McCarthy’s magic isn’t enough to lift A’s

CLEVELAND — Brandon McCarthy struck out a career-high 10, pitched a complete game, and still couldn’t get a win for the Oakland Athletics. The Athletics managed only five hits off five Cleveland pitchers and fell to the Indians, 2-1, on Monday, their fourth loss in five games. The Indians, battling to stay alive in the […]

Strong all-around performance gets Cats a win

Carlos Hernandez matched the longest outing by a Sacramento starting pitcher this season — eight innings — as the River Cats topped Las Vegas, 13-1, on Monday night at Raley Field. Hernandez struck out six, walked none and allowed four hits and one run as Sacramento (82-55) won its fourth game in a row. Chris […]

Sports briefs: UCD women edge Sac State on the pitch

The UC Davis women’s soccer team got five early Causeway Cup points for the Aggies on Sunday, nipping Sacramento State, 1-0, on Aggie Soccer Field. Ashley Edwards’ goal from in front of the cage in the 34th minute proved to be the difference. It was UCD’s second straight win over the Hornets (1-3) and improved […]

DHS girls pass an early tennis test

After an opener against River Valley on Friday that was more like a walk in the park, the Davis High girls tennis really got going on Monday with a tough match at Rocklin. With the top 12 playing in their normal spots for the first time this season, the Blue Devils survived a couple of […]

New coach, seven new players come to DHS girls golf

So, after one impressive scrimmage (beating Will C. Wood last week), what does first-year Davis High girls golf mentor Amanda Ryan think of her squad? “I am absolutely the luckiest coach in the world to pick up such a great team,” the former Blue Devil softball whiz says. “With only three returners, I got a […]

Final-second Marin penalty kick ties Davis boys, 1-1

Oh no they didn’t!? Actually, they did. After the Davis High boys soccer team outshot, outplayed and outscored visiting Marin Academy for 79 minutes and 59 seconds, the Wildcats netted a penalty kick to tie their hosts 1-1. Monday’s game at Yudin Field was dominated by the hosts, who saw five or six solid opportunities […]

Struggling Armijo doesn’t mean automatic Devil win

In sports, never take anything for granted. Despite a school-record 16-game losing streak; despite a 31-6 loss to Davis last year; despite not having made the playoffs since 1937 — come Friday night Armijo High will see if wholesale football program changes mean any difference. Meanwhile, Blue Devil head coach Steve Smyte hopes to prolong […]

Migrant soccer tournament at Playfields

About 60 kids from the five local migrant camps — Davis, Dixon, Madison, Winters and Woodland — play soccer throughout the summer in the league, which is sponsored by the Yolo County Housing Authority, the Mexican American Concilio and Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network. The league’s team played a tournament at Playfields Park on Sunday and […]

Sports briefs: River Cats edge Fresno

When Fresno’s Brandon Crawford made an error on a ball off the bat of Sacramento’s Chris Carter in the top of the ninth inning on Saturday, Joel Galarraga came in to score what turned out to be a huge insurance run for the River Cats. Despite allowing a run in the bottom of the ninth, […]

UCD roundup: Aggies get past Pacific in field hockey opener

UC Davis outshot Pacific, 31-3, at Aggie Stadium but still needed to rally from a goal down in the second half to beat the Tigers, 3-1, in a NorPac Conference women’s field hockey game on Friday. Kristen Lopez provided the equalizer early in the second half, while Ashley Haight had the game-winner in the 54th […]

Offense struggles for Davis boys in soccer tourney

SANTA ROSA — The Davis High boys soccer team had plenty of offensive opportunities on Saturday, but had to settle for only two goals as it bowed out of the Bay City Invitational after four games, according to coach Ashley Yudin. On Saturday, host Montgomery High nudged past the Blue Devils, 2-1, thanks to a […]

UCD’s Randy Wright: Born to play quarterback

UC Davis head coach Bob Biggs was convinced Randy Wright would be a great college quarterback after watching one of his last Cardinal Newman high school practices on a cold, foggy December night in Santa Rosa. Wright’s Aggie teammates were optimistic after a poised performance in his first start — a baptism-by-fire loss to Cal […]

Johnson wins, Watney 10th at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. — The way Dustin Johnson began the final round of The Barclays, he figured the only thing that could keep him from winning was the rain. Needing a good start, he opened with back-to-back birdies. In a bunker for the first time all week, he holed the 85-foot shot for eagle on No. […]

DHS girls volleyball team has postseason aspirations

“Our goal is simple. Make the playoffs.” New Davis High girls volleyball coach Julie Crawford feels she has the players to make it happen and is encouraged by what she sees. “At practice, (the girls) are focused and they are all hungry to learn and improve,” the Harper Junior High physical education instructor explains. “They […]