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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Loss to UC Riverside ends Aggies’ season

Eric Johnson drove in two runs in the third inning, turning a base hit and an error into a triple, but UC Riverside used a five-run first inning to take a lead it would never relinquish in an 11-4 win on Senior Day at Dobbins Stadium in Davis. UCD ends the season with an overall […]

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A’s stop Orioles for fourth win in five games

OAKLAND — Josh Outman and Joey Devine pitched in the same game for the first time Saturday night. They’ve both come a long way. Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles, 4-2, on Saturday night. Outman (1-0) earned his first major-league victory […]

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Phillips and Wilright move on to NCAA Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — UC Davis senior Thomas Phillips set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday and senior Alex Wilright matched his career best as both advanced to next month’s NCAA Championships with strong quarterfinal showings at the NCAA West Prelim Meet at Oregon. The Aggies completed competition in the event on Saturday, […]

Highlanders bounce back from extra-inning loss to shut down Aggies

The UC Davis baseball team may have been able to sneak past UC Riverside with a minuscule offensive display on Friday, but pitching alone wasn’t sufficient enough to carry the Aggies to another win over the Highlanders on Saturday at Dobbins Stadium. Coming off of a 2-1 loss to UCD in the 16-inning series opener, […]