The Rider Chronicle

Varsity Tennis Dominates at UIL

Junior Taylor Gray placed second at the District, Regionals and State UIL Tennis Competition.

Shannon Pyle, Feature Editor

June 4, 2015

Junior Taylor Gray had competed against the same girl at District, Regionals and then State. Though she was up 3-0 in the beginning of the last set against senior Domonique Garley from Saginaw High School, the set finished with a score of 6-3. This left Taylor second out of the entire state in girls’...

Shooting For State

Junior Rachel Richie shoots a lay-up during a game against Old High.

Anna Au, Reporter

February 11, 2015

Coaches start with scouting reports, then the shuffling of feet fills the courts as the Lady Raiders start their practice. Eyes follow as a ball is tossed into the air ready to be snatched. The competitive instincts of two girls lands one in the dentist’s office while the other is bandaged for her...

Student’s Relationships Urge Her Onward

Sophomore Taylor Mendez earned a trip to State in Cross Country. In 1999 Debby Thornhill set records for Rider the year Mendez was born, and now, Mendez has broken two records this season the mile at 5.19, and the 32 hundred at 11.22.“I think it is kind of cool, because I had no idea I could go this far,” Mendez said. “It’s just so weird that it has been so long since then.”

Cortney Wood, Reporter

December 12, 2014

“Riley Anderson and Caitlin Pawloski told me that I should try cross country and track, and I was like ‘What’s cross country? What is that?’ I thought it was going to be a side thing, but it turned out that I loved it. They were the ones that got me started. And then I grew to like it more, it...

Female Powerlifters Proceed To State Meet

Female Powerlifters Proceed To State Meet

Lane Maddox, Reporter

March 27, 2014

Right after school, Jamie Herrell and Abi Reilly walk into the weight room, ready for the afternoon’s practice. They are no longer greeted by the friendly faces of the seven other girls on the powerlifting team. They’re the only ones left, the only girls who have advanced to the state powerlifting...

Journalism State-Bound; Students Will Compete In Austin Next Week

Kayla Holcomb, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2012

Seniors Meghan Myracle and Jordan Campagna will be competing at State Academic UIL in Austin, Texas for journalism May 21-23, the first time that Rider has had students qualify in every journalism event. Myracle placed in editorial, and Campagna placed in headlines, news, and feature. “I never thought...

Track Teams Qualify For State

May 3, 2012

Track Qualifies for State Jasmine Brooks--1st Long Jump Taliyah Brooks -- 2nd High Jump, 1st 100M hurdles, 2nd 300M hurdles Dylan McDorman qualified in the shot put. In girls tack, the mile relay broke the school record of 4:06 with a 4:05. Jasmine Brooks Ashley Burnham Jennifer Sissel Taliyah...

Tennis Players Show OFOT At State

Scot Green, Varsity Baseball Coach

May 1, 2012

Yesterday I took a personal day to go watch our tennis athletes perform down in Austin. I wanted you all to know how well our tennis team represented our school. What an excellent group of student athletes!! Unfortunately they were eliminated in highly competitve matches. I witnessed one of the most...

Tennis goes far, returns champs

Jaycee Burke

December 15, 2011

The tennis team really showed the meaning of One Family, One Team after making it to the state finals. "It was really an amazing feeling. We were the underdogs so it felt good to come back and prove to everyone we were able to win it for all the Regional title we felt belonged to us," junior tennis...

Baseball wins State, ready for new year, training new players

The Rider baseball team, coaches and administrators stand before the state monument that they earned this summer for winning the 4A State Cahmpionship. The monument was delivered to Rider in September.

Daniel Martinez

October 6, 2011

The adrenalin-filled celebration after the miraculous victory may have been the most rewarding part of the state championship journey. "There was lot of pandemonium and excitement,” Coach Scot Green said. “We were celebrating with our fans and jumping on each others' backs.” After the game, the...

Coaching on Own Time

Branden Robinson

December 1, 2009

Last year Coach Radtke and Coach Davison trained state champion James Chambers on their own time in discus and shot-put, helping him achieve two gold medals at state. "I currently coach soccer in the spring, so when we started this it was after soccer practice one day and he was getting ready for...

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