Stephen Hobbs

Oilers tie Salesian, continue unbeaten streak

A cold, windy and rainy match against Salesian resulted in a 0-0 tie for the Richmond High boys soccer team. After a week in which they won their first three games of the season, all consecutively, the Oilers returned to the type of play that has frustrated co-head coach Jasko Begovic. “Too complacent, too cute,” Begovic said. “Way too cute.” Still, the Oilers’ record now sits at 3-2-4, much improved from the 0-2-3 record of a week and a half…

Still looking for first win, Oilers perform better against Salesian

The Oilers’ home match against Salesian on Thursday night turned out to be another loss, 1-0, but it was a much-improved effort all around by the Richmond squad, particularly the Oiler’s goalkeeper Eleana Ellner. “I just felt really confident,” said Ellner, after the game. “And my team was playing really well and that made me feel better.” Playing goalie for the Richmond girl’s soccer team is not an easy task. The Oilers have yet to win one game this season,…

Chevron’s pipe repair review consistent with industry standard, city expert says

The city’s metallurgical consultant wrote in a report submitted to City Manager Bill Lindsay Tuesday afternoon that Chevron’s choice of piping to replace the No. 4 crude unit at the Richmond refinery is “consistent with industry standards.” Chevron submitted plans detailing recommendations for repairing the piping in the refinery to Lindsay on Dec. 12. The company’s analysis argued that making the new pipes of 300-series stainless steel, as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has suggested, would introduce “a new damage…

Oilers lose to El Cerrito Thursday night

After a 10-0 loss to the hands of the El Cerrito Gauchos on Thursday night, the Richmond girl’s soccer team shook hands with their opponents, collected their belongings and began to make their way from the field.

Loss doesn’t dampen Oilers’ sprit

Forty-five minutes after scoring her first goal of the season, on a penalty shot, junior Joselyn Navarro couldn’t stop smiling. “It is like all of these mixed emotions,” Navarro said. “Because it was the first goal of the season and it was a penalty. So I feel good.”