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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Author Archive: Paul Farmer

Prep swimming update: Postseason looms on horizon

FAIRFIELD — League championships are next week as city teams get in their final dual meets on Wednesday as Armijo heads to Rodriguez while Fairfield hosts American Canyon. As the season winds down, here’s a look at each of the city squads: Rodriguez The Mustangs boys have gone 3-1 in the Monticello Empire League with […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TV Sports Baseball College •South Carolina-Upstate at South Carolina, FCSA, 4 p.m. •Florida A&M at Florida, FCSP, 4 p.m. •Iowa at Creighton, CBSSN, 4:30 p.m. MLB •Arizona at Chicago Cubs, MLB, 11 a.m. or San Francisco at Colorado, MLB, noon •Arizona at Chicago Cubs, WGN, 11:15 a.m. •San Francisco at Colorado, CSNBA, noon •Texas at […]

The Week Ahead: Solano softball team looks to end regular season with wins

FAIRFIELD — Talk about heading into the postseason on a roll. The Solano Community College softball team has a chance to end the regular season with a 29-game winning streak when it hosts Los Medanos of Pittsburgh in a Bay Valley Conference doubleheader, Tuesday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Falcons (34-2, […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Monday-Tuesday, April 21-22, 2014

Monday TV sports Baseball College •Notre Dame at Miami, ESPNU, 4 p.m. •Cal State Bakersfield at Kansas State, FCSP, 4:30 p.m. MLB •Baltimore at Boston, MLB, 8 a.m. •Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, ESPN, 4 p.m. •San Francisco at Colorado, CHN, 5:30 p.m. •Texas at Oakland, CSNCA, 7 p.m. Basketball NBA Playoffs •First round, game 2, Memphis […]

College Notebook: Burks doing it all for Eastern New Mexico

Matthew Burks does what all good leadoff hitters do, namely get on base and score runs. But forget about stereotypes. The Will C. Wood High graduate also belts home runs, hitting them in four straight games over the last two weeks for Eastern New Mexico University (20-19, 10-16 LSC). That gave him eight on the […]

Big innings lift Mustangs over Indians

FAIRFIELD — Big hits and big innings have been few and far between for the Rodriguez High softball team this season. The Mustangs had plenty of both on Friday – scoring three or more runs in three different innings with Melissa Eisen ripping a three-run double – in rolling to a 12-4 Monticello Empire League […]

MEL boys roll to easy win over SCAC

FAIRFIELD — The pregame warmups and the last minute of the fourth quarter descended into a slam dunk contest. The rest of it was basketball game with one team playing decidedly better, especially in the rebounding department. The Monticello Empire League boys team held a 67-45 edge on the boards and the Solano County Athletic […]

Short-handed SCAC girls ‘gut out’ all-star win over MEL

FAIRFIELD — Only six players? No problem. The Solano County Athletic Conference made do with what it had and it proved to be more than enough in rolling past the Monticello Empire League 59-48 in the MEL-SCAC All-Star game at Ronald D. Thompson Gymnasium, Thursday. “The girls really just gutted it out,” said Vanden’s Allison […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, April 18, 2014

TV Sports Auto racing •Formula One, qualifying for Chinese Grand Prix, at Shanghai, NBCSN, 11 p.m. Baseball College •West Virginia at Oklahoma, FCSC, 4 p.m. •Northwestern at Nebraska, Big Ten, 5 p.m. •Prairie View A&M at Texas Tech, FCSA, 5 p.m. •Arizona at USC, PAC12, P12BA, 7 p.m. MLB •Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, MLB, WGN, […]

MEL, SCAC tangle in hoops all-star games

FAIRFIELD — Former foes join forces when the boys and girls basketball all-stars from the Monticello Empire League and Solano County Athletic Conference square off, Thursday. The annual MEL-SCAC all-star games are at Fairfield High’s Ronald D. Thompson Gymnasium, the girls playing at 6 p.m., the boys at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the game benefit […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, April 17, 2014

TV Sports Auto racing •Formula One, practice for Chinese Grand Prix, at Shanghai, NBCSN, 11 p.m. Baseball College •West Virginia at Oklahoma, FCSC, 4 p.m. •LSU at Mississippi, ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. •Baylor at Kansas State, FCSP, 4:30 p.m. •Loyola Marymount at BYU, BYUTV, 5 p.m. •Seattle at New Mexico State, FCSA, 5 p.m. •Arizona at […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TV Sports Baseball MLB •Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, MLB, 9:30 a.m. or St. Louis at Milwaukee, MLB, 10 a.m. •Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees or Cleveland at Detroit, MLB, 4 p.m. •Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, WGN, 4 p.m. •Oakland at L.A. Angels, CSNCA, CHN, 7 p.m. •L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, ch. 31 (KMAX), 7 […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TV Sports Baseball College •Kansas State at Nebraska, Big Ten, 4:30 p.m. •Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, FCSC, 4:30 p.m. MLB •Atlanta at Philadelphia or Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, MLB, 4 p.m. •L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, CSNBA, 7 p.m. •Oakland at L.A. Angels, CSNCA, 7 p.m. Basketball NBA •New York at Brooklyn, TNT, 5 p.m. •Denver […]

The Week Ahead: MEL, SCAC hoops all-stars meet

FAIRFIELD — Nothing says spring like . . . high school basketball. Winter finally makes its farewell when the Monticello Empire League and Solano County Athletic Conference hold their annual girls and boys basketball all-star games. The contests are scheduled for Thursday at Fairfield’s Ronald D. Thompson Gymnasium, the girls playing at 6 p.m., the […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Saturday-Sunday, April 12-13, 2014

