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Girls soccer team dominant in early matches

Sophomore Maddie Burns fights off a St. Francis opponent in the 3-1 win.

Jessica Mendez and Arianna Monaco

January 25, 2018

Women’s Varsity soccer has just begun and the ladies are ready for a great season. Smiley has done a good job preparing her players for this winter season. With Miss Smiley as the team’s coach they have a great advantage because she has played soccer most of her life. “Because Coach Smiley has...

Softball field to get an upgrade

Chris Sampo, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Renovations and additions have been popping up all over campus so it won’t come as a surprise that the softball field is being totally redone. The athletic fields including the football field, soccer field, all the baseball fields and softball field have been needing an update for awhile. The district...

Women’s Basketball looks to grow

Synia Thrower, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

With the end of fall sports, winter sports are officially here. Women’s basketball is one of the winter sports and they are hoping for a great season. The coaches are hoping to be able to have a lot of girls to come and try out so that they can have a Freshman and JV team instead of combining...

Matadors get gored in homecoming game

Sophomore Savion Ponce carries the football in a game against Mira Loma on Oct. 27.

Jessica Mendez and Ariana Monaco

November 13, 2017

Rio dominated Mira Loma in the Raider’s homecoming Friday, bringing players off the bench to contribute to the 51-20 win. If Rio can build on the momentum of the game and beat Casa Robles Friday (7 p.m. at Del Campo) the team will make it into the playoffs for the first time in years. After winning...

Girls to open playoffs at home

Senior Chyna Wright digs the ball during a 3-1 win over Vista del Lago, Oct. 26.

Chris Sampo, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

The girl’s volleyball regular season has come to an end, but there is more volleyball to come in the playoffs starting tonight. The No. 5 seed Raiders take on No. 7 seed Placer at home tonight at 7 p.m. The girls are confident going into the game knowing they will play a familiar opponent. “We...

Volleyball players coach on the side

Sophomores Gia Greenmore and Stella Chamness dedicate their time to helping coach young girls.

Margaret O'Brien and Sarah Sault

November 9, 2017

Sophomores Gia Greemore and Stella Chamness coach part time for a recreational volleyball league for younger kids as well as playing for the JV girls volleyball team at Rio. Greemore and Chamness coach the Mission Oaks Spiking Cougars team through the Mission Oaks Parks and Recreation program. “In...

Rio’s very own super fan

Senior Logan Wheeler stands with grandpa Steve Silveira.

Nick Keller, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017

Steve Silveira loves to watch sporting events and sees every game he can, but what he loves more is school spirit. Silveira coached for 20 years in club and high school sports. He ran track and played football when growing up and has been involved with athletics his whole life. Silveira has a grandson,...

Girls tennis team serves up wins at section tournament

Women’s varsity tennis hold up the number one as they finish first in league play Oct. 19.

Alex Muegge and Gianna Arcolino

November 9, 2017

The women’s varsity tennis team won first place in their league this year and are headed to sections. Their assistant coach Gina Costello, also a biology and physiology teacher on campus, has high hopes going into the matches. “We are in first place [in division II], undefeated, and seated...

Volleyball team loses players, adds wins

Reaching for the ball Lauren Mclane prepares to set against 
Oakmont ending in a 3-2 win.

October 10, 2017

After a beating Mira Loma 3-0 on Tuesday, the girls varsity volleyball team (9-8) is ready to face rival El Camino next Tuesday. El Camino is planning to bring its band and cheering section into Rio’s gym, but the Raider cheerleaders and fans will be backing the home team. And the girls feel prepared...

Team Captains unite to make Varsity Club

Team Captains unite to make Varsity Club

Gianna Arcolino, Distractions Editor

October 10, 2017

Varsity student athletes, leaders on and off the field representing their student body for the new Varsity Club. Leaders from every sports team, work together to put on fund raising events, boost team unity, and to increase team spirit. In the club all of the teams are viewed as of equal importance...

Study: 1 in 5 teens have suffered a concussion

In a study by the university of Michigan 20% of teens will suffer a head injury and Contact sports such as football are
major contributors.

Emma Riley, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Kylia Baker has not recovered from her concussion she received last spring when she was hit in the forehead by a softball during practice. Today she still has headaches, blurred vision, slurred speech and problems focusing. “When I first got my concussion, I wasn’t allowed at school for a month,...

ACL injury rates are higher for women

ACL injury rates are higher for women

Madeline Haggard, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

The ACL is one of the four ligaments in the knee that stabilize it. Doctor Miho Tanaka said, “It is very common for women, four to eight times more common than it is for men to tear theirs.” I have had two ACL surgeries in the past two years from soccer. Tanak said, “After one has torn their...

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