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All-State Success

All-State Success

Jansen Roulliard, Reporter

March 4, 2014

Junior Kendall Chamberlain woke to someone shaking her shoulder. Her father was standing by her bed, practically bouncing with excitement, trying to shake her awake. In his hand, he held the daily issue of the newspaper. Wondering what was going on, Chamberlain stretched and rubbed her sleepy eyes....

Netting A Win

Hannah Zemboy, Contributor

December 18, 2013

The 2013 Lady Raiders volleyball team challenged themselves to prove they were in it to win it even after losing eight seniors from last year’s team. The ladies had a goal of finishing in the top three of the district, bettering last season when the team finished 4th. “I challenged them to write...

Dedication Over Injuries

Dedication Over Injuries

Emily Carroll, Co-Editor

October 29, 2013

It was Rider High School against Canyon High School. Defensive Specialist, senior Caitlin Renz hustled for a shanked volleyball. After she popped it back up, her feet kept going, and next thing she knew she was on the ground. As sophomore Kelli Barnett tried to help her up. Coach Brown escorted her to...

Coach Leads Young Team To Success

Cortney Wood, Reporter

October 23, 2013

Head Coach Ryan Gillen entered the 2013-2014 year knowing he graduated seven out of his top eight boys on the varsity tennis team. Never once did he let that overshadow the opportunity this year had to offer. And this year has already turned out with varsity taking the District Champ title early this...

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes

Shannon Pyle, Reporter, Feature Editor

October 16, 2013

It’s Friday night and the players fill the pitch black locker room, having quiet time with the lights turned off and headphones out. “We slow it down before we go just to get everyone focused and ready,” senior Landon Ross said. Everyone gathers together for one last pep talk before the...

Freshman Sidelined With Injury

Holly Apple

May 23, 2013

It was a soccer game like any other for Tiffany Foster until the injury that changed everything. It was the last game of the season for Lady Raider Soccer against Burkburnett. Rider was dominating the opponent with a score of 5-0. With the crowd on their feet cheering Rider on, the game was coming to...

Varsity Soccer Deals With Stress On field

Varsity Soccer Deals With Stress On field

Hannah Strong, Reporter

February 21, 2013

The sun is white and hot, so bright that even closing one’s eyes wouldn’t stop the light from drilling through the eyelids, causing a headache. But as a soccer player, it’s part of the job. Walking out on the field and baring a blizzard or scorching heat, they do it to play the game they love,...

Raiders Make History In Playoffs

Raiders Make History In Playoffs

Shelby Harrison, Reporter

January 10, 2013

After an unbelievable score of 49-0 for Rider/Old High, the Varsity football team was set and determined to take on the playoffs. Starting the season in the 4A Division 2 bracket, the team was 8-2, and they dominated the competition game after game. “People talk about our losses of JT and Chase,...

Tennis Earns Second Consecutive Trip To State

Tennis Earns Second Consecutive Trip To State

Lee Williamson, Reporter

November 19, 2012

Just getting this far was a victory. That much wasn’t lost on anybody. They had come so far, and they never let up, not even for a second. They jumped on every opportunity to punish the opposition and they stood their ground against every ball that came their way, but this time it just wasn’t enough. Last...

Varsity Seniors Reach The End Of Raider Era

Varsity Seniors Reach The End Of Raider Era

Imran Kurani, Reporter

October 4, 2012

For some, senior year means finally being free, finally getting out of Wichita, and finally being done with high school, but for the seniors on the varsity football team, it means bitter-sweet goodbyes. "I'm glad to go on to college but it will be hard," Senior left tackle Harrison Sorge said. "I...

New Team Sets High Goals

New Team Sets High Goals

Maddie Box, Reporter

October 3, 2012

As the stress of a new school year begins, so does the Varsity volleyball season. With a new coach, new players, and a new perspective on "team unity," the 2012-2013 varsity volleyball team is looking forward to a great season. "Team dinners really help with team unity," Senior Co-Captain, Peyton...

Going Back To The Basics

Going Back To The Basics

Emily Carroll, Reporter

October 2, 2012

Rider Alum Alysha Pritt, now Alysha Humpert, knew being the head volleyball coach for Rider was the right step to take for her career. She has now reached her goal as head coach at the school she once attended as a student. She says she is looking forward to coaching this season because she played volleyball...

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