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Free: RCHS plays at Raley Field
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER
Raley Field will play host again to a round of high school baseball games this spring. The River City High School team from West Sacramento will be at the minor league park to take on Linden High on April 13. The junior varsity matchup is at 4 p.m. and varsity plays at 7:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free; teams will be selling River Cats tickets as a fundraiser. Visit www.rivercats.com/highschool.
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RCHS tennis off to winning start
NEWS-LEDGER — March 6, 2013 —
From River City
The River City High School Tennis Team defeated both Amador and Bear River 7 to 2 and then opened Sierra Valley Conference (SVC) action with a 9-0 shutout of Union Mine to start the 2013 season a perfect 3 and 0.
At Amador, Lily He and Edward Xu won their #2 singles matches and the visitors swept all five doubles contests. In the girls’ pairs, Sarah Yang and Sonia Bola took the top spot 8-2 while Nicole Melido teamed with Julia Quenga for an 8-0 win at #2. On the boys side, Matthew Tagupa and Akshay Prabhakar earned an 8-3 victory at #1 and Ben Gerelkhuu and Muradan Chhay overcame a slow start to win 8-5. Lina Vang and Amran Khan cruised to an 8-0 shutout in mixed doubles.
[adrotate group=”7″] Up in Lake of the Pines against Bear River, Cindy Oseguera led the way with a 10-2 win in the top girls singles position and Lily He won 10-4 at #2. Gerelkhuu provided a 10-4 victory at #2 boys. Tagupa teamed up with Bola to take mixed doubles 10-2 and Sarah Yang partnered with Lina Vang to dominate #1 girls doubles 10-1. In boys doubles, Xu and Prabhakar won 10-3 while Khan and Phillip Dinh cruised 10-1.
The season’s home opener was also the first SVC match of the young season and the host Raiders came out well-prepared. Michael Lee took care of the top boys singles match 6-4,6-3 and Xu won at #2 6-1,7-5. These were the two closest matches of the day as He won 6-2,6-2 at #1 girls singles and Bola rolled 6-0,6-1 at #2. In doubles, RC lost total of just seven games in ten sets. Khan and Tagupa won 6-1,6-1 at #1 boys and Dinh and Prabhkar scored a perfect 6-0,6-0 “double bagel” at #2. On the girls side, Oseguera and Sarah Yang (#1) and Melido and Lina Vang (#2) each posted 6-2,6-0 wins. Chhay and Ger Yang breezed through mixed 6-1,6-0.
Next up for RC will be nonleague matches tomorrow (March 7th) at Lincoln, Friday the 8th at home against Bret Harte, Monday the 11th at home vs. Delhi, and then back to SVC play in a home match against Galt on Tuesday the 12th. Matches begin at 4:00 p.m.
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Tryouts for youth soccer team
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —
Tryouts for West Sac Soccer, a competitive program, are scheduled for Saturdays Feb. 23 and March 9. Tryouts will be held at River City High School.
[adrotate group=”9″] Tryout times: male and female athletes born August 8/1/2002 to 7/31/2003 meet from 9-10:30 a.m.; 8/1/99 – 7/31/2001, 10:30-noon; 8/1/97-7/31/99, 1-2:30 p.m.; and before 8/1/97, 2:30-4 p.m. For information, email WestSacCompSoccer@gmail.com. $125 fee for season (no additional fees for coaches, trainers or fields).
Things I won’t miss about the Kings
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 16, 2013 —
As I write this, the less-than-beloved Maloof family have apparently sold the Sacramento Kings to a group of wealthy Seattle, Washington investors headed by some hedge fund guy named Chris Hansen. The selling price appears to be about $525 million, which should go a long way in helping the Maloofs pay off about $200 million in debts they have racked up over the years while owning the Kings, not to mention the $6 or $7 million they say they are going to lose on this year’s operation of the team. Other possible buyers are also trying to match or top that offer, but one way or another, it looks like the Kings will finally be leaving Sacramento in the not too distant future.
Looking back on the history of the Kings, it seems like they were always having serious money problems and demanding that the taxpayers of the City of Sacramento foot most of the bill. I remember Jim Thomas (the guy who owned the Kings before he sold them to the Maloof brothers) at one point wanting a $60 million loan from the city and their help in passing a $145 million bond measure so he could build himself a new arena, and if the city didn’t fork over, he was going to move the team. And the Maloofs, of course, have been threatening to move the Kings out of Sacramento and to greener (as in dollars) pastures for ages.
To tell you the truth, as exciting as the Kings once were back in the days of Vlade Divac, Chris Webber, Peja Stojakovic, and “White Chocolate” himself, Jason Williams, I’m not really all that sad to see them go. The Maloofs (or any new owners willing to keep the Kings in town) would only continue to demand more millions from the already cash-strapped City of Sacramento to make possible that seemingly universal demand of all professional basketball teams – a shiny new arena with all the bells and whistles paid for by someone other than themselves.
