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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 ,

1984 saw a trio of Davis High classmates medal at the Olympics

Go back 28 years to the Olympics in Los Angeles. The Soviet Union — returning the favor for the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Games (over occupation of Afghanistan) — missed the fun. The Americans dominated the medal count as Mary Lou Retton, Michael Jordan, Evander Holyfield and Carl Lewis emerged as household names. Only […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Loss to Jays doesn’t dampen A’s spirit

TORONTO — The Oakland Athletics are too loose a team to fret about the end of a lengthy spell of success. Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Kelly Johnson added a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays ended Oakland’s seven-game winning streak with a 10-4 victory Thursday. “There’s not much you can do at […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Local athletes take Olympic stage

LONDON — It’s every young athlete’s dream: to compete at the highest level with the entire world watching. Davis High graduates Craig Wilson (water polo), Denise Curry (basketball) and Marcy Place (field hockey) have experienced it. For UC Davis graduates Scott Weltz and Kim Conley, along with incoming UCD veterinary student Carrie Johnson, it’s now their […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Anibaba brothers take on Chicago

By Evan Ream CHICAGO — Jammil Anibaba lives a mostly normal college life. He attends classes at Harold Washington College in Chicago, plays the FIFA 12 video game and gives his younger brother, Jalil, advice on how to improve as a soccer player. What sets Jammil, 25, apart from most older brothers who give siblings […]

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London calling: The Petersens of Davis head to the Olympics

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of 2012 Olympic Games reports by the Petersen family of Davis. The Petersens, immersed in track and the Olympic spirit, are off to England on Saturday to spend two weeks in London. Today, Pam Petersen sets up her family’s journey. The Olympic flag has been […]

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