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Varsity Basketball Makes it to Regional Tournament for first time in 33 years

Sophomore guard Cason Wallace slashes to the basket during first half action. The Eagles lost to a Permian team who was on fire from three and were able to hold Richardson's two top scorers to a combined 22 points. Photo by Leila Saidane

Henry Patton

March 6, 2020

When the entire the Richardson student section rushed the floor after beating number one Duncanville, the team knew what they were capable of. They then proved it by making it to the regional tournament for the first time in 33 years. They lost to a Permian team who was on fire from three and were able...

Baseball Playoff Streak Broken

Baseball Playoff Streak Broken

Chad Byrd

April 29, 2018

After advancing to the playoffs two years in row, the baseball team fell to Coppell in the last game of the season narrowly missing post season action. After tie game through five innings, the Cowboys hit a three run home run in the top of the sixth inning which put the team just out of reach. "I...

Track Sends 6 Athletes to Area Meet

Taking 1st place in both the long jump and triple jump, senior Dowdy Elazarig will move on to the Regional Track Meet in Waco. Talon Photo by Ken Osadon

Alex Nowak

April 20, 2018

Track will send six athletes to compete in the 6A Region II Track Meet on the Baylor campus April 27. Senior Dowdy Elazarig was a top performer taking first place in the long jump and triple jump yesterday at Jesuit Prep. Elazarig catapulted himself to the area meet with a jump of 22-02 in the long j...

Boys Basketball Falls to South Garland in Round One

Senior Xavier Elam gets hugged and congratulated on a great season by a South Garland opponent after losing 70-56 first round playoff loss. Photo by Chad Byrd

Caeden Sargent

March 6, 2018

As the boys basketball team tried to leave the court in disappointment, South Garland players chased them down to give them a quick embrace and let them know they played a great game.Drawing the number five team in the state in the UIL 6A Bi-District game, Richardson kept the game close throughout, but could...

Girls Basketball Falls to Unranked Tyler Lee

Junior Shooting Nikyla Green fights through two defender for a layup in the second half of the second round playoff loss agianst Tyler Lee
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Chad Byrd

March 1, 2018

After rising to number four in the state, the girls basketball team fell in the second round to unranked Tyler Lee in over time, 60-57. "I was really just in shock because the whole time I wasn’t thinking, 'oh easy win,' but I was thinking this is a good year for us – we are gonna go to the third...

Playoffs Hinge on Win Against W.T. White Tonight

Senior Jalen Patterson celebrates after putting in a last second bucket for the win in overtime over Rowlett

Caeden Sargent

February 13, 2018

With the 23-point loss against Jesuit, the push to make the playoffs got much harder for varsity basketball. While tied with Lake Highlands for the 4th spot in district 10-6A, a win against W.T White, along with Jesuit beating Skyline would propel the Eagles into the playoffs. If Skyline beats Jesuit,...

Baseball Clinches Playoff Berth

Freshman Luke Mulvey came in at the top of the fifth inning with two outs, losing 5-0. Photo by Chad Byrd

April 28, 2017

By Jacob Richman On the same night the baseball players suffered a 5-0 loss to Coppell, they clinched the final playoff spot in district 9-6A with WT White falling to Lake Highlands. After the Eagles split their two game series with WT White, it was clear the two teams would be in contention for th...

Swim Season Ends With a Wave of Good News

Junior Shiko Kimyanjui swims the freestyle race during the mesquite swim meet at dusk

March 10, 2017

By Kazi Nassif The swimming season came to an end at regionals late last month, but the season marked significant progress for the program, with 18 swimmers advancing to regionals. Senior Jose Ramirez said this season was particularly memorable because of the team's success and camaraderie. "I...

Eagles Drop Out of Playoffs Despite Encouraging Season

The Eagles finished their 2016-2017 season with an overall record of 19-12 and a district record of 9-5. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in a 74-57 loss to South Garland. Richardson stands as the only team to have beaten state qualifiers, Skyline. Photo by Madi Staggenborg

March 7, 2017

By Jacob Richman     With a victory over the number one team in 6A, the second highest scoring 6A player and a third place finish in district, the varsity basketball team made an impressive resume going into the playoffs. However it wasn't enough to move the team further than the first round. ...

Early Finish at Playoffs for Lady Eagles

The Eagles finished the 2016-2017 campaign with a 70-57 playoff loss to Lakeview Centennial in the first round of the playoffs to end with a 10-2 record in district and 15-16 overall. They were led by their three sophomore captains: Nikyla Green, Skye Dugan, and Noelle Yancy, who combined for 1,354 of the Eagles points this year. Photo by Madi Staggenborg

March 7, 2017

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

Senior Erika Torres crouches in preparation to defeat her opponent at a wrestling match. Photo by Alisia Cabrera

March 3, 2017

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

Senior Hailey Falies embraces a teammate after discovering her swim time. Photo by Travis Pokorney

January 31, 2017

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...

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