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Martin: Nothing beats Rider-Old High week

Stacie Martin standing in front of the No. 1 sign in the back of her classroom.
October 21, 2020

While I am certain that every school in the state of Texas has an arch-rival that it meets yearly and that school celebrates a homecoming of epic proportion, I cannot imagine that any of those celebrations...

Q/A with senior wide receiver Nick Darcus

Senior Nick Darcus makes a catch in Rider's season opener against Midland.
October 16, 2020

Friday night will be a special one for many as it’s Senior Night for the Class of 2021’s JROTC, band, Raiderettes, cheerleaders and football. The Rider Chronicle is having a series of Q/As with the...

Rider-Old High football matchup coming a month early

Dominique Horton and the Rider Raiders will play Wichita Falls High School on Oct. 23 instead of a month later as originally scheduled.
October 12, 2020

Rider's rivalry football game against Wichita Falls High School is now coming a month early. In fear of the future need to reschedule games, the District 3-5A Executive Committee voted to move the Rider-Old...

Q/A with head football coach Marc Bindel

Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses his football team during the recent Midnight Madness practice.
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...

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment

Raiders join new district after UIL realignment
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...

Guest Column: How can the student section improve?

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

Senior Night in photos

It’s the start of the end. As many senior lineup alphabetically, the Parra twins lined up to walk out together.
October 9, 2019

A Night to Remember

A personal story from Senior Night
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...

Q/A with Defensive Lineman Ian Storey

Q/A with Defensive Lineman Ian Storey
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...

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.
Son Caleb teaching, coaching with parents
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...

Great Expectations

Jacob Rodriguez has shined in his first two games as Rider's quarterback his junior year.
Healthy Rodriguez building off special sophomore season
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...

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.
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...

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