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Race walking a hit with Vacaville graduate Stevens

FAIRFIELD — Robyn Stevens likes to walk – really fast. Stevens, a 2001 graduate of Vacaville High who now lives in Mountain View, recently finished fourth at the U.S. National Track and Field Outdoor Championships in the 20,000-meter race walk, leaving her as an alternate for the World Championships in Beijing starting Aug. 22. There’s […]

July 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Busch brothers go 1-2: Kyle wins NASCAR race in Sonoma, Kurt races to second

SONOMA — Little brother Kyle Busch raced to the checkered flag with big brother Kurt in tow. The younger Busch used a late pit stop to get fresh tires – something Jimmie Johnson didn’t do – and raced his way to the lead over the final seven laps to pass Johnson to win the NASCAR […]

June 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Choosing to pit late was right call for Kyle Busch

SONOMA — Sometimes it’s the cautions that play a key role in winning races. That was a huge reason at Sonoma Raceway, Sunday. Kyle Busch raced to the win in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Wine Country, Sunday, and it was a series of wrecks ­— especially one with just 10 laps to go — […]

June 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Tough day for Inglebright: Fairfield racer finishes 32nd in Sonoma

SONOMA — A cut front tire. A burnt spark plug wire. Then a dropped cylinder. It just wasn’t Jim Inglebright’s day. The Fairfield racer qualified 14th and moved his way up to 12th early but the mechanical issues started and Inglebright ended up finishing 32nd in the K&N Pro West Series Carneros 200 at Sonoma […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Allmendinger on NASCAR pole in Sonoma

SONOMA — Phase One is complete for AJ Allmendinger. Now he has to complete Phase Two. The driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet raced to the pole position Saturday for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger was sitting in second position after the first round of qualifying behind Kyle […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vallejo native and NASCAR star Jeff Gordon visits old middle school in his hometown

VALLEJO — Jeff Gordon was having some serious flashbacks, Saturday. Gordon, who was born and raised in Vallejo until the age of 14, was back at his old middle school of Springstowne, now Vallejo Charter School, for a question-and-answer session with some local youth. “To come here where I went to junior high when they […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trout, Calhoun HRs in 8th help Angels beat A’s 5-4

ANAHEIM — Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with eighth-inning homers, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a seesaw 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Josh Reddick had given the A’s a 4-3 lead in the seventh with a two-run shot against Fernando Salas. That put starter Jesse Chavez […]

June 13, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Hogue masters art of coaching track and field

FAIRFIELD — There’s a science to coaching a track and field team, and Vanden High’s Larry Hogue is one of the best in the area. Hogue, 54, a Vanden High graduate in 1978, knows how to get the best out of his athletes. “The key point is you take your athletes and you find where […]

June 11, 2015 | Posted in The Other Side of 50 | Tagged ,

William Jessup University hires ex-SCC volleyball player Millhollin-Bossom as new coach

ROCKLIN — William Jessup University announced ex-Solano Community College volleyball player Shasta Millhollin-Bossom will be its new women’s volleyball coach. “Shasta is a great fit and a very qualified coach who brings years of playing and coaching experience at all levels of volleyball,” Farnum Smith, William Jessup’s Associate Athletic Director, said in a press release. “She is highly motivated, well connected, […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Local boxer Tan ready for Jr. Olympic Nationals in West Virginia

FAIRFIELD — He’s only 14, but Sammy Tan is ready to be on the national stage. Tan, who attends Golden West Middle School, recently won the Jr. Olympic regional boxing tournament and earned a shot to participate in the Jr. Olympic Nationals this week in Charleston, West Virginia. “I’m excited but I’m kind of nervous,” […]

June 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trio of Mustangs, multiple Bulldogs ready for state track championships

FAIRFIELD — The CIF State Track and Field Championships are finally here and multiple area athletes are ready for action. The trials in the field events get underway at 3 p.m. Friday at Buchanan High in Clovis, with the running events scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Finals in the field events begin at 4:30 […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Indian sisterhood: Armijo girls 4×400 relay team pumped for run at state

FAIRFIELD — Talk about bonding. After making the state meet in the girls 4×400-meter relay a season ago, then losing a couple of components to the team this season, there was some doubt about this year’s Armijo squad making it back to the CIF State Track and Field Championships. You can throw all that doubt […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

On to state: City jumpers, runners and Vacaville hurdlers dominate at SJS Masters track championships

ELK GROVE — Two city long jumpers leaped all the way from Elk Grove to Clovis.

