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Rio names new girls basketball coach

Rio names new girls basketball coach

Ashley Lundberg, Mirada Staff May 13, 2022

When Madison Wood was a senior forward for the El Camino Eagles, she twice helped her team dominate Rio Americano on the way to a league title–the first time 74-40, the second 71-39. Now she wants...

Taylor Baker Leads Girls Golf

Taylor Baker Leads Girls Golf

Ashley Lundberg, Mirada Staff April 7, 2022

With an expert swing of her 9-iron, Taylor Baker sends the ball flying up in a high arc, landing softly on the green of the fourth hole at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. The ball spins back, inching its way...

Seniors Abby OBrien, Sierra Witte, and Hailee Hackett are honored Feb. 5 at Senior Night.

Seniors bid farewell to girls’ basketball team

Ashley Lundberg, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

As the final buzzer rang out Feb. 12 at Rio Americano's basketball game against El Camino, the sound signaled much more than the end of the game.  For seniors Hailee Hackett, Abby O'Brien, and Sierra...

Abby OBrien named Sacramentos top Girls Senior Basketball Player

Abby O’Brien named Sacramento’s top Girls’ Senior Basketball Player

Ashley Lundberg, Mirada Staff February 18, 2022

Rio Americano’s top scorer, Abby O’Brien, has been voted by a Sacramento Bee poll as the area’s top senior girls’ basketball player.  Known for her deadly accurate three-point shot, O’Brien...

Rio Mirada reflects on libel case

Jaiden Crabtree and Ashley Lundberg February 18, 2022

Thirty years ago this month, a question in a satirical quiz in the Mirada led to a more serious question: What happens when a distasteful joke about a campus monitor leads to a libel suit? In February...

Rio Hires New Head Football Coach

Rio Hires New Head Football Coach

Elizabeth Griggs, Mirada Staff February 11, 2022

After struggling through a season with only one win, Rio Americano hopes to turn its football program around with a new head coach. Principal Cliff Kelly has announced that the school has hired Reid...

Rio senior athletes sign

Rio senior athletes sign

Sarah Hamzic, Mirada Staff February 10, 2022


Malaya Cabrera steps down as A.D.

Malaya Cabrera steps down as A.D.

Tyler Washburn, Mirada Staff February 10, 2022

Malaya Cabrera, who in the last five years guided the Rio Americano athletic program to numerous section titles and through the disruptions of Covid-19, is stepping down as athletic director at the end...

The omicron variant has cause covid positivity rates to sky rocket in Sacrament County and across the country.

Omicron slams school

Ashley Lundberg and Jaiden Crabtree January 14, 2022

Empty desks. Entire rows of students gone. District administrators filling in for teachers because there are not enough subs. Rumors of returning to distance learning swirling around campus. As Covid-19...

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