Sagan’s sensational run continues at Tour of California

CLOVIS — Slovakia’s Peter Sagan of Slovakia raced to his event-opening fourth straight stage victory in the Tour of California on Wednesday to increase his overall lead to 16 seconds. The 22-year-old Sagan, riding for Liquigas-Cannondale, finished the 130.2-mile stage from Sonora to Clovis — the longest leg in the race — in 5 hours, […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD’s Vela is Big West’s top pitcher

UC Davis softball hurler Justine Vela was named the Big West Pitcher of the Year and Freshman Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday, and joined Aggie teammate Rachel Miller on the all-conference first team. UCD took third place in the final league standings at 14-7, just two games behind champion Long Beach State. The All-Big […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Little Aggies having a blast — literally — on the diamond

These days, kids have avenues to pursue their favorite sports 24/7. From basketball to roller hockey or volleyball to rowing, if the desire is there, the opportunity exists. In Davis, club sports permeate what was once known as the offseason. Soccer is king with more than 20 up-tempo, year-round squads available. But for much of […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Knights of all ages get lacrosse victories

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team won a pair of games on Saturday, taking down Stockton, 8-3, before getting past El Dorado, 6-3. Against Stockton, Jake Hammond got Davis off to a great start by winning the face-off, running down field and passing to Connor Amesbury, who placed the ball in the upper right-hand corner of […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Several Davis teams get Clasico wins

The Davis Thundercats, a U16 boys soccer team, found that revenge was best served hot on a blistering day at the recent Super Clasico tournament. Facing Concord — a team that had beaten Davis earlier in the season — in their opener, the Thundercats used a penalty kick from Murtaza Khan and Gavin Thompson’s header […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Pool power

Nora Abduli practices her kicks under the watchful eye of swim instructor Olivia Terry on Tuesday afternoon at Community Pool. The pool reopened this week under a new Aquadarts contract with the city of Davis that continues through the summer. The Aquadarts will pay the city $18,000 to keep the pool open; a Splash and […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

Aquadarts host Splash and Dash fundraiser

The Davis Aquadarts invite the community to the first annual Splash and Dash Duathlon on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at Community Pool and Park. The event, open to participants of all ages, is a fundraiser that will help Aquadarts cover the cost of leasing Community Pool this summer. The duathlon will […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: River Cats knock off Iowa

WEST SACRAMENTO — Grant Green and Adam Rosales drove in three runs each as the Sacramento River Cats posted a 9-4 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday afternoon at Raley Field. Bruce Billings (3-1) got the start for the Cats and tossed six innings, allowing two runs on three hits, while striking out six. […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls fall to Folsom in soccer quarterfinal

FOLSOM — There were 11 players on the field for Davis High on Tuesday, but they never really came together into a team as the Blue Devils girls soccer squad fell, 2-0, to host Folsom in the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. “Overall, the difference was the energy and urgency (Folsom) had to the […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD baseball survives a late San Jose State rally

Paul Politi’s big game, which included his second home run of the year, helped the UC Davis baseball team hold off San Jose State, 12-9, in a slugfest at Blethen Field in San Jose on Tuesday. The nine-inning contest, UCD’s fourth win in its last five full games, came after the two teams completed a […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Third stage still the charm for Sagan at Tour

LIVERMORE — Sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia surged to the front in the final 100 yards to win his third straight stage and extend his race lead Tuesday in the third stage of the Tour of California. Sagan swung wide to the right to edge Heinrich Haussler of Australia for the third day en route […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS JV softball squad finishes 19-3

A 16-run explosion, off of seven hits, gave the Davis High School junior varsity softball team a mercy rule-shortened victory over Franklin last week in a fitting end to a successful season. The Blue Devils (19-3) topped the Wildcats, 16-4, with Madi Benner striking out four to pick up the win. At the plate, DHS […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil hurlers hold key to CIF baseball journey

When the Blue Devils hand the ball to pro prospect Ben Eckels in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoffs, it is with the hope that Davis High — for the first time since 2008 — survives the elimination round. If the locals get past Oak Ridge at Sacramento City College on Thursday […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Late coach remembered during Saturday celebration

Travis Saylor was all about the kids, his beloved game of football and being with family and friends. On Saturday, in spirit, the late Davis Junior Blue Devils coach will be with all those close to him when the gridiron community comes together for what is being called Travis’ Life Celebration. The two-hour memorial, which […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,