The Riverbank runners recently wrapped up their 2022 cross-country season, with those on the freshman/sophomore roster posting good finishes in recent encounters. Elsewhere, winter teams are starting to see more action as preseason competitions are underway.
Co-ed Cross Country
Head Coach Monte Wood reported that the season ended this past Saturday, November 12, with Giselle Fernandez and Gus Ortiz winning their D-IV Section Championships sophomores/sophomores. It took place in North Highlands.
“Giselle won her race with ease,” he said. “Gus drove a great race. He went for it from the start and put himself in a position to win. He even fell while going down a hill, got back up and finished strong.”
The Trans-Valley League Championship was held on October 26 at Ceres Regional Park. Coach Wood listed his runners who received medals there.
“The TVL medalists were Gus Ortiz, David Ten Fingers Ranson, Giselle Fernandez who won the JV race there, Maya Guzman, Jynessa Lopez and Gianna Cruz,” Wood said.
He added that the Frosh/Soph team qualified for the section championship, but “two of the girls couldn’t run on Saturday,” so they couldn’t score as a team.
Boys’ basketball has been training under head coach Ylii Lopez for the past few weeks, and he held a short special Saturday practice before the team left for scrimmages in Modesto.
They will continue with scrimmages over the next few weeks, beginning the 2022-23 season with the Foundation Game on Monday, November 28 at home.
Lady Bruin Basketball
RHS girls basketball has four home court scrimmages over the next few weeks.
They are scheduled to host Oakdale this Friday, November 18, with games at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Turlock High is coming into town next Monday, November 21st, then Central Catholic of Modesto is coming into town on Tuesday. The girls will host Ceres on November 29th.
Lady Bruin football
The varsity soccer girls hosted teams from Modesto’s Grace M. Davis High School on Friday, November 11, who emerged from the scrimmage in a 3-0 win.
They were scheduled to host Lathrop in a scrimmage match on Tuesday, November 15 and compete in the Stagg High School tournament this weekend. They will be hosting Oakdale next Tuesday, November 22nd.
Riverbank High School staff competed in a special basketball game on Thursday, November 10.
In a game dominated by layups and 3-point scoring, the team in the black jerseys won 34-33.
The team consisted of former coach Jeff Jennings, coaches Monte Wood and Janelle Luu, as well as Cory Casteel, Emily Cowdrey, Luis Solorio, Ray Perez and principal Greg Diaz.
The game was held as a fundraiser for the RHS boys soccer program and was well attended by the student body.