Ex-Blue Devils take Post 77 baseball honors

WOODLAND — Two former Davis High players earned top honors at the annual Yolo Post 77 American Legion baseball banquet on Thursday as speculation continued on whether or not coach Matt Castles would return for his 17th season. Luke McDonald, a hard-hitting third baseman who crafted an epic campaign after missing almost 18 months of […]

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Clark is the Dino of local youth basketball

His coaching résumé is long. His days as a player were star-crossed. And his commitment to the well-being of local kids shines through every day, whether coaching basketball or supervising students at Harper Junior High. To most Davis people with kids, Dino Clark is a familiar name. As Clark’s summer AAU hoops program Hot Shots […]

Sports briefs: Catch Anibaba play against Manchester United on ESPN2

The Chicago Fire of the MLS — who feature former Davis High star Jalil Anibaba at defender — will play Manchester United on Saturday at Soldier Field as part of the World Football Challenge. The contest will be aired live on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. Anibaba, a 2007 DHS graduate, was drafted ninth overall by […]

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Sports are mentioned in here somewhere

For years, I’ve wanted to write a book about community journalism — a pursuit that is so different from being at arm’s length from your readers at newspapers like the Los Angeles Times or Sacramento Bee. Compiling serious notes on the subject since the mid-1970s, I find now that I’ve missed a chance. Friend Joe […]

X-Alps Day 4: Were these pilots made for walking?

Another day of almost continuous hiking through rain and wind in the Red Bull X-Alps challenge. The good news is the top 12 athletes have made it into Italy. The bad news is the weather is unlikely to change significantly soon. More good news is that Honza Rejmanek of Davis is in fourth or fifth […]

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Family’s epic journey stops off in hometown

Well-wishers greeted them along the way, on their journey in from the Bay Area. Some local runners joined the quartet’s final strides into Davis. The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh trumpeted their arrival at Central Park — where more friends and fans were waiting at a special health fair, which celebrated the four harriers’ cause célèbre. […]

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River Cats’ homer binge isn’t enough

One day after allowing Salt Lake to come from behind and snatch a win from their grasp, the Sacramento River Cats attempted to do the same thing. Trailing by four runs after seven innings, the Cats battled back with three runs — on back-to-back-to-back homers — in the top of the eighth, but that 4-3 […]

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Matsui’s milestone HR helps A’s top Tigers

DETROIT — Hideki Matsui doesn’t think of himself as a member of the 500-homer club. Still, he’s glad people will stop asking about it. Matsui hit his 500th professional homer Wednesday and drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Detroit Tigers 7-5. He has hit 168 major-league homers after hitting 332 […]

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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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