Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Ready For A New Season

Jesus Manriquez , Digital Executive Editor September 18, 2019

With a group of outstanding players, led by the best coaching staff, and a winning mentality, the Rio Hondo Volleyball team looks to make this upcoming season their best one yet. The Roadrunners talk about their expectations, their team and the recognition some of them are beginning to gain. Strong...

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Women’s Volleyball: Lady Roadrunners Split Friday Matches 1-1

September 4, 2018

The Lady Roadrunners lost their first game against the Orange Coast Pirates 3-1 Friday afternoon, but bounced back by defeating the Glendale Vaqueros by the same measure 3-1. The Roadrunners dropped the first set 18-25 to Orange Coast. Battling uphill, the second set was a grueling 29-27 set that...

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Lots of new faces in this squad make for a fresh start. Esso will look to heavily improve from last seasons dismal effort. Photo credit: womens volleyball website.

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

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor August 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. start to both team’s seasons. It was a season to forget for the women’s volleyball team. As...

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Andrea Velasco (no. 10) and Madison Mader (left), beat Fullerton Colleges ones on Wednesday.

Lady Roadrunners Beat Fullerton in Beach Volleyball

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor April 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 beach Volleyball, each college selects five pairs which play best out of three sets against...

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The Rio Hondo Lady Roadrunners showed heart and resilience in their matchup against Los Angeles Harbor.

Lady Roadrunners Edge Out LA Harbor at Rio Hondo

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor September 22, 2017

The Lady Roadrunners volleyball squad and the Los Angeles Harbor Seahawks faced off in what ended up being a thrilling matchup on Friday night at Rio Hondo. It took the Rio Ladies all five sets to put out the Seahawks, 3-2.   Rio Hondo found themselves in a back-and-forth affair right from...

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The Rio Hondo womens volleyball team has had a tough time finding consistent play this season.

Volleyball: Lady Roadrunners Fall at Home to San Diego City

Ignacio Cervantes, Sports Editor September 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 on paper, yet the Roadrunners were in contention for all three sets. Mental errors made the difference...

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The Lady Roadrunners put together a solid team performance in their first home game of the season.

RHC Lady Roadrunners Take First Home Volleyball Game in Straight Sets

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor September 1, 2017

After playing their first six games on the road, the Rio Hondo Lady’s volleyball team finally found themselves in a familiar setting on the first day of September. The Lady Roadrunners hosted the Fullerton Hornets in the gym at Rio Hondo, and only needed the first three sets to earn the victory. Rio...

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April 17- From left to right, Head coach Teddi Esko, Paula Alferez, Rachel Bustillos, Carleigh Cruz and Assistant Coach Anthon Salang are all smiles as Bustillos signs her National Letter of Intent to Bethel College, as well as two commitments to Hope International.

Rachel Bustillos signs National Letter of Intent to Bethel College, while Paula Alferez and Carleigh Cruz commit to Hope International University

Crystian Mendoza , Sports Editor April 25, 2017

Rachel Bustillos, a two-year sophomore indoor and beach volleyball player for Rio Hondo College, signed her National Letter of Intent April 17 and will be transferring to Bethel College in Kansas in the Fall of 2017 where she will continue playing indoor volleyball at the next level. Alongside Bustillos,...

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Rio Hondo Womens volleyball player, Michelle Hawkins, Freshman, gets up in the air for a hit against Mt. San Antonio College Oct. 5.

Rio Hondo women’s volleyball team gets win at L.A. Harbor, 3-1

Adam Calleja, Staff Writer October 19, 2016

The Rio Hondo women’s volleyball team recovered from a hard fought home loss against the number one team in the conference, Mt. San Antonio College, as they traveled to the city of Wilmington to earn another conference win against LA Harbor College Oct. 12. The Lady Roadrunners looked to protect...

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Rio Hondo sand volleyball players Kassandra Cuellar (furthest away) and Kassandra Casas diving for a return in their opening match of the season against Fullerton at Golden West College.

Sand Volleyball added to Rio Hondo’s list of sports

Crystian Mendoza , Sports Editor March 8, 2016

In the Spring of 2016 a new sport has been introduced to Rio Hondo College thanks to the help of Coach Teddi Esko who played a huge role in the development of this new program. In the Fall of 2013 coach Esko approached our Rio Hondo AD and informed him that Sand Volleyball was the new emerging women's...

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Kassandra Casas, going up to hit against Chaffey College for the point. (Arlene Torres/El Paisano)

Rio Hondo Women’s Volleyball team hope to continue its winning streak

Arlene Torres, Staff Writer October 23, 2015

Rio Hondo's Women's Volleyball team seems to have what it takes to make it to the Foothill Conference finals as they posted wins in their last four games upping their record to 6-7, but more importantly, 3-0 in the conference. The Lady Roadrunners defeated a tough Moorpark team in five sets as its...

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