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Riverbank Winter Sports Seasons In The Wings
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With the 2021 Trans-Valley League football season coming to an end for Bruin seniors a week ago, it was also the last halftime show for the cheerleader squad seniors. Just after their performance, they took time to pose for a group photo. In the back row, from left, are Monica Hernandez, Brianna Verdin, Luz Armenta, Juliet Ramirez, Jessica Magallon, Juanita Ruiz and coach Mariah Cooper. In the front row, from left, are Mariana Elizondo, Adriana Vasquez, Cali Laughlin, and Carmen Alverado. Ric McGinnis/The News

Winter sports are beginning to gear up on the fields and courts of Riverbank High School, with practices beginning this past week and scrimmages and non-league games on the horizon.

Both boys and girls basketball and girls and boys soccer are just in the wings, ready to take the spotlight soon.


Lady Bruin Basketball

RHS girls take to the court at Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium this Friday, Nov. 12, with a scrimmage at home against Millennium High, from Tracy. It’s a varsity only meeting, with game time at 4 p.m.

The Lady Bruins travel to Davis High in Modesto on Saturday, then play at Central Catholic, also in Modesto, on Friday, Nov. 19. Both are JV and varsity contests.


Lady Bruin Soccer

Soccer girls hit the road on Friday, to play a scrimmage against Gregori High School in Modesto. They’ll play another scrimmage, this time on the home field, on Monday, Nov. 15, with another to follow on Thursday, Nov. 18, hosting Kimball High School, also from Tracy.


Bruin Boys Soccer

Soccer boys hit the field at home next Tuesday, Nov. 16, with a scrimmage against Argonaut, of Jackson. Game times are 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., for JV and varsity, respectively. They play two matches on the road next week.


Bruin Basketball

Boys basketball starts out at home on Friday, Nov. 19, taking on Enochs High School from Modesto, with three games scheduled, freshmen at 4 p.m., JV at 5:30 p.m., and varsity at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving, they’ll host Ceres in three scheduled games. The Foundation Game, varsity only, is set for Monday, Nov. 29, on the home court, hosting Johansen High, from Modesto.

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A new feature of the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium on the Riverbank High campus this past volleyball season was a brand new digital scoreboard. It’s on the north end of the gym, above the glass windows to the lobby, and was used off and on during the last games of the season. It can also project slide shows and was used after the last varsity girls volleyball match to show a video compiled from still photos from the 2021 season. Senior players, along with their families, gathered to watch following the season finale. Ric McGinnis/The News