Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mustangs fall flat in rout by Wildcats

VACAVILLE — Cold would describe the Friday night breeze that blew toward the scoreboard at Zunino Stadium. Ice-cold would describe the Rodriguez High football team’s night. Barring a 80-yard drive in the waning seconds of the third quarter with a running clock, the Mustangs compiled a total of 43 yards until that point in their 48-8 […]

Vintage rolls past Armijo, 55-8

FAIRFIELD — It can be hard to find an upside in a 55-8 blowout loss, but for Armijo High football coach Karl Finley, that task was an easy one Friday night. For Finley’s Indians (2-6, 0-3 MEL), the final score belied a strong early defensive effort against Monticello Empire League foe Vintage in the final […]

Hamilton helps Vanden sink Vallejo, 35-0

FAIRFIELD — On Senior Night, it was a junior who dominated the game. Vanden High’s Isaiah Hamilton ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns, pushing the Vikings to a 35-0 Solano County Athletic Conference shutout of visiting Vallejo at George A. Gammon Field, Friday. The 180-pound running back crossed the goal line on rushes of 1, […]

Falcons hang with Wolves in 34-8 setback

FAIRFIELD — For 2 1/2 quarters the Fairfield High football team threw a scare into the two-time defending champs. Then the Falcons ran out of gas. Fairfield forced three turnovers in the second quarter and pulled into a tie three minutes into the third quarter before American Canyon took over to grab a 34-8 Solano […]

Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night […]

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him. Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San Francisco to watch […]

‘Dial M for Murder’ director ready to thrill the audience

FAIRFIELD — Gregg Klein brings a wealth of theater experience to his directorial debut with Benicia Old Town Theatre Group. He has been actively involved in theater since he was 6. He made his directorial debut in 2004 after spending more than 30 years as an actor. Klein has since directed and/or musically directed more […]

Week in preview Oct. 24-30, 2014

Fairfield 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday “Little Shop of Horrors” Solano College Theatre, 4000 Suisun Valley Road. 10:30 a.m. Saturday Munchkin Masquerade Jelly Belly, One Jelly Belly Lane. 428-2838. 6:30 to 9:30 […]

Role in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ takes actor ‘for a ride’

FAIRFIELD — An “amazing ride and adventure” is how Kirk Bakken described his role as Seymour in Solano College Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Vacaville resident was coaxed into trying out for the role by Staci Arriaga, who is handling choreography for the musical. Bakken and Arriaga met when he was a […]

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‘The Rocky Horror Show’ finds a home on stage

FAIRFIELD — Dae Spering has done more than 100 musicals. “The Rocky Horror Show” is a new experience. “I have never done a show that compares,” she said. “This show is a whole new level. It’s crazy.” The storyline blends sci-fi and horror movies from the 1950s and ’60s with rock ‘n’ roll. The perfect antidote […]

Local Report: Armijo XC teams finish MEL 10-0

ROCKVILLE — All four Armijo High cross country teams finished their Monticello Empire League seasons undefeated at 10-0 after sweeping Rodriguez at Rockville Hills Park, Wednesday. The varsity boys defeated the Mustangs 20-41, the varsity girls win 20-39, while both the frosh/soph boys and girls prevailed 15-50. Rodriguez’s Anthony Vogliano won the varsity boys race […]

Giants’ bullpen melts down in 7-2 loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants manager Bruce Bochy signaled to his bullpen and got no relief. Over and over. While the Kansas City Royals showed off their late-inning heat, San Francisco’s relievers melted down. Given a sixth-inning tie to preserve, Jean Machi allowed Billy Butler’s go-ahead single. Rookie Hunter Strickland then yielded Salvador Perez’s two-run double and […]

Royals beats Giants 7-2 to tie World Series 1-all

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke Game 2 open with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check […]

Carr confident despite Raiders’ winless start

ALAMEDA — A winless beginning to his NFL career certainly wasn’t what Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr anticipated coming out of training camp. Yet if Carr is feeling any strain or pressure coming from Oakland’s 0-6 start, he’s not showing it. The 36th overall pick in this year’s draft, Carr is as upbeat and confident as he […]

AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition […]

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.

Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

“Our team is concentrating on what we’re doing, not what the Royals are doing,” Bumgarner said.

