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2015 Daily Republic All City football team: Smith, Bailey, Murphy grab top honors

  Winning even a part of the Solano County Athletic Conference championship seemed like a longshot for the Vanden High football team, even before the Vikings began official practice in August. Two-time 1,000-yard rusher Isaiah Hamilton had transferred to Inderkum of Sacramento and then quarterback Stefan Koss suffered a season-ending arm injury the week before […]

The Week Ahead: Quiet, but important week

FAIRFIELD — When high school and JC sporting events slow to a trickle, Thanksgiving and Black Friday must be on the horizon. With just three or possibly four sporting events involving local athletes and teams over the next seven days, it figures to be a quiet week, but thankfully, there’s still a lot going on. Tuesday […]

Prep football capsule: Week 12

Week 12: Wood (10-1) vs. Del Oro (5-6) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Zunino Stadium, Vacaville High What: Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals Series: First meeting Last week: Wood defeated American Canyon, 59-33; Del Oro defeated Whitney, 34-28   Of note: Having earned nine Sac-Joaquin Section titles in 26 playoff appearances, Del Oro High has […]

College Notebook: Bent ends college football career on winning note

Konner Bent’s first 21 games with the Southern Nazarene University football team were anything but memorable. The Crimson Storm lost them all. The former Rodriguez High standout won’t forget the last one as SNU celebrated Senior Day with a thrilling 33-32 overtime win over Oklahoma Baptist. The Crimson Storm raged to a 16-0 lead at […]

The Week Ahead: Little scheduled as seasons make transition

FAIRFIELD — With high school and junior college athletics making the transition from fall to winter sports, there are just three events scheduled in the area over the next seven days. Talk about a decidedly unbusy week. Tuesday The Vacaville Christian volleyball team continues its quest for a third straight Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championship […]

Sullivan, Bohorquez, Coe sign to continue careers in college

FAIRFIELD — There must be something about heading off to college but still being close to home. Three Rodriguez High athletes signed national letters of intent – Halle Sullivan for softball with Saint Mary’s, and Megan Bohorquez and Hannah Coe for volleyball with Sonoma State – in a ceremony in the school’s gym Friday afternoon. […]

SCAC, MEL make their all-league selections

FAIRFIELD — Vanden High’s Jose Ochoa shared the Lineman of the Year award as the Solano County Athletic Conference announced its All-League honors earlier this week. Vallejo’s Siofisili Anitoni was also named co-Lineman of the Year. The tri-champion Vikings also landed running back Kevin Smith, linebacker Nick Gill, defensive lineman Anthony Hopson and linebacker Dante […]

Prep football capsules: Week 11

Wood (9-1) vs. American Canyon (5-5) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Tom Zunino Stadium, Vacaville High What: Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs, first round Series: American Canyon leads 2-1 Last meeting: Sept. 18, Wood won 70-33 Last week: Wood defeated Vacaville, 49-25; American Canyon defeated Vallejo, 48-21 Of note: If a team’s ever been set […]

Williams gets fans on their feet at Vacaville football games

VACAVILLE — Asking people to get on their feet doesn’t stop with the national anthem for Paul Williams. As announcer for Vacaville High football games at Tom Zunino Stadium, he politely reminds attending fans that “Here at Vacaville High School, we stand up for the kickoff.” Williams, 55, is a former track and assistant football […]

College notebook: Lundy already heating up for St. Gregory’s

The basketball season has barely started but it didn’t take long for Denisha Lundy to get into midseason form. After scoring 12 points with three rebounds two steals and an assist in a 64-60 loss to Evangel, the former Vanden High and Solano Community College standout went off for the St. Gregory’s women’s basketball team. […]

The Week Ahead: Playoffs begin in football, volleyball

FAIRFIELD — High school playoffs begin in volleyball and football, state meet berths are on the line in cross country and the Solano Community College men’s basketball team hosts a tournament. It’s all part of a wonderfully busy week. Tuesday By winning its Division I outbracket match last week, the Armijo volleyball team earned the […]

SJS releases football playoff brackets

FAIRFIELD — Nearly every high school football game has some sort of surprise, and the same is true whenever the Sac-Joaquin Section playoff brackets are release. Vanden High football coach Sean Murphy wasn’t expecting to have a home game in the first round, but that’s what he and the Vikings got when this year’s brackets […]

Armijo closes season with win over Rodriguez

FAIRFIELD — Armijo High football coach David Castillo opened the proceedings by singing the national anthem. His team took care of the rest. The Indians forced six turnovers, Elisha Toney ran for 130 yards and Tommy Weisz threw for three touchdowns in a season-ending 41-26 win over Rodriguez at Brownlee Field, Friday. “I’m proud of […]

Prep football capsules: Week 10

WEEK 10 Nov. 6 Armijo (1-8) vs. Rodriguez (1-8) When: Today, 7:30 p.m. Where: Brownlee Field, Armijo Series: Rodriguez leads 8-5 Last meeting: 2014, Armijo won 17-0 Last week: Armijo lost to Wood, 77-7; Rodriguez lost to Napa, 43-0 Of note: Since Rodriguez returned to the MEL in 2012, its regular season finale with Armijo […]

