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Sports: UC Davis golfer earns exemption into U.S. Amateur

FRANKFORT, Ill. — UC Davis sophomore Jackie Lucena has earned an exemption into the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship after finishing second at the 120th annual Women’s Western Amateur Championship at the Prestwick Country Club on Saturday. Finishing seventh following two days of stroke play — including carding a 1-under 71 on Day 2 — […]

Sports: Only one Wizard of Fungo: Angels’ Jimmie Reese

I was listening to the Oakland A’s broadcast on Sunday, and the former pitcher Dallas Braden talked about a guy he knows who is a wizard with a fungo bat. Immediately, I turned to my wife and told her in no uncertain terms that no matter how good this guy mentioned by Braden was, “I […]

Sports: Watney’s 68 gets him a 12th-place finish at the 3M

BLAINE, Minn. — Nick Watney fired a 3-under-par 68 to finish in a six-way tie for 12th place on Sunday at the 3M Open — the Davis High graduate’s second PGA outing since he spent two weeks in quarantine after being the first Tour golfer reported with COVID-19. After missing the cut in the RBC […]

Evan Ream: Making a case for a return to Yudin Field

Pretend that this column began with a witty or clever way to introduce the fact that we’re dealing with an uncertain future for our sporting landscape, thanks to COVID-19. It’s no secret that most newspaper staffers are running out of ways to write the same story over and over again. Just in case you missed […]

Doug Kelly: When vaccine is ready, who gets first doses?

Nobody asked me, but … * If — as now speculated — a COVID-19 vaccine could be available by year’s end, will it be accessible to all Americans … or just professional athletes? * Add this to your baseball terminology: alternate training site. That is the group of 30 to 34 players belonging to each […]

Good things are happening for former Aggie star Goode

For former UC Davis basketball starter Garrison Goode, an international educational and athletic adventure of a lifetime began with a journey through Aggie EVO — a university career-launch program. When an English representative from the University of Nottingham visited campus last spring, it was made clear that there were athletic and continuing-education opportunities available abroad […]

3 Aggies picked for Big Sky preseason team; all defense

For a program that’s made its bones on offensive football, UC Davis had three players chosen for the Big Sky preseason All-Conference team — all on defense. Announced Friday on the final day of the league’s virtual Football Conference, the crystal-ball squad included Aggie secondary maven Devon King, linebacker Nick Eaton and defensive lineman Bryce […]

Cool hand on DHS title team uses his influence as referee

For years, he was a calming presence that helped hold his Davis Legacy and Davis High soccer teams together. He provided a certain maturity that led his club team to repeated success and the Blue Devils to the 2007 Sac-Joaquin Section championship. Now, Nick Marin-Kumko uses that calming presence to keep order during professional soccer […]

Big Sky waits on football as it bumps back rest of calendar

FARMINGTON, Utah — Traditional fall sports in the Big Sky Conference — soccer, volleyball, cross country, as well as tune-up off-seasons for tennis and softball — have been pushed back to Sept. 18 starts, thanks to the continued concern about the growing COVID-19 threat. In an announcement Friday by league Assistant Commissioner Denise Thompson, it […]

Not sure where letter came from, but it wasn’t from me

Let’s take a quick look around … • A letter, advertised as having been written by yours truly, found its way onto The Davis Enterprise website on Thursday. It was not penned by me. Quickly removed, the brief note wasn’t anything controversial, but it suggested that “it may not be the best idea to completely […]

Three Aggies earn Big Sky all-league preseason nods

For a program associated over the years with its offensive prowess, it was the UC Davis defense that took center stage when the Big Sky Conference announced its all-preseason football teams. Safety/cornerback Devon King, linebacker Nick Eaton and defensive lineman Bryce Rodgers each were accorded league honors, as chosen by a Big Sky media panel. […]

Bob Schultz: Angels for the Angels finally came through

Editor’s note: This is the first of two Friday guest columns — winners of the contest to replace sports editor Bruce Gallaudet’s column. Of the eight entries received, Davisites Bob Schultz (today) and Adam Silva (next Friday) will be featured. Growing up in Ohio, I was a sickly kid with asthma and allergy problems that […]

Big Sky coaches, pundits like Weber State; UCD picked 6th

Weber State head football coach Jay Hill has a handle on what it takes to win in the Big Sky Conference. His Wildcats have at least shared a piece of the circuit title each of the past three seasons. After his peers and the media again picked WSU to maintain its lofty perch, Hill reminded […]

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