Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Enrique Medina, Broadcast Director

Enrique Medina is currently a Sophomore Journalism Major at Rio Hondo College. Enrique has learned and continue to learn a variety of skills in many areas essential to succeeding in the journalism field. He loves the challenges of being on camera and has a passion for covering a variety of events with emphasis in sports. During his free time, he enjoys collecting sports cards, playing baseball, and rooting for his favorite teams. His hope is to transfer to a four year university that has a successful journalism program. He strives to earn his B.A Degree with hopes to later pursue his Master's Degree, while working towards his career goal as a baseball journalist for a professional Major League Baseball team.

All content by Enrique Medina

The Sportsrunner Episode 12 (Spring 2021)

May 27, 2021

In the final episode of the Spring 2021 semester of The Sportsrunner, our team brings to you sports coverage, one final time. This week, we give you the latest on the new NBA play-in tournament and more...

Dodgers Set to Return to Full Capacity on June 15, Two Other California Teams Set to Re-Open at Full Capacity as Well

May 24, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced this past Friday that they will be opening their gates to full capacity starting June 15. The announcement was made prior to the team's away series against the San Francisco...

The Sportsrunner Episode 11 (Spring 2021)

May 19, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, we give you the latest on the NBA Hall of Fame Ceremony this weekend and more on the conclusion of the NBA regular season. We also give you the latest transfer...

Mamba Forever: Kobe Bryant Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame

May 17, 2021

The late Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday night. The late Lakers legend was a part of a 2020 class that also included Kevin Garnett and Tim...

The Sportsrunner Episode 10 (Spring 2021)

May 12, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team gives you the latest on this NBA Player who accomplished an amazing career feat and we also find out this year's UEFA Champions League finalists. We...

Dodgers Lose Dustin May for the Season with Tommy John Surgery Amidst Team’s Recent Struggles

May 10, 2021

It was announced this past week that Los Angeles Dodgers starter Dustin May will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. The Dodgers announced Monday the 3rd that May will undergo surgery to repair a...

The Sportsrunner Episode 9 (Spring 2021)

May 4, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team gives you the latest on this NBA superstar who made his return, more on the UEFA Champions League semi-final, news and accomplishments from baseball's...

Aaron Rodgers at Feud with Green Bay Packers, Considers His Future

May 2, 2021

Prior to this week’s highly anticipated NFL Draft, reports came out that long-time Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is extremely unhappy with the team. According to ESPN Senior NFL Insider,...

The Sportsrunner Episode 8 (Spring 2021)

Apr 28, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team gives you the latest sports news. We give you the latest on Stephen Curry and his amazing month of April plus more NBA news, we also give you the latest...

NBA Draft Prospect Terrence Clarke, 19, Dies in Car Crash in Los Angeles Area

Apr 26, 2021

Terrence Clarke, a beloved Freshman guard from the Kentucky Wildcats this past season, died in a car crash Thursday in the Los Angeles Area. Clarke was only 19 years old.  Clarke was a star freshman...

The Sportsrunner Episode 7 (Spring 2021)

Apr 21, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team gives you the latest on milestones and the most recent NBA news, the latest on the European Super League which may have drastic effects in the game...

Series of the Year! Dodgers and Padres Duel in Hugely Anticipated Three-Game Series

Apr 19, 2021

This weekend brought two familiar foes up against each other in possibly the most anticipated matchup of the young season. The Los Angeles Dodgers squared off with the San Diego Padres this weekend from...

The Sportsrunner Episode 6 (Spring 2021)

Apr 13, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team gives you the latest on some of the week's best performances in the NBA, a recap of El Clasico, news/highlights from MLB's first full week of the 2021...

Champions! Has a Nice Ring to It! Dodgers Celebrate Home Opening Weekend, Sweep Nationals

Apr 12, 2021

After 32 years and one whole year without playing in front of fans, the Dodgers once again returned home. This time coming home as World Champions. The boys in blue had their Opening Day set for Friday...

The Sportsrunner Episode 5 (Spring 2021)

Apr 8, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team gives you the latest on sports news. We talk about the most recent NBA trades/signings, more on Erling Haaland's transfer rumors, news/highlights from...

