U.S. women get set for Japan

Bring it on. That’s how the U.S. women’s soccer team reacted Wednesday night to learning that Japan would be the opponent in the World Cup final. The Americans beat Germany, 2-0, on Tuesday to reach the championship game. Japan defeated England, 2-1, on a late own goal. The rematch of the 2011 final won by […]

Regardless of park outcome, council has to keep sports facilities discussion alive

When the City Council discusses Mayor Dan Wolk’s vision for a Davis sports park on Tuesday, our leaders need not lock onto the proposed location out on County Road 102 — or be stalled by the approximate cost (Wolk says around $25 million). The exercise Tuesday should be to accept that local youth organizations are either playing at […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devil summer squad is getting better

Skipper Dan Ariola said a recent weekend trip to the Buchanan Elite Tournament was good for his Davis High summer baseball team no matter what the outcome of the games. On Thursday, he was proven right … Facing the same Sac City Easton Cats squad that had beaten the locals, 10-2, just two weeks ago, the […]

Republic get a tie on the road

SANDY, Utah — Concluding a three-match road without a loss, the Sacramento Republic FC played Real Monarchs SLC to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday. Playing near his hometown of Salt Lake City, Sacramento’s Justin Braun scored his team’s only goal in the 19th minute. On the play, standout midfielder Rodrigo Lopez sent a corner toward the back […]

DNLL 10-11s are District 64 champions

VACAVILLE — There’s no better feeling for a Davis 10- or 11-year-old than standing under the lights on a Little League Field, holding up a banner that reads, “District 64 Champions.” On Wednesday, the Davis National 10-11 All Stars got to experience that feeling, taking the title with a flurry of hits and lights-out pitching that led […]

Schedule announced for Hawkins, Kings summer league

As reported by The Enterprise on Friday, former UC Davis star Corey Hawkins has been added to Sacramento Kings roster for the upcoming NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. According to a Tuesday announcement, Hawkins will join the Kings for a mini-camp in Sacramento next Tuesday through Thursday, before the team heads to Las Vegas to […]

Strack is back and Davis benefits from her return

Who says you can never go home again? Jenna Strack, the former Davis High athlete and 2014 Cal Poly graduate, is back in town — and the sports community is delighted to have her. Also part of the summer coaching staff of the Davis Community Track and Field Club, Strack’s main gig since February has […]

DBC riders shine at USA Amateur Nationals in Truckee

With Will Kanz riding for the Junior Race Team and four cyclists — Jeffrey Buscheck, Daniel Kosykh, Jonathan Penaloza and A.J. Snovel — going for the Men’s Elite squad, the Davis Bike Club was well-represented at last weekend’s USA Cycling Amateur Nationals in Truckee. Kanz, a recent Da Vinci High graduate, got caught up in a crash but still managed […]

Davis 10U All-Stars takes third to qualify for Western Nationals

By virtue of a third-place finish in the ASA championship tournament last weekend in Lincoln, the Davis 10U girls all-star softball team qualified for the prestigious Western Nationals. Set for Los Angeles later this month, the Western Nationals is a tournament that features approximately 50 of the best teams from the western United States. Davis qualified […]

Youth roundup: Golfers Trask, Green win divisions at Teal Bend

A pair of young Davis golfers, Alessandra Trask and Madison Green, each took first in their respective divisions at Tuesday’s Drive Chip and Putt Championship qualifying tournament at Teal Bend Golf Course in Sacramento. The 8-year-old Trask overcame a tough start in the drive portion, improved in chipping to take third, then clinched her overall […]

Pro baseball roundup: Bassitt pitches well in A’s loss

OAKLAND — Chris Bassitt was in Nashville early Tuesday morning when he learned he was going to pitch on short rest in Oakland that night. Hours later, he was on his way up from the minors. Bassitt gave the Athletics a solid outing in a pinch, but it wasn’t enough as the Colorado Rockies edged […]

Vacaville tops DALL, will play local Nationals for 10-11 title

VACAVILLE — A fast start turned into a defensive duel for the Davis American 10-11 All-Stars on Tuesday at Centennial Park and the end result was a close 5-2 loss to Vacaville Central. Playing its third elimination game in as many days, Davis finally was vanquished from the Little League District 64 Tournament. Central now takes […]

Davis’ 11-12 All-Stars reach end of road

DIXON — Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the victors. Such was the case Tuesday night at Hall Memorial Park as the Dixon 11-12 All-Stars scored eight first-inning runs and cruised to a 15-1 win over Davis American. The decision gave Dixon the District 64 pennant and sent it into the Section […]

U.S. upends Germany for a spot in the Cup final

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany, 2-0, on Tuesday to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd’s penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than 10 minutes after Celia […]