The Opening Day that should have been

By Adam Andrews Well, Davis sports fans, the 2011 Davis Youth Softball Association Spring season got under way last Saturday with all the pageantry of opening day at AT&T Park. Borrowing a page from the Davis Little League playbook, DYSA hosted its first opening day ceremony in several years. With the interest in recreational softball growing […]

Sports briefs: Aggies break Nevada

The UC Davis women’s tennis team, which is ranked 66th in the nation, snapped a three-game Nevada win streak on Wednesday when the Aggies cruised to a 6-1 win over the Wolf Pack at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. UCD won two out of three matches to earn the doubles point and three straight singles […]

10-run rally propels Blue Devils past Vintage

Sometimes life turns on a dime. Take Wednesday at Davis High, for example. The Blue Devils carved out a 10-3 victory, but … Vintage pitcher Robby Rivera was cruising along with a one-hit shutout through five innings. Home-standing DHS had made some mistakes, allowing the Crushers three unearned runs. Fans on both sides began packing […]

DHS swimmers have an easy day

Over the past few weeks, Davis High sports teams have had to cancel competitions due to a steady downpour from the heavens. The boys and girls swim teams, however, have been able to keep up their schedule because, well, the pool can’t really get much wetter. But on Wednesday afternoon, the sports gods saw it […]

UCD baseball team holds off Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA — Something happened to the UC Davis bats on the short trip between San Jose State Blethen Field and Municpal Stadium, also in San Jose, on Monday. After scoring just two runs in the opener of that two-location doubleheader, the Aggies have scored a season-high nine runs in their last two games. UCD […]

UCD softball slips past Sac State

SACRAMENTO — The UC Davis softball team never trailed, answering every Sacramento State run in a 4-2 win over the Hornets on Wednesday at Shea Stadium. The Aggies (15-12) scored runs in the first, third, fifth and seventh innings, using 10 hits in the game to defeat Sacramento State (8-15) for the third time this […]

Aggies look for new men’s basketball coach

UC Davis men’s basketball coach Gary Stewart will pursue administrative duties in the school’s athletic department, stepping down after eight years as coach. UCD Athletic Director Greg Warzecka made the announcement Wednesday morning. “Gary and I have chatted about it for a few months,” Warzecka told The Enterprise. “You know, when you go through the […]

Youth soccer: Mojo falls into an Inferno

Inferno and Mojo, two Davis U14 boys soccer teams, battled it out for the third time this season on Sunday, with Inferno coming back to win 3-2. After Mojo scored first, Otto Nichols evened the score at 1-1 by volleying in the deflection off a shot from William Stukas in the first half. Inferno’s John […]

Youth basketball: Wildcats scratch out wins in tournaments

The Davis Wildcats 13U Black basketball team went 1-2 at the Sac Arena Shootout at Hardwood Place in Rocklin last weekend. Davis lost to the Reno Ballers, 61-40, in their first game, with Matt Cheung’s 10 points pacing the Wildcats, while Jeff Powell supplied eight. The locals won their second contest in overtime, beating YBA […]

Youth roundup: Rowen leads Davis mountain bike team

A team from Davis competes in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League and finished its third race of the season in Monterey on Sunday. Freshman Daniel Rowen placed 13th for the locals, while teammates Riley Gibson-Graf, Curtis Loy and Jem Orgum each performed well. Davis has seven riders on the team, which is open […]

Youth lacrosse: Knights slow the Rhinos

The Davis Knights’ U13 lacrosse team defeated the Red Bluff Rhinos, 8-1, at home. In the first half, Davis’ Rowan Hart scored the game’s first goal, then assisted Jack Beckman on the second score. Joe Blakewell, Justin Reno and Jalen Tangaan also found the net for the Knights To start the second half, Sion Gellon […]

DHS soccer makes big splash in first Adidas poll

It’s a head-turning ranking. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas first national poll of the spring has ranked the Davis High School girls No. 3 in the land. “It is a wonderful recognition of the team’s abilities and achievements,” longtime Blue Devil coach Allen Carlson says. “Also, (it speaks to) all the youth coaches who […]

Sports briefs: DHS girls beat Bishop O’Dowd

The Davis High girls lacrosse team overcame a slow start on Tuesday to defeat Bishop O’Dowd, 16-7, in Oakland. The Blue Devils had to come from behind twice in the first half to tie the game, then the Dragons pulled the same trick after halftime. With the score knotted at 7-7, however, DHS’ Mari Cajandig […]

A memorable night with the Kings and Jim Sochor

SACRAMENTO — It was a night to remember at Power Balance Pavilion on Tuesday as sports at its best and its worst was on display. And that was just off the court. On the floor, the youthful Sacramento Kings, perhaps inspired by the presence of legendary UC Davis football coach sitting courtside, won their season-high […]