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.
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.