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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:...

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

Continuing No. 13’s legacy

Alivia Wahl wears same number as standout softball sister.
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...

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

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

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...

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...

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

In the Dugout and in Our Hearts

Savannah Dickson stays involved in softball by being the manager
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...

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.”

‘Bye Friend’

Raider of the Month
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...

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

In The Home Stretch

Players say goodbye, celebrate a bittersweet senior night at the last game of the season
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...

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...

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...

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...

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