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‘Stronger In The Long Run’

‘Stronger In The Long Run’

Lydia Angel, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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Girls soccer season is in full swing and the coaches are excited. “The season has been good,” head varsity coach Carl Wiersema said. “We have a very diverse team.” During this season, injuries have plagued the players. “That’s something that we as a team battle through, and they...

Seniors Lead

Seniors Lead

Chris Greenwood, Reporter

February 12, 2016


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Boys soccer begins the 2016 year second in the district with high hopes to take first. Coach Joshua Hill has hopes “that there will be more highlights to come.” “My favorite thing about coaching this team is the relationship that I formed with the seniors,” Hill said. “This is their last...

No. 9 In The Nation

No. 9 In The Nation

Savannah Dickson, Reporter

December 18, 2015


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Sweat pours off their bodies as they sprint up and down the court. Sneakers squeak against the gymnasium floor and shouts fill the air from the court, sideline, and bleachers adding to the clatter. The opposing team pants, frantically trying to score points but the buzzer sounds, declaring Lady Raiders ...

High Expectations For A Purpose

High Expectations For A Purpose

Shannon Pyle, Co-Editor-Chief

December 1, 2015


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It’s the last match and varsity only needs to score one more time to beat their long standing rivals, the Aledo Lady Cats. The ball is served. “It felt like a dream,” head coach Alysha Humpert said. “It felt like the best dream possible.” Freshman Logan Browning makes a pass to her...

Rider Over Old High

Rider Over Old High

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

November 2, 2015


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On Oct. 2 Rider beat Old High with a last second field goal, leading to a score of 24-21.The victory served as redemption after last year’s 50-36 loss. Senior kicker Brock Dowling made the 32-yard field goal as time expired increasing Rider’s all time record against Old High to 34-18-3. Early...

To Bee or Not to Bee

To Bee or Not to Bee

Miranda Darne, Managing Editor

September 28, 2015


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Something fell from the ceiling. Looking closer, junior Libby Taubert yelled. There was a dead bee on the court. And then more fell from the ceiling, landing in her hair. The bees matched her hair color, making it difficult for her to get them out. Around her teammates stared at the court floor...

Raider of the Month: September

Raider of the Month: September

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

September 28, 2015


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He didn’t think about it. There was 1.2 seconds left in the final quarter. He just reacted. It was instinct. Junior Willie Cherry made the winning touchdown in the game against Amarillo on Sept. 4. Rider was down by three points when Willie took the the last play of the game. Shocked, Willie...

Varsity Tennis Dominates at UIL

Varsity Tennis Dominates at UIL

Shannon Pyle, Feature Editor

June 4, 2015


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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’...

Go Big Or Go Home

Go Big Or Go Home

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

June 2, 2015


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With 24 seconds left in the fourth its 64 to 63 in the semi finals of the Kentucky v.s. Wisconsin game and Kentucky is in full comeback mode and is looking one step closer to an undefeated season. “I jumped to my feet, I was ecstatic,” sophomore Kyler Koetter said. “I knew that there was no...

The Ultimate Return

The Ultimate Return

Steven Garcia, Reporter

May 12, 2015


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It’s Tuesday. The last bell of the day has rung its sweet tune. Everyone is rushing to their cars to go home or to their jobs. But some students are speeding to a field to forget about their problems. On this field, you’re not a football player or a band kid. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing...

Record Season

Record Season

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

March 31, 2015


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Halfway through his Junior season Josh Peloquin has already broken the Rider High School Career Soccer Goals Record.The record was previously held by Rider alumni Christian Okeke with 72 career goals. Josh surpassed that with currently 79 goals. This isn’t the first big record Josh has broken either....

Worth The Weight

Worth The Weight

Kiersten Scott, Co-editor

March 31, 2015


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Victoria Ross was afraid of the weight falling on her, she still is, and she makes sure to have a spotter for each lift even though Coach Davidson tells her she can do it on her own. She faces that fear each morning in powerlifting practice, and like others in the sport conquers it little by little. “The...

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