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Q/A with senior pitcher Maverick Folmar

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar is having his senior baseball season impacted by the coronavirus.

Sandra Le, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar signed to play baseball with Vernon College and then looked forward to his senior baseball season.  However, the quick spread of Coronavirus has forced spring athletic and academic activities into a standstill with nothing allowed to go on for at least the next month...

Continuing No. 13’s legacy

Alivia Wahl has made an impact on the varsity softball team wearing the same number as her older Savannah Dickson.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

As freshman softball player Alivia Wahl walks up to the plate, she turns to face the opposing pitcher.  That’s when a clear view of the No. 13 can be seen on the back of her uniform. To some the number is unlucky, but to Wahl it holds a special meaning.  Three years ago, it was her sister Sa...

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Rider's Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Rider’s Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach of her alma mater where she holds 35 school records.  The Lady Raiders opened up the 2020 season last week and are looking to make progress after Bates’ debut last year. She sat down with The Rider Chronicle to discuss the ...

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

February 21, 2020

A few months ago, room 243 was filled with dust and empty tables. Now it is filled with 24 smiling, laughing students as Rider welcomes the esports (electronic sports) club. Esports is competitive gaming between people or teams. This new wave of gaming has brought many different types of students tog...

Carrillo corners the competition

Emmanuel Carrillo is a five-time national champion boxer who also plays multiple sports at Rider.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Emmanuel Carrillo Jr., the freshman soccer player and cross country runner named after his father. He takes the field wearing black and gold, seemingly no different from the next athlete.  But he’s not always clad in school colors during competition. When he’s in the ring, he wears the color...

Leading on and off the court

Senior Carson Sager keeps the ball away from his opponents during a game against Graham.

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

The buzzer sounds and applause fills the field house. The Raiders had just defeated the Wylie Bulldogs 61-55. The players retreat to the locker room as the stands empty. For many, it’s time to celebrate. For No. 15 , it’s time to head home. He has a quiz tomorrow in his AP Calculus class. ...

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...

Q/A with boys soccer head coach Dustin Holly

Dustin Holly is entering his third year coaching soccer at Rider.

Sandra Le, Reporter

January 10, 2020

With the soccer season just beginning, the Rider Chronicle sat down with head coach Dustin Holly for his insight behind their successful first couple weeks, including a championship at the Princeton Tournament.  Q: What have been the keys behind the good start of the season this year? A: We h...

Into the Game

Emily Stolt is ready for her last playoff run with the Rider volleyball team.

Sandra Le, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Emily Stolt will reach several special milestones as a senior.  But one of her favorites happened in an Abilene Cooper gym last month. That’s when Stolt first stepped back onto the volleyball court after missing time with an ACL injury to her right knee.  “I just got thrown into it and pl...

Reaching for new heights

Junior Jill Leslie has thrived in her first season at Rider, leading the team with six blocks per game.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

October 1, 2019

It’s easy to see junior Jill Leslie step onto the volleyball court. As the tallest girl on the team standing 6-foot-3, it’s no surprise she’s a ferocious blocker at the net.  But what you don’t see is the dramatic change in Leslie’s life. Her father, Justin Leslie, became the head men’s...

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?...

To Make a Champion

To Make a Champion

Carson Lee, Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2018

With the Olympics having wrapped up this past week, several young athletes have had the chance to represent their country, some of whom earned a medal. The youngest of these was 15-year-old Alina Zagitova in figure skating. From the U.S. 17-year-old Red Gerard won the gold in Men’s slopestyle. “Se...

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