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Two Davis ‘kids’ recalled during All-Star Break

With Major League Baseball’s midsummer classic upon us Tuesday, a couple of former Davis kids came to mind: one a 1939 All Star and one who should have been in 1973. If you’ve been around The Enterprise sports pages long, from time to time you’ve read a little about Babe Ruth’s back-up Myril Hoag and Ron Bryant, […]

Pro-am takes shape, will benefit UCD golf teams

Coming off of seasons in which the UC Davis women’s and men’s teams played top-shelf golf, a key pro-am fundraiser that will support both teams has been announced for Monday, July 27, at El Macero Country Club. The annual benefit outing will be made up of amateur foursomes, each accompanied by a professional. Entry fees are […]

Hats off to City Council for acknowledging sports’ needs

Our City Council was on top of its game this week. Keeping its eye on the ball, the top Davis panel separated discussion, planning and funding of sports facilities from a planned June 2016 utility-users’ tax try that will shore up the community’s flagging roads, bike paths and other crumbling infrastructure. At the same time, […]

Will ‘The Eight’ help bring a Big West volleyball title to UCD?

“Comparing this class to the rest of the conference, I am very excited about the players we have coming in — and I think it’s the start of a group that’s going to eventually win the Big West championship.” Those are the words of second-year UC Davis women’s volleyball coach Dan Conners, who took some […]

Lorenson looks back on first year as Davis High AD

Davis High has 27 varsity sports and fields more than 40 teams when one counts junior varsity and freshman levels. Without athletic director, administrative assistant and trainer salaries, Blue Devil sports spend more than $500,000 annually. Of that budget figure, about $175,000 comes from gate receipts and Associated Student Body card sales, according to school records. […]

In the Clubhouse: On the course, there are so many memories

Last month, we asked folks to send us their favorite golf experiences. The stories we’ve received have been terrific. Some jokes have been sprinkled in, giving us the idea that a “best golf joke” In the Clubhouse is right around the corner, too. But those first-hand stories … So many good ones. There were a couple […]

Not tennis, not badminton … it’s pickleball!

It’s not tennis. It’s not quite badminton. And although it uses a Wiffleball, it has nothing to do with baseball. It’s called pickleball. And while it hasn’t yet found a foothold in Davis, if local man John Cook has anything to do with it, the one-size-fits-all game may soon have a place to play. “I started looking […]

Regardless of park outcome, council has to keep sports facilities discussion alive

When the City Council discusses Mayor Dan Wolk’s vision for a Davis sports park on Tuesday, our leaders need not lock onto the proposed location out on County Road 102 — or be stalled by the approximate cost (Wolk says around $25 million). The exercise Tuesday should be to accept that local youth organizations are either playing at […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Strack is back and Davis benefits from her return

Who says you can never go home again? Jenna Strack, the former Davis High athlete and 2014 Cal Poly graduate, is back in town — and the sports community is delighted to have her. Also part of the summer coaching staff of the Davis Community Track and Field Club, Strack’s main gig since February has […]

July 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis’ 11-12 All-Stars reach end of road

DIXON — Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the victors. Such was the case Tuesday night at Hall Memorial Park as the Dixon 11-12 All-Stars scored eight first-inning runs and cruised to a 15-1 win over Davis American. The decision gave Dixon the District 64 pennant and sent it into the Section […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

So-called 50/70 Little League taking hold in District 64

It’s called Intermediate Little League. Folks around youth baseball refer to it as “50/70.” It’s a new wing of traditional Little League that gives kids 11 through 13 the chance to play an advanced type of ball that features most of the rules and style played right through to Major League Baseball. The 50/70 designation comes from […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Fight on: Henkel, Szeder lead Davis American 11-12 win

DIXON — Carson Szeder drove in three runs, Gabe Dirksen hit an insurance homer and Jason Henkel pitched three almost-perfect innings as Davis American eliminated Vacaville Central from the Little League District 64 11-12 tournament on Monday at Hall Memorial Park. The final was 6-3. The locals opened the scoring in the first inning when […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Baldwin’s big day helps Dixon defeat DNLL 11-12s

DIXON — Welcome to the windy — but not so friendly for Davis — confines of Wrigley Field West. With a stiff wind blowing out to left, Davis National and Dixon combined for five round-trippers and 18 runs in what became a six-run hometown victory at Hall Memorial Park. In winning 12-6, Dixon used two […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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