Category Archives: Sports

Raiders girls varsity win San Joaquin Section quarterfinals

Photo by Jescherie Pascua Arela.

River City High School junior Sommer Alex delivers a powerful overhead forehand during the San Joaquin Section quarterfinals match against Roseville which the Raiders girls varsity team won 7-2, bringing their overall season record to 24-2. Alex also competed in the San Joaquin Singles and Doubles Tournament at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville on Nov. 2 along with senior Mallory Snarr and doubles pairing junior Lauren Dela Rosa and senior Kari Tran. Alex was the only Raider to win her first round match, coming from behind to win 2-6, 7-5, 6-1. The team was scheduled to compete in the section semi-finals on Nov. 7 against Granite Bay.

River City High School Athlete of the Month – September

Name: Jonathan Miles
Sport: Water Polo
Years Played: 4
College Choices: 1. University of the Pacific; 2. Sacramento State
Career Plans: Teacher/Coach

Name: Kelly Ridel
Sport: Water Polo
Years Played: 7
College Choices: 1. University of Southern California; 2. Cal Tech
Career Plans: Engineering

Raley Field hosted USA Softball Women’s National Team

Photos by Tony Chen

The Sacramento River Cats and Raley Field welcomed the world’s best in softball, the USA Softball Women’s National Team, to Sacramento on Thursday, July 13 for an exhibition doubleheader event. An autograph session with Team USA was also held immediately following the games. Team USA, featuring local softball standouts Ally Carda (Elk Grove Girls Softball & Lady Magic) and Ali Aguilar, (American River Girls Softball & AASA), played against a team selected of Sacramento area players who grew up playing in local rec and travel teams, and are currently playing at the college level. This elite group of athletes will be coached by American River Softball Coach, Darin Delgado, and UCLA and Team USA Alum, Lyndsey Klein.

Girls softball team eligible to play at the California State Games, looking for donations

Congratulations to the West Sacramento Girls Softball (WSGS) 10U-All Star Team in attaining a berth to play at the California State Games on July 13 -16, 2017, in San Diego. The WSGS 10U-All Star team played hard on June 24-25, at the USA Softball Association Championship tournament, to win their way to the Championship game. The team is asking for help from the community and businesses for donations and sponsors to provide our girls the opportunity to play in San Diego. If you would like to donate or sponsor the WSGS 10U All Star Team, or need additional information, please contact Rebecca Valencia via email or phone 916-718-5831. The team would appreciate any and all help it can get.