Bruin Squads Prepar­ing For Fall Sports Cam­paign

Riverbank News - - SPORTS - BY RIC McGINNIS

Warm, warmer, warm­est, even hot de­scribes the weather of the last few weeks in River­bank. Yet the Bru­ins foot­ball team has per­se­vered, with early evening prac­tices on cam­pus.

With the start of the school year, prac­tices now should take on just a lit­tle bit more de­lib­er­ate­ness, with the first foot­ball game just a cou­ple of weeks away.

First op­po­nent on the var­sity sched­ule is the Madi­son Park Academy, with the Bru­ins trav­el­ing to Oak­land for a 3 p.m. Satur­day match up on Aug. 18. On Tues­day, Aug. 21, the JV Bru­ins travel to Jack­son in Amador County, to take on Arg­onaut High School JV Mus­tangs, at 5 p.m.

Later that week, on Fri­day, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., River­bank var­sity goes to Clarks­burg, west of Elk Grove, to take on the Delta High School Saints.

It won’t be un­til the third game of the sea­son, on Fri­day, Aug. 31, that the Bru- ins host their first home game of the 2018 sea­son, when the Sierra Ridge Academy/Right of Pas­sage from San An­dreas comes to town. Var­sity game time is 7:30 p.m. The JV team will face the Water­ford Wild­cats at 5:30 p.m., ac­cord­ing to the pub­lished sched­ule.

The Bru­ins var­sity sea­son calls for 10 games this year, with five of them at home.

Girls Vol­ley­ball

Try­outs and prac­tices for Lady Bruin vol­ley­ball be­gan last week, ahead of their first match, set for Mon­day, Aug. 20, at home against Jo­hansen High School of Modesto. It will be the Foun­da­tion Game, a fundraiser, and var­sity only.

Af­ter that, they’ll be on the road for their first two matches, at Arg­onaut High in Jack­son, on Tues­day, Aug. 21, and at Downey High in Modesto, on Thurs­day, Aug. 23.

The girls’ first home matches are three in a row, against Gus­tine High School, on Mon­day, Aug. 27, then another the next day, host­ing Grace Davis of Modesto, and again on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 29, against Ceres.

Girls vol­ley­ball con­tests start with JV at 5 p.m. and var­sity at 6 p.m.

At home, they’re in the Ray Fau­ria Me­mo­rial Gym­na­sium. The Lady Bruin vol­ley­ball sched­ule this year calls for 10 home matches, with the last one on Oct. 10, which will be Se­nior Night.

Lady Bruin Golf

RHS Girls golf starts off the sea­son with two away matches, at the Jack Tone Golf Course, against Ripon Chris­tian High School’s Lady Knights, on Mon­day, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m., and the next day, they travel to play Hil­mar’s Lady Yel­low­jack­ets, with tee time of 4 p.m.

Lady Bruin Golf hosts its first home match, at the Escalon Golf Course, on Thurs­day, Aug. 23, at 4 p.m.

The girls golf sched­ule calls for seven home matches, with the last one on Tues­day, Oct. 9, with League, Pro-Am, Divi­sion and Mas­ters tour­na­ments round­ing out the sea­son.

RIC MCGINNIS/THE NEWS

Var­sity foot­ball line­men prac­tice their block­ing as­sign­ments dur­ing an evening prac­tice on the River­bank High School cam­pus. With the start of classes this week, the Bru­ins are just a cou­ple of weeks away from their first game of the 2018 foot­ball...

RIC MCGINNIS/THE NEWS

Bruin re­ceivers and passers, along with their coaches, work out in the evening on the River­bank High School cam­pus. The team was prac­tic­ing dur­ing evenings last week in ad­vance of the start of the school year. Sched­uled foot­ball games be­gin with a trip...

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