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From Sidelines to Headlines

From Sidelines to Headlines

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

November 29, 2017


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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


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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


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Rider swim team breaks a long standing record at invitational.

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In The Home Stretch

In The Home Stretch

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

May 23, 2016


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“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...

Boys Basketball Finishes Record Season

Boys Basketball Finishes Record Season

Chloe Pak, Reporter

March 11, 2016


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After a record-breaking year, the boys basketball season comes to a close as of March 5 against Dunbar in the Regional championship. “The kids have worked really hard,” head varsity basketball coach Clifford McGuire said. The boys earned their place in the Elite Eight and can walk away regi...

Soccer Players Work On Making Every Moment Count

Soccer Players Work On Making Every Moment Count

Mallory Royal and Lily Landours, Reporters

March 11, 2016


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Nine seniors, one final season as a part of the Rider family, working together on the field for the last time. “We came into the season with a whole bunch of injuries, we had like six to seven players out and some of them were very crucial players,” three year varsity player  Madison Davis sai...

Seniors’ Last Season

Seniors’ Last Season

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

March 11, 2016


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A knock on the door stops the laughter erupting from the hotel room. After hearing coach, they immediately stop everything and leap to their beds, pretending to be asleep. Awake past curfew, the girls laugh again after getting caught, eventually dozing off with the thought of tomorrow’s game on their...

Sacrifice, Hard Work

Sacrifice, Hard Work

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2016


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As she faces Old High, senior Brea Harrison helps earn her team the spot as sixth in state. "I try not to think about the rank and all of the awards," she said. "I just play, have fun, and of course, look towards state."

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‘More Than A One Man Show’

‘More Than A One Man Show’

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2016


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They had gone into overtime twice and just needed 2 more points to beat Old High. As the only freshman on varsity, Ty Caswell said the pressure was on. “I was nervous since it was my first Rider/Old High game, but once it started, I got in a rhythm,” he said. “I tried to do the same thing I alwa...

Dive In For District

Dive In For District

Jared Bruner, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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It’s Thursday and senior Elaina Terrell and the other Rider swimmers just finished warming up. She sits and waits for her event to be called. “Girls 50-yard Freestyle.” That’s her cue. Terrell gets up, puts her swim cap on and steps behind one of the diving boards. As she slips her goggle...

‘Stronger In The Long Run’

‘Stronger In The Long Run’

Lydia Angel, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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Girls soccer season is in full swing and the coaches are excited. “The season has been good,” head varsity coach Carl Wiersema said. “We have a very diverse team.” During this season, injuries have plagued the players. “That’s something that we as a team battle through, and they...

Seniors Lead

Seniors Lead

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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Boys soccer begins the 2016 year second in the district with high hopes to take first. Coach Joshua Hill has hopes “that there will be more highlights to come.” “My favorite thing about coaching this team is the relationship that I formed with the seniors,” Hill said. “This is their last...

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