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RCHS tennis team starts off strong


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After dropping the season opener to visiting Cosumnes Oaks 6 to 3, the River City High School tennis team reeled off four straight wins last week.  A 9 to 1 win over Amador started the streak as boys singles players Alan Tern and Joseph Johnston led the way with 6-0,6-0 and 6-0,6-2 wins, respectively.  The mixed doubles pair of Phillip Dinh and Jessie Olsen also impressed with their 10-1 win.

A 7 to 2 road victory over Liberty Ranch came next as the Raiders dominated the doubles matches.  Matthew Tagupa and Muradan Chhay teamed for a 6-0,6-0 win at #1 boys doubles and Alex Vigil paired with Dinh to take #2 boys 6-0,6-1.  In girls doubles, Lily He and Beatrice Bui came back from a second set loss to win at #1 6-2,3-6,(10-3) and Jessica Ngo and Jasmine Benafghoul cruised to a 6-2,6-1 win at #2.  Akshay Prabhakar and Olsen won easily in mixed, 6-1,6-0.

The Bear River Bruins left West Sacramento after losing to the Raiders 7 to 2.  Lily He played her best tennis of the young season in a 6-0,6-0 win at #1 girls singles, Julia Quenga took the #2 match 6-0,6-4, and RC swept all five doubles matches again.

The week ended with an 8 to 1 win over visiting Lindhurst as Tern, He, and Quenga took care of their opponents in singles and the girls doubles pairs of Nicole Melido and Bui (6-1,6-2 at #1) and Carlie Blevins and Benafghoul (6-1,6-0 at #2) breezed past the Blazer duos.

River City’s next home match is Thursday, March 20th at 4pm against El Dorado.

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Raider girls win their home tourney

River City High School's girls varsity soccer team after their home tournament victory (courtesy photo)

River City High School’s girls varsity soccer team after their home tournament victory (courtesy photo)


River City High School’s girls soccer team won its “Raider Cup Classic” tournament held Feb. 28 and March 1.

The rainy-weekend victory came over 11 visiting varsity teams from Summerville to Nevada Union.

The Raiders faced Armijo High in the finals on Saturday. It was a game of “continuous action,” reports RCHS coach Kamal Singh, with River City prevailing 2-0.

The Raider varsity was anchored on the offense by Jaylem Crim and Keionna Claypoole; in the midfield by Andrea Salcedo, Taylor Martin and Crystal Carroll; and on defense by Annie Wampler, Valeria Salcedo, Marinna Vigil, Melissa Whitesell, Dianerick Ramirez and goalkeeper Erin Delany.

The Raiders defense yielded zero goals during the whole tournament, helping to win its preliminary tournament matches 5-0, 7-0 and 1-0.
The team lost sophomore starting center Hildelice Medina to a season-ending knee injury in the second game.

“You learn to make adjustments,” said Coach Kamal Singh later. “Soccer is a team sport, and I told the girls they had to step up to fill the void of not having Hildelice. (Winning) this tournament was no accident. These girls have been training hard and wanted to win this tournament and make River City Girls Soccer history.”

The team is off to a 7-0 start to its season.

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S.A.T. practice test for local teens


College-bound students may take a practice SAT test at noon on March 22 at the library, 1212 Merkley Avenue. Visit the library or call 375-6465 to sign up.

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Teens invited to ‘youth symposium’ at River City High School on March 8


River City High School and a local chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., will present “Partners for Progress: Working To Build Bridges for Youth,” on Saturday, March 8, at the school.

The event will focus on community partnerships supporting youth. There will be “STEM” (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, Zumba, “MESA” (math, engineering, science achievement) activities, and a workshop on being smart with money.

Students age 12-18 are welcome to participate. It’s free, and lunch is provided.

Contact Anna Trunnell, (916) 509-5122.

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Veterans Day volunteers from West Sac

LEFT TO RIGHT: Volunteers Walt James, Tom Engle, Roberta Firoved, Don Huynh of River City Interact Club, Carol Thomas, and Jack Chan of River City Interact Club. (Photo by Don Schatzel, Centennial Rotary Club)




Volunteers place live wreaths on the graves of military veterans at the Sacramento Valley National Veterans Cemetery in Dixon.  Others remove the wreaths for recycling after the holiday.

This year, on Jan. 11, it was members of the Centennial Rotary Club of West Sacramento who performed cleanup duty, along with several students from the River City High School Interact Club.

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RCHS athletes named ‘all league’


Several West Sacramento teens have been named to the “All League Teams” in the Sierra Valley Conference for fall play.

From the River City High School soccer team, Adrian Garcia and Jesus Serrano were chosen.

In football, all-league players from RCHS are Eric Beal, David Vincent, Bo Alvarez, Alex Morales, John Gray, Kevin Burkes and Malik Dumentz.

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LOCALS IN UNIFORM: two West Sac men graduate from Air Force basic training


sandoval douglas air force 2013 courtesy  Air Force Reserve Airman Douglas P. Sandoval graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Sandoval is the son of Debbie Vogel and David Sandoval, both of Sacramento.

He is a 2011 graduate of River City High School, West Sacramento.


Air Force Airman Deston K. Wagner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.



Wagner is the son of Margaret Dugger of West Sacramento.

He is a 2010 graduate of River City High School.

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