The Talon

Tumbling to State

Caeden Sargent, Sports Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Fall, Lead, Sports

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...

Varsity Football Continues Skid with 40-13 Loss to Midlothian

Varsity Football Continues Skid with 40-13 Loss to Midlothian

September 11, 2017


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BY JACOB RICHMAN The football team fell to Midlothian 40-13 in another one-sided non-district game continuing an 18-game skid for the program. An early 79 yard touchdown by Midlothian's Austen Thomas would set the tone for a run-heavy attack. Richardson showed improvements in pass defense allowi...

Déjà vu Against Naaman Forest

Déjà vu Against Naaman Forest

September 5, 2017


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After a 48-6 loss to Naaman Forest, second year Coach Greg Pels is still looking for his first win as Richardson's head coach. Varsity went in hoping to forget last seasons' 26-0 defeat to Naaman Forest at home. The Eagles first and only score came on a touchdown run from senior Nic Smith. Back...

Baseball Clinches Playoff Berth

Baseball Clinches Playoff Berth

April 28, 2017


Filed under Lead, Sports, Spring

By Jacob Richman On the same night the baseball players suffered a 5-0 loss to Coppell, they clinched the final playoff spot in district 9-6A with WT White falling to Lake Highlands. After the Eagles split their two game series with WT White, it was clear the two teams would be in contention for th...

Swim Season Ends With a Wave of Good News

Swim Season Ends With a Wave of Good News

March 10, 2017


Filed under Lead, Sports, Spring

By Kazi Nassif The swimming season came to an end at regionals late last month, but the season marked significant progress for the program, with 18 swimmers advancing to regionals. Senior Jose Ramirez said this season was particularly memorable because of the team's success and camaraderie. "I...

Eagles Drop Out of Playoffs Despite Encouraging Season

Eagles Drop Out of Playoffs Despite Encouraging Season

March 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring

By Jacob Richman     With a victory over the number one team in 6A, the second highest scoring 6A player and a third place finish in district, the varsity basketball team made an impressive resume going into the playoffs. However it wasn't enough to move the team further than the first round. ...

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