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Latest in West Sacramento youth sports

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 10, 2013 —

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The latest youth sports news:

Stonegate Elementary is champion of the boys division in Washington Unified School District basketball.

BY DON SCHATZEL: Don is a former city parks director & occasional News-Ledger columnist

BY DON SCHATZEL: Don is a former city parks director & occasional News-Ledger columnist

Riverbank was the host site, with cheerleaders, banners, and dragon mascots from Westmore Oaks.

Southport squared off against  Riverbank in the third place game and Southport was victorious, 44-33.

Southport raced off to a  21-12 lead and never looked back.

Nate Cornell and Kamron Johnston provided highlights for Southport and Shawn Shields had a great game for the hard-working River Otters.

The championship game featured the very tall Stonegate team, with an impenetrable 2-3 zone defense, against  Westmore Oaks. In the end, the Stonegate height was too much and they won the championship 38-28.

Isiah Peraa, Eric Creer, Sahil Gil, Miguel Martinez Brisyn Saludares, Lorenzo Burks were all pointed out as having outstanding games and season for Stonegate.

Elijah Fields lead the Westmore Oaks charge!

Evidently, there are lots of terrific players on their way to River City High School next year.

Youth softball, Baseball, volleyball and swimming are now underway in town, It’s the busiest sports season of the year.

Plans are being made now for next season’s metro soccer program, for those interested. Alberto Terrico is the organizer to call 510-673-7871 to play metro – the ‘best of the best’ soccer!

Softball and soccer at River City are having historically successful seasons, as the wave of young players continues moving into high school. It’s great fun to watch them play and represent West Sac.

The Attack, the Hitterz, Hooligans, Pumas, Saints, Dolphins, Tigers, and Arsenal youth sports teams in West Sacramento all continue their march to high school success.

One of the great opportunities provided to youth sports teams here is access to UC Davis and Sac State sports. The university games have very family-oriented pricing and  great quality of play in any sport. I happened to see what seemed like the entire West Sacramento softball family at the recent Sac State game vs Cal in women’s softball.  Cal is number 5 in the country, and won the game 1-0 on  a home run. Great seats, great facility, actually the highest attendance in Sac State softball history. Both Sac State and UC Davis have great programs and are perfect for teaching young athletes through example.

For the horse fans: West Sacramento Trail Riders Association is hosting their annual  dinner, raffle fundraiser on May 11. You can call me for tickets at 371-1513.

Hey, the sun is out finally, and this is the time of year to go outdoors.

Until next time.

 

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Car goes into river, rescuers respond

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 10, 2013 —

Fresh on the heels of an accident in which a West Sacramento woman drove her car into the river and drowned while phoning for help on March 13, dispatchers on the 911 system handled a more recent report of a car going into the Sacramento River.

The latest call came in at about 9:50 p.m. on March 30, from near South River Road and Burrows Road in southern West Sacramento.

“The witnesses stated they saw a four-door sedan floating down river with its headlights on,” reported the West Sacramento Fire Department. They also reported seeing what looked like the lit-up screen of a cell phone inside the car.

[adrotate group=”7″]   That led to the strong suspicion that someone was still inside.

Firefighters responded in vehicles and a rescue boat searched for the vehicle, helped by the CHP, sheriff’s department and DART (Drowning and Accident Rescue Team) divers.  After an hour without finding the car, and then switched from “rescue” to “recovery” mode.

At about 2:30 a.m., hindered by strong currents and bad weather, the search was called off.

The car was later found and pulled from the river, empty. It turned out the car had been reported stolen.

 

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Local employers will be at job fair

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The Woodland Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a job fair from 3-5 p.m. on Wed., April 17, at the County Fair Fashion Mall, 1264 E Gibson Rd. in Woodland. Employers will include PG&E, Target, and West Sacramento’s Nippon Shokken food plant. The event is open to the public from 3-5 p.m. But from 2-3 p.m., high school students working on their “Work Ready Certificates,” or have earned one, are welcome.

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‘Sacramento’s Got Talent’ coming to West Sac, bringing fight against cancer

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 —

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced today that it will be holding “Sacramento’s Got Talent,” a local talent show competition, as a fundraiser for the Sacramento Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The event will be held Saturday, April 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at River City High School in West Sacramento.  The public is invited to attend. Tickets to the show are $5 in advance and $10 at the door, with proceeds going directly to LLS.  Anyone interested in performing should contact Janis Money Bragg at 916.714.8101 or Janis.Money@cbnorcal.com.

PERRY PALAMIDESSI of Coldwell Banker, sponsor of talent show fundraiser to be held in West Sacramento

PERRY PALAMIDESSI of Coldwell Banker, sponsor of talent show fundraiser to be held in West Sacramento

“Sacramento’s Got Talent” is being held as part of the LLS “Man of the Year” fundraising campaign of Perry Palamidessi, a Realtor® with Coldwell Banker’s Elk Grove office.  Palamidessi follows in the footsteps of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President Kris Vogt, who raised more than $100,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was named the Sacramento Chapter Man of the Year for 2012.

“Sacramento’s Got Talent is sure to be a night filled with fun and entertainment,” said Palamidessi in a press release.  “There is a tremendous amount of talent here in Sacramento, as well as a tremendous need to support patients and families battling leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.  So, we thought there would be no better way to show off our brightest stars and raise much-needed money for LLS, than with a friendly talent competition.  We invite the public to come to what is sure to be a fantastic show.”

[adrotate group=”9″] Palamidessi will be holding a series of fundraisers to help raise money for his “Man of the Year” campaign.  Each dollar raised is considered a vote for his campaign.  Winners will be announced at the Grand Finale Celebration Gala on May 11.

For more information, visit www.perry4danny.com, call Palamidessi at 916.425.1270 or email perry.palamidessi@cbnorcal.com.

 

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