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Q/A with boys basketball coach Cliff McGuire

Q/A with boys basketball coach Cliff McGuire

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Rider boys basketball team is coming off another district title and has high expectations for the 2019-2020 season.  Cliff McGuire is entering his 14th season coaching and his seventh with the Raiders. The Rider Chronicle spoke with McGuire about coaching, this year’s season and upcoming players...

Rivalry through the generations

Rivalry through the generations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Rider-Old High week has come and gone once more, along with its standing traditions. The cowboy hats that flood the halls for the Roundup assembly, the eery jingling of bells on Mum Day. But only a handful of people know how these traditions were created or how they have evolved through the decades. ...

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 31, 2019

It’s only Makenzi Renfro’s second year running cross country, but she’s still leaving an impressive mark on the sport. Running just a few days ago as Rider’s only delegate at regionals, Renfro finished with a time of 22:26.2 minutes and did not make state.  After last week’s WFISD athletics luncheon...

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Q/A with Head Girls Basketball Coach Kendall Webb

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

October 30, 2019

With basketball season about to start, The Rider Chronicle sat down with head girls basketball coach Kendall Webb to ask a few questions about him entering his promising third year. The Lady Raiders have a Saturday scrimmage and begins the regular season on Nov. 9. Q: How long have you been coachi...

A Peek Behind the Curtain

A Peek Behind the Curtain

Sandra Le, Reporter

October 3, 2019

After four years of performing in Rider’s lip sync, senior Carson Hollingsworth understands that each year is different.  Directors such as Hollingsworth and senior Jay Phillips have spent countless hours after school planning and choreographing their own different songs. This year, Hollingsworth...

Reaching for new heights

Reaching for new heights

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 1, 2019

It’s easy to see junior Jill Leslie step onto the volleyball court. As the tallest girl on the team standing 6-foot-3, it’s no surprise she’s a ferocious blocker at the net.  But what you don’t see is the dramatic change in Leslie’s life. Her father, Justin Leslie, became the head men’s...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

“Why am I more nervous about tonight than region?” Senior Ethan Hughes said. I could only smile and laugh nervously as I felt the exact same way. I was trembling inside that giant inflatable I’ve seen for the past four years. The loud cheers outside were nothing new for me. They could be heard b...

Q/A with Raiderettes Captain Sarah Johnston

Q/A with Raiderettes Captain Sarah Johnston

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

September 26, 2019

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2020’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, color guard, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week.  Raiderettes captain Sarah Johnston sat down ...

Under One Roof

Under One Roof

Sheridan Allen, Report/ Photographer

September 19, 2019

Before this year, Mickey (Slin) Limchitti and Juhye Tak were separated by 2,311 miles and the South China Sea.   Now, the Rider junior foreign exchange students, who consider themselves sisters, are separated by only a few feet. Tak lived in Seoul, South Korea, and Limchitti is from Bangkok, Thail...

Q/A with Rider’s foreign tennis players

Q/A with Rider’s foreign tennis players

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

The Rider tennis team is diverse this year with three foreign students participating. Junior Coen Houtsma and his freshman brother Bas left the Netherlands more than a year ago, but this is their first year in the program.  Sophomore Axelle Jacquemin is a new asset to the team after arriving from Belgiu...

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears. All shed for the love of the game held so closely to the hearts of the  Rider football players. This love is no different for the Raiders’ quarterback, Jacob Rodriguez. Last year at this point, an injured Rodriguez stood restlessly watching from afar. He paced endlessly, che...

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