The Rider Chronicle

Surpassing Expectations

Freshman point guard Ashlynn Knight plays against Iowa Park.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

The Lady Raiders basketball team entered the gym last Friday looking for something to prove.  Earlier that week they suffered a rare loss, but they ended up shattering any doubt they had what it takes to be a top contender for the district title. After knocking off Aledo 52-36 at home on Friday, ...

Q/A with cross country standout Makenzi Renfro

Makenzi Renfro represented Rider at the regional cross country meet earlier this week.

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

Coach Kendall Webb at last year's girls basketball game.

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...

Rising to a New Challenge

Rising to a New Challenge

Abigail Fitchie, Reporter

April 2, 2019

A new face can be seen on the soccer field since as Britany Schmidt, a health science teacher steps up to take the role of head coach for the JVB Girl’s soccer team. She may be a coach, but she is also a teacher, wife, and mother all at once. “It’s a lot of work and it was more time consuming than I wa...

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

After winning their first game with Coach Graves as the leader, the girls embrace each other.

Tayler Jackson, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Although she can’t take the field as a player, Savannah Dickson is getting used to her new role as the softball manager.  During the 2017 season, she was in an accident on her way to an out of town tournament.  However, it hasn’t stopped her from being involved. With her years of experience an...

Stepping Up to Step Down

Leah Schrass ends the school day doing what she loves.

Carson Lee, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017

The match is over. The result is final. The team breaks into applause in support of one another. For the veteran player and captain of the tennis team Leah Schrass, this is one of the many reasons why tennis has drawn her back to her roots. “Something I love is that after every match we just stand and ...

Seniors’ Last Season

Senior Abreanna Harrison shoots the ball.

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

March 11, 2016

A knock on the door stops the laughter erupting from the hotel room. After hearing coach, they immediately stop everything and leap to their beds, pretending to be asleep. Awake past curfew, the girls laugh again after getting caught, eventually dozing off with the thought of tomorrow’s game on their...

Shooting For State

Junior Rachel Richie shoots a lay-up during a game against Old High.

Anna Au, Reporter

February 11, 2015

Coaches start with scouting reports, then the shuffling of feet fills the courts as the Lady Raiders start their practice. Eyes follow as a ball is tossed into the air ready to be snatched. The competitive instincts of two girls lands one in the dentist’s office while the other is bandaged for her...

Coming On Strong: Lady Raiders Present ‘Relentless’ Start This Season

Coming On Strong: Lady Raiders Present 'Relentless' Start This Season

Shannon, Sports Editor

September 17, 2014

At three different tournaments this year, the Lady Raiders dominated the court and set new expectations for future Rider volleyball teams. During the Double Tee tournament in Euless Trinity, Varsity won against the Granbury Lady Pirates, who are ranked 6th in the state. “It was exciting for us because...

Netting A Win

Hannah Zemboy, Contributor

December 18, 2013

The 2013 Lady Raiders volleyball team challenged themselves to prove they were in it to win it even after losing eight seniors from last year’s team. The ladies had a goal of finishing in the top three of the district, bettering last season when the team finished 4th. “I challenged them to write...

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...

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