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Class Of 2016 Finishes Four-Year Powderpuff Win Streak

Class Of 2016 Finishes Four-Year Powderpuff Win Streak

December 4, 2015


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Within the first two minutes of the powder puff football game, senior Taja Fain scored the winning touchdown against the juniors. The seniors won 6-0, ending a four year win-streak they started as freshman. “I wasn’t expecting us to get just one touchdown, but the juniors actually came pretty st...

Seniors Win Staff Volleyball Game for the First Time

Seniors Win Staff Volleyball Game for the First Time

November 30, 2015


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By Kazi NassifThe senior players jumped with joy as the final buzzer echoed through the crowded gym, filled to capacity for the seniors vs. staff volleyball game. Friday was the first time the seniors had ever defeated the staff in the annual volleyball game, marking a major achievement for the class of...

Student-Athletes Struggle with Risk of Concussion

November 26, 2015


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By Kazi Nassif With his head spinning and blurred vision, pee-wee football player Keith Wright struggled to pull himself up off of the grass. He saw his teammate motionless beside him with coaches huddled all around. Though he didn't know it at the time, he had just sustained the first of many concussi...

Volleyball Playoffs End with Defeat

Volleyball Playoffs End with Defeat

November 11, 2015


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By Mark SalmaThe volleyball team barely missed playoffs this year. They ranked fifth in the district with an overall of 23 wins and 14 losses, with Highland Park ranking first. Although the team missed playoffs this year, Head Coach Eric Miracle believes that there is hope for next year."I'm neither happy or angry,...

Fall Tennis Season Comes to an End

Fall Tennis Season Comes to an End

November 4, 2015


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By Kazi Nassif Captain seniors Gia Le and Sydney Nobles watched as their Mesquite HS opponents kept scoring point after point. The season was slipping away, but Le and Nobles mounted a furious comeback to defeat their Mesquite opponents and help the tennis team secure third place in the area tourna...

Sophomore Cross Country Runner Makes Regionals

Sophomore Cross Country Runner Makes Regionals

October 28, 2015


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By Kazi NassifAs sophomore Henos Andebrhan rounded the final corner of the Regional cross country race, coaches and teammates counted runners that finished before him.Andebrhan finished 50th out of 181 District 6A runners and set a personal record of 16:19. He said the course was tough and that he started...

Tennis Starts Season Strong

Tennis Starts Season Strong

October 6, 2015


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By Sydney Brown The tennis match last Tuesday between Richardson and Mesquite showcased the school's best outing so far. The varsity tennis team won 15-4. Head coach Holly Matkins said the team played hard throughout the match. "We did great, we won and that puts us 5-1 in the district with on...

Eagle Football Defeats Pearce Unexpectedly

Eagle Football Defeats Pearce Unexpectedly

September 30, 2015


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By Kazi NassifAs the team dispersed from a huddle, the crowd shifted in their seats. There was less than 30 seconds remaining in the highly anticipated rivalry game against J.J. Pearce, and the Richardson Eagles trailed the Pearce Mustangs by 3 points, 50-47. The ball was snapped to senior Michael Johnso...

Boys Basketball Reach Regional Quarterfinals

March 16, 2015


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By Peter Mikhael Seven-foot junior center Dylan Gollihar passed the ball from the free throw lane to senior shooting guard Kaiden Anderson, who made a 3-pointer in the playoff game against Harker Heights. After winning 81-68, Richardson’s boys basketball team reached the quarterfinals boastin...

Girls Basketball End Best Season

March 4, 2015


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By Peter Mikhael After some questionable referee calls, the girls basketball regional quarterfinal game boiled down to a last-minute possession with Richardson on the defensive. As junior guard Brianna Lester and her teammates tried to hold off Skyline, their 6’3” post, Dai’Ja Thomas, hit the...

Girls Basketball Aims High

February 3, 2015


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By Deemah Pulak The Lady Eagles were on the verge of a loss against Duncanville until senior Nautica Grant shot a buzzer beater to edge out the Panthers 45-44. “We won because we fought the whole game, and we simply wanted it more,” Grant said. The girls varsity basketball team is c...

Richardson Basketball Defeats Berkner 80-74

January 13, 2015


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By Mubarrat Choudhury Senior Ben Nakwaasah looked across the court, then drove the lane to take a shot. Unable to find an opening, he passed to 7-foot center Dylan Gollihar who dunked the winning shot against Berkner High School. In their third game of the season, the boys varsity basketball...

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