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Football Finishes with 5 Wins

Football Finishes with 5 Wins

Caeden Sargent

December 14, 2018


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After notching five wins, the most in Head Coach Greg Pel's tenure, the football team will head into the off season with ever-growing expectations for continued improvement.Missing the playoffs by only one game, varsity finished the season 5-5, and 3-4 in district play."After the win against Garland I ...

Football Team Wins Two Game in Row

Football Team Wins Two Game in Row

Caeden Sargent

September 16, 2018


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Varsity football beat Garland last Friday 21-19 in the annual Homecoming game making it the first time since 2014 the team won more than one game in a season. "It's awesome – we won one game last year, and it's huge now that we've won two games in a row, and I love it," senior quarterback Logan...

Football notches first win of season

Football notches first win of season

Caeden Sargent

September 9, 2018


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Varsity football notched their first win over Samuell HS 28-14 in Pleasant Grove Saturday afternoon. The game was postponed due to lightening Friday night. The Eagles started off red hot as the defense stopped Samuell's offense on their opening drive while junior running back Marcus Johnson scored...

Lone Male Gymnast Competes on Female Dominated Squad

Lone Male Gymnast Competes on Female Dominated Squad

Cathy Agrawal

December 6, 2017


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Phoenix Everett is his own team. When his school's name is called at a gymnastics competition, he is the only one to slather chalk on his hands and stride towards the 6 1/2 foot parallel bars. When he grips the bars and hoists himself into a handstand, the guys on the opposing teams shout his name. Everett...

Tumbling to State

Caeden Sargent, Sports Writer

November 8, 2017


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Only a couple of feet from the end of the race, Brianna Farias legs buckled, and she slammed into the dirt. With what little strength she had left she willed herself to roll past the finish line cementing her place as the first freshman cross country runner to make State in RHS history. "I was in ...

Perdue Returns To Push Varsity Into Area

Perdue Returns To Push Varsity Into Area

November 3, 2017


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By Jacob Richman Two weeks ago, the varsity volleyball team was worrying how they would survive the playoffs without their kills and digs leader. Now, they are preparing for their Area playoff match against Rockwall-Heath with junior Natalie Perdue ready to play. Perdue, who had been expected to mis...

Cross Country makes Back to Back Appearance at State

Cross Country makes Back to Back Appearance at State

October 27, 2017


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By Jacob Richman and Caeden SargentFreshman Brianna Farias and back to back state runner senior Henos Anerbrhan qualified for the UIL Region II State Cross Country Meet in Austin.Farias finished the regional in 19th with a time of 19:26, and Anerbrhan finished 11th with a time of 16:09.Farias made s...

Arabian Nights Wins Third

Arabian Nights Wins Third

October 26, 2017


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The Golden Eagle Band placed third for the second consecutive year at the Desoto Marching Contest. Their show, Arabian Nights, features the classic song of the same name from the movie Aladdin. The band finished the preliminary round in third, with top three music and percussion scores. In their finals ...

Football Snaps 2-Year Losing Streak

Football Snaps 2-Year Losing Streak

October 18, 2017


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Seniors Jordan Wander and Nic Smith embraced on the field with tears in their eyes after their victory as varsity football players, but this win goes beyond one football game."Its the best feeling I've ever had," Wander said.It had been 749 days since the last time the varsity football team won a ga...

The Eagles Fall to Jesuit

The Eagles Fall to Jesuit

October 12, 2017


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By Caeden Sargent Richardson (0-5) fell to Jesuit (1-4) 56-34 in a bottom of the district showdown. The Eagles started off hot by recovering a turnover on the opening kickoff and scoring in the first five minutes of the game. But Jesuit scored immediately as the Eagle defense was ineffective in bot...

Varsity Volleyball Moves to Second in District with Win Against Lake Highlands

Varsity Volleyball Moves to Second in District with Win Against Lake Highlands

September 28, 2017


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By Jacob Richman Varsity volleyball beat Lake Highlands in a battle for second place in district 9-6A. Richardson won 3-1 behind junior Natalie Perdues' 19 kills and senior Alex Sarathys' career high 30 digs. Despite beating Lake Highlands earlier in the season, Coach Eric Miracle wanted his te...

Start of a New Era

Start of a New Era

November 28, 2016


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By Kazi Nassif When Greg Pels, the new head football coach, landed in Richardson, it finally felt like home. He'd moved three times in the previous 21 months, but this move was different; it was permanent. He was hired to be the school's athletic coordinator the same day he interviewed, making...

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