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Boys Basketball Wins District Title

Boys Basketball Wins District Title

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

February 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

Last season varsity boys basketball fell short of their goal dropping out of the playoffs after their first game. But this season a new team has been born. With a district record of 12-0 they have already been crowned District Champs and clinched a playoff berth. The team has only two games left, but...

Shooting For State

Shooting For State

Anna Au, Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

Coach Achieves NFL Dream

Coach Achieves NFL Dream

Justin Hasty, reporter

February 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

As a Rider Raider football player, teacher Eric Ward had a dream. He wanted to play in the NFL. The dream wasn’t new. As a junior at Texas Tech, he was projected to go in the third round of the NFL draft. He opted to stay in school and get his master’s instead. That wasn’t supposed to change...

Football Season Finished After Playoff Run

Football Season Finished After Playoff Run

Shannon Pyle, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Junior wide receiver TJ Vasher doesn’t notice the 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter as he runs to the end zone.  Rider is down three points and their standing in playoffs depends on this one play.  Turning around, Vasher keeps his eye on the ball as it flies 30 yards through the air. 6......

Varsity Girls Basketball Ranked 10th

Varsity Girls  Basketball Ranked 10th

Kiersten Scott, Co-Editor

December 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

Mercedes Brooks would rather be ranked higher. She thinks that everyone on the Lady Raiders basketball team is motivated also. They just won’t settle for 10th in Texas. For Mercedes this comes with mastering skills like going-left. “Dribbling with my left hand is my weakness in basketball,”...

Student’s Relationships Urge Her Onward

Student’s Relationships Urge Her Onward

Cortney Wood, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

“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...

A Fresh Golf Coach

A Fresh Golf Coach

Kobie Lunsford, Reporter

November 4, 2014


Filed under Sports

Rider Alumni Dakota Robbins was on his way to the Cheesecake Factory in Dallas when he received the news that he was to be the new coach for the golf team. Robbins has already begun the team’s training for 2014-2015. The golf season has started and the 1st tournaments started during the 2nd six weeks. “It...

A Look Behind The Laces

A Look Behind The Laces

Miranda Darne, Reporter

November 4, 2014


Filed under Sports

It’s before the race. The teammates gather around to do their stretches and group prayer, their routine before every run. The anticipation grips senior Kylee Garcia as she chants stretches and helps prepare the group for the meet, one of her many responsibilities as captain of the girl’s cross-country...

Team Of Seniors Works ‘Relentlessly’

Team Of Seniors Works ‘Relentlessly’

Aleksa Stankovic, Reporter

October 27, 2014


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a year with one senior on the team, this year’s 8-senior volleyball team has a wealth of leadership. Rider’s head Volleyball Coach Alysha Humpert trained the team every day this summer and is excited about the results that they have achieved since the beginning of the year. “We finished...

Rider/ Old High Early This Year

Rider/ Old High Early This Year

Samantha Harbottle, Reporter

October 14, 2014


Filed under Feature, Sports

  Rider/ Old High week is a focus that includes the entire campus. From decorating the halls to riding on floats to the silent Fridays we all know as Mum Day. This is the one week out of the year that students are able to show off their Rider pride. Although it is frowned upon to not play pranks...

Graves Back And Ready To Dominate Spring Season

Cortney Wood, News Editor, Managing Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Briefs, Sports

Preparing for the 2015 season, the lady Raider’s softball team welcomes Coach Linda Graves back to the team as one of the JV coaches. Graves assisted assistant principal Cody Blair in the 2012-13 softball season while she student taught with Mrs. Kramer. “I remember a few of the girls on the...

Coming On Strong: Lady Raiders Present ‘Relentless’ Start This Season

Coming On Strong: Lady Raiders Present ‘Relentless’ Start This Season

Shannon, Sports Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Rider Chronicle, Sports

At three different tournaments this year, the Lady Raiders dominated the court and set new expectations for future Rider volleyball teams. During the Double Tee tournament in Euless Trinity, Varsity won against the Granbury Lady Pirates, who are ranked 6th in the state. “It was exciting for us because...

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