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Sports Shorts: Friday, May 17

With school ending, we will shut down Sports Shorts for the summer. Sports coverage is a vital part of what we do at Raincross Gazette. Sports Shorts will return in the Fall, and we will cover any emergent sports stories individually.

Poly sophomore Ava DeAnda was the CIF State 100 Free Champion. (Courtesy CIF State)

Every Friday, we bring you a quick rundown of Riversiders achieving athletic excellence and a guide to sporting events around the city. These events provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment and foster civic pride and community connections. See you in the bleachers.


Ava DeAnda is getting a lot of attention for her swimming achievements. The Poly Sophomore won a state title in the 100-meter and repeated as champion in the 200-meter freestyle event. Look for big things from Ava in the future.

High School Softball

The CIF-SS Softball Championships are this weekend. Two Riverside Schools will play in tournament final games. JW North plays Paraclete on Friday in the Division 4 final, and ML King will face Etiwanda on Saturday for the Division 3 title. Both games are at Deanna Manning Stadium in the City of Irvine. Tickets are available here.