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Elijah Rogalski his a home run against Inderkum. Rio won 10-3. Photo by Josh Zezzo

Baseball beats Del Campo to reach 18-1

Josh Zezzo, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

In a season shortened by the Covid-19 pandemic, Rio Americano is cramming in all the wins that they can, riding a 12-game winning streak to an 18-1 record (10-0, Capital Athletic League) and a spot in...

It’s My Gym Too

Angie Stevens, Editor April 15, 2021
The suffocating atmosphere of sweaty testosterone-pumping men and the invisible lines that many women feel nervous to cross at their gym, makes it extremely difficult to feel welcome.    
Senior Emma Chally works on her serve during practice at Rio early in the season. Chally was one of four graduating seniors playing on the team this year and will attend University of California in Santa Barbara in the fall.

Girls tennis finds success in a challenging season

Taylor White, Mirada Staff April 11, 2021

Being one of the first sports to start up again after a year of quarantine, the girls varsity tennis team had a successful season.   The team had a record of 9-1, almost undefeated and losing only...

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...

To beat the coronavirus, keep sports on hold

Ryan Lewis, Guest Writer March 12, 2021

The month is March in California, and in any normal year, high school spring sports would just be kicking off.  Did you get the catch though?  Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably already...

Skateboarding was one of Micah Roth's favorite activities during the Covid-19 shut down.

How Skateboarding Can Help You Through The Pandemic 

Natalia Hurtzig-Lopez, Guest Writer March 10, 2021

Times can be hard when you are home all day due to the pandemic when you are sitting in your room in your thoughts. In November, I was going through a hard time. I had no motivation to get out of bed or...

Why do Ski Bums Ski?

Abby Armstrong , Guest Writer February 28, 2021

Who thought skiing was a good idea? It is expensive, dangerous, and freezing. I mean attaching two pieces of plastic to your feet with uncomfortable boots and then speeding down steep mountains is not...

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,...

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