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RHS Girls Volleyball, Softball Still In Action
Spring Sports Loom
Riverbank’s Mahalia Guzman takes the mound in the third girls softball game of a very busy week last week. Here she’s pitching a winning game against the visiting Lady Wildcats of Waterford, on Friday, April 16. The Lady Bruins had two games earlier in the week, splitting a pair with Hughson’s Lady Huskies. Ric McGinnis/The News
RHS outfielder Ariana Spears nails a pitch from the visiting Lady Wildcats of Waterford. She got the hit in her single at bat in softball action last Friday, on the home field. The visitors were held scoreless, falling 11-0 to the host Lady Bruins. Ric McGinnis/The News
Shortstop Cheyenne Torrez makes a big throw for an out at first base in the top of the fifth inning in last Friday’s softball game. The Lady Bruins hosted Waterford’s Lady Wildcats, handing them an 11-0 defeat. It was the third of three contests over four days last week for Riverbank. Ric McGinnis/The News

While Riverbank High School’s girls volleyball squad worked and played hard over the spring break recently, when classes resumed, it was softball that was busy this past week.


Lady Bruin Softball

On Tuesday, April 13, the Lady Huskies of Hughson came to town, with Riverbank’s girls fighting hard but eventually taking a tough 8-7 loss. But the next day, they got even, with an extra-inning victory, and two runs in the eighth to take a 6-4 win.

The Lady Bruins are on the road to Orestimba for an April 21 contest and will host Mariposa on Friday, April 23. Their final game will also be at home, on April 30, hosting Denair.


Girls Volleyball

RHS volleyball played at Mariposa County High last Monday, April 12, and again at Waterford on Wednesday, but scores were not reported by press time.

They were to host Orestimba on Monday this week, then close out the abbreviated season on the road Wednesday, April 21.


Spring Sports On Tap

The spring schedule will bring plenty of action, and most teams are already practicing. Games played will be both sports from in and outside their normal seasons.

In addition to regulars, baseball and co-ed track and field, both usual spring sports, some normally ‘winter’ season sports will be played, as well.

Trak and field kicks off with the German Fernandez Distance event on Friday, April 23. Baseball starts on Tuesday, April 27, on the road in Hughson.

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) a few years ago moved both boys and girls soccer to the winter season, but this year, because of COVID, they’ll be playing starting the first week of May. Both boys and girls basketball, normally in winter, will begin play the first week of May, as well.