Rio Hondo College Newspaper

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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor

All content by Ignacio Cervantes

Regional Playoffs: Women’s Basketball Squares Off Against Cypress

Feb 28, 2020

Sunday, Feb. 23, the California Community College Athletic Association announced the women’s basketball regional playoffs bracket. Friday, Feb. 28, Rio Hondo College will host the Cypress Chargers in...

Time for LAFC to go ‘BOOM’

Jan 25, 2020

Saturday, January 25, Los Angeles Football Club’s twitter page sent out a friendly reminder to its followers -- “We’re back at The Banc tonight, come prepared.” Football in LA is back. At...

W Basketball: Hopeful Start, Improvements on Offense Necessary

Nov 19, 2019

“Playing back to back is hard. But if we want to be a good team, we have to be tough and grind it out.” Those were the words of Rene Herrera, head coach of Rio Hondo’s women’s basketball team,...

Women’s Basketball Win First of Back-to-Back Games

Nov 15, 2019

Women’s Basketball at Rio Hondo is in full swing. The second of a two home-game stand on back-to-back nights tips off Friday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Rio Gymnasium. The Roadrunners defeated Mira Costa...

Women’s Soccer Sophomore Night Precedes Playoff Seeding

Nov 15, 2019

Today, Nov. 15, Rio Hondo women’s soccer is ready to make history. As Pasadena City rolls into Rio for a South Coast Conference matchup at 6 p.m., the Roadrunners have an opportunity at perfection for...

Women’s Basketball Tip Off Season

Nov 6, 2019

For the second straight season, Rio Hondo College’s women’s basketball managed to reach the Mt. San Antonio Tip-off final -- only to lose the decider Sunday, Nov. 3 to the hosts 66-62 behind Amanda...

Sounders Rob The Banc, Eliminate LAFC

Oct 31, 2019

In Seattle Sounders 3-1 road victory at Banc of California Stadium Tuesday, Nicolas Lodeiro’s first half go-ahead goal flipped the script on LA Football Club. The win put Seattle in Sunday’s MLS Cup...

LAFC Accepting Donations For Getty Fire First Responders and Victims

Oct 29, 2019

Following the gulf of flames that began ripping through the Downtown LA area near the Getty Center and along the 405 Freeway Monday, LA Football Club has announced they will be accepting donations to assist...

LAFC Gets Revenge in Playoffs

Oct 28, 2019

Beat crosstown rival LA Galaxy. Check. Win an MLS Cup playoff match. Check. Two of the top tasks we expected to be on LA Football Club’s to-do list at the start of 2019 are complete. Redemption...

Roadrunners Host no. 1 in State

Oct 22, 2019

Today, Tuesday, Oct. 22, Rio Hondo men’s soccer hosts Cerritos College at 6 p.m. on the Rio Hondo soccer field. The Falcons are Rio's biggest test yet as the visitor's undefeated record makes them California's...

Roadrunners Travel for Bout Against Warriors

Oct 18, 2019

South Coast Conference In Full Gear With two league matches under its belt, Rio Hondo College's men's soccer team began the South Coast Conference appropriately. A road draw at LA Harbor Friday, Oct....

Men’s Soccer: Time to Shine in South Coast Conference

Oct 11, 2019

The Rio Hondo men’s soccer team go into its regular season opener Friday, Oct. 11 at LA Harbor’s Seahawks Stadium at a modest no. 34 out of 76 schools in the California Community College Athletic Association...

As Preseason Continues, Men’s Soccer Search for Identity

Sep 20, 2019

A frustrating end to the 2018 season for the Rio Hondo men’s soccer team can be retaliated Friday as College of the Desert, 3-2 winners during last November's regional playoff match in Whittier, return...

Augustine Dipped In Gold

May 4, 2019

Friday, May 1 Aaron Augustine took gold in the 1-meter diving board competition at De Anza College’s second day of hosting the California Community College Athletic Association 2019 State Men’s and...

El Paisano News Broadcast #1 – Spring

May 1, 2019

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MLS: Jona dos Santos Captains Galaxy to Victory

Mar 21, 2019

The Los Angeles Galaxy won its second game of 2019 Saturday by defeating Minnesota United Football Club 3-2 at Dignity Health Sports Park. In the thick of things was Jonathan dos Santos who captained the...

