River Cats sweep RedHawks

OKLAHOMA CITY — Grant Green snapped a 5-5 tie with an eighth-inning RBI single, lifting Sacramento to a four-game sweep over Oklahoma City with an 8-5 win Monday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. In Monday’s back-and-forth contest, each team held an early lead. The River Cats jumped ahead with a three-run second, during which Shane […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Vaughn has seen nearly everything at UCD

He’s been with the team for a quarter-century. From pitcher to assistant coach to skipper of the UC Davis baseball program, Matt Vaughn has seen his Aggies go deep into the postseason, struggle to overcome injuries and most recently climb the ladder in Division-I competition.

It seems like Vaughn, only 44 years old, has seen it all.

He hopes that’s not the case.

After a 27-30 debut season in 2011, second-year head coach Vaughn likes what his coaching staff has been up to during the summer. He thinks his Aggies have a gem of an infield, augmented by a first-tier outfielder.

Well played, London; thanks for the memories

* Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of 2012 Olympic Games reports by the Petersen family of Davis. The Petersens are Pam and Mick and their three children, 21-year-old twins Drew and Matt and Nathan, 18. One last entry from Pam… We are home safe and sound and thought we’d take one, […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Gary Nicklaus finally gets chance at Cherry Hill

AURORA, Colo. — After missing the 1990 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills because of a heart ailment, Gary Nicklaus, the son of the legendary golfer, was back Monday in Colorado as a 43-year-old competing with 311 other golfers in this year’s edition of the amateur. A small gallery that included his father and mother, Jack […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Area sports briefs: Women double up to drop Dons

Aggie Stephanie Bell scored twice after the University of San Francisco tied the game 2-2 to ignite the UC Davis women’s soccer team to a 4-2 exhibition win over the Dons at Aggie Soccer Field on Friday afternoon. The game is the only one of the preseason for UCD, which will host Fresno State on […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s power past White Sox; Cats nip Redhawks

CHICAGO — Jonny Gomes homered to tie the game, and Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead single as Oakland scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Chicago White Sox 9-7. Oakland had a five-run third and led 5-2, but the White Sox rallied and took a 7-6 lead in the seventh on A.J. Pierzynski’s […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Keefer keeps on jamming; promoted to Jamestown, N.Y.

* Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series checking in with some of the Davis baseball personalities. JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Coaches talk about the “next level” like it’s Valhalla. Many reach for it … few experience it. Last week, former Davis High baseball standout Cody Keefer was elevated to his third “next level” […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Posey leads Giants past Rockies, 9-3

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants’ offense broke out at home, and Matt Cain settled in and pitched like the ace of the staff. It all added up to a one-sided win over the Colorado Rockies. Posey hit a two-run homer, and Cain tossed seven solid innings in the Giants’ 9-3 […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Dude, like, beach volleyball is an Olympic sport

* Editor’s note: This is the six in a series of 2012 Olympic Games reports by the Petersen family of Davis. The Petersens are Pam and Mick and their three children, 21-year-old twins Drew and Matt and Nathan, 18. Howdy, Davis! Mick here… Beach volleyball is a unique Olympic sport in many regards. The Olympics […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Jamaica (Bolt)s to WR gold in 400 relay

LONDON — Usain Bolt and Ryan Bailey got the baton at almost exactly the same time Saturday night, then sped down the stretch for the final leg of the 4×100-meter relay. When Bolt reached his top gear, it was over. The World’s Fastest Man powered Jamaica to a world-record time of 36.84 seconds, making him […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD golfing duo headed to U.S. Amateur Championship

Forty three states and 21 countries are represented at the U.S. Amateur Championship, which tees off Monday at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Two of those representing California are UC Davis golfers Matt Hansen and Tyler Rayber. Hansen is headed to his fourth straight U.S. Amateur Championship, an unprecedented feat in […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Memories of ‘stellar season,’ field condition weighed in Yudin’s move

“We had such a stellar year,” Ashley Yudin says, looking back on the 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer championship season. “I didn’t want to go out on anything but a terrific, lasting memory.” Yudin, who for the past 19 years has coached varsity soccer at Davis High, announced his retirement last week. His decision is […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Olympic kayaker eliminated in semifinals

Third-time Olympic kayaker Carrie Johnson, who is set to begin studies at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in the fall, was eliminated in semifinals this morning. Johnson placed last in her heat with a time of 43.321 seconds in the 200-meter women’s kayaking semifinals at the Olympic Summer Games in London. She ranked […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Yudin resigns as Davis High boys soccer coach; Park named

Longtime Davis High soccer coach Ashley Yudin has resigned after 19 seasons coaching the Blue Devil boys program. Yudin, who also coached DHS girls soccer almost two decades ago, is stepping down immediately. Yudin notified school Athletic Director Dennis Foster of his decision earlier in the week and Davis schools trustees accepted Yudin’s resignation at […]

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