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Past articles by Matt:

Former women’s Fliers Club champions reconnect – Daily Democrat

The Yolo Fliers Club women’s championship golf tournament will begin Aug. 2 as part of the club’s 100th anniversary celebration. Among former champions who gathered recently were, left-… → Read More

UC Davis football to open 2021 season against USC

After visiting Stanford last season and a little more than a month from opening the 2019 season at Cal, UC Davis have added another PAC-12 opponent to a future schedule, the program announced Frida… → Read More

Woodland alumnus Anderson to be inducted into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame

For Kelly Anderson (now Timothy), it was always Cal. As a young girl, her travel softball team got set up to be bat girls when teams were in Sacramento and Timothy was assigned to the Golden Bears.… → Read More

UC Davis women’s soccer welcomes three transfers – Daily Democrat

New UC Davis head coach Tracy Hamm isn’t the only one migrating up I-80 from San Francisco State to join the Aggies. She’s bringing three players from a recent recruiting class at San F… → Read More

Northern California Babe Ruth tournament kicks off at Clark Field

Woodland’s 14U Babe Ruth team kicked off the Northern California State tournament this past weekend, falling 11-10 in a back and forth game that wasn’t over until nearly 10:30 p.m on Sa… → Read More

Woodland School District to explore lowering voting age

Woodland School District Superintendent Tom Pritchard has been given direction by the Board of Trustees to explore lowering the voting age in school district elections to 16 for a possible 2020 bal… → Read More

UC Davis mens soccer announce 2019 schedule

UC Davis Head Coach Dwayne Shaffer will lead the Aggies into a road-heavy schedule for his 23rd season at the helm. The Aggies will host just six home games and will also face five NCAA tournament … → Read More

Woodland American falls in 50/70 Section tournament

Woodland American Little League fell to East County Little League for the second time at the Section tournament, dropping Tuesday’s game 4-2 in Concord. WALL got another big day at the plate … → Read More

Clark Field to play host to Babe Ruth tournament

Clark Field will once again play host to the Northern California State 14-year old tournament this weekend. On Saturday, Vallejo will play Elk Grove at 1 p.m., Bell-Mateo will play East Sacramento … → Read More

WJUSD Board of Trustees passes resolution for Pride Month

Days after the Yolo County Board of Supervisors passed a similar resolution, the Woodland Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees passed a resolution Thursday night officially declaring Jun… → Read More

Woodland American Little League stay alive in section tournament

Woodland American Little League stayed alive in their 50/70 Intermediate Section tournament on Monday in Concord with a 10-1 win over Novato South Little League. Landon Dahler went 3-4 with two run… → Read More

WJUSD puts out new RFP for Woodland High stadium project

Nearly three months after they were forced to reject high bids from contractors for new bleachers and other improvements at the site of Woodland High’s stadium, the Woodland Joint Unified Sch… → Read More

Local powerlifter with elite resume gearing up for more in August

In retrospect, Felipe Camberos can’t believe he was so naive. Camberos was still new to the sport of powerlifting last August when he signed up for his first meet and unwittingly choosing Bos… → Read More

UC Davis track and field director Sheffield steps down

UC Davis Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Rahn Sheffield announced Thursday that he is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Sheffield’s contract runs out this summer. &#8… → Read More

Freeman Elementary’s Soltero selected as Masonic Educator of the Year – Daily Democrat

Freeman Elementary 2nd grade teacher Clara Soltero has been named the 2019 Masonic Educator of the Year as announced at Thursday evening’s School Board of Trustees meeting. Soltero was nomina… → Read More

WJUSD trustees, Yolo County supervisors preparing LGBTQ recognitions

The Woodland Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees and the Yolo County Board of Supervisors are both preparing to approve resolutions recognizing the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. T… → Read More

WJUSD approves appointments of principals at Maxwell, Tafoya

Among it’s summer business, the Woodland Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of two new principals for the upcoming school year. Debra Hetrick will take over a… → Read More

Hutchison advances to match play at British Amateur

Mark Honbo – UC Davis Athletics UC Davis sophomore and 2019 Big West Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year Thomas Hutchison carded a 1-under-par 70 on Tuesday en route to a two-day total … → Read More

Woodland’s Arias finishes second year at Fresno State with eye on playoffs – Daily Democrat

No one on the Fresno State Bulldogs had more saves this season than Jaime Arias’ 12. Only two had more strikeouts and only one had a better strikeout percentage than Arias’ 34 percent. … → Read More

Woodland High graduates brave wind in 2019 ceremony

There have been years past where blazing June heat was what made Woodland High graduates fidget in their seats on graduation day. → Read More