Beach: Windy conditions blow Roadrunners chances

Mar 8, 2019

Friday, March 8 the Long Beach City College Vikings swept the Rio Hondo College Roadrunners 5-0 at Granada Beach in each school’s first South Coast Conference match of the season. The Vikings won all...

Women’s Basketball: Roadrunners Sprinting Into Regionals

Feb 28, 2019

The California Community College Athletic Association women’s basketball Southern California Regionals began yesterday with three wild card matchups. Friday, March 1 the second round of the tournament...

Women’s Tennis: Lady Roadrunners Defeat Cypress

Feb 17, 2019

Tuesday, Feb. 13 the Rio Hondo women’s tennis team managed to earn its first victory of 2019 after defeating the Cypress College Chargers 6-3 at Rio Hondo College. Kicking off head coach’s Karen...

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Searching for First Conference Victory

Jan 30, 2019

On Wednesday, Jan. 30  both Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams face-off against the Chaffey College Panthers at Rio Hondo College’s gymnasium. Both squads are in search of their first win in...

Men’s and Women’s Basketball: South Coast Conference Tip-Off

Jan 23, 2019

Today the South Coast Conference-North Basketball season kicks-off at Rio Hondo College as the Pasadena City College men’s and women’s teams visit the Roadrunners Wednesday night. The men’s teams...

NFL: Los Angeles vs Boston, Round 2

Jan 21, 2019

Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein had the first touch on the ball during kickoff of the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Jan. 20. It was only fitting he had the last as...

GOALS Soccer Centers Opens Latest Facility in Covina

Dec 12, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 City Football Group was welcomed into the city of Covina by Covina officials as GOALS Soccer Centers opened its fourth outdoor soccer facility in Los Angeles County. Holding company...

Broadcast #1 – Fall

Nov 28, 2018

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Men’s Soccer: Roadrunners Suffer Season Ending Loss to College of the Desert

Nov 21, 2018

The 2018 Rio Hondo Men’s soccer season came to an end Saturday night as one Roadrunner eliminated another from Southern California Regionals. The visiting College of the Desert Roadrunners sprinted past...

Roadrunners Soccer: Men’s and Women’s Teams Make Regionals

Nov 14, 2018

With the regular season of the six teams participating in fall leagues coming to an end, there will be two of the teams participating in Southern California Regionals begining Saturday, Nov. 17. The...

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Oct 18, 2018

Monica De La Cruz and The Associated Students of Rio Hondo College teamed up with Laura Verdugo, CARE Program Specialist, to deliver a powerful Breast Cancer Awareness event Tuesday, Oct. 9. Students,...

Women’s Volleyball: Lady Roadrunners Lose its Third Game in a Row

Oct 18, 2018

The East Los Angeles College Huskies rolled into Rio Hondo’s Gym and swept the Rio Hondo Lady Roadrunners in three games to hand the hosts its third consecutive defeat Wednesday night. The loss puts...

Men’s soccer: Roadrunners Make it Hard for Themselves in Win

Oct 10, 2018

Tuesday, Oct. 9, Juan Pablo Jimenez’s second-half goal secured a Rio Hondo men’s soccer 3-2 win against the Chaffey College Panthers at Rio’s soccer field. Jimenez, a freshman forward, capped...

Men’s soccer: Rio takes down San Bernardino Valley

Sep 11, 2018

Tuesday night the Rio Hondo men’s soccer squad continued its undefeated start to 2018 by defeating the San Bernardino Valley College Wolverines 2-1 at Rio Hondo’s soccer field. A late goal by Freshman...

Men’s soccer: Four wins out of four

Sep 5, 2018

Freshman forward Tobias Garcia-Mendez scored his second game-winner in a row. To propel the Rio Hondo men’s soccer team past the San Diego City College Knights. Friday, Aug. 31, Garcia’s goal against...

Water Polo: Women’s and men’s teams ready to start the year

Sep 5, 2018

Today, Sept. 5, the men’s and women’s Water Polo squads open their seasons at the Rio Hondo aquatics center. Jumping into the pool first will be Todd Lim’s women’s team which will be facing...

US Women’s National Team: Press, USWNT roll past Chile

Sep 1, 2018

Christen Press made her 100th appearance for the United States women’s national team back in June. Friday, Aug. 31st, in front of 23,544 fans at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Press, from nearby Palos...

