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Local swimmers among western team headed to The East

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USA Swimming’s Western Zone and the Itoman Club (Japan) are about to embark on a two-year exchange when 36 California-Nevada splashers head to the Wakayama Championships Feb. 15-16.

If you’ve followed local swimming, even casually, this tidbit will come as no surprise …

Six Davis Aquadarts will take part in this first-ever international exercise.

From Davis High, Emily Barksdale, Chenoa Devine, Jonathan Pun, Chris Wieser and Matt Whittle are packing their bags, as is Paige Maynard, the Vacaville High sensation who swims with the local club.

Aquadart Big Daddy Billy Doughty will assist head coach Rick Shipherd, a 30-year pool veteran who runs the Southland’s La Mirada Armada.

The dual meet will be contested in age-combined prelims, then as a dual meet heat during finals. Competition will be in short-course meters and will include 50-100-200 in all strokes, 200-400 individual medley, 400 freestyle plus 800 for women and 1,500 for men.

The Aquadarts were picked based on results from the December nationals in Knoxville, Tenn., and juniors in Greensboro, N.C.

Ten more swimmers were to be chosen, based on Jan. 16-20 performances at East Los Angeles City College.

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Apparently it’s spring already.

At least baseball season has arrived.

Adam Dapkewicz, a Davis Little Leaguer who is a seventh-grade student at Harper Junior High, has his sleeves rolled up and is ready to go during Saturday’s Cleanup Day at the DLL complex at Covell Boulevard and F Street.

Opening Day is March 8 and there’s some sprucing up to do before that first pitch is thrown.

Coaches, parents and players will join first-year organization president Paul Hasson from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adam tells The Enterprise that “there are many projects” that need personpower …

Building shade structures, fixing fences, cleaning the grounds, providing fresh coats of paint here and there and the announcer’s box are some of those tasks to which Dapkewicz alludes.

The announcer’s box? Just in time. With Vin Scully, the revered voice of the Dodgers, retiring after this season, what better place for wannabe commentators to practice replacing the Ol’ Redhead?

Who knows? Just get out there and help, please.

Bring any tools, wheelbarrows or rakes you might have.

Lunch will be provided.

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The Davis Baseball Academy kicks off Saturday.

Tryouts for under-13 players are at 10 a.m. at the Davis High varsity diamond and Academy President Kevin Keefer says player evaluations will be done by former Blue Devils Ben Eckels and Ray Hernandez (both of the Arizona Diamondbacks), ex-DHS backstop Mike Turay (Milwaukee Brewers), Justin McCray (Brewers’ scout) and Davis High varsity coach Dan Ariola. Other pros, Cody Keefer (Miami Marlins) and David Hernandez (Arizona) also could be on hand.

A $10 cost is attached to participation. For more information, Keefer may be reached at 916-717-1914.

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Those poor DHS rugby players. They probably thought it would be freezing, raining and muddy.

Unfortunately, on Friday night the Blue Devil boys debut on the synthetic turf of Brown Stadium at 6 p.m. against visiting Elk Grove. There’s been not a trace of showers for 47 days.

“The season-opener should be a measure of where we are after some good showings in pre-season friendlies,” local rugby organizer Andy Malpass told me.

Malpass reports that junior Josh Greenfield is playing outstanding prop forward and seniors Joey Dossa and Bailey Yarrow are coming on as newcomers.

“Great work ethic and stability is brought to the pack by Ben Gore,” Malpass reports.

For a change of pace, take a peek at these Blue Devils, before it starts pouring.

— Bruce Gallaudet is a staff writer for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at bgallaudet@davisenterprise.net or 530-320-4456.

Bruce Gallaudet

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