FAIRFIELD — There are road trips and then there are road trips.
The Vanden High girls basketball team heads to Arizona this week to play in the 17th annual Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix.
It’s the fifth straight year the Vikings have made the trek to the desert, going 2-1 in 2009, 2010 and 2012, 0-3 in 2011.
Opening ceremonies are Wednesday with one game each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
There’s plenty more going on closer to home. Here’s a look:
The Rodriguez girls basketball team hosts Pittsburg after playing in the Piedmont tournament last week
The Vanden boys basketball team knows the way to Vacaville High, having played in the Honk Williams Memorial Tournament last week. They head there again to play the Bulldogs.
Meanwhile, at Jim Boyd Gym, the Vanden girls entertain James Logan of Union City.
After an eight-day layoff, the Rodriguez boys return to action by hosting Pinole Valley.
Fresh off their tournament championship at Antelope, the Fairfield boys play in the Brett Callan Memorial Tournament at Casa Grande of Petaluma.
The Rodriguez boys join Wood in the Les Curry Invitational at Davis.
Rodriguez girls in East Bay vs. North Bay Classic at Acalanes of Lafayette.
The Armijo boys play their last game before Christmas at Lincoln of Stockton.
Vanden’s boys take on Campolindo of Moraga in the Merritt College Showcase in Oakland.
In wrestling, Armijo is in the Lou Bronzan Tournament at Liberty of Brentwood, Vanden is in the Chris Saavedra Tournament at Wheatland, and Rodriguez is in the Healdsburg Duals.
Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.