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Author Archive: Bruce Gallaudet

Young reinvents his game to help Aggies improve on the diamond

The saga of UC Davis senior Adam Young is a never-too-late baseball story that should serve as inspiration for teammates and fans alike. Young, an infielder from West Covina, came into 2014 having started 60 games for the Aggies. Primarily a shortstop or second baseman, the Damian High graduate presented himself as all glove, no […]

Davis gets to Grant ace and rolls in DVC crucial

By now, area baseball fans know the road to the Delta Valley Conference championship usually runs from Davis to Elk Grove and back again. Thanks to Tuesday’s important 13-3 home victory over a mistake-prone Grant High, it looks to most observers like that road will again be heavily traveled early next month. After a Thursday […]

Davis runners presence felt at Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Not long after Meb Keflezighi — the first American to win the Boston Marathon in almost 20 years — crossed the finish line Monday, 26 runners from Davis and Golden Valley Harriers followed suit. Keflezighi ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boylston Street in the Back Bay district in 2:08.37. After three […]

New short-range facility to aid Aggie, El Macero golfers

A short-game practice facility that is expected to be a feather in the cap of the UC Davis golf program will be constructed at El Macero Country Club. Construction, due to begin in two weeks, will be funded by alumni, families and friends of the Aggie men’s and women’s links teams. It will cost $250,000 […]

Aggie men shoot 9-under, lead own tourney

Luke Vivolo, Ben Corfee and Matt Hansen all broke par as UC Davis took control of the El Macero Golf Classic after a dazzling second-round team performance on Saturday. Vivolo’s 4-under 68 tied Sacramento State’s Owen Taylor for the day’s lowest round and helped give the Aggie men a 562-578 bulge over second-place Cal State […]

Fox coming to UCD; Riffle heads to Florida

From the If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em Department: Josh Fox, a 6-foot-6 swingman from City College of San Francisco, is headed to UC Davis — hopefully adding some much-needed defense to the Aggie basketball lineup. Fox played his freshman season at UC Riverside before returning to the junior college ranks this past winter. […]

Foster steps down as Lady Blue Devil basketball coach

After three seasons as Davis High’s girls basketball coach, Karen Foster announced she is stepping down. “The personal reasoning is … about all the things my family has going on (the next two years),” Foster, 48, told The Enterprise. “I decided to put my two daughters first. “Of the many titles I’ve had over the […]

Landry evolves into UCD women’s lacrosse leader

Local lacrosse fans have seen these Elizabeth Landry moves for three seasons … The UC Davis midfielder collects the draw, blazes toward the opponent’s goal, dekes a couple of defenders and — whoosh! — her powerful shot shakes the net. Landry, only a junior, has spent much of 2014 climbing the Aggie record-book ladder and has become […]

UCD staff allows 19 hits in Causeway rout

The UC Davis baseballers have been knocking the ball around a little bit — recently taking two of three games from visiting Long Beach State after almost beating Stanford. Scoring 28 runs in their last five games has been a confidence-builder. But Tuesday, in a nonleague contest between the home-standing Aggies and Sacramento State, even […]

U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame has tough, new policy on future inductees

Baseball, football and other major league sports can learn a thing or two from the Davis-based U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. A new policy announced Tuesday by the Hall’s board of directors imposes lifetime bans on cycling athletes or contributors who admit or are convicted of violating rules concerning performance-enhancing drugs. The policy goes into […]

‘Boston Strong,’ meet ‘Davis Strong’ at Monday’s marathon

They call it “Boston Strong.” It’s the resolve the people of that New England city have shown in recovering from the April 15, 2013, terror bombing that killed three people and left 264 injured near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. On Monday, the 118th running of the world’s most famous 26-mile tour will […]

Bitners’ memory honored with Little League game for the ages

North Davis Elementary School teacher Paulene Bitners will live long in our memories. And fittingly, a Little League game played between her son Nolan’s Dodgers and the Giants earlier this week will live on in local baseball lore. Bitners died Sunday of breast cancer. The popular and influential kindergarten and third-grade teacher was a fixture […]

Halden Invitational to draw 30 high schools Saturday

It’s the biggest edition yet of the resurrected Halden Invitational track-and-field gathering. When 30 high schools (and six junior highs and youth club squads) assemble at Davis High’s Brown Stadium this Saturday, almost 1,000 athletes will compete from 10 a.m. (sprints) through a Distance Carnival which, last year, wrapped up near 9 p.m. “We’re excited,” […]

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