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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Author Archive: Paul Farmer

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 […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, April 4, 2014

TV Sports Auto racing •Formula One, practice for Bahrain Grand Prix, at Sakhir, Bahrain, NBCSN, 8 a.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, at Forth Worth, Texas, FS1, 1 p.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Duck Commander 500, at Forth Worth, Texas, FS1, 3 p.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, O’Reilly Auto Parts […]

Cordes hitting up a storm for Cal softball team

Cheyenne Cordes had stretches where she simply sizzled at the plate for Rodriguez High en route to being named Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year. The starting shortstop and leadoff hitter for the University of California enjoyed one such stretch over the last two weeks, batting a torrid .636 (14 for 22), including going […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TV Sports Baseball MLB •Kansas City at Detroit or Atlanta at Milwaukee, MLB, 10 a.m. •Cleveland at Oakland, CSNCA, 12:30 p.m. •Philadelphia at Texas, ESPN2, 5 p.m. •San Francisco at Arizona, CHN, 6:30 p.m., later joined in progress on CSNBA Basketball College men •CBI, championship, game 2, Fresno State at Siena, CBSSN, 4 p.m. NBA […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TV Sports Baseball College •Louisville at Kentucky, FCSA, 3 p.m. •Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, FCSC, 4 p.m. •Stanford at California, PAC12, P12BA, 7 p.m. MLB •N.Y. Yankees at Houston or Toronto at Tampa Bay, MLB, 4 p.m. •San Francisco at Arizona, CSNBA, 6:30 p.m. •Cleveland at Oakland, CSNCA, 7 p.m. •Cleveland at Oakland or Seattle […]

Prep softball update: Rebuilding programs look to make history

FAIRFIELD — Who will be the next to make history in city high school softball? Fifteen years ago, freshman Alicia Hollowell pitched Fairfield through an undefeated regular season and into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game. The Falcons won the next two championships to give the program four overall. Ten years ago, senior Anjelica […]

The Week Ahead: Fairfield’s Hill to go up against former coach

FAIRFIELD — Spring break is this week in the Fairfield-Suisun School District, but that doesn’t mean many of its teams won’t be playing. An interesting matchup, at least when it comes to coaches, happens Friday when the Vanden softball team travels to Fairfield. The Falcons are coached by former Vikings standout Laeha Hill, who faces […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Monday-Tuesday, March 24-25, 2014

Monday TV sports Baseball College •Virginia at Miami, ESPNU, 4 p.m. Spring Training •Detroit vs. Pittsburgh, ESPN, 10 a.m. •Cleveland vs. Cincinnati, MLB, 1 p.m. Basketball College men NIT, second round •Georgetown at Florida State, ESPN, 4 p.m. •LSU at SMU, ESPN, 6 p.m. •Arkansas at California, ESPN2, 8 p.m. CBI, quarterfinals •Teams TBD, CBSSN, […]

Vanegas had time of his life as IditaRider

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield’s Joe Vanegas’ took the ride of his life earlier this month and it had nothing to do with fast cars or roller coasters. It was riding in a sled behind 12 dogs with a musher named Danny. A nephew of the 67-year-old retired blacksmith won a bid in the 2014 Iditarider Auction, […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23, 2014

Saturday TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Auto Club 400, at Fontana, FS1, 9:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for March Auto Club race, at Fontana, FS1, 10:30 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Auto Club 400, at Fontana, FS1, 12:30 p.m. •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, March Auto […]

College Notebook: Miller wraps up stellar hoops career at Chico State

It seems like yesterday Jazmine Miller was a freshman guard with the Vanden High girls basketball team, averaging 7.5 points per game in a dazzling debut season. Eight years and thousands of trips up and down the court later, Miller’s collegiate career is over. It came to an end with Chico State’s 89-80 loss to […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Thursday, March 20, 2014

TV Sports Baseball Spring Training •Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets, MLB Net, 10 a.m. •L.A. Angels vs. Kansas City, MLB Net, 1 p.m. •N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston, ESPN, 4 p.m. •San Francisco vs. San Diego, MLB Net, 7 p.m. Basketball College men NCAA tournament, second round •Ohio St. vs. Dayton at Buffalo, N.Y., ch. 5, 13, […]

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