Raber wins twice to stay alive at British Amateur

When you’ve come all the way from Davis to play in the British Amateur Championship in Ayrshire, Scotland, why not play a few extra holes? That’s what UC Davis senior Tyler Raber, a Davis High graduate, did on Wednesday, taking New Zealand’s Ben Campbell to a playoff before winning on the 20th hole in his first […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

UCD’s Runas moves on at U.S. amateur event

NESHANIC STATION, N.J. — UC Davis junior golfer Demi Runas, the two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year, advanced to the round of 32 during the match-play segment of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship on Wednesday. The Torrance native, who defeated Missouri State senior Catherine Dolan in the opening-round match, was set […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Davis bike team has already had a mountain of success

With its flat terrain and beautiful landscape, Davis is a perfect place for those who are passionate about biking. But for the past two years, a local club team has set out to prove that cycling can extend beyond the road and into the mountains. In 2011, Bekah Rottenberg and Zach Ronneberg, two teachers at Da […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

11-12 Little Leaguers get Williamsport quest in gear

As many as 100,000 kids, members of more than 7,000 teams from around the globe, have at least whispered “Williamsport, Pennsylvania,” this week. In Little League Baseball’s 11- and 12-year-old division, more than 16,000 playoff games — the equivalent of six Major League seasons — will be played between June 30 and the championship tilt […]

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

McCarthy is impressive as A’s shut out Dodgers

OAKLAND — Brandon McCarthy would much prefer to pitch on far fewer than 11 days’ rest. That made him all the more amped up once he finally got back on the mound Tuesday — so much so that he hyperventilated in the first inning. Not that it affected him. McCarthy settled down and showed no […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Angels score big, then use good defense to hold off Giants

ANAHEIM — Even after Barry Zito’s latest rough start left the Giants eight runs behind the Angels by the fourth inning, San Francisco only needed a couple of big hits to get right back in it. Those hits died in Albert Pujols’ glove at first base, and the Giants never recovered. Pujols hit a three-run […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Post 77 beats the best of Ohio

WOODLAND — If, at the end of the season, Yolo Post 77 isn’t satisfied with its ranking in California, it can take solace in one fact — it’s better than most of the American Legion teams in Ohio. Yolo routed the Napoleon River Bandits — the Ohio state champions in 2011 — 12-6 on Tuesday […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

With James hurting, Heat finish off Thunder in Game 4

MIAMI — LeBron James could hardly stand, certainly couldn’t run. Good thing all he needed to do was shoot. Better get well fast, LeBron. You’re one win away from the biggest party of your life. A limping, grimacing James shook off left leg cramps to hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:51 remaining and the Miami […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Cats get closer to Grizzlies with victory

WEST SACRAMENTO — Kila Ka’aihue’s third-inning home run tied the game and the Sacramento River Cats went on to defeat the first-place Fresno Grizzlies by a score of 5-2 on Tuesday night at Raley Field. After Fresno scored twice in the top of the third, Ka’aihue hit a two-run shot to center field to tie […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Keefer has the only RBI as UCLA is knocked out

OMAHA, Neb. — Florida State’s Scott Sitz gave the best performance of his career on college baseball’s biggest stage. The junior known as “the Bulldog” by teammates allowed five hits and struck out eight in a season-high 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday, and the Seminoles eliminated UCLA from the College World Series with a 4-1 […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Yolo takes fourth at Chico tourney

Even after a poor performance in the third-place game of the Chico Father’s Day Tournament, it was still a strong week of baseball for Yolo Post 77, which won three of five games at the American Legion event at Doryland Field in Chico. The locals began with a 3-2 win over Red Bluff on Wednesday, […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

9-10 Little League tournament teams ready to roll

Beginning this weekend, postseason action begins for almost 80 youngsters from four divisions of Davis Little League. While most of the competition isn’t in full swing until next week, the 9-10 American- and National-division teams are hard at work for their District 64 tournament openers on Saturday in Dixon. Both local squads open at Hall […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (6/20/12): UCD golfer Tyler Raber

All that training on the golf courses in and around Davis seems to have worked out well for Tyler Raber. The former Blue Devil standout and current UC Davis player shot a 3-over 74 on Tuesday at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland, giving him a strong enough score to advance to the match-play […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

S.F. teammates carry Cain to win

ANAHEIM  — When Matt Cain finally got back to work after five days of congratulations, interviews, Top Ten lists and samurai swords, he discovered perfect games come with a hangover. He still kept winning with plenty of help from his San Francisco teammates. Cain followed up his perfect game by persevering through five difficult innings, […]

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,