Sports briefs: Popkins, Heylman and Kupbens get All-Big West

UCD designated hitter David Popkins was named to the All-Big West first team for the second straight year, highlighting a list of three Aggies to earned all-conference nods on Tuesday. Infielder Scott Heylman and left-handed pitcher Anthony Kupbens each earned honorable mention selections, marking the first time either player has been recognized by the Big […]

Briefs: Heat win Game 1 with treys

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat were more than the Big Three. They unleashed some big 3s on the Dallas Mavericks, too. Combine that with winning the bench battle, and the Heat had some surprising advantages in their 92-84 victory in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Tuesday night. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and […]

DeJong remembers his days in Davis

It’s a long way from Davis to Cambridge University. But following a path, in part made possible with a soccer ball at his feet, a former local student-athlete has made the journey — and back again, sort of … Matt DeJong, a 2001 graduate of UC Davis — and a former Davis High standout — […]

BSAL honors 7 Blue Devil lacrosse players

Under first-year coach Nick Juri, the Davis High boys lacrosse team managed a 9-10 overall record, earned a playoff berth and, according to conference officials, took a handful of all-Bay Shore Athletic League honors in the process. Midfielder/attacker Mikie Schlosser was the lone Blue Devil given first-team accolades as the sophomore scored 58 of DHS’ […]

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Three Aggie stars to be honored in Saturday ceremony

As another successful year of UC Davis athletics comes to a close, three Aggies stood above the rest and will be honored Saturday along with some of the greatest players in school history. Distance runner Jonathan Peterson, women’s basketball star Paige Mintun and swimmer Linda Hermann earned UCD’s top athletic awards for the 2010-11 season, […]

Finally, fans can get local man’s baseball book

Joe Taxiera is a fun guy to engage in baseball discussions. The one drawback, from my perspective, is he’s a San Francisco Giants fan. Fair enough, but I’d rather talk about Eddie Mathews and Henry Aaron than Willie Mays and Juan Marichal. But being the big man I am, I get through it when Taxiera […]

Late runs turn Cats win into a blowout

Holding a two-run lead through the first seven innings of the game, the Sacramento River Cats exploded for five runs in the eighth and another five in the ninth to turn a close contest into a 16-5 victory over Reno on Monday. With the win, the first-place Cats (33-19) earned a split of the four […]

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Taylor’s dramatic hit wins it for Astros, 7-6

Kai Taylor’s hit brought home Kyle Stachowicz with the winning run in extra innings as the Astros won a Davis Little League AAA playoff contest, 7-6. Laurent Schwartz and Zane Schouten each had two safeties with Logan McNamara and Cole Bertrand getting RBI singles. Sam Blakewell and Cody Taylor were strong afield as reliever Schwartz […]

Phils sneak past Cubs in Little League playoffs

With Davis Little League teams deep in playoff competition, there was a ding-dong battle last Friday between the majors-division Phillies and Cubs. When the dust settled — after five innings of scoreless baseball — the Phils came out on top, 3-2. Winning pitcher Jake Sherwood and Jacob Avila were locked in a mound duel that […]

Post 77 wins three games at Memorial Day Tournament

After posting wins in each of its first three games at the event, Yolo Post 77 — an American Legion baseball team made up of players from Davis and the rest of the county — dropped its final contest on Monday at the season-opening District 6 Memorial Day Tournament. In starting 3-1, Yolo beat West […]

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We haven’t heard the last of Courtney Williams

He’s a guy whose name dots the record books at Davis High — the type of athlete whose accomplishments are seen, maybe, once every decade or so. By anybody else’s standards, what Courtney Williams provided Blue Devil fans in track and football over the past two years would have been sufficient. By Williams’ standards — […]

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Sports briefs: Noncontact youth football clinic on Saturday is free

The Davis Junior Blue Devils will host a free noncontact football clinic for kids ages 5 to 8 on Saturday at Emerson Junior High, 2121 Calaveras Ave. The clinic is a great opportunity for young aspiring Blue Devils to give football a try without bigger kids getting in the way. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. […]

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Teixeira’s first-inning HR is all Yanks need to down A’s

OAKLAND — The way Bartolo Colon was dealing, the Oakland Athletics had little chance overcoming the first-inning hole starter Trevor Cahill created. Cahill allowed a homer to Mark Teixeira in a three-run first inning and the A’s managed just four baserunners against Colon as they fell to the New York Yankees for the eighth straight […]

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Torres, Giants slam Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Andres Torres was so excited about his first career grand slam, he nearly passed Madison Bumgarner on the way to second base. Bumgarner stuck out an arm for the stop sign and Torres applied the brakes in time, giving the National League’s worst offense a big boost in the San Francisco Giants’ […]

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