Greiner Athlete of the Week (4/18/12): DHS golfer Charlie Klein

With all the young talent on the Davis High boys golf team, the Blue Devils often turn to senior Charlie Klein to set the pace. Outside of competition, Klein is there to impart the wisdom he has gained from helping the Blue Devils travel deep into the postseason each of the past two years. Then […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A’s have no O in Anaheim

ANAHEIM — Yoenis Cespedes took the day off, and so did the Oakland Athletics’ offense. Again. Kendrys Morales hit his first homer in nearly two years and drove in four runs, and Jered Weaver recorded his 1,000th career strikeout while pitching five-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 6-0 victory over […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Giants’ Lincecum loses again

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum kept following through with his long elongated delivery, quickly turning around again and again to watch where every hit landed. A collective sigh filtered around the ballpark, and even the pitcher wondered what was happening. “It’s easy for things to start falling off in that first inning and say, ‘Here […]

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Cats ride Parker past Aces

The Sacramento River Cats took advantage of a quality start from righty Jarrod Parker and defeated the Reno Aces, 2-1, on Monday night at Raley Field. The win clinched a 3-1 series victory for the Cats, their third straight series win to open the 2012 season. Reno scored early with a second-inning solo home run […]

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Sharks feeling blue after Game 3

Andy McDonald scored one goal and set up another in the second period to help the St. Louis Blues regain home-ice advantage in their first-round series against San Jose by beating the Sharks, 4-3, in Game 3 on Monday. Patrik Berglund, Jason Arnott and Alexander Steen added power-play goals, and Brian Elliott made 26 saves […]

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Sports briefs: Runas rolls as co-host Aggies start well in Half Moon Bay

Demi Runas led No. 23 UC Davis with a 1-under 71 in the first round and is ninth overall, freshmen Beverly Vatanananugulkit and Blair Lewis had 73s in the second round and the co-host Aggie women’s golf team was eighth after two rounds at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. UCD, […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Klein carries Blue Devils at DVC No. 2

As it navigates through the boys golf season, each outing provides a different helpful experience for Davis High on its quest to go deep into the postseason. And often, like at Monday’s second Delta Valley Conference tournament, the Blue Devils also come away with a win. Playing at Wildhawk, a course that Elk Grove is […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Franklin steals one at Davis, 7-3

Take nothing for granted. This is the Delta Valley Conference baseball season. Dropping a 7-3 decision to visiting Franklin on Monday wasn’t the way Davis High wanted to start its jam-packed week. Playing four league games in five days — thanks to a rainout last Friday — the Blue Devils travel to Elk Grove on […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

It’s all or nothing for the DHS boys tennis team

Expectations run high for most sports on the Davis High campus. The Blue Devil boys tennis team is neck-deep in anticipation of bringing home a fourth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section title. But rather than a panicked keep-your-head-above-water pressure, for the DHS players it’s more of a lie-back-and-float situation, especially for its eight seniors: Ben Alpers, Matt […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A’s offense is punchless in Seattle

SEATTLE — It’s only two weeks into the regular season, but run production is already becoming a concern for Oakland. The Athletics were shut out for the second time in four games on Saturday, when Seattle’s Hector Noesi gave up just five hits in eight sharp innings and the Mariners cruised to a 4-0 win […]

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

Carter crushes one as Cats prevail

First baseman Chris Carter led the Sacramento River Cats to a 4-3 victory over the Reno Aces on Saturday with a third inning, go-ahead, two-run home run, his first of the year. Reno got out to an early lead, scoring once in the top of the first on consecutive singles from infielder Cody Ransom, outfielder […]

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

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 […]

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