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

Byron Dowling

October 8, 2010

"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

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...

She spikes, She scores

Belle Frye

October 8, 2010

Each game brings about a new set of feelings for Rider’s Varsity Volleyball team.  The Rider/Old High match is no different.  The girls huddle up and say a prayer to calm the nerves, then the time comes, the time to shine. “I felt numb because of the adrenaline pumping through my body,” Varsity...

Boys Cross Country Places Second: Wyatt Shows Strong Gains

Boys Cross Country Places Second: Wyatt Shows Strong Gains

Regan Fields

September 17, 2010

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

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

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

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...

Baseball Ready To Roll

Baseball Ready To Roll

Monica Mathieu

May 13, 2010

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

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 28, 2010

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

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Raiders Storm Saginaw

Michael Johnson

March 23, 2010

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...

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