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Winter Sports Kick Off With Lady Bruin Soccer Scrimmage
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Lady Bruin Johannah Rosillo blocks a pass in the first half of varsity girls soccer action on the Angelo Novi Stadium field last week. It was the first activity for the 2023-24 season, a scrimmage against Johansen High School from Modesto. Ric McGinnis/The News

The 2023-24 winter sports season began on the Riverbank High School campus last week with a varsity girls soccer scrimmage against Johansen High School from Modesto. Other winter teams are continuing with practices and getting ready for preseason games and tournaments.


Lady Bruin Soccer

Varsity and JV girls soccer players kicked off their winter schedule with a scrimmage, on Friday, Nov. 10. Since it was the day that schools observed the day off for Veterans Day, both agreed to move up the game to 1:30 p.m. instead of the evening, as is the usual case for matches. No official score was kept for the scrimmage, but the Lady Vikings from Johansen scored more than Riverbank, including several times in the second half.

The Lady Bruins had another scrimmage that was set for Nov. 14 at Lathrop High School, and yet another at Grace Davis High School in Modesto on Friday, Nov. 17. They are scheduled to host Oakdale’s Lady Mustangs next Tuesday, Nov. 21, just ahead of the Thanksgiving break.


Lady Bruin Basketball

Girls varsity basketball is set to play the Foundation Game that starts off the season, facing Johansen High School in Modesto on Nov. 15. On Friday, they’re to host Ben Holt Academy of Stockton.


Bruin Basketball

On the boys side of the court, they also will play the Foundation Game, on the road at Johansen on Nov. 15, an hour after the conclusion of the girls game.

They’ll first play at home Saturday, against Mariposa, at 5:30 p.m. Next Tuesday, Nov. 21, they are scheduled to host Enochs High of Modesto in preseason play.


Bruin Soccer

Boys soccer was scheduled to scrimmage on Monday, at Patterson High School, then scrimmage at home against Grace Davis at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. On the weekend, Friday and Saturday, the varsity will be competing in the Hughson Tournament. Next Tuesday, Nov. 21 they’re in Oakdale, and next play at home on Monday, Nov. 27, after the Thanksgiving break.


Bruin Wrestling

Riverbank wrestlers are busy getting in workouts and practices on the mats but won’t be competing against other squads until December.

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Sophomore goalkeeper Maya Guzman stops a shot from the visiting Johansen team on Friday, Nov. 10 during the first competition of the 2023-24 season. Originally scheduled for the evening, the teams agreed to move up the scrimmage to 1:30 p.m. since there was no school that day as it was closed for the observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Ric McGinnis/The News
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Riverbank teammates pressure a Johansen High opponent during an afternoon scrimmage that kicked off the beginning of the 2023-24 varsity girls soccer season. The Lady Bruins scored in the first half, but the visiting Lady Vikings found the net several times in the second half, in a match where official scoring was not recorded. Ric McGinnis/The News