U.S. gold medalist Weil has the right mentality for rowing

Top-notch rowers will tell you it is imperative to focus and be in the moment. The race will take care of itself; it’s much more important to focus on taking each stroke in rhythm with the others in the boat. For former UC Davis club rower Seth Weil, it’s that mentality that has helped him reach international success, including […]

Friday win puts Yolo in area tournament

YUBA CITY — With Yolo Post 77 set to host next week’s American Legion Area 1 baseball tournament, there was just one thing left for the locals to do — qualify for that event. Yolo did that on Friday, outlasting host Yuba-Sutter, 8-7, in a back-and-forth District 6 affair. The victory put Post 77 in […]

Drizin sees Jewish games berth as rare opportunity

Sienna Drizin, one of the versatile mainstays of the UC Davis soccer program, knows her selection to Team USA for the 14th annual European Maccabi Games provides a current that runs far deeper than the excitement of playing internationally. These games, featuring more than a dozen sports contested from July 27 to Aug. 5 in Berlin, […]

Replay comes to Big Sky football

Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton announced Saturday that the league will make replay available to officials in every football game played this season at conference venues like Aggie Stadium. The Big Sky has signed an agreement with DVSport, the industry leader in officials’ replay, to provide equipment at all 13 league football stadiums — in addition […]

Kaufman’s first Aggie recruiting class has versatility, talent

First-year coaches in a college program will tell you it takes a team at least five years to completely retool. Sometimes longer. However, in just her second season at UC Davis, women’s soccer coach Twila Kaufman believes her first recruiting class includes special young ladies that could accelerate that process. Seven freshmen and two transfers from […]

DNLL All-Stars run into near perfect pitching

PETALUMA — The Davis National 10-11 All-Stars got a tough introduction to the Section 1 Tournament on Saturday, with Lafayette’s two pitchers combining for a no-hitter in a 9-0 decision. For a DNLL squad that averaged nine runs a game in an undefeated foray to the District 64 championship, the lack of scoring was a shock. […]

Yolo opens district tourney with a convincing victory

YUBA CITY — Manager Dave Ryan has been preparing the Yolo Post 77 American Legion baseball team to excel in the postseason for the past couple of months. And that’s exactly what it did on Thursday. Getting strong pitching from a group of Davis High hurlers, and a steady stream of runs from its lineup, Yolo […]

Leader Johnson and Spieth off to strong starts at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle. The two main characters from Chambers Bay brought their games across eight time zones and an ocean Thursday and set the tone at St. Andrews for what could be another […]

Froome stays strong through the Pyrenees

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France — One mountain range completed, one more to go. Only the Alps loom as the last major obstacle between Chris Froome and a second Tour de France victory in Paris. His rivals tried and failed to make the British rider and his super-strong Sky team wilt on the toughest — and […]

No rest for Renaud: Local lacrosse star has a jam-packed summer

There has been very little “vacation” in soon-to-be Davis High junior Camille Renaud’s summer so far. Renaud, a star midfielder for the Blue Devil lacrosse team, recently returned from the Under Armour All-America Tournament, hosted at Towson University in Maryland, her third lacrosse tournament of the summer. Add two lacrosse camps and a consistently practicing […]

Sports briefs: Aggie recruit qualifies for Olympic Trials

Competing with her club team, the Buenaventura Swim Club, incoming UC Davis freshman Solie Laughlin has qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200-meter backstroke thanks to her performance at the Los Angeles Invitational on July 10. Laughlin, from Ventura, finished ninth overall and won the consolation final with a time of 2:14.87 — […]

British Open prompts a thought about women’s golf

With the British Open in full swing, it reminded me how enlightened the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews had become. Fans of the game will remember this February’s move in which R&A finally provided membership to women. The club’s vote ended a 260-year dedication to men-only. You could almost feel the old […]

Republic notebook: Buckle shows confidence in Mirković

As is commonplace in professional sports, when new coaches come in, they make changes to the teams they inherit. On Tuesday, Sacramento Republic FC fans got their first chance to see new manager Paul Buckle’s vision for the club in his first match in charge — a 1-0 upset of English Premier League team Sunderland at Bonney […]

Youth roundup: Yee takes second at First Tee Junior golf tournament

Several Davis youngsters played well at Monday’s First Tee Junior Tour tournament at Northridge Country Club, with Collin Yee’s second-place finish in the 12-13 division pacing the local crew. Yee used a final-hole birdie to finish even on the back nine and end with a 77 (41-36). Charlie Karagosian carded a 97 to finish eighth in […]