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Ranse Radtke is one of five seniors ready to take the field for the 2021 Raiders.

Senior baseball players excited for new season

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

No team sport was affected by last year’s COVID shutdown more than baseball, which didn’t even get a chance to start district.  That disappointing ending has given this year’s seniors at Rider...

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:...

Joe Genewick is coming off a strong junior season, which includes two silver medals at regionals.

Q/A with swimmer Joe Genewick

Sara Pratt, Staff writer February 15, 2021

Junior Joe Genewick just wrapped up a great swim season,  finishing second place in the 200 individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke at regionals. Normally, Genewick’s results would have qualified...

Bristow Squared

Bristow Squared

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 28, 2021

“Bristow.” This name became known throughout the halls of Rider after Jalynn Bristow led Lady Raiders basketball all the way to the regional tournament last year. Now the name has been reintroduced...

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses the Raiders after its 55-28 loss to Aledo.

Bindel, Rodriguez reflect on special group

Rider falls to Aledo in semifinals
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 9, 2021

DENTON - The 2020-21 football season reluctantly drew to a close for the Rider Raiders in a hard-fought battle against the Aledo Bearcats. With the score standing 55-28 in the final seconds of the...

Junior Eduardo Cerna is one of Rider's top players for the 2021 season.

Q/A with boys soccer coach Dustin Holly

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 8, 2021

Already off to a 4-0 start, the varsity boys soccer team kicked off this season with a top spot in the region. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly to talk about expectations, key...

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...

Bella Kelleher competes with her competitive cheer team

More than serves and digs

Volleyball players balance extracurricular activities
Sidney Lott, Reporter December 4, 2020

Rider’s volleyball team just finished up a successful season, winning the District 5-5A title and advancing to the third round of the playoffs.  While they all have their strengths on the court,...

Nick Darcus is one of a few players returning from last year's regional tournament team.

Q&A with Coach McGuire about boys basketball season

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer November 16, 2020

The Rider boys basketball team is coming off a trip to the regional tournament, but when they begin the 2020-21 season next week, the Raiders will be full of new faces.  The Rider Chronicle sat down...

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...

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