There was a time when I considered myself to be a pretty loyal Sacramento Kings fan, even though decent seats cost $50 or more and that was just the tip of the iceberg. It also cost a small fortune for parking, bad food at the concession stands, and a few souvenirs for the kids. In fact, by the time my family and I had finished watching a Kings’ game and were stuck in all that traffic trying to get back to West Sacramento, I had easily spent over $250, which is not exactly a cheap family night out on the town.
Anyway, although I somehow managed to live through the days of Billy Owens and Olden Polynice and God only knows how many other not-ready-for-prime-time Kings players, the straw that actually broke my back had to do with a little argument I had with my wife at the last Kings game I ever attended, and it went a little something like this:
“Are you hungry?” asked my wife, noting that it was close to 7 pm and neither one of us had eaten very much for dinner before we left for the game.
“Not really,” I said, “but I am a little thirsty. And since we are in these fancy seats tonight (a friend had generously let us use his season tickets) instead of up in the nose bleed section like usual, I think I’ll ask that waitress to get us something to drink the next time she strolls by.”
“Good idea,” said my wife, digging through her purse and handing me $5. “Get me a bottle of water, okay?”
“Are you kidding?” I asked. “A bottle of water can’t possibly cost $5.”
“I bet it does.” And sure enough (including a little tip for the waitress), it did.
So, a little after halftime, long after my wife and I had finished our $5 bottles of water, we found ourselves thirsty again.
“I’ll go and get us Cokes or something,” I said, “although God only knows how much that will cost.”
“But I just want water,” insisted my wife.
“No way am I paying another $10 for two small bottles of water!”
“Would you stop being so cheap, Daryl. You didn’t even have to pay for the seats tonight.”
“I don’t care, it’s the principle of the thing. Here, give me your empty water bottle and I’ll go fill it up at a water fountain.”
“There are no water fountains in here, Daryl. They want you to buy beer and cokes and bottled water when you get thirsty. They wouldn’t make any money if everyone was hanging out at drinking fountains.”
[adrotate group=”9″] “Okay,” I said, determined not to be ripped off any more than necessary by the Maloofs, “then I’ll just take our empty bottles, find a men’s lavatory, and fill them up with water from one of the sinks.”
“What?” demanded my wife, her face suddenly full of horror.
“Now I know for sure they’ve got bathrooms with sinks to wash your hands in this place, even if they don’t have water fountains. I’ll even let the faucet run for a good long time so the water is nice and cold.”
“Daryl, there is no way in the world I’m going to drink Arco Arena men’s restroom water!”
“But why not? I’m going to be getting it out of a sink, not a toilet.”
With that, my wife was up and out of her seat and on her way to purchase her own ridiculously over-priced container of non-bathroom water.
“Okay, okay,” I shouted after her, “then how about this? You can fill up the empty bottles with water from a sink in the women’s bathroom?”
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Got a little ‘Dinger’ in you?
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 23, 2013 —
The Sacramento River Cats announced yesterday they are searching for enthusiastic seasonal “Cat Crew” members who “have a desire to entertain and create memories for River Cats fans,” with auditions set for Saturday, Jan. 26, at Raley Field.
[adrotate group=”10″] In addition to implementing promotions during home games, the “Cat Crew” will assist in off-site community events, perform as mascots during River Cats games, and assist in all between-inning entertainment throughout the summer at Raley Field.
Applicants should possess strong teamwork skills, have a “high energy” personality and meet other requirements, said the River Cats. Experience in dance or cheerleading is “preferred but not required.
To audition, go to Raley Field on Saturday, Jan. 26 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.. All applicants must bring a resume, and will have 90 seconds to entertain the judges in an “American Idol-style” audition.
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RCHS volleyball presents annual awards
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 21, 2012 —
The River City High School Volleyball awards banquet was held last Wednesday, reports Coach Tammy Bacon.
Among the honorees for the 2012 squad:
Freshman awards went to Most Valuable Player, Amanda Tyson, and MVP & Most Inspirational Player , Jordan Criswell.
For the junior varsity, Most Valuable Player was Taylor Jacky, Most Improved Playerwas Gabriella Mistler and the Coach’s Award went to Jenna Martinez.
Most Valuable Player: Michaela Faaifo
Most Inspirational Player: Arielle Pascua
Most Improved Player: Amanda McGuffey
Varsity leadership awards went to team captains Desiree Carbullido, Jaliyah Dramera and Kendra Thomas, and to team manager Arielle Pascua.
Varsity All League honorable mentions were Desiree Carbullido, Julie Staffler and Michaela Faaifo.
Tia McLeod was Varsity All League player.
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Train to help in emergencies
[adrotate group=”4″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —
The West Sacramento Fire Department is looking for volunteers to serve on its Certified Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Citizens are trained to assist in a disaster, learning skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations.
The next round of training begins Jan. 15. For information, call 617-4600 or www.wscert.org.
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