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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”


Promise Land around the corner

By D’Montre’ Smith, Sports Writer

During the 2016-2017 season, the Keenan football team had a disappointing season, according to Mr. Harold Curnell, defense coordinator. In its travels during the season, the team came up with a 3-5 record. Also Keenan played a playoff game against Blacksburg High School but fell short to a 20-14 loss. According to the coaches, the team had flaws but had heart.

The football team had a lot of positives and negatives. According to the coaches, the team had Continue reading “Promise Land around the corner”

Softball games have ended

By Breayanna Gibson, News Writer

As the Lady Raiders softball team came to their final game on April 26, they finished their season outstandingly, and the senior pitcher made history for Keenan softball.

Coach Clarence Black, Softball Coach, talked about coaching softball.

“I like coaching softball,” Black said. “It’s frustrating at times, but I like coaching it.”

This year’s softball team made playoffs for the first time in years and ended on a good note. Continue reading “Softball games have ended”

Raiders win State Championship

By Eva Owusu, News Writer

On March 7 the Raiders arrived at the most anticipated basketball game of the season, the final playoff game against Ridgeland/Hardeeville. The Raiders had already defeated previous teams during the playoffs, including Central, Abbeville, Chesnee, and Storm Thurmond. This was the final game standing between them and the rings they had been chasing throughout the entire season. Continue reading “Raiders win State Championship”

Derrick Rose injures knee for third time

By Grant Adams, Sports Writer

Derrick Rose, basketball star from the Chicago Bulls, suffered the third serious injury to his knee February 24, 2015.

In the 2011-2012 season, Rose started 39 games until he suffered his first injury in the first game of the playoffs. He tore the ACL in his left knee while jumping to grab a rebound.

He sat out for the entire 2012-2013 in efforts to heal from his injury. His return to the NBA in the Continue reading “Derrick Rose injures knee for third time”

Keenan’s softball team makes history

By Ka’mya Gibbons, Sports Writer

Keenan’s softball team has made history. The team haves made it to the playoffs and has made it further than ever before. Keenan’s softball team hasn’t made it to the playoffs since 1980.

“I feel accomplished because this the first time Keenan softball has actually made it this far to the playoffs; we’ve worked really hard to make it this far,” Junior Gloria White, second basemen, Continue reading “Keenan’s softball team makes history”

Raider tennis players strive for better season

By Deion Trezevant, Sports Writer

Keenan’s tennis team finished off the year on a good note. The tennis team accomplished the goals set for them this season.

The Raiders improved on last season’s efforts.

“We won a lot more matches this year,” Sophomore Deja Williams said.

Williams ranked third in region 2A. Continue reading “Raider tennis players strive for better season”

Raiders make history

The Raiders participate in the pre-game warm up before the championship. Photo courtesy Lifetouch.
The Raiders participate in the pre-game warm up before the championship. Photo courtesy Lifetouch.

By Eva Owusu, News Writer

The 2014 football season for the Raiders was definitely one for the books. The team finished off the regular season 7-3, pushing Keenan into the playoffs.

The team surpassed all rounds of the playoffs, which lead them to the championship for the first time in history. Keenan was the first team from Richland One to advance to the championship since 1991. Continue reading “Raiders make history”

Raider’s volleyball serves up a great season

By Thurman Trapp, Sports Writer

Keenan’s volleyball team finished their season 17-3-1.

On October 22, the team faced Andrew Jackson at Keenan. They fell short three games to none.

The team has four 3AA players of the year.

The four players are Sophomores Isis Hill and Alexis Boyles and Juniors Jana Pralieau and Continue reading “Raider’s volleyball serves up a great season”

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