Even though school classes were still on winter break last week, Riverbank High boys and girls basketball teams were able to fit in a game or two between Christmas and New Year’s, but the boys and girls soccer squads weren’t so lucky.
Originally scheduled for back-to-back home matches against Summerville High on Wednesday, both Riverbank soccer teams ended up disappointed.
The heavy recent rains had left the field here in the Angelo Novi Stadium too flooded to play on, so the plan changed to a pair of away games, on the Summerville campus, in Soulsbyville, Tuolumne County.
But the weather changed, and the snow level was to drop to below Sonora last week, well downhill from Soulsbyville, so the matches were canceled.
Girls basketball was held here at home on Tuesday, Dec. 28, hosting Mariposa County High School’s Lady Grizzlies. Riverbank varsity girls scored early and often, ending up 60-43 victors, in the final non-league game of their non-league play.
The Lady Bruins were scheduled to kick off the Trans-Valley season with home games this week, against Escalon on Jan. 4, and Ripon High on Jan. 6.
Last week also saw the final two pre-season games for the varsity boys basketball program, a game at home on Wednesday, Dec. 29, hosting Turlock Christian, then closing out the calendar year at East Union of Manteca on Thursday, Dec. 30.
Riverbank defeated TC’s Hawks, 70-49, but fell to the Lancers, 54-31.
Even though classes remain on winter break this week, the Bruins were to start up their Trans-Valley League schedule on the road, first at Escalon on Jan. 5, then at Ripon High.