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Riverbank Fall Season Finishes, Winter Sports Start Practices

Riverbank High School athletes have begun transitioning to winter sports this week, with official practices beginning on Monday, Oct. 31, though actual games won’t begin until next week. There were a couple of fall teams still in action this past week, on the gridiron and on the links.


Bruin Football

The varsity boys finished their 2022 football campaign on the road last week, with a game at Hilmar on Friday, Oct. 28. It ended with Riverbank on the short side, falling 49-0 to the Yellowjackets. Hilmar scored in each of the first three quarters.


Lady Bruin Golf

Riverbank golfers finished their Valley-Foothill League season on Oct. 17, ending up in third place as a team, according to coach Ismael Mercado.

“We finished behind Hilmar and Hughson for third place in the VFL South Division,” he said. “We had three girls move on to Sections as individuals, Mahaila Guzman, Desirae Vargas and Jackelyn Rocha.”

Two Lady Bruins also received All League, with Guzman and Vargas selected.

“I’m very proud of our team and success this year. We won some very close matches, and we are already looking forward to next year,” Mercado said.


RHS Winter Sports

Bruin boys soccer will begin with a scrimmage at Grace Davis High School in Modesto on Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Their first home appearance will come on Wednesday, Nov. 16, hosting Lathrop.

Lady Bruin Soccer starts at home on Veterans Day with a similar scrimmage against Davis, then again, at home, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, when Lathrop comes to town.

Boys basketball starts action with a four-team scrimmage at home on Saturday, Nov. 12, then goes to Central Valley High School in Ceres for another scrimmage on Nov. 16.

Girls basketball begins with four straight home games. Oakdale comes on Friday, Nov. 18, while Turlock visits on Monday, Nov. 21. Central Catholic will be here on Nov. 22, and Ceres High drops by on Tuesday, Nov. 29.