Women’s soccer: South Coast Conference champs look to repeat

Aug 30, 2018

Today, Aug. 30 the Rio Hondo women’s soccer team kick-off its 2018 season in search of back-to-back South Coast Conference-North titles. At Ventura College, the Lady Roadrunners will begin their pre-conference...

Women’s volleyball: Bright start followed by rocky finish

Aug 30, 2018

A disconnected three sets followed a bright start by the Rio Hondo women’s volleyball team which lost to the Antelope Valley Marauders in four sets at the Rio Hondo Gymnasium. In the first game of...

Women’s volleyball: Lady Roadrunners improvement during offseason makes for optimism

Aug 29, 2018

Today Aug. 29, the women’s volleyball team of Rio Hondo College tips off its 16th season under head coach Teddi Esko. Visiting the Rio Hondo gymnasium will be the Antelope Valley Marauders for a 5 p.m....

Men’s soccer: In second shutout of season, men’s soccer earn first win

Aug 28, 2018

The Rio Hondo men’s soccer team earned a 2-0 victory over Irvine Valley College on Tuesday at Rio Hondo - keeping its shutout streak going after its first game Monday. Following a 0-0 tie against...

Men’s soccer: Cohesion was clear, but season opener ends in goalless draw

Aug 27, 2018

The Rio Hondo men’s soccer team opened its season with a goalless draw Monday against Clovis Community College at the Rio soccer field. Both teams played their first game of the season and it was...

Men’s soccer preview: A foundation of togetherness

Aug 27, 2018

Monday, Aug. 20. The last weekend before the start of Rio Hondo College’s 2018 Fall Semester. In mid 90 degree weather, most students are enjoying their final friday afternoon of the summer in air conditioning....

Major League Soccer: Vela’s penalty cancels out Ibrahimovic’s tally

Aug 25, 2018

Friday night the Los Angeles Galaxy remained unbeaten against cross-town rival the Los Angeles Football Club after a 1-1 draw at StubHub Center. LAFC’s Carlos Vela converted from the penalty spot...

Major League Soccer: Los Angeles Galaxy tie against Minnesota

Aug 12, 2018

The Los Angeles Galaxy dropped two leads Saturday night as the Minnesota United Loons came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw on the road at StubHub Center. A controversial no-call from an apparent...

World Cup: Keys to the game

Jul 14, 2018

Sunday, July 15 the 21st World Cup Final will be played in Moscow between France and Croatia. France entered the tournament a favorites and have vindicated its high rating by reaching its third final...

World Cup: France the first World Cup finalist

Jul 10, 2018

The French national team sealed a 1-0 win over Belgium in St. Petersburg Tuesday to earn a spot in the World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti’s header from a corner kick went past Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut...

World Cup: Neymar inspires Brazil as Belgium comeback

Jul 2, 2018

Brazil (La Selecao) were comfortable winners in Samara as Mexico’s (El Tri) journey ends after a 2-0 loss. Belgium (Red Devils) also advanced to the quarter-finals after a 3-2 victory over Japan (Blue...

World Cup: Scares and Upsets

Jul 1, 2018

Iago Aspas and Koke misfired from the penalty spot for Spain as Russia went the distance to defeat the 2010 World Champions in Moscow 4-3 on penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev ‘s two stops in the...

World Cup: Cavani brace for Uruguay while Mbappe seals win for France

Jun 30, 2018

Two quarter-finalists emerged as Uruguay and France advance to the next round and will matchup in Nizhny Novgorod Friday. In Kazan, Kylian Mbappe was the key figure in the French’s 4-3 elimination of...

World Cup: Ranking Round of 16 Finalist

Jun 30, 2018

No. 16 Japan Japan enters the Round of 16 with nothing to lose. After defeating Colombia in its opening match the Japanese have already exceeded expectations. Pitted up against Belgium in the...

World Cup: Fair Play ends Senegal, Colombia to face England

Jun 28, 2018

Colombia’s 1-0 defeat of Senegal Thursday catapulted the South American’s to first place in Group H. Poland’s 1-0 win over Japan shook the group around nicely as Senegal was brutally left out. Poland...

