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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...

Tennis Team Getting Back in the Swing; Look to Take Title Back

Junior Claire Chally warms up in her tennis match.

Gianna Arcolino, Distractions Editor

September 13, 2017

The women’s tennis team is back in action, with over 35 girls on the team. The varsity team has four returning seniors and has also acquired some amazing new players. The loss last season to Vista Del Largo cost the women’s tennis team league title for the first time in years, and is still fresh...

English Teacher is New Athletic Director

Malaya Cabrera

Cole Ramazzini and Nick Keller

September 13, 2017

Malaya Cabrera, the new athletic director, had quite the adventure leading up to her new job. Originally from growing up in southern California, to teaching at Stagg High School in Stockton, then to being a soccer coach at McNair High School, she finally wound up here. “I graduated from University...

Water Polo Team Set to Defend as Champs

Water Polo Team Set to Defend as Champs

Alex Lydon, Mirada Staff

September 13, 2017

Slow start for the varsity water polo team but new and returning talent guarantee a promising season. This year the Rio varsity team got to a slow start due to maintenance of the pool during their first few practices. Luckily, Jesuit offered their pool to practice for two nights per week. “We couldn’t...

Former NFL Player Takes Control of Football Program

Football coach Sammie Stroughter directs players during Friday’s 42-35 win against Cordova.

Alex Muegge, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2017

Sammie Stroughter, 31, would much rather be the head of the football program than play professional football. He played in the NFL from 2009 to 2012 and has since been assistant wide receiver coach at Granite bay High School, his alma mater where he was an all-metro player as a senior. He prefers...

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Nic Wilson, Mirada Staff

April 6, 2016

  For the last 10 years, Rio Americano has had one of the nicest baseball fields in Sacramento, all thanks to Assistant Varsity Coach Richard Johnson. Johnson works on the fields during school, preps the fields before games, and cleans up after. “I started when my son was in school here,...

Nothing to cheer about

Nothing to cheer about

Kaia Anderson, Mirada Staff

February 26, 2016

What would it be like to attend a sporting game and be prohibited from the typical banter so commonly participated in? At Hilbert High School in Wisconsin, many cheers that are commonly expressed at sporting events here, were banned indefinitely for being “vile,mean and nasty”. “Air ball” a...

Rio Vs. El Camino Basketball

Rio Vs. El Camino Basketball

Unknown, Mirada Staff

February 22, 2016

Final match up between our basketball team and the El Camino basketball team. Biggest rivalry in Sacramento? Biggest game of year ending in three point buzzer beater by Matt Lyon? Yes and yes. In the final match up of the regular season the basketball team is coming into this game (8-12) and El Cami...

Jesuit vs. Rio Basketball Preview

Jesuit vs. Rio Basketball Preview

Unknown, Mirada Staff

February 22, 2016

It may be Valentine’s Day weekend, but nobody will be feeling the love when the basketball team visits Jesuit Saturday night. The cross-the-street rivalry game tips off at 6 p.m. Rio 9-13 record hopes for a win. Jesuit 20-4 record to bounce back from a 60-62 loss to league rival Sheldon. L...

Cross Country Headed to States

Cross Country Headed to States

Garrett Gardner, Mirada Staff

December 1, 2015

The latter leading to the California State Meet in cross country can be difficult to climb without a team willing to put in countless miles to become a little better every day. For the first time since 1991, both Rio Americano varsity teams have put in the effort to make it to the top. After competi...

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