Rodriguez High’s Katherine Jackson took home first place in the girls long jump and teammate Anthony Cable finished second in the boys competition at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships, Friday, automatically qualifying for the CIF State Championships next Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High in Clovis.

Any athlete finishing in the Top 3 of an event or meeting the state’s at-large …

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

NEW YORK — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored […]

May 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vaca dominates girls hurdles, city athletes shine at SJS D-I track championships

ELK GROVE — It wasn’t a shocker that the Vacaville High girls dominated the hurdle events, but many city track and field athletes also shined at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Track and Field Championships, Friday. Vacaville’s Jurnee Woodward won both the 100-meter high hurdles and the 300 low hurdles to pace the Bulldogs at […]

May 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

5 SCC soccer players to play at 4-year schools

ROCKVILLE — The tradition continues for the Solano Community College women’s soccer team. In recent years and over the program’s 13 years of existence, coach Jeff Cardinal has had several players sign with four-year schools and 2015 is no different. Cardinal and the soccer program held a ceremony in the lobby of the school’s gym […]

May 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vaca girls, boys sweep MEL track finals; Armijo boys, Rodriguez girls second

FAIRFIELD — The Bulldog dominance over hurdles continued, and it led to a couple of titles. The Vacaville High boys and girls varsity track teams cruised to wins in the Monticello Empire Track and Field Championships at Brownlee Field, Thursday, the boys outpointing Armijo 156-119, the girls topping Rodriguez 191.67-102. On the girls side, Armijo […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

SJS baseball playoffs: Vanden holds off McClatchy to advance

SACRAMENTO — The Vikings best batter came through when they needed him most. Trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Vanden High’s Alejandro Lara smacked a three-run double to right-center field to put the Vikings ahead and two relief pitchers made it hold up – barely – as Vanden defeated McClatchy of Sacramento […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

SJS Softball Playoffs: Rodriguez eliminated in opening round

SACRAMENTO — It was too little, too late for the Mustangs’ bats. The Rodriguez High softball team fell behind 6-0 after two innings and the Mustangs never recovered and were eliminated in the opening round Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs 8-4 by Merced at the Sacramento Softball Complex, Wednesday. The Bears scored three times in […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Rodriguez High’s Dulaney accepts track and field offer from Arizona

FAIRFIELD — There were four college hats on the table, but Megan Dulaney could only choose one. Obviously, the choice in her mind was already made up, but the suspense in Rodriguez High’s library grew as Dulaney revealed what college from which she would accept a track and field scholarship. The options were the University […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

2014-15 All-City Wrestling team: Armijo’s Kapapa, Correa wrestler and coach of year

FAIRFIELD — It wasn’t the strongest year in city history for prep wrestlers, but there were plenty of grapplers who stood out. Rodriguez dominates this season’s Daily Republic All-City selections, but Armijo earned the top spots for wrestler and coach of the year. Here is the 2014-15 Daily Republic All-City Wrestling Team: Wrestler of the Year […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Train4Life’s Severson fighting Saturday in MMA King of the Cage

SUISUN CITY — Roger Severson got some news this week that could change his whole life. Sonny Ramos, coach and trainer at Train4Life, received a call from the promoters at King of the Cage asking if he had another fighter to compete in the World Amateur Championships Saturday in Ontario. Competitors will be fighting for […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Prep Track Preview: City teams stacked with returning talent

FAIRFIELD — The prep track and field season is well under way and the four city teams are making a push toward the postseason. All the Mustang, Falcon, Viking and Indian squads have plenty of athletes this spring, many coming back and many coming in for their first action. Here’s a look at this year’s […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Week ahead: Action picks up after Spring Break

FAIRFIELD — With Spring Break over for most schools, local sports action kicks back into high gear this week. Vanden classes are out this week, but Rodriguez, Armijo, Fairfield and Solano Community College have plenty of games on tap this week. Here’s a look at the upcoming action. Monday By far the slowest day of […]

April 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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