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Tournament Play, Preseason Action For Riverbank Athletes
Riverbank’s Aleena Pasillas looks to pass the ball off to a teammate in third quarter varsity girls basketball on the home court, on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Lady Bruins defeated Ceres, 69-20, in preseason action. - photo by Ric McGinnis

Riverbank students returned to a regular school day schedule last week, following Thanksgiving Day time off, with a jam-packed set of games and matches for athletes, all on the home fields.


Bruin Boys Basketball

The Foundation Game started off the busy week, on Monday, Nov. 28, with traditional foe Johansen coming to town. Riverbank defeated the visiting Vikings, 55-48, in the preseason game that raises funds for CIF scholarships.

The end of the week saw the Bruins busy on the basketball court as well, with competition over three days of the Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, Riverbank defeated Waterford, 61-26. The next night, the Bruins weren’t so fortunate, falling 69-54, to the Red Hawks of Calaveras High School in San Andreas. On Friday, Dec. 3, they dropped their final tournament contest to Ripon Christian High School’s Knights, 54-41.

Calaveras went on to meet the Tigers of Patterson High, who ended up as the tournament champions.

Riverbank plays in another tournament this week, at Turlock High School.


Lady Bruins Basketball

Riverbank’s girls hosted the Ceres Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday last week, winning 69-29, bringing their preseason record to 4-0 so far. Next week, they’ll travel to Mariposa, and won’t be back on the home court until January.


Lady Bruin Soccer

RHS girls soccer hosted Gustine on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in a non-league match, besting the Lady Reds, 2-1. They were to play at Weston Ranch on Dec. 6, and travel to Gustine for another match on Dec. 8.


Bruin Soccer

Riverbank High boys varsity soccer hosted Golden Valley High School from Merced on Monday, Nov. 28, taking the win, 4-3, in a preseason match.


All Trans-Valley League play is scheduled to begin the first week of January, 2023, after the long winter break.

RHS co-captain Diana Quezada confronts a Gustine defender during the first half of varsity girls soccer at home on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The Lady Bruins finished the match on top of the Lady Reds, 2-1, in non-league play. - photo by Ric McGinnis
Bruin Jovanny Perez brings the ball down the field during non-league varsity boys soccer against Golden Valley High from Merced. At the end of the match, Riverbank prevailed over the Cougars, 4-3. - photo by Ric McGinnis
Riverbank senior center Michael Soriano, 3, fights to get off a shot right under the basket in varsity boys tournament action. The Bruins took on Waterford in the first round of the Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament, handing the Wildcats a 61-26 loss on Thursday, Dec. 1. - photo by Ric McGinnis