Sports briefs: Gauchos get Aggies in softball on Sunday

The UC Davis softball team was held to just one run on three hits, the tally coming on a solo home run by Rachel Miller, on Sunday in dropping a 2-1 contest to UC Santa Barbara in the Aggies’ home finale at La Rue Field. UCD (20-26) stranded eight runners in the loss but is […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie men take lead at Big West championships

Seventy was the magic number for the UC Davis men’s golf team on Monday, as four different Aggies shot that number to help their team vault into the lead entering the final day of the Big West Conference Championships. With the strong, team-wide effort, UCD carded an 8-under 280 in the second round at the La […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Gran Fondo features cycling dream lineup

Imagine throwing the football around with Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin. If baseball’s your deal, how about taking infield with Robby Thompson and Will Clark? Sounds cool, doesn’t it? And it’s probably not going to happen. But if you’re a cyclist, heading out on a recreational ride with three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Lerman hits grand slam in Twins’ Little League win

It was another jam-packed week of Davis Little League action as the Rockies, Rays and Twins were among the majors-division teams with solid outings. Here’s a look back at recent majors play: Twins 12, Red Sox 3 — Derek Lerman blasted a grand slam homer and Mason Scheiber added a solo shot as the Twins […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

AAA action continues with Tigers edging Yankees

Davis Little League AAA-division play was fast and competitive during the past week. Here’s a capsule look at what transpired … Tigers 9, Yankees 6 — Max Seed drove in six runs, while hitting a triple, a double and a single for the winners. Gabe Dirksen doubled and singled and drove in the Cats’ other […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils burn up track at Meet of Champions

The Davis High track and field team turned in personal-best times at the Open and Invitational sessions of the Sacramento Meet of Champions at American River College on Saturday. Jack Scranton won the Invitational 1,600-meter race in 4 minutes, 16.53 seconds, and Sophie Meads ran a career-best 10:49.49 to finish second in the Invitational 3,200. […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS swimmers swamp competition at league championships

The Davis High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams left the rest of the Delta Valley Conference squads floundering in their wakes as they both took home team titles Saturday in Elk Grove. The Blue Devils dominated the meet, sweeping the top three places in five events and taking all the relays. DHS boys’ posted […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Ross allows 9 runs in A’s 10-1 loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics had been pitching very well recently. The Baltimore Orioles changed all that. Tyson Ross allowed nine runs in four-plus innings and Oakland lost to the Orioles 10-1 on Saturday night. While Ross gave up nine runs, Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven strong innings, Chris Davis had four RBIs, Adam Jones and […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Lincecum sharp in Giants 2-1 win over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season and had an infield single with two outs in the sixth for the Giants’ first baserunner against Anthony Bass as San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night. Brandon Belt hit a two-run double off Bass with […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Area sports briefs: Legends of the Hall to cycle on county roads

The Legends of the Hall of Fame Gran Fondo will roll out of Central Park Sunday, May 6, at 7:30 a.m. Cyclists will join U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame inductees Greg LeMond, Nelson Vails, Ruthie Matthes, Mike McCarthy and others in a rolling enclosure west on Russell Boulevard, then onto the roads of Yolo and […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS softball rallies to top Monterey Trail

For many softball teams, a six-run win would be exceptional. But for the Davis High squad — which has put up double-digit hits and runs in its last three games — a six-run lead just meant having to play a full game. The Blue Devils, whose last three games were mercy-rule shortened, topped visiting Monterey […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie softball sweeps doubleheader

Kelly Schulze had a pair of RBI doubles in game one and the game-winning hit in game two to help the UC Davis softball team take a doubleheader sweep after a 4-2 win and a 4-3 victory in nine innings against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at La Rue Field. Schulze had a combined three […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS girls lacrosse overcomes slow start to top Piedmont

For the Davis High varsity girls’ lacrosse team, Friday’s senior night game against Piedmont seemed to have all the makings of a letdown. The Highlanders entered the game with a sense of urgency — a win would put them in better position to make the playoffs — while the Blue Devils seemed distracted by the […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Double shocker as DHS boy’s fall to Franklin

Surprise, surprise, the Davis High boy’s tennis team actually lost a Delta Valley Conference event. The Blue Devils were bested in the DVC Doubles Championship on Friday, as Adam Barna and Trevor McClelland led Franklin to a victory over the Blue Devils’ top pairings. Barna and McClelland bested Davis’ No. 1 team of Russell Richardson […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,