DHS boys lacrosse lights up Livermore

Nine Blue Devils found the back of the net as the Davis High boys lacrosse team topped Livermore, 16-9, on the road Friday to remain undefeated on the season. “I’m glad that everyone got to play,” said DHS head coach Nick Juri. “Game time on the field is invaluable.” DHS, which improved to 14-0 overall, […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Yoder’s passion for softball stretches deep into Davis

By Maggie Pilloton Karen Yoder lives and breathes softball. After a successful playing career at West Valley College (Saratoga) and the University of New Mexico, she continues her passion for softball through coaching. Yoder, in her eighth year as skipper of the UC Davis softball team, is grateful for the opportunity to coach such talented, […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis’ James to give autism a voice in Boston Marathon

In Mary James, autism has a voice. As part of her crusade to raise awareness and treatment for the one in 88 Americans challenged by the condition, the Davis mother of three will run in Monday’s Boston Marathon as part of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism team. “I am really passionate about it,” […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Register this week for AYSO fall season

The first chance to register for the Davis AYSO fall season is Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the organization’s building in Community Park (behind Stephens Branch Library). AYSO is open to all children born between Aug. 1, 1993, and July 31, 2008. Walk-in registration is $140 ($50 for U5) and all mailed registrations […]

April 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil’s crucial baseball game at Elk Grove postponed

The Delta Valley Conference baseball showdown between Davis and Elk Grove high schools has been postponed due to wet grounds, according to Blue Devil Athletic Director Dennis Foster. The game will be played Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Elk Grove. The Devils are 9-3 and 3-0 in league while the Thundering Herd is 8-4, 3-0.

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Tucson takes down River Cats

The Tucson Padres shut out the Sacramento River Cats, 5-0, on Thursday in Arizona snapping the Cats’ five-game winning streak. After falling behind early, Sacramento finally threatened with two outs in the ninth on back-to-back singles from outfielders Michael Taylor and Jeff Fiorentino. The pair advanced on a wild pitch before Derek Norris popped out to […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks stop St. Louis in overtime of Game 1

ST. LOUIS — Martin Havlat scored his second goal of the game 3:34 into the second overtime, giving the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their playoff series on Thursday. Andrew Desjardins tied it for San Jose with 5:16 in regulation, banging in a one-timer from […]

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

UCD roundup: Aggie men sign two hoopsters

Spencer Clayton, a 6-foot-10 post player from Mt. Hood Community College in Washington, and Clint Bozner, a 6-8 forward most recently from L.A. Trade-Tech College, have signed national letters of intent with the UC Davis men’s basketball program and will join the Aggies for next season according to head coach Jim Les. “Our staff in […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lots of stuff makes Davis what it is…

There are so many things that make our town special, not the least of which is the incredible amount of options for our young athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages. Are you looking for another way to get involved in our community? Four opportunities have crossed my desk this week … Field hockey: Coming off […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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 […]

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