Taylor powers River Cats

Michael Taylor’s three-run home run in the third inning propelled the Sacramento River Cats to a 10-8 victory over the Las Vegas 51s on Saturday night at Cashman Field. After being held to just three runs in Friday’s extra-inning loss, the River Cats offense woke up on Saturday, pounding out 17 hits, including seven that […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Mariners edge A’s in Oakland

OAKLAND — Chone Figgins finished a home run short of the cycle and every Seattle Mariners batter had a hit, backing a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Saturday night. Figgins’ two-run double off Bartolo Colon (1-1) highlighted a six-run fourth-inning — helped by a center fielder Yoenis […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Pro briefs: Sharks edge Kings top grab seventh seed

SAN JOSE — Dan Boyle scored his second goal of the game with 1:02 remaining in overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night in the regular-season finale. Patrick Marleau also scored in the third period to tie the game for the Sharks. Joe Pavelski […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Yamamura and Montell represent Aggies at NCAA regional

UC Davis junior Katie Yamamura and freshman Tiana Montell completed their women’s gymnastics seasons on Saturday at the NCAA Seattle Regional at Alaska Airlines Arena. Both Aggies qualified as at-large individuals in the all-around. Montell finished with a 38.150 total to place 17th overall. Yamamura scored a 37.150 for 20th place. Montell rotated through the meet with host […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Track and field Devils do well at Stanford

Competing with most of the best track and field athletes in the state, the Davis High boys and girls contingent more than held its own on Friday and Saturday at the Stanford Invitational. Leading the way for the Blue Devils was the constantly improving Jack Scranton, who won the one-mile race and took second in […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Diamondbacks down Giants again

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks were the kings of the comeback in 2011, snatching away late victories on their way to the NL West crown. This season, they’re taking a different tact: Score early and hang on. Aaron Hill homered in each of the first two innings, Chris Young had a pair of run-scoring doubles […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Pitching is perfect as Aggies sweep Northridge

Justine Vela tossed a one-hit complete-game shutout, including 14 strikeouts, as the UC Davis softball team capped a dominating series sweep at Cal State Northridge with a 3-0 victory on Saturday at Matador Diamond. The Aggie pitching staff was flawless on the weekend, with Vela registering two victories, striking out 24 batters and allowing just […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Watney is seven shots back at Masters as Mickelson makes a run

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Phil Mickelson raised the putter in his right hand and slammed down his left fist to celebrate a 20-foot eagle putt that shook Augusta National with the loudest roar on a day filled with them. Peter Hanson knew what was going on behind him without looking Saturday. He also knew exactly what […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Eckels is all squared away: heading to college or majors

For Ben Eckels, there was a lot happening last Tuesday night in Fresno. Eckels was trying to maintain focus on his pitching assignment against state powerhouse Clovis North. The Bronco bench wasn’t helping, twice being warned for the aspersions they were throwing the way of Davis High’s very talented starter. Then there were the pro […]

April 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Brilliant new strategy for Livestrong Challenge

When the Team Livestrong Challenge comes to town Sunday, June 24, organizers of the cycling event have done a very smart thing … In presenting three rides from 20 to 100 miles long, this gathering to raise money to fight cancer, increase disease awareness and help survivors is now good to go for even the […]

April 07, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Boys lacrosse team keeps winning

For the most superstitious of the Davis High boys lacrosse fans, Friday night’s game at Bella Vista had some disturbing characteristics. First, the undefeated Blue Devils were looking for their 13th win of the season. And if that wasn’t enough, a full moon started showing itself in the third quarter, just as DHS’ seemingly comfortable […]

April 07, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Disaster in the second: DHS softballers fall, 5-2

“It was our worst inning of the season …” Davis High softball coach Art Guerra stated flatly. On paper — despite five Vanden runners crossing the plate — it didn’t look like a complete disaster. But an error, a throw to the wrong base and a couple of walks were things that the first-year Blue […]

April 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggies fall to No. 14 Fullerton after wild finish

David Popkins hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to tie the game and the UC Davis baseball team even took a two-run lead in the eighth of its Big West opener at No. 14 Cal State Fullerton. But the Titans scored three runs in the bottom half of the eighth to capture […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks edge Kings in a shootout

LOS ANGELES — Joe Pavelski scored the only shootout goal, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 6-5 Thursday night to pull even with Los Angeles atop the Pacific Division with two days left in the regular season. Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Ryane Clowe each had a goal and an assist as the […]

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