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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...

Five Rider changes for 2020-21 you may not know

Rider High School will close down at the end of the 2023-24 school year.
August 17, 2020

With school set to resume on Thursday, Rider High School administration has published a variety of new protocols to ensure both the safety and productivity of students and staff. The Wichita Falls Independent...

Rider’s fall sport seasons delayed by new UIL guidelines

Rider's football season cannot begin until late September after the UIL's new guidelines handed down Tuesday.
Football, volleyball can't have games until September
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 theatre student Sam Eytalis

Sam Eytalis (Last person on the right) stands with other actors in their costumes for the UIL show.
April 14, 2020

After receiving the chance to move on to bi-district, the theatre department was met with some devastating, but predictable news about one-act play.  Due to the virus, the competitions have been pushed...

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...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You
Students try a new approach to reach their New Year’s goals
February 22, 2019

The New Year came and many people either chose a New Year’s resolution or a One-Word idea to follow throughout the year. New Year’s resolutions are like life goals such as losing weight, studying harder,...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold
UIL academic teams prepare for upcoming meets
February 28, 2018

Spring is almost here, and UIL academic competition season is already underway. For the sixteen teams representing Rider, these meets, organized by University Interscholastic League, provide a chance for...

Varsity Tennis Dominates at UIL

Junior Taylor Gray placed second at the District, Regionals and State UIL Tennis Competition.
June 4, 2015

Junior Taylor Gray had competed against the same girl at District, Regionals and then State. Though she was up 3-0 in the beginning of the last set against senior Domonique Garley from Saginaw High...

Staff Editorial

Staff Editorial
Calendar Crisis: A Simple Solution
May 12, 2015

There is a need for organization within the school that allows students to know what is happening and when. Without a calendar, a schedule, or online source to find out, there is no way to inform both...

Journalism State-Bound; Students Will Compete In Austin Next Week

May 21, 2012

Seniors Meghan Myracle and Jordan Campagna will be competing at State Academic UIL in Austin, Texas for journalism May 21-23, the first time that Rider has had students qualify in every journalism event. Myracle...

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half

UIL sponsors stay proactive after budget cut in half
November 2, 2011

In past years, the UIL academic budget was $10,000. This year, it is only $5,000. "Funding has been a problem at the state level and now it's trickling down," Rider UIL coordinator and Literary Criticism...

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