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COVID Extended Sports Seasons Coming To A Close
In action on the home pitch, Josue Estrada looks to pass the ball to teammate Nick Martens as they attack their opponents, the Wildcats from Waterford. Despite several Riverbank shots on goal, the score at the break was 1-0 Waterford.

School is out, the Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicked off the start of summer, and the COVID-extended high school sports schedules are coming to a close this week.

For Bruin baseball, the curtain has already come down on its season, with a final home game last Thursday, hosting Orestimba of Newman. The scoreboard was not operating, so it was impossible to know the final score, but it appeared that the Warriors came out on top.

RHS did post a late game rally, though, with a three-run homer off the bat of Jackson Tigert.

Officially, the season concludes this week, but Riverbank’s schedule featured two final week byes so their contests are already all in the books.



The Bruin basketball boys finish their season with a game at Mariposa on Wednesday evening, then the last home game, against Hughson, closing it all out, this Friday, June 11.

As for the Lady Bruins, their final schedule is the reverse, hosting Mariposa Wednesday and traveling to Hughson on Friday.



Bruin kickers were travel to Mariposa on June 8, then host Hughson on Thursday, June 10.

The Lady Bruins will close out their campaign this week as well. They were to host Mariposa on Tuesday, then travel to Hughson for a Thursday, June 10 contest, finishing their season on the road.

Jaden Nuno fights through the Warrior defense to come down with the rebound in varsity boys basketball last week, on Friday, June 4, against Orestimba of Newman. The Bruins close out their COVID-influenced 2021 season at home on June 11, facing Hughson’s Huskies.
Riverbank’s Jackson Tigert runs down the third base line, scoring the third run on his late-inning home run ball in last Thursday’s varsity baseball game. It came against the visiting Mariposa Grizzlies, closing out the 2021 COVID-delayed season.