Sunday, April 19, 2015

Crawford, Heston lead Giants to win

SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Heston kept it simple and used the energy from the pregame ring ceremony to produce another quality start. Heston pitched into the eighth inning, Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. […]

Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another. Every time the New Orleans Pelicans pulled closer, Curry came back even better. Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Warriors went up big before holding […]

Reddick’s 3-run homer sends A’s to 5-0 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Reddick rounded the bases after his three-run homer, celebrated in Oakland’s dugout for just a moment, and then climbed to the top step and waited. He knew exactly what was coming next. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura promptly plunked A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie with what appeared to be a retaliatory […]

2014-15 All-City Wrestling team: Armijo’s Kapapa, Correa wrestler and coach of year

FAIRFIELD — It wasn’t the strongest year in city history for prep wrestlers, but there were plenty of grapplers who stood out. Rodriguez dominates this season’s Daily Republic All-City selections, but Armijo earned the top spots for wrestler and coach of the year. Here is the 2014-15 Daily Republic All-City Wrestling Team: Wrestler of the Year […]

Cal defense shines for a change at scripted spring game

BERKELEY — California’s scripted spring football game didn’t quite follow the expected script. Instead of the Golden Bears’ high-powered offense dominating a thinned-out defense, Cal struggled to score for much of Saturday’s California Spring Football Experience. In seven full 11-on-11 drives, Cal’s offense managed just one touchdown against a defense that often look overmatched last […]

JC baseball: Falcons win as Pavlovsky, Evans homer

ROCKVILLE — Jacob Pavlovsky ripped a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Dareion Evans added a solo shot in the eighth to propel the Solano Community College baseball team to a 6-4 Bay Valley Conference win over Los Medanos at Billy and Louis Yarbrough Stadium, Friday. The win moved Solano (21-12, 16-5 BVC) to […]

Prep softball: Seldon powers Rodriguez to victory over Armijo

FAIRFIELD — Aleana Seldon went 4 for 4 with two doubles, while Julie Lopez, Cienna Cheshier, Caitlin Parrish and Lauren Riddle each added two hits to power the Rodriguez High softball team to a 10-4 Monticello Empire League road win at Armijo, Thursday. Cheshier belted a home run and had two RBIs, while Parish and […]

Prep badminton: Mustangs roll to 15-0 win over Wolves

AMERICAN CANYON — The Rodriguez High badminton team took a break from Monticello Empire League play for a 15-0 nonleague win over American Canyon, Friday. Winning twice for the Mustangs (14-2) were Janelle Sandhu, Lei Paeste, Angelica Dagcuta, Nicole Vu, Taylor Ricafort, Vanessa Vega, May Abdelnaby and Sheng Thao. Rodriguez is at Wood on April […]

Prep baseball: Haney hurls Vanden to 3-2 win over Benicia

FAIRFIELD — After Benicia tied the game in the top of the fifth inning, the Vanden High baseball team took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame en route to a 3-2 Solano County Athletic Conference victory, Friday. Rylan Haney made the run stand up, holding the defending SCAC and Sac-Joaquin Section […]

Armijo nears girls soccer title with 2-0 MEL win

VACAVILLE — The Armijo High girls soccer team moved to within a point of clinching the Monticello Empire League title by using two second-half goals to earn a 2-0 win over runner-up Wood, Friday. “We played from the get-go,” Indians coach Brad Burzynski said. “We actually played very good soccer.” After a scoreless first half, […]

SCAC girls roll past MEL 55-28 in All-Star hoops game

FAIRFIELD — The game might not have mattered in any sort of record book, but when you gather high school senior girls basketball players from the Monticello Empire League and Solano County Athletic Conference, things have a good chance of being very competitive. Coached by Vanden’s Allison Johnson, the SCAC All-Stars resembled Johnson’s Vikings and forced […]

SCAC boys slip past MEL in entertaining All-Star game

FAIRFIELD — There may not have been juggling clowns or a man on a flying trapeze, but the boys Solano County Athletic Conference and Monticello Empire League All-Star game was a ton of fun. Rodriguez High’s Kyle Williams and Fairfield’s Anthony Bryant each scored 14 points as the SCAC ended up coming out on top […]

Athletics fall to Royals 6-4 in rematch of AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brett Lawrie and Alcides Escobar played together in the minor leagues, and Lawrie always makes a point of greeting his old buddy whenever their teams play each other. That’s why the Oakland third baseman insisted Friday night that there was no intent when he slid late into second base, colliding with […]

Warriors, Pelicans enter series with different pedigrees

OAKLAND — Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference’s final playoff spot. Expectations for both teams now are just as stark. […]

Tour de farce: ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ lands in Benicia

FAIRFIELD — A British farce is the latest production from the Benicia Old Town Theatre Group. “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” a two-act play that premiered in 1987, has a cast of six, mixed with a ton of laughs. The story centers on one man’s affair outside marriage, a woman named Suzanne, another called Suzette, and […]

Director brings light, humor to ‘Picnic’

FAIRFIELD — The play had already been selected when Lindsay Stoltz-Karimian stepped into the director’s role for the Solano Repertory Theatre Company. So she found ways to make “Picnic” her own. “It can be a long and boring show,” she said. “It gets very heavy and tedious. I wanted to make it light, bring the fun […]

