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Yet another title for River City tennis

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 2, 2012 —

From River City High School

A doubleheader sweep of visiting El Dorado and a win at Union Mine wrapped up the Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) championship for the River City tennis team last week.  It’s the team’s 16th league title in the past 17 years and the 18th overall in Raider tennis history.

  River City blanked El Dorado 9-0 in the first match of the doubleheader and then polished off the Cougars with an 8-1 win.  Jai London won both of her #1 girls singles matches and Michael Lee earned a pair of victories at #2 boys singles.  At the top boys singles position, Terry Vang and Edward Xu each won once, while Cindy Oseguera and Sarah Yang did likewise at #2 girls singles.  In boys doubles, Vang teamed with Zoi Saetern for a win at #1, Matthew Tagupa and Amran Khan won the opener at #2, and Muradan Chhay paired with Ben Gerelkhuu to take the #2 nightcap.  In the girls doubles matches, Mary Neverov won twice at #1, once with Sarah Yang and once with Lily He, and Avneet Singh and Lina Vang took the first #2 contest while Mariana Contreras and Katie Bowman took the second.  Christine Maltez won a pair of mixed doubles matches, one with Phillip Dinh and one with Saetern.

At Union Mine, the Raiders were victorious 7-2, capping off a perfect 12 win, no loss SVC slate, and finishing the regular season 19 and 1 overall.  London and Oseguera earned straight-set wins in girls singles, as did Lee at #2 boys.  Xu and Saetern (#1 boys), Khan and Tagupa (#2 boys), Neverov and Yang (#1 girls), and Singh and Lina Vang (#2 girls) earned doubles wins for the visitors.

At week’s end, the focus shifted to the SVC singles and doubles tournament and there were all-Raider finals in both girls and mixed doubles.  Top-seeded Yang and Oseguera defeated the third-seeded Maltez and Neverov in the tourney’s championship, 6-4,6-2, while the the sibling duo of Lina and Terry Vang outlasted teammates Singh and Lee to take the mixed crown, 3-6,6-2,6-2.  All eight players now advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III tournament later this week at Stockton’s Oak Park.

  As a team, RC has a first round bye in the Section team playoffs and will play the winner of Denair vs. Marysville in the round of 16.  A Raider victory will mean another home contest at 4pm on Monday, May 7th in the quarterfinal round.

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Last home game for RC soccer

River City freshman Venesa Lara scores on a penalty kick shot. She scored both points for her j.v. squad (photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 2, 2012 —

The River City High School girls played their last home soccer game of the season on April 26 against Liberty Ranch. The RC varsity lost 2-0 and the j.v. team won 2-0.

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Freshman Julie Staffler seen in action for River City varsity (photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

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Liberty Ranch bests RC Raiders

River City senior Justin Rozell swings for a base hit against Liberty Ranch (photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

Alex Dodd, on the mound for the RCHS junior varsity (photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 25, 2012

River City High School’s baseball team hosted the Liberty Ranch Hawks on April 19. The visitors won the varsity game, 6-4, as well as j.v., 10-3.

A few days later, the varsity Raiders beat the Hawks by the same 6-4 score.

River City hosted Linden for a specially-arranged game played at Raley Field on Saturday. Linden won, 7-6.

The Raiders will play at home next on May 1 against Galt.

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9-year old wins gymnastics honors

LANDON WU, age 9 (Photo by Judy Vuu)

Landon Wu, a nine-year old who attends Southport Elementary School, became the 2012 level 6 All-Around Regional Champion for Region 1 (including California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii) in competition on April 15. It was his second regional title in a row.

  Landon took gold in pommel horse, high bar, parallel bars and floor exercises, plus silver in rings. He and two teammates took first place for Team NorCal.

