The Rider Chronicle

Rider Soccer Headed To State

April 24, 2012


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Athletes go extra mile to make it into set class

Lee Williamson

March 2, 2012


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Rider power lifting has been moving weight in more ways than one recently. "We use trash bags a lot," senior Amber Carlson said. "It can get pretty messy but it works... usually." Yes, the lifters have been working to change weight classes. "I once ran while wearing sweats and a trash...

LIfters earn 4 top medals at Graham meet, second competition of the year

Lee Williamson

March 2, 2012


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Raider power lifters were met with success last weekend at their meet in Graham. Four individual lifters scored gold medals despite the new difficulties of the present season. "I was put in a higher weight class than I was last season, so I had to lift against stronger people," junior Katy Steimel...

Soccer season begins with victories

Lee Williamson

March 2, 2012


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The soccer team has kicked off their season with a win against Granbury and a score of 2-1 for the boys and 4-0 for the girls in their first game last Saturday. "The one word I would use to define this group would be resilient," head Coach Joshua Hill said. "As we continue to raise expectations,...

Lady Raiders reach #11 in state

February 2, 2012


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Last year, the Lady Raider Basketball team made it to playoffs for the first time in 20 years. This year, they're ranked in state. "We are currently #12 and we reached #11 earlier in the season," two-year head coach Ramsey Ghazal said. "I was excited because the girls have worked extremely...

Powerlifting Goes For Gold This Saturday

January 13, 2012


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Rider Raider powerlifting is going for gold this Saturday at their first meet of the season. The lifters see this as not only their first meet, but also as their first step toward regionals. "We are very confident this season," Head Powerlifting Coach Bill Davison said. "We have four girls and one...

Lady Raiders ready for season after winning Fantasy of Lights

Lauren Love

December 15, 2011


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One year ago, the Lady Raiders made their first playoff appearance in 21 years. Today they’re ranked 12th in the state. "I'm looking forward to see how this team gels and comes together," Ghazal said. "They have worked extremely hard in the off season, and we are excited to see how that pays off." The...

Tennis goes far, returns champs

Jaycee Burke

December 15, 2011


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The tennis team really showed the meaning of One Family, One Team after making it to the state finals. "It was really an amazing feeling. We were the underdogs so it felt good to come back and prove to everyone we were able to win it for all the Regional title we felt belonged to us," junior tennis...

Tennis Headed to State

Jaycee Burke

November 4, 2011


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The tennis team will be shooting for a state championship today, and if they win, tomorrow in Austin, Texas. When they found out that they were going to state, they said that it was such a blurry moment because there was so much excitement. Everyone was screaming and no one was expecting it. "To...

Raiders Hold Their Own Against Top Ranked Ryan

Jon Lanford

October 7, 2011


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Thursday Oct. 6, Rider lost to Denton Ryan 20-17. Driving home from Memorial Stadium that night, my friend texted me and asked how the game went. I told him we lost, and he promptly responded saying, “I knew y’all would get creamed.” I’m so happy my car is still intact, because I was so mad...

Baseball wins State, ready for new year, training new players

Baseball wins State, ready for new year, training new players

Daniel Martinez

October 6, 2011


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The adrenalin-filled celebration after the miraculous victory may have been the most rewarding part of the state championship journey. "There was lot of pandemonium and excitement,” Coach Scot Green said. “We were celebrating with our fans and jumping on each others' backs.” After the game, the...

One family, all teams: Cross country reaches out

One family, all teams: Cross country reaches out

Montana Mooney

October 6, 2011


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You hear or see it every day. Our school stresses the concept. We are supposed to be “one family, one team,” but what does that mean? Go to just one cross country meet and you’ll find out immediately, just like I did. In order to photograph the meet, I had to ride the bus with the team. The day...

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