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Second Season - Bruin Basketball Boys Host Waterford Today

Don't be alarmed.

February 20, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Wrestling Comes To An End

Consecutive losses from three participating members of the Riverbank High wrestling team officially ended the program's 2012-13 season at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championships in Olivehurst on Saturday, Feb. 16. Sophomores Jose Ariza (197 pounds) and Marco Medina (108) and junior Matt Baca (138) were unable to reach the second day of competition or qualify for the SJS Masters championships.

February 20, 2013 | | Sports

Wrestling Bruins Qualify Two To Divisionals

Michael Baliel of Modesto Christian High didn't check in for any flights on Saturday, Feb. 9, but found himself soaring through the air just seconds after his 195-pound wrestling match with Riverbank's Jose Ariza began.

February 13, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Basketball Playoff Brackets Due For Release Today

Riverbank High's boys and girls basketball teams will reveal the first page of their postseason novels today, Feb. 13, when the Sac Joaquin Section releases the final pairings for its Division IV bracket.

February 13, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Bruin Boys Bound For Top-Two Seed

A surprising one-point loss from Liberty Ranch High's varsity boys basketball team during Sierra Valley League play has all but locked up a top-two seed for Riverbank into the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

February 06, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Varsity Lady Bruins Eye Postseason Hoops Bracket

The Feb. 11 Trans-Valley League finale between Riverbank High (15-8 overall, 5-5 TVL) and Hughson (10-12, 3-6) varsity girls basketball teams is looking less and less like a typical meeting between two conference rivals at the end of the year.

February 06, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Homecoming Spoilers - Riverbank Hoopsters Prevail At Escalon

Riverbank High's varsity boys basketball team is on the cusp of a second straight 20-win season and high seed into the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Lady Bruins Avenge Prior Defeat

A boisterous 5.7 strength formula number from the Trans Valley League is going to do wonders for prep teams in the Trans Valley League in terms of jostling for Sac-Joaquin Section playoff seeds this season.

January 30, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Homecoming Heroics - Bruin Boys Force Running Clock In Rout Of Hughson

The expression on Tristin Rodgers face left no doubt of his intentions on Jan. 18. With a rapid crossover, the junior guard on Riverbank High's varsity boys' basketball team sent a Hughson defender scrambling in his wake at the top of the key. Rodgers slashed past the foul line and soared towards the hoop with an intense grimace as post defenders leaped to block his shot attempt. But he didn't have the ball. While simultaneously leaping and scowling, Rodgers had whipped the ball across his body to a teammate now uncovered by the basket. The world's easiest ...

January 23, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Bruins Bounce Back

Three straight losses in Trans Valley League play dealt a staggering blow to Riverbank High's varsity girls basketball team this month, but the Lady Bruins bounced back with a pivotal 55-51 victory over Hughson on Jan. 17 to remain firmly in postseason contention.

January 23, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Hoop News - Bruin Boys Land In State Rankings

If a prep basketball team is good, it wins games. If it's great, it may just end up noted on the state rankings.

January 16, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Lady Bruins Hit Brick Wall In Pair Of TVL Losses

A bounty of success for Riverbank High's varsity girls basketball team was suddenly claimed by Trans-Valley League rivals over the course of four days during the second week of conference play.

January 16, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Fifth Straight - Lady Bruins On A Roll

Varsity girls basketball teams scattered across all divisions of enrollment have faltered in the wake of Riverbank High for nearly a month.

January 09, 2013 | Ike Dodson | Sports

Young Wrestlers Compete Well In Escalon

Five wrestlers from Riverbank took on the Mel Focha JV Tournament in Escalon, with four out of the five getting at least one mat win in the Saturday, Jan. 5 tourney.

January 09, 2013 | | Sports

Bound For Success - Bruins Boys Keep The Fire Going

The steady elevation of Riverbank High's boys basketball program is showing no signs of quit.

December 26, 2012 | Ike Dodson | Sports

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Opening Day For Ports

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Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the ...

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"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." (Henry David Thoreau) The longer that I ...

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Raiders Prep For Future Through Draft

Expectations are running high in the East Bay and all across Raider Nation worldwide. If the 2015 season was any indication, the Raiders are on ...

April 27, 2016 | By DENNIS D. CRUZ | Sports

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Wind has to be one of my least favorite conditions to fish in. It's the one environmental factor that often eliminates over half of ...

March 23, 2016 | By JAROD BALLARDO | Sports

March Meet Champions Crowned At Famosa

The NHRA Heritage Series kicked off the start of their 2016 season at the March Meet in Bakersfield. Over 400 racers turned out to take ...

March 09, 2016 | BY JEFF BURGHARDT | Sports

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