DHS fall sport tryout, practice schedules released

As summer gets into full laze mode for most area kids, Davis High School athletes continue to burn the midnight oil. From showcase basketball tournaments to lacrosse camps and club volleyball and softball, Blue Devils playing sports have tons of opportunities to keep their favorite pursuits going almost year-round. Now, DHS officials have released the fall […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

City swimming pools welcome summer lovers

Bust out the sunscreen and floppy hat, the city pools are in full swing for the summer. Manor Pool, 1525 Tulip Lane, and Arroyo Pool, 2000 Shasta Drive, are open for recreational swimming. Summer hours are: * Arroyo Pool is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, plus 7:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

River Cats vault into first place

WEST SACRAMENTO — Right-hander Dan Straily struck out eight in seven scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut, helping the Sacramento River Cats retake first place in the division with a 6-0 shutout of the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday night at Raley Field. The Cats did most of their damage in the first inning when Brandon […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

The King has his crown

MIAMI — LeBron James has found it all since taking his talents to Miami. Add NBA champion to the list. Best player in the game, best team in the league. “Happiest day of my life,” he said. James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and got the kind of help that was worth […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Both Aggie golfers knocked out of amateur events

UC Davis senior golfer Tyler Raber, a Davis High graduate, was finally bounced from the tournament on Thursday after a strong run at the 117th British Amateur Championship in Ayrshire, Scotland. Raber finished 62nd in stroke play at the Royal Troon Golf Club to reach match play, then won two matches on Wednesday to get […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis runners prepare for 100-mile test

In the mid-1800s, seekers of gold and silver blazed trails throughout the Sierra Nevada. Cutting through pines and brush or following animal byways, the early fortune hunters and the north state’s wildlife eventually created a network of paths that stood the test of time. Gone is the silver. Missing is the gold. The remains of […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

10-11 Little Leaguers head to Vacaville for tourney

With almost two weeks of practice remaining, the managers of the Davis Little League 10-/11-year-old all-stars teams think their charges will come together just fine for District 64 tournament competition on July 3. “As always in Little League tournaments, pitching is the key,” says Davis American manager Gregg Schwab. “I feel we have strong defense […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cespedes’ blast gives A’s a sweep in L.A.

OAKLAND — His tender left hand and sore left hamstring both on ice after a big day, Yoenis Cespedes shared how he reminded himself to keep the celebration to a minimum. Just a standard jump for joy at home plate, nothing fancy that could lead to further injuries. “No chance,” he said with a smile, […]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Angels’ Weaver blanks Giants

LOS ANGELES — Jered Weaver pitched six innings of two-hit ball in his return from the disabled list and the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0 on Wednesday night, handing Ryan Vogelsong his first loss in almost seven weeks. Alberto Callaspo homered against Vogelsong and teammates Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo greeted […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

A’s Milone makes short work of L.A.

OAKLAND — Tommy Milone pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and an RBI in his return to the Oakland lineup and the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-1, on Wednesday for their seventh win in eight games. Cespedes scored Oakland’s first run after a double and […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Grizzlies feel the burn as Cats’ Hicks stays hot

People regarded as “hicks” often live in hot, sunny areas of the country. That must be the reason, as the summer gets under way, that Brandon Hicks has emerged as the Sacramento River Cats’ hottest hitter. On Wednesday, Hicks’ fifth home run in the past six games helped carry the Cats (45-28) over the visiting […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: AquaStarz show signs for a successful summer

Two wins in the first two dual meets of the season — including a home victory over the powerhouse Sunrise Swans last week at Arroyo Pool — have the Davis AquaStarz synchronized swimming team off to a great start. On June 13, Davis beat Sunrise for the first time ever, sweeping the Novice ages 15-18 […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Raber wins twice to stay alive at British Amateur

When you’ve come all the way from Davis to play in the British Amateur Championship in Ayrshire, Scotland, why not play a few extra holes? That’s what UC Davis senior Tyler Raber, a Davis High graduate, did on Wednesday, taking New Zealand’s Ben Campbell to a playoff before winning on the 20th hole in his first […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

UCD’s Runas moves on at U.S. amateur event

NESHANIC STATION, N.J. — UC Davis junior golfer Demi Runas, the two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year, advanced to the round of 32 during the match-play segment of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship on Wednesday. The Torrance native, who defeated Missouri State senior Catherine Dolan in the opening-round match, was set […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,