From the get-go, the Giants simply did everything right to win their seventh straight World Series game. There’s a reason Bumgarner and this bunch in black and orange are trying . . .

Bruins hold off Sharks to win 5-3

BOSTON — Boston’s power play finally came through with two early goals Tuesday night. The other side of the Bruins’ special teams unit delivered in the end. Gregory Campbell netted the game-winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Bruins fended off a late four-minute San Jose power play to earn a wild 5-3 win […]

SJS releases season’s first wins list

FAIRFIELD — The Sac-Joaquin Section released the season’s first football wins list, which will be used to seed the upcoming playoffs, and only two area teams appear to be locks for the postseason. Vacaville (6-1, 2-0 Monticello Empire League ) and Rio Vista (6-1, 3-1 Sierra Delta League) are in a five-way tie for 15th […]

Kings measuring success on ‘wins and losses’

SACRAMENTO — A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago. On the court, the progress of the team’s rebuilding project is more difficult to measure. The ownership […]

Warriors hoping Kerr is final piece for title run

OAKLAND — Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough. That’s the situation the Golden State Warriors are in now. Mark Jackson is gone, Steve Kerr has taken over and the Warriors are hoping the coaching change is the final ingredient […]

Local report: Vikings earn 3-0 SCAC volleyball win over Wolves

AMERICAN CANYON — Kamra Jackson nailed all eight of her serves and added 15 kills, three blocks and three digs to power the Vanden High volleyball team to a 25-13, 25-12, 25-21 Solano County Athletic Conference victory over American Canyon, Tuesday. Also for the Vikings (14-4, 9-2 SCAC), Nicole Basaca was 4 for 5 on […]

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

PITTSBURGH — One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive surge late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over […]

38th Doug Butt Run highlights week’s events

FAIRFIELD — Laurel Creek Park will be swarming with runners from kindergarten through the eighth grade on Wednesday as the Doug Butt Run has its 38th edition. The event, sponsored by the NorthBay Elite Futbol Club, is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m., with races every 15 minutes. It’s a fun part of what figures […]

Bumgarner against Shields in World Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.

The Giants ace chugged four beers after beating Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card game, upped the count to five following the NL Division Series clincher against Washington and six when San Francisco won the NL Championship Series over St. Louis.

“I don’t know if I can hold any more than that,” he said after earning the NLCS MVP award last week. “I had to keep it going, though. We’ll see if we keep winning. We don’t want to change anything up.”

Bumgarner starts the World Series opener on Tuesday night as the Giants try to become the first NL team to win three World Series titles in a five-year span since the St. Louis Cardinals of 1942-46. James Shields goes for the Royals, back in the Series for the first time since winning the . . .

Raiders plagued by 3rd-down defensive woes

ALAMEDA — As if the Oakland Raiders’ defensive problems weren’t bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety. Usama Young left Sunday’s 24-13 loss to Arizona with a significant injury to his left knee. He underwent an MRI on Monday and ESPN reported that he has a torn ACL […]

Champion drag racer Raymond Beadle dies at 70

WACO, Texas — Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70. The NHRA said Beadle died Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Beadle won 28 NHRA national events and titles from 1979-81. He was a two-time winner of the U.S. Nationals […]

Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed

LOS ANGELES — A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling’s mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin issued a tentative ruling last week saying he planned to allow the suit, but he reconsidered after arguments from Shelly Sterling’s lawyer. It is […]

With TD mark in bag, Manning can set more records

DENVER — Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record. It’s one of the few glamorous passing records Manning doesn’t own, now that he has broken Brett Favre’s mark for touchdown throws. Manning needs about 5,000 more yards to surpass Favre in that category, and is on track to finish his career with […]

Giants-Royals: A capsule look at World Series

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 2, Wednesday, at Kansas City (8:07 p.m.); Game 3, Friday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); Game 4, Saturday, at San Francisco (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 5, […]

Belichick, Brady praise Manning on TD record

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and star quarterback Tom Brady both paid tribute to rival Peyton Manning on Monday, a day after Manning broke Brett Favre’s record for career touchdown passes. “He’d probably be waiting a lot longer to pass that record if he hadn’t played against me so many times,” […]