The Rider Chronicle

Continuing No. 13’s legacy

Alivia Wahl has made an impact on the varsity softball team wearing the same number as her older Savannah Dickson.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

As freshman softball player Alivia Wahl walks up to the plate, she turns to face the opposing pitcher.  That’s when a clear view of the No. 13 can be seen on the back of her uniform. To some the number is unlucky, but to Wahl it holds a special meaning.  Three years ago, it was her sister Sa...

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Rider's Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Rider’s Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach of her alma mater where she holds 35 school records.  The Lady Raiders opened up the 2020 season last week and are looking to make progress after Bates’ debut last year. She sat down with The Rider Chronicle to discuss the ...

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...

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...

‘Bye Friend’

At the media banquet, seniors Cortney Wood, Shannon Pyle, Arianna Garza and Miranda Darnè took silly pictures because Cortney is a “little turkey” and doesn’t take individual pictures Darnè said. “She’s always ducking behind people or she’s the one taking the picture,” Darnè said. “My favorite pictures of her though are the ones she takes when she steals your iPhone, if you want to see some definitely ask me, I will show you.”

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

May 23, 2016

It’s a “hey pal” or a “hi friend” that makes her who she is. She’s known by name but even more by voice throughout the school. Senior Cortney Wood is known personally by all of the administration and most of the staff. She has such a great personality that they always have good things...

In The Home Stretch

With a 19-1 victory, senior Megan Barmore hits a single against Old High.

Miranda Darné, Managing Editor

May 23, 2016

“Y’all please laugh because this is going to be funny.” Senior and softball manager Cortney Wood walked up to the pitcher’s mound readying herself to throw the first pitch of the game, the softball players cheering her on. With nervousness taking over, she hesitated to throw, choosing to...

Rider Softball In Playoffs; Softball Currently In Round Two Of Games, Doing Well

Lauren Love, Reporter

May 21, 2012

After a shut out season and run ruling all teams except one the Rider softball team earned a spot in the playoffs and won District Champs. Softball head coach Alisha Crouch says winning district this year shutting out all teams felt great. “It’s feels awesome! We’ve had chances to win district...

Girls’ softball wins first game, eleven to zero

Lee Williamson

April 5, 2012

The Varsity Softball team won at their first district game last Monday against Little Elm with a final score of 11 against the Lobos’ 0. “We were very confident going in,” junior Ashley Sissel said. “We knew we were ready, the Lobos aren’t the hardest team we’ll be facing this season.”...

Softball in regional quarterfinals

Softball in regional quarterfinals

Byron Dowling

May 14, 2010

The Rider Lady Raiders started their best of three series against Mansfield Legacy with a heart crushing defeat in extra innings. The Lady Broncos advanced to the region 1-4A quarterfinals with a sweep of the Denton Ryan Lady Raiders, a team that swept the Rider girls twice this year. The Lady Raiders...

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