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Lady Raiders ready for season after winning Fantasy of Lights

Lauren Love

December 15, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Track team makes it to state after successful year

May 26, 2011

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

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

“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

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

$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

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 ...

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