Week in preview April 17-23, 2015

Fairfield 6 p.m. Friday Bob Jacobs Quintet CD release party Favela’s Fusion, 1500 Oliver Road. 421-8484. 6:30 p.m. Friday and Thursday “School for Wives” Fairfield High School, 205 E. Atlantic Ave. 438-3035. 7 p.m. Friday Trio Seven Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Room 1239. 7:30 p.m. Friday Anak, Bryan Podwys, Analog Us Gordon’s Music and Sound, 810 […]

Show features 3 men, 21 guitar strings, Bach

FAIRFIELD — They are the guitar men. Trio Seven is three men who play seven-string guitars. The seventh string is used to expand the bass or treble range. The group uses that extra guitar string to cover a range of styles from baroque and romantic to impressionistic and modern. Trio Seven was founded by Matthew Grasso, […]

Vanden dominates All-City girls basketball team

FAIRFIELD — The best season in Vanden High girls basketball history also matched the high-water mark for a city girls hoops team – a berth in the Northern California Regional finals. Not surprisingly, the Vikings dominate the 2014-15 Daily Republic All-City girls basketball team. Player of the Year Kayla Blair, Vanden: The two-time Solano County […]

College Notebook: Mitchell puts up fancy pitching for Academy of Art

Without a doubt, Brenna Mitchell had the best four-game stretch of her career last week for Academy of Art. And earned Pacific West Conference Pitcher of the Week honors because of it. The former Rodriguez High standout earned three wins and a save by throwing 18 2-3 scoreless innings, allowing just eight hits and one walk […]

Warriors wrap up regular season with 133-126 win over Denver

OAKLAND — Not hoots or hollers were heard in Golden State’s locker room. No hugs or high-fives were seen, and no major celebrations were in the works. “Reserved but happy,” is how coach Steve Kerr described his team. After the best regular season in franchise history, the Warriors want more. In fact, nothing less than a championship […]

Prep swimming: Rodriguez swims to sweep of Napa

FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High swim team swept Napa in Monticello Empire League action, Wednesday, with the girls winning 89-86 and the boys prevailing 95-74. Ricki Almanzo was a double winner for the Mustangs, taking the 500-yard freestyle in 6 minutes, 1.57 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.98. Tess Lindahl was also a winner in the […]

Prep girls soccer: Armijo has dozen shutouts after blanking Vacaville

VACAVILLE — The Armijo High girls soccer team up its total of shutouts on the season to 12 with a 3-0 victory over Vacaville in Monticello Empire League play at Zunino Stadium, Wednesday. The Indians (13-1-2, 8-1-2 MEL) had a lot of good looks in the opening half but didn’t score until the 37th minute when […]

Prep boys tennis: Vikings sail to 9-0 sweep of Falcons

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High boys tennis team defeated crosstown rival Fairfield 9-0 in Solano County Athletic Conference play, Wednesday. The Vikings’ Joseph Brooks defeated the Falcons’ David Lura 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while JD Bobo defeated Ryan Canlas (No. 2) 6-2, 6-2 for Vanden (11-3, 11-2 SCAC). The closest match of the […]

Prep baseball: Mustangs rally to top Bulldogs in 8th inning

FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High baseball team allowed a run in the top of the eighth inning but answered with two of its own for a walk-off win, defeating Vacaville 5-4 in Monticello Empire League play, Wednesday. The win keeps the Mustangs (9-7-1, 4-4 MEL) in the middle of the pack in the league standings after […]

Four local athletes among Lackey Scholarship winners

LODI — Jessica Zunino Papadopoulos and Jake Perlstein of Vacaville, Josh Stewart of Vanden and Emily Dart of Rio Vista are among 48 winners of the A. Dale Lackey/CSEA Scholarships, the Sac-Joaquin Section announced Wednesday. The scholarships are given for “outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school,” […]

Ex-NFL star Hernandez convicted of murder, sentenced to life

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. Hernandez, 25, who had been considered one […]

JC baseball: Falcons fall on road to Laney

OAKLAND — A four-run bottom of the sixth was the difference in the Solano Community College baseball team’s 9-6 loss to Laney College, Tuesday. The loss puts the Falcons (20-11) tied atop the Bay Valley Conference standings with Marin at 15-4. SCC will host Marin, Thursday. Alvaro Rubalcaba was a perfect 3 for 3 with […]

JC softball: Selden tosses no-hitter in SCC sweep

FAIRFIELD — Alesia Selden tossed a five-inning no-hitter in the Solano Community College softball team’s second game of a doubleheader, Tuesday, defeating Los Medanos 12-4 in the first game and 18-0 in the second to remain unbeaten in the Bay Valley Conference. The Falcons (29-7, 16-0 BVC) plated 12 runs in the bottom of the […]

Prep boys volleyball: VCS drops SDL match to Encina Prep

SACRAMENTO — The Vacaville Christian boys volleyball team fell under .500 in the Sierra Delta League with its 25-19, 26-24, 25-16 loss to Encina Prep Tuesday. Eddie Melgar and Adam Grabowsi each tallied five kills with the former adding three blocks and the latter, two for the Falcons (5-5, 3-4 SDL). Vacaville Christian travels to […]