Davis prep success fuels track club turnout

Three times in 2011, Davis High pole vaulter Ian Rock sent his school’s record to new heights. Rock finished his career with a Blue Devil all-time vault best of 16-2 — good enough to win the California prep championship earlier this month. With each new standard, Rock apparently brought with him new, youthful fans. “Yeah, […]

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Davis PD carries the torch for Special Olympics athletes

The Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” will reach its final destination Friday afternoon when Davis police officers carry the torch through downtown Davis. They’ll deliver it to UC Davis police officers, who will then carry the torch to Aggie Stadium for Friday’s opening ceremonies of the Northern California Special Olympics Summer Games. It will have […]

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Special Olympics comes to town

More than 670 athletes, along with their families and coaches, will converge on Davis this weekend for the annual Northern California Special Olympics Summer Games. Athletes of all ages, hailing from 30 Northern California counties, will compete in four events: aquatics, bocce, tennis and track and field. Opening ceremonies get under way at 7 p.m. […]

New budget bans taxpayer funds for UC athletics

By Nanette Asimov With a few words in the new state budget, lawmakers will ban spending taxpayer money on intercollegiate athletics — and end a controversy that started when a sharp-eyed UC Berkeley professor found that university officials had changed details of the law. University of California officials acknowledge asking the state to remove athletics from the list of […]

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MLB roundup: 10-run explosion in the seventh carries Red Sox

BOSTON — Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs with a single and double in a 10-run seventh inning against his former team and the hot-hitting Boston Red Sox rolled over the struggling San Diego Padres, 14-5. Gonzalez boosted his major league-leading RBI total to 67 since the Padres, unable to give him a lucrative contract, […]

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Carson saves the day for River Cats

Johnny Carson: savior of comedy. Rachel Carson: savior of the environment. Matt Carson: savior of the Sacramento River Cats. On Monday afternoon at Raley Field, Matt Carson hustled out a walkoff infield single to lift the Cats to a 3-2 win over the Fresno Grizzlies. But while the right fielder’s hit pushed Sacramento (46-26) to […]

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With summer here, kids are darting to local pools

There are a handful of ways that folks know summer has officially arrived. The 97-degree temperature of Monday was one hint. The streets seem a little less crowded at noon and 7 p.m. And those peals of children’s laughter — coming from Civic Center or Community Park pools most of the day — are another […]

Bobby Gale: a Blue Devil family friend lost

I thought about Bobby Gale in May when somebody told me he had died. Apparently word traveled slowly — or folks weren’t sure what to do to remember Bobby. Either way, friends and family gathered earlier this month at the Taber Ranch (Capay) to celebrate the life of this 1970 Davis High graduate. Fifty-eight is […]

Post 77 finishes strong at Chico tourney

Though it wasn’t quite enough to capture the championship — that honor went to the host Chico Nuts — Yolo’s performance last weekend against some of the best american baseball legion teams in the area bodes well for the future. A loss in Wednesday’s opener was quickly forgotten, once Post 77 got going and did […]

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Sunday’s U.S. soccer win sets up rematch with Panama

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, the United States men defeated Jamaica, 2-0, while Panama equalized in the 90th minute and went on to beat El Salvador in a penalty shootout, setting up their clash in the semifinals of the Gold Cup on Wednesday. Panama will enter the semifinal against the United States with confidence, having beaten […]

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Soroptimists plan annual golf tournament

Save the date for Soroptimist International of Greater Davis’ 17th annual benefit golf tournament, Saturday, July 16, at the Davis Municipal Golf Course. It is a two-person scramble with handicap and Callaway flights. Players will compete for prizes in closest-to-the-pin and most accurate drive contests, as well as for the overall tournament winners. A golfer […]

A’s beat Giants for the second day in a row

OAKLAND — Hideki Matsui had two hits and two RBIs to help the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 Saturday night. Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton both had RBI doulbes for the A’s, who matched their season-best four-game winning streak. Aubrey Huff drove in a run for the Giants, who lost their third […]

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Grizzlies shut down Cats

Four Fresno pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Grizzlies blanked the Sacramento River Cats, 3-0, on Saturday at Raley Field. Six-foot-seven Fresno starting pitcher Andrew Kwon improved to 8-5 on the season by throwing six scoreless innings. He walked four but did not allow a hit and struck out four River Cats. A […]

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Yolo wins two in Chico

Yolo Post 77 rebounded from an opening-game loss to pick up lopsided victories on Thursday and Friday at the Chico Father’s Day Tournament. After scoring just one run in the opener, Post 77 combined for 20 runs in just 12 innings of play spanning the two wins — an 11-1 mercy-rule pounding of Doc Stewart […]