Kennedy Boys Volleyball Clinch State Title

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The Kennedy High School boys volleyball team was victorious against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake on Nov. 17 to earn the Division II New York State championship title. 

The team advanced to the final with a 3-1 record in pool play including a two-set sweep over defending state champions Eden. 

“This was an amazing run coaching incredible kids,” said coach and health teacher Dennis Ringel. “A state championship is the pinnacle in high school athletics, and to watch this group achieve it was extraordinary. The team showed heart, resilience and determination rising for every challenge that they faced.”

Cooper Moran, Tyler Jarzabek and Justin Steinberg were named to the All-New York State team and Tyler Anderson was named Division II New York State Most Valuable Player. 

While dozens of folks traveled to watch the boys compete, they were also greeted by peers and family members late Saturday evening as their bus pulled into Kennedy.

“A huge thanks to our parents, our administrators, and all of the teachers and students who made the trip to Albany to bring a little bit of Cougar Nation to our state capital," Ringel added.