Friday, December 26, 2014

UCD roundup: Aggie men beat No. 25 Irvine on the pitch

Dashiell MacNamara scored his first goal in a UC Davis men’s soccer uniform 28 minutes into Friday’s match against No. 25 UC Irvine, then teammate Matt Wiesenfarth scored his second goal in as many games with three minutes remaining to help the near-capacity crowd at Aggie Soccer Field celebrate a 2-0 victory over the Anteaters […]

Sports briefs: Help DHS field hockey Stick it 2 Cancer

Looking for your Friday Night Lights fix with the Davis High football team on a bye week? The 10-1-1 Blue Devil field hockey team is inviting fans to come Brown Stadium on Friday night for a game that will help raise money to fight cancer. With DHS’ biggest Eastern Athletic League rival Chico in town, […]

Rays roll 4-0 over Indians in AL wild card

By Tom Withers CLEVELAND — They shut off the lights, cranked up the music and turned their clubhouse into a nightclub. As Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party” boomed off walls covered by plastic sheets, the Tampa Bay Rays sprayed each other with Silly String and emptied bottles of champagne as quickly as they could open […]

Sports briefs: Horde of hat tricks lifts UCD men in the pool

Four UC Davis men’s water polo players posted hat tricks to help the 13th-ranked Aggies blow away Fresno Pacific, 19-7, to wrap up the Aggie Shootout on Sunday. In the win, UCD (5-6) raced out to a 10-1 lead at Schaal Aquatics Center. Aggie junior Chris Richardson and sophomore Alex Bagadasarian contributed three goals each, […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday * Davis Parent Nursery School hosts its annual Children’s Bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon at 426 W. Eighth St. Shop for new and gently used children’s items, including clothing, toys, books, furniture and more. Donations for the bazaar are welcome and can be dropped off at the same location between 4:30 and 7:30 […]

Davis teen has a heart for Rwanda

The Rwandan village of Mayaga is better place to be a kid because Lyla Godfryd is in the world. Two decades ago, the village became home to many widows and a large group of children orphaned by the genocide of 1994 that killed as many as 1 million men, women and children in the African nation. […]

UCD roundup: DHS grad Allen’s big day helps UCD at Aggie Shootout

UC Davis’ Trevor Allen, a Davis High graduate, scored four times on Saturday, three of them coming in the 13th-ranked Aggie men’s water polo team’s 11-7 comeback win over No. 18 Redlands at Schaal Aquatics Center. Earlier on Day 1 of the Aggie Shootout, UCD fell to No. 4 Cal, 14-4. Chris Richardson, Bernie Rogers […]

S.F. wins what might have been Lincecum’s last outing

SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning to give San Francisco a win in what might have been Tim Lincecum’s final outing with the club, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday night. Pagan’s fifth home run in an injury-shortened season was surrendered […]

UCD roundup: Lee leads Aggies women to second on the links

WOLCOTT — UC Davis freshman Paige Lee, from nearby Folsom, fired a 2-over 74 on Wednesday to finish fourth in just her third collegiate tournament and help lead the Aggie women’s golf team to a second straight runner-up finish in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club. Sophomore Betty Chen, who finished tied […]

UCD roundup: Aggie men take seventh at golf tournament

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Senior Matt Hansen finished in the top 15 for the second consecutive tournament to help the UC Davis men’s golf team tie for seventh at the Windon Memorial Classic, which ended on Monday at Northwestern. Hansen posted his third consecutive par round to finish even for the event, tying for 13th […]

49ers defense will try to tame Colts

By Craig Massei SANTA CLARA — The reeling San Francisco 49ers defense already had plenty to be concerned with this week before the added distraction of Aldon Smith’s arrest. First and foremost: Quarterback Andrew Luck, running back Trent Richardson and the new-look offense of the Indianapolis Colts. The 49ers look to rebound from last week’s […]

Giants, A’s roundup: Oakland closes in on AL West title

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to one for clinching their second straight AL West title, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Saturday behind the pitching of Jarrod Parker and hitting of Alberto Callaspo. The A’s have won 12 of 15 and are 16 of their last 21, opening a season-high 7½-game lead […]

A’s/Giants roundup: Crisp’s blast helps Oakland top Minnesota

OAKLAND — Coco Crisp will never call himself a home run hitter. He is just a versatile leadoff man who happens to have 21 home runs for the Oakland Athletics. Plenty of important ones at that. His latest moved the A’s one step closer to another AL West title. Crisp connected for a go-ahead two-run […]

Watney, Woods struggle at Day 1 of Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Henrik Stenson looked like he couldn’t miss Thursday in the Tour Championship. Tiger Woods and Davis High graduate Nick Watney couldn’t make a thing. Watney, coming off a runner-up finish last weekend in Chicago just to get into the Tour Championship, shot a first-round 2-over 72. The former Blue Devil bogeyed four out of […]