RHS Spring Physicals Athletic Training Fundraiser

imageTo be eligible to participate in any athletic program at RHS, all student-athletes need to complete a physical before the first official practice begins. If you’re a returning RHS athlete, or a West or Westwood Junior High athlete attending RHS in the fall, then here’s a great opportunity to get your physical taken care of now.

Richardson High School is hosting a spring physical athletic training fundraiser on Tuesday, May 19th and the details of the event are below.

WHO: All returning Athletes to RHS including West Junior High School and Westwood Junior High School

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19th

WHERE: The RHS freshmen gym

TIME: 6:30pm- 8pm

COST: $15 (cash only)

Please complete the physical packet before you come. It can be picked up from the Athletic Training Room or from your coach, or it can be downloaded here.

2015-2016 Program Cover Art Contest

imageThe RHS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB is offering YOU a chance to win $100 and get “Published” on the Front Cover of the RHS Athletic Booster Club Program Book for the 2015-16 season. This is the Program Book that is sold at the RHS Varsity Football Games.

Your entry must represent: “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS” or “RHS SCHOOL SPIRIT” (see examples of Program Covers on the RHS ABC website: http://rhsabc.org/artcontest)

Artwork MUST be submitted in the format(s) listed below:

File formats: Photoshop, Illustrator, pdf, tiff, jpeg. The file must be high resolution.

Trim size is 8.5 wide x 11 tall. Resolution in Photoshop is 300 dpi, not the default 72 dpi. Please double check this as you begin, you can’t go from 72 to 300 later. You must start at 300 dpi.

1/8″ bleed on all 4 sides has to be included. The bleed will trim off in production and will not show in the final book but we need it to print.

CMYK for printing (Cyan, magenta, yellow, black – 4 color printing).


Email your entry to: sjtamez1@gmail.com

Please include your name, grade and contact information. Winner will be notified before May 30, 2015.

Register now for the RHS Eagle Strength and Conditioning Summer Session

imageThe need for year round secondary athletic training and conditioning is more evident as the physical demands on the student/athlete increase. In order to maintain the development and competitiveness of the student athletes at Richardson High School, it is critical for us to offer summer strength and conditioning programs to keep pace with our competitors.

These programs will provide for the following:

  • Program Continuity
  • Acclimation to Summer Heat
  • Promote Team Building
  • Smoother Transition for 9th Graders
  • Stronger Student/Coach Relationship
  • Increased Skill Level
  • Safety Through Strength Development
  • Improved Agility
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Strong Self-Esteem

LOCATION: Richardson High School Weight Room & Eagle-Mustang Stadium

ELIGIBILTY: All incoming 7th – 12th grade students who live in the RISD attendance areas.

REGISTRATION: Pre-register through Coach Chandler or Coach Gunter with form/payment by May 31st. The registration form can be found here.

You may also register/pay on the first day of camp for the weeks attended. Females can pay through Coach Wright or Coach Conner


  • June 15- JULY 30 ALL MALES.
  • 7th -12 females will go June 8TH– JULY 16TH

Note that males will not work out the week of July 4th (6-29 – 7/3), however FEMALES WILL

TUITION: $120.00 for the 6-week session ($20 per week)

Each week consists of 4 days of training (Monday – Thursday).

  • 10th – 12th grade males session: 7:30 am – 9:30 am
  • 7th-12th grade females: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
  • In coming 7TH -9th males: 9:30 am – 11:00 am

*Reduced Tuition ($10/week) may be applied if student/athlete qualifies for free and/or reduced lunch.

ENROLLMENT: Enrollment in the strength & conditioning sessions is voluntary and not mandatory for participation in RISD athletics. Payment must be made prior to the start of the session and paid in full for the number of weeks enrolled. All checks/money orders need to be made payable to Richardson ISD Athletic Department. The registration form can be found here.

GUIDELINES: All UIL guidelines will be followed.

ATTIRE: Regular sport attire such as shorts, t-shirt, socks, tennis shoes.

INSTRUCTORS: Members of the Richardson High School coaching staff

If more information is needed, feel free to contact Coach Chandler or Coach Gunter. Females contact Coach Wright or Coach Conner.


