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Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

Before every match, regardless of the opponent, girls varsity golf coach Steve Kronick gathers his team in a circle, reminding each player to play her game instead of getting bogged down in the stress...

A Passionate Coach Leads the Pack

A Passionate Coach Leads the Pack

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

“Coaching at Rio means the world to me,” says head cross country coach Anton Escay, and after just three years leading the program, anyone on the team can speak to his unmatched Raider pride. A...

Cross country team is back on track

Cross country team is back on track

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

Grabbing her racing flats out of her never-been-used track bag, sophomore Olivia Schlieman picks at her shoelaces, trying to get the year-old knot out from her most recent cross country race, which was...

Senior Nolan Barry plays catcher for the Varsity boys baseball team, and hopes to compete in college.

Nolan Barry makes most of limited college showcases

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff February 4, 2021

Nolan Barry, a senior, is a catcher on the varsity baseball team hoping to play at a D1 or D2 college. When athletic activities were put on pause due to the pandemic, Barry, like other athletes, found...

Senior Elijah Rogalski practices his swing at Hyperthrive Athletics, a gym near Sacramento State.

Elijah Rogalski uses technology to get step up in recruiting

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff February 4, 2021

Elijah Rogalski, also a senior on the varsity baseball team, has modified his approach to getting recruited in hopes of taking his game to the next level. Rogalski, who is a pitcher and shortstop, has...

Graduation will take place on the JV Baseball Field at Rio on June 3.

Virtual recruitment delays commitment, creates difficulties for baseball players

February 4, 2021

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down in-person recruiting for many states, modified NCAA protocols are leaving high school athletes with limited recruitment opportunities.  In October of 2020,...

The varsity boy (left) and girls (right) cross country team do mile repeats at Willow Hills Reservoir in preparation for their first race in February.

CAL gives golf, tennis and cross country green light to compete

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff January 29, 2021

Girls golf and tennis as well as cross country athletes are marking their calendars for the highly anticipated return of high school sports. The Capital Athletic League (CAL) convened yesterday, announcing...

The return of prep sports in sight

The return of prep sports in sight

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff January 26, 2021

The Sac-Joaquin Section has granted individual leagues the ability to create their own schedule for potential sports seasons as long as their county is in the accepted color tier. If in the appropriate...

The cross country team lines up in socially distant pods for conditioning through their coach's club Sacramento Valley Endurance.

CDPH Updates High School Sports Guidelines

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff December 18, 2020

According to an update from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), outdoor, physically-distanced training may continue with modifications, including in counties under the Regional Stay at Home...

Athletes Cope with no Fall Season

Taylor White, Mirada Staff October 26, 2020

The coronavirus has sidetracked many events. One of those being, sports. Since the beginning of March in school and out of school athletes have not been able to play sports like they usually do. This means...

Rio students respond to a survey on racial protests.

Professional athletes use their platform to address racism in America

Aaron Ichel and Katelyn Newton October 17, 2020

After winning gold and silver in the 200 meter dash, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos walked to the podium with no shoes, revealing their plain black socks. As “The Star Spangled Banner”...

Commentary: Save College Gymnastics

Commentary: Save College Gymnastics

Ajeeth Iyer, Guest Writer October 6, 2020

While the concern for many college sports is whether or not they will have a season this year, many college gymnastics teams are doubting if they will ever be able to compete again. In the past month,...

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