Landry evolves into UCD women’s lacrosse leader

Local lacrosse fans have seen these Elizabeth Landry moves for three seasons … The UC Davis midfielder collects the draw, blazes toward the opponent’s goal, dekes a couple of defenders and — whoosh! — her powerful shot shakes the net. Landry, only a junior, has spent much of 2014 climbing the Aggie record-book ladder and has become […]

Youth roundup: Martinez, Chan come up big at gymnastics regional

More than 1,000 young gymnasts gathered at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim for last weekend’s Junior Olympic Region 1 Championships, but there were two Diamonds in the rough. Isabela Martinez became the first Davis Diamonds gymnast in the history of the program to perform well enough at this event to earn a spot on the […]

Giants beat L.A. in 12

SAN FRANCISCO — In a game that started Tuesday ended early Wednesday, Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, after Brandon Belt’s tying double in the ninth. Hunter Pence had four hits for the Giants, who have […]

Baseball roundup: River Cats get by Grizzlies at Raley

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats came back from an early three-run deficit on Tuesday to win their fifth consecutive game, beating Fresno, 7-4, at Raley Field. Starter Sean Murphy (2-1) allowed just two earned runs to earn the victory for the Cats (8-5). The Grizzlies plated three runs in the first two innings, […]

Sports briefs: Stanford sends Aggies home with a lacrosse loss

STANFORD — Even two goals and two assists from junior standout Elizabeth Landry weren’t enough to help the UC Davis women’s lacrosse time erase an early deficit on Tuesday in an 18-6 loss at No. 13 Stanford on Tuesday. Landry, senior Carly Voris and sophomore Mary Doyle each scored two goals for the Aggies (6-8, 1-6 […]

UCD staff allows 19 hits in Causeway rout

The UC Davis baseballers have been knocking the ball around a little bit — recently taking two of three games from visiting Long Beach State after almost beating Stanford. Scoring 28 runs in their last five games has been a confidence-builder. But Tuesday, in a nonleague contest between the home-standing Aggies and Sacramento State, even […]

DHS softball struggles in nonleague outing

It was apparent early on Tuesday that it wasn’t going to be the Davis High softball team’s day. And by the time the Blue Devils got anything going, it was too late to prevent a 13-3 nonconference loss to Granite Bay at the DHS field. The defeat, which ended after five innings due to the […]

Devils open Boras Classic by splitting games

SACRAMENTO — Since the big UCLA-bound senior spent a portion of his summer traveling to play in elite tournaments around the country, it wasn’t too surprising when Matt Trask came up huge for the Davis High baseball team on the first day of the Boras Classic at Dan McAuliffe Field in Sacramento. Behind Trask’s 6-for-7 […]

U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame has tough, new policy on future inductees

Baseball, football and other major league sports can learn a thing or two from the Davis-based U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. A new policy announced Tuesday by the Hall’s board of directors imposes lifetime bans on cycling athletes or contributors who admit or are convicted of violating rules concerning performance-enhancing drugs. The policy goes into […]

High five: UCD women win fifth straight Big West golf title

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Using a great team effort — all five Aggies were among the top 25 individuals after Tuesday’s final round — the UC Davis women’s golf squad became just the second team in league history to capture five consecutive Big West Championships. The 37th-ranked Aggies (19-over 895) shot a 12-over 304 on […]

JV/frosh roundup: DHS sweeps a trio of baseball games

A three-game sweep by the Davis High junior varsity baseball squad pushed its season record to 10-4 overall and 6-1 in Delta Valley Conference play. DVC wins over Franklin on April 8 and last Thursday then a 4-1 Friday decision against Vintage were a mix of good pitching, solid defense and timely offense. In a […]

Jaso’s HR lifts A’s over Angels

ANAHEIM — Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Yoenis Cespedes also went deep for the A’s, offsetting Albert Pujols’ 496th home run. Frieri (0-1) was trying to preserve […]

Loss to McClatchy adds to DHS’ recent soccer woes

Two late, well-taken goals by McClatchy senior Jade Poon condemned the Davis High girls soccer team to its second loss in three games, and fourth overall, in a 2-1 decision Monday night at Yudin Field. Despite taking the lead on a Gabriela Herrera header in the 66th minute, and outshooting the Lions 27-8, the Blue Devils […]