Landon, a third grader, trains under Abraam Nersesyan at the International Gymnastics Centre in West Sacramento. Landon had the top score of all gymnasts in the competition with a 93.75 total.   (Courtesy of David Wu)

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Final home meet for RC swimmers

Alyssa Ringor, RCHS swim team

River City High School senior Alyssa Ringor (photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 25, 2012 —

On April 17, the River City High School swim team held its final home match of the season — a double-meet with visiting Vista del Lago and Union Mine high schools.

An RCHS boys team of Chris Irish, Jeret Tiller Johnathan Keilman and Sterling Liffring) set a school record while winning the 200 medley relay, and the Raiders’ Keilman also set a school record while winning the 100-yard butterfly.

RCHS sophomore Jeret Tiller (photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

The season culminates with the conference championships this weekend and sectionals in May.

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Fun run Saturday to fight child abuse

  FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

The Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council hope you’ll join them at a Child Abuse Prevention Fun Run, on Sat., April 28, at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. in Davis.

There will be a 5k walk/run at 8 a.m. and a 1k kids’ fun run at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. Proceeds benefit the YCCA’s “Baby Steps Child Abuse Prevention Campaign. For information or to register, go to www.yolokids.org or call (530) 757-5558.

‘HEART OF THE CITY’: West Sac’s youth

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 —

BY DON SCHATZEL —

Congratulations to  Stonegate Elementary, the local 2012 boys scholastic basketball champions!

Stonegate was crowned the Washington Unified School District 2012 boys basketball champs after a 47-38 win over Westmore Oaks. As usual, the road wasn’t easy!

Stonegate had an overall record of 6-1. Starting players for Stonegate were Richard Horn, Franklin Stowers,  Kalvin Chavez, Daylen Carter and Adal Rasaphangthong. Alex Yang was the coach.

For Westmore Oaks, Nate Barrett had 15 points, Brian Saeteang 12 points, Savion Washington 10 rebounds and 3 points.

For Westmore Oaks, the road was tough just to get to the championship game. Against Southport, Westmore trailed for three quarters but pulled it out in the fourth quarter for a 33-31 win. Westmore standouts included. Nate Barrett 9 points Jesse Zalasky 15 rebounds. Coaches were Ron Ruaro and  Willow Daykin

Congratulations on another great season.

Something new has been added!

  Well, not brand-new, but United States Youth Volleyball League is up and spiking, thanks to Tammy and Steve Bacon, the River City volleyball coaches.

They run a great program while recognizing that their girls and their league coaches have not had as much volleyball experience as they’ve had in other sports. Each girl gets her own volleyball and a T shirt uniform. Heck, even us coaches get a shirt!

They have a preseason coaches clinic, and once a week for an hour practice is another coached clinic, with each practice scripted as to what basic skills will be taught that day. Then, Tammy and Steve walk around and help the coaches and players learn the basics. After an hour of practice it is not unusual for the players to comment, “Wow that was fast – we’re done already?”

The league has four age groups and game days against Folsom and Elk Grove are on the way/  You can see the teams at River City High School on Saturday mornings, over by the tennis courts, spiking and  serving away.

  Heck, when a challenger for the state championship , Union Mine High School, is in your high school’s league, why not start a youth program and catch up? Way to go Tammy and Steve!

Noting, quoting and emoting:

Congratulations to  District  6 Little League for submitting a proposal to O.C. Jones Company TLC program and receiving  a grant chosen from hundreds of proposals. The grant will help the City and West Sacramento Little League make improvements at Memorial Park, home of West Sacramento Little League.

Congrats to Centennial Rotary Club of West Sacramento and member Tony Schwall for coordinating and  sponsoring a Rotary Youth Exchange student from West Sacramento to Chile and hosting a student from Japan. Now, Uvaldo Perez of West Sacramento will be sponsored to go to Austria! Wow, Austria for a year! Cool.

Finally hats off to the  River City  Girls J.V. and  varsity soccer teams. We are all familiar with the extreme cold and rain this past month but these girls are out there in it, practicing every day and play.

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