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Coach Abby Bates discusses the start of the new season.

Q/A with softball head coach Abby Bates

Sandra Le, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

As things start to warm up in North Texas, softball teams are finally taking to the fields. Despite losing out on last year’s season, head coach Abby Bates has high expectations for this year’s team. Q:...

Joe Genewick is coming off a strong junior season, which includes two silver medals at regionals.

Q/A with swimmer Joe Genewick

Sara Pratt, Staff writer February 15, 2021

Junior Joe Genewick just wrapped up a great swim season,  finishing second place in the 200 individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke at regionals. Normally, Genewick’s results would have qualified...

Senior Ana Alvarez practicing in the band hall for her solo.

Setting the tempo

Rider percussionist earns first chair all-state
Sandra Le, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

When Ana Alvarez finished her last etude, she walked away from the audition room knowing she’d done her best.  But Alvarez didn’t have high expectations when it came to chair placements. She knew...

Amberly Schell, left, and Maranda Rose-Adame, right, pose infront of a piano after achieving All-State titles

All the right notes

Amberly Schell earns All-State first chair
Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Choir isn’t just singing a few songs for parents during Christmas. Just like volleyball, band, colorguard and cheer, they compete. At this year’s UIL All-State competition, sophomore Amberly Schell...

Bristow Squared

Bristow Squared

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 28, 2021

“Bristow.” This name became known throughout the halls of Rider after Jalynn Bristow led Lady Raiders basketball all the way to the regional tournament last year. Now the name has been reintroduced...

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses the Raiders after its 55-28 loss to Aledo.

Bindel, Rodriguez reflect on special group

Rider falls to Aledo in semifinals
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 9, 2021

DENTON - The 2020-21 football season reluctantly drew to a close for the Rider Raiders in a hard-fought battle against the Aledo Bearcats. With the score standing 55-28 in the final seconds of the...

Junior Eduardo Cerna is one of Rider's top players for the 2021 season.

Q/A with boys soccer coach Dustin Holly

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 8, 2021

Already off to a 4-0 start, the varsity boys soccer team kicked off this season with a top spot in the region. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly to talk about expectations, key...

Aubrey Glidewell is one of the top players for the Rider girls soccer team in 2020-21.

Q/A with girls soccer coach Carl Wiersema

Sandra Le, Reporter January 8, 2021

After their previous season was cut short, the Rider girls soccer team has returned to the fields with high hopes for this year. The Rider Chronicle spoke with the longtime girls head coach Carl Wiersema...

Students spent many hours over the weekend decorating for Rider-Old High week.

A rundown for this year’s atypical Rider/Old High week

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer October 19, 2020

Throughout this year, expect the unexpected has felt like a common theme. Rider/Old High week is no exemption. Since the big week has been moved up almost a month, everyone is scrambling to meet deadlines...

Senior Arianna Menden at the September 25th game Rider vs Midland.

Q/A with JROTC Battalion Commander Arianna Menden

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer October 15, 2020

Friday is a special night as many seniors will be honored at the football game against Lubbock Coronado. The Rider Chronicle sat down with JROTC battalion commander Arianna Menden to talk about the organization...

Analisa Alvarez

Q/A with senior drummer Analisa Alvarez

Meghan Helton, Reporter October 14, 2020

As senior night approaches, many Rider organizations will be preparing to make this a year to remember. Among them is the Pride of the Raiders marching band led in part by senior center snare drummer Analisa...

Junior Sydney Haston steams milk at Frank and Joe's. Haston is one of serval Rider students working during the pandemic.

Rider students working despite the danger of coronavirus

Meghan Helton, Reporter October 2, 2020

High school is hard enough on its own, but add working in the middle of a pandemic, and you’ve got a whole new world of responsibilities. In workplaces everywhere, new safety precautions have been...

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