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Softball, Baseball Take Center Stage For Contests
Spring Sports In Full Swing
Riverbank outfielder Lily Gallagher, 1, is just barely out at first base during a Lady Bruins softball game at home against visiting Langston Hughes Academy of Stockton on Friday, March 3. RHS defeated the Lady Titans, 12-2, in a run-shortened five inning game.News Photos By Ric McGinnis

Spring sports rosters at Riverbank High School are now complete, with athletes able to devote full attention to their events, with the completion of the final winter sport, the state Sac-Joaquin Division VI Boys Soccer Championship match hosted on Thursday. The Bruin varsity boys claimed second place in the Section, but now all athletes are ready for the spring. Baseball, softball, tennis, boys golf and track and field round out the schedule.



The Lady Bruins kicked off their home season on Monday, Feb. 27, with a win over Davis of Modesto, 24-1. They hosted Millennium High School of Tracy on Wednesday, March 1, with an 8-3 win, and overwhelmed the Aspire Langston Hughes Academy Titans, 12-2, in five innings on Friday, March 3.

They’re set to take on the Lady Panthers of Modesto High on Wednesday, March 8 at home.



Both varsity and JV teams competed at home last week, with varying results.

The varsity Bruins lost at Johansen High School in Modesto, 5-3 on Feb. 27, then got clobbered 18-4 by Ripon Christian at home on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Summerville High Bears slid by them 1-0 here at home on Thursday, March 2.

The JV baseball squad lost at Johansen 12-8, but got by the JV Bears of Summerville, 7-6, on Thursday.

The varsity team was to host the Big Valley Christian High School Lions of Modesto on Tuesday, then both teams will travel to Davis in Modesto for Thursday contests, March 9. On Friday, March 10, the JV Bruins host BVCH.



The Riverbank netters hosted the Conquer the Courts Doubles Tournament last Friday, playing on all three sets of tennis courts in town.

Originally scheduled for two days, the contest was shortened to just one day after several school teams pulled out.

RHS tennis teams won’t compete again until they travel to Ripon on Friday, March 17.



Bruin and Lady Bruin runners, jumpers and throwers were to host a team challenge on Tuesday, after The News went to press, and are traveling to Turlock for the Stanislaus County Meet on Friday, March 10. They’ll host a Challenge Meet on Wednesday, March 15.