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Special Olympics make 6th visit to UC Davis this weekend

“You’ll come out and see some things you probably never saw before in terms of competition and athletes. There are some great athletes; you’ll see some things that really tug at your heartstrings.” Those are the words of Jeff Ruthenberg, vice president in charge of sports programs for the Northern California Special Olympics, which come […]

June 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Is Montgomerie ready to defend U.S. Senior Open crown?

SACRAMENTO — When Roberto De Vicenzo won the inaugural U.S. Senior Open in 1980, he pocketed a check for $20,000. When defending tournament champ Colin Montgomerie tees it up Thursday at 1:27 p.m. at Del Paso Country Club, he’ll be eyeing a lion’s share of almost $3 million in 2015 event prize money. The Scotsman, […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Gem of a Little League game sees Woodland nip Davis, 1-0

It was the kind of game one rarely sees in Little League, let alone between 9- and 10-year-olds. But Monday’s 1-0 District 64 All-Star Tournament victory by Woodland National over Davis American received a standing ovation from both squads’ fans once the final out was recorded. The victory moves WNLL through the winners’ bracket to […]

June 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DNLL gives its best shot; out of District 64 tourney

They played hard through the heat of two games in two days. They battled back from a four-run deficit in one of their two outings. They received a number of impressive individual performances along the way. But when the dust cleared this weekend, the Davis National Little Leaguers had been knocked out of the 9-10 […]

June 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

American hitters Chin, Goldberg set a table fit for kings

They call the guys at the top of the batting order table-setters. If a team’s first two hitters are getting on base, there is good news in the box score. On Saturday, in the first round of the District 64 Little League 9-10 All-Star Tournament, Davis American’s Brian Chin and Nicholas Goldberg reached base safely […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports park discussion nears; will it get enough support?

OK. I’m sold. After talking with parents, officials of programs like AYSO, Davis Youth Softball Association and local Little League, and a handful of grandmas and grandpas, I’ve decided that putting a new sports park in town is a good idea. Almost a decade ago, the city of Davis brain trust unveiled the idea for […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Twin-post UCD to benefit from women’s hoops rule changes?

In light of sweeping NCAA women’s basketball rule changes, UC Davis coach Jennifer Gross took time out to talk about the new regulations — and provide a sneak peek at what Aggie fans might expect this winter. Last week, the NCAA announced the women’s game will go to four, 10-minute quarters for the upcoming season. […]

June 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS football turnout improving; keen eye turned to safety

Davis High football coach John Wiley expects almost 90 players to hit the turf at Brown Stadium for the beginning of summer workouts next Monday. “We’ll have between 40 and 50 for varsity alone,” the second-year Blue Devil head man told me. “In the spring, with all the other sports going on, we had 30 […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Rockies’ 1-2 punch helps capture AAA National League flag

Muhammad Mahmoud pitched 3 1/3 innings of no-hit relief while Brahim Counta drove home four runs as the Rockies topped a stubborn crew of Giants, 8-4, to win the Davis Little League AAA National League title on Wednesday. The victory snapped the Giants’ five-game postseason winning streak. “Most importantly, when we have fun, the kids play […]

June 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cutler, Agnew help send Giants to a championship date

They live to play another day. After losing all three previous encounters with the Brewers — including a playoff game last Thursday — the Giants of the Davis Little League majors division staved off elimination from the National League playoffs with a 5-3 win on Tuesday. Jumping ahead 3-0 in the top of the first, the […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

In the Clubhouse: The REAL names in golf will be in our backyard

It was a pretty exciting playoff: It took David Lingmerth three extra holes to dispatch Justin Rose in last weekend’s Memorial at Muirfield Village in Ohio. Let’s see … I know about Justin Rose. Solid golfer. From televised interviews, seems like a nice enough guy. And Lingmerth? Until Sunday, I though a Lingmerth was a […]

June 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

AAA Giants still alive as Davis’ outburst leads the way

The 2012 San Francisco Giants won six consecutive elimination games to get to the World Series, which they took in four games from Detroit. Now, Northern California has another orange-and-black team that thrives living on the edge. The Davis Little League AAA Giants followed James Davis’ five-RBI night to an 11-3 playoff win over the […]

June 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Natural beauty helps Davis ultra runner move along the trail

“It’s a test of ultimate will. The heartbreak climb uphill. Got to pick up the pace. If you want to stay in the race …” — “Marathon,” by Rush What pops into the minds of long-distance runners during grueling tests like the June 27 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Race? A favorite lyric from a song like “Marathon”? […]

June 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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