Bumgarner sizzles, Wilson struggles, but Giants win

DENVER — As strange as this may sound for a reliever, Brian Wilson actually finds comfort in chaos. The hairier the situation, the more the San Francisco closer with the distinctive black beard bears down. Wilson worked his way into a very sticky situation on Thursday, only to escape with his first save of the […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DYSA continues through rain, spring break

Rain and spring break once again interrupted Davis Youth Softball Association competition, but the kids in the under-8 division seemed to dodge the raindrops. Here’s a look at recent U8 action … Giants 5, Blue Devils 0 — Caroline Brennan paced the Giants with a 3-for-3 plate effort and Audrey Teresi, Emma Catacutan and Laura Osborne […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Franklin takes control of DVC with 2-1 win over Devils

For the first time since 2009, the Davis High girls soccer team failed to get a victory in back-to-back Delta Valley Conference games, as first-place Franklin managed a 2-1 win on a blustery Thursday afternoon on Halden Field in Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devils and the Wildcats were deadlocked 0-0 at intermission, […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Cats score late in win over Tucson

A two-out, two-strike, two-run single by Sacramento’s Adam Rosales in the ninth inning was the difference on Wednesday night at Kino Stadium, as the River Cats topped Tucson, 3-2, to win their fifth straight game and guarantee a series victory over the Padres. Tucson jumped ahead for the second consecutive matchup, this time taking a […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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, […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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 […]

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

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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