More than his skills on the soccer field, Arath Chavez had an infectious smile that was unmistakable to anyone who met him.

With just four and a half months remaining in the school year, local youth and prep sports have been put on standby as the COVID-19 pandemic has put state, county and school districts in the position of figuring out when they feel they can safely allow student-athletes to play.

Sacramento Republic FC announced Jan. 19 that Midfielder Tucker Bone will join Republic FC on its 2021 roster, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Sacramento Republic FC announced Jan. 8 that goalkeeper Tomas Gomez would join the Indomitable Club for its 2021 USL Championship season, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Playfly Sports Properties and ChangeUp LLC (“ChangeUp”) announced on Jan. 6 the signing of a three-year strategic partnership. Under terms of the agreement, ChangeUp will serve as the “Official Pitching Safety and Performance Management System” of the California Interscholastic Federation (C…

The Galt Herald is starting a new feature highlighting outstanding senior student-athletes every week. One student from Galt High School and one student from Liberty Ranch High School will be spotlighted.

Blake Rogers, who runs cross-country for Liberty Ranch, hopefully will get the green light to compete along with other area cross-country athletes, in his final year with the Hawks after competing in both his junior and sophomore years.

Former NBA and college basketball coach and player Paul Westphal, who coached the Sacramento Kings for several seasons, passed away Jan. 2 after a battle with brain cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a release by the University of Southern California, where he once played.

San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed center Tristen Robins to a standard, entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In any other year, March through May would have consisted of baseball, softball, track and field, swimming, tennis and golf for local school athletic programs, and we’d be wrapped up in basketball and wrestling tournaments at this time of the year.

Sacramento Republic FC announced Dec. 17 that the club has reached an agreement with Dariusz Formella, re-signing the attacking player pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The Big West Conference Board of Directors announced on Thursday that fall sport competition will not take place during the 2020-21 year. The decision to not conduct men and women’s cross country, men and women’s soccer and women’s indoor volleyball took place after extended consideration of…

The Stockton Ports, together with the Oakland Athletics, have announced the 2021 coaching staff, led by new manager Rico Brogna. Alongside Brogna will be pitching coach Chris Smith, hitting coach Francisco Santana, assistant hitting coach Craig Conklin, head athletic trainer Nick Voelker, an…

The UC Davis women’s volleyball team was one of 96 NCAA Division I programs to be honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with its Community Voting Award for its 100 percent team participation in the 2020 November election.

Tied at 4-4 entering the first official timeout of Friday’s home opener at the Pavilion, UC Davis scored eight straight points when play resumed and never looked back in its 95-62 victory versus William Jessup.

The Sacramento Kings will open the 2020-21 regular season by taking on Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. (PST). The team then returns to Sacramento for its home opener against Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns at Go…

Republic FC signs Finnish veteran Petteri Pennanen, Finnish Veikkausliiga 2018 and 2019 Midfielder of the Year, to join Indomitable Club in 2021 International caps with Finland’s senior and youth teams.

Galt High School competes at Willow Hills in Folsom in 2019. Both Galt and Liberty Ranch high schools’ cross-country teams are scheduled to start their first day of practice Monday, Dec. 7 in accordance with the California Interscholastic Federation’s modified schedule. The first scrimmages …

Sacramento Republic FC announced Nov. 30 that the club has signed 15-year-old midfielder and Sacramento native Rafael Jauregui to his first professional contract, pending league and federation approval. Jauregui has been a member of Republic FC’s youth development academy since 2017 and join…

As additional players wait to be cleared to join their teammates, the Galt Warriors varsity football program has about half of its expected players working out and itching to get their season started.

The four-time defending Big West Conference champion UC Davis women’s basketball team reloaded its roster during the NCAA’s November early signing window, as Head Coach Jennifer Gross announced the addition of three standout high school student-athletes who have signed National Letters of In…

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) on Oct. 29 announced the Section nominees for the NFHS California State Coach of the Year award for the 2019-20 school year. These coaches were selected based on the positive work they have done with the student-athletes in their respective spo…

On Oct. 28, Sacramento Republic FC announced that midfielder Sam Werner and defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce have elected to retire from professional soccer, drawing their decorated careers to a close. Before joining Republic FC, the pair of Stanford graduates lifted college soccer’s greatest pr…

The Stockton Heat announced Oct. 21 that they have signed defensemen Rob Hamilton and Zac Leslie, as well as forwards Alex Gallant and Mark Simpson, to AHL deals for the 2020-21 season.

The four-time defending Big West Conference champion UC Davis women’s basketball team learned its league schedule for the 2020-21 season, as the conference office announced a 20-game slate on Wednesday afternoon.

With campuses currently closed, schools have shifted to virtual learning due to COVID-19. Part of a student’s virtual school day is physical education. To help kids keep active, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and Sacramento Republic FC are teaming up to provide online and t…

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While local high school fall sports teams have had a few extra months of practice this year compared to last season (Galt High School football is shown above during a workout in August 2019), the 2020 season is finally on the horizon, with teams preparing for the season that has been delayed…

Union Pacific Railroad (Union Pacific) and Street Soccer USA (SSUSA) opened its first-of-its-kind soccer facility at an official ribbon cutting earlier today with leadership representing the city of Sacramento, Union Pacific, SSUSA along with Olympic and World Champion U.S. Women’s National …

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson announced Oct. 10 that the club has re-signed forward Kevin Labanc to a four-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In an effort to aid local elementary schools as they adapted to a completely reformed style of education, the Stockton Ports announced on Oct. 8 that they have raised money for schools in the Stockton Unified School District. The schools supported during the inaugural “Virtual Back to School…

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) proudly announced on Oct. 2 an all-time record of 199 semifinalists for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy, establishing an exciting new highwater mark for one of college football’s most sought-after and coveted awards.

Republic FC ended the 2020 USL Championship season with 4-0 victory against Portland Timbers 2. The club ends the season with 30 points and the second playoff slot from Group A. The club has not missed the USL postseason in seven campaigns, dating back its inaugural season and first league c…

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