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Delta Saints Baseball Gets Back on Track – April 13, 2016

Tim Rapp, Saints Insider

River News-HeraldLast week the Saints rebounded nicely after a rough spring break tournament up in Marysville and a loss to Rio Vista at Raley Field on Saturday. The team played all those games with just nine players, but they finally got the reinforcements they had been waiting for.  Junior, Matt Hansen and sophomore, Nick Barnett were finally eligible to play after sitting out due to CIF transfer rules.  Both contributed immediately when the Saints opened up league play against the Foresthill Wildfires.  Hansen started on the mound and threw only five innings due to the 10 run mercy rule.  Besides a few control issues, he threw great, only giving up two hits and three runs and striking out two.

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Lady Rams Soccer Notches Another Big Win – April 13, 2016

Anthony Gutierrez, Staff Writer

River News-HeraldLast Friday, Rio Vista’s Lady Rams went up against San Juan’s Lady Spartans in a great soccer game that showed one team’s potential for a good soccer season at Rio Vista High School.
The game started off with Lady Rams’ Carlin Cline ramming the ball through the Lady Spartans’ midfield line and almost made it to their last defender but was stopped and the ball was reset at the center of field.
Possession of the ball went back and forth until Lady Rams’ Yasmin Garcia made a bold defensive move being a mobile, fast fortress letting the Lady Spartans know that she was a force to deal with. Garcia managed to take control of the ball and make a beautiful pass to Lady Rams’ Susanne Johnson, who nearly scored a goal.
The Lady Spartans had two good defenders pressuring Rio’s defense and took Rio to their last defender into a corner kick. Rio was tense but San Juan didn’t convert the corner kick into a goal and the ball was reset.

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Rams Take Down Saints in Raley Field Showcase – April 6, 2016

Rich Peters, Editor

River News-HeraldIt was a beautiful day for baseball at Raley Field on Saturday afternoon when the Rio Vista Rams and the Delta Saints added another chapter to their longtime rivalry. The Sacramento River Cats were gracious enough to host the two teams and give the high schoolers a taste of what it’s like playing at a higher level.
Heading into the match up, both teams have struggled to get into a rhythm so far this season with a majority of both rosters filled with a lot of new faces and underclassmen. But on a big stage at Raley Field in this old school rivalry, it was clear that both ball clubs were going to bring their A-game.

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The Lady Rams Pick Up First Win of the Season – April 6, 2016

Anthony Gutierrez, Staff Writer

River News-HeraldThe Lady Rams went up against the Wildfires of Foresthill in a soccer game at Rio Vista High School last Friday and this game showed one team’s determination and the potential to jump leaps and cross bounds for a great soccer season.
In the early moments of the game, the Lady Rams’ forward and midfielder Janet Tejeda aggressively attacked the offense of the Wildfires and pushed them to their last defender, taking the shot and almost scoring in the process. The ball slipped past the fingers of the goalie, yet it wasn’t enough to score a goal.

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Delta Saints Baseball Off to 2-1 Start – March 16, 2016

Tim Rapp, Saints Insider

River News-HeraldThe Saints are fielding a very young and inexperienced squad this year.  There are only three returning starters from last year’s team.
Senior team captain TJ Rapp, who batted .378 and was second in RBI’s last year, returns for his fourth and final year as a starting catcher and pitcher, followed by his brother, Jacob Rapp, a junior and third year varsity player who batted .413 and led the team in RBI’s.  Lastly, Cal Rooney, a sophomore, returns after a stellar freshman year in which he led the team in batting with a .422 avg., 35 hits, and 13 extra base hits.  Several of the other players were on the team last year, while others are new to the team, including three freshman and two sophomores.  Delta took second place in the CVCL and made it to the Division 6 playoffs off the fantastic pitching of Davis Uslan and hitting of Nick Mosher, Adam Kinsella, and Bryce Silva-Shipp.  Each of those players graduated last year leaving this team looking for a new identity.

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Lady Rams Softball Preview – March 9, 2016

Celeste McGahey, Lady Ram & RVHS Journalism Student

River News-HeraldThis softball season is going to be different than past years. Luckily we have 7 returners from last year to help mentor the new players. We lost 5 seniors last year; three of them were new comers and the last 2 were returning players. This coming Saturday is our first scrimmage against Jim Elliot, they are good competition for our first game and to see how the girls work together as a team.  “We won’t have any gaps in the field, there will always be a stronger player in every position,” says returning Junior Daryn Katsuki. This year 24 girls signed up but unfortunately we cannot keep all of them so our coach Alison Stiles has decided to have tryouts. Freshmen, Katlyn Langlois says, “I’m very nervous about tryouts because I have never done a real tryout before, I just hope I make the team.” As a returning player and seeing how many girls signed up this year I hope after tryouts we will have a great team that gets along in the dugout and on the field.

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Lady Rams Suffer Early Playoff Exit – March 2, 2016

Rich Peters, Editor

River News-HeraldThe Rio Vista Lady Rams’ season came to an end last Tuesday night at the hands of the Ripon Christian Lady Knights.
Heading into the playoffs, Rio Vista had plans bigger than simply getting a taste of the postseason – they wanted a shot at the title. Unfortunately for them, they simply couldn’t get their offense rolling.
The crowd was bigger and louder than any previous home game that I had experienced this season; it was great to see the town, students and faculty out showing their colors. The Rio Vista High School gym was festively decorated, music playing loudly, and the Lady Rams clearly had home court advantage.

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Lady Panthers Fall Short in Championship Game – March 2, 2016

Anthony Gutierrez, Staff Writer

River News-HeraldIt was the championship game for girls basketball between the Riverview Panthers (seeded as #2) and Valley Warriors (seeded as #1) at the Riverview Middle school gym. Both teams clashed and became stars from their final showdown to remember for the ages.
In the 1st quarter, both teams kept each other well at the neutral for the first 2 minutes. Both teams seemed evenly matched with the Lady Warriors holding a tight defense and the Lady Panthers piercing a strong offense. What happens when the most powerful sword and the most powerful defense clash? A stalemate. And this stalemate would’ve kept staying this way if it wasn’t for the Lady Panthers’ Kaylee Kitchens, who had a breakthrough performance.

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