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Seniors’ Last Season

Seniors’ Last Season

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

March 11, 2016

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

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."

‘More Than A One Man Show’

‘More Than A One Man Show’

Cortney Wood, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2016

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

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

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

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...

No. 9 In The Nation

No. 9 In The Nation

Savannah Dickson, Reporter

December 18, 2015

Sweat pours off their bodies as they sprint up and down the court. Sneakers squeak against the gymnasium floor and shouts fill the air from the court, sideline, and bleachers adding to the clatter. The opposing team pants, frantically trying to score points but the buzzer sounds, declaring Lady Raiders ...

High Expectations For A Purpose

High Expectations For A Purpose

Shannon Pyle, Co-Editor-Chief

December 1, 2015

It’s the last match and varsity only needs to score one more time to beat their long standing rivals, the Aledo Lady Cats. The ball is served. “It felt like a dream,” head coach Alysha Humpert said. “It felt like the best dream possible.” Freshman Logan Browning makes a pass to her...

Rider Over Old High

Rider Over Old High

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

November 2, 2015

On Oct. 2 Rider beat Old High with a last second field goal, leading to a score of 24-21.The victory served as redemption after last year’s 50-36 loss. Senior kicker Brock Dowling made the 32-yard field goal as time expired increasing Rider’s all time record against Old High to 34-18-3. Early...

To Bee or Not to Bee

To Bee or Not to Bee

Miranda Darne, Managing Editor

September 28, 2015

Something fell from the ceiling. Looking closer, junior Libby Taubert yelled. There was a dead bee on the court. And then more fell from the ceiling, landing in her hair. The bees matched her hair color, making it difficult for her to get them out. Around her teammates stared at the court floor...

Raider of the Month: September

Raider of the Month: September

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

September 28, 2015

He didn’t think about it. There was 1.2 seconds left in the final quarter. He just reacted. It was instinct. Junior Willie Cherry made the winning touchdown in the game against Amarillo on Sept. 4. Rider was down by three points when Willie took the the last play of the game. Shocked, Willie...

Varsity Tennis Dominates at UIL

Varsity Tennis Dominates at UIL

Shannon Pyle, Feature Editor

June 4, 2015

Junior Taylor Gray had competed against the same girl at District, Regionals and then State. Though she was up 3-0 in the beginning of the last set against senior Domonique Garley from Saginaw High School, the set finished with a score of 6-3. This left Taylor second out of the entire state in girls’...

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