Summer track club kicks into gear

The Davis Community Track and Field Club program began this week and runs Mondays through Thursdays until July 26. Participants can choose from five session options, and start and stop when it works best for individual schedules. Practice is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for incoming seventh- though 12th-graders, and 10 to 11 a.m. for […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Race to End Hunger II calls all comers

It’s a labor of love that’s fast turning into a popular family event. On Saturday, an all-comers track meet — the Race to End Hunger — will take its second tour around Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High School. The event, which was created by a group of Blue Devil students led by […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (6/13/12): DLL Red Sox pitcher Sean Finerty

As the Red Sox rolled through the playoffs on their way to the Davis Little League Majors City Championship, coach Mike Finerty had the ultimate father-son experience. His two sons — Mike and Sean — were key performers for the Sox throughout the tournament, with Sean providing the exclamation point with a stellar mound outing […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Grizzlies edge River Cats

FRESNO — Two Manny Ramirez hits were not enough for Sacramento on Monday, as the River Cats dropped the series opener, 3-2, against the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park. The Cats got on the board early, taking a 1-0 lead in the first on Ramirez’s RBI double. After Fresno took the lead with single runs […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Fair Oaks sweeps three games from Yolo

It was a tough weekend for Yolo Post 77 against a powerful Fair Oaks American Legion squad as the locals dropped both ends of a doubleheader on Sunday at Clark Field, then fell 8-4 at Bella Vista High on Monday evening. Yolo didn’t produce enough offense in the three contests, scoring just eight runs in […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

L.A. has the Kings of the NHL

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flurry of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time. Hooray for Hockeywood. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, playoff […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Hincapie set to retire

Five-time Olympian and Tour de France veteran George Hincapie will retire from cycling after the 2012 season, bringing to a close one of the most successful careers by an American rider. Hincapie, who turns 39 on June 29, announced his decision in a statement on Monday. The affable, understated Hincapie was a longtime aide for […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Volunteers can still apply to help with Livestrong event

It does take a village to build a, ah … to build a village. When the Livestrong Challenge comes to Davis on June 24, setting up the event’s two-day Cycling Village in Central Park will be the gift of a team of regional volunteers. While some of the key spots already have been filled, event volunteer […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Already $560,000 raised for Livestrong Davis event

With almost $600,000 already pledged and organizers thinking as many as 2,000 riders will participate, the 2012 Livestrong Challenge proudly returns to Davis on June 24. The weekend festivities include a jumping Central Park village and the Davis Music Festival (June 23). The ride has picked up the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame as a […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

UCD faces tough choice in AD selection

After UC Davis officials held numerous public meetings to determine the criteria for the school’s athletic director, it was time for the four prospective hires to hold forums of their own. The Recruitment Advisory Committee, which was formed last October by Chancellor Linda Katehi, used information gathered from several town hall meetings, emails and academic reports […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Wednesday Hall chat explores ‘A Bicycling Army’

Mike Higgins, a history teacher and cycling historian from Wyoming, will give a presentation called “A Bicycling Army?” on Wednesday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. The event, which will run from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hall, 303 Third St., will cover a wide range of topics, including the story of the […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Pacquiao falls in split decision

LAS VEGAS — Timothy Bradley didn’t need big power to beat Manny Pacquiao after all. Bradley won a contested split decision over Pacquiao, ending the Filipino fighter’s remarkable run and handing him his first defeat in seven years. It didn’t come easy and it wasn’t without controversy, with the pro-Pacquiao crowd booing loudly when the […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Arizona’s Cahill beats his former Oakland teammates

PHOENIX — Miguel Montero hit his second career grand slam and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Trevor Cahill outpitched the Athletics’ Jarrod Parker (2-3) in a matchup of starters traded for each other last offseason. Jason Kubel had a pair of RBI singles, Justin […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Red Sox win is nearly pitcher perfect

Eighty-five pitches is the limit for Little League majors hurlers. Neither starting pitcher in Saturday’s Davis Little League Majors City Championship game between the Red Sox and Nationals reached that mark. In the classic pitcher’s duel, it was the Sox’s Sean Finerty coming out on top with a 5-2 decision. Finerty threw a complete game, […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,