Giants lose to Marlins in 10 innings

SAN FRANCISCO — Ozzie Guillen has been giving Heath Bell every opportunity to remain the Miami Marlins’ closer. He’s running out of chances. The big, burly right-hander blew his fourth save of the season before Giancarlo Stanton homered in the 10th inning, lifting the Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggies fall in Fresno

UC Davis’ Spencer Brann hit his first home run of the year as part of a 3-for-4 performance, but Fresno State took an 11-4 win on Wednesday in a nonconference baseball matchup at Beiden Field in Fresno. The Aggies dropped to 16-24 on the year, while the Bulldogs improved to 19-22. Brann was just a […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Blue Devils cruise past Cards on the track

Hosting a small group from Laguna Creek on Wednesday, the Davis High boys and girls track and field squads each won easily in a Delta Valley Conference meet at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Though that isn’t always the best setting for athletes to set new personal records, several Blue Devils found it within themselves […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS girls win, await lacrosse playoff seeding

Let the fun begin, as both Davis High lacrosse teams will be hosting playoff matches in an exciting doubleheader on Tuesday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devil girls cemented their postseason spot late Tuesday, going on the road to hold off Bishop O’Dowd, 12-11. DHS (15-4) finished the regular season at 11-1 […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A’s clinch series with win at Fenway

BOSTON — Brandon McCarthy beat an AL East opponent once again, holding Boston to one run over 6 2/3 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Red Sox, 4-2, on Wednesday. Seth Smith drove in a pair of runs for Oakland. The A’s, who started the day with the majors’ worst batting average and fewest […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Transfer Hill’s big day lifts Elk Grove over Davis

Sometimes, short-term memory is a good thing in baseball. Such will be the case for Davis High after the Blue Devils slipped back into a first-place tie after a 16-2 home loss to Elk Grove on Wednesday. The Thundering Herd (17-6 and now 10-2 in Delta Valley Conference) used three home runs in scoring eight […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

It’s a win-win for fans at afternoon River Cats’ game

While some of the 4,315 fans at the Sacramento River Cats’ afternoon game Wednesday may have called in “sick,” there were a few at Raley Field with the boss’ blessing. “We all work together in the same office,” said Mel Cottrill of Elk Grove. “This was a team-building activity. “It was really, really fun, and […]

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UCD women sweep Big West golf awards

The three-time defending champion UC Davis women’s golf team added another banner day to its season by capturing all of the Big West’s major individual postseason awards on Wednesday, including placing four players on the all-conference first team. Aggie Demi Runas was named the Big West Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Davis dooms opponents with a fury at El Palo Alto

The Davis Fury, a U14 girls soccer team, took second place at the inaugural El Palo Alto tournament last weekend in Palo Alto. The locals started the tournament by defeating the Pleasant Hill Nightmare, 2-0, as Alyssa Lengtat scored first with a left-footed shot at a difficult angle. Addie O’Hanlon added the second goal when […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: NorCal U14 squad rolls through hockey tournament

The NorCal Extreme’s 14U roller hockey team didn’t drop a game at the recent Sierra Inline Hockey League tournament, opening with a hard-earned 2-1 victory over the Ripon Savage. Ryan Kowta and Ricky Pacciorini led the local charge in that game with one goal each and got strong offensive support from Tyler Schafer and Jack Skoog, […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

NBA roundup: Kobe carries Lakers over Nuggets

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 38 points and Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets, 104-100, on Tuesday to take a 2-0 series lead. Pau Gasol had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Lakers, who still […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: River Cats crush Colorado Springs

Josh Donaldson’s three-hit, three-RBI night lifted the Sacramento River Cats to a 7-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Tuesday night at Raley Field. The Cats fell behind 1-0 after two innings, but tallied seven unanswered runs to take the second contest of the four-game set. Donaldson singled twice and doubled, while Brandon […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Devils tie Franklin in girls soccer finale

“We played well,” Davis High girls soccer coach Sara Stone said after her Blue Devils finished the regular season on Tuesday in Elk Grove with a 1-1 tie against Franklin, the 2012 Delta Valley Conference champion. Stone, whose defending CIF titlists finished 1 1/2 games behind the Wildcats, said she was happy with her team’s […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Exciting win completes DHS’ undefeated lacrosse season

There were miscues and miracles, errors and exuberance. But when the dust settled on Tuesday night, there was only one way to sum it up: the perfect storm. The Davis High boys lacrosse team rode the highs and lows to ultimately come out on top against visiting Piedmont by a score of 8-7 on the […]

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