Late error gives Giants a victory

SAN FRANCISCO — The way Melky Cabrera has produced in his short time with San Francisco, Emmanuel Burriss prepared himself to get home however he could. Burriss scored the winning run on shortstop Clint Barmes’ throwing error in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 4-3 win over the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Began’s late goal wins a water polo game for the Aggies

Senior defender Alicia Began planted a goal inside the left post with nine seconds remaining to lift the 11th-ranked UC Davis women’s water polo team to a 9-8 win over No. 15 UC Santa Barbara in a Big West Conference thriller at Schaal Aquatics Center on Saturday. The Aggies (15-12, 3-1) and Gauchos (18-13, 2-2) entered the […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks blanked by Blues in Game 2

ST. LOUIS — Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak formed the NHL’s best goalie tandem during the regular season. The St. Louis Blues needed them both to even their series with San Jose. Elliott and Halak combined for a shutout, the Sharks put themselves in an early hole when Marc-Edouard Vlasic tapped the puck into his […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Desperately needing a victory, the Aggies get two

Entering Saturday on a seven-game losing streak, the UC Davis baseball team was in dire need of a win. It came away with two. The Aggies swept a doubleheader from Pacific, winning the first game 1-0 and the second 9-7 at Dobbins Stadium. “After the stretch we had, it feels incredibly good. We got those […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS boys lacrosse lights up Livermore

Nine Blue Devils found the back of the net as the Davis High boys lacrosse team topped Livermore, 16-9, on the road Friday to remain undefeated on the season. “I’m glad that everyone got to play,” said DHS head coach Nick Juri. “Game time on the field is invaluable.” DHS, which improved to 14-0 overall, […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Yoder’s passion for softball stretches deep into Davis

By Maggie Pilloton Karen Yoder lives and breathes softball. After a successful playing career at West Valley College (Saratoga) and the University of New Mexico, she continues her passion for softball through coaching. Yoder, in her eighth year as skipper of the UC Davis softball team, is grateful for the opportunity to coach such talented, […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis’ James to give autism a voice in Boston Marathon

In Mary James, autism has a voice. As part of her crusade to raise awareness and treatment for the one in 88 Americans challenged by the condition, the Davis mother of three will run in Monday’s Boston Marathon as part of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism team. “I am really passionate about it,” […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Register this week for AYSO fall season

The first chance to register for the Davis AYSO fall season is Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the organization’s building in Community Park (behind Stephens Branch Library). AYSO is open to all children born between Aug. 1, 1993, and July 31, 2008. Walk-in registration is $140 ($50 for U5) and all mailed registrations […]

April 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil’s crucial baseball game at Elk Grove postponed

The Delta Valley Conference baseball showdown between Davis and Elk Grove high schools has been postponed due to wet grounds, according to Blue Devil Athletic Director Dennis Foster. The game will be played Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Elk Grove. The Devils are 9-3 and 3-0 in league while the Thundering Herd is 8-4, 3-0.

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Tucson takes down River Cats

The Tucson Padres shut out the Sacramento River Cats, 5-0, on Thursday in Arizona snapping the Cats’ five-game winning streak. After falling behind early, Sacramento finally threatened with two outs in the ninth on back-to-back singles from outfielders Michael Taylor and Jeff Fiorentino. The pair advanced on a wild pitch before Derek Norris popped out to […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks stop St. Louis in overtime of Game 1

ST. LOUIS — Martin Havlat scored his second goal of the game 3:34 into the second overtime, giving the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their playoff series on Thursday. Andrew Desjardins tied it for San Jose with 5:16 in regulation, banging in a one-timer from […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie men sign two hoopsters

Spencer Clayton, a 6-foot-10 post player from Mt. Hood Community College in Washington, and Clint Bozner, a 6-8 forward most recently from L.A. Trade-Tech College, have signed national letters of intent with the UC Davis men’s basketball program and will join the Aggies for next season according to head coach Jim Les. “Our staff in […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lots of stuff makes Davis what it is…

There are so many things that make our town special, not the least of which is the incredible amount of options for our young athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages. Are you looking for another way to get involved in our community? Four opportunities have crossed my desk this week … Field hockey: Coming off […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bumgarner sizzles, Wilson struggles, but Giants win

DENVER — As strange as this may sound for a reliever, Brian Wilson actually finds comfort in chaos. The hairier the situation, the more the San Francisco closer with the distinctive black beard bears down. Wilson worked his way into a very sticky situation on Thursday, only to escape with his first save of the […]

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