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Lady Eagles Lose to Pearce

January 28, 2014

As the Richardson girls soccer team walked off the field after their first district game of the season, they knew a shot at the playoffs was going to be tough after a 3-2 loss to Pearce. The Lady Eagles started off strong in the first half, with a 1-0 lead. But They couldn't hold Pearce during the second half as three goals slipped by them. "We played really hard ...

Lady Eagles Tie Plano East

Lady Eagles Tie Plano East

January 16, 2014

On Friday night, the Lady Eagles soccer team lined in numerical order waiting for their names to be called. It would be the first time they played their previous coach, Eric Smith, now coaching Plano East. They slowly felt the pressure build for a win. It wasn't until the last ten minutes when...

Seniors, Sophomores Dominate Powder Puff

Seniors, Sophomores Dominate Powder Puff

December 13, 2013

The team huddled in the cold and carefully drew up the next play. They were up by 18 points but craved total domination. To the sideline, cheerleaders found their rhythm to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Minus the hairy legs dangling from the cheerleader skirts, and the pony tails f...

Cross Country Runners Make Regionals

Cross Country Runners Make Regionals

December 10, 2013

The brisk November morning woke up the runners as they warmed up and stretched for the day's events. As parents and friends crammed the sidelines and other athletes waited for their events to be called, Richardson runners crossed the finish line, praying that they placed. "It was really excit...

Basketball Learns Lessons from McDonald’s Tournament

Basketball Learns Lessons from McDonald’s Tournament

December 5, 2013

In their first out-of-town tournament in years, the boys basketball team faced some of the top teams in the state at McDonald's Texas Invitational in Houston during this year's Thanksgiving weekend. Winning one game but losing four, the Eagles did not advance as far as they hoped. "It's always...

Football Season Comes to Bitter End

Football Season Comes to Bitter End

December 4, 2013

With hopes for a playoff spot shattered, Richardson's football season came to an end with losses against Berkner and Jesuit. At the end of the first half against Berkner, the score was tied at 24, but by the end of the fourth quarter Berkner was able to squeak out a 38-41 win. "Even though we k...

RHS Volleyball Loses in First Round of Playoffs

November 6, 2013

After qualifying for playoffs by beating Lake Highlands for the first time in ten years, the volleyball team’s season ended with a loss to McKinney Boyd in the first round of the playoffs at Wylie High School. “We were missing our middle field player, a vital member of the team, who was sick ...

Volleyball Plays McKinney Boyd in First-Round Playoff Game

Volleyball Plays McKinney Boyd in First-Round Playoff Game

November 4, 2013

With a win over Lake Highlands on Halloween, the varsity volleyball team secured a playoff spot against McKinney Boyd at Wylie High School tonight at 7 p.m. "Losing to Berkner was definitely a set-back," senior player Julianna Washington said. "But we truly turned things around with our win against...

Football Team Battles for Playoff Spot

Football Team Battles for Playoff Spot

October 31, 2013

With two games left before the end of the season, the football team walks a fine line to make the playoffs. A loss this week, or the next, will end any hope for the post-season. “If we were to lose this Friday, it would make it really, really difficult,” Coach Gunter said. With a 2-3 record and 2 more games t...

Baseball Field Gets New Look

Baseball Field Gets New Look

October 22, 2013

With baseball season around the corner the baseball field has been undergoing renovation. Construction of the new field, which started last summer, is estimated to be completed by early next year. "I believe RISD baseball facilities were due for upgrades," varsity baseball coach Mike Tovar said. "RHS and LHHS base...

Basketball Team Invited to McDonald’s Tournament

Basketball Team Invited to McDonald’s Tournament

October 9, 2013

At the end of the summer, basketball coach Justin Reese was shocked when he received a letter from McDonald's Texas Basketball Invitational Tournament, which showcases the best basketball teams in the state. “After last year's performance, we were invited to this tournament that is exclusive to te...

Richardson Eagles Lose to J.J. Pearce Mustangs

Richardson Eagles Lose to J.J. Pearce Mustangs

October 2, 2013

The football team, band, Eaglettes and all the students who hadn't already left held their fingers like talons and sang the alma mater. Their white t-shirts read "Meet. Defeat. Repeat." On the opposite side of the field, the home side, Pearce fans celebrated a 28-12 victory. For the first time in thr...

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