Mike Turay signs his Brewers contract

Mike Turay, left, inks a pro baseball contract with the Milwaukee Brewers as club scout and Davis resident Justin McCray looks on. The signing came at a gathering of family and friends on Saturday morning at Davis High. Turay is a former Blue Devil who was taken in the 24th round of the MLB draft […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

AYSO still looking for a few good kids

The American Youth Soccer Organization, a Davis mainstay since 1979, has extended its fall-program registration deadline to June 30 for mail-in sign-ups, and has added a June 27 walk-in session. Local AYSO applications were to have been cut off on June 2, but soccer officials found their numbers to be short of normal. As many […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

James wills Miami to a Game 6 win in Boston

BOSTON — LeBron James refused to let another season end in Boston. The Eastern Conference finals, and his chase of an NBA championship, are headed back to Miami for a Game 7. James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Celtics and leading the Heat to a 98-79 victory on Thursday that forced the […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Cubs outlast Dodgers for AAA National title

In business, they say success is location, location, location. In baseball, it’s pitching, pitching, pitching. For 4 1/3 innings on Thursday night, Cubs hurler Ethan Feil kept the Dodgers off balance, pacing his team to the Davis Little League AAA National League championship. Scoring early and often, the Cubs bounced back from a Wednesday setback […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS’ Drexel is a NorCal All-American

Statistics can’t always measure characteristics like leadership or ability to make teammates better. That’s why postseason awards are usually voted on. Davis High’s Kylie Drexel posted great numbers as a junior this spring, which, when combined with the intangibles she possesses, make her one of the best prep lacrosse players in Northern California — top […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Giants power past Padres

SAN DIEGO — Matt Cain didn’t flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs. Cain struck out nine in seven innings to win his sixth straight start and Buster Posey, Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco homered at Petco Park to lead the […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

A’s win again to take three of four from Texas

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics leave town feeling a whole lot better than they did when they arrived at home just four days ago. Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the A’s earned their first series win in more than a month, beating […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Newspapers will be in good hands; thanks, Benjy

When you get into the twilight of your career, sometimes you get contemplative. You look back at how your field of endeavor changed. You wonder what the future holds. I take pride in that, in my own little way, I’ve helped move along my craft. Sometimes I kick myself square in the pants, still champing […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Cubs, Dodgers to play an encore for Little League AAA NL title

With two outs and a runner on third base in the first inning, Cubs clean-up hitter Ethan Feil smacked a sinking liner over second base. Base hit flashed through the minds of the roughly 100 fans on hand. But Dodger center fielder Charlie Streeb had other thoughts. Charging the dying blast, Streeb dived forward and, while […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

White Sox win American AAA title; await NL winner

Scoring five runs on five hits in the fourth inning, the Davis Little League White Sox captured the AAA American League crown on Wednesday with 8-4 victory over the Blue Jays. In a game played on a picture-perfect evening at the Davis Little League Complex, the Jays led 2-1 after one inning, thanks to Robert […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Old friends stay connected thanks to MLB draft

They played against each other in Little League. For two seasons they were teammates at Davis High. Now, after each has excelled at the collegiate level, Mike Turay and Cody Keefer are headed to professional baseball — and maybe someday, the major leagues. Outfielder Keefer, a 2009 DHS graduate who has been a key to […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Colon, A’s blank Rangers

OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers, 2-0, on Wednesday. Brandon Inge hit an RBI single in the second and Colon won for the second time in […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DLL roundup: Game times set for Saturday’s championships

All but one of the teams have been finalized and the times are now set for the Davis Little League’s three city championship games on Saturday at the Little League Complex. After the AA contest at 1 p.m., the White Sox will face the winner of Thursday’s Dodgers/Cubs National League championship game in the AAA […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Game 6 win puts Thunder in NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs, 107-99, on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 […]

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