The Rider Chronicle

Track team makes it to state after successful year

May 26, 2011


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Both the girls and boys track teams both had successful seasons that for some athletes is still going. Six girls and five boys advanced to regionals with both Taylor Stolt and Dylan McDorman advancing to the State Track Meet in Austin on May 13. "The Boys Track Team had a really successful 2011 track...

Boy’s soccer playoff run cut short

Alex Yeu

April 18, 2011


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Rider soccer has always been the best of the best the cream of the crop, the head honchos, and this season has not been different from any of the previous seasons. Despite the loss to Northside High, the varsity team says they had a great season that was filled with excitement and that bonds that formed...

The Road to Victory: Football’s playoff run started with early wins

Ashleigh Robinson

November 29, 2010


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“If we win, we’re in!” he yelled out to the field house, his voice stretching way back to the very last row of the stands, through several teens. His heart raced as he looked around the massive gym. In the stands, students were filled with Rider Spirit as they cupped their hands around their mouths,...

Raiders lock up second place in district and secure playoff berth with victory over Denton

November 23, 2010


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The Rider Raiders football team has secured a playoff spot and are headed to the 4A division 1 playoff bracket after a 56 to 2 victory over the Denton Broncos. With the win the Raiders have locked up second place regardless of the outcome of the crosstown rivalry with Old High. The Coyotes, whose playoff...

Lady Raiders raise thousands for breast cancer

Lady Raiders raise thousands for breast cancer

November 23, 2010


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$7000. That’s how much money volleyball coach TiAda Radtke was able to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation after weeks of selling Think Pink shirts and silly bandz and other fundraisers prior to the Think Pink Game Oct. 12. Pink ribbons decorated the rails, and most spectators were wearing the...

District 4-4A Playoff Race in High Gear

District 4-4A Playoff Race in High Gear

October 20, 2010


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The Raiders find themselves sitting in second place in a competitive district 4-4A race only trailing the Raiders of Denton Ryan who are currently 4-0 in district. The Raiders posses a district record of 2-1. Rider, who had a bye week this previous Friday, got some help this Friday from Little Elm and ...

‘He’s the biggest Raider fan I’ve ever met’

Byron Dowling

October 8, 2010


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"One Family, One Team," these are the words that signify the post-Ponder era with Coach Garfield to take the reins as Rider's new head football coach and athletic coordinator. "I was really excited," Coach James Garfield said after being named the head coach. "I love Rider High School and I love the...

Drive, Determination, Discipline: Seniors Lead Team

Erin Hagy

October 8, 2010


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Sweat dripping down their foreheads, the heat is almost unbearable as they step onto the field with determination. It is off-season and they are working as hard now as they do in-season. It is almost as if the baseball team doesn’t know it is September and not April. Every day after school, the...

Boys Cross Country Places Second: Wyatt Shows Strong Gains

Boys Cross Country Places Second: Wyatt Shows Strong Gains

Regan Fields

September 17, 2010


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The bell just rang, and the boys headed to the locker room. As they tie their shoelaces, they think about the journey ahead of them. When they walk outside, the humid heat of Texas air hits them, and they begin to dread the run even more. They set off for their 5 to 10-mile journey, and keep the mindset,...

Rider beats #10 Kennedale 13-10

Byron Dowling

September 9, 2010


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At Friday's game against Kennedale the Raider's defense accomplished something that has only taken place a handful of times in the history of sports. The defense intercepted Kennedale's Alvarez twice on the night catching two more passes than the Kennedale receivers did. After giving up over 500 yard...

Football Starts Season

Byron Dowling

September 3, 2010


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With an emotional off-season finally behind them and a new head coach on their hands, the 2010 football team was ready to come out fighting in their season opener against the Cougars of 5A Abilene Cooper. Tevin Aldridge took Rider's first offensive play of the year 83 yards for a touchdown, and afte...

Softball in regional quarterfinals

Softball in regional quarterfinals

Byron Dowling

May 14, 2010


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The Rider Lady Raiders started their best of three series against Mansfield Legacy with a heart crushing defeat in extra innings. The Lady Broncos advanced to the region 1-4A quarterfinals with a sweep of the Denton Ryan Lady Raiders, a team that swept the Rider girls twice this year. The Lady Raiders...

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