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RC baseball: playoff game today

Freshman Logan Funkner connects for a sacrifice fly to score a runner and cement the Raiders’ junior varsity win in extra innings. Photo by ‘Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack’

Freshman Josh Holland on the mound for the Raider junior varsity against Galt. (Photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 —

River City High’s baseball team hosted the Galt Warriors on May 1.

The RCHS varsity was led by Javi Martinez, who kept the Warriors to one run. The game was called in the Raiders’ favor when RCHS built an 11-1 lead, triggering the “10-run rule” that ended the contest early.

The River City junior varsity came from behind to tie their game in the seventh inning, sending the game to extra innings. Logan Funkner hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th to score freshman Jesus Gracia, for a 7-6 home team victory. On Thursday, the team celebrated “Senior Night” with its last home game of the season. The RCHS varsity lost to visiting El Dorado, 3-0.

[adrotate group=”9″]   But the Raiders (listed at 14-12 overall and 11-6 league play) head into the playoffs next week. Today (May 14) at 4 p.m., the team will host a visiting team (not selected at press time) in the first round of the post-season under Coach Jeff Cox. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids.

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RC player signs ‘letter of intent’

JORDAN LIGONS gives the thumbs-up after signing a letter of intent to play with a Southern California university next year (all photos are courtesy of Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 —

Jordan Ligons, a standout guard on the River City High School basketball team and an honor student to boot, shows her feelings after signing a letter of intent to attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego next fall. She signed at a ceremony at RCHS on Thursday.

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Jordan (front, left of center) with her 2011-12 teammates -- they won the first-ever RCHS league title this year. Jordan also has a 3.86 grade point average and was editor of the school newspaper. She’s also an excellent role model, reports Coach Jaime King. She will receive a scholarship.

 

Jordan Ligons (second from left) flanked by her West Sacramento parents and with Coach Jaimie King (right)

 

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Final home track meet for RCHS

Kai Hinton in the 800 meter race. Kai uniquely ran and won his race barefoot. (Photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 2, 2012 —

River City High School’s track and field match on April 25 against Galt was the final home meet of the year for RCHS.

Rayelle Ross (left) winning the 100-meter race, competing against three teammates and a runner from Galt (Photo by Memories for Generations by De’Onna Jack)

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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.

[adrotate group=”7″]   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.

[adrotate group=”9″]   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)

[adrotate group=”10″]  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.

[adrotate group=”7″]   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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