Celtics steal Game 5 in Miami

MIAMI — Paul Pierce watched the shot sail just over LeBron James’ outstretched arm. And when it swished, he turned toward the Boston bench, shaking his head. The biggest shot of the night, for certain. And it put the Miami Heat in big trouble in these Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Eckels heads to Arizona to begin pro career

Guess what Ben Eckels was doing about an hour after the Davis High pitcher was picked in the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday? Eckels got a call from his dad Kevin … “Meet me at Davis Sport Shop — we need to get a couple of Arizona Diamondbacks hats.” As suspected by some scouts, […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Four Devil soccer standouts earn All-DVC

Davis High seniors Anna Maria Gilbertson, Olivia Muller and Dana Granger have been starting for the Blue Devil girls soccer team for each of the past three seasons, anchoring the offense, midfield and defense, respectively. With that trio leading the way for the past three seasons, DHS was in the Sac-Joaquin Section championship twice — […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD boys soccer clinic series begins on June 18

A busy summer of age-focused camps continues on June 18 when the UC Davis men’s program presents the 2012 Boys Youth Soccer Academy. Designed for players ages 4 to 12, the five-day morning camp will feature Aggie head coach Dwayne Shaffer, assistants Eric Wild and Jason Hotaling and a host of UCD players. Kids will […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Godfrey’s great outing gets the Cats a win

Sacramento starter Graham Godfrey continued his masterful 2012 season by tossing six shutout innings on Tuesday as the River Cats captured a PCL series in Tacoma with an 8-1 win over the Rainiers at Cheney Stadium. Godfrey (4-0) lowered his earned run average to 1.03 for the season after surrendering just three hits and striking […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (6/6/12): DHS runner Hannah Krovetz

In 2009, then-Davis High freshman Hannah Krovetz ran some of the races with the varsity 4×400 squad. Her contribution helped the four top Blue Devil runners save their legs at key points in the season without losing ground, and the DHS quartet eventually set a school record with Krovetz cheering them on. Though her name […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A matter of life and death: Swim safety message renewed

Five-year-old Audrey Portello was playing with her little sister Ava, 3, on the dock at a small, but deep man-made lake. Her parents, aunt and uncle were chatting about 30 feet away. It was a typical spring family outing at the rural Colusa County ranch — miles from cell phone service and emergency services. Suddenly, […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

Parker is nearly flawless as A’s pound Rangers

OAKLAND — Rookie Jarrod Parker held Texas hitless until the eighth inning and Brandon Inge drove in four runs in Oakland’s eight-run second inning as the Athletics beat the Rangers, 12-1, on Monday. Parker (2-2) easily worked his way through baseball’s highest-scoring offense in his ninth career start before Michael Young grounded a single through […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Huge sixth inning lifts Cats over Rainiers

TACOMA, Wash. — The Sacramento River Cats scored eight times in the sixth inning to turn a two-run deficit into a six-run lead, then coasted to a 13-4 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Monday at Cheney Stadium. In their big sixth, the Cats sent 13 men to the plate, capitalizing on five walks. Four […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Thunder get Game 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs, 108-103, in Game 5 on Monday and moving within a victory of a series knockout. Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder took a 3-2 lead in a wildly […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kings win to take a commanding 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES — Everybody in the sold-out building sensed a crucial moment of the Stanley Cup finals when the New Jersey Devils got a two-man advantage early in a scoreless Game 3. The Devils threw every star and every scheme at the Los Angeles net, desperate for a power-play goal to turn around the series. […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

AAA playoffs continue in Davis Little League

Finn Thomson spanked a pair of doubles, Joey Asta added a single and a double, while the duo shared pitching duties in the Pirates’ 10-6 Davis Little League AAA playoff victory over the Padres. Keevan McGarvey and Robbie Silver added doubles as Nick Blakewell, Charlie Karagosian and Silver were outstanding in the field. In other […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Twins survive DLL majors pitching duel, 3-2

It was a close one, but when the dust cleared, the Twins had survived with a 3-2 decision over the Orioles in Sunday Davis Little League majors playoff action. The American League game featured Ryan Holgate’s five-inning, nine-strikeout performance. Holgate allowed but one hit. Adam Dapkewicz fanned two and picked up the save for the […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Post 77 takes a weekend series from West Sac

Yolo Post 77 used a six-run fourth inning to take a lead it would not relinquish in a 10-4 American Legion victory over West Sacramento on Sunday at River City High. The win gave Yolo (5-4) a 2-1 edge in a three-game weekend series after the two teams had split a doubleheader on Saturday. That […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,