Davis American Juniors look good in opener

VACAVILLE — The transition from Little League to junior-division play for 13- and 14-year-olds can be daunting. There are the rule changes, the field dimensions become MLB size and the level of competition elevates. Mix in the spotlight of District 64 playoffs and the task at hand can be overwhelming. All that said, on Saturday […]

UCD roundup: Former Aggie golfer wins a pro event

OCEANSIDE — Using the skills that helped him capture two Big West Conference individual championships during his UC Davis career, former Aggie men’s golfer Austin Graham didn’t just win his first professional event last week, he dominated the field. Graham shot a three-round total of 23-under 190 at Arrowood Golf Course to win the second […]

Ryan ‘home’ as new DHS girls golf coach

If enthusiasm means anything, new Davis High girls golf coach Amanda Ryan will have her Blue Devil charges picking up where they left off in 2010 — carding some of the best team scores in the region. “I want them to have fun, be good teammates … because I think ultimately that golf is a […]

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American 11-12s sent into single elimination

Four first-inning runs by Vacaville American put the Davis American 11-12 all-stars behind the eight-ball early on, and the locals had to fight their way back in a 9-2 loss on Thursday at William Keating Park in Vacaville. The defeat sets up an elimination game for DALL in the District 64 Tournament, as it will […]

DALL 10-11s end tourney run with experience gained

While the Davis American 10-11 all-stars were a bit disappointed with the outcome of their District 64 tournament run — which ended Thursday at the Davis Little League Complex — they found solace in the fact that most of them will get another chance next year. The locals were eliminated from the 10-11 tourney with […]

River Cats finally get a victory

When the Sacramento River Cats put up three first-inning runs for the second straight day on Thursday, they knew not to shift into cruise control. That’s because when the same thing happened Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to prevent a ninth consecutive Cats loss. So on Thursday in Las Vegas, Sacramento backed up its first-inning output […]

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Guaranteed AYSO sign-up period almost over

It’s a woman’s world. At least in soccer — globally and locally. While the USA has a tall order in World Cup play Sunday against Brazil, it’s interesting to note that this weekend Davis plays host to the Legacy Showcase for girls from under-12 into their 20s. We’re just coming off Davis High’s third Sac-Joaquin […]

Another day, another rout for Davis National 11-12s

It’s a good thing the Davis National 11-12-year-old all-stars have an off day from Little League District 64 tournament competition on Friday because they must be tired of swinging bats and running around the bases. Everything has gone right for DNLL in its first two tourney games. After Thursday’s 21-0 victory over Winters, the locals […]

Driven batty, Lodi falls to Yolo in legion playoffs

LODI — With apologies to Frosty the Snowman … “There must have been some magic in that ol’ strong bat they found, ’cause when they placed it on the ball, Yolo players began to dance around.” On Thursday afternoon, in a mercy-rule-shortened 10-0 Post 77 District 6 American Legion playoff victory, there were enough story […]

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North to Alaska for Davis cycling visitors

Their trek started deep in the heart of Texas — and will end in Anchorage, Alaska, 4,771 miles and 70 days later. The Austin 4000, a group of about 20 cyclists from the University of Texas, were scheduled to arrive in Davis on Friday after blazing down the Sierra from South Lake Tahoe. Their touchdown […]

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Sports briefs: girls soccer Showcase runs through Sunday

More than 100 teams began play today in the girls Davis Legacy Soccer Showcase. The three-day tournament — designed to draw attention to Northern California soccer players — will be conducted at Davis High, the Legacy fields (off Chiles Road east of South Davis), Playfields, Sandy Motley Field and the Nugget pitches off Pole Line […]

Davis American 11-12s score 12 straight runs in win

VACAVILLE — Sometimes in baseball, the tables can turn faster than the mind can comprehend. The Esparto American 11-12 all-stars burst out of the gates to take a two-run lead against Davis American in the top of the first inning, but then watched helplessly as the advantage morphed into a minor deficit, then a massive […]

For DALL 10-11s, tomorrow’s another day

Bring on Vacaville American … In the 10-11-division District 64 Little League Tournament, host Davis American is happy to forget Wednesday and focus on an elimination-game matchup with VALL on Thursday at The Davis Little League Complex. In Wednesday’s forgettable encounter, Woodland National used an overwhelming pitching staff in beating DALL, 17-0. But local manager David […]

Baseball briefs: Cats skid continues as Grizzlies complete sweep

After Kevin Kouzmanoff’s three-run home run in the top of the first inning on Wednesday, the Sacramento River Cats were cruising along, hoping their slim lead would be enough to snap a long losing streak and avoid being swept in Fresno. They were wrong. Soon after Cats reliever Neil Wagner trotted out to the mound […]

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