Clark Field: the old girl is getting a facelift

Editor’s note. This is the first of a two-part series on the life and renovation of Woodland’s historic Clark Field. Next Sunday, Clark Field’s rich history, which featured visits from some of the baseball all-time greats. WOODLAND — The old girl is getting a facelift. And thanks to a group of dedicated Woodland-area volunteers, 80-year-old […]

Grueling Dipsea race is worth the physical toll

Call me crazy. Last Sunday, for the second straight year, I risked life and limb in one of the most physically daunting challenges that I have encountered in my short life. The Dipsea, a 7.4-mile-long run from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, is the oldest cross-country trail race in the United States. Every year, close […]

Race to End Hunger track meet photos

Athletes of all ages competed on Saturday at the Race to End Hunger track and field meet at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The event was presented by the Davis High Freedom From Hunger club to raise money and awareness for the worldwide fight against hunger.

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Sports briefs: Conditioning camp has a few openings

A high-energy training camp — aimed at youthful athletes — still has a few spots open in the 2 to 3 p.m. time slot. Called the Champions Advanced Performance Training and Conditioning Athletic Camp, the five weeks of workouts begin Monday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High School. The camps run each […]

Upton’s walk-off beats Giants

PHOENIX — Justin Upton homered on the first pitch he saw in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a sweep at the hands of San Francisco with a 3-2 victory over the Giants on Thursday night. Upton’s opposite-field home run off Santiago Casilla (0-1) was his first career walk-off homer and the first […]

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Bees have no sting as Cats finish sweep

The Sacramento River Cats are always happy when they get to return home to the friendly confines of Raley Field, but it’s even better when they are riding high. The first-place Cats are doing just that as Thursday’s 5-1 win at Salt Lake completed a four-game road sweep to send Sacramento (44-24) to 20 games […]

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New Devil field hockey coach looks to future

When the Davis High field hockey program presents a free clinic in the sport on June 25, there will be a new Blue Devil coach at the helm. Meet Sandie Marotti-Huckins … She’s a former standout at the University of Michigan who has coached at Davidson and Temple and honed her high school mentoring as […]

Yolo opens Chico tourney with a loss

When the Giants won the World Series last season, their formula was good defense (much of that credited to an awesome pitching staff) and timely hitting. Yolo Post 77 got those wires crossed a little bit as they opened the Chico American Legion baseball tournament on Wednesday with a brownout— falling 4-1 to Petaluma. Post […]

Watney struggles while McIlroy shines as U.S. Open begins

BETHESDA, Md. — Rory McIlroy is becoming a master at these major championships. At least on Thursday. Showing no linger effects from a Sunday collapse at the Masters, the 22-year-old McIlroy made the toughest test in golf look like child’s play at Congressional with a 6-under 65 to build the biggest 18-hole lead at the […]

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In shape or not, it means Freedom from Hunger

Who cares if the athletes are in condition or not? Saturday’s inaugural Race to End Hunger means three things: * A good workout. * A good cause. * A good laugh. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High School. Kids and adults alike are welcome to compete in […]

Aggie soccer camps a good future investment

It’s no secret that this town is goofy about soccer. From AYSO teams with names like the Pink Salamanders right through to our serious-as-heck Division I Aggie men’s and women’s squads, the world’s most popular game is our community’s sport of choice. Come Monday, kids ages 4-13 will be able take part in UC Davis […]

A’s get consecutive wins for the first time this month

OAKLAND — Jemile Weeks played through some nerves, Gio Gonzalez played through an illness and the Oakland Athletics played well enough for their first series win under interim manager Bob Melvin. Weeks had two hits and drove in three runs, and Hideki Matsui homered to lead the Oakland Athletics to an 8-4 win over the […]

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A’s edge Royals for Melvin’s first home victory

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics had a lot of firsts on Wednesday night. They won the first home game under new manager Bob Melvin. Jemile Weeks stole his first major league base, and a starting pitcher won for the first time in 16 outings. Most importantly, they finally just won in Oakland again. Josh Outman […]

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Giants get Bumgarner a rare win

PHOENIX — To a man, the San Francisco Giants were intent on giving Madison Bumgarner the outcome he deserved. Then the reigning World Series champs followed through, providing the Giants’ talented young left-hander with enough run support for a change to help him pitch the Giants past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-2, on Wednesday. “He’s been […]

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