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Sports Features

Keenan’s athletic banquet a big success

By Ka’Mya Gibbons, News Writer

At the end of the year, student athletes have an award ceremony at the athletic banquet. They receive their awards and get recognized for working hard and participating in a sport.
“I got MVP and all region; I was very ecstatic and also grateful,” Junior Day-sha Stewart, softball pitcher, said.

Students worked very hard this seasons in all sports, but many students didn’t get an award. Continue reading “Keenan’s athletic banquet a big success”


Coach Spotlight: Rivera brings new life to Keenan

Story and Photo by Jordyn Reynolds, Sports Writer

Coach Pablo Rivera is the American Government, Economics and Foundations of US History teacher. He also is the assistant coach for the wrestling team and the head coach for the soccer team.

He has been coaching for two years.

“I have helped out as a volunteer but not formally as a coach,” Rivera said. Continue reading “Coach Spotlight: Rivera brings new life to Keenan”

An urban rivalry deceased?

By Skylar Dooley, Features Writer

W.J. Keenan and Eau Claire high schools have been at a now inactive rivalry for nearly 50 years.

“The Keenan and Eau Claire rivalry dates back to the late 70’s,” Mrs. Deidra Pompey, Keenan English teacher and graduate, said. “They were two urban schools in the district, and they were relatively close to each other.”

Alumni and employees of Keenan have experienced the rivalry at its peak. Continue reading “An urban rivalry deceased?”

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