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RHS Grad Flores Shines Brightly On Hardwood
View From The Sidelines
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Riverbank graduate Jesus Flores, 00, muscles his way past a Ripon defender on his way to a shot in varsity boys basketball TVL action early this year. The Bruins fell, 60-56, to the Indians. Ric McGnnis/The News

Another graduated senior from Riverbank High is featured in our sports spotlight, as the upcoming start of the 2020-21 school year – albeit through distance learning – looms on the horizon. This week the spotlight shines on Jesus Flores, who played during two seasons this past year, both on the hardwood. He suited up for the Bruins for basketball in the winter and volleyball in spring.


Bruin Basketball

Flores seemed to be right at home on the court, controlling the ball under, or at least near, the offensive basket. Shooting, passing and rebounding are all skills developed over a long career on Riverbank teams.


Boys Volleyball

Also on the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium hardwood court, Bruin varsity boys volleyball got underway this past spring with Flores taking part in the fairly new sport for boys, with just a few volleyball seasons so far in TVL action. Play was just getting warmed up when classes and sports were shut down along with everything else on or around school campuses mid-March. It was in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Riverbank’s Jesus Flores, front, digs out a serve in the first game of a varsity boys volleyball match against Denair on March 12. The event was stretched to five games with the Bruins taking the fifth and deciding set by a 16-14 final. Ric McGinnis/The News