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Not tennis, not badminton … it’s pickleball!

It’s not tennis. It’s not quite badminton. And although it uses a Wiffleball, it has nothing to do with baseball. It’s called pickleball. And while it hasn’t yet found a foothold in Davis — if local man John Cook has anything to do with it — the one-size-fits-all game may soon have a place to play. “I […]

Two Blue Devils among UCD water polo academic standouts

A pair of Davis High graduates — senior Elsie Fullerton and junior Hailey Wright — are among the seven UC Davis women’s water polo players who recently earned spots on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches 2015 Women’s All-Academic honor roll. The other Aggie recipients are redshirt junior Allyson Hansen, sophomore Hannah Harvey, freshman […]

Yolo Post 77 might play for tournament title

FAIRFIELD — After beating Vacaville, 7-2, on Friday at Vacaville High, then falling 6-3 to Chaffey (Washington on Saturday at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield, Yolo Post 77 still has a chance to capture the championship of the Western Amateur Baseball Association July 4th Tournament. Yolo (17-12) will play at 3 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Creek […]

A’s Graveman outduels Mariners’ Hernandez

OAKLAND — Athletics manager Bob Melvin was admittedly concerned after Oakland stranded five runners in the first two innings against Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Rookie Kendall Graveman made it a moot point with another strong start while extending his scoreless streak to 16 innings. Graveman pitched seven innings to help hand Hernandez his first loss […]

Bumgarner gets knocked around in Giants loss

WASHINGTON — Madison Bumgarner barely broke a sweat before the Nationals got to him. The San Francisco Giants ace struggled again in a late-morning start, allowing a season-high six runs over five-plus innings in a 9-3 loss to the Washington Nationals. Three of those runs came before Bumgarner had retired a batter. “He just got […]

Speeding through town: Davis’ Fourth of July Criterium

More than 200 riders — from kids to pros — participated in 13 bike races on Saturday as part of the Davis Fourth of July Criterium. Thousands of fans watched throughout the day as the cyclists speed around a 0.7-mile loop in downtown Davis. 0705Criterium2W 0705Criterium1W

Celebrating July 4 on the diamond

It’s hard to find a more American celebration of Independence Day than the July 4 Little League All-Star games. The entire Davis complex is fully festooned in red, white, and blue, there’s a hot dog in almost every hand, and there’s a baseball game on every field. “It’s just a great celebration of what’s American,” Tim […]

Kazmir cruises as Oakland shuts down Seattle

OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings, Marcus Semien homered for the first time in nearly two months, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-0, on Thursday night. Josh Phegley had a two-run single and Mark Canha added an RBI triple for the A’s, who ended a five-game losing streak against the […]

Republic notebook: Barrera fitting in, Lopez on the brink of assist record

After playing the full 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Real Monarchs SLC, it’s starting to look like Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Danny Barrera — a midseason signing — could end up being the difference-maker in a deep postseason run. Last year, the Republic bolstered their squad with the midseason addition of James Kiffe, who locked […]

For Little Leaguers on July 4, it’s all about the games

On July 4 at the Davis Little League Complex, hundreds of local kids and their parents will celebrate their country’s Independence Day the best way they know how — playing and watching America’s pastime. After the organization’s annual pancake breakfast in the morning, a full slate of all-star games for players of all ages begins […]

Regardless of park outcome, council has to keep sports facilities discussion alive

When the City Council discusses Mayor Dan Wolk’s vision for a Davis sports park on Tuesday, our leaders need not lock onto the proposed location out on County Road 102 — or be stalled by the approximate cost (Wolk says around $25 million). The exercise Tuesday should be to accept that local youth organizations are either playing at […]

DNLL 10-11s are District 64 champions

VACAVILLE — There’s no better feeling for a Davis 10- or 11-year-old than standing under the lights on a Little League Field, holding up a banner that reads, “District 64 Champions.” On Wednesday, the Davis National 10-11 All Stars got to experience that feeling, taking the title with a flurry of hits and lights-out pitching that led […]

Schedule announced for Hawkins, Kings summer league

As reported by The Enterprise on Friday, former UC Davis star Corey Hawkins has been added to Sacramento Kings roster for the upcoming NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. According to a Tuesday announcement, Hawkins will join the Kings for a mini-camp in Sacramento next Tuesday through Thursday, before the team heads to Las Vegas to […]

Strack is back and Davis benefits from her return

Who says you can never go home again? Jenna Strack, the former Davis High athlete and 2014 Cal Poly graduate, is back in town — and the sports community is delighted to have her. Also part of the summer coaching staff of the Davis Community Track and Field Club, Strack’s main gig since February has […]

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