World Cup: Group F drama, Brazil and Switzerland discover opponents

Jun 27, 2018

Group F was settled Wednesday with Sweden and Mexico (El Tri) advancing to the World Cup’s Round of 16. Defending champions Germany were eliminated in group stages after losing 2-0 to South Korea....

World Cup: France to face Argentina, Croatia anticipate Denmark

Jun 26, 2018

In St. Petersburg, it took a Marcos Rojo 87th minute game-winner to identify Group D’s knockout contestants. The goal gave Argentina a 2-1 win against Nigeria. And thanks to Croatia’s victory over...

World Cup: Four Round of 16 teams surface

Jun 25, 2018

Four Round of 16 teams surfaced Monday as Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, and Russia clinched spots in the knockout phase. Late drama in Kaliningrad resulted in Spain winning Group B after a 2-2 draw against...

World Cup: Group G is all but settled and Colombia stay alive

Jun 24, 2018

In Sunday’s World Cup action, England (Three Lions) became the next team to clinch a spot in the Round of 16 by defeating Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod. England captain Harry Kane scored three times...

Mexico continue to roll as Kroos wins it late

Jun 23, 2018

Germany’s (1-0-1) Toni Kroos scored a game-winning goal in stoppage time to cap a dramatic comeback against Group F foes Sweden (1-0-1) in Sochi. The win puts Kroos' clan in contention for a place...

Groups D and E Intensify the World Cup

Jun 22, 2018

Friday morning, Brazil (1-1-0) needed 91 minutes to score against Costa Rica (0-0-2) in St. Petersburg. The Brazilians  hit the back of the net twice in stoppage time and won 2-0. With the result,...

World Cup: The Curious Case of the Juggernauts

Jun 21, 2018

Inside the first week of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, a handful of teams have began packing their bags. After two matches, three teams, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Peru are eliminated from playoff contention...

Argentina Looks Fragile and VAR Enters the Scene

Jun 16, 2018

A pair of missed penalties and some Video Assistant Referee calls were the defining moments in Day 3 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi’s miss from the spot meant missed opportunity for Argentina...

Ronaldo Shines, Uruguay Leave it Late, and Morocco Left in Agony

Jun 15, 2018

Friday was the first full day of World Cup 2018 in Russia as Groups A and B finished their first round of play. Cristiano Ronaldo Shines Brightest Cristiano Ronaldo’s three goals secured a point for...

World Cup Opener Results in Target Practice for Host

Jun 14, 2018

It was a dream start for Russia’s compressed, counter-attacking style that proved too much for a listless Saudi Arabia. The hosts were led by substitutes Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba to a 5-0 win...

El Paisano in Russia

Jun 13, 2018

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup is hours away from kicking off. Host nation Russia will battle Saudi Arabia in the tournament’s opening match in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. This...

Rio Hondo News Broadcast

May 22, 2018

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LAFC Tie After Taking Lead for Second Time in Three Matches

May 14, 2018

Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) remain unbeaten at Banc of California Stadium after a 2-2 draw against New York City Football Club (NYCFC) May 13. The tie against the Eastern Conference opponent meant...

Rio News Broadcast

May 13, 2018

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LAFC proves too good for Minnesota United

May 10, 2018

Tyler Miller, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) goalkeeper, earned his fourth shutout this season on Wednesday, May 9 against Minnesota United. The Black and Gold played its first midweek match at Banc...

LAFC tie in their second home game

May 8, 2018

Football Club Dallas came into Banc of California Stadium on Saturday May 5 and earned a 1-1 draw. Argentinian Maximiliano Urruti equalized early in the second half as Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)...

LAFC Open Banc of California Stadium with Last-Gasp Win

May 1, 2018

April 29 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) won its first ever game at Banc of California Stadium 1-0 against the Seattle Sounders. Laurent Ciman, captain of LAFC, capped off an exceptional...

It’s Time to Pay College Football Athletes

Apr 28, 2018

Let’s face it, you and I turn our televisions onto College Football to watch players like Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide rookie quarterback, make big plays on the big stage. Against the Crimson...

First Trip Above the Border for LAFC

Apr 13, 2018

Friday night lights for Los Angeles Football Club tonight April 13 as LAFC travel to BC Place in Vancouver, Canada to face the Vancouver Whitecaps at 7 p.m. Whitecaps manager Carl Robinson spoke to...

