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Early Finish at Playoffs for Lady Eagles

Early Finish at Playoffs for Lady Eagles

March 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring

By Jacob RichmanOne season after the Lady Eagles made their run to the regional quarterfinal, the team looked very different. With a new coach and almost entirely new team with the exception of their three captains, there was little experience on the team.The Eagles finished the 2016-2017 campaign with...

Female Wrestler Advances to State for the First Time in History

Female Wrestler Advances to State for the First Time in History

March 3, 2017


Filed under Lead, News, Recent Stories, Sports, Spring

By Caroline Cluiss Erika Torres confidently stepped onto the mat at the Berry Center in Houston and made history as the first and only female to wrestle at the state tournament. Torres and her teammates trained for the regional and state tournaments since they were freshman, and Torres said that w...

Eagles Swim to Regionals

Eagles Swim to Regionals

January 31, 2017


Filed under Lead, Sports, Spring

By Kazi NassifLast Friday, 18 individual swimmers advanced to regionals at the 8-6A District Championships. The Eagles won a total of 12 medals, with 86% of the swimmers achieving their personal best times.The RHS "Swimmers of the Meet" were seniors Sofia Sacco, Andrew Plese, and Jose Ramirez-Ozaeta...

Girls Basketball Eases Into District

Girls Basketball Eases Into District

January 20, 2017


Filed under Lead, Sports, Spring

By Kazi Nassif The girls basketball team beat Coppell last Friday, 57-51, rallying from an 11-point deficit at the half. They started off the season 10-14, but are 2nd in District 9-6A following their strong 5-1 start in district. The group is led by a trio of sophomores including Noelle Yancy, Nikya ...

Boys Basketball Defends First Place Title

Boys Basketball Defends First Place Title

January 11, 2017


Filed under Lead, Sports, Spring

By Jacob Richman Varsity basketball beat Berkner 55-45 Tuesday, bringing their district record to 4-0 and their overall record to 14-7. A challenging opponent, Berkner, is third place in 9-6A and has had a strong season so far with a 13-8 record and a very close loss to Skyline earlier in the se...

Start of a New Era

Start of a New Era

November 28, 2016


Filed under Fall, Features, Lead, Sports

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...

Cross Country Runner Advances to State for First Time in 3 Decades

Cross Country Runner Advances to State for First Time in 3 Decades

November 16, 2016


Filed under Fall, Lead, Sports

By Kazi Nassif For the first time in over 30 years, the cross country team sent a runner to the state meet in Austin. Junior Henos Anebrhan finished 24th out of 150 runners at the 6A UIL Cross Country State Championship with a personal best time of 15:43. "It was the toughest race I've had in...

Varsity Falls To Rockwall Heath

Varsity Falls To Rockwall Heath

November 16, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

By Jacob Richman The varsity volleyball team lost in the area playoffs to the Rockwall Heath Hawks 3-1, ending the season with a record of 26-14. The Lady Eagles went into the game as underdogs against the Region 2 District 11 champions, who were undefeated in district play. The first set was cl...

Wrestling Season Starts Off Slow

Wrestling Season Starts Off Slow

November 15, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Fall, Sports

By Eric Cruz The wrestling team lost to Pearce and Byron Nelson at the first meet of the year. "Right now the guys need to use this start as motivation, to raise morale," Coach Mike Roach said. "We do a lot of conditioning in practice, and the results will come. We just have to continue to wor...

Varsity Volleyball Has Historic Season

Varsity Volleyball Has Historic Season

November 6, 2016


Filed under Fall, Lead, Sports

By Jacob Richman Varsity volleyball finished the season with an overall record of 26-14 and a district record of 9-3, helping them finish as Co-District 9-6A runner ups. The team has seen a significant improvement in their performance. They haven't had a 26-win season since 2008 or placed above ...

Volleyball Wins Bi-District Playoff

Volleyball Wins Bi-District Playoff

November 3, 2016


Filed under Fall, Lead, Sports

By Jacob Richman Varsity volleyball beat Rowlett for the fourth time this season 3-2 on Tuesday night, advancing to the Area Playoffs. This is the first time since 2009 the Eagles have reached Area. In the first set, Richardson took an early lead and stayed with dominance. They would go on to ...

Cross Country Captain Advances to State

Cross Country Captain Advances to State

November 3, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Fall, Sports

By Isabel Costian For the first time in more than 30 years, junior Henos Andebrhan qualified for the state cross country meet by placing 11th place overall and 2nd place individually at the regional meet on Saturday, with a 5K time of 16:08. Coach Elizabeth Brown said she was "incredibly proud ...

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