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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

James Akinjo signs national letter of intent to play for UConn

North Richmond native James Akinjo made it official on Wednesday -- following through with an earlier commitment to sign a national letter of intent to play for the University of Connecticut's basketball program next...
East Bay Soldiers focusing on 'mind and body' as new season starts

East Bay Soldiers focusing on ‘mind and body’ as new season starts

If you think you have been busy, try wearing an East Bay Soldiers uniform sometime. The local youth basketball organization's 2017-18 AAU season began Sept. 1 and has been a whirlwind of activity. We're not...

Oakland Raiders honor Kennedy High coach as Eagles clinch league title

With the Kennedy High Eagles clinching back-to-back league titles, second-year Coach George Jackson Jr. received a special honor from the Oakland Raiders this past Tuesday. Jackson Jr. was named the Raiders' "Tom Flores High School...
Community invited to annual Richmond chess tournament

Registration opens for Richmond futsal league winter season

Registration has opened for the City Of Richmond Futsal League's winter season, which starts in the first week of January. The league is offered to boys and girls teams in the age groups Under-6 (2012)...
Sign-ups open for Richmond Little League, Girls Softball

Sign-ups open for Richmond Little League, Girls Softball

Community members are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Richmond Little League and Girl's Softball programs, which practice at Nicholl Park. Sign ups, which began Oct. 1 and end in February (or when teams are...
Matt Duffy releases statement on El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

WCCUSD’s Matt Duffy addresses El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

by Matt Duffy, WCCUSD Superintendent To the Kennedy and El Cerrito Communities: The second half of the Kennedy-El Cerrito High School football game last Friday night was cancelled due to inappropriate behavior by fans. These...
Matt Duffy releases statement on El Cerrito-Kennedy game disruption

Kennedy-El Cerrito rivalry game ends at halftime due to off-field fighting

The Kennedy High versus El Cerrito High rivalry game on Friday was cut short at half-time due to fights that were occurring off the field for much of the game. The fighting among non players...
The cost of the NFL experience

The cost of the NFL experience

With the cost of parking, food and a few beers included, NFL fans attending a San Francisco 49ers game cough up on average 54-percent more than those who attend Oakland Raiders games, according to...
Salesian's James Akinjo set to make college decision today

Salesian’s James Akinjo headed to UConn

James Akinjo, the 6-foot point guard from North Richmond, announced Monday he is headed to the University of Connecticut, a school he visited on a recruiting trip over the weekend. The Salesian Pride standout's top...
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Soulful Softball Sunday hits another community home run

By Mike Kinney In its annual attempt to promote community unification, the annual Soulful Softball Sunday hit another home run yesterday. Hundreds of community members attended an afternoon of softball games at Nicholl Park in Richmond...

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WCCUSD board votes to maintain SRO funding, staff levels

WCCUSD to maintain SRO funding, staffing levels

Proposals to reduce funding levels for school resource officers (SRO) at West Contra Costa Unified schools failed to gain traction at Wednesday's Board of...
Groundbreaking ceremony set for 42-unit North Richmond project

Groundbreaking ceremony set for 42-unit North Richmond development

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday, May 3 for the Heritage House, a 42-unit multifamily affordable housing development that will be built on...
Free, family-friendly Water Safety Day set for Richmond Swim Center

Free, family-friendly Water Safety Day set for Richmond Swim Center

The community is invited to attend a free Water Safety Day this Sunday, April 29 at the Richmond Swim Center, 4300 Cutting Blvd. From noon...