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 ,

Honored by peers, DHS duo ready for the next level

Their stories are well-documented. They are a couple of Davis High kids who performed brilliantly throughout their prep athletic careers. Water wonder Rachel Johnson — headed for Stanford this fall — helped her Blue Devil teammates pull off a rare double: winning Sac-Joaquin Section crowns in both water polo and swimming. It was the third […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Vogelsong stays hot as Giants top Cups

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong kept thinking how steady all the other San Francisco starters have been over the past week. It weighed on his mind Monday morning before his outing. His turn, time to keep up and do his part. He delivered, all right. Vogelsong won his fourth straight decision, Buster Posey scored the […]

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

Rainiers rip River Cats

Sacramento fell behind by five runs in the sixth inning and the River Cats could not claw their way back in a 6-3 loss to the host Tacoma Rainiers on Saturday night. Down 2-0, the Cats finally got on the board in the fifth when Brandon Hicks doubled and scored on Eric Sogard’s groundout. The […]

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

Kings win another Cup game in OT

NEWARK, N.J. — Jeff Carter scored at 13:42 in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved within two wins of their first NHL title with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday. Jonathan Quick made 32 saves and Drew Doughty scored on a magnificent […]

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