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High School Sports Active On Riverbank Campus
RHS spiker Alyssa Moreno puts the ball back over the net in last week’s girls volleyball match, hosting the Lady Wildcats of Waterford. The Lady Bruins were to play a match on Monday this week, and a couple set for next week, during Spring Break. RIC MCGINNIS/THE NEWS

Riverbank High School sports teams were busy on campus this past week, in addition to the first two days for students to be back in their classrooms in more than a year.


Co-Ed Tennis

The Bruin co-ed tennis teams took to the courts all over town as they hosted their annual Doubles Tournament last Friday. Normally held before the regular season starts, this time it put the cap on a COVID-shortened season.

And the Bruin team managed to hold on for a close win in their own tournament, beating out Orestimba of Newman, by just .16 of a point. Other teams that participated in the invitational included Hughson and a combined team of Waterford and Turlock Christian players.


Varsity Football

The Bruins hosted Orestimba of Newman on Friday, March 26 with the Warriors inviting another school’s junior varsity team to play in the early game, since Riverbank has no JV players. RHS will be hosting Denair this Friday, and fill out their five-game season with two games on the road, including next week, during Spring Break.


Girls Volleyball

The Lady Bruins hosted Waterford on Friday. They were to host Mariposa on Monday, and have a bye on the schedule for tomorrow. Like many of the teams, volleyball is scheduled to play during Spring Break.


Lady Bruin Softball

Girls softball kicked off its season last week, with an away game at Waterford on March 24, and a home contest against Orestimba on Friday, March 26. They were set to travel to Mariposa this Monday, and their next home game will be hosting Hughson on April 15.

Coach Mike Carrigg said that, of his 12 players, seven are freshmen.


Boys and girls soccer, baseball and track and field will kick off about the middle of April.

Riverbank’s Shaine Hutchison, 11, contests for a pass in the fourth quarter of the Friday night match-up against Orestimba. Their last home game will be this week when they host Denair. The final two games find them scheduled on the road. RIC MCGINNIS/THE NEWS
Lady Bruin pitcher Janeiya Lopez lets loose from the mound in Riverbank’s first home game of the season, last week, against Orestimba High School of Newman. It was last Friday, with the visiting Lady Warriors coming out on top, 4-0. RIC MCGINNIS/THE NEWS