Baseball roundup: A’s eventually get past Royals

OAKLAND (AP) — Kansas City’s Jonathan Broxton hit Jonny Gomes with the first pitch he threw with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, forcing Jemile Weeks home and giving the Oakland A’s a 5-4 win on Wednesday. Moments earlier, Broxton (0-1) plunked new A’s cleanup hitter Yoenis Cespedes on the first pitch to load […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Gilbertson’s big game vanquishes Inderkum

It could be that Davis High coach Sara Stone’s recent dabbling with a three-forward attack is over. Then again … Returning to a two-up style, it was center midfielder Anna Maria Gilbertson who gave visiting Inderkum fits in a 4-0 Blue Devil girls soccer victory on Wednesday night. After a slow-paced Delta Valley Conference 0-0 […]

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Kings can’t stop Smith in road loss

NEW ORLEANS — Monty Williams decided it was time to loosen the reins on Jason Smith. By the looks of things, the Hornets coach won’t be reeling the blossoming 7-footer back in any time soon. Smith scored 22 points, hitting 10 of 12 shots, to lead New Orleans to a 105-96 victory over the Sacramento […]

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Devils’ Martin makes mincemeat of Monterey Trail

With pitchers such as Ben Eckels, Matt Trask and Reinert Toft, the Davis High baseball team is known around the Delta Valley Conference for its depth on the mound. But after Wednesday, DVC teams might need to reassess and consider that the Blue Devils actually could have an even deeper pitching staff. Local hurler Daniel Martin […]

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Hornets show big bats in beating UCD

The struggling UC Davis was hoping the extra excitement of a Causeway Classic matchup would be just what it needed to snap its skid on Tuesday. But Sacramento State had other ideas. The Hornet offense got to Aggie starter Evan Wood early and didn’t slow down in an 11-4 home win over UCD at John […]

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Youth roundup: Red Bulls run through Barcelona

The Davis Legacy Red Bulls, a U10 boys soccer team, thundered over Barcelona, 6-1, on Saturday at DYSL field. Ledger Petracek energized the Red Bulls with two strong goals, the second off a skillful assist from Kai Moore, who then blasted in a third goal after gathering in a rebound from Eliot Liederman’s shot. Next, […]

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UCD’s Miller is Big West’s top player this week

It’s Miller time in the Big West as UC Davis’ Kyle Miller was named the conference’s Male Tennis Athlete of the Week. The sophomore notched a pair of singles victories in nonconference action against Montana and Fresno State to earn his first Big West weekly honor of the season. In the Aggies’ narrow 4-3 team loss […]

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Time runs out on A’s in loss to Royals

OAKLAND — Graham Godfrey could only shake his head. Somehow, in consecutive at-bats, a Kansas City batter hit an unhittable pitch. That was all the Royals would need. Danny Duffy pitched six sharp innings and the Royals beat the Oakland Athletics, 3-0, in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday. Billy Butler led off the fourth inning […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

River Cats pound Padres

Grant Green’s fourth-inning grand slam flipped a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 lead for the Sacramento River Cats, who went on to win their fourth straight game, 18-6, over Tucson on Tuesday night at Kino Stadium. The Padres jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but Sacramento scored the next 10 runs to take an […]

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Cousins has a big game in Kings loss to Mavs

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki and Rodrigue Beaubouis each had 15 points to lead six Dallas players in double figures, and the Mavericks beat the struggling Sacramento Kings 110-100 on Tuesday night before hitting the road. DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 18 rebounds for Sacramento (19-39), which has lost five in a row and 10 […]

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UCD roundup: Corbin is fourth hoops player to leave Aggie men’s team

The UC Davis men’s basketball program has announced that guard Tyrell Corbin will not return to the team and will transfer at the end of the academic year. Corbin joins Harrison DuPont, Alex Tiffin and Mike Kurtz in leaving the Aggies after they went 5-26 last season in head coach Jim Les’ first year at […]

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Snowmaking a lifesaver this year for Lake Tahoe ski resorts

It became an increasingly depressing sight, a constant reminder that the 2011-12 ski season lacked one crucial ingredient — natural snow. It’s one thing for Lake Tahoe ski resorts to receive late-arriving snowfall — it happens. But this year the snow came ridiculously late. The snow dances, frequent pleas with Mother Nature, and even prayers […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Devil freshman baseball team is tough on River Valley

The Davis High freshman baseball team handily won two games against River Valley High last week, improving to 4-0. Strong pitching and defense once again anchored play, while the offense kicked in to provide wins of 16-3 and 12-2. Last Thursday on the road, the Blue Devils got things going in the first inning as […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Elk Grove ties Davis girls in 0-0 soccer outing

ELK GROVE — On a Tuesday afternoon, under threatening skies, the Elk Grove and Davis High girls soccer teams beat the rain — but they couldn’t beat one another. In a pedestrian outing that saw the two squads combine for only 10 shots, the Thundering Herd packed as many as eight players back on defense […]

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