Dodgers Opening Week in Review: Boys in Blue Start Season Strong, Bauer Debuts, Stadium Guidelines and more

Apr 5, 2021

After waiting months for the day to arrive, Dodgers Opening Day and Opening Weekend has now come and gone. The Dodgers started off their season, playing a four-game set against the Colorado Rockies. The...

The Sportsrunner Episode 4 (Spring 2021)

Mar 25, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team discusses the latest in NBA, soccer, MLB, and NFL news. The topics range from recent injuries in the NBA to the quarter-final draw in the UEFA Champions...

Dodgers Week in Review: Bellinger Returns, and more with Two Weeks Left Before Opening Day

Mar 23, 2021

This week of Dodgers action gave us a lot of compelling stories and results, with only two weeks until Opening Day in Colorado.  Kershaw to Get Ninth Career Opening Day Start The first big takeaway...

[Video] The Sportsrunner Episode 3 (March 15, 2021)

Mar 16, 2021

In this week's episode of The Sportsrunner, our team discusses the latest in NBA, soccer, MLB, and NFL news. The topics vary from the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from this year's Champions...

Los Angeles Dodgers to Allow 20% Capacity, Texas Rangers 100%, others MLB Teams Announce Reopening Plans

Mar 15, 2021

On Friday, Los Angeles County received official permission to move into the red-colored tier of COVID-19 guidelines. This leads the way for Dodger Stadium to be able to allow 20 percent capacity in stadium....

California Set to Reopen MLB Stadiums, Allow Limited Return of Fans

Mar 11, 2021

It was announced Friday by California officials that the state will allow people to attend Major League Baseball stadiums again and other outdoor entertainment venues. Friday’s announcement came with...

[Video] The Sportsrunner Episode 2 (Spring 2021)

Mar 10, 2021

In episode 2 of The Sportsrunner, our team brings to you the latest on NBA, Soccer, MLB, and NFL News. Some topics of discussion this week include the NBA All-Star Game and Copa del Rey. We also discuss...

[Video] The Sportsrunner Episode 1 (Spring 2021)

Mar 3, 2021

In the premiere episode of The Sportsrunner, our team gives you the latest on current sports news. We give you the latest on the NBA All-Star Game, UEFA Champions League, Spring Training, NFL trade rumors,...

[Video] Rio Talk: California COVID-19 Curfew Restrictions

Dec 7, 2020

In this episode of Rio Talk, Enrique Medina and John Rodriguez discuss the recent COVID-19 curfew restrictions in LA County and what it may mean for the weeks ahead.

[Video] Rio Talk: California/LA County Stay at Home Order, Plus Outdoor Dining Removed

Dec 7, 2020

In the final episode of Rio Talk for Fall 2020, Enrique Medina, John Rodriguez, and Nick Salazar discuss the recent COVID-19 stay at home order put out in LA County and across the state of California....

[Video] Rio Talk: Presidential Election, Kim Ng Becomes First Female GM in MLB history, and more

Nov 25, 2020

In this episode of Rio Talk, Enrique Medina and John Rodriguez discuss the results of the general election and what it means for both the president-elect and vice president-elect. In this episode, Enrique...

[Video] Rio Talk: Presidential Election, A New President in the U.S, plus California Propositions

Nov 7, 2020

In this episode of Rio Talk, Enrique Medina, John Rodriguez, and Lorenzo Arce discuss the 2020 Presidential General Election, the electoral college results, and what to expect by the end of the general...

[Video] Dodgers Win 2020 World Series

Nov 4, 2020

In this episode of Rio Talk, Enrique Medina and John Rodriguez discuss the Dodgers 2020 World Series title after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in 6 games in this year's Fall Classic. All Video Clips Used...

At Last! Dodgers Break 32 Year Drought, Win 2020 World Series

Nov 1, 2020

The 32-year drought is finally over! After a season like no other, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the 2020 World Series Champions, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series.  The...

[Video] Final Presidential Debate plus 2020 World Series

Oct 23, 2020

In this episode of Rio Talk, Enrique Medina and John Rodriguez discuss the final 2020 presidential debate, what to expect come election day, and the Dodgers current 2020 World Series run vs the Tampa Bay...

