River Cats fall in wild ending

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning, but gave up the game-winning run in the ninth, ultimately losing to the Nashville Sounds, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Raley Field. Sacramento got the scoring started early, plating two in the bottom of the first inning on […]

August 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Posey powers Giants past Cards

ST. LOUIS — Buster Posey continued his second-half tear with a three-run homer, Barry Zito pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball and the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2, on Tuesday. Posey leads the major leagues with a .448 batting average and 30 RBIs since the All-Star break, including 12 in […]

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Sports briefs: UCD’s Simanton, Runas advance at Women’s Amateur

CLEVELAND, Ohio — UC Davis senior Amy Simanton shot a spectacular 2-under 70 in the second round of stroke play on Tuesday at the 112th U.S. Women’s Amateur at The Country Club, rallying to earn a berth in match play, where she joins teammate Demi Runas, who advanced for the second straight year. Simanton, who […]

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Olympic roundup: American Raisman has the right stuff on floor

Aly Raisman’s reaction was right on. She put together a crisp floor routine Tuesday, then mouthed, “Wow” after she saluted the judges. Wow, indeed. Raisman became the first U.S. woman to win Olympic gold on floor, and she picked up a bronze on balance beam on the final day of the gymnastics competition at the […]

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Woodland grad competes in shot put

Battling an injury, Woodland High graduate and United States team member Jill Camerena-Williams did not make it out of the prelims in the shot put on Monday at the Summer Olympics. The 30-year-old former Wolves star, who graduated from Stanford and finished 12th at the 2008 games in Beijing, got hurt  last week during practice. She […]

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Turay is tearing it up for the Helena Brewers

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a series checking in with some of the Davis baseball personalities. HELENA, Mont. — Mike Turay was trying to concentrate. He was in a summer school class at the University of Nevada, but understandably, his attention was divided. The Major League Baseball draft was going on that June day and […]

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Local cyclist headed to world championships

When people think of New Zealand, a few things come to mind. There’s kiwis, the dominant rugby team and, of course, the shooting of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. For young cyclists, though, there is more at stake there than the defense of Middle Earth. Come Aug. 22, local cycling standout Alex Freund will […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (8/8/12): UCD and Olympic runner Kim Conley

After a standout running career at UC Davis, Kim Conley got on the track a little bit in her role as an Aggie assistant coach, but with the U.S. Olympic Trials as a goal, she needed more. Conley, 26, then joined the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team, which became a huge step on her way […]

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Conley ends on high note; Johnson has one more shot at medal

UC Davis alumnus Kim Conley and incoming veterinary student Carrie Johnson both competed early Tuesday morning in the 2012 London Games. And while neither advanced to reach the finals, they both had amazing runs. For Conley, it was a literal run as the current UCD volunteer assistant coach set a personal-best time in the women’s […]

August 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: Weaver, Angels shut down A’s

OAKLAND — Jered Weaver pitched a four-hitter for his major-league leading 15th victory, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics, 4-0, on Monday night to overtake the final spot in the crowded AL wild card standings. Weaver (15-1) struck out nine, walked none and faced the minimum through 4 1/3 innings. The Angels […]

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UCD women start play at U.S. Amateur

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Demi Runas fired a 3-over 75 and fellow senior Amy Simanton had a 79, as the UC Davis golf standouts played Monday in the opening round of the U.S. Women’s Amateur at The Country Club. After the first of two days of stroke play, Runas was tied for 62nd, while Simanton was […]

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Meet Terry Tumey, UCD’s new director of athletics

On Wednesday, Terry Tumey officially took over the reigns as athletic director for UC Davis. On Monday, he took time out of his busy schedule for a question-answer session with The Enterprise. Q: It’s been a long road getting a new athletic director. Now that you’re here, even though you just got in, how does […]

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A fellow Davis runner on Conley’s Trials stunner

* Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of 2012 Olympic Games reports by the Petersen family of Davis. Hi, Drew writing today … Former Davis High and UC Davis runner Drew Petersen here from London to keep you up to date on the 2012 Summer Games. As the swimming and tennis finish up — […]

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Blue Devil football camp opens with optimism

By Will Robinson In the words of third-year Davis High football coach Steve Smyte on Monday, the first day of the Blue Devils’ fall camp: “Last year doesn’t matter — the year before doesn’t matter. All that matters is what’s coming before us.” The former assistant coach at UC Davis and Boise State is aware that […]

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