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Martin Takes Turn In RHS Senior Athlete Spotlight
View From The Sidelines
Sometimes, things get crowded on the way to the basket. Here, senior guard Bryce Martin is boxed in a bit in a varsity boys basketball game where Riverbank was hosting the Hughson Huskies, in February. He found a teammate to pass to in the corner of the court. Ric McGinnis/The News

Stay-at-home orders and distance learning remain in effect, with stadiums, playing fields, tennis and volleyball courts staying empty in Riverbank as part of the response to combat the progress of the COVID-19 virus.

The Riverbank News continues to highlight activity from this year’s senior student athletes by spotlighting their on court/on field activity this year in story and photos. Many of them are multi-sport athletes.

For week three of this special series, we highlight RHS senior Bryce Martin.


Bruin Varsity Football

Early in the season wearing jersey number 2, and later, number 6, quarterback Bryce Martin led the Bruins in their 2019 season campaign. In addition to his work under center, from time to time, he ran the ball from the backfield, or split out at wide receiver, ending up on the other end of some of those passes. He also played the other side of the ball, in the defensive backfield.


RHS Basketball

In the 2019-20 winter basketball season, Martin tore up the hardwood as a point guard. He was comfortable bringing the ball down the court, often passing the ball off to a teammate, but at the same time, could shoot from outside the three-point arc. A versatile and dynamic player, he also was fond of sometimes charging the lane, attacking the basket.


Track and Field

This year, Martin was out for track, participating in both the inter-squad Bruin Challenge and a three-way meet, both in March, before school closures and sports cancellations took hold as a means of combating the spread of the virus.


2019 Bruin Baseball

Where this year’s three sports for Martin included football, basketball and track, the year before, his junior season, he spent his spring playing on the Bruin varsity baseball team, mostly at shortstop.


Next week, we plan to bring you a look at Adriana Cuevas, yet another three-sport athlete.

Riverbank senior quarterback Bryce Martin, here wearing number 6, is chased out of the pocket by Ripon High defenders early in last year’s varsity football season. He sometimes rotated out as a receiver, and often played on defense as well. Ric McGinnis/The News
Bruin shortstop Bryce Martin lays down a bunt during the 2019 varsity baseball home season. It was his third sport, wrapping up his junior year with the spring season. This year, however, the graduating senior’s third sport was to be track and field, before the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to abandon their spring sports seasons. Ric McGinnis/The News