River Cats drop a slugfest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The ball was carrying on a warm Tuesday afternoon in Albuquerque as the River Cats and Isotopes combined for 17 runs on 22 hits, including four home runs, but Sacramento fell, 10-7. Despite Cats homers from Darren Ford and Adam Duvall, a six-run Albuquerque sixth inning was the difference. Ford provided a spark […]

Devil duo beats teammates for SJS crown

ROSEVILLE — An already great month for the Davis High boys tennis team continued on Tuesday when the tandem of junior Chase Kellison and sophomore Victor Li captured the Sac-Joaquin Section doubles championship. What made the title — which came less than a week after the Blue Devils won the SJS team crown — even more […]

Don’t let water for your body take a back seat during drought

By Karin Anderson Lack of water seems to be a hot topic around these parts. For individuals, lack of water — or dehydration — affects our moods, energy levels and overall physical well-being. Since our bodies lose fluids continuously, we need to replace them, allowing our bodies to function properly. Things these bodily fluids assist […]

Weather-savvy UCD women golfers ready for humid Florida

In earning its fourth trip to the NCAA finals this week, the UC Davis women’s golf team has seen it all this season. After opening with a third-place finish at the toasty Dick McGuire Invitational in New Mexico, later in the season the Aggies felt the morning chill in Michigan, were drizzled on in Washington […]

Youth soccer roundup: All-Davis final sees Dilemma top Shock in Concord

In retrospect, Davis’ Dilemma and Shock could have settled it in their own back yard … But the two local AYSO U14 girls Select squads traveled 55 miles to last weekend’s Concord Cup, where they met in the championship contest. After both dominated their brackets throughout, it was Dilemma taking a 2-1 victory and the crown. […]

AYSO weighs in on Wolk’s plan to resurrect sports park

When Mayor Dan Wolk told me two weeks ago that he would like to see discussion about a Davis sports park put back on the city’s front burner, the announcement drew widespread support. Three thumbs up immediately came from softball groups, Davis Little League and AYSO. Wolk floated the idea of restudying city land off […]

Oakland snaps 4-game losing streak

HOUSTON (AP) — Brett Lawrie hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth, and the Oakland bullpen combined for 4 2-3 scoreless innings as the Athletics broke a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. The loss snapped Houston’s five-game winning streak. Lawrie’s hit came off Will Harris who came […]

Scrappy Aggies point to final 2015 homestand

Nothing is easy in Big West Conference baseball. UC Davis strode into Blair Stadium in Long Beach and gave the 49ers all they wanted in last weekend’s three-game series. But the Aggies went 0-for-3, despite having a chance in their last at-bat in all three games. On Sunday, it was Aggie senior Tanner Bily tying […]

Delta timing mess sent coaches scrambling

The Delta League track-and-field championships were a timing nightmare. Held Friday at Monterey Trail High for the first time, the conference finals saw times misplaced or not recorded, orders of finishes in dispute and coaches still sending emails as late as Sunday night, wondering about their athletes’ status. (According to CIF officials, the correct entries […]

Season nears for crowded Post 77 baseball

Yolo Post 77 baseball staffers greeted more than 40 hopefuls for this summer’s squad: a significant sign that American Legion ball is alive and well — at least in this neck of the woods. “We’re going to carry our biggest roster ever into this weekend’s Memorial Day tournament,” said second-year Post 77 manager Dave Ryan, who […]

Both Blue Devil track squads primed for section run

Coming off a pair of Delta League titles, the Davis High boys and girls track teams are a confident bunch heading into this week’s Sac Joaquin Section championships. And if Blue Devil head coach Spencer Elliott has his way, his squads will follow up last week’s league crowns with section titles at Elk Grove High (prelims Wednesday and finals Friday). […]

AAA roundup: Goldberg’s 1-hitter leads A’s in a DLL dandy, 2-1

Nicholas Goldberg and three relievers threw a one-hitter as a first-inning, bases-loaded single by Josh Ernst plated all the runs the A’s would need in their 2-1 win over the Cardinals in AAA Davis Little League play. A picture-perfect bunt by J.T. Doughty set the Cards up with two on in the sixth, but Keaton Carpenter’s slick […]

Majors roundup: Close games, terrific performances dot Davis Little League games

As the regular season rolls into its final week, Davis Little League Majors-division competition is at an all-time peak. Close games and some big individual efforts highlight recent local action. Here’s a look back … Yankees 10, Rangers 8: In a rematch of a season-opening outing, the Rangers opened a 6-1 lead before Jason Henkel’s four pitches recorded […]

Vivolo, Han heroics not enough for Aggie golfers

BREMERTON, Wash. — Junior Luke Vivolo shot a 69 and freshman Ryan Han backed him up with a 70 on Saturday as the UC Davis duo tied for 15th at 3-under for the Aggie men’s golf team — but the locals finished ninth at the NCAA Regional at Gold Mountain Golf Club, failing to qualify for […]