Sports briefs: Watch the World Cup final at I-House

Local fans are invited to gather at International House Davis, 10 College Park, on Sunday morning to watch the United States meet Japan for the Women’s World Cup Championship. The doors will open at 11 a.m. with the game scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m. People are welcome to bring food to share. Parking on […]

Amateur Lewis ties Bjorn for Open lead; Watney far back

SANDWICH, England — Thomas Bjorn and Tom Lewis have nothing in common except for the unlikely position they shared Thursday atop the leaderboard at the British Open. It’s not just that one is twice as old. Or that Bjorn is a 40-year-old pro who wonders how much longer he can compete at the highest level, […]

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Classic comeback allows DALL Juniors to play for Championship

To quote Yogi Berra, it ain’t over till it’s over. The Davis American Junior all-stars rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning to snatch a 7-3 victory from Vacaville National at Centennial Park on Wednesday, setting up a rematch Thursday to decide the champion of the Little League District 64 Tournament. Vacaville would have […]

Crawford is the Blue Devils’ new volleyball czar

It’s official. There’s a new era in volleyball at Davis High School. In her sixth season coaching the sport at different levels — including taking over the DHS boys varsity team earlier this year — Julie Crawford has become the coach of the Blue Devil volleyball program. Replacing veteran Leigh Whitmire as the girls mentor […]

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Second edition of Moo-nlight Run set for Saturday

After a successful debut last summer, the Davis Moo-nlight run is back. This Saturday, Davis’ well-lit bike paths and streets will be full of runners as a one-mile kid’s fun run will go off at 6:30 p.m., followed by half-marathon, 5K and 10K races that will begin at 7 p.m. Presented in part by Fleet Feet, […]

Youth roundup: Extreme success at Junior Olympics

NorCal Extreme’s 14U hockey team competed in the AAU Junior Olympics event in Huntington Beach last week. The locals started strong with a 4-1 win over the San Diego Stingrays behind two Danny Kumata goals. Caleb Hermle and Ricky Pacciorini scored once each for NorCal, while Dalton Byard recorded an assist. In their second matchup, […]

Youth soccer: High finishes for local teams at Davis Showcase

The Davis Legacy Shock, a U18 girls soccer team, took second in the U19 Premier division of the Davis Legacy College Showcase last weekend. In its first game, the Shock beat the Bay Oaks Bombers, 6-0, on three goals by Kayla Ramirez, two from Olivia Muller and one by Courtney Jimenez. Kate Latsch, Zayra Bermudez, […]

U.S. tops France to advance to World Cup finals

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Abby Wambach sure knows how to deliver. A goal, a promise and soon, she hopes, a World Cup title. The U.S. women had fans on edge once again until Wambach broke a tense tie with her header off a corner kick in the 79th minute Wednesday. Alex Morgan scored three minutes later […]

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MVP Fielder’s HR sends NL to an All-Star win

PHOENIX — Prince Fielder’s three-run homer sailed over the left-field wall at Chase Field, and the conveyor belt from the National League bullpen began. One after another, a hard-throwing pitcher walked to the mound — well, one of them sprinted and slid into the infield feet first — and then shut down the American League’s […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (7/13/11): DALL Juniors’ Chris Abel

Davis American’s Chris Abel has been tearing it up on the mound and at the plate during the Little League District 64 Juniors Tournament, helping his team earn a chance to play for the championship. His performance in the past three games — two of them victories over Dixon — was good enough to earn […]

Davis American Juniors to play for the D64 title

Davis American has proven it can beat Dixon — accomplishing the feat for the second time in the Little League District 64 Junior Tournament with a 7-4 victory on Tuesday. Now about Vacaville National … In a wacky tournament that has seen the locals face only those two teams, DALL has earned a chance to […]

Davis rolls in second-round junior legion D6 game

FAIR OAKS — Cordova High pitcher Nate Jacobson is not chopped liver. The 6-1, 190-pound right-hander went 6-2 with a 2.02 earned run average during his sophomore season for the Lancers. So when Davis Junior American Legion squad broke out the big sticks in a seven-run first inning against coach Guy Anderson’s No. 1 hurler, […]

Two old pros team up in Cordova dugout

FAIR OAKS — There stood more than 100 years of baseball experience, shoulder-to-shoulder peering out at the field from their dugout gate. On this day, Guy Anderson, 78, and Ralph Rago, 77, weren’t happy campers. Davis’ Junior American Legion team was pounding their Cordova guys in the second round of the District 6 playoffs. Eventually, […]

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Water polo skill takes two Blue Devils to Europe

With 46 Sac-Joaquin Section championships in swimming and water polo, it shouldn’t be surprising that Davis High is sending two players to the United States Water Polo men’s and women’s U-17 national teams. Soon-to-be senior Zoe Malot is headed to Budapest on Friday for a 10-day international showcase, while Connor Stapleton, next month a Blue […]