BY JADE HOARDER
On May 15. and May 16., two doubles teams from the badminton team had matches. Seniors Nicole Vu and Vanessa Vega played a total of two matches on May 15. They unfortunately lost both matches. In addition, seniors Lei Paeste and Janelle Sandhu played a total of three matches and won all three. Winning those three games allowed them to qualify for semifinals. The next day in semi finals, they played two more matches. Unfortunately, they lost both matches, but they still won third place. “It was such a memorable experience,” says Janelle.
By: Danielle Chiles
As track ends the season, May 2nd was tracks last league meet and it was their senior night, because of them trying to make it MEL all the schools were at the meet which caused the track team to compete in a lot more meets to get points. Ending their last meet in third place for league they qualified for MEL on which will begin on May 12th.
JV’s LAST SWING OF THE SEASON
The Lady mustangs have took a lot of rebuttal this season. JV and Varsity have took a lot of wins and loses this season but senior night was a different night for JV and even Varsity.
Taking the season with a bat, JV have took a few losses, but also a few wins. JV took their last game of the season, May 5 playing Armijo again, losing with a score of 15-5 on senior night.
"Even if we lose, I know I tried and put effort in, and had fun. That's all that really matters," stated JV freshman Robynn Harrison.
Varsity made senior night a big, deal leading a score of 10-0. Our seniors are Julie Lopez, Emily Spears, Mackenzie Alspaw, Rayna Damacion, Lauren Riddle, Emma Vogliano, and Missy Eisen. Each senior player on Varsity got recognized by their families with balloons, pictures, flowers, etc. Each coach stood there waiting for their players to walk by and they gave them a recognition for completing the season.
Boys Tennis Ranks Fourth in League
BY KENDALL DANIELS
The 2014-2015 boys tennis season ended with the team reaching the quarterfinals of the MEL tournament and ranking 4th in the league.
“We are fortunate to have a young and motivated team,” said coach Sebastien Remy. “And the boys can’t wait to compete next year.” Napa was only one point away.
Senior Kevin Capitly agrees the season went very well. He says the boys strengths included keeping the ball in the court and exercising endurance. Junior Adam Engle-Sorrel agrees saying, “We really enjoy the game and we work really hard.”
The boys were proud of their achievements when it came to their MEL ranks.
“Mr. Remy always played it smart and we tried our best all season,” Adam said.
Kevin agreed by stating, “We put our hearts into the season and we did the best we could.”
“The boys can’t wait to compete next year,” Mr. Remy said.
Adam is also looking forward to improving his game. “Next year I think we can move up in our league,” he said.
Boys Swim Win MEL Title
BY: KENDALL DANIELS
The boys of the RHS swim team brought home the MEL title as of the first weekend in May. After spending Friday, May 1st and Saturday, may 2nd at Vintage High in Napa, the boys won the received the honor of being first in the league.
The boys were under the leadership of head coach RHS’s Ms. Mclaughlin. The season began early Friday and ended with the MEL’s.
Senior Walter Scott explained the strategies for the meet, “Friday we just tried to be in the fastest heats and Saturday we gave it all we had. Junior Joey Alameda says, “We practice everyday from 3:00-5:30. Once a week we had dual meets against other schools to help prepare us.”
The boys were undefeated all season which set precedent for the league meet. Walter says, “Our strengths are relays, they had a lot of points and we were able to win a lot of them, which definitely helped us win the overall title.” Joey agrees, “We worked hard all season and our hard work paid off.”
BY JADE HOARDER
Former RHS mustang, Cheyenne Cordes, was drafted to the national pro fast-pitch league on April 1. She will be a utility player for the Pennsylvania Rebellion. The season starts at the end of May. Cheyenne attends UC Berkeley and plays softball and has earned a lot of performance awards. Not only is she known for her awards she earned at Cal, but she has accomplished a lot in her time in high school. Her senior year, she was highlighted as the California Gatorade Player of the Year. This year she was on the USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List. Cheyenne is also up for the senior class award. Voting stops on May 11, so do not forget to vote for Cheyenne Cordes for the senior class award!
