Matt O'Donnell, Vacaville Reporter

Matt O'Donnell

Vacaville Reporter

Vallejo, CA, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Vanden High football team tries to win consecutive section championships

Winning a state championship is the top accomplishment of any high school football team. However, a Sac-Joaquin Section championship is extremely special as well. Snow in Solano County? It happens,… → Read More

Vanden High School football team advances to section final again

Friday was a rough night for quarterbacks, wide receivers, hats, scarves, and anything else that wasn’t bolted down. Fortunately for the Vanden High School football team, it was an excellent evenin… → Read More

Benicia High School wins pitchers’ duel, walks off against Campolindo – Times-Herald

“My curveball and my palm ball were doing all right, but my change-up and fastball were my best pitches today,” Saitz said. → Read More

Vallejo High track athlete Jeffery Holden is athlete of the week

He finished second in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles (43.73) at the Tri-County Athletic League finals. He was also part of the 4-by-400 relay team that took second (3:45.10) along with John Zeigle… → Read More

St. Patrick-St. Vincent High grad Jaden Alexander signs with New Mexico State

Jaden Alexander’s gamble paid off as he signed with New Mexico State last week. He is a former Times-Herald Athlete of the Year winner. → Read More

O’Donnell: The old man is down the road – Times-Herald

This is not an easy column to write as I’ve developed a multitude of relationships with administrators, coaches, athletes and readers in the area. In some ways, this also is the end of my jou… → Read More

St. Patrick-St. Vincent guard Nick Medeiros signs with Sonoma State

It’s difficult to tell what the Sonoma State men’s basketball’s roster will look like next season. Whatever the lineup will look like, however, Nick Medeiros likely will have some… → Read More

American Canyon High softball team drops showdown to Vintage

The Crushers (15-2, 9-1) nearly locked up the top spot in the Vine Valley Athletic League with the 4-0 victory as they took both meetings with the Wolves. They have two more conference games and Am… → Read More

North Bay Athletic Association gymnasts qualify for Westerns in Salt Lake City

Jesse Bethel’s Peyton Oliver will head to Level 9 Westerns in Salt Lake City with her teammate Mariana Aiello, a junior from Carondelet High in Concord who will be heading to nationals for th… → Read More

Benicia High softball team grabs showdown at Clayton Valley

Benicia separated itself from Clayton Valley with a convincing 6-3 win as the Panthers took a major step toward the Diablo Athletic League title. → Read More

Bethel High boys volleyball player Eli Singleton is athlete of the week

Singleton finished with 12 kills, seven blocks and two aces in the Tri-County Athletic League championship match against Pinole Valley as the Jaguars won in four sets. He had four kills, two blocks… → Read More

Vallejo’s Bobby Seronio III victorious in San Jose again – Times-Herald

He knocked out Calob Ramirez during Bellator 277 at the SAP Center in San Jose. The bout was a bantamweight undercard. → Read More

Jesse Bethel High volleyball team wins thriller against Vallejo in TCAL semifinals

The No. 2-seeded Jaguars won 25-19, 21-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-4 over rival Vallejo. Bethel advances to Thursday’s league final at top-seeded Pinole Valley. → Read More

Benicia High School softball player Braxton Brown is athlete of the week

Last week, she was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and pitched six strong innings in the circle to beat Rodriguez. A day later, she had two more hits, including a long homer, and fanned eight … → Read More

Jesse Bethel High baseball team holds off Vallejo in second meeting

Bethel hung on for an 8-6 win over the Redhawks in the second and final meeting of the season between the rivals. → Read More

Benicia High School softball team overwhelms Alhambra

Braxton Brown was 2-for-2 but she not only impressed in the batter’s box. The junior right-hander allowed just three hits in five innings, striking out eight and only walking one. → Read More

Bethel High boys tennis player Andrick Espinosa is athlete of the week

The Jaguars needed Espinosa in a big way on Friday against Pinole Valley as he won his No. 2 singles match 2-6, 7-5, 6-3. Bethel pulled out the 4-3 team win and clinched the Tri-County Athletic Lea… → Read More

O’Donnell: Is catcher Joey Bart the real thing? – Times-Herald

Baseball prospects can be like stocks — who knows what direction they are going to go? → Read More

St. Patrick-St. Vincent High baseball team rallies for win over Bethel

St. Pat’s rallied past visiting Bethel 8-6 in a Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division battle. The Bruins trailed 6-2 at one point. → Read More

Vallejo High School boys volleyball team advances in TCAL playoffs with sweep of Salesian

The No. 3-seeded Redhawks swept the winless Pride 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 in the first round of the TCAL tournament. Vallejo faces a rematch with No. 2 Jesse Bethel on April 26. → Read More