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Coronavirus forces UIL to shut down Rider events

Coronavirus forces UIL to shut down Rider events

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has made the decision to stop activities from March 16-29. This will affect all of Rider's spring sporting events. March Madness takes on a new meaning as soccer playoffs will be halted for the next couple of weeks along...

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 11, 2020

It may only be their first year powerlifting, but Rider's Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus have proven to be quick learners.  Both will represent the Raiders at their respective state meets later this month. Wilson placed second in regionals and will lift again on March 21 in Waco. Asmus placed fif...

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 27, 2020

After a one-year hiatus from the playoffs, Rider baseball bounced back in 2019 with a young squad. Many key players are returning in 2020, leading to high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Jeremy Crouch to discuss the upcoming season, returning standouts and a few new face...

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Rider’s Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach of her alma mater where she holds 35 school records.  The Lady Raiders opened up the 2020 season last week and are looking to make progress after Bates’ debut last year. She sat down with The Rider Chronicle to discuss the ...

Carrillo corners the competition

Carrillo corners the competition

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Emmanuel Carrillo Jr., the freshman soccer player and cross country runner named after his father. He takes the field wearing black and gold, seemingly no different from the next athlete.  But he’s not always clad in school colors during competition. When he’s in the ring, he wears the color...

Leading on and off the court

Leading on and off the court

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

The buzzer sounds and applause fills the field house. The Raiders had just defeated the Wylie Bulldogs 61-55. The players retreat to the locker room as the stands empty. For many, it’s time to celebrate. For No. 15 , it’s time to head home. He has a quiz tomorrow in his AP Calculus class. ...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Rider will have new opponents in volleyball and basketball for the next two years after Monday’s UIL realignment.  The Raiders are no longer with Abilene Cooper and Wylie. Instead, Rider will be grouped with Aledo, Azle, Granbury and Brewer in District 5-5A.  Basketball coaches Cliff McGuire and...

Surpassing Expectations

Surpassing Expectations

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

The Lady Raiders basketball team entered the gym last Friday looking for something to prove.  Earlier that week they suffered a rare loss, but they ended up shattering any doubt they had what it takes to be a top contender for the district title. After knocking off Aledo 52-36 at home on Friday, ...

Q/A with boys soccer head coach Dustin Holly

Q/A with boys soccer head coach Dustin Holly

Sandra Le, Reporter

January 10, 2020

With the soccer season just beginning, the Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly for his insight behind their successful first couple weeks, including a championship at the Princeton Tournament.  Q: What have been the keys behind the good start of the season this year? A: We h...

Another kind of victory

Another kind of victory

Meghan Helton, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Despite ending with a playoff loss to Lubbock Cooper, the Rider football team’s 2019 season has definitely been one to remember.  Beating rival Old High for a consecutive fifth year and advancing to the state quarterfinals were impressive accomplishments, but what stood out most in this postseason...

Q/A with boys basketball coach Cliff McGuire

Q/A with boys basketball coach Cliff McGuire

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Rider boys basketball team is coming off another district title and has high expectations for the 2019-2020 season.  Cliff McGuire is entering his 14th season coaching and his seventh with the Raiders. The Rider Chronicle spoke with McGuire about coaching, this year’s season and upcoming players...

Q/A with head athletic trainer Coach Doley

Q/A with head athletic trainer Coach Doley

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Rider/Old High week is upon us. While Rider’s traditions are well known throughout the school, there are some who have never fully experienced the pride of being a Rider Raider. Coach Doley, head athletic trainer entering his 17th year on the job, made the switch from Wichita Falls High School (...

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