Rio Mesa boys’ basketball opens league play tonight

Smiling boy, headshot.

The Rio Mesa High boys’ basketball team is in it for the long haul. Chris Ruffinelli, the Spartans eighth-year head coach, made sure his squad faced a brutal nonleague schedule. They need to be ready for Pacific View League competition and the postseason. Rio Mesa has played Oak Park, arguably the best team in Acorn […]

Rio Mesa edges Camarillo, 63-61

Rio Mesa High School Logo.

The Rio Mesa High boys basketball team nearly handed the game to Camarillo High on Friday night. Martel Tyler made sure Rio Mesa didn’t come away empty-handed. Tied at 61 with a minute remaining, Tyler pulled the basketball out along the perimeter then sped past his defender and banked in a floater to give the […]