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Cycling Level: High School

Cycling Level: High School

Alexa Vincent, Reporter

May 12, 2014

He shuts the door of his 2001 navy Honda Accord and turns to cross over a four foot stretch of brown grass, carrying his backpack, taking a specific path in efforts to avoid the stickers that plague the dormant ground. He walks to his garage; he pushes the button to raise the mechanical door open...

Academic Adversities Of Athletes

Alexa Vincent, Reporter

April 2, 2014

On the ride home from her last basketball game, Erin Scruggs sits midway back on the dark bus. As she listens to music her mind meanders to the occasional splurge of car lights waning and waxing past the bus, distorted by the clammy windows. And while the excitement of the team’s most successful...

Female Powerlifters Proceed To State Meet

Female Powerlifters Proceed To State Meet

Lane Maddox, Reporter

March 27, 2014

Right after school, Jamie Herrell and Abi Reilly walk into the weight room, ready for the afternoon’s practice. They are no longer greeted by the friendly faces of the seven other girls on the powerlifting team. They’re the only ones left, the only girls who have advanced to the state powerlifting...

Soccer Boy’s Bond Leads To WIN

Soccer Boy’s Bond Leads To WIN

Shannon Pyle, Reporter

March 14, 2014

Sophomore Josh Peloquin follows the soccer ball with his eyes as it passes from defender to midfielder. Bending his knees, he readies himself. As a forward, it’s his sole job to make the goal; this is what his mind is focused on as the ball makes its way toward him. The ball passes through two of...

Dominating Denton District

Dominating Denton District

Karla Gonzales, Reporter

March 5, 2014

You could hear their medals clink against each other in the hallways, the Monday they came back from the district meet in Denton. Bringing home 9 gold medal for solos and 5 gold medals for relays, the Rider Swim Team dominated at their last swim meet. This win makes the Rider swim team the champions...

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,...

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