College notebook: Sullivan helping Pilots take off

It’s been a season of ups and downs for the University of Portland volleyball team, most recently downs until a pair of thrilling 3-2 victories last week. The Pilots (13-10, 3-8 WCC) had lost nine straight matches, the last four by 3-0 scores, before eclipsing San Francisco 25-14, 25-19, 20-25, 19-25, 15-13 and Santa Clara […]

Final SJS wins list released as season winds down

FAIRFIELD — The Sac-Joaquin Section released its final football wins list of the season earlier this week and the playoff picture is clearing for several area teams, though it’s still murky for others. The SJS uses overall wins to seed its annual playoffs, ranking teams by their win totals and then by wins by their […]

The Week Ahead: Playoffs begin in several sports

FAIRFIELD — The postseason is here – in a big way. Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs begin this week in boys soccer, girls tennis and water polo with the Subsection cross country meet also being held. It’s all part of a busy first week of November. Monday The girls tennis playoffs open with Rodriguez heading to play […]

Former Armijo great inducted into SIUE Hall of Fame

FAIRFIELD — Playing softball for the California Tornadoes and Armijo High – and following a talented older sister – while growing up, Erin Newman occasionally had to take her lumps. Years later, foes of the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville softball team paid the price. Big time. By the time slugging third baseman finished her four-year career […]

Wood rolls to 77-7 victory over Armijo

FAIRFIELD — The Armijo High football team knew it was in for a long homecoming evening after visiting Wood scored 20 seconds into the game – after kicking off. The Wildcats recovered the first of several onside kicks and were off to the races in a 77-7 Monticello Empire League victory at Brownlee Field, Friday […]

Falcons looking for more miracles

FAIRFIELD — There’s rarely been a season in city history like the one put together thus far by the Fairfield High football team. And there are still two games to go, maybe more. With 32 second-half points last week, the Falcons overcame a 36-21 third-quarter deficit to defeat Vallejo 45-42 at Schaefer Stadium. It was […]

Prep football capsules: Week 9

Armijo (1-7) vs. Wood (7-1) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Brownlee Field, Armijo Series: Armijo leads 13-12 Last meeting: 2014, Wood won 49-15 Last week: Armijo lost to Vintage, 61-13; Wood defeated Rodriguez, 71-8 Of note: There’s an early start (7 p.m.) because of homecoming. . . . After rushing for a combined 66 yards […]

College notebook: Carelock locking down receivers for CWU

It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Central Washington University football team, but one constant has been the play of Myles Carelock. The Rodriguez High graduate who also played for Vanden is tied for the Great Northern Athletic Conference lead with four interceptions and 11 passes defended, tied for with seven pass […]

The Week Ahead: MEL champ Kudsk set to play in SJS Division I North tourney

FAIRFIELD — Fresh off her victory in the Monticello Empire League girls golf tournament, Armijo High sophomore Madison Kudsk heads to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North tourney at Napa’s Silverado Resort on Monday. She’ll be joined there by Rodriguez’s Amanda Mark and the Vacaville and Will C. Wood teams. Add that to the MEL […]

October 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Signups for Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Editor’s note – To have an announcement run in Signups, send information to [email protected] 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 […]

October 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vikings outlast Benicia 21-14

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High football team scored just one more point than it did a week ago but the results couldn’t have been more different. After a not-as-close-as-the-score-indicates 31-20 loss to American Canyon, the Vikings muscled past Benicia, the lone remaining unbeaten in Solano County Athletic Conference play, 21-14 at George A. Gammon Field, […]

October 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Prep football capsules: Week 8

WEEK 8 Oct. 23 Armijo (1-6) vs. Vintage (4-3) When: Today, 7:30 p.m. Where: Memorial Stadium, Napa Series: Vintage leads 34-5 Last meeting: 2014, Vintage won 55-8 Last week: Armijo lost to Vacaville, 57-8; Vintage defeated Rodriguez, 41-14 Of note: Losers of six straight, the Indians (0-2 MEL) have been outscored 107-0 over the first […]

October 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

College notebook: Stansbury renews rivalry with Scott – in Colorado

FAIRFIELD — When Bryan Stansbury played football for Will C. Wood High and Ben Scott for Vanden a few years back, their teams had some classic clashes. The Vikings won 34-3 in 2009, the Wildcats prevailed 31-21 in 2010 and the Vikings were 29-21 victors in 2011. The two had another battle last week when Scott […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

First wins list doesn’t look favorable for area teams

FAIRFIELD — The Sac-Joaquin Section  released its first wins list of the season and the bottom line doesn’t look good for fans of area football teams. The SJS uses overall wins to seed its annual playoffs with essentially the top 72 teams qualifying for the postseason – 16 in divisions I-III, eight in divisions IV-VI. […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

The Week Ahead: Regular seasons wrap up in several sports

FAIRFIELD — Seems like fall sports just began but the regular season wraps up this week in cross country, girls tennis, and boys soccer. It’s all part of one of last busy weeks of fall. Monday The Armijo High boys soccer team preps for the playoffs when it hosts Rodriguez. Meanwhile, Vanden begins a crucial […]

October 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vikings come up short in 31-20 loss to Wolves

AMERICAN CANYON — After a brutal first half that saw it penalized nine times – including one that erased a kickoff return for a touchdown – the Vanden High football team was poised to make a statement early in the third quarter. And came up an inch or two short. On the Vikings’ first possession […]

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