Biggs gives core fan group a sneak peek at Aggies

“You guys are the real fans,” head Aggie football coach Bob Biggs told the assembled 40 Wednesday night. “I feel like I’m at a family barbecue. “You were there when we were over at Toomey. You’ve been there through thick and thin … and I really appreciate it.” With UC Davis opening camp Saturday, Biggs […]

Former Raider-turned-actor Bubba Smith dies

LOS ANGELES — Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said Smith was found dead at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter said he didn’t know the circumstances or cause of death. Police […]

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Vogelsong helps Giants top D-backs, end skid at 5

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Orlando Cabrera had become a bit concerned as San Francisco’s skid hit five games while its offense sputtered. Then, Cabrera started clicking with his new club and, suddenly, so did the rest of the Giants. And Ryan Vogelsong? He was his typical reliable self on the mound when it […]

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Athletics get swept in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Oakland A’s were feeling good coming to Seattle this weekend, believing the team was turning around. It’s still turning. The Athletics dropped a 7-4 decision Wednesday, and were swept by their AL West rival for the first time since late in the 2009 season. “As a team, we better be upset about […]

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Foster looks back at first year as Davis High AD

It’s been a year since Dennis Foster took over as athletic director at Davis High. So, how’d the honeymoon go? “I thought things went well,” the 34-year-old administrator told The Enterprise. “I think in the first year of any leadership position, you want to come in and do a lot of assessment … evaluating. It’s […]

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Davis Heat narrowly miss national crown

The Davis Heat, an under-15 girls team, continued its impressive run of play last weekend in the U.S. Club National Championships in sizzling Boise, Idaho. The Heat traveled to the Northwest in search of a national title after qualifying in June as the Northern California regional champion. On Friday, the Heat battled the thermometer, nearly […]

Hansen, Raber advance to U.S. Amateur Championship

Matt Hansen will compete at his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship after taking home individual medalist honors at a sectional qualifier in Reno, Nev., on Monday, while Tyler Raber tied for second at his qualifying event to advance to his first-ever championship. Hansen’s one-stroke victory marks the first time in UC Davis men’s golf history […]

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AquaMonsters finish second at Gold Rush championships

More than 1,200 swimmers from six different Northern California teams competed in the Gold Rush Swim Championships in Woodland last weekend. In a very close race that saw the top three teams separated by fewer than 100 points, the Davis AquaMonsters took second place with 1,169.5 points, just 25 points behind the first-place Gold River […]

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Buck up, Woodland. Your sports support will be there

Blessings are easy to count in Davis sports circles. During the next couple of weeks, tryouts and practice begin for nine fall sports — seven of which have contributed to our high school’s region-best 115 Sac-Joaquin Section championships. Despite an ever-tightening budget belt at Davis High, parents, administrators, athletes and coaches have worked in concert […]

Blue wins City Championships swim meet

More than 300 Summerdart and Aquadart swimmers raced and chased through Community Pool at last weekend’s Davis City Championships swim meet. Their coaches also enjoyed a dip in the pool, with the kids chasing them and then tossing them in the pool at the meet’s conclusion. The meet, held July 29-31, included races for children […]

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Aquadarts capture Sierra Nevada Long Course title

The Davis Aquadarts swam to victory July 21-24, capturing the Sierra Nevada Long Course Junior Olympics title. The Aquadarts won the meet by more than 400 points, clinching the title for the first time since 2008 and rewriting the record books along the way. Several Aquadarts won high point honors. Finishing first in their divisions […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (8/3/11) local skateboarder Nyjah Huston

From the not-so-mean streets of Davis to the worldwide stage of the X Games last weekend in Los Angeles, local kid Nyjah Huston has emerged as the planet’s premier skateboarder. Now mentioned in the same breath with sport legend Tony Hawk, 16-year-old Huston last weekend captured the gold in Saturday’s skateboard street men’s final. Huston […]

Pair of Davis golfers march toward the horizon

With hometown hero Nick Watney etched in stone as one of the PGA Tour’s brightest young stars, aspiring Davis golfers don’t have to look far for a role model — especially in the case of two of Yolo County’s most dominant up-and-coming golfers. While the two Davis residents may be a year apart — and […]

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Teamwork is part of AquaMonsters’ philosophy

Though many people perceive of swimming as an individual sport, the AquaMonsters’ philosophy is to teach swimming as a team sport. At practices, swimmers learn in groups and work together to help each other improve. They strive for personal best times and work toward their best efforts. Swimmers learn about setting goals and focusing their […]

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