UCD’s Miller is Big West’s top player this week

It’s Miller time in the Big West as UC Davis’ Kyle Miller was named the conference’s Male Tennis Athlete of the Week. The sophomore notched a pair of singles victories in nonconference action against Montana and Fresno State to earn his first Big West weekly honor of the season. In the Aggies’ narrow 4-3 team loss […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Time runs out on A’s in loss to Royals

OAKLAND — Graham Godfrey could only shake his head. Somehow, in consecutive at-bats, a Kansas City batter hit an unhittable pitch. That was all the Royals would need. Danny Duffy pitched six sharp innings and the Royals beat the Oakland Athletics, 3-0, in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday. Billy Butler led off the fourth inning […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

River Cats pound Padres

Grant Green’s fourth-inning grand slam flipped a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 lead for the Sacramento River Cats, who went on to win their fourth straight game, 18-6, over Tucson on Tuesday night at Kino Stadium. The Padres jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but Sacramento scored the next 10 runs to take an […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Cousins has a big game in Kings loss to Mavs

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki and Rodrigue Beaubouis each had 15 points to lead six Dallas players in double figures, and the Mavericks beat the struggling Sacramento Kings 110-100 on Tuesday night before hitting the road. DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 18 rebounds for Sacramento (19-39), which has lost five in a row and 10 […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Corbin is fourth hoops player to leave Aggie men’s team

The UC Davis men’s basketball program has announced that guard Tyrell Corbin will not return to the team and will transfer at the end of the academic year. Corbin joins Harrison DuPont, Alex Tiffin and Mike Kurtz in leaving the Aggies after they went 5-26 last season in head coach Jim Les’ first year at […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Snowmaking a lifesaver this year for Lake Tahoe ski resorts

It became an increasingly depressing sight, a constant reminder that the 2011-12 ski season lacked one crucial ingredient — natural snow. It’s one thing for Lake Tahoe ski resorts to receive late-arriving snowfall — it happens. But this year the snow came ridiculously late. The snow dances, frequent pleas with Mother Nature, and even prayers […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Devil freshman baseball team is tough on River Valley

The Davis High freshman baseball team handily won two games against River Valley High last week, improving to 4-0. Strong pitching and defense once again anchored play, while the offense kicked in to provide wins of 16-3 and 12-2. Last Thursday on the road, the Blue Devils got things going in the first inning as […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Elk Grove ties Davis girls in 0-0 soccer outing

ELK GROVE — On a Tuesday afternoon, under threatening skies, the Elk Grove and Davis High girls soccer teams beat the rain — but they couldn’t beat one another. In a pedestrian outing that saw the two squads combine for only 10 shots, the Thundering Herd packed as many as eight players back on defense […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV roundup: Mixed results for Devils include a softball win

Visiting Vanden was no match for the Davis High junior varsity softball team on Friday, losing 13-2. After the Vikings tallied a couple of times in the second inning, the Blue Devils came right back with five runs of their own. DHS scored on four hits and two walks. The inning started with a long […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil boys blow past Elk Grove tennis squad

A dominant doubles performance highlighted the Davis High boys tennis team’s 9-0 Delta Valley Conference victory on Tuesday at Elk Grove. None of the Blue Devil duos lost a game in sweeping the three doubles matches as Isaac Zhang/Ben Alpers, Scott Lucio/Sam Yoder each won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 and No. 2. The No. […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies spring into action on the gridiron

With a mix of excitement and relief, the UC Davis football team took the field on Tuesday for the first day of spring practice. The Aggies are relieved to finish up their winter routine — with its early-morning workouts and challenging weight-lifting and exercise sessions — and excited to move their development to the football […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS boys golf makes it two in a row

A light rain at the Yoche Dehe Golf Course on Tuesday didn’t slow down the Davis High boys golf team, and neither did a deep field at the Woodland Yuba City Invitational. Competing against 13 squads, including some of the strongest in the area, the Blue Devils captured their second tournament in two days. Their […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (4/11/12): DHS baseball pitcher Matt Trask

When the San Francisco Giants made a surprising run to win the 2010 World Series, they did it with elite pitching, led by slightly built righty Tim Lincecum and big right-hander Matt Cain. Flash to the 2012 Davis High baseball team, who have a similarly constructed staff, including one pitcher (Ben Eckels) who has been […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Marlins suspend Ozzie Guillen for 5 games

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games Tuesday because of his comments about Fidel Castro. The suspension by the team takes effect immediately. It was announced shortly before Guillen was to hold a news conference to explain his remarks, which caused a public backlash. Guillen told Time magazine he […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,