The Rider Chronicle

Baseball Ready To Roll

Baseball Ready To Roll

Monica Mathieu

May 13, 2010


Filed under Sports

With a record of 29-5 the baseball team finds itself state ranked in 10th place and in the regional play-offs under direction of head coach Scot Green. “I feel the guys have done extremely well (this year),” Coach Green said. “They have put in a lot of time and effort in the off-season and...

Field Hockey Fever

Monica Mathieu

April 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Sports

WFISD is home to award-winning bands, stellar soccer teams and a plethora of UIL teams. It is a thriving environment for the academically strong as well as one for traditional sports such as soccer, volleyball and football. However, to put itself over the top and prove to the state that WFISD is truly...

Season Ends in Heartbreak Shoot-Out

Brittany Robinson

March 27, 2010


Filed under Sports

One single goal. That was all it came down to in the intense shootout at the Rider Raider’s Region I-4A sectional round playoff game against Denton Guyer. The Raider’s 1-0 shootout loss was a devastating way to end their outstanding season. Rider had control of the game and out worked the Wildcats,...

Rider Track

March 25, 2010


Filed under Sports, Video

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Raiders Storm Saginaw

Michael Johnson

March 23, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Raiders entered their first playoff game against the Saginaw Rough Riders with the goal of "scoring early and often." They did just that in their 5-1 win. All five of the goals from Rider came in the first half. Senior Josh Findlay set the pace of the game with the first three goals, one off a...

Senior Signs with College

Michael Johnson

March 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

The score is tied. With the game on the line he drives the ball down-field. Heart pumping with adrenaline as he shakes past a defender. Now the only obstacle in his way of the game winning goal is wearing a long sleeve shirt, a different jersey than his teammates, and a pair of gloves. He takes the shot....

Sophomore Earns National Champ Title

Sophomore Earns National Champ Title

Leslie Trejo

February 12, 2010


Filed under Sports

His heart pounds as he rushes through the hallway, palms sweating, knees trembling, feeling the sudden lack of air. All he can think about is the colossal number of kids he has competed with and prevailed. This is what he’s been preparing for in the last three years, and in one short game all his practice...

Editor’s Playoff Predictions for NFL Wild Card Week

Michael Johnson

January 8, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Here we are. 12 teams remain. Eight play this week. I’ll tell who will win and why, and my “clutch” player predictions for each game. AFC New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals First of all the Jets shouldn’t even be in the playoffs. Their last two games were against teams who already had a c...

Boys Basketball Underway

December 14, 2009


Filed under Sports

The Rider Raider basketball team has kicked off the 2009-2010 campaign with some highs and lows possessing a 3-3 record this year. “Our goal this year is to play competitive championship basketball,” coach Mark Richardson said. The team opened up the season against the visiting Frisco Liberty Red-Hawks...

Livin’ on the edge

Michael Johnson

December 14, 2009


Filed under Feature, Sports

In the 2008 Olympics the world watched as new replace old. Arguably the best opening ceremony took place, Phelps brought home a record eight gold medals in a single Olympics, Usain Bolt lived up to his name and became the fastest man on earth, and nine new events joined the Olympics. Of these, one quenched...

Girls Basketball off to Successful Start

Brittany Robinson

December 11, 2009


Filed under Sports

Kicking off the season with a great start, the Lady Raider varsity basketball team stands with a record of 10-2. With a solid starting lineup the Lady Raiders are going to be a threat this year. After defeating 5A Justin Northwest by a margin of 19 points, it is clear Rider will have a target on their...

Coaching on Own Time

Branden Robinson

December 1, 2009


Filed under Sports

Last year Coach Radtke and Coach Davison trained state champion James Chambers on their own time in discus and shot-put, helping him achieve two gold medals at state. "I currently coach soccer in the spring, so when we started this it was after soccer practice one day and he was getting ready for...

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