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Sophomores, Juniors Dominate Powder Puff

December 6, 2014


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By Mubarrat Choudhury Senior Maddie Barnett looked around the field ready to call the play. The seniors were down by 21 points and had only seven minutes left, but they weren't going to finish the game without a fight. On the sidelines, boy cheerleaders were fumbling with their cheers, attempt...

Faculty Defeats Seniors in Volleyball Game

November 21, 2014


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By Haley Yates Faces painted and sporting their class t-shirts, a handful of seniors squatted in place, ready to destroy their teachers in a friendly game of volleyball. Unfortunately, the students lost every set 25-9, 11-25, 10-9 in the final round before time ran out. "It was crazy," senior ...

Senior Runs to Regionals

November 18, 2014


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By Deemah Pulak Dirt and dust clouded the morning air as senior Bilaacha Galgalo raced over the rough ground and crossed the finish line to place second at the district cross country meet. On November 8, Galgalo represented Richardson at the Regional Cross Country Meet, advancing from District w...

Football Season Cut Short

November 11, 2014


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By Mubarrat Choudhury With hopes for a playoff spot shattered, Richardson’s football season came to a close with a 43-0 loss to Highland Park. “Our season had its ups and downs, but what really matters is how well we played as a team," senior Jackson Townsend said. The defeat marked...

Volleyball Dedicates Game to Breast Cancer Research

September 26, 2014


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By Isabel Costian The fourteen volleyball players stood to the national anthem just like the beginning of every other game. But on Tuesday night, they could not help but think of their friends and family who were lost to breast cancer and those who are still fighting it. The volleyball team...

Richardson Football Loses to Lakeview Centennial

Richardson Football Loses to Lakeview Centennial

September 10, 2014


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By Austin Sukhu After multiple first half turnovers, Richardson never recovered as they fell to Lakeview Centennial 50-14 Friday night in the second home game of the season. The game began with a 102-yard return for a touchdown by the Patriots on the first play. With 5:00 left in the first q...

Track Athletes Advance to State

Track Athletes Advance to State

May 9, 2014


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By Haley Stubbs After more than a dozen runners advanced to area, several track students qualified for state. The women's team placed third overall at Regionals, and the men's team placed sixth. Placing second, junior LaTessa Johnson will compete in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Senior Milan ...

Girls Soccer Season Ends

April 3, 2014


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By Haley Stubbs The girls soccer season came to an end on Friday in a 2-0 loss to McKinney Boyd in the first round of playoffs. "Although McKinney Boyd was a tough team, we put in a lot of effort and it was by far the best we played this year," freshman Diana Sifuentes said . The team held ...

Tennis Players Advance to Regionals

March 31, 2014


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By Haley Stubbs The Richardson tennis team competed in the District tournament Wednesday March 26th. Seniors Rachel Fleming and Justin Gooch will go to Regionals in Waco as a result of their outstanding performance. "Our last match was against Lake Highlands," Fleming said. "My doubles partner...

Girls Basketball Season Ends on High Note

February 26, 2014


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With a 29-7 record, the girls basketball team finished a long season after losing in the Regional Quarterfinal playoff game. Three games into the playoffs, the team missed by one point to Plano West 64-65. “By far the hardest part of the season was losing by one point to Plano West to get ki...

Boys Basketball Season Ends with Loss to Plano West

February 24, 2014


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After a 10-4 district record, the boys' basketball season ended with a loss against Plano West 57-90 after the first playoff game. "Although we had the skill and the talent and the tools to win, we failed to do things we needed to do," senior Nylan Yancy said. Plano West is currently ranked ei...

Seven Senior Athletes Sign with Colleges

Seven Senior Athletes Sign with Colleges

February 5, 2014


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With the pens gripped in their fists and the paper with the college seals staring up at them, seven senior athletes stole their first glance at the future as they signed with colleges today in the library. "I’m so excited," senior Milan Fisher said. "I feel like I’m one step closer to running college track and becoming a pharmacist. I just can’t say how excited...

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