New York is a tough place. “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere,” goes the song. New York — especially for winners of the first two legs of horse racing’s Triple Crown — can be a living hell. With American Pharoah’s gallop to victory in the Kentucky Derby on May 2, […]
Most track standouts run for the finish line. After Alaina King spent almost a year coming all the way back from a terrible knee injury, family and friends this spring thought — albeit briefly — that the Davis High 400-meter whiz might be running for her life. In an improbable saga of accidents and medical […]
From Albania to Zimbabwe, the countries of the globe will be well represented when 131 soccer teams descend on Davis for the 29th annual AYSO World Cup come Memorial Day weekend. Considered the biggest American Youth Soccer Organization-only tournament on the West Coast, the three-day shootout features more than 1,700 players, 300-plus local volunteers, 1,100 […]
“We’re going to make history. It’s just a matter of when. Will it be this year?” wonders UC Davis men’s golf coach Cy Williams, who has spent two decades directing Aggie teams. The enthusiastic mentor knows his 2015 edition — about to swing into NCAA Regional action Thursday at Golf Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. […]
Stand in the middle of a driving range and have everybody simultaneously tee up on the practice pads… On the count of three, have those dozen or so golfers let fly — every shot aimed in your direction. Where do you turn? Now you know my problem in trying to put together this week’s edition […]
In keeping with the rich tradition of diverse accomplishment by former students, administrators, teachers and contributors associated with Davis High, the school’s Blue & White Foundation has announced its 20-member Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Robotics pioneer Tyler Schilling and botanical artist and mentor Catherine (Stevens) Watters join retired mathematics instructor Calvin Crabill, lifelong Davis resident/builder/benefactor John Whitcombe and the 16 members of the Blue Devils’ unbeaten 1961-62 basketball team in receiving this year’s honors.
The foundation, established in 2002 “to create positive opportunities for our community,” was a driving force behind the high school’s multi-use Brown Stadium/Halden Field project. It also created …
From one of Davis High’s darkest moments came inspiration that turned its baseball season around. On April 15, Solomon Biers-Ariel ran full speed into the outfield fence chasing a long fly ball off the bat of Grant’s Ruben Garza. The blast cleared the wall as Biers-Ariel crashed into it. Garza’s home run proved to be the […]
The vision of a new community sports park has been resurrected. Mayor Dan Wolk, as part of his “Renew Davis” philosophy, will recommend that a 100-acre site on County Road 102 be considered for a multi-field complex; a site that would host AYSO soccer, Davis Youth Softball Association and Little League teams. The proposed park […]
The Comeback Kids of Davis High — winners of six of their final seven regular-season outings — get a home game against Rocklin in the first round of Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoffs. The Blue Devils are the 12-team Division I tournament’s No. 8 seed. The defending section champs (15-12 overall, 8-6 in Delta League play) have […]
Watching a baseball game with your son — especially since I’m old and my “kid” is an avid adult product of the game’s modern era — is one of my great pleasures these days. We often have those who-was-better discussions… “I saw Willie Mays play. Believe me, son, Mike Trout is no Willie Mays.” I wonder aloud […]
Getting hot at the right time is a big deal in sports. That said, the white-hot UC Davis women’s golf team is in South Bend, Ind., to take on a heady field of 17 other universities in the NCAA Regionals, which begin Thursday. Playing three rounds at Warren Golf Course — a good 3-wood from […]
Come Sunday, some of the world’s top road-racing cyclists will head out of the capital city to signal the start of the eight-day, 724-mile Amgen Tour of California. Beginning at 10:50 a.m., the riders will blaze a southerly trail along the Sacramento River before turning west through parts of Solano County and eventually finding their way to Davis at […]
WEST SACRAMENTO — After doggedly competing in a close weekend sweep by No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, the UC Davis baseball team came out flat Tuesday night at Raley Field. Aggie starting pitcher Nat Hamby got cuffed around and the offense stalled as Sacramento State cruised to a 7-1 nonleague victory in front of 545 fans. “We’re toward […]
Bicycle lanes — more than 150 miles of which wend through the UC Davis campus and the city of Davis — are synonymous with Davis. A given in the quality of life of the community, bike routes encourage physical fitness, take automobiles off the street, save energy and play defense in the battle to protect […]