The Rider Chronicle

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...

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...

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