River Cats finally get a victory

When the Sacramento River Cats put up three first-inning runs for the second straight day on Thursday, they knew not to shift into cruise control. That’s because when the same thing happened Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to prevent a ninth consecutive Cats loss. So on Thursday in Las Vegas, Sacramento backed up its first-inning output […]

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Guaranteed AYSO sign-up period almost over

It’s a woman’s world. At least in soccer — globally and locally. While the USA has a tall order in World Cup play Sunday against Brazil, it’s interesting to note that this weekend Davis plays host to the Legacy Showcase for girls from under-12 into their 20s. We’re just coming off Davis High’s third Sac-Joaquin […]

Another day, another rout for Davis National 11-12s

It’s a good thing the Davis National 11-12-year-old all-stars have an off day from Little League District 64 tournament competition on Friday because they must be tired of swinging bats and running around the bases. Everything has gone right for DNLL in its first two tourney games. After Thursday’s 21-0 victory over Winters, the locals […]

Driven batty, Lodi falls to Yolo in legion playoffs

LODI — With apologies to Frosty the Snowman … “There must have been some magic in that ol’ strong bat they found, ’cause when they placed it on the ball, Yolo players began to dance around.” On Thursday afternoon, in a mercy-rule-shortened 10-0 Post 77 District 6 American Legion playoff victory, there were enough story […]

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North to Alaska for Davis cycling visitors

Their trek started deep in the heart of Texas — and will end in Anchorage, Alaska, 4,771 miles and 70 days later. The Austin 4000, a group of about 20 cyclists from the University of Texas, were scheduled to arrive in Davis on Friday after blazing down the Sierra from South Lake Tahoe. Their touchdown […]

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Sports briefs: girls soccer Showcase runs through Sunday

More than 100 teams began play today in the girls Davis Legacy Soccer Showcase. The three-day tournament — designed to draw attention to Northern California soccer players — will be conducted at Davis High, the Legacy fields (off Chiles Road east of South Davis), Playfields, Sandy Motley Field and the Nugget pitches off Pole Line […]

Davis American 11-12s score 12 straight runs in win

VACAVILLE — Sometimes in baseball, the tables can turn faster than the mind can comprehend. The Esparto American 11-12 all-stars burst out of the gates to take a two-run lead against Davis American in the top of the first inning, but then watched helplessly as the advantage morphed into a minor deficit, then a massive […]

For DALL 10-11s, tomorrow’s another day

Bring on Vacaville American … In the 10-11-division District 64 Little League Tournament, host Davis American is happy to forget Wednesday and focus on an elimination-game matchup with VALL on Thursday at The Davis Little League Complex. In Wednesday’s forgettable encounter, Woodland National used an overwhelming pitching staff in beating DALL, 17-0. But local manager David […]

Baseball briefs: Cats skid continues as Grizzlies complete sweep

After Kevin Kouzmanoff’s three-run home run in the top of the first inning on Wednesday, the Sacramento River Cats were cruising along, hoping their slim lead would be enough to snap a long losing streak and avoid being swept in Fresno. They were wrong. Soon after Cats reliever Neil Wagner trotted out to the mound […]

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Despite quick exit by DNLL 10-11s, coach is proud

“We went down swinging. We had a couple of close calls that didn’t go our way, but we kept battling back.” The words came from Davis Little League National coach Paul Welch, happy with his team’s play despite a quick exit from the 10-11-division District 64 tournament. “They never gave up. We had a lot […]

Davis National opens 11-12 tournament with a bang

VACAVILLE — For the Woodland National 11-12 all-stars, the mercy rule was a welcome relief from a Davis onslaught. The local National League stars ran up 16 runs over the first 3 1/2 innings of the District 64 tournament opener at William Keating Park in Vacaville on Wednesday, but the final scoreboard tally stood at […]

U.S. loss sets up Women’s World Cup match with Brazil

WOLFSBURG, Germany — The Americans can’t do things the easy way. Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell, 2-1, to Sweden on Wednesday night, the team’s fourth loss since November and first ever in group play at the World Cup. “After, what I said to the team is, my […]

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Mocoso is nearly unhittable in A’s victory

OAKLAND — Guillermo Moscoso was more worried about shutting down Seattle than his status in Oakland’s rotation. Moscoso made a strong case to keep his spot by allowing two hits in seven innings and Scott Sizemore homered to help the Athletics salvage the finale of a three-game series with a 2-0 victory over the Mariners on […]

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Youth roundup: Red Crew wins Cal Cup consolation title

The Davis Legacy Red Crew, a U16 boys soccer team, kicked off its new season late last month with a successful showing at the Cal Cup Tournament held at Cherry Island in Rio Linda. The locals won three of their four games at the event to take first in the consolation bracket. After a slow […]