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Go Big Or Go Home

Go Big Or Go Home

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

June 2, 2015

With 24 seconds left in the fourth its 64 to 63 in the semi finals of the Kentucky v.s. Wisconsin game and Kentucky is in full comeback mode and is looking one step closer to an undefeated season. “I jumped to my feet, I was ecstatic,” sophomore Kyler Koetter said. “I knew that there was no...

The Ultimate Return

The Ultimate Return

Steven Garcia, Reporter

May 12, 2015

It’s Tuesday. The last bell of the day has rung its sweet tune. Everyone is rushing to their cars to go home or to their jobs. But some students are speeding to a field to forget about their problems. On this field, you’re not a football player or a band kid. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing...

Record Season

Record Season

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

March 31, 2015

Halfway through his Junior season Josh Peloquin has already broken the Rider High School Career Soccer Goals Record.The record was previously held by Rider alumni Christian Okeke with 72 career goals. Josh surpassed that with currently 79 goals. This isn’t the first big record Josh has broken either....

Worth The Weight

Worth The Weight

Kiersten Scott, Co-editor

March 31, 2015

Victoria Ross was afraid of the weight falling on her, she still is, and she makes sure to have a spotter for each lift even though Coach Davidson tells her she can do it on her own. She faces that fear each morning in powerlifting practice, and like others in the sport conquers it little by little. “The...

Boys Basketball Wins District Title

Boys Basketball Wins District Title

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

February 12, 2015

Last season varsity boys basketball fell short of their goal dropping out of the playoffs after their first game. But this season a new team has been born. With a district record of 12-0 they have already been crowned District Champs and clinched a playoff berth. The team has only two games left, but...

Shooting For State

Shooting For State

Anna Au, Reporter

February 11, 2015

Coaches start with scouting reports, then the shuffling of feet fills the courts as the Lady Raiders start their practice. Eyes follow as a ball is tossed into the air ready to be snatched. The competitive instincts of two girls lands one in the dentist’s office while the other is bandaged for her...

Coach Achieves NFL Dream

Coach Achieves NFL Dream

Justin Hasty, reporter

February 2, 2015

As a Rider Raider football player, teacher Eric Ward had a dream. He wanted to play in the NFL. The dream wasn’t new. As a junior at Texas Tech, he was projected to go in the third round of the NFL draft. He opted to stay in school and get his master’s instead. That wasn’t supposed to change...

Football Season Finished After Playoff Run

Football Season Finished After Playoff Run

Shannon Pyle, Reporter

December 12, 2014

Junior wide receiver TJ Vasher doesn’t notice the 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter as he runs to the end zone.  Rider is down three points and their standing in playoffs depends on this one play.  Turning around, Vasher keeps his eye on the ball as it flies 30 yards through the air. 6......

Varsity Girls Basketball Ranked 10th

Varsity Girls  Basketball Ranked 10th

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor

December 12, 2014

Mercedes Brooks would rather be ranked higher. She thinks that everyone on the Lady Raiders basketball team is motivated also. They just won’t settle for 10th in Texas. For Mercedes this comes with mastering skills like going-left. “Dribbling with my left hand is my weakness in basketball,”...

Student’s Relationships Urge Her Onward

Student’s Relationships Urge Her Onward

Cortney Wood, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“Riley Anderson and Caitlin Pawloski told me that I should try cross country and track, and I was like ‘What’s cross country? What is that?’ I thought it was going to be a side thing, but it turned out that I loved it. They were the ones that got me started. And then I grew to like it more, it...

A Fresh Golf Coach

A Fresh Golf Coach

Kobie Lunsford, Reporter

November 4, 2014

Rider Alumni Dakota Robbins was on his way to the Cheesecake Factory in Dallas when he received the news that he was to be the new coach for the golf team. Robbins has already begun the team’s training for 2014-2015. The golf season has started and the 1st tournaments started during the 2nd six weeks. “It...

A Look Behind The Laces

A Look Behind The Laces

Miranda Darne, Reporter

November 4, 2014

It’s before the race. The teammates gather around to do their stretches and group prayer, their routine before every run. The anticipation grips senior Kylee Garcia as she chants stretches and helps prepare the group for the meet, one of her many responsibilities as captain of the girl’s cross-country...

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