Youth roundup: Dragons breath fire at Super Series

Playing in their first tournament, the Davis Dragons 10U baseball team, looked like veterans at the Super Series in Rancho Cordova last weekend. Davis rolled through its first three games without a loss, then fell in the championship contest by a single run. The first matchup was a high-scoring affair that saw the Dragons defeat […]

Youth soccer: Davis teams show the full Arsenal

The Davis Legacy Arsenal, a U17 boys soccer team, advanced to the quarterfinals of the recent San Diego Surf Cup tournament. After goals by Lee LeVerrier and J.P. Cruz resulted in a 2-2 tie with the Las Vegas Red, Collin Holtz scored for the locals in a 1-1 deadlock against Santa Clara Sporting. The Arsenal […]

Stewart and Huff go deep as Giants beat Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Stewart pulled the souvenir out of his locker, moving it around in his hand for all to see: a marked-up ball that took 10 years to earn. “It’s the best looking baseball I’ve ever seen,” he said. Stewart hit his first major league home run, Aubrey Huff had another solo shot […]

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MLB roundup: Diamondbacks come back to edge Houston

PHOENIX — Justin Upton had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the Houston Astros 11-9 on Tuesday night. Gerardo Parra had his fourth career four-hit game, Miguel Montero doubled and had three RBIs and Willie Bloomquist added a two-run […]

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Cubs score big to take down Cats

Even after winning the first three games of their series against the Sacramento River Cats — including a 14-7 victory on Tuesday at Principal Park — the Iowa Cubs are still just 53-65 on the season. That’s what makes it so surprising that Iowa hosted Sacramento (70-58) on Wednesday at 10:05 a.m. with a chance […]

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Homer-happy A’s win again

TORONTO — Backed by another Oakland power surge, Rich Harden finally got the best of a longtime nemesis. Josh Willingham and Kurt Suzuki homered, Harden pitched seven strong innings for his first career win over Toronto, and the Athletics beat the Blue Jays, 4-1, on Tuesday. The A’s have won three straight games and have […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (08/10/11): UCD quarterback Randy Wright

With fall practice opening up these week, the UC Davis football team looks ahead to a strong 2011 season. One of the big reasons for optimism is the Aggies’ belief that quarterback Randy Wright is set for a huge campaign. National experts seem to be in agreement as Wright, kicker Sean Kelley and punter Colton […]

AquaMonsters finish like champions

The Davis AquaMonsters closed out the summer season last weekend as the squad sent 43 swimmers to the Summer Sanders Aquatic Center in Roseville for the NorCal Meet of Champions. Competing in her final meet as an AquaMonster, 18-year-old Alex Wheeler 18 made the finals in all six individual events, including winning both the 50 and […]

Sports briefs: Cycling race will be on county roads Saturday

The 16th annual Dunnigan Hills Road Race, a competitive cycling event on Saturday, takes place on a loop through parts of Yolo County. The race is part of the 11-day California Cup and will feature 600 United States Cycling Association riders. Roads will not be closed but traffic will be impacted on the course, a […]

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Bucs blank San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong still owns the lowest ERA in the National League — barely — but that’s about all the San Francisco Giants pitcher can take out of his latest start. Stellar for more than three months during his remarkable breakout season, the All-Star right-hander matched his career-high of eight strikeouts but was […]

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Cats suffer just their third shutout of season

It was an unfamiliar feeling for the Sacramento River Cats on Monday in Iowa. The first-place Cats were shut out for just the third time this season — and the first time on the road all year — as the Cubs took an 8-0 decision. No runs were scored until the bottom of the fifth […]

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UCD football team gets into full gear on Thursday

The cleats are laced up. The helmets and shoulder pads are on. And beginning Thursday, the UC Davis football team will don full pads at practice as its prepares for the start of the 2011 football season. Workouts began Saturday at Aggie Stadium, with meetings and practices scheduled nearly every day leading up to the […]

Fly fishing in Putah Creek is tough

They say that if you can catch trout in Putah Creek you can catch them anywhere. The “they” are anglers who have managed to catch one of the elusive and, some say, brainy wild trout that call the creek home. “It’s a difficult place to catch fish,” said Steve Karr, a Putah Creek fly fisher […]

Hold on to your hats. It’s non-stop prep sports until June

The whirlwind starts now. It took only 90 minutes to make an assessment … The 2011 Davis High Blue Devil football team has a completely different feel to what we saw in coach Steve Smyte’s first season. Despite its best intentions, DHS was hamstrung from the beginning. Smyte was hired late (appointed in May, for […]