Richardson Swim Team End of Year Results and Awards


The RHS Swimming and Diving Team celebrated their 2014-2015 season at a banquet on April 7th.

Girls Team Results

The girls won 4 dual meets and lost one dual meet this year. They beat Mesquite ISD, Garland ISD, South Grand Prairie and Grand Prairie. They lost to Lewisville. The girls got 6th in District 10 6A behind Flower Mound, FM Hebron, FM Marcus, Lewisville and JJ Pearce. The girls placed 12th overall in the Region II-6A Championships.

Boys Team Results

The boys team won 4 dual meets and lost one dual meet this year. They beat Mesquite ISD, Garland ISD, South Grand Prairie and Grand Prairie. They lost to Lewisville. The boys also got 6th in District 10-6A behind the same teams and oddly enough also placed 12th in Region II-6A championships.

Overall it was a successful season with most swimmers making personal records and performing their best races at their championship meet.

Special Recognition

Most Outstanding Female Swimmer: junior, Brooke Wilson

Most Outstanding Make Swimmer: junior, Chris Brown

Eagle Excellence (Good Grades, Quality Swimming and Strong Character)

  • Freshman: Alex Breazeale
  • Sophomore: Andrew Plese
  • Junior: Morgan Chen
  • Senior: Ben Doherty

Academic All-American (seniors only): Ben Doherty

Academic All-State (juniors and seniors only):

  • Morgan Chen
  • Ben Doherty
  • Lauren Dube
  • Emma Hileman
  • Sam Neckar
  • Katherine Steinberger

All-District Teams

1st Team: Ashlyn King and Brooke Wilson

2nd Team: Alex Breazeale, Chris Brown, Morgan Chen, Ben Doherty, Hannah Dunlap, Hailey Falies, Jacob Huang, Matt Kriess, Andrew Plese, Jose Ramirez-Ozaeta, Sofia Sacco and Madison Williams

All-Region Teams

2nd Team: Chris Brown, Brooke Wilson and Ashlyn King

Honorable Mention: Alex Breazeale

Team Record: Ashlyn King, Girls 1 Meter 6 Dive

Congratulations to the team on a great season!

Register now for the 2015 RHS Eagle Tennis Camp

imageRegistration is now open for the 2015 RHS Eagle Tennis Camp!


  • Beginners: Learn fundamentals of tennis (groundstrokes, volleys, serves) and court sense
  • Intermediates: Develop confidence in game; focus on footwork
  • Advanced: Develop high percentage game strategies and focus on mental toughness
  • Have fun in the sun!!!


Boys & Girls entering 1st – 8th grade


June 22nd – 25th


June 29th – July 2nd

Camp runs Monday through Thursday, 8:45 am to 11:00 am. Rain make-up day will be Friday if needed.


The Richardson High School tennis courts, which are on Beltline Rd across from the high school.

What you need for camp

  • Racquet
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Water Bottle


The cost of the camp is $85, or $75 if paid by June 15th. There is also a $10 discount for each additional child signed up per family.


Please mail the completed Camp Application along with payment to the address listed on application. Applications with payment can also be turned into the Richardson High School front office. Applications turned into the front office need to be placed in an envelope with Attn: Holly Matkins, Tennis Camp written on them. You will be contacted when your application is received!

Online registration and payment with credit card is also available at http://www.rhstenniscamps.com. Note that an additional online service charge will apply.

Contact Info

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Matkins, Head Richardson High School Tennis Coach. Additional contact information can be found in the Registration Form.

RHS Tennis finishes as runner-up in WT White Longhorn Tournament


The RHS tennis team played the WT White Longhorn Tournament on Friday, April 9th, and as a team finished runner-up. The Eagles had lots of success across the board:

  • AJ Hamilton/Gia Le beat our own RHS team Sydney Nobles /Levi Meyer in a CLOSE match in the Mixed Doubles A draw finals to earn 1st and 2nd place.
  • Haris Jaffer/Annalis Mach beat our own RHS team Leah Melmed/Bryce Alford in a 3rd seat tie breaker in Mixed Doubles B to get 1st and 2nd place.
  • Lilly Hale/Mikaylyn Barnett won girls A Doubles.

The all-day Varsity District tournament is scheduled for April 13th at the Fair Oaks Tennis Center.

