—including an early loss to this same Braves team–before piling up wins.
This game also marked the Komets’ first playoff appearance since 2011; only a week earlier, Will Gray was honored as prep coach of the week by KUSI in his first season as head football coach at Kearny.
The Central League champions now take to the road to play Mater Dei High on Friday, November 20. Go Komets!
Kearny’s Varsity Baseball team took the field at it’s new stadium for the first time Friday, March 6. Taking on High Tech High, the Komets’ came away with their first home victory, winning 3-1.
Though the facilities have not yet been released to the district by the contractor, Kearny’s new football and baseball stadiums are set to be dedicated in April. The dedication is tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 10th, at 10:00 am. The dedication ceremony will coincide with the first student Pep Rally held on the new field. With the finer details and inspections almost complete, an April completion date and dedication seems within reach.
Senior Monét Panza, from Kearny’s School of Digital Media and Design, has prepared an exhibit about Kearny athletics that will be on display at the Serra Mesa library during April and May. Monét created the exhibit as her Senior Project. The exhibit includes informational displays, uniforms and Kearny memorabilia. Monét researched Kearny history, utilized memorabilia provided by the Kearny community, and accessed the Alumni Association’s growing collection of historical items to construct the displays. A public reception is planned for Wednesday, March 18th, from 6:00 – 7:30 in the library’s Community Room. The reception will be a time to meet Monét and it will provide an opportunity for the Kearny community to relive the Komets’ athletic history with friends and family.