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Raiders ready for battle

By Todd Garrett, Sports Writer

The Keenan basketball program is getting ready for its upcoming season. The boys’ basketball team took a tough loss in the championship game against Burke High School. The girls lost in the third round to Christ Church Episcopal School at home.

“I feel good about the upcoming season and that they put a lot of work in during the off season,” Coach Reggie McClain said. Continue reading “Raiders ready for battle”

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Keenan basketball teams stare down title

By Dillon Jones, Sports Writer

Keenan’s boys’ basketball team fell just three points short of its goal last year. Five seniors graduated from the team, leaving holes to be filled for the 2017-2018 team. Players and coaches are ready to see what this year’s team will do and achieve.

“I’m ready for the first game,” Sophomore Raekwon Horton said. “I’m ready to start the journey that will get us back to state and this time win.” Continue reading “Keenan basketball teams stare down title”

Lady Raiders ready to batter it up

By Jada Ramsey, Sports Writer

The Lady Raider Softball team’s upcoming season will start in February. The ladies have already begun workouts. They practice for at least three hours every Tuesday and Thursday. The Raiders work on batting, base running, calling out plays and other activities to get ready for the 17-18 season.

“I feel the season will be a good one,” Sophomore Amiya Webb said.

Continue reading “Lady Raiders ready to batter it up”

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”

KEENAN TRACK TEAM LOOKING FOR RINGS

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”

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