Greiner Athlete of the Week (7/13/11): DALL Juniors’ Chris Abel

Davis American’s Chris Abel has been tearing it up on the mound and at the plate during the Little League District 64 Juniors Tournament, helping his team earn a chance to play for the championship. His performance in the past three games — two of them victories over Dixon — was good enough to earn […]

Davis American Juniors to play for the D64 title

Davis American has proven it can beat Dixon — accomplishing the feat for the second time in the Little League District 64 Junior Tournament with a 7-4 victory on Tuesday. Now about Vacaville National … In a wacky tournament that has seen the locals face only those two teams, DALL has earned a chance to […]

Davis rolls in second-round junior legion D6 game

FAIR OAKS — Cordova High pitcher Nate Jacobson is not chopped liver. The 6-1, 190-pound right-hander went 6-2 with a 2.02 earned run average during his sophomore season for the Lancers. So when Davis Junior American Legion squad broke out the big sticks in a seven-run first inning against coach Guy Anderson’s No. 1 hurler, […]

Two old pros team up in Cordova dugout

FAIR OAKS — There stood more than 100 years of baseball experience, shoulder-to-shoulder peering out at the field from their dugout gate. On this day, Guy Anderson, 78, and Ralph Rago, 77, weren’t happy campers. Davis’ Junior American Legion team was pounding their Cordova guys in the second round of the District 6 playoffs. Eventually, […]

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Water polo skill takes two Blue Devils to Europe

With 46 Sac-Joaquin Section championships in swimming and water polo, it shouldn’t be surprising that Davis High is sending two players to the United States Water Polo men’s and women’s U-17 national teams. Soon-to-be senior Zoe Malot is headed to Budapest on Friday for a 10-day international showcase, while Connor Stapleton, next month a Blue […]

Aquatics roundup: Several AquaStarz shine in final dual

Elise Peauroi continued her winning streak, while the one-two punch of Tess Van Schoor and Megan Wong were successful again, but the Davis AquaStarz lost a synchronized swimming dual meet against the Fulton-El Camino Stingrays last week at Cottage Pool in Sacramento. Peauroi has dominated the intermediate 17-18 age group figures in Davis’ four Valley-Foothills […]

Henderson’s return to NorCal has been the Aquadarts’ gain

The Davis Aquadarts didn’t win the lottery, but it sure seems like it by the way they are collecting high-value Bills. Two years ago it was Billy Doughty, who came from Mobile, Ala to be the program’s head coach. Then last fall, he was joined on the Aquadarts’ pool deck by another Bill — head […]

Vacaville hurler hands DALL Juniors their first D64 loss

To be able to succeed against a dominant pitcher, it takes talent, hard work, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. As the Davis American Little League Juniors found out on Monday, two out three won’t do the trick. Vacaville National hurler Tyler Pearsall froze the gifted Davis sluggers on a surprisingly windy summer […]

Junior Legion opens tournament with win

FAIR OAKS — Despite coach Bob Creely sensing “something wasn’t quite right … we were out of sync a little bit,” the Davis Junior American Legion baseball squad cruised to a 6-2 victory over Christian Brothers on Monday. The game was at Bella Vista High. With Davis High players from Dan Ariola’s varsity summer program […]

Davis National Juniors bow out on last-ditch hit

VACAVILLE — This one came right down to the wire, and when Dixon’s Matt Eldridge crushed a two-run double with two out in the last inning, it eliminated a game Davis National from the Little League District 64 Juniors Tournament, 6-5, on Monday. Played at a concrete-hard, wind-blown and frigid Arlington Park, the contest was […]

Home Run Derby becomes a Yanks-Sox showdown won by Cano

PHOENIX — Robinson Cano outslugged Adrian Gonzalez to win the All-Star Home Run Derby that turned into a Yankees-Red Sox showdown, even through his Boston rival made the biggest splash at Chase Field. Batting last and being pitched to by his father, Cano defeated Gonzalez, 12-11, in the finals Monday night after they each hit […]

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Lance Armstrong leads Livestrong Challenge ride

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, left, rides down C Street in Davis on Sunday at the beginning of the Livestrong Challenge ride. 1,400 participants from over 36 states left from Davis on the ride which is designed to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. This year’s first Livestrong Challenge event — […]

Welcome to The Wild Life

This is a “goodbye” and “hello” column. Say goodbye to the monthly Davis Aquatics Masters column, which has been published in the Davis Enterprise for the past 2 1/2 years. The goal of that column was to promote health by covering the noncompetitive aspects of DAM, such as those who finished last in races, the […]

The Boscheé-Danzer household is Davis’ Soccer Central

A visit to the Boscheé-Danzer household tells visitors everything they want to know about what goes on there. One table, once used for family dinners, is loaded with papers — all relating to American Youth Soccer Organization scheduling, registration, referee assignments … On Sunday, the downstairs television was tuned first to the U.S. women’s World […]