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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...

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

Senior Peter Nguyen is the host of this year's pep rallies.

Peter Nguyen, Guest

October 17, 2019

Senior Peter Nguyen, the student council president shares his views on the student section and how to improve it in this guest column.  If you’ve ever attended one of football’s home games and stood in the student section, you’ll know how loud and proud we can get. By that, I mean we’re pretty q...

A Night to Remember

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

“Why am I more nervous about tonight than region?” Senior Ethan Hughes said. I could only smile and laugh nervously as I felt the exact same way. I was trembling inside that giant inflatable I’ve seen for the past four years. The loud cheers outside were nothing new for me. They could be heard b...

Q/A with Defensive Lineman Ian Storey

Q/A with Defensive Lineman Ian Storey

Sandra Le, Reporter

September 27, 2019

Tonight will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2020’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, color guard, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the leaders of each organization this week.  Rider football’s defensive lineman Ian Storey sat down with Th...

The Longest Line at Rider grows

From top left: Clay, Corey, and Caleb. From bottom left: Kim, Stacey, and Corey's fiancée, Jessica. Photo courtesy of the Longest Family.

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

September 20, 2019

Caleb Longest wakes up under his parents’ roof before heading off to Algebra 2 in the mornings.  However, he’s not a student at Duncan High School any more. This time he’s joining his parents at Rider as the newest Longest faculty member.  There are several couples that were or are employ...

Great Expectations

Jacob Rodriguez has shined in his first two games as Rider's quarterback his junior year.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Blood, sweat, tears. All shed for the love of the game held so closely to the hearts of the  Rider football players. This love is no different for the Raiders’ quarterback, Jacob Rodriguez. Last year at this point, an injured Rodriguez stood restlessly watching from afar. He paced endlessly, che...

Q/A with Head Football Coach Marc Bindel

Marc Bindel is entering his sixth season as Rider's head football coach and is exciting about the Raiders' prospects this year.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2019

After a previous season filled with struggles and success, head football coach Marc Bindel enters the new school year with high expectations. The Rider Chronicle sat down with Bindel to discuss the pressures and challenges of running a football team.  Q: What are your expectations for this year?...

From Sidelines to Headlines

Ward plays his first varsity football game after two years of recovery.

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

November 29, 2017

After two years of watching from the sidelines, Colton Ward is finally getting his chance to be on the football field again. In August of 2015 Ward sustained a serious knee injury at freshman football practice that ultimately resulted in the amputation of his lower right leg. “Just to see all the...

“Do it For Those Who Can’t”

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 25, 2017

Giving back is what the Rider Raiders were all about on September 17th, 2016 as they raised awareness about ALS by taking part in the annual Muscle Walk. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disorder involving the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles and causes many inabilities ...

Raider of the Month: December

Blue swing flags spin through the air during a halftime performance as senior Molly Whitaker performs. “It’s really fun performing with swing flags,” she said. “Except for the time I got the silk wrapped around my neck and almost choked to death during my solo.”

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

December 18, 2015

  Brushing out her hair, she starts the two braids that hang down the side of her head. As she pulls on her costume and does her make-up, she prepares for the halftime show. She starts to sing the counts in her head, she goes through the motions silently. She gets off the bus and walks into...

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