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Local Sports 2022
Matt George Reviews 2022-2023 Kings Schedule

Matt George of the YouTube channel Locked On Kings discussing the coming 2022-2023 regular season schedule for the Sacramento Kings. He suggests that the Kings need to open strong at early home games, as 4 of their first 5 games will be home at Golden 1 Center. Early games include Portland, L.A. Clippers and Golden State. Three of the Kings' first 12 games will be against Golden State.


Kent Bazemore Returns to Kings for 1-Year Deal

Kent Bazemore has a signed a one-year deal that brings him back to the Sacramento Kings after he departed in 2020 for the Golden State Warriors, as reported by Locked On Kings. Bazemore started his NBA career with the Warriors in 2012 before he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014. He was unable to complete the season due to an injury then signed with the Atlanta Hawks that year. Later he played with the Portland Trailblazers in 2019 and the Sacramento Kings in 2020. He returned to the Lakers in 2021. Bazemore turned 33 on July 1, 2022.


SacTown Sports Raises Playoff Questions About Kings

SacTown Sports 1140 hosts Cattles and Ramie discuss acquisitions made by the Sacramento Kings, including Kevin Huerter from the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Then raise questions as to whether the Kings are now ready for the playoffs with the new personnel. They also mention the recent acquisition of first round draft pick number 4 Keegan Murray.


Kevin Huerter Moves from Hawks to Kings

Kevin Huerter from the NBA's Atlanta Hawks has been traded to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday and Maurice Harkless, as reported by 11Alive. Additionally, the Hawks will get a future first round draft pick from the deal. Huerter had been the number 19 draft pick for Atlanta in 2018. He went on to average 11.4 points per game.


Kings Get 4th Round Draft Pick

Locked on Kings is a local sports podcast focused on NBA basketball team the Sacramento Kings, which have moved from 7th to 4th round draft pick for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. This 34-minute upbeat podcast on 05/27/22 is hosted by Matt George of ABC10 News. He talks about draft pick possibilities for the team.


Carolina Panther Shaq Thompson Visits Hometown Sacramento

NFL star Shaq Thompson, who attended Grant Union High School, returned to his hometown Sacramento and was interviewed by ABC10's Sean Cunningham on 04/10/22. Thompson has played 7 seasons with the Carolina Panthers as linebacker. Thompson spoke against the recent gang violence in Downtown Sacramento that made national news, saying "we're supposed to be building each other up."

Thompson mentioned his brother is coaching football at Grant, a school that has produced other NFL athletes, including Devontae Booker and Donte Stallworth. Grant was also where Jay King of the successful recording act Club Nouveau went to high school.

Thompson reflects on how Del Paso Heights has been a tight-knit community and supports Grant's high school football team, The Pacers. He says that's where he learned about leadership. While attending Grant before graduating in 2012, he was involved with football, baseball and track. He continued sports at University of Washington then was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2015.


Del Paso Heights Gets New Sports Complex

KCRA News reports on 11/20/21 how a new sports complex will be developed on Norwood Avenue near Silver Eagle Road in Del Paso Heights. The area needs such a catalyst to stimulate business. The new complex will be built next to the Robinson Community Center. The softball fields are ready, but need walking trails, benches and other fixtures.


Sacramento Amazons Rugby Team Makes History

High school rugby team the Sacramento Amazons, which was founded in 2001, has become the first all-girls high school Polynesian rugby team in the United States, as reported by ABC10 on 05/16/22. This video clip features rugby player Roelenoa Lagilagi, describing her experience as a team member. Amazons head coach Wayne Koy explains the importance of the sport.




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