School board recognizes Richmond High School soccer, discusses charters schools and bond money


The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s school board meeting Wednesday night included discussion of the need to find a home for Caliber Beta charter schools, updates on the district’s bond program, and recognizing the Richmond High School soccer team. The night started on a light note with a video representing the achievements of the Oilers…

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Richmond falls to Mt. Diablo in final home match of the season

Crystal Ochoa fights for the ball

On Saturday afternoon the girls’ soccer teams from Mt. Diablo and Richmond High Schools faced off against each other. The two teams last met in late November at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, when Mt. Diablo’s Red Devils defeated Richmond’s Oilers 3-2. This time, they were playing at Richmond High School in the final…

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Oilers tie Salesian, continue unbeaten streak

Roberto Rios kicks the ball

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,”…

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Loss doesn’t dampen Oilers’ sprit

player looks tired at halftime

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.”

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Oilers still looking for first win after loss to Amador Valley

Richmond players huddle around coach

Two matches into the 2012-13 boy’s soccer season, the Richmond High School soccer team is struggling to find its identity. The Oilers, who suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Amador Valley High School Dons Saturday, are still searching for their first win. But coaches said the loss didn’t matter as much as…

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