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RCHS dance recital on Friday

Volleyball finishes tied for fourth

Amanda McGuffey seen in action for the River City High JV team on Oct. 31, 2011, against Cosumnes Oaks

Amanda McGuffey seen in action for the JV Team (photo by DE'ONNA JACK



River City High School’s volleyball team played their Cosumnes Oaks on Oct. 31.    The freshman squad had the night off. The Raider junior varsity lost 2-0, while the Varsity won in 5 by a final of 3-2.

Tiffany Monroy,  seen in action for the River City High School varsity volleyball team on Oct. 31, 2011, against Cosumnes Oaks  (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

Tiffany Monroy, seen in action for the Varsity Team (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

The team played its final game of the season on Nov. 2 at Liberty Ranch. The RCHS frosh won 2-0, while the j.v. and varsity teams each lost their match.

The 2011 team tied for fourth place in league standings.

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High score for RCHS senior


NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 2, 2011 —

River City High School’s Alana Csaposs has received a “letter of commendation” from the National Merit Scholarship Program.

According to the school, she is among the 50,000 highest-testing students from over 1.5 million nationwide who took the PSAT last year. That test is a precursor to the SAT test taken by many college-bound seniors.

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Four point loss for RCHS — but headed for playoffs

Uriah Clark, always a leading ball carrier for the Raider varsity squad, with the handoff from Tucker McAmoil (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)


On Friday, River City High School played its final football game of the regular season at home against the Union Mine Diamondbacks.

Aaron Tyson of the River City JV team, playing defense and breaking up a pass (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

Both the junior varsity and varsity games were very close, with Union Mine edging out River City J.V. by two points and edging out the River City varsity by 4.

The Raider junior varsity team was down early in the game by 14 points and fought their way back to tie the game up at the half. However, Union Mine would eventually go on to score a few more touchdowns and win the game by a final score of 36-34.

Scoring for River City were  Bo Alvarez, who had 2 TD’s, one for 17 yards and another for 14 yards.  Aaron Tyson had a 2 yard TD run and a 31 yard TD run, while Jamal Williams ran for a 95 yard TD.  The JV Team ended the season with an overall record of  6-4.

  In the varsity game, River City’s defense did a good job of defending Sean Tow, the state’s leading rusher.  Raider quarterback Tucker McAmoil was 6 for 11, passing for a 158 yards;  Malik Dumetz had five receptions for a total of 95 yards; Andrew Dutra had two receptions for a total of 63 yards (the longest of which was for 45 yards);  Tevita Mafi scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone and Uriah Clark has 8 carries for a 125 yards with 2 TD’s.

But Union Mine prevailed 24-20.

Uriah Clark finished the season with 1,054 yards rushing for the Raiders, and 13 touchdowns.

The varsity team finished the season with an overall record of 5-5.

The Raiders have secured a spot in the playoffs and will travel to Elk Grove on Fridayto face Elk Grove, which went 10-0 in its regular season season.

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Wolfpack gets the better of Raiders

ABOVE: Joey Beall, varsity quarterback for River City gets play instructions from Interim Head Coach Chris Baker (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)


River City High School’s football team played host to the visiting Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack on Friday, Oct. 28.

The Cosumnes Oaks JV team outscored River City, holding them to just 12 points.

Scoring for River City were #13, Jamal Williams with a 55-yard TD run and #56, Robert Aiello with a two-yard TD. Final score 39-12.

The Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack varsity team broke open a close game with three second-half touchdowns, for a 25-7 win over the River City Raiders.

Jamal Williams on his 55 yard TD run for the Raider junior varsity squad (photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

River City took a brief 7-6 lead in the third quarter on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Joey Beall to Mark Dutra.

However, the Wolfpack responded with a TD on their next possession and never looked back. Turnovers and penalties consistently slowed the Raider offense and provided Cosumnes Oaks with good field position.

The Raiders will conclude their season with a home game this Friday, against Union Mine and the state’s leading rusher, Sean Tow. — from DE’ONNA JACK

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Coach Bustamante suspended after allegation

NEWS-LEDGER – Oct. 18, 2011 online –

By Steve Marschke

News-Ledger, Editor

River City High’s head football coach is on paid administrative leave while school officials investigate a complaint that he “inappropriately touched” a female student. Coach Arturo (“Art”) Bustamante is a social studies teacher at the school, as well as second-year head coach for football.

The school reported the complaint to the West Sacramento Police Department, Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the W.S.P.D. told the News-Ledger on Monday.

“The allegation came out on the 11th,” he said. “They said, ‘we have an allegation of a teacher and a student, and it’s a ‘touching’ allegation.’ As far as we’re concerned, we took an incident report and it’s been forwarded to the District Attorney’s office. We didn’t do anything further.”

  Police didn’t feel they had enough information to warrant an arrest, and it’s now up to the D.A.’s office to decide if further action is needed.

Dayton Gilleland, superintendent of the Washington Unified School District, said the district is also investigating.

Coach Art Bustamante (2010 News-Ledger file photo)

“There is an ongoing investigation underway,” said Gilleland. “We have (placed Bustamante) on paid administrative leave pending this investigation. There’s no disciplinary action that’s been taken.”

Bustamante did not immediately respond to a phone call to his home or to an email from the News-Ledger.

The “touching” complaint came from a female student at the school who is a minor, said Sockman.

Bustamante is the former junior varsity football coach at the school. He took over head coach duties last year. The squad reversed its recent fortunes, winning narly every game it played and making it to the playoffs. This year, the team is 4-3.

Athletic Director Char Ghio declined to answer several emailed questions, including the question of who is now coaching the team. — referring questions to the district office.  But Superintendent Gilleland said it was his understanding that Assistant Coach Baker is holding the reins.

Raiders take Liberty Ranch into OT

Raider Tucker McAmoil drops back for a pass in Friday’s varsity game (Photos by DE’ONNA JACK)

NEWS-LEDGER – OCT 12, 2011 –

River City High’s football squad traveled to Galt last Friday evening to take on high-scoring Liberty Ranch in the Hawks’ homecoming game.
Liberty Ranch’s JV team dominated River City, winning by a final score of 47-6, with Iszir Price scoring the only River City touchdown. The score came on a pass from quarterback Corey Lane for a 60 yard touchdown play.
      The RCHS varsity team  ended up on the short end of a heartbreaking, 29-28 overtime loss.
The first half was an offensive back-and-forth affair, with Liberty holding a slim 21-19 lead. The Raiders tied the score in the 3rd quarter with a safety coming on a punt return.
The Hawks missed two field goals, the last one being a 31 yard attempt with 28 seconds remaining, and that sent the game into overtime.

Iszir Price of the RCHS jayvees makes the catch and heads for a touchdown on a 60-yard play last Friday (Photo by DE’ONNA JACK)

River City scored first on a ten yard pass and extra point to take a 28-21 lead. Liberty then scored on a reverse and decided to go for a two point conversion. A sweep around left end was good, ending the game at 29-28.
Halfback Uriah Clark had a inspirational game for the Raiders. He rushed for 184 yards on 20 carries, often dragging Hawk defenders along the way. Raider quarterback Tucker McAmoil was 6-11 for 109 yards and three TD’s. Defensive tackle Tevita Mafi, linebacker William Leggat and defensive end Junior Chean led the way for the Raider defense.

An obviously disappointed Head Coach Art Bustamante had this to say after the game:
“This is a tough one to swallow. But I’m so impressed with how our team competed. We played with toughness and passion. It just didn’t go our way.”
The Raiders have a bye next week and will face Galt Warriors in Galt on October 21.
— Information from DE’ONNA JACK

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