Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sports

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Soulful Softball Sunday honors legacy of Pumpsie Green

By Mike Kinney Some called it a record turnout for Soulful Softball Sunday. Organizers estimated roughly 2,500 local community members came to the annual grassroots gathering.  For a fifth year at Nicholl Park in Richmond,...

In time for U.S. Open, youth tennis program begins in Richmond

Just in time for the U.S. Open, after-school tennis begins in Richmond. From Sept. 3 through Dec. 20 at the Nicholl Park Tennis Courts, 3230 Macdonald Ave., youth ages 6 to 17 will be honing...

West County represents at Oakland A’s Native American Heritage Night

The Oakland Athletics on Tuesday celebrated Native American Heritage Night during its home game against the Milwaukee Brewers, and dozens of Native Americans from West County were there to represent. "Families travel from all over...

Bay Area Power earns silver at U.S. Open Basketball Championships

A Richmond-based youth basketball team did the Bay Area proud last weekend, bringing home the silver medal in the U.S. Open Basketball Championships in Westfield, Indiana. The Bay Area Power 12-under team of 10 boys...

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...

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