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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.

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...
De Anza High football coach earns Raiders' $1K Coach of the Week honor

De Anza High football coach earns Raiders’ $1K Coach of the Week honor

De Anza High football coach Tyree Reed was honored earlier this month as the Oakland Raiders' Coach of the Week. The honor followed the Dons' first win of the season, a 22-7 road victory over...

Students get up-close look at the Oakland A’s

By Allynn McInerney Earlier this month, a group of 25 youth  from the Richmond Police Activities League, Richmond Little League and Richmond High Oilers Baseball team joined Chevron for a day with the Oakland A’s. The...
Richmond Jiu-Jitsu program helps kids combat bullying, build confidence

Richmond Jiu-Jitsu program helps kids combat bullying, build confidence

Government studies show that about 49-percent of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once. This alarming statistic was the personal experience of 9-year-old Richmond resident Omar Maldonado...
Richmond Plunge set to reopen on Feb. 1

Richmond Plunge to close for several months for repairs

The Richmond Plunge in Point Richmond will close for construction from Sept. 1 till at least the end of the year, according to city officials. The plaster on the bottom of the pool needs to...
Chevron brings local kids -- and STEM Zone -- to Oakland A's game

Chevron brings local youth and STEM Zone to Oakland A’s game

Not only did they watch the Oakland A's edge the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in a pitcher's duel on Saturday, a group of over 100 Richmond kids and their family members also watched a spectacular...
East Bay Soldiers capping successful summer with trip to China

East Bay Soldiers capping successful summer with trip to China

Following a successful few weeks for the East Bay Soldiers youth basketball program, the adventures continue next week when the organization travels with 12 kids to China. In the last two weeks, the award-winning East...
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Riders taking advantage of new Dirt World

by Mike Kinney On Monday, the Richmond Standard paid a visit to the 2.1-acre Dirt World, the East Bay's first public bike park that recently opened in Richmond. Riders are already making good use of the...
Richmond residents represent at thrilling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

Richmond residents represent at thrilling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

Thousands of people throughout Northern California attended the annual Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo on Saturday -- and once again many from Richmond represented. The nation’s lone African-American rodeo travels to dozens of cities across the...

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Dr. Mayra Padilla of Contra Costa College (photo above) about the importance of college and life experiences. Padilla received her PhD in Neuroscience from U.C. Berkeley and was a lead researcher at Stanford for a time before becoming an educator.

Apply now for Chevron’s Somos Employee Network college scholarship

For an 11th consecutive year, the Somos Employee Network at Chevron Richmond is offering $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.
Volunteers needed to clean up Richmond Little League fields

Volunteers needed to clean up Richmond Little League fields

As Richmond Little League preps for the 2019 season, its fields could use a bit of love and attention.

Payless to close all stores

By Mike Kinney Payless ShoeSource Inc. has announced plans to close all of its roughly 2,300 stores.