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Seniors will take charge of softball team

By D’Montre’ Smith, Sports Writer

As the Lady Raider softball team seeks perfection during the 2016-2017 season, players will need to win region games.

According to the talent now, do all the coaches think this will be a productive season?

“I think any season is productive if the athletes work hard and listen and give effort,” Coach Reginald LaRoche said. Continue reading “Seniors will take charge of softball team”


Keenan soccer scores for medals

By Emani Patterson, Sports Writer

Keenan’s boys and girls soccer team will have their first game February 27 against Lewisville High School.

Coach Pablo Rivera, soccer coach, is welcoming children from all grades to participate and be a part of an amazing soccer team.

“There are more kids conditioning this year than last year,” Rivera said. Continue reading “Keenan soccer scores for medals”

KHS track team runs after goals

By Rodney Chavis, News Writer

Keenan’s track team will soar to new heights when it has its first track meet on March 2.

Before the meet the team prepares strongly. Team members also have a firm mindset on what they want to accomplish this season.

“I believe that together as a team we will make it far,” Junior Courtney Sims said.

With his head held high, with much confidence and his expectations high in the sky, Coach Continue reading “KHS track team runs after goals”

Raiders start basketball preseason

By Logan McDaniel, Sports Writer

Keenan Raiders Basketball have been preparing in and out of the gym in the off season for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

“Looking forward into the season to win games and to play together as a team,” Freshman Courtney Jones, varsity player, said.

Her role in the off season is to work together and help her team in the upcoming season. Continue reading “Raiders start basketball preseason”


By Quintrell Wright, Sports Writer

Keenan made history last season by defeating Pelion High School for the region title and trophy. Over half of last season’s team advanced to the Upper State Championship.

“It really was a great season to remember,” Coach Charles Proctor, head coach, said. “I’ve never seen a team full of talented athletes.”

Senior Quintrell Wright, who is number five in the region, looks forward to this season as he Continue reading “KEENAN TRACK TEAM LOOKING FOR RINGS”

Soccer team has high expectations for this season

Story and photos by Justina Simons, Sports Writer

The soccer season has officially begun. Soccer try outs were held on February 1-5. The team is very confident they will do well with so many returning players and new players.

“I believe we will have a good season because of all of the returning players and even all of the freshman that are excited to participate,” Head Coach Pablo Rivera said. “Every year we win more games because we continue to gain more players with a passion to play.” Continue reading “Soccer team has high expectations for this season”


By Quintrell Wright, Sports Writer

After having only one wrestler advancing to the State Championship last season, the Keenan wrestling team has high confidence and is determined to dominate this season’s matches.

“I believe in the boys, and by the way they are practicing, I see a championship team,” Coach Pablo Rivera, assistant coach, said.

The rookies have confidence going into the season and believe they can impress the coaches. Continue reading “KEENAN WRESTLERS TO DOMINATE SEASON”



By Roderica Sturrup, Sports Writer

Keenan is starting the tryouts for the upcoming volleyball season. Hoping for a year like the one before or better, Head Coach Anita Mobley is excited for the great potential coming in from the middle schools.

“We are looking forward to being the regional champs, state championship and bonding as a team,” Mobley said. Continue reading “Mobley: ‘LADY RAIDERS TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL’”

Lady Raiders aim to go further

By Thurman Trapp, Sports Writer

After coming up short last season the Lady Raiders look to show resistance and make a comeback for the 2015 season. After star player Junior Day-sha Stewart was injured last season, the team was short a pitcher and had to regroup.

The Lady Raiders had a record of 3-7 last season.

Coach Clarence Black has specific things in mind his team needs to do to win the state Continue reading “Lady Raiders aim to go further”

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