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October 6, 1995
Any other year, Moorpark College wrestling Coach John Keever would have been looking forward to a match like tonight's, when the Raiders play host to top-ranked Palomar (1-0-1). But Moorpark (2-3) is off to an uncharacteristically slow start and probably won't threaten Palomar. "We don't have the guns to hang with them this year," Keever said. "We have a lot of young kids and when you go against a sophomore-dominated team, it's very difficult." It is indeed an adjustment for Keever.
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January 18, 1996 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
His name wasn't easily recognized because he didn't coach a glamour sport. But for the past 27 years, few people could match what John Keever accomplished with his wrestling teams at Moorpark College. There were consecutive state championships in 1990 and '91. There were 17 conference titles and only two losing seasons. There was an outstanding 251-117-6 record. Nearly 80 of his athletes went on to wrestle at four-year schools. He coached 53 All-Americans.
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November 10, 1990 | THERESA MUNOZ
Often the best coaches are the ones who weren't great athletes. Their lack of mastery prepared them to better understand how skills evolve. That's why Chicago White Sox hitting guru Walt Hriniak can teach how to hit a major-league curveball, even though he couldn't hit one in a career that was limited to 99 big-league at-bats.
SPORTS
October 6, 1995
Any other year, Moorpark College wrestling Coach John Keever would have been looking forward to a match like tonight's, when the Raiders play host to top-ranked Palomar (1-0-1). But Moorpark (2-3) is off to an uncharacteristically slow start and probably won't threaten Palomar. "We don't have the guns to hang with them this year," Keever said. "We have a lot of young kids and when you go against a sophomore-dominated team, it's very difficult." It is indeed an adjustment for Keever.
SPORTS
January 18, 1996 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
His name wasn't easily recognized because he didn't coach a glamour sport. But for the past 27 years, few people could match what John Keever accomplished with his wrestling teams at Moorpark College. There were consecutive state championships in 1990 and '91. There were 17 conference titles and only two losing seasons. There was an outstanding 251-117-6 record. Nearly 80 of his athletes went on to wrestle at four-year schools. He coached 53 All-Americans.
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October 5, 1990
John Keever, the Moorpark College wrestling coach, picked up his 200th career dual-meet victory earlier this week when Moorpark beat Golden West, 22-14. Keever, in his 22nd year at Moorpark, has earned all 200 wins with the Raiders. He has a career record of 200-99-4. Last season, the Raiders finished second in the state meet, marking the best finish by a Moorpark team coached by Keever.
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December 15, 1991
Moorpark College won its second consecutive state junior college wrestling title Saturday night at West Valley College in Saratoga, Calif. Moorpark finished with 101 1/4 points, besting runner-up Fresno City (86 1/2). Valo Barajas, who finished 4-0 in the tournament, won the title at 118 pounds for the lone Raider individual championship. Moorpark's John Keever was named the state coach of the year for the second season in a row.
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December 13, 1990
Robby Cook: Moorpark Wrestling: 142 pounds Sophomore: 5-foot-7 The technical term for the move is a lateral drop, but in layman's language, Robby Cook's takedown in the waning seconds of his semifinal match was simply an enormous turnaround for Moorpark College's wrestling team in last week's state junior college championships.
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October 27, 1996
Moorpark College was awarded a forfeit victory over Compton in a Western State Conference Southern Division football game scheduled for Saturday because the Tartars didn't have enough players. Compton decided Friday to forfeit its homecoming game because the Tartars had only 14 healthy players on their roster. "They called [Friday] morning and said they were thinking about forfeiting," Moorpark Athletic Director John Keever said.
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May 9, 2000 | KATRINA DEAN
Griffin Stadium at Moorpark College should have a new look in time for next season's football games. Fans will soon say goodbye to concrete benches and hello to new silver and royal blue aluminum benches. The concrete benches date from when the facility opened in 1984. "I'm so excited to finally see the seats going in," said John Keever, athletic director. Paul Griffin Jr., a local developer who built many of the homes around the college, donated $100,000 to the cause.
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November 10, 1990 | THERESA MUNOZ
Often the best coaches are the ones who weren't great athletes. Their lack of mastery prepared them to better understand how skills evolve. That's why Chicago White Sox hitting guru Walt Hriniak can teach how to hit a major-league curveball, even though he couldn't hit one in a career that was limited to 99 big-league at-bats.
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November 19, 1994 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Ten wrestlers from Moorpark College, which traditionally has one of the finest teams in the state, will participate Sunday in the Southern California regional tournament at Bakersfield College. They will try to qualify for the state championships scheduled for Dec. 2-3 at Rio Hondo College in Whittier. The top eight individual finishers in each weight division advance to the state tournament, where the team champion is determined by the points garnered by individuals.
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December 9, 1988 | RALPH NICHOLS
Vince Plymire decided to wrestle for Moorpark College after having lunch just once with John Keever. His decision was not based on Keever's table manners but on the Moorpark coach's attitude. "He's not a wimp coach," said Plymire, a sophomore heavyweight from Channel Islands High. "He likes to go out and kick butt, just like I do." Keever's teams have won 12 Western State Conference titles in 20 years.
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