Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Coaches and players get back to work after Newsom cleared indoor and outdoor sports.

High School Sports Are Back!

Luke Perez, Reporter March 8, 2021

March 4, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom and his administration settled a lawsuit from high school athletes which cleared outdoor and indoor sports to return. Even with new guidelines and rules, schools, players, and parents are eager to get started. The new rules for student athletes include weekly testing...

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Graduating in 2017 from West Covina High School, Serina Vargas made Varsity for four years and played 37 games total. Continuing her soccer career at Rio Hondo, she helped her team gain an overall record of 15-2-3 in the 2019-2020 season.

Serina Vargas Earns Female Athlete of the Year 2020

Mimi Castellanos, Digital Editor in Chief October 15, 2020

With COVID-19 halting all sports since early March, this stopped athletes from excelling on the pitch. Since soccer season lands in the fall, Rio Hondo’s women’s soccer team has not played a seasonal game since 2019. But, it did not stop sophomore soccer athlete, Serina Vargas. Winning It All Graduating...

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W Basketball: Hopeful Start, Improvements on Offense Necessary

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor November 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, following the Roadrunners 88-66 loss to Southern California’s no. 7 ranked Irvine Valley last Friday....

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

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor November 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 78-64 Thursday but now face Irvine Valley -- no. 7 in Southern California’s California Community...

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Women’s Soccer Sophomore Night Precedes Playoff Seeding

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor November 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 the second season in three years. Been There, Done That In 2017, head coach Jennifer Tanaka was...

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Women’s Basketball Tip Off Season

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor November 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 Lee’s 20 points and four 3-pointers. Mt. SAC Tip Off Classic The tournament began with a significant...

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Rio Hondo College hosts College of the Desert Friday at 6 p.m. for a regional playoff rematch from last year. Photo credit: Rio mens soccer page.

As Preseason Continues, Men’s Soccer Search for Identity

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor September 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 for a 6 p.m. preseason showdown. New Faces, Same Drive The Roadrunners from Palm Desert will serve...

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Photo courtesy of Rio Hondo Athletics website. (athletics.riohondo.edu).

Augustine Dipped In Gold

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor 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 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship. The Rio Hondo Roadrunners diver recorded a 287.50 which...

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Baseball: Key Stretch for Dirty Birds

Christian Salinas, Reporter March 19, 2019

March 19-23 will be a key stretch for the Rio Hondo men’s baseball team.  Even though the season hasn’t gone quite as planned for the Roadrunners, they can still make the playoffs.  They sit (8-11) overall and (4-4) in conference.  They have their hands full with three games in five days against...

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Baseball: Carrillo’s 5.2 Innings Help Sweep Cerritos

Nicholas Juarez, Reporter March 19, 2019

Rio Hondo was back in action this week taking on Cerritos college in a South Coast Conference match up. Rio Hondo was looking to bounce back after two rough losses to Long Beach. Rio Hondo came into the game 2-2 in conference play and were looking to change that. Rio Hondo had freshman pitcher...

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Women’s Tennis Preview: Rio vs Desert

Sam Garcia, News Editor March 6, 2019

In a clash between fowls, the Lady Roadrunners will take on the College of the Desert Roadrunners March 5 at Desert. Rio is coming off back to back losses against El Camino College and Cerritos College. And even though they lost both matches, Coach Karen Unger likes what she saw in both matches, especially...

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Softball: Previewing Matchup With Mt. SAC

Jesus Marquez, Reporter February 28, 2019

Rio Hondo women’s softball team will play against Mt. San Antonio Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Rio Hondo at 3:00 p.m.. The Roadrunners lost their last six matches in twelve days and they struggled to play defensively. Their performance this season has been inconsistent home and away. They lost 4-0 against...

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