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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Author Archive: Will Bellamy

Schmidt’s familiar story has a kick

The story of an NFL hopeful going undrafted but making enough of an impression to earn an invitation to training camp — where he battles to make the team — has been told countless times, by both journalists and filmmakers. In fact, it is so well-traveled that it might just be one of the greatest […]

Déjà vu for Davis Junior Legion squad

FAIRFIELD — Davis already knew the sting of seeing a lead slip away when it took the field for Thursday morning’s Junior Legion Area 1 tournament elimination game against the South Humboldt 76ers. On Wednesday, the Blue Devils fell to the Napa Tribe in their opening game of the tourney despite leading by several runs […]

Pitching is key as Post 77 advances to Area 1 tournament

While Yolo Post 77 has made waves with its explosive offense this summer, the local baseball team’s ability to keep opponents from having that same type of success at the plate may end up being even more vital to its hopes of earning a berth in this year’s American Legion state tournament. At least that […]

U16s take bronze as Five Starz sends four volleyball teams to nationals

If the Five Starz Volleyball Club didn’t turn heads in the Northern California youth sports world when it qualified four of its seven travel teams for the recent USA Girls Volleyball Junior National Championships, it certainly has now. The squads, made up of junior high and high school students from Davis and the surrounding area, […]

DALL’s 9-10 run comes to an end

Fortunately for the Davis American 9-10 All-Stars, they’re still at the age where fun and learning come first. The locals gave it their all in a Little League District 64 tournament elimination game on Thursday at the Davis Little League Complex, but couldn’t overcome a powerful Dixon squad in a 16-0 mercy rule-shortened decision. “They […]

D’Angelo’s slam keeps DNLL alive in 9-10 tourney

If Davis National 9-10 All-Star Chris D’Angelo didn’t already have a sports moment worth talking about for the rest of his life, he certainly does now. D’Angelo hit a grand slam over the right-field fence in the fifth inning of Thursday night’s Little League District 64 tournament elimination game to cap off a memorable comeback and […]

Vacaville Central runs away from DALL 9-10s

There’s a lot made about the importance of finishing in sports, but just as often, the way a team starts determines its fate. That was the case in Wednesday night’s matchup between the Davis American and Vacaville Central 9-10 All-Stars. VCLL knocked the wind out of DALL with a two-run homer in its second at-bat […]

Early blast hurts Davis National

Four pitches into Wednesday night’s game against Woodland National, fans of the Davis National 9-10 All-Stars might’ve had an inkling that things just weren’t going to go their way. WNLL struck pay dirt with a home run in its first at-bat, then proceeded to roll to a 7-2 victory in a District 64 tournament contest at […]

DNLL survives a slam to advance in tourney

Davis National had a bad turn of luck in its first game of the Little League District 64 9-10 All-Star Tournament on Saturday morning.

But instead of letting it rattle them or knock them off course, the locals seized the chance to prove their resilience.

After Vacaville American cut a comfortable five-run DNLL lead to a precarious one-run advantage on a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Nationals responded with a strong showing in the sixth and final frame. Davis scored in the top of the inning and then shut down VALL in the bottom half to clinch a 9-7 victory at the Davis Little League Complex.

Tacoma rains on Taylor’s parade with one big inning

The fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the Tacoma Rainiers was like something out of a nightmare for starting pitcher Andrew Werner and the rest of the Sacramento River Cats. The Rainiers notched seven runs on six hits in the top of the inning, sending Werner to the dugout for the night and setting […]

River Cats shut down Tacoma

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Travis Banwart would’ve had a shutout if he hadn’t surrendered a home run to Robert Andino in the fifth inning of Saturday night’s game against the Tacoma Rainiers. But he couldn’t curse his luck all that much afterwards, considering that the homer led to the only run he gave up in […]

If it plays like this, Post 77 can’t lose

Fans of Yolo Post 77 had better hope that Wednesday night’s home opener against the Chico Nuts was a preview of what is to come this season — because if the locals are truly as good as they looked, it’s going to be a lot of fun. Yolo flashed its speed, offensive firepower and depth on […]

Masterful performance for DHS tracksters

When asked who they thought stood out in Friday night’s finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field meet in Elk Grove, Davis High head coach Spencer Elliott and distance mentor Bill Gregg couldn’t narrow it down to just a few names. Who could blame them? On a night when the Blue Devils sent […]

Tigers top DHS softballers, who look to the future

Some might say the Davis High softball team’s season went up in flames on Tuesday night, and leave it at that. But those critics are looking only at the Blue Devils’ 11-0 loss to Roseville in a Sac-Joaquin Section tournament out-bracket game at the DHS field, and overlooking one very important fact: These locals are […]

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