The Rider Chronicle

Senior Signs with College

Michael Johnson

March 2, 2010

The score is tied. With the game on the line he drives the ball down-field. Heart pumping with adrenaline as he shakes past a defender. Now the only obstacle in his way of the game winning goal is wearing a long sleeve shirt, a different jersey than his teammates, and a pair of gloves. He takes the shot....

Boys soccer undefeated and uncontested in district play

Boys soccer undefeated and uncontested in district play

Byron Dowling

February 23, 2010

The Rider Raiders Boys soccer team is undefeated as they've kicked off district play possessing a record of (9-0-1). The Raiders most recent game came against the Decatur Eagles in district play, their second game in as many days as the Raiders were looking to stay unbeaten. Josh Findlay scored 15...

Sophomore Earns National Champ Title

Sophomore Earns National Champ Title

Leslie Trejo

February 12, 2010

His heart pounds as he rushes through the hallway, palms sweating, knees trembling, feeling the sudden lack of air. All he can think about is the colossal number of kids he has competed with and prevailed. This is what he’s been preparing for in the last three years, and in one short game all his practice...

Editor’s Playoff Predictions for NFL Wild Card Week

Michael Johnson

January 8, 2010

Here we are. 12 teams remain. Eight play this week. I’ll tell who will win and why, and my “clutch” player predictions for each game. AFC New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals First of all the Jets shouldn’t even be in the playoffs. Their last two games were against teams who already had a c...

Boys Basketball Underway

December 14, 2009

The Rider Raider basketball team has kicked off the 2009-2010 campaign with some highs and lows possessing a 3-3 record this year. “Our goal this year is to play competitive championship basketball,” coach Mark Richardson said. The team opened up the season against the visiting Frisco Liberty Red-Hawks...

Livin’ on the edge

Michael Johnson

December 14, 2009

In the 2008 Olympics the world watched as new replace old. Arguably the best opening ceremony took place, Phelps brought home a record eight gold medals in a single Olympics, Usain Bolt lived up to his name and became the fastest man on earth, and nine new events joined the Olympics. Of these, one quenched...

Girls Basketball off to Successful Start

Brittany Robinson

December 11, 2009

Kicking off the season with a great start, the Lady Raider varsity basketball team stands with a record of 10-2. With a solid starting lineup the Lady Raiders are going to be a threat this year. After defeating 5A Justin Northwest by a margin of 19 points, it is clear Rider will have a target on their...

Coaching on Own Time

Branden Robinson

December 1, 2009

Last year Coach Radtke and Coach Davison trained state champion James Chambers on their own time in discus and shot-put, helping him achieve two gold medals at state. "I currently coach soccer in the spring, so when we started this it was after soccer practice one day and he was getting ready for...

Season Comes To Close

Michael Johnson

December 1, 2009

As Denton-Guyer, Denton-Ryan and Lake Dallas still have high hopes for football in December, Rider remains silent, looking back at a rebuilding season with hopes of improvement. “It’s been a learning experience for everyone involved from the coaches to the trainers and to the players,” coach James...

One Team, One Goal

One Team, One Goal

October 9, 2009

After a shaky start, the varsity football team looks forward to a strong season as they rely on the leadership of the seniors. “[I’m looking forward to] a district championship and a state championship,” Coach James Garfield said. “[And] kids playing hard and doing what is right all the time.” Rider...

Varsity Volleyball

Monica Mathieu

October 8, 2009

Coming together as a family, the varsity volleyball team hopes to be successful in the 2009-2010 season. Members of the team feels that they are doing well because they are functioning as a whole. "We're really close as a team and we're playing our hardest," Sophomore Cadyn Laing said. The girls...

Cross Country

Monica Mathieu

October 8, 2009

Chris Anderson is leading the boys' cross country team with a time of 17:24, Darryl Neal follows with a time of 19:02, and Aaron Kurtz comes in third at Rider with a time of 19:14. The team places third at the Perkins Scout Camp and 11th at Marcus I International. "I believe this team has more...

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