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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 ...

Sac gets nod for MLS team

Sac gets nod for MLS team

Mickey Doolittle and Katelyn Newton

November 4, 2019

Hundreds of fans, reporters and investors filed into The Bank downtown to witness the announcement of Major League Soccer’s 29th team; the Sacramento Republic. After over five years of pushing to be the next city to host an MLS team, Sacramento finally won the bid, a big step for the city. While...

To Hot To Practice

Luke Richards, Web Editor

September 6, 2019

Temperatures of over 100 degrees in the past two weeks have forced some sports teams to adjust practices and raised concerns about athlete’s health.  But while coaches offered more chances for hydration and shifted practice times, most Rio athletes said they were expected to practice to their ...

Rio triumphs in first game of the season

Rio triumphs in first game of the season

Mickey Doolittle, Editor in chief

August 24, 2019

Football season is finally upon us as the Friday night lights have returned. The Raiders’ opener was at home on Friday night against a Woodcreek Wolf Pack team who blew them out 42-14 last season. This time, one of the most raucous crowds ever seen at a Rio football game packed the Del Campo stadi...

Cross Country Preview

Katie Newton, Staff Writer

August 19, 2019

While school has only been in session for a few days, cross country runners hit the hills early and are already months into training. The running raiders build their base mileage over summer in order to achieve their ultimate goal of qualifying for state and setting lots of personal records. The tea...

Raiders Triumphed in 2018-19

Raiders Triumphed in 2018-19

Mickey Doolittle, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

They owned the the new million dollar field. No one could take this moment. Their running game was unparalleled. No one could score when they were on the field. In fact, no one could get on the field. They were a pair of Killdeers with a nest in the east end zone. Covered by the national press, the...

Are athletes overpaid?

Are athletes overpaid?

Mickey Doolittle

May 24, 2019

A majority of the population would agree that professional athletes are extremely overpaid in this age of sports. However, there are many fatal oversights when people make this judgment. How people come to this conclusion is looking exclusively at the gargantuan contracts received by some of sports’...

Baseball Blowout

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

May 14, 2019

Rio completed a three game sweep on Saturday, March 22 over the El Camino Eagles. The Raiders dominated the first game of the series, scoring 18 runs and a six run seventh inning. Rio walked off in game two, and were triumphant five to four. With junior ace pitcher Daylin Munoz on the hill for game three ...

Lacross Domination

Lacross Domination

Malek Safi and Synia Thrower

May 14, 2019

With the spring season beginning, Girls Lacrosse is set to have a strong run in league and playoffs. The year is filled with many games with tough opponents that await on the schedule. They currently stand with a three wins, two loss record as they’ve face hard oppositions. But, within their last...

Galley Crew vs. Rowdy Raider Game

Galley Crew vs. Rowdy Raider Game

Emily Borg and Alyssa Christopher

May 14, 2019

On March 22, Jesuit and Rio battled it out to see who was the best on American River Drive, but this time it was not only two schools competing against one another for bragging rights but two schools trying to make a difference. The Rowdy Raiders took on the Galley Crew for a charity basketball game. ...

Rio Sweeps E.C.

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

April 23, 2019

Rio completed a three game sweep on Saturday, March 22 over the El Camino Eagles. The Raiders dominated the first game of the series, scoring 18 runs and a six run seventh inning. Rio walked off in game two, and were triumphant five to four. With junior ace pitcher Daylin Munoz on the hill for game three ...

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