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Professional athletes use their platform to address racism in America

Rio students respond to a survey on racial protests.

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” blasted through the Mexico City stadium, the two bowed their heads and raised their fists, covered...

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, starting from Aug. 21, three NCAA men’s college gymnastics teams have been discontinued, leaving ...

CIF Postpones Fall Sports Until Winter at the Earliest

The cross country team has kept conditioning safe with small training groups, temperature checks, and mandatory masking for all runners.

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff

August 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in California, the California Interscholastic Federation recently announced its decision to postpone fall sports until December or January. This move was made following Governor Gavin Newsom’s mandate to keep most California schools closed for in-person le...

NCAA Allows College Athletes to Get Paid — But There is a Catch

NCAA Allows College Athletes to Get Paid — But There is a Catch

Mickey Doolittle and Josh Zezzo

May 10, 2020

After years of back and forth, the NCAA has finally begun to support the idea of student-athletes profiting from their own name, image and likeness. While this should be seen as a win for many, the association that has constantly dropped the ball in year’s past, and somehow found a way to do the s...

The 2010 Giants: Ten Years Later

The 2010 Giants: Ten Years Later

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

May 1, 2020

I vividly remember the extensive herds of people outside AT&T Park on the dark, cold night of October 8th, 2010. Even at eight years old, I could sense something different about the atmosphere. My mom and I had gone to countless ball games the prior years, including the last two Opening Days, but n...

COVID-19 Affects Student-Athletes Now and for the Future

Rio was supposed to host its first official Track and Field meet in March, but now all lanes of the track are off limit with the school's closure. Lacrosse games often took place on the field, too, but with the cancellation of all extracurriculars, the once called

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff

March 26, 2020

Varsity track and cross country athlete Ross Gowan has been working for years toward a spot on a Division I collegiate team. But now, as COVID-19 has closed schools and ended the track season, the senior lost his final opportunities to catch the eye of recruiters. “I've been training very hard for...

Sacramento Kings Continue to Struggle

Sacramento Kings Continue to Struggle

Josh Zezzo, Mirada Staff

February 9, 2020

The Sacramento Kings have not had a winning season in over a decade.  The Kings had a winning season in the 2005-2006, they went 44-38 and were eliminated in the first round.    Last year they went 39-43, they took everybody by surprise, as many people had already pretty much counted them out o...

Rio Stuns L Camino for Second Time This Year

Mitchell Dixon protects the ball against an El Camino player

Josh Zezzo, Mirada Staff

February 8, 2020

Hundreds of people packed the Rio gym, for the first of two matchups between Rio Americano and El Camino. Both teams started the game ice cold offensively and struggled to hit open shots and convert in close range. The Raiders came out with an early edge on the glass, taking a 9-7 lead after the ...

Track Preview

The varsity Rio Americano High School cross country and track team

Nicolas Gorman, Web Editor

February 7, 2020

Whether the competitors are running, jumping or throwing, the people that compete in track and field have the opportunity to better themselves as an athlete if they are willing to put in the effort to do so. With the conclusion of Fall sports, many athletes are left without a sport to play. While ...

Cross Country Competes at States

[left to right] Katie Newton, Lucy Prieto, Alyssa Escay, Nicolas Gorman, Annalee Gorman, Olivia Schlieman, Kaylee Barnes, and Ava Cardwell pose at the Calif. Cross Country State Championship Meet.

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff

January 10, 2020

Beginning their training in July, cross country finally finished their long season at the California State Championships the weekend after Thanksgiving.  The varsity girls qualified as a team after placing second the Sac-Joaquin Division II Section Championships. Senior Nicolas Gorman, also qualifi...

Rio takes down El Camino after miracle heave

Savion Ponce expertly escapes a tackle from an El Camino defender.

Josh Zezzo, Mirada Staff

November 5, 2019

Rio Americano took on enemy El Camino in a crowded Stadium at Del Campo on Saturday, Nov. 2 . Emotions were high as this would be the last game the seniors from both teams would play, but nobody was expecting kind of finish that was in store.   El Camino started the game with the ball, but the scoring star...

Seniors Seek College Competition

Seniors Seek College Competition

Katie Newton, Mirada Staff

November 4, 2019

As seniors rush to apply for scholarships, complete college applications, and take their final standardized tests, a few students add yet another element to their college search: athletics. Some seniors look to continue their sports in college, leading their teams in the pool, on the field, and around ...

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