Tuesday, October 21, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

The Week Ahead: Four city hoops teams reach SJS semis

By
From page B1 | March 03, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Spring is in the air and so are basketballs – plenty of them with four city high school teams still going in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Tuesday offers a fascinating doubleheader in the Division III semifinals at Consumnes River College with the Vanden girls looking to make their second straight finals appearance when they play Florin of Sacramento at 4 p.m., right before the Vikings boys tangle with Fairfield for the third time at 5:30 p.m.

In the first playoff matchup between city basketball teams – and the first between city foes in any sport in more than 25 years – the Vikings boys are looking to make their first SJS title game since the days of legendary coach Jim Boyd in 1996. Fairfield, meanwhile, made it three years in a row from 2007 to 2009.

Vanden won the first two meetings this season.

After beating one Merced high school, Golden Valley, in the quarterfinals, the Rodriguez boys play the Merced High School in the semis. They meet at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

By reaching the semifinals, all four city teams have qualified for the NorCal Regionals.

Here’s a look at what will be a busy week if the weather allows it happen:

Monday

The Armijo High boys tennis team begins its quest for an eighth straight Monticello Empire League title when it entertains Wood, while across town Rodriguez battles Vintage.

In baseball, Rodriguez hosts American Canyon.

Tuesday

The Solano baseball and softball teams both play at home, the former taking on Modesto, the latter playing San Joaquin Delta.

Solano County Athletic Conference badminton gets going with Fairfield traveling to Benicia and Rodriguez heading to Vallejo.

Nonleague baseball action has Vanden going to Napa and Bethel coming to Armijo.

Vanden and American Canyon tangle on the course at Chardonnay Golf Club.

In boys tennis, Fairfield goes to American Canyon, while Vanden entertains Bethel.

Rodriguez hosts Inderkum of Sacramento in a nonleague girls soccer match, while Fairfield is at Benicia and Vanden at Bethel in SCAC play.

The Vanden softball team heads to Vacaville.

Fairfield hosts Vallejo in track at Schaefer Stadium.

Wednesday

The Solano women’s basketball team, riding a school-record 18-game winning streak, heads south to take on Fresno in the NorCal Regional quarterfinals.

Former SCAC rivals meet when the Rodriguez badminton team travels to Benicia.

Crosstown rivals tangle when Armijo takes on Fairfield at the latter’s Eddie Muzzio Field.

Play continues in MEL boys tennis with Armijo heading to Vintage and Rodriguez going to Vacaville.

The Rodriguez softball team hosts traditional state power Sheldon of Elk Grove, while Fairfield entertains Hercules.

In a clash of SCAC track and field titans, Benicia travels to Vanden’s George A. Gammon Field.

Thursday

The Solano baseball and softball teams hit the road, the former going to Sierra of Rocklin, the latter to Marin of Kentfield.

Former bitter SCAC baseball rivals meet when Rodriguez goes to Benicia. It’s the same in the pool when the Mustangs swim teams host the Panthers.

Another interesting nonleague baseball game features Vacaville at Vanden.

City badminton teams are in action with Rodriguez at Bethel, Vallejo at Fairfield and Armijo at Davis.

Vanden hosts Benicia in a key early SCAC girls soccer battle, while Armijo heads to Napa, Wood is at Rodriguez and Fairfield entertains Vallejo.

Friday

The Rodriguez and Benicia baseball teams meet again, this time on the Mustangs’ home field.

Armijo heads south of town to play American Canyon.

Armijo’s boys tennis team goes to Napa for an early test for MEL supremacy.

Solano’s swim teams hit the road and cross a few bridges to go against City College of San Francisco.

Rodriguez’s swim teams go to Roseville for the Woodcreek Invitational, while Fairfield heads to Vintage.

The Armijo badminton team hosts Stagg and Bethel in a tri-meet.

The Armijo and Vanden softball teams are in tournaments, the former at Davis, the latter at Lindhurst.

Saturday

Solano’s swim teams go to Kentfield for the College of Marin Invitational.

Baseball has Solano hosting Santa Rosa and Vanden entertaining Wood.

The Armijo and Rodriguez track teams go with spilt squads to compete in the Sacramento State Classic and Vallejo relays. Meanwhile, Vanden goes to Burbank of Sacramento for the Steve Jones Relays.

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or pfarmer@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Crime key topic again at Fairfield candidates night

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1, 28 Comments | Gallery

 
 
Dixon corn maze breaks own world record

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A2, 1 Comment | Gallery

PAL center seeks volunteers

By Jess Sullivan | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
.

US / World

Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Yosemite proposes raising entrance, camping fees

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 3 Comments

 
CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Clinton: Midterm elections should motivate women

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 2 Comments | Gallery

 
Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

WWII airman to be buried in Oakland

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

 
Brown: California needs long-term vision on water

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 4 Comments

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Youths, tech workers duel over San Francisco field

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Nigeria declared Ebola-free; ‘spectacular success’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
British royal couples’ 2nd child due in April

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
.

Opinion

Spering kept youth league going

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 10 Comments

 
Day, Blankenchip good for respective cities

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

‘Misleading’ mailer sent to residents

By Letter to the Editor | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: Oct. 21, 2014

By Susan Hiland | From Page:

 
.

Entertainment

Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

 
San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Pitbull to host American Music Awards on Nov. 23

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actor arrested in Idaho

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

 
Not so fast cordcutters – cable’s not going anywhere

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5 | Gallery

TVGrid Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A11

 
.

Sports

Local Report: Armijo boys soccer team falls to Vintage

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

 
Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Bumgarner against Shields in World Series opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1, 1 Comment | Gallery

 
Raiders plagued by 3rd-down defensive woes

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Champion drag racer Raymond Beadle dies at 70

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

With TD mark in bag, Manning can set more records

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

By The Associated Press | From Page:

Giants-Royals: A capsule look at World Series

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Belichick, Brady praise Manning on TD record

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Penn State board to meet on disputed Freeh Report

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion

By The Associated Press | From Page:

 
.

Business

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5, 1 Comment

US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5 | Gallery

 
US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Pickles Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Bridge Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Sudoku Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Baby Blues Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Sally Forth Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Wizard of Id Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Dilbert Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
B.C. Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Crossword Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

 
Frank and Ernest Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Blondie Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Word Sleuth Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Garfield Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Get Fuzzy Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Baldo Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Rose is Rose Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

For Better or Worse Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Zits Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

Peanuts Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6

 
Cryptoquote Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

Beetle Bailey Oct 21

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B6