UCD’s Lyman and Biagini picked on Day 2 of MLB draft

One of the most versatile UC Davis baseball players of all time, and one who got little work in his first season with the Aggies, were selected in Tuesday’s portion of Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft. Junior Scott Lyman, who entered the draft as a right-handed pitcher, was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the […]

MVP Gilbertson leads a big DHS group of All-DVC performers

The Sac-Joaquin Section champion Davis High girls soccer team dominated the All-Delta Valley Conference selections as high-octane forward Anna Maria Gilbertson was again named the league’s Most Valuable Player. For Gilbertson, a junior who finished the season with 41 goals, it marked her second consecutive conference MVP honor. Ali Yule and Jennie Hawkins joined two-time […]

All-comers track meet should be interesting

When the Davis High School Freedom From Hunger group presents its inaugural Race to End Hunger — an all-comers track and field day — it could offer a chance to see Blue Devil sprint king Courtney Williams race his coach, Spencer Elliott, a former UC Davis dash specialist. Or maybe some hot-shot 10-year-old will clear […]

Giants prevail in 13 innings

SAN FRANCISCO — Freddy Sanchez hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 13th inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from four runs down to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night. Chris Stewart, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 10th, drew a leadoff walk against Craig Stammen (0-1) […]

A season nobody at DHS will forget

For most baseball teams, seasons end. For Davis High, this spring will last forever in the minds and hearts of those around the diamond program. At an emotional end-of-the-year banquet on Monday, the Blue Devils tried to say farewell to 2011. It’s clearly an experience that will live long with everybody involved. Friend and pitching […]

Cats get all they need in a big third inning

The Sacramento River Cats scored seven times in the third inning on their way to a comfortable 12-4 win in Colorado Springs on Monday. It was the second consecutive game in which the Cats (39-20) put up 12 runs against the Sky Sox (26-33). But on Monday, the Sacramento pitching staff returned to form after […]

Briefs: Bruins’ offense explodes in Game 3 win

BOSTON (AP) — Shortly after the Boston Bruins lost Nathan Horton to a frightening injury, they found a dazzling offensive rhythm that got them back into the Stanley Cup finals. Andrew Ference and David Krejci each had a goal and an assist during Boston’s four-goal second period, Tim Thomas made 40 saves, and the Bruins […]

Rosales’ homer is long bright spot in A’s loss

BALTIMORE — Adam Rosales would have preferred to celebrate his return from the disabled list with a victory. Instead, he had to settle for personal glory during an otherwise dreary night for the Oakland Athletics. Rosales homered in his long-awaited first game of the year, but that was the extent of Oakland’s offense on Monday […]

Junior Little League teams eye postseason

As the District 64 Tournament of Champions looms on the horizon, the Davis Little League’s Athletics, Dodgers and Giants finished their junior-division regular seasons. In a cliffhanger, the A’s edged the Dodgers, 3-2, in the finale. Nick Pohl pitched six innings, striking out 14, before Armen Hovagimian came on to close things out in the […]

Orioles, Pirates await foes in DLL majors

Christian Lien hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving the Orioles a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Twins in Davis Little League American League majors-division play. Lien’s home run was with Matt Vihn on base. Lien also doubled and singled, and turned in an unassisted double play. Ben Easton was […]

Championship week for AAA Little League teams

The Astros of the Davis Little League AAA National division and the American League’s Blue Jays are champing at the bit to see who they will play in this week’s championship contests. Coming from behind, the Astros sent the Reds into the secondary bracket with a 5-3 victory last Thursday. Sam Blakewell, Kai Taylor, Logan […]

Sports briefs: Four Blue Devils selected for national lacrosse tournament

Davis High’s Kelly Chuck, Kiki Tanaka, Monica Berry and Kylie Drexel all represented Northern California May 28-30 in the United States Women’s National Lacrosse Tournament, which was contested at Stony Brook University in New York. The four Blue Devils were selected from a group of more than 60 players from 20 different high schools, who tried out for […]