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Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2020

Rider will have new opponents in volleyball and basketball for the next two years after Monday’s UIL realignment.  The Raiders are no longer with Abilene Cooper and Wylie. Instead, Rider will be grouped with Aledo, Azle, Granbury and Brewer in District 5-5A.  Basketball coaches Cliff McGuire and...

Putting the Pep in Spring

Putting the Pep in Spring

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

January 29, 2020

Although out of the norm for Rider’s students, the school will be having the first and only spring pep rally of the year Friday to help show love and support for the spring sports. “I want to stress that we’re doing this to make sure that the spring sports really know that we’re supportin...

Over the moon

Over the moon

Sandra Le, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Glowing lanterns, lunar calendars and red envelopes are currently seen in abundance around Asian households and markets. These popular symbols mark the beginning of a new year in several Asian countries.  Unlike the American new year, Lunar New Year goes by the lunar calender, which is based on the...

Q/A with Rider girls head soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Q/A with Rider girls head soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

January 13, 2020

The Rider girls soccer team had a good start to the 2020 season winning their first seven games. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Carl Wiersema to talk about keys to the strong start, standout players and soon reaching an impressive coaching milestone as he enters the week with 497 victor...

Q/A with boys soccer head coach Dustin Holly

Q/A with boys soccer head coach Dustin Holly

Sandra Le, Reporter

January 10, 2020

With the soccer season just beginning, the Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly for his insight behind their successful first couple weeks, including a championship at the Princeton Tournament.  Q: What have been the keys behind the good start of the season this year? A: We h...

Feel the beat

Feel the beat

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

During football season, the sound of loud drums tapping in time can be heard from the practice field across the neighborhood. The loud boom of the metronome is overpowering when approaching the turf.  However, there is one person on the field who can’t hear the ticking behind them. Freshman Brando...

Another kind of victory

Another kind of victory

Meghan Helton, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Despite ending with a playoff loss to Lubbock Cooper, the Rider football team’s 2019 season has definitely been one to remember.  Beating rival Old High for a consecutive fifth year and advancing to the state quarterfinals were impressive accomplishments, but what stood out most in this postseason...

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...

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