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Reaching for new heights

Reaching for new heights

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 1, 2019

It’s easy to see junior Jill Leslie step onto the volleyball court. As the tallest girl on the team standing 6-foot-3, it’s no surprise she’s a ferocious blocker at the net.  But what you don’t see is the dramatic change in Leslie’s life. Her father, Justin Leslie, became the head men’s...

The Longest Line at Rider grows

The Longest Line at Rider grows

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

September 20, 2019

Caleb Longest wakes up under his parents’ roof before heading off to Algebra 2 in the mornings.  However, he’s not a student at Duncan High School any more. This time he’s joining his parents at Rider as the newest Longest faculty member.  There are several couples that were or are employ...

Q/A with Rider’s foreign tennis players

Q/A with Rider’s foreign tennis players

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

The Rider tennis team is diverse this year with three foreign students participating. Junior Coen Houtsma and his freshman brother Bas left the Netherlands more than a year ago, but this is their first year in the program.  Sophomore Axelle Jacquemin is a new asset to the team after arriving from Belgiu...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears. All shed for the love of the game held so closely to the hearts of the  Rider football players. This love is no different for the Raiders’ quarterback, Jacob Rodriguez. Last year at this point, an injured Rodriguez stood restlessly watching from afar. He paced endlessly, che...

Q/A with Head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert

Q/A with Head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert

Sandra Le, Reporter

August 27, 2019

Coming off her 200th win, head volleyball coach Alysha Humpert sat down with The Rider Chronicle to share her thoughts about this season. Q: After your first few games, how have your expectations for the team changed? A: I wouldn’t say my expectations have changed because ultimately, I always wan...

Q/A with Head Football Coach Marc Bindel

Q/A with Head Football Coach Marc Bindel

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2019

After a previous season filled with struggles and success, head football coach Marc Bindel enters the new school year with high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with Bindel to discuss the pressures and challenges of running a football team.  Q: What are your expectations for this year?...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

A Dream for Coaching

A Dream for Coaching

Amaya Spearman, Reporter

January 26, 2018

After fifteen years, a familiar face is returning to the soccer field at Rider High School.  While he was a leader as a player, now he is the leader as the new boys head coach. “Everyone has their dream job, but this is what I've always wanted to do,” Head Coach Dustin Holly said. Since wi...

From Sidelines to Headlines

From Sidelines to Headlines

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

November 29, 2017

After two years of watching from the sidelines, Colton Ward is finally getting his chance to be on the football field again. In August of 2015 Ward sustained a serious knee injury at freshman football practice that ultimately resulted in the amputation of his lower right leg. “Just to see all the...

Stepping Up to Step Down

Stepping Up to Step Down

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017

The match is over. The result is final. The team breaks into applause in support of one another. For the veteran player and captain of the tennis team Leah Schrass, this is one of the many reasons why tennis has drawn her back to her roots. “Something I love is that after every match we just stand and ...

Breaking the Record

Breaking the Record

Victoria Hitchcock, Reporter

November 9, 2016

Rider swim team breaks a long standing record at invitational.

In The Home Stretch

In The Home Stretch

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

May 23, 2016

“Y’all please laugh because this is going to be funny.” Senior and softball manager Cortney Wood walked up to the pitcher’s mound readying herself to throw the first pitch of the game, the softball players cheering her on. With nervousness taking over, she hesitated to throw, choosing to...

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