The Dodgers are World Series Bound

Oct 20, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their third National League Pennant in the last four years, defeating the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series by a final score of 4-3 last...

[Video] Mail-In Voting, NFL and COVID-19, Lakers Championship and more

Oct 16, 2020

In this episode of Rio Talk, Enrique Medina, John Rodriguez, and Luke Perez discuss the Mail-In Voting situation for the upcoming election, the effect of COVID-19 on the NFL, the Lakers championship celebration...

Friars Fried for Good, Dodgers Beat Padres in NLDS Sweep

Oct 15, 2020

The Dodgers completed a three-game National League Division Series sweep of the Padres Thursday with a 12-3 win from the Rangers’ Globe Life Field.  Dodgers vs Padres in the Regular Season Going into...

Job Finished! The Lakers Win the 2020 NBA Title, First Title Since 2010

Oct 15, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves on top of the basketball world once again, this time for the 17th time after they defeated the Miami Heat Sunday night 106-93 to officially win the 2020 NBA Title....

[Video] Rio Talk: Presidential Debate, Importance of Voting, Lakers/Dodgers Playoff Recap, and more

Oct 9, 2020

Enrique Medina, John Rodriguez, and Lorenzo Arce discuss the recent Presidential Debates, the importance of voting for the upcoming election, the Lakers and Dodgers Playoff quest, and more in the first...

Dodgers Knock Out Brewers to Win Wild Card Series

Oct 6, 2020

The Dodgers completed their Wild Card Series sweep after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 in Game 1 Wednesday and 3-0 in Game 2 on Thursday night. The Game 2 win officially punched the Dodgers ticket...

MLB Draft to be Shortened, 2020 Season Proposal to Come this Week and More From MLB

May 14, 2020

Major League Baseball announced recently that its draft will be moved to only five rounds for the 2020 Major League Baseball Season. The MLB draft typically consists of 40 rounds, but due to the complications...

Rio Talk: Orange County wants its beaches to re-open during a pandemic

May 4, 2020

Orange County wants its beaches to re-open while the COVID-19 pandemic has everyone in quarantine. Is it early to have people gather at the beach and risk contracting COVID-19?

Rio Talk: Stimulus Check

Apr 17, 2020

This week we discussed the COVID-19 stimulus check with Enrique Medina, Brandon Garcia, Jonathan Smart, and Manny Smith.

[Video] Rio Talk: The effect of a virus pandemic on education

Apr 1, 2020

With no online education system set, how are students being affected?

Roadrunners Get Huge Sweep vs Compton Highlighted by Comeback Victory

Mar 11, 2020

The Roadrunners came into the week determined, having been swept by a very strong Long Beach City College team last week, giving the Roadrunners a 2-4 SCC record. The matchup this week had the Roadrunners...

Roadrunners Lose Tough Fought Opener vs LBCC

Mar 5, 2020

The Roadrunners came up short by a score of 5-2 in a match-up against an undefeated Long Beach City College Baseball club on Tuesday afternoon, Feb.26. The match was the first of a three-game series against...

Dodgers 2020 Offseason Recap: Is This the Team to Win it All?

Mar 2, 2020

After a disappointing end to the 2019 season in the division series vs the eventual World Series champions Washington Nationals, the Dodgers looked forward to improving what was left from a 106 win team...

Mamba Forever: Rio Hondo Holds Touching Tribute for Kobe Bryant

Feb 5, 2020

Monday afternoon, Rio Hondo College’s student life and psychological services held an emotional tribute in Student Union 201, celebrating the life of NBA legend and sports icon Kobe Bryant. The tribute...

Super Bowl 54 Recap: A Championship 50 Years in the Making

Feb 4, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs were able to bring the team’s first Super Bowl in 50 years, beating the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-20 in Super Bowl LV Sunday night. The 20-year wait for Kansas City’s...

Super Bowl 54 Preview

Feb 1, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will face off Sunday night in Super Bowl LIV in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. Super Bowl LIV will mark the seventh time the 49ers reach the big game in their...