Trials and tribulations in the X-Alps race

Honza Rejmanek of Davis and Pierre Carter of South Africa have spent the past 48 hours traveling together in the Red Bull X-Alps race from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco. Day three continued with high winds. Most racers hiked all day. Rejmanek covered 28 km (17 miles) as the crow flies toward Monaco, which is really […]

Belt’s bat carries S.F. past L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt finally feels comfortable hitting in the majors, and the timing couldn’t be better for the San Francisco Giants. Belt capped a solid first day back in the big leagues with a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and the Giants finally gave Madison Bumgarner some run support at home […]

Bees score late to sting Cats

Sacramento starting pitcher Lenny DiNardo cruised through six innings against Salt Lake on Tuesday before leaving in the seventh with a three-run lead. But before the River Cats’ left-hander could get settled in the dugout to watch his bullpen try to finish his victory, the Bees had already tied the game. Two more runs off […]

Tigers bash Moscoso to beat A’s

DETROIT —  Guillermo Moscoso’s worst inning as a starter led to another loss for the Oakland Athletics. Moscoso yielded two-run homers by Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen during Detroit’s six-run fifth inning, and Oakland lost, 8-3, to the Tigers on Tuesday. “It is kind of frustrating, because we played very good baseball, and I lost […]

A tale of two Davis softball qualifiers

It’s a tale of two Davis Youth Softball Association teams … One — the under-10 all-stars — qualified for the ASA Western National Tournament. Their practices continue and the kids and their parents are making plans for the Aug. 2 competition in Clovis. The other — DYSA’s U14 all-stars — also qualified for the ASA […]

Aggies have two All-American water polo players

UC Davis sophomore attacker Carmen Eggert and sophomore utility Jessica Dunn each earned All-America honorable mention by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches when the teams were announced on Tuesday. The award gives more hardware to the two Aggies, who were each named to the All-Big West Conference’s second-team last spring. Eggert, a native […]

Aquatics roundup: Aquadarts start strong at Junior Olympics

The first of the two weekends of competition that make up the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympics Championships went extremely well for the Davis Aquadarts. Record-setting swims by Chenoa Devine, 12, and Tara Halsted were the highlights of a successful performance by the locals last weekend. Part two of the meet will feature 74 Aquadarts traveling […]

Davis girls gear up for Junior Olympics water polo

By Kallie Gregg Even as Davis High students take their much-needed summer break, the brilliance of the Blue Devil water polo program carries over into the summer months. Each morning for two hours, these lazy July days are transformed into an efficient and propelling practice for a cutting-edge girls’ Davis Water Polo Club. Watching some […]

Greiner Athlete of the Week Joannie Siegler (7/20/11)

When a handful of Davis distance runners made the commitment to run in the recent World Masters Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, the over-50s had no idea how they might fare. For Bryan Thoreson, Craighton Chin, Wendy Pratt and Joannie Siegler, one thing was certain — each had some nagging ailments to overcome. These […]

X-Alps racers are tightly bunched

Check it out What: Honza Rejmanek’s third bid to win the X-Alps race When and where: Starting Sunday, July 17, in Salzburg, Austria, and ending 10 to 12 days later in Monaco Watch it: Follow the race in real time at http://www.redbullXAlps.com By Margaret S. Burns Snow and strong winds battered the competitors as they climbed […]

Giants stay hot by beating L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the seventh inning and combined with two relievers on a seven-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval had three hits, including his ninth homer, for NL West-leading San Francisco, which has won eight of 10. […]

MLB roundup: Halladay leaves early as Phillies fall to Cubs

CHICAGO — Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena homered to back a dominant start by Rodrigo Lopez, and Chicago beat Philadelphia, 6-1, on Monday as Phillies ace Roy Halladay left the game because of the heat. Halladay doubled over and was visited by a trainer after Starlin Castro led off the fifth inning with a single. […]

DALL junior all-stars don’t go gentle into the night

BENICIA — Dylan Thomas would have been proud of the Davis American Junior Little Leaguers. They did not go gentle into that good night, raging as they did against the dying of their playoff light. After coming back through the so-called loser’s bracket to win the District 64 tournament two weeks ago, the locals had […]

River Cats act offensively in Salt Lake

For the past month, the Sacramento River Cats haven’t exactly been playing like the first-place team that they are — losing 12 of 17 games entering Monday’s contest. But the Cats looked like world-beaters on Monday in Salt Lake, defeating the Bees, 14-3, at Spring Mobile Ballpark. All nine batters in the lineup had hits […]