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Sports Spotlight Shines On Andrew Palomino
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Bruin RHS grad Andrew Palomino brings the ball down court in a Feb. 9 varsity basketball game. He was passing to a teammate inside the key, on a quick break from a rebound on the other end. It was in the fourth quarter of a TVL game at home against Hughson. Riverbank ended up short, 59-54 in this contest. Ric McGinnis/The News

While some Riverbank High senior athletes have tried their hand at multiple sports throughout their high school careers, there are a few who have concentrated on being really good at just one or two.

Such is the case here with our tenth Senior Spotlight, featuring 2020 RHS grads and their sporting activities. This week, it’s Andrew Palomino’s turn to be recognized. He has concentrated on just two sports during his high school career, and he played them both for all four years.



Unfortunately, Riverbank doesn’t have its own golf course, so the Bruins linksters have to play even their home matches out of town. Wanting to play on 18-hole courses, lately they’ve been calling the Jack Tone Road course home, in Ripon, west of Highway 99, so there are no photos available. Palomino suited up for the Bruins as one of their golfers in the varsity sport.



When it comes to the hardwood, of course, Riverbank calls the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium its home court, so there’s plenty of that action to show.

Over the years, Palomino found himself comfortable bringing the ball down the court, taking aim from outside the 3-point arc, or shooting from the key, even crashing the boards on lay-ups or close in shots.

And as often as he would drive or shoot, he’d be passing off to teammates for an assist on their points.


Even though official pandemic restrictions seem to be loosening, there’s no certainty with what will be happening with summer sports, but the next Senior/Grad spotlight will focus on Bruin athlete Isaac Andalon.

Goin’ up for two! Riverbank 2020 grad Andrew Palomino puts up a shot back in December, in the second quarter of a pre-season game against Bret Harte High School from Angels Camp. The Bruins came out on top of the Bullfrogs, 59-41, in boys varsity basketball. Ric McGinnis/The News
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