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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 (...

Into the Game

Into the Game

Sandra Le, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Emily Stolt will reach several special milestones as a senior.  But one of her favorites happened in an Abilene Cooper gym last month. That’s when Stolt first stepped back onto the volleyball court after missing time with an ACL injury to her right knee.  “I just got thrown into it and pl...

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 31, 2019

It’s only Makenzi Renfro’s second year running cross country, but she’s still leaving an impressive mark on the sport. Running just a few days ago as Rider’s only delegate at regionals, Renfro finished with a time of 22:26.2 minutes and did not make state.  After last week’s WFISD athletics luncheon...

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

With basketball season about to start, The Rider Chronicle sat down with head girls basketball coach Kendall Webb to ask a few questions about him entering his promising third year. The Lady Raiders have a Saturday scrimmage and begins the regular season on Nov. 9. Q: How long have you been coachi...

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...

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