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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 COVID changes, strengths and new faces for the 2020 season. Q: What are the biggest changes ...

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 Kaitlin Anglin, Jed Castles and Ranse Radtke all faced similar college recruitment challenges duri...

Q/A with senior quarterback Jacob Rodriguez

Rider quarterback Jacob Rodriguez is excited about his senior season as the team's quarterback.

Melina Stewart, Reporter

August 27, 2020

Jacob Rodriguez is entering his third and final year as Rider’s star quarterback. Although it has been pushed back due to the coronavirus, he is still enthusiastic about his upcoming football season and college plans. The Rider Chronicle sat down with him to discuss his plans for this school year....

Rider’s fall sport seasons delayed by new UIL guidelines

Rider's football season cannot begin until late September after the UIL's new guidelines handed down Tuesday.

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-in-Chief

July 21, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the nation, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has modified the athletic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  On Tuesday, the organization announced a postponed start to the season for conferences 5A and 6A. Rider and Wichita Falls High School,...

Coronavirus forces UIL to shut down Rider events

Rider's Hagen Sanchez dribbles down the field in a non-district game.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has made the decision to stop activities from March 16-29. This will affect all of Rider's spring sporting events. March Madness takes on a new meaning as soccer playoffs will be halted for the next couple of weeks along...

Q/A with state powerlifters Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus

Hannah Wilson is one of two Rider athletes heading to the state powerlifting meet.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

March 11, 2020

It may only be their first year powerlifting, but Rider's Hannah Wilson and Lance Asmus have proven to be quick learners.  Both will represent the Raiders at their respective state meets later this month. Wilson placed second in regionals and will lift again on March 21 in Waco. Asmus placed fif...

Q/A with baseball coach Jeremy Crouch

Rider baseball coach Jeremy Crouch is expecting a strong season in 2020

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 27, 2020

After a one-year hiatus from the playoffs, Rider baseball bounced back in 2019 with a young squad. Many key players are returning in 2020, leading to high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Jeremy Crouch to discuss the upcoming season, returning standouts and a few new face...

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 ...

Carrillo corners the competition

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

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 not always clad in school colors during competition. When he’s in the ring, he wears the color...

Leading on and off the court

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

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. For No. 15 , it’s time to head home. He has a quiz tomorrow in his AP Calculus class. ...

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...

Surpassing Expectations

Freshman point guard Ashlynn Knight plays against Iowa Park.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

The Lady Raiders basketball team entered the gym last Friday looking for something to prove.  Earlier that week they suffered a rare loss, but they ended up shattering any doubt they had what it takes to be a top contender for the district title. After knocking off Aledo 52-36 at home on Friday, ...

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