Olympic roundup: U.S. swimmers get back swagger

There was backstroke dominance for the United States and another impressive French performance during another wild night at the Olympic pool. American teenager Missy Franklin won the women’s 100-meter backstroke before Matt Grevers led a 1-2 finish for the U.S. in the same men’s race. Franklin, a 17-year-old from Colorado and the best hope for […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

August marks the beginning of official work for DHS fall sports

Earlier this month, Davis High officials released the fall sports tryout schedule so ninth- through 12th-grade competitors can plan their August calendars. The notable dates begin this week as Blue Devils athletes who plan to participate in fall sports should turn in clearance paperwork Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the foyer […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Junior Blue Devils strive to be foundation for DHS football program

It all began in earnest Monday for more than 150 youth football players. Kids ages 6 to 14 — who someday hope to be the heartbeat of the Davis High School program — came together for the first day of Junior Blue Devil gridiron practice at Emerson Junior High and Community Park. Coming off of […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

‘The princes sat there like regular folk,’ report the Petersens

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of 2012 Olympic Games reports by the Petersen family of Davis. Hi, Pam writing today … Monday was a dream day, to say the least! We figured out the ticket situation — it’s all online sales: get on the computer (Sunday night) and the next morning and […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sacramento pounds Aces in Reno

RENO, Nev. — Kila Ka’aihue’s two home runs helped the Sacramento River Cats past the Reno Aces, 13-4, on Saturday. The Cats offense took advantage of Aces Ballpark from the outset, scoring three times in the first and third innings. Ka’aihue’s first home run of the contest came in the top of the first with […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Anibaba’s Fire ties San Jose

SANTA CLARA — Though he was playing just over 100 miles from his hometown — and in the same stadium where he excelled for Santa Clara University after graduating from Davis High in 2007 — Jalil Anibaba was playing for the road team in Saturday’s Major League Soccer matchup between the San Jose Earthquakes and […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cespedes and Carter crush as A’s cruise

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics knew they had the potential to be one of the best teams in the majors. They’re now putting that talent on full display, and the results have thrust the surging A’s to the brink of the best July in franchise history. Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Carter hit two-run homers to […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

10U stars head to softball nationals

This week marks the beginning of a unifying tournament, drawing athletes together from all over the map to the land of fog and rain. Oh, and the Olympics also start this week. But for now, the Davis 10U All-Star softball team doesn’t have time to focus on the exploits of Michael Phelps and Lolo Jones […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Loss to L.A. cuts Giants lead to one

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are facing a different Los Angeles Dodgers team this time around. The results have been different, too. Matt Kemp homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Chad Billingsley took a two-hitter into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants, 10-0, on […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Olympic roundup: Lochte’s win over Phelps highlights first full day

LONDON — Ryan Lochte won the 400-meter individual medley, China collected a couple of gold medals and Australia set an Olympic record while winning the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay. Oh, and Michael Phelps went without a medal in an Olympic race for the first time since 2000. It was quite the opening night at the pool. […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Paperwork due this week for DHS fall athletes

All Davis High fall-season athletes will need to turn in sports-clearance paperwork Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the foyer of the North Gym on campus. “You will receive an athletic clearance ticket at this time, if your paperwork is complete,” says DHS Athletic Director Dennis Foster. “Please do not turn in […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

The 49ers will be in Super Bowl, unless they tank at 6-10

Thanks to the San Francisco 49ers, my approach to the upcoming football season has come to be a schizophrenic one. And so has mine … Talking with a friend with whom I’ve been a fantasy-football colleague since 1983, I came to realize that the 49ers are going to win the Super Bowl this time around. The […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Late rally lifts Cats over Bees

SALT LAKE CITY – After staking Salt Lake a four-run lead through five innings on Thursday, the Sacramento River Cats scored 11 times in the game’s final four frames to escape with an 11-7 victory over the Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Cats had already cut the advantage to 6-5, when, in the top […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cosio cleans up at Yolo Post 77 awards ceremony

Mike Chavarria, left, and Josh Cosio pose after receiving team awards at a Yolo Post 77 postseason ceremony on Thursday night. Cosio, a Davis High graduate, was named the team’s Most Inspirational Player, while Chavarria is the squad’s MVP.

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,