Youth roundup: Dossa tears it up at three tournaments

Chase Dossa, a 15-year-old junior golfer from Davis, continued a busy and successful summer by playing in three more area events recently. After taking fourth place in his age group and tying for 17th overall at the Sacramento County Junior Championships last week, Dossa joined fellow Davis player Sam Yamauchi on Monday to play the […]

Youth soccer: AC Milan showcases its skills at home

The Davis AC Milan, a boys U13 soccer team, took advantage of the chance to play in their hometown and won the prestigious Davis Legacy College Showcase tournament last weekend. The Milan defense, led by Ryan Strong, Jovanni Morales, Buddhika Ratnasiri, Dan Shuman and keeper Roberto Ortiz, was the key to the locals’ run to […]

Kershaw outduels Lincecum as L.A. avoids sweep in S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum and Clayton Kershaw matched each other pitch for pitch, knowing the smallest mistake could cost their team the game. “I flinched first,” Lincecum said. Kershaw was one pitch better than Lincecum in a matchup of All-Star aces, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 1-0 to avoid […]

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Voeckler retains yellow jersey but loses time off Tour lead

PINEROLO, Italy — Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, the first of three days in the Alps, while Thomas Voeckler retained the yellow jersey but lost time after riding off course on the final descent. Defending champion Alberto Contador made repeated attempts to get away […]

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Trials and tribulations in the X-Alps race

Honza Rejmanek of Davis and Pierre Carter of South Africa have spent the past 48 hours traveling together in the Red Bull X-Alps race from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco. Day three continued with high winds. Most racers hiked all day. Rejmanek covered 28 km (17 miles) as the crow flies toward Monaco, which is really […]

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Belt’s bat carries S.F. past L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt finally feels comfortable hitting in the majors, and the timing couldn’t be better for the San Francisco Giants. Belt capped a solid first day back in the big leagues with a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and the Giants finally gave Madison Bumgarner some run support at home […]

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Bees score late to sting Cats

Sacramento starting pitcher Lenny DiNardo cruised through six innings against Salt Lake on Tuesday before leaving in the seventh with a three-run lead. But before the River Cats’ left-hander could get settled in the dugout to watch his bullpen try to finish his victory, the Bees had already tied the game. Two more runs off […]

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Tigers bash Moscoso to beat A’s

DETROIT —  Guillermo Moscoso’s worst inning as a starter led to another loss for the Oakland Athletics. Moscoso yielded two-run homers by Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen during Detroit’s six-run fifth inning, and Oakland lost, 8-3, to the Tigers on Tuesday. “It is kind of frustrating, because we played very good baseball, and I lost […]

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A tale of two Davis softball qualifiers

It’s a tale of two Davis Youth Softball Association teams … One — the under-10 all-stars — qualified for the ASA Western National Tournament. Their practices continue and the kids and their parents are making plans for the Aug. 2 competition in Clovis. The other — DYSA’s U14 all-stars — also qualified for the ASA […]

Aggies have two All-American water polo players

UC Davis sophomore attacker Carmen Eggert and sophomore utility Jessica Dunn each earned All-America honorable mention by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches when the teams were announced on Tuesday. The award gives more hardware to the two Aggies, who were each named to the All-Big West Conference’s second-team last spring. Eggert, a native […]

Aquatics roundup: Aquadarts start strong at Junior Olympics

The first of the two weekends of competition that make up the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympics Championships went extremely well for the Davis Aquadarts. Record-setting swims by Chenoa Devine, 12, and Tara Halsted were the highlights of a successful performance by the locals last weekend. Part two of the meet will feature 74 Aquadarts traveling […]

Davis girls gear up for Junior Olympics water polo

By Kallie Gregg Even as Davis High students take their much-needed summer break, the brilliance of the Blue Devil water polo program carries over into the summer months. Each morning for two hours, these lazy July days are transformed into an efficient and propelling practice for a cutting-edge girls’ Davis Water Polo Club. Watching some […]

Greiner Athlete of the Week Joannie Siegler (7/20/11)

When a handful of Davis distance runners made the commitment to run in the recent World Masters Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, the over-50s had no idea how they might fare. For Bryan Thoreson, Craighton Chin, Wendy Pratt and Joannie Siegler, one thing was certain — each had some nagging ailments to overcome. These […]

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X-Alps racers are tightly bunched

Check it out What: Honza Rejmanek’s third bid to win the X-Alps race When and where: Starting Sunday, July 17, in Salzburg, Austria, and ending 10 to 12 days later in Monaco Watch it: Follow the race in real time at By Margaret S. Burns Snow and strong winds battered the competitors as they climbed […]

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