Biondini

12 Dec 18
Times-Herald
The American Canyon boys soccer team tied Piner 1-1 on Tuesday night. The Wolves (4-3-2) had their lone goal come from William Biondini. American Canyon’s next game is Dec. 18 at Justin-Siena.
11 Dec 18
Times-Herald
Given the choice between the heated gymnasium and the cold, swirling winds of winter soccer, most athletes would choose the former. Not Billy Biondini. The American Canyon High senior decided to give soccer a shot this season after trying his luck with basketball in his first three years of prep sports. The Wolves soccer team might be glad he did. He scored six goals in four games in the Lancer Cup on Friday and Saturday. American Canyon won the tournament championship by outlasting Kimball 4-1 in the title game. He is the Times-Herald Athlete of the Week. Biondini admitted that playing four games in two days was tiring. “We do a lot of drills out here and a lot of them involve running and moving and trying to get our chemistry down,” he said. “By the last game, I was drained. I was really tired but I felt like our team was really well conditioned.” Assistant coach Javier Hernandez said the team showed tremendous improvement over a week’s time. “We actually played in another tournament (in Santa Rosa) last week and didn’t do very well,” he said. “In my opinion, it was a little bit concerning. I think in the previous tournament, I’m not sure if we knew how to read the players or how to set them up. Toward the end of that tournament, we started to figure out where the players fit and I think that carried on to this week.” Biondini scored two each against Bear Creek and Lathrop and one each against Kimball and Lodi. He said fellow striker Chris Hernandez and midfielders Alex Canas and Jacob Escobar all did a great job getting the ball to him. Hernandez was a scoring threat himself as he scored twice against Kimball. Biondini said just getting back into soccer, he has to improve on a number of things but said his footwork is getting better. “When I was younger, I played a lot of soccer. I played for about eight years but I took the last four years off,” he said. “I just figured it was my senior year and I love playing soccer so I figured I would do it again.” Biondini said it was a tough decision to quit basketball. “I asked them if I could play both but they told me I had to pick one,” he said. The Wolves are still in the preseason but they will start Vine Valley Athletic League play Dec. 18 against Justin-Siena. American Canyon finished third a year ago behind Vallejo and Benicia in the now defunct Solano County Athletic Conference. “To be honest, I didn’t pay that much attention to soccer last year but we’re just going to try our best in our new league,” he said. “I’ve heard that Napa and Vintage are pretty tough.” Honorable mention Scout Bates and Andrew Maichel (St. Pat’s water polo) both were selected to play in an all-star game representing the North Coast Section. Akil Edwards (St. Pat’s boys basketball) scored a combined 65 points during three games of the Father Berry Classic, including 27 points against Jesuit. Taejon Frederickson (Vallejo boys basketball) scored 13 points to help lead the Redhawks to a win at American Canyon. Basil Othman (Benicia wrestling) won his second straight tournament championship when he took first place at the Green and Gold Classic. Jacob Sharp (Bethel boys basketball) scored a whopping 114 points in four games of the McDonald’s Classic in Stockton as the Jaguars went 3-1. That included 39 points against Lincoln in the first round. Alexis Villagomez (Vallejo boys soccer) had two goals and one assist in the Redhawks’ win over Swett. Nikkea Youngblood (Bethel girls basketball) scored 25 points against Florin in the Claude Brock tournament in Sacramento. Toyota Vallejo Athlete of the Week Name: Billy Biondini Sport: Boys Soccer Year: Senior Achievements: He scored six times in four games as the Wolves won the Lancer Cup on Saturday. He scored two each against Bear Creek and Lathrop.  
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09 Nov 18
Times-Herald
When Benicia and American Canyon high schools each left the Solano County Athletic Conference after last season, it was thought that the two program’s football teams would not play each other for a while. However, both schools are now wishing that there can be a matchup this season. Although it’s still a few steps away, with two wins Benicia and American Canyon could face each other in the North Coast Section Division II championship. However, both teams aren’t thinking that far ahead yet, as each squad faces a very tough road opponent on Friday. Benicia (8-3), the bracket’s No. 7 seed, takes on second seed Bishop O’Dowd (9-2), while American Canyon (6-5) takes on top-seeded Rancho Cotate (10-1) in the quarterfinals. “The only thing I’m worried about right now is Bishop O’Dowd,” Benicia head coach Craig Holden said, with a laugh. “I don’t have enough patience to think about anything else. I don’t even know who is on the other side of the bracket. We’ll worry about next week if we get to next week. Would I like a matchup with American Canyon? Yeah, I’d take it. I wouldn’t mind facing them because that means we’re facing them in the section championship.” Both teams are coming off impressive wins last week, as Benicia won at home against Alhambra 42-7, while American Canyon won on the road against Montgomery 43-29. In the win over Montgomery, Wolves’ running back Eddie Byrdsong rushed for over 350 yards and scored four touchdowns. American Canyon is hoping to have another big game out of the senior. “I was impressed that he kept running hard, kept running downhill,” Wolves’ head coach John Montante said. “He made players that originally wanted to tackle him, not want to tackle him.” Montante said that Rancho Cotate’s offensive line is very solid and that it would take a total team effort to get a second-round win. “The guys have been really focused in practice so far and things have been moving along great,” Montante said. “They’ve been owning it. They’re constantly talking and communicating with each other. To win this game, like any game, it’s going to come down to tackling, blocking and executing the fundamentals. We want to be able to run the football and on defense we want to rally to the football and create some turnovers.” Montante added that some players on the defense that have stood out recently include Kaave Gaviola and Alec Hoover as well as Brandon Seay and Billy Biondini in the secondary. The Wolves’ coach also added that quarterback Vance Eschenburg has been stellar and keeps improving each week. Meanwhile, Benicia will be taking on Bishop O’Dowd, at the same time in Oakland. The Panthers are very confident after a home win last week as they go against a team coached by ex-Raider Napoleon Kaufman with assistants such as former San Francisco 49er wideout J.J. Stokes and former Stanford and Cleveland Browns running back Tommy Vardell, who coaches the team’s running backs. The Panthers main focus could be to limit the damage done by Dragons’ running back Austin Jones, who has 1,530 yards on the ground this year to go with his 18 touchdowns. Jones has verbally committed to play at Stanford. “We basically just want to stop (Jones) from going nuts,” Holden said. “He’s going to get a touchdown here and there, but we need to try and contain him. They have him and a couple good wide receivers as well, but we have some really good players as well. With our linebackers, I’m confident in all of them.” On offense, Holden and Benicia are hoping for a repeat performance from junior quarterback Kameron Lane, who threw for two touchdowns and ran in two more offensively. He connected early and often with senior wide receiver Justin ZImmer, who had 194 receiving yards and a touchdown. Senior Elijah Harris also had a receiving touchdown in the second half. “We’re going to need everyone to rise to the occasion,” Holden said. “It’s going to take a total team effort, but we’re confident. We’re excited to be playing in the second round of the playoffs.” What: Benicia at Bishop O’Dowd, American Canyon at Rancho Cotate When: 7 p.m., Friday  
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Parlay Game

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