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Busy Week In Spring Sports At Riverbank High School
Bruin senior tennis player Ward Choeb handles a backhand shot on the home court in a non-league match against the visiting Falcons of Millennium High School on Friday, March 18. Photo By Ric McGinnis

An interesting collision of three spring sports playing on the Riverbank High campus last Friday created a swamped parking lot next to Angelo Novi Stadium that spilled out along both sides of the tennis courts and onto both sides of Patterson Road as it runs past the campus.

The largest event was at the stadium, where Riverbank hosted the Stanislaus County Meet, with athletes and families from high schools across the county gathering for track and field.

Then, there was Riverbank’s first home tennis match for the co-ed tennis team. And added to that, there were varsity and JV baseball games. And that was just Friday.


Lady Bruin Softball

Varsity girls softball got to play three home games during the week, taking a 19-2 win over Downey High School of Modesto on Monday, March 14. The next day, they lost a close one to Big Valley Christian High School, 2-0. Then on Thursday, March 17, Riverbank took an 11-1 victory over Central Valley High from Ceres.

This week, they were to begin Trans-Valley League play at Escalon on March 22, after The News went to press. They have a bye on Thursday.


Bruin Baseball

Riverbank played at Livingston on Wednesday, March 16, losing 14-1, in their first TVL game of the season, then had a home game, hosting Livingston on Friday, losing 6-0.

This week, Stone Ridge Christian was to visit on Monday, and Wednesday, March 23 the Bruins are set to host the Hughson Huskies, and on Friday they’ll travel to Hughson.


Co-Ed Tennis

Riverbank netters hosted the Millennium High School Falcons from Tracy last Friday, coming away with a 9-0 win. Coach Bruce Edwards noted that Millennium is a fairly new school with a young tennis program, so the victory was expected.

They were to host Hughson on Tuesday and then travel to Escalon on Friday.


Bruin Volleyball

The boys volleyball team hosted Hilmar’s Yellowjackets on Monday, March 14, winning the first game, 25-23, but losing the next three, 19-25, 14-25, and 13-25.

They were set to play at Ripon on Monday this week, then host Livingston on March 23, and go to Newman to take on Orestimba for a match Thursday, March 24.

Riverbank’s Valeria Valenzuela takes a cut at the ball in the closing innings of varsity girls softball against Big Valley Christian on Tuesday, March 15. The Lady Bruins fell to Big Valley, 2-0, in the non-league game. Photo By Ric McGinnis
Bruin volleyball player Mario Villalpando goes up at the net to block an attack by the visiting Yellowjackets of Hilmar in the fourth game of a Trans-Valley League varsity boys volleyball match on Monday, March 14. Riverbank fell, 3-1. Photo By Ric McGinnis