AquaMonsters finish second at Gold Rush championships

More than 1,200 swimmers from six different Northern California teams competed in the Gold Rush Swim Championships in Woodland last weekend. In a very close race that saw the top three teams separated by fewer than 100 points, the Davis AquaMonsters took second place with 1,169.5 points, just 25 points behind the first-place Gold River […]

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Buck up, Woodland. Your sports support will be there

Blessings are easy to count in Davis sports circles. During the next couple of weeks, tryouts and practice begin for nine fall sports — seven of which have contributed to our high school’s region-best 115 Sac-Joaquin Section championships. Despite an ever-tightening budget belt at Davis High, parents, administrators, athletes and coaches have worked in concert […]

Blue wins City Championships swim meet

More than 300 Summerdart and Aquadart swimmers raced and chased through Community Pool at last weekend’s Davis City Championships swim meet. Their coaches also enjoyed a dip in the pool, with the kids chasing them and then tossing them in the pool at the meet’s conclusion. The meet, held July 29-31, included races for children […]

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Aquadarts capture Sierra Nevada Long Course title

The Davis Aquadarts swam to victory July 21-24, capturing the Sierra Nevada Long Course Junior Olympics title. The Aquadarts won the meet by more than 400 points, clinching the title for the first time since 2008 and rewriting the record books along the way. Several Aquadarts won high point honors. Finishing first in their divisions […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (8/3/11) local skateboarder Nyjah Huston

From the not-so-mean streets of Davis to the worldwide stage of the X Games last weekend in Los Angeles, local kid Nyjah Huston has emerged as the planet’s premier skateboarder. Now mentioned in the same breath with sport legend Tony Hawk, 16-year-old Huston last weekend captured the gold in Saturday’s skateboard street men’s final. Huston […]

Pair of Davis golfers march toward the horizon

With hometown hero Nick Watney etched in stone as one of the PGA Tour’s brightest young stars, aspiring Davis golfers don’t have to look far for a role model — especially in the case of two of Yolo County’s most dominant up-and-coming golfers. While the two Davis residents may be a year apart — and […]

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Teamwork is part of AquaMonsters’ philosophy

Though many people perceive of swimming as an individual sport, the AquaMonsters’ philosophy is to teach swimming as a team sport. At practices, swimmers learn in groups and work together to help each other improve. They strive for personal best times and work toward their best efforts. Swimmers learn about setting goals and focusing their […]

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Giants’ Lincecum outdueled by Daniel Hudson

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum rose to the occasion. One errant pitch cost him. Lincecum allowed Paul Goldschmidt’s first career homer in the fifth inning and San Francisco lost 2-1 to Arizona on Tuesday night to fall into a tie with the Diamondbacks for the NL West lead. Goldschmidt’s two-run drive to left on a […]

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Mariners top A’s

SEATTLE — Casper Wells hit a two-run homer in his third game with Seattle and Felix Hernandez pitched into the seventh inning to help the Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Wells, acquired Saturday in a four-player trade with Detroit, connected on a full-count pitch from Rich Harden (2-2) in the sixth inning. […]

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Long ball lifts Sacramento over Colorado Springs

WEST SACRAMENTO – Home runs from Kevin Kouzmanoff and Chris Carter propelled Sacramento to a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over Colorado Springs before 11,268 fans Tuesday night at Raley Field. Kouzmanoff tied the game, 4-4, with a three-run homer in the third inning, his 13th blast of the season. After Kouzmanoff gave Sacramento a 5-4 lead […]

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Aggies’ Erskine nominated by Good Works Team

Watching Bobby Erskine on defense for the Aggies, one gets a feel for his commitment to stopping the run, keeping his teammates in the game and encouraging those around him. It’s not a secret — even from far up in the stands — that UC Davis’ defensive end (sometimes linebacker) is a force to be […]

Ackley, Beavan lead Seattle past Oakland 8-4

By Tim Booth SEATTLE — Dustin Ackley continued his hitting tear with a pair of extra-base hits, including a bases-loaded triple, rookie righty Blake Beavan escaped early trouble to pitch well into the seventh and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 on Monday night. Ackley now has 19 extra-base hits in his first […]

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River Cats rally to top Sky Sox

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento had just five hits for the night against Colorado, but three of them were home runs — including a walk-off by Josh Donaldson — as the River Cats edged the Sky Sox 4-3 Monday at Raley Field. First baseman Anthony Recker for two for two with two homers to lead Sacramento, […]

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Yankees edge White Sox

CHICAGO — CC Sabathia pitched eight strong innings to earn his major league-best 16th win and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday for their fourth consecutive victory. Sabathia allowed two runs and 10 hits, matching a season high, but managed to wiggle out of trouble all night as the […]

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