The Rider Chronicle

Fighting For Her Life

Despite her illness, Shelby Walter was still able to attend her junior prom.

Jaidyn Lehman, Reporter

May 23, 2016

“I’m sorry to tell you this, but you have stage one cancer.” That statement shifted junior Shelby Walter’s life forever. At 16 years old, Walter was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma at the beginning of March. Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare uterine cancer with an average of...

Raider of the Month: September

Junior Willie Cherry avoids an Abilene Cooper tackle. Cherry rushed 188 yards and ran for one touchdown in the game and passed for 63 yards. The Abilene Cooper Cougars beat the Raiders 38-32.

Sierra Hodges, Reporter

September 28, 2015

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...

Karla’s Story

Karla Alvardo and Karla Gonzalez friendship over their school career has developed them into student leaders.

Shawn Kirkland, Reporter

September 28, 2015

She walked into the classroom, but she couldn’t speak English. It was 2002 and the first day of kindergarten for Karla Alvarado who had just arrived from Mexico City. She was attending an American school and there wasn’t anyone who could speak Spanish, at least that’s what she thought. All...

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