The Rider Chronicle

Rising to a New Challenge

Rising to a New Challenge

Abigail Fitchie, Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

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...

A Dream for Coaching

A Dream for Coaching

Amaya Spearman, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

After fifteen years, a familiar face is returning to the soccer field at Rider High School.  While he was a leader as a player, now he is the leader as the new boys head coach. “Everyone has their dream job, but this is what I've always wanted to do,” Head Coach Dustin Holly said. Since wi...

Seniors Lead

Seniors Lead

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

February 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

Boys soccer begins the 2016 year second in the district with high hopes to take first. Coach Joshua Hill has hopes “that there will be more highlights to come.” “My favorite thing about coaching this team is the relationship that I formed with the seniors,” Hill said. “This is their last...

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

June 1, 2015


Filed under Feature

There he stood, watching kids being pushed and shoved against lockers and laughed at. He saw kids with big smiles on their faces, but he knew the hurt behind those smiles. He watched the kids who just blended in, making themselves invisible in a crowd. Kids who never raised their hands in classes because they were too afraid of receiving the label of “Nerd” and “Teacher’s Pet.”

Soccer Boy’s Bond Leads To WIN

Soccer Boy’s Bond Leads To WIN

Shannon Pyle, Reporter

March 14, 2014


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Josh Peloquin follows the soccer ball with his eyes as it passes from defender to midfielder. Bending his knees, he readies himself. As a forward, it’s his sole job to make the goal; this is what his mind is focused on as the ball makes its way toward him. The ball passes through two of...

Freshman Sidelined With Injury

Holly Apple

May 23, 2013


Filed under Sports

It was a soccer game like any other for Tiffany Foster until the injury that changed everything. It was the last game of the season for Lady Raider Soccer against Burkburnett. Rider was dominating the opponent with a score of 5-0. With the crowd on their feet cheering Rider on, the game was coming to...

Soccer season begins with victories

Lee Williamson

March 2, 2012


Filed under Sports

The soccer team has kicked off their season with a win against Granbury and a score of 2-1 for the boys and 4-0 for the girls in their first game last Saturday. "The one word I would use to define this group would be resilient," head Coach Joshua Hill said. "As we continue to raise expectations,...

Season Ends in Heartbreak Shoot-Out

Brittany Robinson

March 27, 2010


Filed under Sports

One single goal. That was all it came down to in the intense shootout at the Rider Raider’s Region I-4A sectional round playoff game against Denton Guyer. The Raider’s 1-0 shootout loss was a devastating way to end their outstanding season. Rider had control of the game and out worked the Wildcats,...

Raiders Storm Saginaw

Michael Johnson

March 23, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Raiders entered their first playoff game against the Saginaw Rough Riders with the goal of "scoring early and often." They did just that in their 5-1 win. All five of the goals from Rider came in the first half. Senior Josh Findlay set the pace of the game with the first three goals, one off a...

Senior Signs with College

Michael Johnson

March 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

The score is tied. With the game on the line he drives the ball down-field. Heart pumping with adrenaline as he shakes past a defender. Now the only obstacle in his way of the game winning goal is wearing a long sleeve shirt, a different jersey than his teammates, and a pair of gloves. He takes the shot....

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