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Raider girls beat El Dorado, take record to 19-1

The Raider girls basketball team met league rival El Dorado last night at the RCHS gym. Entering the game, both were undefeated in league play.
The Raiders earned a 41-32 victory, going to 5-0 in league play and taking their record to 19-1 overall. More in Wednesday’s News-Ledger.

Union Mine gets best of Raiders

RCHS sophomore Jake Pridmore with the steal, Jake also had two 3-point plays late in the game to help his j.v. team to a win (Photos by De’Onna Jack)


RCHS frosh action against Union Mine (by De'Onna Jack)


On Friday, the River City High School Boys Basketball faced the Union Mine Diamondbacks.

The River City freshman and JV teams won, while varsity dropped to Union Mine. The Raider Freshman won 50-37.

In the JV Game, RC was losing late in the game and with some 3 point plays, a steal and some good pressing defense, River City went ahead and held on to a 55-50 win. The RCHS JV high scorer was Richard Dasilva  with 20 points.

The Raider varsity team lost by a final of 63-47. RCHS varsity high scorers were Jose Chacon with 23 points and Malik Dumetz with 10. The boys will be home again Tuesday, January 24, against Vista del Lago.

The varsity is 7-11 overall.

Sophomore Malik Dumetz in action for the RCHS varsity (photo by De'Onna Jack)

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RCHS: help ‘pack the house’ Friday

Jasmine Madronio for the Raider JV team, in play against Liberty Ranch, Jasmine scored 20 points. (Photo by De’Onna Jack)


Dipika Dutt in action for the River City freshmen against Liberty Ranch (Photo by De’Onna Jack)


On Jan. 11, River City High School girls basketball faced the Liberty Ranch Hawks.

The RCHS freshman team fell to the Hawks by a score of 31-28, while the JV and Varsity teams were both victorious.

The Raider Junior varsity beat the Hawks 51-29, and the RCHS varsity won 62-29. The Raiders’ varsity record improved to 18-1 overall and they remain at the top of their conference.

The Raiders host El Dorado High on Friday night at RCHS. Each team is 4-0 in league play, and the River City athletic department has called on the West Sacramento community to help fill the gym with fans to cheer on the Raiders at the match. Varsity game time is 7:30 p.m., and there will be a special ticket price of $2.

RCHS sophomore Tori Torres in action for the varsity team, Tori had 9 points in the game against Liberty Ranch. Teammate Jordan Ligons also had 9 points, and Katie King scored 20 during the evening (Photos by De’Onna Jack)

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Wins keep Raiders on top of SVC

RCHS Senior Jordan Ligons with the layup against Cosumnes Oaks. Jordan was the leading varsity scorer with 16 points, followed by Katie King who had 13 points. (Photo by DE'ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 11, 2012 —

On Jan. 6, the Raider girls basketball squad played host to Galt Warriors.

The freshman team again had the night off. The JV and varsity teams both dominated Galt and won by convincing margins.

The River City junior varsity squad won, 71-17. Leading scorers for the Raider JVs were Makaila Robinson with 13 and Jershaun Hollie with 12

The prior week, the Raider varsity prevailed 70-25. Leading scorers for RCHS varsity were Katie King with 14 and Isabella Gomez with 11.

On Wednesday, January 4, the RCHS  faced theCosumnes Oaks Wolfpack.

River City’s freshman team did not play; however, JV and varsity teams played and were both victorious.

RCHS Sophomore Jasmine Madronio of the J.V. team, taking the shot against Cosumnes Oaks (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

Final Scores: JV Game 48-19 (W) Varsity Game 65-39 (W) With the varsity team win on Jan. 6, they  improved their overall record to 15-1, and were the leader in both the SVC division and section.


Senior Isabella Gomez in action for the RCHS varsity against Galt (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)



Coach Bustamante is charged


FIRST UPDATE: 11:20 a.m. Jan. 12

The Yolo D.A. recently filed criminal charges against former RCHS teacher and varsity football coach Arturo Bustamante, who was on paid leave for several months after a report he “inappropriately touched” a female student at the school.

