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RHS Volleyball, Football Face Foes On The Road
Quarterback duties for Riverbank’s JV football team have been taken over by freshman Cody Martin, debuting before the home fans against Lindhurst High’s Blazers on Saturday, Oct.7, shown here in third quarter play. Sophomore George Serna moved up to QB the Bruin varsity squad. Both teams traveled up to Olivehurst in Yuba County, to take on the Blazers in a second non-league game last week, on Thursday, Oct. 12.

News Photos By Ric McGinnis

Riverbank High School fall sports teams are nearing the end of their 2023 seasons, with winter sports coaches and teams poised to begin practices ahead of their preseason contests. Here is a look at the most recent fall sports Bruin action.


Bruin Football

Riverbank’s football teams had a second try against Lindhurst’s Blazers last week, completing a home and away series. This time, it was the Bruins traveling to face the host Blazers on their home turf, in Olivehurst in Yuba County. With the JV team tying, 6-6, the later contest saw the Bruin varsity falling by a 38-7 final.

Football, playing an independent schedule this season, ends with a final home game on Friday, Oct. 27. The Bruins will be hosting Mira Loma from Sacramento.


Lady Bruin Volleyball

RHS volleyball teams were on the road last week, with a match at Hilmar, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, falling in three games, 25-7, 25-3 and 25-3. They will end their season with a final match at home on Oct. 18, hosting Ripon’s Lady Indians, the Trans-Valley League leaders.


Lady Bruin Golf

Riverbank High girl golfers finished up regular play in their fall Trans-Valley League season last week, with two matches, one on the road, and the other at home, on the Escalon Golf Course.

Coach Ismael Mercado said that last match was against Ripon.

“It was a close match, against the first-place school in our league. We lost, 165-156.”

Earlier in the week, the girls were at Hilmar, facing off against the Lady Yellowjackets on Oct. 10.

“We played at Turlock Country Club, and lost by just one stroke,” Mercado said of the tight contest. “I’m very proud of the girls. They come ready to compete and play every day.”

He said the year-end league tournament was to be held this past Monday, Oct. 16, at Manteca Park Golf Course. The coach said he was hoping to qualify two or three players to go on to the Divisional next Monday, Oct. 23.


Co-Ed Cross Country

Bruin runners competed in an invitational tournament, the Rough Rider, in Fresno, on Friday the 13th, and will compete in the TVL Championship Meet on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at River Bluff Park in Ceres.

Lady Bruins Yadira Torres, 6, and Ariana Spears, 10, go up at the net to block a Livingston spike in varsity girls volleyball action earlier this month on the home court. Riverbank crafted a 3-1 Trans-Valley League win over the Lady Wolves.
The JV Bruin defense surrounds a Lindhurst ball carrier in the third quarter of JV football action on the home field on Oct. 7. Both Riverbank JV and varsity teams traveled to Olivehurst in Yuba County to play a second time against the Blazers last week, in non-league play.