Eagles lose season finale, look towards future

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After the Kennedy Eagles’ last batter struck out looking to end the game against divisional rival St. Joseph Notre Dame on Friday, Eagles’ senior third baseman Luis Martinez sat in the dugout by himself. His gaze was long and lonely as nine other teammates picked up equipment around him. For Martinez and three other seniors…

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Sprinters run the distance


Forty-four junior varsity runners pummeled the Marina Bay hills Thursday afternoon at a high school cross-country meet. Coaches lined the turns of the course’s last 200 meters, calling out words they hoped would catapult their runners across the finish line. The coach yelling “Don’t let her pass you,” as her runner was being overtaken by…

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Kennedy High women’s track team making great strides

While other sports such as football and basketball often get the most attention, the track and field team at Richmond’s Kennedy High School has been the most successful in improving each season and sending student athletes to higher education. So far, the Eagles track and field team has reached the California Interscholastic Federation state track and field championships for three straight years in the 110-meter hurdles, placing sixth the past two years.

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New coach hopes to change Oiler’s fate

Tashaka Merriweather steps onto the artificial turf field on a brisk, Wednesday afternoon. Sporting his customary black shades and windbreaker, Merriweather starts directing this team to begin the practice drills with the loud, shrill sound of his trusted whistle. As a coach, Merriweather wants to bring the values he learned as a college football player…

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