Coaching softball: can it get any better?

By Chris Ochoa Sugar Babies, Lemonheads and Mountain Dew … Sounds like a trip to the snack bar. But then you hear names like Rainbow Unicorns, Golden Girl Princesses and the Monos Locos — and you know we’re talking softball. When I agreed to help coach my oldest daughter’s first tee-ball team seven years ago, […]

Enforcers of DYSA take a pair from Rancho

With the Barry Garrison Memorial year-end tournament starting today at Playfields Park for several divisions, the action in this week’s Davis Youth Softball Association was fast and furious. In the under-14 division, the Davis Enforcers took two games from Rancho — 8-6 and 11-6. Jordan Vermette, Sarah Taylor and Renee Schuman scored runs in the […]

Hot shots tryouts brief

The Davis Hot Shots, an AAU basketball club, will hold tryouts for its summer session next week. All workouts will be in the Harper Junior High gym, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. On Tuesday, tryouts for seventh- and eighth-grade boys will be from 4 to 6 p.m., with ninth- through 12th-grade boys following from 6 to […]

Aggie women move up at NCAA golf finals

BRYAN, Texas — The UC Davis women’s golf team is creeping up the leaderboard. Led by a 2-over 74 from sophomore Demi Runas on Thursday, the 14th-ranked Aggies posted an eight-shot improvement over their first-round score and moved into a tie for 20th midway through the NCAA Division I Championships at Traditions Golf Club. UCD […]

For the record

A story in Wednesday’s sports section about motocross racer Dominic Brown mistakenly referred to his stepmother Mary Brown as his mother. His mother’s name is Robin Garland. We regret the error.

Sagan sails to a stage five win at Tour of California

PASO ROBLES — Slovakian Peter Sagan swung wide right in the final 100 yards and sped from fifth place to win the fifth stage of the Tour of California. Chris Horner remained the overall race leader Thursday. Sagan, of the Liquiqas-Cannondale team, claimed two consecutive stages in last year’s event. On Thursday, he won the […]

Early exit by A’s starter sets up blowout loss

OAKLAND — Oakland starter Tyson Ross tried to ignore it on the first pitch, and then tried to fight through it with his second pitch. The third pitch let him know something was wrong. Ross strained his left oblique and was removed after throwing only seven pitches on Thursday. “The first pitch to the second […]

DHS girls cruise into the next round of NCS playoffs

Wednesday’s first-round game of the North Coast Section girls lacrosse tournament probably will be the last time this season that Davis High will have a relatively stress-free night. The fourth-seeded Blue Devils coasted by 13th-seeded Dublin, 16-4, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, but now face a more daunting matchup with No. 5 seed Monte […]

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Briefs: Horner edges Liepheimer in Wednesday’s Tour stage

SAN JOSE — With a quick uphill burst, Chris Horner of Bend, Ore., rode away from teammate Levi Leipheimer in the final two miles and pedaled into the race lead at the Tour of California on Wednesday. Horner (RadioShack), who last year finished 10th in the Tour de France as the top American, completed the […]

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Canucks crush Sharks in Game 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The harder the San Jose Sharks tried to get back at the Vancouver Canucks, the further they fell behind. Daniel Sedin netted his second power-play goal of the game, Chris Higgins added another, and Mason Raymond scored just after a penalty expired in the third period for the Canucks, who routed […]

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Youth soccer: Great showing for Davis teams at Concord Cup

The Davis Mojo, a U14 boys soccer team, took second at the Concord Cup last weekend. In its first game, Davis beat the Mountain View United, 3-2, as Jeremy Jaquinod had the game-winner, connecting on a cross from Nathan Leyva. The Mojo then fell, 3-2, to Concord United, but the two teams both moved on […]

Youth basketball: Wildcats Black goes undefeated at May Madness

The Davis Wildcats Black, a JV-age boys basketball team, took first last weekend at the May Madness Tournament in Rocklin. Three 60-points games meant three wins for the Wildcats, as they downed the Red Raiders (60-33), the Tri-City Rockets (60-36) and then defeated E-Time Hoops (60-42) in the title game. Davis was paced by strong […]

UCD roundup: 25th-ranked Cal wins at Dobbins

Up early on No. 25 Cal on Wednesday at Dobbins Stadium, the UC Davis baseball team couldn’t hold on to the lead and lost 8-3. In the bottom of the second, Ryan Allgrove’s base hit through the right side brought Alex Dreyfuss home from second base, giving the Aggies (16-31) a 1-0 lead. Justin Andrade […]

DHS boys gain experience in section playoff loss

The Davis High boys lacrosse team figured its season was over after dropping a Bay Shore Athletic League playoff game last week to Piedmont. So when the call came that the Blue Devils still had received a bid to the North Coast Section tournament — to play at Amador Valley on Wednesday — they were […]

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