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Serina Vargas Earns Female Athlete of the Year 2020

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.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

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 with an ...

No Ronaldo, Messi in UEFA’s Player of the Year Nominations

Barcelona being the only club Lionel Messi has played for, he collected 732 appearances and 635 goals. After Cristiano Ronaldo's leave from Real Madrid with 438 appearances and 450 goals, he added 91 appearances with 68 goals to his record in the last two years with Juventus.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

September 30, 2020

Having created a historic rivalry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made history yet again. For the first time in ten years, Ronaldo and Messi have not been nominated for UEFA’s Player of the Year Award 2019-2020. Since 2010, both players have gone head to head for the UEFA POTY Award, Ballon D...

NWSL Fall Series Champion vs. Champion Match

North Carolina Courage Debinha Mari (L) and Captain Abby Dahlkemper (R) discussing a game plan. Defender Dahlkemper has 16 caps with NC Courage in 2019 and has 61 appearances with the U.S Women's National Team. Brazilian National Team Forward Debinha has 21 caps with NC Courage in 2019 is named Woman Of The Week.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

September 16, 2020

As the NBA and NFL make their comeback from COVID-19, the NWSL is also here to stay. Starting their fall series this month, League Champion’s for three years North Carolina Courage, and Summer 2020 Challenge Cup Champions Houston Dash went head to head on Sunday, September 13 to gain their top spot for ...

Soccer making its return around the world

Soccer making its return around the world

Bryan Chavez, Reporter

May 14, 2020

Soccer's return around the world gets closer and closer. We begin to see teams around Europe beginning to prepare for the return of their respected league. Teams in England are delighted with the news, the league is set to return Jun.1. La Liga is set to make its return Jun.12. Which is why most team...

PSG declared Ligue 1 champions

Bryan Chavez, Reporter

May 11, 2020

French Prime Minister has announced that no sporting events will take place until September. The French League had plans to return behind closed doors for Jun.17. But with sudden news the LFP had to come up with a final decision to finish the league with the current standings. This meant that PSG were named ...

All Sports Competitions Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The Rio Hondo Softball Field completely empty as the 2020 college softball season is cancelled. Many sporting events from around the world are postponed due the Corona Virus outbreak.

Jesus Marquez, Reporter

March 15, 2020

California community college spring sports competition and professional sports have all been postponed due to COVID-19. The coronavirus has had a huge impact world wide. More than 160,000 cases across the world have been confirmed and for that reason, many sporting events have been cancelled right away...

The Champions League Dream Lives On

Carlos Vela netted his 43rd goal In his last 42 official matches.

Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor

February 28, 2020

Los Angeles Football Club’s first CONCACAF Champions League run is far from over after defeating Club Leon 3-0 at Banc of California Stadium,Thursday, February 27. The Black and Gold overturned the aggregate goal count against one of Mexico’s best, after losing 2-0 in Mexico last week. LAFC will ...

Time for LAFC to go ‘BOOM’

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

January 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 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, Uruguay’s most storied team Club Atlético Peñarol will join LAFC at Banc...

Women’s Soccer Sophomore Night Precedes Playoff Seeding

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

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 the ...

Sounders Rob The Banc, Eliminate LAFC

Seattle Sounders lifted the Western Conference championship trophy on the Banc of California Stadium pitch following its 3-1 win over LA Football Club Tuesday, Oct. 29. Photo credit: Jesus Manriquez / EPM.

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributor

October 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 Final against Toronto FC. Unlikely Underdog Going into the match, Seattle wasn’t the better t...

Roadrunners Host no. 1 in State

Ignacio Cervantes, Contributer

October 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 second-best. “The boys say they’re ready, we’ll see,” said Rio head coach Orlando...

Roadrunners Travel for Bout Against Warriors

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Ignacio Cervantes, Contributer

October 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. 11 was followed by a 5-2 home rout over Compton Tuesday at Rio Hondo's soccer stadium. In game thr...

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