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The Richmond Standard is your destination for sports news from around the Richmond, CA area. Local Richmond news about athletes, the latest about school teams and more – browse our sports-related news below.

Salesian's James Akinjo looking for new school after UConn coach's firing

Salesian’s James Akinjo looking for new school after UConn coach’s firing

North Richmond native and Salesian College Prep basketball star James Akinjo is no longer committed to attending the University of Connecticut after the Huskies fired its coach, Kevin Ollie. After Ollie was fired March 10,...
Richmond-trained MMA fighter wins pro debut overseas

Richmond-trained MMA fighter wins pro debut overseas

By Zach Chouteau The ‘Rich Life’ dropped by the thriving Omni Movement martial arts training facility Tuesday to chat with an up-and-coming young MMA fighter who recently won his pro debut in Taiwan—in impressive fashion. Khai...
Important week in WCCUSD spring sports

Mayor Tom Butt’s ‘community fund’ offers grants to youth teams, leagues

Organizers of athletics teams and leagues in Richmond are encouraged to apply for grants from the annual Richmond Mayor's Community Fund. The mayor re-launched the grant program after taking office in 2015 in order to...

Richmond High boys soccer reaches NorCal title game, falls to Alisal

The Richmond High Oilers took another dream season all the way to the inaugural Northern California Division II championship game last weekend, falling to Alisal High-Salinas 3-1 in the finale. The championship loss can do...
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2018 Richmond Little League season opens with fun parade

by Mike Kinney Hundreds of youth ball players and their supporters marched the streets from Richmond City Hall to Nicholl Park on Saturday for the 2018 Richmond Little League Baseball & Girls Softball Opening Day...
Another stellar Richmond High boys soccer season continues

Another stellar Richmond High boys soccer season continues

The Richmond High boys soccer team has enjoyed an historic year that just got better with its 2-1 win over Antelope in the first round of the inaugural CIF Northern California Soccer Division II...
Salesian boys, girls win respective NCS titles

Salesian boys, girls win respective NCS titles

The Salesian College Preparatory boys and girls basketball teams won their respective North Coast Section Division III championship tournaments on Saturday. The top-seeded Salesian girls overcame Cardinal Newman 50-46 in a tight contest at St....
The Richmond Tenacity, new AAU basketball program, launches

The Richmond Tenacity, new AAU basketball program, launches

A new AAU girls basketball program has formed in Richmond with an eye-catching name. Introducing The Richmond Tenacity Basketball Academy. The youth program was formed by Jeff Jaymot, head coach of the Richmond High girls varsity...
Salesian basketball coach nets 500th career win

Salesian basketball coach nets 500th career win

Salesian boys basketball coach Bill Mellis won his 500th game win in his 20th season with the Pride, and has lost 150 games, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday. The school confirmed the report on...
Richmond native named interim CEO of Dallas Mavericks

Richmond native named interim CEO of Dallas Mavericks

Richmond native Cynthia "Cynt" Marshall was named the interim CEO of the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Mavs Head Coach Rick Carlisle called Marshall "dynamic," "charismatic" and "extremely smart." She's the founder of Marshalling Resources, a...

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Richmond Promise hiring 10 college interns

The Richmond Promise College Scholarship program is hiring 10 College Summer Associates through Americorps VISTA. The paid interns will develop their leadership, teamwork and project...
On 19th anniversary of Columbine, walk-in held at Verde Elementary

On 19th anniversary of Columbine, walk-in held at Verde Elementary

To commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine mass shooting, teachers, students and public officials staged a "walk-in" at Verde Elementary Friday morning. California Teachers...

Las Montañas Supermarket invita a la comunidad a su fiesta del 25 aniversario

Las Montañas Supermarket en San Pablo, proveedor de una gran selección de comidas y alimentos auténticos mexicanos, invita a la comunidad a su celebración...