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March Showers Can’t Keep Teams Off RHS Fields
Riverbank junior second baseman Bryce Martin hauls in a pop fly in at the edge of right field during last Thursday’s varsity boys baseball game at home. The Bruins fell, 12-1, in the Trans-Valley League contest.
Riverbank’s co-ed tennis team was able to squeeze in a match against Livingston High on Tuesday, March 19, under overcast skies.
Riverbank varsity Lady Bruin Melina Garcia makes contact early in the home girls softball game on Friday, March 22. The girls welcomed Millennium High School’s Lady Falcons in a non-league contest, losing 8-2.

Despite some intermittent rain over the past week, Riverbank High School sports teams managed to get in a few games on courts and fields in the area, while celebrating the ‘official’ start of spring on Wednesday, March 20.


Bruins Baseball

The varsity team faced the Cougars of Escalon twice last week, in Trans-Valley League action. On Tuesday, March 21, they were in Escalon, losing 4-3, and again on Thursday, at home, where they lost 12-1.

They were to play in Livingston on Tuesday, March 26 after The News went to press, then will be at home against Livingston Thursday and again at home against Hughson, on Tuesday, April 2.


Lady Bruin Softball

Girls softball traveled to Hilmar for a TVL game on Wednesday, March 20, losing 11-0 in five innings. They then hosted Millennium High School from Tracy, falling 8-2, in a non-league contest.

They are scheduled to visit the Mustangs of Minarets High School, in O’Neals, in Madera County Wednesday, March 27, weather permitting. It is to be a non-league game. Thursday, they’re set to stop by Yosemite High School, in Oakhurst, to take on the Badgers.


Co-Ed Tennis

The Bruin tennis squads hosted Livingston High School on Tuesday, March 19. Without reporting results, Coach Bruce Edwards noted that LHS has a large tennis team, with a full boys team and a full girls team, who both compete at a higher Division level than Riverbank. Last week, the Bruins took on the remainder, a co-ed squad, which, Edwards said, is made up of players new to tennis. He noted that the match wouldn’t do much to help his team develop their skills.

They aren’t scheduled to play again until Tuesday, April 9, hosting the Falcons of Millennium High School from Tracy. It is one of only three home matches remaining in the 2019 season.



RHS track and field athletes were to have competed in a dual meet at Hilmar on Wednesday, March 20, to celebrate the first day of spring, then the County Clash in Oakdale last Friday. Results were not available as of press time.

They were to travel to Livingston on March 27 and they’ll have two dual meets the next two Wednesdays, April 3 and 10, against Trans-Valley League teams.


Bruin Golf

Boy golfers were to host Escalon on Tuesday, after The News went to press, and Livingston on Thursday, both on the Jack Tone Golf Course in Ripon, weather permitting.


Bruin Volleyball

The varsity boys netters lost to visiting Livingston on Wednesday, March 20, although the published schedule had it set for last Thursday. It was three straight, 25-13, 25-16 and 25-15, for the Wolves.

They are to travel to Ripon Christian on April 1 and Hilmar April 2. Their next home match will be on Thursday, April 4, against Ripon High School.