Saturday TV sports Auto racing •United SportsCar Championship, at Long Beach,FS1, 3 p.m. •IndyCar, qualifying for Grand Prix of Long Beach, at Long Beach,NBCSN, 3 p.m. (taped) •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Southern 500, at Darlington, S.C., ch. 2, 40, 3:30 p.m. •NHRA, qualifying for Four-Wide Nationals, at Concord, N.C., ESPN2, 6 p.m. (taped) Baseball College •Arkansas […]

MEL-SCAC all-star basketball games to have local flavor

FAIRFIELD — From the players to the coaches to the gymnasium, this year’s Monticello Empire League-Solano County Athletic Conference All-Star basketball games will have a local feel. The games, to be played on Thursday, will be at Fairfield High’s Ronald D. Thompson Gymnasium with the MEL squads being led by Rodriguez High girls coach Lou […]

Minor League Notebook: Aplin off to good start with Hooks

Minor league teams played abbreviated schedules last week with Andrew Aplin getting off to the best start among players with area ties. The Vanden High graduate, a center fielder for the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Double A Texas League in the Houston Astros organization, batted .333 (4 for 12) with a double, two runs […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, April 11, 2014

TV Sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Southern 500, at Darlington, S.C., FS1, 8 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Southern 500, at Darlington, S.C., FS1, 11 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Southern 500, at Darlington, S.C., FS1, 3 p.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Help A Hero 200, […]

Hey spring sports teams, we want to hear from you

A sure sign that spring has sprung is that baseball and softball games have broken out all over the place. And we want to hear from the teams that won – and from that lost as well. This means you, Fairfield-Suisun Bobby Sox, North Bay PONY and Little League – Cordelia/Tri-Valley, Fairfield Atlantic, Fairfield Pacific […]

College Notebook: Shelley gets things started for Bethune-Cookman

When Calesha Shelley gets on base for the Bethune-Cookman University softball team, good things usually happen. The Armijo High graduate and starting junior left fielder for the Wildcats scored six runs, including three in a 10-4 win over South Carolina State, in helping BCU go 3-1 last week. Shelley, who’s batted leadoff in all 152 […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, April 10, 2014

TV Sports Baseball College •Tennessee at Georgia, ESPNU, 4:30 p.m. MLB •Oakland at Minnesota, MLB, 10 a.m., or Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, MLB, 11:15 a.m. •Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, WGN, 11:15 a.m. •Boston at N.Y. Yankees or Milwaukee at Philadelphia, MLB, 4 p.m. •Arizona at San Francisco, CSNBA, 7 p.m. Basketball NBA •San Antonio at […]

Prep baseball update: Vikings soaring, others struggling

FAIRFIELD — When it comes to high school baseball in the city, these are mostly tough times. With a 11-3 overall record, Vanden has more wins that Armijo, Fairfield and Rodriguez – combined. Even in the first week of home-and-home series with league rivals, there are plenty of bright spots all around. Here’s a look […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TV Sports Baseball MLB •San Diego at Cleveland, MLB, 9 a.m., or Oakland at Minnesota, MLB, 10 a.m. •Oakland at Minnesota, CSNCA, 10 a.m. •Texas at Boston, MLB, 1 p.m. •Houston at Toronto, ESPN2, 4 p.m. •Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, WGN, 5 p.m. •Arizona at San Francisco, CSNBA, 7 p.m. Basketball NBA •Miami at Memphis, […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Monday-Tuesday, April 7-8, 2014

Monday TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Duck Commander 500, at Fort Worth, Texas, ch. 2, 40, 9 a.m. Baseball College •NC State at Clemson, ESPNU, 4 p.m. MLB •Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, MLB, 10 a.m. •Oakland at Minnesota, CSNCA, 1 p.m. •Cincinnati at St. Louis or Oakland at Minnesota, MLB, 1 p.m. •Texas […]

The Week Ahead: Favorable weather finally here

FAIRFIELD — After a week of nasty weather that made a mess of schedules, sunny skies are forecast for the next several days. So let the games, matches and meets . . . continue. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week: Monday Vanden’s baseball team hosts Kennedy of Sacramento in a nonleague game, […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6, 2014

Saturday TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Duck Commander 500, at Forth Worth, Texas, FS1, 7:30 a.m. •Formula One, qualifying for Bahrain Grand Prix, at Sakhir, Bahrain, NBCSN, 9:30 a.m. Baseball College •Cal State Bakersfield at Oklahoma, FCSC, noon •Alabama at Texas A&M, FCSP, noon •Mississippi St. at […]

Rodriguez’s Abraham heads up All-City boys basketball team

FAIRFIELD — One of the best seasons on records makes the task of picking the Daily Republic 2013-14 All-City boys basketball team a difficult one. There’s simply too much talent to pick from, but that’s what happens when three of the four city squads make the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals, with two advancing to SJS title […]

Vanden dominates All-City girls basketball picks

FAIRFIELD — Other Vanden High girls basketball teams may have better records, but none did better in the Northern California regionals. The Vikings finally got past the quarterfinals and gave eventual state champion Modesto Christian a tough go before falling in the NorCal semifinals. With that success it’s no surprise that Vanden dominates the selections […]

Signups for Friday, April 4, 2014

PARADISE VALLEY WOMEN’S 18-HOLE GOLF GROUP REGISTRATION — Registration for the current season is ongoing. The group meets for play every Monday at 8 a.m. For more information, call 864-0486. RANCHO SOLANO WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB REGISTRATION — Open to women 18 and older who would like to establish a handicap and nurture the spirit and […]

Local players hit field in minor leagues

FAIRFIELD — Minor League baseball opened Thursday with seven players with local ties suiting up from New Hampshire to Oregon. Vanden High graduate Kris Negron is in his fifth season with the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A team in the International League. Negron, a shortstop, batted .225 for Bats last season. Also in Triple-A […]

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