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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 Taylor brothers chosen for Cepeda Caribbean Classic

Richmond’s Taylor brothers chosen for Cepeda Caribbean Classic

These talented Richmond brothers have been chosen to play for Cepeda Baseball, and will represent the U.S. at the 5th Annual Caribbean Baseball Classic in the Dominican Republic from June 10 through June 17. Meshai...

Major Little League Girls Softball jamboree coming to Richmond

There's going to be a lot of young softball players in Richmond this weekend. The Little League Urban Initiative -- which operates in nearly 90 cities and is a component of Little League Baseball and...
Youth receiving tennis instruction on newly refurbished courts at MLK Park

Youth receiving tennis instruction on newly refurbished courts at MLK Park

Over 230 kids recently refined their tennis skills at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Richmond after the park’s long-dormant tennis courts received extensive repairs, according to the city. As part of an ongoing effort...

Richmond paddleboard outfitter making a splash

By Zach Chouteau Everyone in Richmond seems to appreciate living by the beckoning San Francisco Bay, but how many of us actually take the opportunity to get out on the water? Thanks to 510-Waterline, operating out...
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...

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Local girls and Chevron Richmond mentors team up to make ice cream

Here's one thing that will inspire anyone to want to be a scientist: learning to make ice cream. Eighteen members of Girls Inc. of West...
Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

An emerging 13-year-old rap artist from Richmond decided to celebrate his birthday last weekend by giving back to his community. One5mani, known to his teachers...
Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Programs from the Sandy Hook Promise initiative are coming to Contra Costa County middle and high schools aimed at preventing gun violence on school...