Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sports

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.

Affeldt joins Jr. Giants, Chevron for Science of Baseball clinic

A three-time World Series champion stopped by the baseball field at Nicholl Park in Richmond to meet the young talent on Monday, and he was certainly impressed. “This is a little different from what I...
Baseball great Shooty Babitt coaching local youth during a training in Richmond in 2014.

Youth invited to join Shooty Babitt at Oakland A’s game

Local youth ages 9 to 13 are invited to take part in a weekend of baseball with Shooty Babitt during which they will attend the Oakland A's game against the Texas Rangers this Saturday...
Richmond-raised Pumpsie Green, first black Boston Red Sox player, dies

Richmond-raised Pumpsie Green, first black Boston Red Sox player, remembered

The baseball community, and also the Richmond community, are paying tribute to Pumpsie Green, who died Wednesday at Kaiser San Leandro at the age of 85. Elijah Jerry Green was the first African-American player to...

Renovation of JFK Park basketball courts complete

All week, David Castro has been taking his kids on walks past John F. Kennedy Park at Cutting Blvd. and S. 41st Street, eagerly awaiting for the renovation of its basketball courts to be...
Pilot program to offer community access to Helms Middle sports fields

Limited community access to Helms Middle sports fields planned

San Pablo City Council on Monday approved a 32-week pilot program allowing long-desired community access to the sports fields at Helms Middle School. The city is working with the West Contra Costa Unified School District...

U.S. women’s soccer star’s contribution to Kennedy High

A star athlete helping the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team chase its World Cup dreams in France, has also been helping to make a difference in a college readiness program at Kennedy High in...
Salesian’s Angel Jackson rises to occasion

Salesian’s Angel Jackson rises to occasion

Yet again, Angel Jackson scores a commanding double-double. And so her proud coach, Steve Pezzola, reaches out to his occasional “texting buddy” – Jackson’s mother. “And her mom would say, ‘She missed two free throws,’”...
Local elementary schools find success on basketball court

New league a swish for local elementary schools

In the end, the final score -- 24-17 -- failed to fully capture the championship game’s drama and importance. The Coronado Elementary Cougars, who were the defending league champs, had, in fact, found itself trailing...
Kennedy High hosts 1st Invitational Special Education Track Meet

Kennedy High hosts 1st Invitational Special Education Track Meet

It may have flown by as quick as 100-meter dash. But it was such a good experience, it's coming back next year. Last Friday, Kennedy High and El Cerrito High jointly held the 1st Invitational...
Richmond adult softball league promotes health and community

Richmond adult softball league promotes health and community

By Mike Kinney Whether your goal is to spend time with friends, exercise or revisit old glory days, Nicholl Park’s softball fields have dozens of Richmond residents covered this summer. We recently stopped by the Adult...

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Richmond artist’s portraits challenge perceptions

By Mike Kinney Longtime Richmond resident and artist Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez can paint stunning portraits in just four hours -- or less. It's a talent that is...
East Brother Beer Co. Summer Classic packs the pub

East Brother Beer’s annual Summer Classic Car Show set for Sunday

Delicious beers and sweet cars. The pairing deserves an annual celebration, and that's why we're thankful for East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond. The fun...
Five people displaced in two-alarm fire on S. 47th Street

Man upset over illegally parked cars calls false emergency to 911

A man who called a false emergency to 911 in Richmond Tuesday hoping that authorities would investigate illegally parked cars could face a criminal...