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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:...

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...

The Rider girls basketball team is coming off its most successful season under coach Kendall Webb.

Q/A with Coach Webb about the girls basketball season

Melina Stewart, Reporter October 30, 2020

Under head coach Kendall Webb, the Lady Raiders had their best season during the 2019-2020 school year, winning 30 games and capturing a share of the district title. The Rider Chronicle talked with Webb...

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses his football team during the recent Midnight Madness practice.

Q/A with head football coach Marc Bindel

Meghan Helton, Reporter September 24, 2020

Coming off a 9-5 record and second consecutive trip to the state quarterfinals in 2019, this year the Rider Raiders are anxious to back up their lofty state ranking. With multiple athletes committed to...

Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Q/A with volleyball coach Alysha Humpert on upcoming season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer September 15, 2020

The Rider volleyball team opens the season Tuesday night against Iowa Park. With a new year comes new players, dynamics and challenges. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Alysha Humpert to discuss...

College recruitment changes during pandemic

College recruitment changes during pandemic

Melina Stewart, Reporter September 11, 2020

All over the world, COVID-19 has altered numerous parts of our lives, from going out in public and taking health care precautions to upcoming high school graduates and their college plans. Rider seniors...

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar is having his senior baseball season impacted by the coronavirus.

Q/A with senior pitcher Maverick Folmar

Senior athlete shares how the Coronavirus has affected them
Sandra Le, Reporter April 8, 2020

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar signed to play baseball with Vernon College and then looked forward to his senior baseball season.  However, the quick spread of Coronavirus has forced spring athletic...

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...

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer February 21, 2020

A few months ago, room 243 was filled with dust and empty tables. Now it is filled with 24 smiling, laughing students as Rider welcomes the esports (electronic sports) club. Esports is competitive gaming...

Emmanuel Carrillo is a five-time national champion boxer who also plays multiple sports at Rider.

Carrillo corners the competition

Freshman excels at boxing outside of Rider athletics
Meghan Helton, Reporter February 20, 2020

Emmanuel Carrillo Jr., the freshman soccer player and cross country runner named after his father. He takes the field wearing black and gold, seemingly no different from the next athlete.  But he’s...

Senior Carson Sager keeps the ball away from his opponents during a game against Graham.

Leading on and off the court

Sager balances basketball and academics
Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor February 5, 2020

The buzzer sounds and applause fills the field house. The Raiders had just defeated the Wylie Bulldogs 61-55. The players retreat to the locker room as the stands empty. For many, it’s time to celebrate....

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