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Rider coach Marc Bindel addresses the Raiders after its 55-28 loss to Aledo.

Bindel, Rodriguez reflect on special group

Rider falls to Aledo in semifinals
Meghan Helton, Copy Editor January 9, 2021

DENTON - The 2020-21 football season reluctantly drew to a close for the Rider Raiders in a hard-fought battle against the Aledo Bearcats. With the score standing 55-28 in the final seconds of the...

Ride on, honorable one

Ride on, honorable one

Football player Kaleb Honea leaves lasting legacy on Rider community
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief December 16, 2020

Months have gone by since Rider football player Kaleb Honea passed away following a serious car accident in late July. However, the 16-year-old’s legacy continues to touch the lives of those around him. On...

Rider quarterback Jacob Rodriguez is excited about his senior season as the team's quarterback.

Q/A with senior quarterback Jacob Rodriguez

Melina Stewart, Reporter August 27, 2020

Jacob Rodriguez is entering his third and final year as Rider’s star quarterback. Although it has been pushed back due to the coronavirus, he is still enthusiastic about his upcoming football season...

Rider's football season cannot begin until late September after the UIL's new guidelines handed down Tuesday.

Rider’s fall sport seasons delayed by new UIL guidelines

Football, volleyball can't have games until September
Manasvi Reddy, Editor-in-Chief July 21, 2020

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the nation, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) has modified the athletic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.  On Tuesday, the organization announced...

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...

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

From Sidelines to Headlines

Two years after the football injury that ultimately took his leg, Colton Ward takes the field again.
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...

“Do it For Those Who Can’t”

Raider Family helps raise funds for ALS
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...

Back at school, freshman Colton Ward said his doctors told his family he was minutes away from losing his leg after he was hit during football practice before school started.

Minutes Away From Losing His Leg

Student care flighted to Dallas after accident
Cortney Wood and Sierra Hodges November 2, 2015

Minutes away from losing his leg. Four hours without blood circulation. Three pops. That’s all he heard, and he knew something was wrong with his knee. It happened in a split second. One moment...

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes

Football off to great start; single loss leads to big lessons according to Coach Garfield
Shannon Pyle, Reporter, Feature Editor October 16, 2013

It’s Friday night and the players fill the pitch black locker room, having quiet time with the lights turned off and headphones out. “We slow it down before we go just to get everyone focused...

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