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Demeris’ Return

Demeris' Return

Sophia Morton, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2015

Practice. Game. Rally. Practice. Game. Demeris Athey, head cheerleading coach, takes charge of it all. For the past 20 years, she has been charge of the cheer program but last year, Athey decided to step down as head coach. Yet one year after her retirement, she has returned and taken back her authoritativ...

Independent Study P.E. leaves Physical Education Teachers Furious

Independent Study P.E. leaves Physical Education Teachers Furious

Alex Muegge, Mirada Staff

December 1, 2015

The district’s new independent study program for physical education has proven popular with Rio students, who make almost half the the 70 district-wide participants. Faced with impacted schedules mostly because of band and Civitas classes, 33 students here have opted to take independent study P.E. Ne...

Raiders Volleying Journey

Raiders Volleying Journey

Nathan Rubinoff, Olimarie Lacson, and Clayton Towle

December 1, 2015

For the past 9 years, Rio Americano's Women's Varsity Volleyball head coach, John Grix, has enjoyed his coaching career, and is still looking forward to this upcoming season. Coach Grix tells us all about his aspirations to see the team's potential fulfilled this year. On September 16, 2015 we i...

Rio Seniors Start Fan Group for Soccer

Rio Seniors Start Fan Group for Soccer

Spencer Summerhays, Mirada Staff

September 11, 2015

Two of the best soccer players at Rio plan to be doing everything they can to help the team win--by cheering from the sidelines. Seniors Mackenzie Harrington and Tomas Buchmiller founded and lead the Rio Ultras to support the soccer team. “This group is entirely homegrown, started from scr...

Rio Cheer Fundraises for Relay for Life

Rio Cheer Fundraises for Relay for Life

Sophia Morton, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2015

Over this past summer, the Rio cheerleaders participated in American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, continuing on their tradition of 12 years. This 24 hour event is an overnight and organized community event where people are constantly walking around the track and these teams camp around the track, fu...

Stampeding Through Fundraisers

Stampeding Through Fundraisers

Paige Gowan, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2014

Sports teams all over the campus look for every way to raise money to fund their endeavours. From speedo car washes, to the more popular coupon booklets, athletic teams do everything they can to fundraise. For the Cross Country team, they needed to look no further than their own sport to help raise...

Kicking Off a New Season

Kicking Off a New Season

Paige Borgogno, Mirada Staff

September 23, 2014

Starting the season strong, the Rio Americano Boys Varsity Soccer team has high hopes for the upcoming year, a year which will hopefully include winning playoffs. The Rio Americano Boys Soccer program has consistently impressed Rio, winning league last year and making it to the quarter-finals in playoffs....

Crew Growing Popular Among Local Students

Crew Growing Popular Among Local Students

Michael Malloy, Mirada Staff

May 12, 2014

Students at Rio are being swept away by the wave of a lesser-known sport quickly gaining on traditional high school sports. Crew, also known as rowing, is a highly competitive club sport, especially in the West Coast region, with many athletes competing for upcoming college applications. “I think...

Rio Seniors Attend National Signing Day

From left to right: Morgan McClure, Emily Hansen, Ivy Reich, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Paul Geyer, Eric Gylling

Ryan Burns, Mirada Staff

February 6, 2014

On Feb. 5, the entire country was swarmed with high school student-athletes committing to a college for the next four years, hoping to make a difference in their respective sports. After excelling in competitive environments during high school, they have all now signed their letters of intent to pl...

Sacramento Eagles Unite Despite Traditional Rivalry Between Schools

Sacramento Eagles Unite Despite Traditional Rivalry Between Schools

Walker Hershey, Mirada Staff

February 3, 2014

The Sacramento Eagles rugby team is made up of a ragtag group of kids from El Camino and Rio. With only two main coaches, an elementary school soccer field and few resources, its a wonder how this team keeps its flawless record. This month they started the league off with a Kick Off Tournamen...

Tennis in Dire Need of Court Renovations

Tennis coach Todd Freund

Ivy Reich, Mirada Staff

October 7, 2013

While every other sport team, gets to enjoy the advantage and familiarity of playing at the school, unfortunately for the women's tennis team, they are unable to play at home. Despite the lack of a home court, the women’s tennis team season has been going smooth. “We start league next week and I a...

CIF Eases Rules for Transfer Students

CIF Eases Rules for Transfer Students

Unknown, Mirada Staff

June 1, 2012

Although written during the date provided, this article was republished during 2020 by Nicolas Gorman to put it on the website. The author is unknown.   Student athletes who change schools without changing residence will be eligible to play after sitting out 30 to 35 days, under a new tran...

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