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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.

Richmond's Candy Cane Classic set for Dec. 7-9

Richmond’s Candy Cane Classic set for Dec. 7-9

The community is encouraged to come cheer for their young neighbors as they compete in the 2018 Candy Cane Classic Basketball Tournament in Richmond. The annual tournament, which takes place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9,...
North Richmond's Akinjo making Georgetown basketball 'fun again'

James Akinjo making Georgetown basketball ‘fun again’

James Akinjo, a Salesian College Prep alum from North Richmond, is "making basketball fun again for the Hoyas," according to one sportswriter. The "6-foot guard James Akinjo is a player that looks like he’s going...
Two El Cerrito baseball players commit to Grambling University

2 El Cerrito High baseball stars commit to Grambling State

Two stars on El Cerrito High's baseball team have signed letters of intent to attend and play for Grambling State University, according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). In front of family,...
Richmond native Kenneth Walker III now star of children's book

Richmond native Kenneth Walker III star of children’s book

Richmond native and professional football player Kenneth Walker III has lots going on. Walker, who starred as a football player at Kennedy High, UCLA and played briefly for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has joined the Arizona...
Chess Month in Richmond to bring festival, other opportunities to play

Chess Month in Richmond bringing festival, more opportunities to play

In celebration of Chess Month in Richmond during the month of October, a lot more opportunities to play chess are coming to the city. That includes The Chess Month in Richmond Festival on Saturday, Oct....
Adarius Pickett leading UCLA Bruins in tackles ahead of Cal game

Adarius Pickett leading UCLA Bruins in tackles

Adarius Pickett has clearly blossomed as UCLA's star safety. The El Cerrito High grad from Richmond leads the Bruins with 61 tackles and ranks second in the Pac-12 Conference with 12.2 tackles per game. And he's...
Pinole Valley QB DeMari Davis named Cal-Hi Sports offensive player of week

Pinole Valley High QB named Cal-Hi Sports offensive player of week

Pinole Valley High star quarterback DeMari Davis has been named the Cal-Hi Sports Northern California Offensive Player of the Week after leading his team to its best start since 2010 with a 7-0 record...
Richmond United Lobos U13 win Silicon Valley Cup

Richmond United Lobos U13 win Silicon Valley Cup

The Richmond United Lobos U-13 soccer team won the Silicon Valley Cup's premiere division last weekend, going undefeated. The Lobos won the three bracket games they played in the large Fremont tournament final by scores...
Pinole Valley High coach named Oakland Raiders' Coach of the Week

Pinole Valley High coach named Oakland Raiders’ Coach of the Week

Last week, former Oakland Raiders running back Charlie Smith stopped by Pinole Valley High -- along with a $1,000 check from the NFL team. That's because Spartans head coach Luke Bodwin earned the Oakland Raiders'...
Richmond native named director of scouting, game prep for UTEP basketball

Richmond native named director of scouting, game prep for UTEP basketball

A Richmond native has been named director of scouting and game prep for the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)'s men's basketball program, the school has announced. Jerry Brown, a standout basketball player at...

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Over 650 served at 71st Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party

By Mike Kinney After 71 consecutive years, the Charles Reid Foundation Christmas Party hasn’t skipped a beat. Over 650 attendees received toys and clothing during the...
49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native's 4th annual toy drive

49ers, Giants greats join Richmond native’s annual toy drive

Thanks to Stephen Ashford's 4th annual toy drive, kids in need in Richmond and East Palo Alto will have some cheer this holiday season. The...
Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

Bridge Holiday Open House delivers art, merriment and more

By Kathy Chouteau Bridge Storage and ArtSpace’s Holiday Open House and Block Party on Saturday touted “The More the Merrier” as its art exhibition mantra,...