Special Olympics make 6th visit to UC Davis this weekend

“You’ll come out and see some things you probably never saw before in terms of competition and athletes. There are some great athletes; you’ll see some things that really tug at your heartstrings.” Those are the words of Jeff Ruthenberg, vice president in charge of sports programs for the Northern California Special Olympics, which come […]

Youth roundup: DART swimmers join Olympians at pro series event

Five speedy DART swimmers joined some of the best athletes in the world at the Arena Pro Swim Series, contested last weekend at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara. Competing with the likes of Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin and Nathan Adrian were locals Chenoa Devine, Emma Barksdale, Tara Halsted, Matt […]

Sports briefs: Aggie footballers earn academic award

The UC Davis football team was honored Wednesday by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association with an Academic Progress Rate Award after its score led the Big Sky Conference for the third straight year. The FCS ADA honors the program with the highest APR from each of the 13 FCS conferences, and the Aggies’ […]

Davis American 9-10s eliminated by Dixon

When the second inning ended 3-2, it looked as if Tuesday night’s Little League District 64 9-10 All-Star Tournament clash between Davis American and Dixon was going to be a high-scoring one for both sides. But while Dixon managed to keep the momentum going, the Davis bats cooled off along with the temperature, allowing the visitors […]

Padres slip past Giants in 11 innings

SAN FRANCISCO — Alexi Amarista singled in the go-ahead run and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, in 11 innings Tuesday night. Brandon Maurer (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the victory while Craig Kimbrel earned his 18th save. Derek Norris doubled against Hunter Strickland (0-1) with one out in […]

Oakland out-slugs Rangers in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — Oakland Athletics starter Jesse Chavez has already been a hard-luck loser a couple of times this season. Manager Bob Melvin and the right-hander’s teammates feel it was only appropriate for Chavez to get a victory on a night not pitching his best. Chavez allowed five runs and eight hits over five innings, […]

River Cats score early before falling in Fresno

FRESNO — The Sacramento River Cats scored a run in each of the first two innings Tuesday, but host Fresno plated four in the bottom of the second and held on for a 6-2 victory at Chukchansi Park. The Cats (30-42) got a solo home run from Darren Ford to open the game, then Travis […]

Is Montgomerie ready to defend U.S. Senior Open crown?

SACRAMENTO — When Roberto De Vicenzo won the inaugural U.S. Senior Open in 1980, he pocketed a check for $20,000. When defending tournament champ Colin Montgomerie tees it up Thursday at 1:27 p.m. at Del Paso Country Club, he’ll be eyeing a lion’s share of almost $3 million in 2015 event prize money. The Scotsman, […]

DHS grad Johnson off to World University Games

It’s been a memorable couple of years for Davis High graduate Rachel Johnson. She was the 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section MVP, the Blue Devil Female Athlete of the Year in 2012 and her water polo success earned her a ticket to Stanford University. And now, Johnson is getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: representing the United States in […]

Gem of a Little League game sees Woodland nip Davis, 1-0

It was the kind of game one rarely sees in Little League, let alone between 9- and 10-year-olds. But Monday’s 1-0 District 64 All-Star Tournament victory by Woodland National over Davis American received a standing ovation from both squads’ fans once the final out was recorded. The victory moves WNLL through the winners’ bracket to […]

DNLL gives its best shot; out of District 64 tourney

They played hard through the heat of two games in two days. They battled back from a four-run deficit in one of their two outings. They received a number of impressive individual performances along the way. But when the dust cleared this weekend, the Davis National Little Leaguers had been knocked out of the 9-10 […]

Yolo tops Yuba City at Chico tourney

In the final four games of the Chico Father’s Day American Legion baseball tournament, Yolo Post 77 had some exciting outings, but ended up with just one victory. A theme that emerged in the local losses began in Thursday’s contest against San Mateo. Yolo led going into the final inning, but allowed a pair of runs in […]

Davis High summer baseballers go 4-0 in Woodland

The Davis High summer baseball team hit its stride last weekend, going undefeated in four games at the Dustin Pedroia Tournament in Woodland. The Blue Devils beat Franklin, 11-6, and Folsom, 9-3, on Thursday, then ripped through Rocklin and Sheldon by a combined 11-0 on Saturday. In the opener against Franklin, Peter Frame tossed four […]

U.S. beats Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta — Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night. Abby Wambach’s penalty kick early in the second half went wide after Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez — a backup herself — was ejected for […]