Senior signs to College
Track star Megan Delaney signs with University of Arizona on Wednesday April 22nd. “I choose The University of Arizona because I feel the coaches can really benefit me in track and field,” said Delaney. With an outstanding record in shot put of 46.5, she’s extremely excited to see where her coaches can get her in the near future. From her past four years of high school, she’s always done track and is very excited to see where it takes her on her journey.
TRACK STARS MEETING THEIR GOALS
BY LEXI ARRINGTON
As the Rod track team inches towards postseason every athlete looks to ramp up the intensity, and the MEL center meet is where Rod track showed out. The meet was held at Armijo high school and included Armijo, Napa, Vintage, and Rodriguez. While many of the top runners battled injuries the mustangs managed to pull together a winning squad. T
he Jv girls 4x400 team shocked they're competition with a first place finish. The Varsity boys 4x100 team lead by Zachary Wright placed 2nd overall. The varsity girls 4x100 section contenders surprised no one with their first place finish, runners included Senior Lauren Reed, Senior Diamond Gilliam, Senior Alana Epps, and Sophomore Katherine Jackson. Along with a great team showing the Mustangs have multiple talented individuals. Junior Anthony Cable Placed first in the 100 meter as well as jumping a 21’3. Freshman Zane Watson quotes that he “balled out” placing first in the 400 meter. Sophomore Flora Turcios pushed her self to the limit to accomplish her personal record in the mile. In the Field Events senior Megan Dulaney continues to dominate with her first place finish in shotput and discus.
This meet gave us a sneak peek at what the mustangs have in store for league. Expect great things.
JV IS WORKING THE BAT
Taking the season with a bat the JV softball team have took a few losses, but also a few wins. JV took a game against Vacaville leading a lost with a score 4-0. They came back taking a win against Armijo, March 24.
The team took a chance letting freshman, Promise Nickson pitch for the first time this season. She took some wins and even got a few players out. Freshman, Robynn Harrison also a JV softball player, has took a few wins and can't wait till her next game.
Robynn also stated, "My one motivation is my papa, I think of him every time I play during my games, he helps motivate me in my mind to help me hit home runs. And even if we lose, I know I tried, put effort in, and had fun that's all that really matters."
Losing didn't face them because they came back playing Monte Vista ready to take a win. There next home game will be April 9th against Wood at 3:45pm.
Cheyenne Cordes Drafted
BY PHILIP SALIRE
Former RHS softball player, Cheyenne Cordes, has had a great deal of success playing softball for Cal Berkeley. She was among the top softball players in the nation during high school and college has been more of the same; she has been given numerous awards at Cal which, according to www.calbears.com, include USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List, NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team, Pac-12 Player of the Week, Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, and several more. As of now, she is being considered for Softball Senior Class Award, which will be determined by popular vote. You can vote for her at http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/ .
Recently, she has been drafted to play professional softball in the National Pro Fastpitch league. She plans to join the league following her current senior year at Cal and then ultimately, “be an ESPN sports anchor,” according to www.calbears.com .
RHS vs Vacaville High
BY LEXI ARRINGTON
RHS varsity baseball team took a tough loss against the Vacaville Bulldogs on March 18th. Their 8th game of the season ended 12-2. Which gives the varsity baseball team a record of 5-3-1.
Junior Carter Bins hit a triple and successfully got the Mustangs on the scoreboard. Later in the game, junior Ryan Engel hit a double and gave the Mustangs a total of 2 points.
Softball Game Against Vanden
By: Danielle Chiles
As the lady mustangs softball team heads into their season by playing in the second game of the season. They played a non-league game against Vanden High School on Wednesday March 4. Even though the girls lost 6-5, they’re going to bounce back at their next game against Bethel High School on Monday March 9.