Category Archives: Sports

RCHS loses opener to Christian Brothers

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 3, 2014 —

River City High School’s 2014 football season opened on Friday, with a non-conference game in West Sacramento against visiting Christian Brothers.

Christian Brothers put 28 points on the board in the first quarter while cruising to a 56-7 win in the varsity match-up.

River City won the J.V. matchup 36-0.

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Cyclocross — a bike sport involving mud and obstacles — comes to West Sac riverfronton Sept 6

  West Sacramento’s Jack Hargrove, 13, trains for next month’s cyclocross event near the ziggurat.  Cyclocross bikes are related to road racing bikes but with bigger tires and other adaptations. Competitors must often carry their bikes over obstacles and impassable terrain on a cyclocross course.  (Photo courtesy of Jeff Namba.)

West Sacramento’s Jack Hargrove, 13, trains for next month’s cyclocross event near the ziggurat. Cyclocross bikes are related to road racing bikes but with bigger tires and other adaptations. Competitors must often carry their bikes over obstacles and impassable terrain on a cyclocross course. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Namba.)

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 —

FOOD TRUCKS, BEER FOR SALE AND LIVE MUSIC ALSO AT THE SITE NEAR THE ‘ZIGGURAT’ BUILDING —

The sport of “cyclocross” is coming to the West Sacramento riverfront on Sept 6.

West Sacramento’s Matthew Hargrove joined with the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce in announcing that bicycle racers of all levels are invited to sign up for the action, which begins at 10:15 a.m. at 651 Second Street, along the Riverwalk Park.

Cyclocross “is a form of bicycle racing where competitors race laps around a course featuring grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand and obstacles.” Winners are determined by elapsed time.

The inaugural West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix will take place on a closed course between the I Street and Tower bridges. Over 250 competitors are expected, and will give out cash and prizes for winners. There will be beginner’s races and “professional/expert” races.

Admission is free to spectators. There will be a pair of local bands, “Pets” and “Sneeze Attack!,” performing throughout the day, as well as food and drinks for sale from Bike Dog Brewery, DogTown and California Love Truck.

Sponsors include Cedaron.

To register, visit https://timeyourrace.com/GCX/RegMain.asp.

For more information, contact Hargrove at (916) 248-9533 or matthewhargrove@msn.com, or Meaghan Pierelli at 371-7042 or Meaghan@mail.westsacramentochamber.com.

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West Sac parks commission member packs some muscle, takes a medal

FRANCISCO CASTILLO (left) with his trainer Devon Lindner. Castillo is a Southport resident and a member of West Sacramento's parks commission who recently took up bodybuilding and won a competition medal for it. (courtesy photo)

FRANCISCO CASTILLO (left) with his trainer Devon Lindner. Castillo is a Southport resident and a member of West Sacramento’s parks commission who recently took up bodybuilding and won a competition medal for it. (courtesy photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 16, 2014 —

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Francisco Castillo, a Southport resident and a citizen member of West Sacramento’s Parks & Community Services Commission, has a new hobby. It’s working out pretty well so far.

Over the weekend, Castillo put his biceps, etc., on display at the San Jose National Physique Competition. He took third place in his class in the bodybuilding competition.

Before he started training as a body builder a year ago, Castillo hadn’t been seriously involved in any sport.

“This was something I’ve always been interested in,” he told the News-Ledger. “I wanted to set a goal of being in a competition.”

Castillo has been training at a Sacramento gym – at first on his own, but with professional trainer Devon Lindner for the past six months.

Castillo stands about 5’ 11” tall and weighs 185 pounds. Apparently, not a lot of that is body fat.

His day job is as deputy communications director for Students First, an educational reform group.   Does he intend to compete in bodybuilding again?

“Actually, I have another competition coming up on August 2nd in Sacramento,” said Castillo. “I’m booked to compete and I hope to bring home another medal to West Sacramento.”

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Soccer comes back to Raley Field

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Soccer returns to Raley Field on July 9, when defending Mexican Premier League champion Club Leon takes on second-place Club America. Visit www.raleyfield.com or the ballpark ticket office for information.

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