RCHS Teacher/Coach Arturo Bustamante

According to the Yolo County District Attorney’s office, Bustamante is accused of several felony and misdemeanor counts of “lewd and lascivious acts” and “child molestation” involving four students, age about 15-16, in 2010-2011.

The D.A.’s office has requested a warrant, and if successful, arrangements could be made for Bustamante to turn himself in voluntarily for arrest.

“His range of sentence if convicted is probation with up to one year in County jail to 4 years 4 months in prison,” said Jonathan Raven, Chief Deputy District Attorney, in an emailed statement.

The Washington Unified School District reports that Bustamante is now on “compulsory leave of absence pending the outcome of the matter.”

The News-Ledger will follow up with more details as they become available.

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Girls’ volleyball standouts

Varsity award winners: Jaliyah Dramera, Brianna Mondia, Kendra Thomas and Desiree Carbullido


River City High School’s volleyball celebrated its team awards in November after the end of their season. Honorees were:

Varsity and Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) Awards
Most Inspirational Player – Junior, Jaliyah Dramera
Most Valuable Player and SVC All League – Sophomore, Brianna Mondia

SVC Honorable Mention – Junior, Kendra Thomas
SVC Honorable Mention – Junior, Desiree J. Carbullido
Most Improved Player – Junior, Arielle Pascua (not pictured)

JV Awards:
Most Valuable Player – Freshman, Julie Staffler
Most Inspirational Player – Freshman, Ashlend Rodriguez
Coach’s Award – Sophomore, Gaocheng Yang (not pictured)

Freshman Awards:
Most Valuable and Most Inspirational Player – Freshman, Jenna Martinez
Most Valuable Player – Freshman, Caroline Murzin

Head coach is Tammy Bacon.

Junior varsity award winners: Julie Staffler and Ashlend Rodriguez


Jenna Martinez and Caroline Murzin, RCHS frosh volleyball honorees (photos courtesy of RCHS volleyball)











Students, volunteers plant trees in Yolo nature preserve

Cache Creek Nature Preserve will monitor and support newly planted trees (Courtesy of the County of Yolo)

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 21, 2011 —

From Beth Gabor
Yolo County Information Officer

On Dec. 13, the Cache Creek Conservancy, the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Center for Land-Based Learning partnered to plant 200 native trees and shrubs on the grounds of Yolo County’s Cache Creek Nature Preserve in Western Yolo County.  Follow up instruction on tree identification, monitoring techniques and how to use handheld GPS devices will be provided in February.

“This collaborative project illustrates the potential for local students to play a central role in positive work for the environment, while learning about career opportunities,” said Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain in a county press release.

  The Cache Creek Conservancy, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the restoration of the lower Cache Creek corridor, manages the Cache Creek Nature Preserve which is owned by Yolo County.  The conservancy coordinated the tree planting and maintains all plantings for a period of three years.

The Sacramento Tree Foundation, whose mission is to grow healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by building the best regional urban forest in the nation, provided the native trees and shrubs and assisted with the planting, including instructional demonstrations.  The foundation will assist with the educational program in February.

The Center for Land-Based Learning is dedicated to creating the next generation of farmers and teaching youth about the importance of agriculture and watershed conservation.  The center’s SLEWS (Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship) program teaches high school students about habitat restoration and protection while working on active projects.  By including students in habitat restoration, SLEWS addresses the need for healthier land and more wildlife habitat, and instills conservation and stewardship values in high school students.

Yolo County’s Cache Creek Nature Preserve is open to the public 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  A weekend open day is held on the third Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  For more information about these programs, contact:

Cache Creek Conservancy, Lynnel Pollock/Christopher Gardner, (530) 661-1070, cgardner@yolo.com

Sacramento Tree Foundation, Kelly Rathburn, (916) 924-8733, kelly@sactree.com

Center for Land-Based Learning, Nina Suzuki, (530) 795-1544, nina@landbasedlearning.org

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