DYSA roundup: Abbreviated week two is hotly contested

After a fun first week of games, the Davis Youth Softball Association got back on the field last week for a few thrilling contests, then took the rest of the week off for spring break. Here’s a look at the action: 12U USA vs. Adrenalin Rush: Rebecca Engelhard did it all for the Adrenaline Rush: […]

What’s so soft about a softball?

I’ve often pondered why the game of softball is called what it is. The ball is anything but soft. Actually, the ball is extremely hard. Take it from me, the mom of a daughter who loves pitching. My daughter was about 7 years old when she told me that she wanted to start pitching. Her […]

Youth lacrosse: Knights program has a good week

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team took sole possession of first place in the NCJLA Sacramento North division with two close victories last weekend. In the first matchup, Sam Eaton scored the second of his two goals in the second overtime period to send Davis over the Gold Country Stampede, 10-9. Jed Arvin netted […]

Sharks fall in Anaheim

ANAHEIM — Corey Perry capped his third career hat trick with his NHL-leading 50th goal during a dynamic four-point performance, and the Anaheim Ducks kept pace in a tight playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Rookie Cam Fowler, Teemu Selanne and Jason Blake also scored as Anaheim […]

Spurs keep NBA’s best record by beating Kings

SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili knows fortunes can change quickly in the NBA. Last week, the Spurs were in jeopardy of losing the top seed in the Western Conference to the Los Angeles Lakers after dropping six straight games. Now, San Antonio has home-court advantage throughout the West playoffs after Ginobili scored 25 points in […]

Devils get ready for Elk Grove with a blowout win

Following Wednesday’s 17-0 shellacking of host Monterey Trail, the Davis High baseball team has now won its first three Delta Valley Conference games without surrendering a run. Blue Devil head coach Dan Ariola knows the string of shutouts will probably end during Friday’s showdown with Elk Grove, which is also 3-0 in league play. But […]

Oakland’s slow start continues

TORONTO — Dallas Braden isn’t panicking about Oakland’s poor start to the season. Travis Snider hit a three-run home run, Yunel Escobar had three hits before leaving with an injury and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Braden and the Athletics, 5-3, on Wednesday night. Oakland has lost four of five to start the season and […]

Lincecum’s gem is what the Giants ordered

SAN DIEGO — All the San Francisco Giants really needed was a big dose of The Freak. Tim Lincecum struck out 13 and held the San Diego Padres to one run and three hits in seven innings to lead the defending World Series champions to just their second win in six games, 8-4 on Wednesday […]

New baseball rules enough to drive you batty

It’s enough to drive you batty … When Little League and the governing body of prep baseball changed the rules for what kind of bats could be used this year and beyond, it started a scramble for proper equipment. Not only are lower-flight bats mandatory in Little League and in high school — all-composite bats […]

Youth roundup: Two Diamonds finish season strong

Davis Diamonds gymnasts Micaela Everitt and Maggie Koo capped their seasons with good performances at the Junior Olympics Level 7 State Championships last weekend in Brentwood. Both gymnasts earned several of their highest scores in this high point of the year. Competing together in the Senior B division, Koo — a ninth-grader at Holmes — […]

Late rally by San Jose tells UCD no way

SAN JOSE — San Jose State rallied from a four-run deficit to score five unanswered runs and steal a 5-4 softball win from UC Davis on Wednesday at the San Jose State Softball Complex. The Aggies (17-14) dominated the first four innings, taking a 4-0 lead, while UCD starting pitcher Jessica Thweatt was holding the […]

Youth soccer: Chaos United takes second at Soccerfest

The Davis Chaos United, a U19 boys soccer team, took second place last weekend at the PHMSA SoccerFest in Pleasant Hill. Eli Siegel was the standout star of the Chaos’ first game, against the PHMSA Atletica 2, as he scored both of the goals in a 2-0 tournament-opening victory on Saturday. Andrew Krouse then drilled […]

It’s time for more fun local events

A couple of weeks ago, The Davis Enterprise joined with the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame to present a free-admission Community Day at the shrine of the spoke world. It was huge. Fun for our staff, terrific for those people discovering the site for the first time and the Hall of Fame folks said it […]

Elk Grove gives Blue Devils a soccer scare

When Davis High’s Anna Maria Gilbertson scored less than 90 seconds into Tuesday’s soccer contest with visiting Elk Grove, it looked like the nation’s No. 3 prep team would carve out another laugher. But more than 73 minutes later, the game was still in doubt — tied 1-1. Only when Blue Devil defender Dana Granger’s […]