Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

Richmond sports community uses soccer as a vehicle for change

Alonzo Del Mundo and Nicolas Brenes Jr. are the first-ever  student-athletes from Leadership Public School-Richmond to receive full, Division I scholarships to play soccer at U.C. Berkeley and San Jose State, respectively. The Richmond duo is also setting the path for future soccer players to make their way out of the city and into the world…

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Richmond high schoolers win rare Division I soccer scholarships

(from left) Alonzo Del Mundo, Daniery Rosario and Nicolas Brenes Jr. pose for a photo during their National Signing Day event at Leadership Public School: Richmond. Del Mundo and Brenes Jr. are the first students from the school to receive NCAA Division I scholarships. Photo by Jeff Weisinger/Richmond Confidential

Leadership Public School: Richmond had never had a Division I scholarship athlete in their school’s history. That might not be too surprising for a charter school that’s more focused on academics than athletics. But that changed this year. Senior soccer players Nicolas Brenes Jr. and Alonzo Del Mundo both earned Division I scholarships to play…

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Eagles show defensive front strategies against Campolindo

When Jose Ponce stepped off the bus at Campolindo High Wednesday night he knew he was going to have a good game. But what the Eagles goalkeeper didn’t know was that he’d have to duel a Cougars player eye-to-eye during a penalty kick. With the clock winding down and the score already 1-0 in favor…

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A preseason loss serves to organize a young Kennedy team

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Kennedy’s preseason opener was a 1-0 loss against Salesian on Thursday evening. “It’s the first time Salesian has beat us in a long time,” Kennedy Coach Aaron Colacion said. He attributed the loss to the team’s need to refine basic skills like passing and moving the ball down the field. In the first half Salesian…

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Oilers turn corner, but fall to Mustangs

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On Wednesday night the Richmond Oilers (0-2-1) lost to the Monte Vista Mustangs (5-0-0) by the score of 2-1. The game was played under a sea of fog as players’ battled visibility and a slippery field the entire night. In the first half Monte Vista came out kicking and took a commanding 2-0 lead. Prior…

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Local high schools gear up for a day of soccer mania

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On Saturday the West Contra Costa Unified School District will host the first ever North Coast Section soccer jamboree. With 15 20-minute games scheduled in less than eight hours, it’s sure to be race car-like. All games are to be held at Richmond High and admission is free. Kennedy and Richmond kick things off at…

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Kennedy soccer program slammed with academic woes

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If there are any boys walking the Kennedy High hallways with aspirations of being the next Lionel Messi or Javier Hernandez, please go see head soccer coach Aaron Colacion in his classroom and tell him you want to sign up. He needs you. There’s a very good chance you’ll see a lot of playing time.…

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Richmond Sol Cobras

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On Sunday the Richmond Sol Cobras took on the Walnut Creek Legends of the NORCAL Premier Soccer League. The action took place on Martin Luther King Field off Cutting Boulevard and South 14th Street. Enjoy the soccer action.

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Happening This Week: Dec. 15

Tuesday, December 15 BOYS SOCCER Kennedy at Northgate, 3 p.m. De Anza at El Cerrito, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Richmond at Concord, 7 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL Kennedy at Swett, 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 BOYS SOCCER Albany at Salesian, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Salesian at Albany, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Kennedy at Pinole Valley, 6:30…

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