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Richland clobbers Cedar Valley

Richland clobbers Cedar Valley

Jorge Sanchez, Staff Writer | April 12, 2024
In a three-game sweep of Cedar Valley, Richland’s Thunderducks schorched the Suns in all of them, starting with a 19-9 seven inning win on day one. The Suns scored a few runs early on but Richland consistently put up great numbers in the middle innings while the Suns struggled to put anything on the board for most of the later innings. The top of the first and second innings played out with two single runs scored by the Suns in each inning. The T-Ducks would not manage to get anything in...
UFC Blanchfield vs. Fiorot fight packs a punch

UFC Blanchfield vs. Fiorot fight packs a punch

Emanuel Kisin, Staff Writer | April 9, 2024
March 30 marked another fight night for the UFC, or United Fighting Championship, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight card showcased several fighters from various weight classes and styles. The main event, however, featured Erin “Cold Blooded.” Blanchfield, a fearsome threat in the women’s flyweight division, and her opponent, Manon “The Beast” Fiorot. This five-round fight managed to go the distance, with both fighters putting on a show for the...
Drue Tranquill, left, Travis Kelce celebrate Super Bowl victory.

Is Travis Kelce experiencing the terrible twos?

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | March 11, 2024
Travis Kelce, a standout figure in the world of football, found himself at the center of attention during the recent Super Bowl. Known for his energetic performances on the field, Kelce’s emotions spilled over. On their podcast “New Heights,” the Kelce brothers Travis and Jason revisited the moment when Travis lost his cool with Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid. When Kelce was seen shoving and yelling at his coach, Reid, during the Super Bowl on Feb. 11, it provoked outrage. For the second year in a...
T-Duck men slip past Eastfield in OT

T-Duck men slip past Eastfield in OT

Matilda Magere, Staff Writer | March 6, 2024
The Richland Campus men’s basketball Thunderducks stung the Eastfield Harvester Bees 86-83 in overtime at home Feb. 24. With the win, Richland was scheduled at press time to enter the district tournament as the No. 2 seed on Feb. 29. The T-Ducks took pride in guarding defensively and boxing out in the final game of the regular season. Jhi Jackson, Richland sophomore forward, said , “Last...
Dallas is America’s new soccer capital

Dallas is America’s new soccer capital

Xavier Villarreal, Sports Editor | March 3, 2024
It is no secret that Texas teams are always in the conversation when it comes to championship contention. Whether it be in football, basketball, hockey or even baseball, you can never count teams out, especially Dallas. But what about soccer? As we know, the current NJCAA Div III reigning soccer champs for the past six years are located in Dallas on the Richland campus of Dallas College (go Thunderducks!), as well as one of the NCAA Div I powerhouses located closer to downtown in...
Frances Tiafoe plays against students and children at the Dallas Open hosted on the SMU campus.

Tiafoe Fund hosts Dallas Open tennis clinic

Ashley Santiago, Staff Writer | March 3, 2024
American tennis star Frances Tiafoe held the first activation of his fund partnership with the USTA Feb. 6. The 26-year-old often referred to as “Big Foe” on the court, partnered with the USTA last July to create the Frances Tiafoe Fund. The partnership is designed to help youth from under-resourced backgrounds get into the sport of tennis and support their education. Tiafoe was born to immigrant parents from Sierra Leone. His family immigrated to the United States to escape civil war. Having grown up in...
T-Ducks bludgeon Mountain View 118-80

T-Ducks bludgeon Mountain View 118-80

Matilda Magere, Staff Writer | February 20, 2024
The Richland Campus Thunderducks went against their rivals Mountain View in what started off as a friendly game and turned into a heated playoff that ended with the T-Ducks on top 118-80. The home game was dominated by Richland. The first quarter belonged to Richland. The Mountain View Lions displayed a weak defense and a lack of communication with teammates. In contrast, the Thunderducks defense was headstrong, and the offense was strong as well. Tre’Lin Green had the speed to break...
GOAT: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

GOAT: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

Xavi Villarreal, Sports Editor | February 20, 2024
Lionel Messi played his second game against FC Dallas on Jan. 22 in preparation for the upcoming MLS season, a game in which FC Dallas came up with the win, scoring in the third minute of the match. As Inter Miami CF prepared for the season with friendly matches, they headed to Saudi Arabia to face Cristiano Ronaldo and Al Nasr in what shaped up to be the last ever matchup between the two greatest soccer players to play the game. The question remains though, who is the greatest of all time? Many...
Quarterback Dak Prescott is tackled by Green Bay cornerback Keisean Nixon during the first half.

Cowboys lose to Packers yet again

Astrid Custano, Staff Writer | January 28, 2024
The Dallas Cowboys have a repeating history making it to the NFL playoffs, just not finishing strong and making it to the Super Bowl. For the second time in three seasons the Dallas Cowboys were the only team in the NFL to lose in their home stadium. You guessed it, against the Green Bay Packers. On Jan. 14, the Cowboys came running out of the AT&T Stadium tunnel for their wild card game against...
Phil Key in 2021, holding a trophy his team won in 1974.

RIP former basketball standout Phil Key

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | January 26, 2024
The Richland family mourns the loss of Phil Key, an esteemed figure in Thunderduck Athletics for over five decades. Key, a former student-athlete and standout basketball player, left an enduring legacy that transcended the court. His infectious smile and unwavering positivity brightened the campus, touching the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Key’s passion extended to officiating games...
Miami coach Jimmy Johnson celebrates an Orange Bowl win before accepting the job as Cowboys head coach in 1989.

Cowboys to give Johnson another ring

Xavi Villarreal, Sports Writer | December 24, 2023
A coaching tenure cut short because of a petty feud. A curse laid on a team because of said feud. Finally, after 30 years since a very questionable move by the Dallas Cowboys front office, one of the greatest coaches to ever grace the NFL will be honored by the Cowboys on Dec. 30, by being inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Many superstitious fans (myself included) believe the unjust firing of Jimmy Johnson is what led to the Cowboys not being capable...
Dallas College - Richland mens soccer assistant coach Alberto Rodriguez during a recent game playing for the Dallas Sidekicks.

ONLINE ONLY: Full circle on the field

Chase Upton, Staff Writer | December 20, 2023
Dallas College Richland assistant men's soccer coach Alberto Rodriguez just  re-signed with the Dallas Sidekicks, an indoor professional soccer team in the Major Arena Soccer League. He originally signed with the Sidekicks in 2022, and his new contract will run through the 2026 season. Rodriguez's story begins when he was born in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1987.  His journey didn’t start here, Rodriguez has...
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