The Rider Chronicle

From Sidelines to Headlines

From Sidelines to Headlines

Victoria Hitchcock, Section Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Feature, Featured Athlete, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

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”

“Do it For Those Who Can’t”

Jacob H. Wooten, Reporter, Website Manager

January 25, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News

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

Raider of the Month: December

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

December 18, 2015


Filed under Feature

  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...

Football Preview

October 21, 2015


Filed under Video

Raider of the Month: September

Raider of the Month: September

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

September 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

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......

Go ROHO! Raiders Defeat Sandies With Big Fourth Quarter

September 21, 2012


Filed under Video

Staff photojournalists Jordan Starks and Trang Mai and reporters Mallory Adams and Cole Payton share the final play of the Raiders Vs Amarillo game and interview Coach Garfield and QB J.T. Barrett.

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