Godby “kids” take health message north and south

“If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” — Mickey Mantle The Godby family of Davis is at it again. Dad Dennis, the naturopathy doctor of ever-increasing acclaim, and his sons Isaiah and Jeremiah, last year pulled off an impressive run across America. Earlier in his […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cats and Grizzlies players are learning from teammates with pro experience

At this week’s Highway 99 Showdown, a Pacific Coast League series between the Sacramento River Cats and Fresno Grizzlies, fans at Raley Field have been able to watch a pair of teams that each feature a great deal of Major League talent. On Wednesday, the home Cats had Yoenis Céspedes, an up-and-coming center fielder for the Oakland […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Eckels, Hatamiya join peers at Raley Field on Sunday

WEST SACRAMENTO — It will be, at least, one last appearance at Raley Field for Davis High baseball players George Hatamiya and Ben Eckels, as the senior pair will show their stuff in the second game of Sunday’s Baseball Showcase Doubleheader. The River Cats-sponsored twinbill is designed to give professional and college scouts one last […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Two Aggies to play for regional team

UC Davis field hockey standouts Casey Wollbrinck and Marissa Hughes have been selected to play on the California High Performance regional team at the women’s national championships sponsored by USA Field Hockey at the University of Maryland beginning this weekend. The squad is composed of the top California players at the college level, and the […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Dine out Wednesday for a good cause

The Davis High School field hockey team will host a pizza fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lamppost Pizza, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis. Mention the team when you order a medium, large or extra-large pizza for dine-in or take-out, and the team will receive a percentage of your order to purchase […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Post 77 drops home opener to Chico

Coming off of a good start in the Memorial Day tournament, Yolo Post 77 dropped its home opener, 10-5, to the Chico Nuts on Wednesday at Clark Field. Former Davis High pitcher Chase Hunt-Murray got the start and another Blue Devil, Reinert Toft, also pitched to catcher Hayden Duer, a current DHS standout. Davis’ Chris Gnos had […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Diamondbacks bite Giants, 4-1

SAN FRANCISCO — Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to help Ian Kennedy snap a five-start losing streak, and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Kennedy (4-5) outdueled Tim Lincecum (2-6) in a matchup of struggling aces to […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

OT victory puts Heat up 2-0

MIAMI — The biggest postseason comeback in Miami Heat franchise history wasn’t enough. The Heat needed more — and got it, digging deep to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Heat rallied from 15 down to beat […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kings take Game 1 in overtime

NEWARK, N.J. — Anze Kopitar scored a spectacular goal on a breakaway with 11:47 left in overtime Wednesday night and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils, 2-1, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Kopitar faked a backhand shot, put the puck on his forehand and beat a prone Martin Brodeur. […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

River Cats top Grizzlies in front of a big crowd at Raley

WEST SACRAMENTO — If you polled the 10,230 fans who attended Wednesday’s Sacramento River Cats day game and asked them why they came, many of them probably would answer “Manny” or “Céspedes.” Others probably would say simply “to see the River Cats win.” No matter the reason, the majority of the fans who made up […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Davis skateboarder Nyjah Huston throws out first pitch in L.A.

Just days after taking first place at the Street League Skateboarding 3rd Series’ first stop of 2012 in Kansas City, 17-year-old skating phenom Nyjah Huston of Davis was invited to throw out the first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 25. Courtesy photo

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Yee twins dominate the links

Davis junior golfer Alyssa Yee won the Girls 10 division at the Veritas World Junior Golf Qualifier Tournament last week at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. Yee shot 46 on both the front and back to card a 92, and capture the victory. She qualified for the World Junior Golf Tournament this July in L.A., where […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Four Aggies on All-Big West baseball teams

UC Davis baseball players Scott Kalush, Paul Politi and Nick Lynch were each selected to the All-Big West second team, while Anthony Kupbens was voted honorable mention by the league office this week. Kupbens is an honorable mention selection for the second consecutive season and the honors are the first for Kalush, Politi and Lynch. […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Occupy Davis makes a statement on the pitch

Occupy Davis, a U19 boys soccer team, took first place at the AYSO Davis World Cup tournament last weekend. Playing as Norway, the locals got a hat trick from Tom Nolan — off assists from Fynn Becker, Nassim Lemseffer and Mauricio Ibanez — to beat Winters, 3-0, in their opener. Later that day, Occupy faced […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,