Vendor Fair and Parent Expo

If you’re involved in a school organization that is looking for fundraising ideas, or if you simply have a child enrolled in RISD, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

The RISD Council of PTAs presents the Vendor Fair and Parent Expo

The expo will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the RISD Professional Development Center (PDC) located at 701 W. Beltline Road.

The expo will feature PTA, education and community group resources such as:

• Fundraising Ideas
• Spirit Wear
• Educational Services
• School Supplies

There will also be parenting resources such as:

• Summer Camps
• Therapy Services
• Tutoring Services
• Gift Ideas

and more!

Door Prizes!



See you there!

Register now for the 2015 Eagle Volleyball Summer Camps

Registration is now open for the 2015 Eagle Volleyball camps. See below for details on each session.


Incoming Grades 4-9

Date: July 27-30

Location: Richardson High School

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

Details: The 2015 camp will again feature our top-notch staff, including camp director Eric Miracle and the rest of the RHS Eagle Volleyball coaching staff, RHS alumni, current and former collegiate players and club coaches. Campers are divided according to skill level and grade after 1st-day morning evaluation. We will cover all skills & concepts, including passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and defensive/offensive systems. Come train with the best and prepare for your junior high or high school season!

Registration information for the 4th through 9th grade camp can be found HERE.


Incoming Grades 10-12

Date: July 27-30

Location: Richardson High School

Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm

Details: This year’s high school camp will feature ZACH VILLARREAL, UT-Dallas Assistant Volleyball Coach and 2013 AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year. Coach Villarreal and his staff will train players in all individual skills as well as team concepts in order to prepare for the upcoming high school season.

Registration information for the high school camp can be found here HERE.

The RHS Athletic Booster Club Needs You

imageIt’s that time of year again and the Richardson High School Athletic Booster Club is looking to fill open officer positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Open positions for the upcoming year include:

Vice President – to replace the position currently held by Chip Hornbeck

  • Act as an aide to the President
  • Act as President in the absence of that officer
  • Recruitment/selection of chair persons committees and supervise the functions of  Committees
  • Advise, support and communicate with all the standing committees
  • Responsible/Coordinator all fundraisers.
  • Oversee maintenance and compliance of bylaws

Secretary – to replace the position currently held by Mark Wilkinson

  • Record the minutes of all meetings and distribute minutes via email to members
  • Conduct all correspondence for the Booster Club under the direction of the President
  • Keep attendance at all meetings
  • Keep a log of approved decisions with the agenda attached
  • Notify all members of meetings
  • Oversee maintenance and compliance of bylaws
  • Coordinate with webmaster to post dates/time and minutes on the booster site as well as any necessary updates
  • Help recruit new reps
  • Assist other board members as needed

VP of Programs  – to replace the position currently held by Elaine Mishler
Assistant VP of Programs – a new position to assist the VP of Programs

  • Coordinate the annual sports program creation process on behalf of the organization.
  • Identify and work with the Game Day Coordinator
  • Create and update protected ad list
  • Acquire bids from a minimum of two suppliers
  • Place order with suppler(s)
  • Edit sports program
  • Most of the work is done over the summer

VP Season Ticket Sales – to replace the position held by Laura Dodgen. Coordinates season tickets sales during registration and at other events.

VP Picnic – to replace the position held by Shelly Scanlon. Coordinates RHSABC involvement in the annual fall back to school picnic.

Assistant VIP Dinners – a new position to assist Denise Oehlerts. Responsible for helping coordinate football VIP dinners held by various school organizations during home games.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact RHSABC President Reg Combs and plan to attend our next meeting on April 6, 2015 at 7:00pm in the RHS library.

Boys Basketball Advances to 6A Region 2 Quarterfinal

Last Saturday the RHS Eagles boys basketball team defeated Killeen’s Harker Heights 81-68 for an Area Championship win behind a 35 point performance from Brandon Averette with 18 more from Ben Nakwaasah.


With that victory the Eagles move on to the Regional Quarterfinals tonight where they face Irving MacArthur at The Colony High School. Come on out and help cheer your Eagles on to victory!

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 7:30pm

WHERE: The Colony High School, 4301 Blair Oaks Dr., The Colony, TX 75056


See you there!