The Rider Chronicle

Season Comes To Close

Michael Johnson

December 1, 2009


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As Denton-Guyer, Denton-Ryan and Lake Dallas still have high hopes for football in December, Rider remains silent, looking back at a rebuilding season with hopes of improvement. “It’s been a learning experience for everyone involved from the coaches to the trainers and to the players,” coach James...

One Team, One Goal

One Team, One Goal

October 9, 2009


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After a shaky start, the varsity football team looks forward to a strong season as they rely on the leadership of the seniors. “[I’m looking forward to] a district championship and a state championship,” Coach James Garfield said. “[And] kids playing hard and doing what is right all the time.” Rider...

Varsity Volleyball

Monica Mathieu

October 8, 2009


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Coming together as a family, the varsity volleyball team hopes to be successful in the 2009-2010 season. Members of the team feels that they are doing well because they are functioning as a whole. "We're really close as a team and we're playing our hardest," Sophomore Cadyn Laing said. The girls...

Cross Country

Monica Mathieu

October 8, 2009


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Chris Anderson is leading the boys' cross country team with a time of 17:24, Darryl Neal follows with a time of 19:02, and Aaron Kurtz comes in third at Rider with a time of 19:14. The team places third at the Perkins Scout Camp and 11th at Marcus I International. "I believe this team has more...

JV Football

Monica Mathieu

October 8, 2009


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The JV football team is so far undefeated for the 2009-2010 season with a 2-0 record. So far the team has played Byron Nelson, a new team from Justin, twice. Their scores were 12-0 and 28-7, with the seven points from the other team as a technicality. The defense has not yet been scored on. "Our...

Shooting Team Takes Aim

Byron Dowling

October 5, 2009


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"Shooter take your position," says the official. As each player steps to the line and aims their rifle, the target begins to look smaller as the pressure sinks in. Their hearts are beating faster than a freshman on the first day of school. Their finger pulls the trigger, and then their heart stops. "Shooting...

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