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UC Berkeley chooses runner Lauren Calcagno

UC Berkeley chooses runner Lauren Calcagno

Katie Newton, Mirada Staff

March 18, 2019

A girl toes up to the line, and with the bang of the gun, she explodes from her starting position. One lap later, she won her first race, and five years later she committed to UC Berkeley. Lauren Calcagno started running in seventh grade at Arden Middle School and she has loved the sport ever since. Calcagno...

‘Field of Dreams’ nearly a reality

‘Field of Dreams’ nearly a reality

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

February 25, 2019

The new sports complex continues to move along without any major setbacks. With the field finished, workers have begun to lay the track. The originally planned completion date was December, however The Field of Dreams has suffered multiple setbacks. These include delays for rain, smoke and an issue...

Wins over E.C and River Valley propel Raiders to playoffs

Wins over E.C and River Valley propel Raiders to playoffs

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

February 25, 2019

The Raiders built on the momentum of a come-from-behind win over rival El Camino last week to clinch a playoff spot by beating first-round opponent River Valley at home Wednesday night. An immediate addition the Raiders obviously made to their offense was the amount of threes they shot. Most notably,...

Sacramento Republic joining MLS

Sacramento Republic joining MLS

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

February 25, 2019

It seems inevitable that a Major League Soccer team is on it’s way to Sacramento. This should not be news to most people who follow the Republic, but the wait for the new team may be shorter than expected. It should be understood that Sacramento and St. Louis are the front runners for the expansion...

Solo senior Brenna Thomas shines on lacrosse team

Solo senior Brenna Thomas shines  on lacrosse team

Kaitlyn Shellooe, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

in CiefAs an original member of the women’s lacrosse team, Brenna Thomas takes the field this year as the only senior. Thomas started playing lacrosse as a sophomore when the program was first introduced to the school, she decided to try out after hearing about the sport from her cousin who played...

Boys and girls soccer ride momentum into playoffs

Boys and girls soccer ride momentum into playoffs

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

February 25, 2019

Rio’s boys soccer did not disappoint this year, going 11-2-2 in the regular season. Standouts like junior center attacking midfielder Manu Rey have boosted the team up a division into the division two playoffs. Rey scored 22 goals, good for first in the Capital Athletic League. In addition, he finished...

Rio vs EC

Rio vs EC

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

February 15, 2019

The Raiders built on the momentum of a come-from-behind win over rival El Camino last week to clinch a playoff spot by beating first-round opponent River Valley at home Wednesday night. An immediate addition the Raiders obviously made to their offense was the amount of threes they shot. Most notably...

St. Merrie’s vs Rio Playoff Semi

Mickey Doolittle, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

Rio looked to build off of their huge upset win over Rocklin last week in the sections semi-final against the heavily-favored St. Mary’s Rams. Despite the week long break, the Raider student section came out in full force. A common trend this year with Rio was their sloppy play early, and Wednesday...

Womens Basketball JV

Womens Basketball JV

February 5, 2019

Jack Scott Tournament

Senior Jake Paxton makes an improbable layup after blowing past three defenders.

Mickey Doolittle, Sports Editor

December 21, 2018

The action-packed annual Jack Scott Tournament took place last week and ended with Rio on top. The bracket consisted of three rounds, each team needing two wins to reach the final. The Raiders faced the Monterey Trail Mustangs out of Elk Grove in the first round. An exciting back and forth first quarter...

Senior Bryce Casey shines in three sports

Senior Bryce Casey shines in three sports

Mickey Doolittle, Sports Editor

December 21, 2018

When varsity soccer ends in the rapidly fading light of a December day, most players go home for a quick meal and a long night of trying to finish their homework. However, senior Bryce Casey trades in his cleats for sneakers and heads to his club volleyball team practice. It will be additional two hours...

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