NEWS PHOTOS BY RIC McGINNIS
Members of the Riverbank Bruins co-ed cross country team traveled to Ceres this past week for the first of three Trans-Valley League meets this season while the football team went on the road, the varsity Bruins getting a victory.
The RHS girls varsity runners placed fifth overall, with sophomore Giselle Fernandez placing first overall, with a time of 20:43.54, in the 5k race.
Others placing included Jessica Vigil, 7th, at 23:12.81; sophomore Maya Guzman, 16th, at 25:20.58; sophomore Gianna Cruz, 28th, at 28:31.07, and junior Francia Castelar, 33rd, at 32:28.51.
Varsity boys runners placed sixth overall as a team in their 5k race.
Sophomore Matt Santana came in at 11th overall with a 19:14.49: junior David Ten Fingers, 23rd, at 20:47.43; sophomore Gustavo Ortiz, 26th, 21:11.02, senior Fabian Vigil-Villagomez, 29th, at 21:24.76; senior Juan Armenta, 36th, at 22:34.26; senior Jose Alvarez, 38th, 23:20.47; and senior Harveer Aulakh rounding out the effort, at 23:32.96.
The Riverbank football teams traveled north to visit Florin High School on Friday, Sept. 8, at Monterey Trail’s field in Elk Grove. The varsity squad came back with a 17-6 win in hand, bringing their independent league tally to 2-2 for the season so far. Both wins have been on the road, both losses at home.
The Bruins’ next game is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 16 at Valley Christian in Roseville.
Lady Bruin Volleyball
Riverbank varsity girls hosted Escalon’s Lady Cougars this past week, in a Trans-Valley League contest.
The Wednesday, Sept. 6 games found Riverbank on the short end of three straight, 9-25, 15-25, and 10-25. They fell in three games at Hughson, also a TVL match, the day before.
The Lady Bruins were to travel to Livingston on Monday this week, then host Hilmar on Wednesday evening, Sept. 13.
Lady Bruin Golf
Hosting their first league match of the season, at the Escalon Golf Course, Riverbank girl golfers took on their Escalon counterparts on Sept. 5. Both teams use the Escalon course as their home; in the recent match the Riverbank girls took a 10-stroke win. They carded a team score of 181 to Escalon’s 191 in the league contest.
The RHS team has eight players, but only five compete, with the top four players’ scores used. Coach Ismael Mercado has said that everyone gets to play at a meet, but only those top four are counted, with the others playing for practice.
The golf girls were scheduled to play at Livingston on Sept 12, and host Hilmar on Thursday, Sept. 14.