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Volleyball Victorious At Home, Football Falls To Lindhurst
Bruin Sports Wrap 10-11-23
Riverbank’s Taylor Macias spikes the ball over the net at a Livingston defender during Trans-Valley League competition. The match found visiting Livingston taking the first game, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 but the Lady Bruins roared back with the remaining three games, to take a 3-1 win.

News Photos By Ric McGinnis

This past week’s sports action saw Riverbank High School teams continuing the fall campaign. Volleyball, football and golf were all on the schedule.


Lady Bruin Volleyball

Varsity girls volleyball had two matches last week, both Trans-Valley League contests, with mixed results. They lost on Monday, Oct. 2 at Escalon, but came home to host Livingston on Wednesday, for a win.

The girls traveled over to Escalon last Monday to take on the Lady Cougars, but fell three games to none with scores of 10-25, 15-25, 4-25. They had better luck hosting the Lady Wolves of Livingston last Wednesday, Oct. 4, falling in the first game, 10-25, but then regrouped ad fought back, winning the next three, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-16 to capture the 3-1 TVL victory.

The volleyball girls were scheduled to play on Monday, Oct. 9 after The News went to press, and won’t play again until next Wednesday, Oct. 18. That will be the last game to close out the season at home, hosting Ripon, for Senior Night.


Bruin Football

Riverbank High hosted the teams from Lindhurst High School, from Yuba County in Northern California, on Saturday, Oct. 7. The JV Bruins fell 32-15 in the first game, while the varsity team also came up short, 45-14, in their game.

The varsity Bruins were able to score a touchdown and PAT in the second quarter, but ended the half down 30-7 to the visitors. They did score again after a determined drive late in the fourth quarter, finishing down 45-14 to the visiting Blazers.

In a quirk of this in between, non-league season, Riverbank will take advantage of a scheduled bye next week, and travel up to Oakhurst on Thursday to play the Blazers on their home turf.


Lady Bruin Golf

Girl golfers were scheduled to travel to Tracy on Monday to play in the Bulldog Invitational, then were back to Trans-Valley League action, as they were to play in Turlock, against Hilmar on Tuesday, Oct. 10.


Co-Ed Cross Country

Riverbank runners are scheduled to travel to Woodward Park in Fresno to compete in the Rough Rider Invitational, set for Friday, Oct. 13.

New quarterback George Serna, up from the JV team, hands off the ball to Jeremiah Cooper while Esteban Ruiz prepares to block on this third quarter play of varsity football. Visiting Lindhurst High School was successful on the scoreboard, tallying in each of the game’s four quarters, ending on top, 45-14.
Running back Elijah Castellanos fights his way to a first down in the third quarter of varsity football on the home field on the RHS campus. The Bruins hosted the Lindhurst High School Blazers, who outscored the host squad in the contest.
RHS senior Yadira Torres goes up for a spike in the varsity girls volleyball on Wednesday, Oct. 4. After losing the first game to visiting Livingston, the Lady Bruins defeated the Lady Wolves, 3-1.