Cabrera keeps hitting for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Melky Cabrera got his 50th hit of the month to spark the go-ahead rally and Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Posey drove in Cabrera with an RBI double in the sixth inning to […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Twins spoil good start by A’s Parker

MINNEAPOLIS — No matter what the Oakland Athletics do these days, they can’t seem to come up with a win. The A’s got a great start from youngster Jarrod Parker on Tuesday, and their sputtering offense was able to scratch two runs across the plate, but it just wasn’t enough. Former Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Spurs get 20th straight win in Game 2

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio is halfway to turning the Western Conference finals into a runaway. Tony Parker scored 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday. The Spurs set an NBA record with their […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Once under the radar, Devil quartet eyes relay record

A seventh-place finish at the Stanford Invitational in April marked the first time that Davis High’s Hannah Krovetz, Laney Teaford, Ellie Eaton and Han-Ah Sumner had run the 4×400-meter relay together. Their 4:06.19 time didn’t dazzle onlookers, but Blue Devil track and field coach Spencer Elliott liked what he saw. For the rest of the […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (5/30/12): DHS runner Ryan Greenough

Sports analysts can have never-ending debates about whether a hoops star like LeBron James or a baseball player like Alex Rodriguez is clutch or not. In those sports, individual statistics only tell part of the story. Track and field is different because the clock (or distance, height, etc.) gives it a bottom line. For Davis […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Register for Junior Blue Devils on Thursday

The Davis Junior Blue Devils football program will take registration for the fall season at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd., from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. This is one of the last opportunities to register for the 2012 season at the early-bird fee of $300, says one DJBD official. Registration fees increase to $350 […]

May 30, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Heat cool down Celtics in Game 1

MIAMI — A big early Miami lead was wasted. Once the Heat took control again, they simply ran away from the Boston Celtics. And the NBA finals are now three wins away for LeBron James and the Heat. James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Win is extra special for Zito, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Warming up in the bullpen, Barry Zito could hardly see when triple amputee Marine Cpl. Nick Kimmel hopped out of his wheelchair on a new pair of prosthetic legs to throw out the ceremonial first pitch with his right arm and lone remaining good limb. Matt Cain provided the highlights of that […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UC Irvine avoids sweep on UCD’s Senior Day

Scott Kalush capped off his UC Davis career by blasting a solo home run in the third inning on Sunday, but it was the only run the Aggies got on Senior Day as UC Irvine beat its hosts, 10-1, at Dobbins Stadium. The Anteaters won for the first time in the series after pitchers Anthony […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggie women add Iowa State transfer

Kelsey Harris, a 5-foot-10 guard who spent the past two seasons at Iowa State following a stellar prep career at Brea Olinda, has signed an athletics grant-in-aid agreement to join the UC Davis women’s basketball team. Harris will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the upcoming 2012-13 campaign due to NCAA transfer […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Post 77 gets Legion season off on right foot

WEST SACRAMENTO — The American Legion baseball season, fittingly, begins each Memorial Day weekend, and from the looks of Yolo Post 77’s first four games, this summer is full of promise. Despite still in “tryout” mode, the locals won three of four games at the District 6 season-opening tournament, culminating with a 3-2 victory over […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

54 years ago — what a day to memorialize

Fifty-four years ago, a couple of Southern California parents were taking their 10-year-old son on his first trip to San Francisco. On their way north, the family stopped at the original “Pea Soup Andersen’s,” as the dad liked to call it. Andersen’s Restaurant remains a nifty roadside stop in Buellton, just outside of the Danish […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Jays open AAA Little League playoffs with a win

Wearing their hitting shoes to start the postseason, the Blue Jays banged out 16 hits en route to a 22-8 opening-round AAA playoff victory over the Indians last week in Davis Little League action. Robert Schacherbauer smacked a grand slam homer and added a single, while Danny Honeychurch was 4-for-4, including a round-tripper, a double […]

May 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Holgate leads Twins to a DLL majors victory

In a 10-strikeout performance, Ryan Holgate pitched brilliantly as the Twins got past the Orioles, 5-2, to open the Davis Little League majors-division playoffs last week. Cooper Shorts was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while turning in a sterling play at shortstop. Timmy Chin singled to go along with his good fielding effort […]

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