Lady Roadrunners Beat Fullerton in Beach Volleyball

Apr 12, 2018

Fullerton -- All five duos from Rio Hondo’s Women’s Beach Volleyball team walked off the Fullerton College courts with wins on Wednesday, giving the Lady Roadrunners a 5-0 victory over the Hornets. In...

LAFC, Galaxy downed by Atlanta, SKC

Apr 11, 2018

In Atlanta on Saturday, the sophomores beat the freshman as second-year club Atlanta United wedgied first-year Los Angeles Football Club. The Southern club defeated LAFC 5-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium...

Galaxy Host Sporting KC While LAFC Travel to Atlanta

Apr 6, 2018

Beginning Saturday, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Football Club will feature in this weekend’s installment of Major League Soccer. On Sunday, Sporting Kansas City travel to StubHub Center attempting...

Galaxy Win First El Trafico Derby

Apr 5, 2018

Los Angeles Galaxy one, Chivas zero. The first edition of El Trafico was one to forget for the Black and Gold but one the Galaxy and neutral spectators will remember forever. Los Angeles Football Club...

Women’s Beach Volleyball at Granada Beach

Mar 30, 2018

Friday, March 30 the Rio Hondo Women’s Beach Volleyball squad featured in a cluster match in Granada Beach against Mira Costa College and Long Beach City College. The Lady Roadrunners fell victims...

The Battle for Los Angeles

Mar 30, 2018

Los Angeles Football Club has won its first two matches while Los Angeles Galaxy has just confirmed footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic as an option to play this Saturday at the StubHub Center when the...

Los Angeles Clubs Working Hard on Off Weekend

Mar 17, 2018

Both Los Angeles based Major League Soccer clubs will enjoy a bye week this weekend when the third week of MLS kicks off Saturday. LA Galaxy After defeat to New York City FC last week at Yankee Stadium,...

Both LA MLS Clubs Look for Back-to-Back Wins to Start Season

Mar 9, 2018

This weekend, our Los Angeles-based Major League Soccer sides look to build off Week 1 wins to remain undefeated. Los Angeles Football Club First, LAFC travel to Sandy, Utah on Saturday as Real Salt...

Basketball: Roadrunners Rout Chaffey

Feb 8, 2018

The Rio Hondo Men’s Basketball team were comfortable winners Wednesday night, beating Chaffey College 77-60 at the Rio Gymnasium. A strong finish to the first half saw the Roadrunners take the lead midway...

Basketball: Rio Falls to Chaffey in Overtime

Jan 22, 2018

The Rio Hondo Men’s Basketball team lost a close game in overtime on Friday night at Earl Sicosky Gymnasium to Chaffey College by the score of 65-63. Freshman guard Jonathon Martinez scored two clutch...

Soccer: Lady Roadrunners Ride Early Lead into Victory

Sep 28, 2017

   The women’s soccer team scored two early goals on Tuesday to take down Chaffey College 2-0 at home in both team’s South Coast Conference opener. Forward Madison Mader scored what proved to be...

Roadrunners Prevail Against Chaffey in Conference Opener

Sep 27, 2017

   The men’s soccer team won its South Coast Conference opening match 2-1 against Chaffey College on Tuesday after having a player sent off with a red card late in the second half. Moses Gutierrez...

Soccer: Roadrunners rout Moorpark

Sep 21, 2017

With four second half goals, Rio Hondo College beat Moorpark 4-0 on Wednesday night in Whittier to extend their unbeaten run to six games. In the first half, the Raiders held Rio scoreless after a strong...

Roadrunner Sports Update

Sep 14, 2017

On Wednesday, both Roadrunner water polo teams fell to Chaffey College at Rio Hondo’s Aquatic Center. The men’s team came close to victory but the Panthers prevailed 9-11. The women’s side fell 4-8...

Volleyball: Lady Roadrunners Fall at Home to San Diego City

Sep 13, 2017

The Lady Roadrunners suffered their eighth loss of the season on Wednesday evening as the San Diego City Knights pranced into the Rio Hondo Gym and won in three straight sets. The sweep looks lopsided...

Rio Hondo Roadrunners Sports Preview

Sep 8, 2017

Rio Hondo College has four teams that have begun their season with three sports beginning by the end of this month. Volleyball and Soccer have begun for the women’s with water polo and soccer having...