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Volleyball Done, Baseball Starts, More Spring Sports Coming
Lady Bruin Cheyenne Torres, 4, goes up for a spike, and a point, in varsity girls volleyball last week. Hosting Orestimba’s Lady Warriors, from Newman, it was the final home match for Riverbank. They finished their COVID-shortened season last Wednesday, April 21, at Mariposa High. Ric McGinnis/The News

A changing of the guard, so to speak, is coming this week and next, as the COVID-shortened high school athletic seasons transition from winter to spring sports.


Lady Bruin Volleyball

Girls volleyball played its last home game on Monday, April 19, hosting Orestimba, and ended their season on the road last Wednesday, at Mariposa.


Distance Runners

Riverbank’s track and field Bruins hosted a Distance Carnival last Friday, April 23, honoring RHS grad German Fernandez, holder of school, league, section, state and college records in several events. Fernandez went on to star at Oklahoma State University, then competed in the Olympics.

The Bruin co-ed track and field squads are to host Hughson’s Huskies in a scrimmage meet Wednesday afternoon.


Soccer, Baseball, Basketball

Bruin varsity baseball was scheduled to hit the field Tuesday afternoon, with a road game at Hughson. Their first home game is April 29, where they’ll host the Huskies, completing a home-and-away series.

Both boys and girls soccer, along with boys and girls basketball are all set to start next week.

Boys soccer is scheduled to host Denair on Tuesday, May 4, while the girls are to play at Denair that same day. Varsity game time for both teams is 3:30 p.m.

Coincidentally, boys basketball is set to host Denair the next day, May 5, while the girls will start their season at Denair, also on that Wednesday. Varsity basketball games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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Runners are off on the final event of last Friday’s German Fernandez Distance Carnival, the boys 4x800 event. It was hosted by Riverbank High School, and saw 13 area high school’s athletes, both boys and girls, compete in the event. Ric McGinnis/The News