Riverdale Spring Sports Senior Nights

By Molly Seales

On Thursday afternoon, April 14, Riverdale Baseball hosted Shreveport Force in a home game for senior night. The Rebels came away with a huge 23-8 win. Before the game, senior baseball players and golf team members were recognized at senior night.

Senior golf team members Reagan Huddleston, son of Matt and Celeste Huddleston, and Ty Jones, son of Tyler Jones and Julie Jones were honored for their contributions to the RA Golf Team. Both Huddleston and Jones were members of the 2021 Class A Championship Golf Team, which is looking to defend its title next week. Last year in the championship match, Huddleston had a 1st place individual finish in Class A, while Jones was not far behind with a 4th place individual finish. Good luck to them next week!

Senior baseball players Chandler Nettles, son of Josh and Heather Nettles; Monroe McCarty, son of Monroe and Lisa McCarty; Jake Messenger, son of Clay and Ashlie Messenger; Denver Williams, son of Rodney and Brandy Williams, and Jones were honored for their dedication to the sport of baseball.

Senior Monroe McCarty got the start on the mound for Riverdale and picked up his first win of the season. Nettles got his first start this season, handling 1st base. Senior Denver Williams had a great day at the plate going 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Freshman Aston Hester also had a good outing at the plate going 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Senior Jake Messenger went 2 for 3 at the plate with 4 runs scored. Freshman Colton Caskey was 2 for 2 on the day with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Sophomore Ryder Huddleston was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs and a run scored, while senior Ty Jones was 1 for 2 with a run scored. McCarty had an RBI and scored 2 runs, while the remaining runs came from Mason Murray (1,) Kaidyn Williams (3,) and Landen Barrett (4.)

Riverdale Tennis Team Gets Wins on Senior Night

On Thursday, April 14, the Riverdale Academy hosted the Tensas Chiefs for a district match. It was also senior night for our senior tennis players Sidney Free, Denver Williams, Chandler Nettles, and Monroe McCarty. They were honored at their last home match.

The Rebel tennis team had a good day with all players doing a great job. We had several individuals/teams come out on top, and the rest played some really close matches. Winning their matches were #1 girl’s singles player, junior Emma Clemons; our #2 girl’s doubles team of Chloe Jordan and Charity Williamson; and our #1 boy’s doubles team of Luke Greer and Will Jones. Congratulations to these Riverdale Rebels!

The tennis team will have a rematch with Tensas on Wednesday, April 20, as they travel to St. Joseph! Good luck!

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