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Gym Renovated Over Summer

Gym Renovated Over Summer

September 8, 2013


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Fresh for the new year, the RHS gym was overhauled with new flooring, paint and ceiling. “It was a group effort between Coach Chandler, Coach Hardy, Coach Miracle and me,” varsity basketball coach Justin Reese said. A couple of changes students will notice in the large gym are new wall mats,...

Varsity Basketball Player Signs With Paris Junior College

Varsity Basketball Player Signs With Paris Junior College

April 8, 2013


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Senior Brandon Scott entered the gymnasium foyer smiling to all the people waiting for his arrival. He set his backpack and sweater on the table next to the Spalding brand basketball on the table displayed for the occasion. Paris Junior College Coach Taylor shook his hand and stood next to him as he...

Female Wrestling Team Formed for First time in School History

February 28, 2013


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The freshman Richardson wrestler stepped on the mat, clueless, nervous, frozen in place. After just three weeks of practice, Frances “Avery” Parsons was about to compete in the first wrestling competition of her life. She would also be the first girl from Richardson High School to even be ...

Epic Victory for Boys Basketball

Epic Victory for Boys Basketball

February 23, 2013


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With one and a half seconds left in the second round of the basketball playoffs, the score was 48 to 47 in favor of the Mesquite Skeeters. That’s when junior Nylan Yancy caught a rebound from a free-throw and lobbed the ball from mid-court for a Eagle win at the buzzer. The Eagles took o...

Breaststroke-For-A-Cure raises $3,833 for Cancer Research

Breaststroke-For-A-Cure raises $3,833 for Cancer Research

December 12, 2012


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Senior Will Crawford glides faster each second, sweeping his hands out to a Y position, then sculls his hands directly back toward the front, lifts his head to breathe and dives forward again. But he wasn’t swimming in preparation for a competition. He was swimming laps for donations. The money h...

Powderpuff Showdown

Powderpuff Showdown

December 7, 2012


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Two rows of girls approached the line of scrimmage to run the play. Juniors were on defense, seniors on offense. Senior Katie Oehlerts bent over, readying the ball to hike to her quarterback Amanda Brown. She looked between her legs to make sure she was on aim. Amanda yelled "Seeeeeeet... HIKE," and...

Fighting for the Playoffs

Fighting for the Playoffs

December 3, 2012


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Head Football Coach Brian Chandler called for the team to take a knee and listen up. Only moments away from entering the field, he wanted to have the team's undivided attention when he told the team how he felt about the season. "I want everyone to understand how proud I am of every one of you tonight,"...

“Meet the Eagles Night” Provides Sneak-Peak into Basketball Season

“Meet the Eagles Night” Provides Sneak-Peak into Basketball Season

November 12, 2012


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Senior Eric Johnson faced the crowd and flexed his muscles when he beat his teammates in the three-point shoot out at the second annual "Meet the Eagles Night" last Friday. "Meet the Eagles Night" gives students and parents a sneak-peak into what they can expect for the  upcoming basketball season....

Cross Country Advances to Regionals

Cross Country Advances to Regionals

October 31, 2012


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By Talia Richman When cross country coach Elizabeth Brown took over the team, there were 11 members. Not even enough to make up a full varsity or jv team for boys or girls. Five years later, not only has the team grown to 46 members, but both varsity teams are competing in Regionals on ...

Shutout Win Tainted by Fighting

Shutout Win Tainted by Fighting

October 5, 2012


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Head football coach Brian Chandler is still unsure of what exactly happened during the last 59 seconds of Thursday’s football game against Sunset High School. He knows one of his players intercepted a Sunset pass. He knows one of his players was punched. He knows an additional eight to te...

The New Era

The New Era

April 29, 2011


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The purple and gold bleachers of the large gym are usually filled with screaming students cheering on their team. On March 8, when head football coach Brent Whitson gathered his football team to let them know he was leaving for South Grand Prairie High School, the only thing felt in the stands was despair. Coach...

Homecoming heartbreak

Homecoming heartbreak

October 29, 2010


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Jesuit’s high powered offense proved to be too much for the Eagles, as they lost Friday night 31-16 in front of Richardson’s homecoming crowd. Andrew Buckmeier’s 43-yard field goal put the Eagles up 3-0 in the 2nd quarter, but that was the last time the Eagles held the lead. Jesuit responded by moving the ball down the field with surgical precision, using 10 pl...

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