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Three from West Sac join Air Force

Airman Roderick Vongsa

Airman Roderick Vongsa

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 12, 2014 —

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

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

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

Vongsa is the son of Stacey Vongsa and Danny Keomany of West Sacramento.

He is a 2013 graduate of River City High School, West Sacramento.

 

Airman Roderick Vongsa

Airman Roderick Vongsa

Air Force Reserve Airman Davonea T. Walls graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Walls is the daughter of Natashia Jefferson of West Sacramento.

She is a 2011 graduate of River City High School.

 
Air Force Airman Esaul Perez-Aguila graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Perez-Aguila is the son of Esther and Uvaldo Perez of West Sacramento.

He is a 2013 graduate of River City High School.

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RCHS tennis team starts off strong

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 19, 2014 —

From River City
High School

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)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 12, 2014 —

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

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

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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RCHS students create ‘blankets of love’

Yakima Huerta, chairperson of the ‘Blanket of Love’ project for a River City High School student club, presents a blanket to Lola Savala (Photo & information courtesy of Charyl Silva, club advisor)

Yakima Huerta, chairperson of the ‘Blanket of Love’ project for a River City High School student club, presents a blanket to Lola Savala
(Photo & information courtesy of Charyl Silva, club advisor)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 12, 2014 —

Inspired after hearing about a project in which volunteers made scarves, in silence, for charity, the Interact Club at River City High School decided to do something similar.

  Students in the club started “Blankets of Love,” joining in silent meditation or prayer while cutting and double-knotting pieces of fleece into blankets to give to those in need.

   They were taught the blanket-making technique by Patty Gianatasio.

   The student club is sponsored by the city’s two Rotary chapters and advised by local chiropractor Charyl Silva.

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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)

 

 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 22, 2014 —

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’

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — DEC 18, 2013 —

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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