Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sports briefs: Gauchos get past Aggies in baseball season finale

This wasn’t the way the UC Davis baseball team wanted to end a season in which it increased its overall and Big West win totals from last season. UC Santa Barbara spoiled Senior Day on Saturday, completing a season-ending sweep of the Aggies with a 6-3 victory at Dobbins Stadium. UCD, which saw a late […]

River Cats win a day game at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — Right-hander Matt Buschmann stifled the El Paso hitters, leading the Sacramento River Cats to a 4-1 victory over the Chihuahuas on a gorgeous Wednesday at Raley Field. Buschmann (2-0, 4.71 ERA) twirled seven innings, surrendering only one earned run on four hits and matching a season high with six strikeouts. El Paso (20-26) got […]

One stroke keeps DHS from a golf tournament title

REDDING — While the Davis High boys were slugging their way through a tough golf course on a windy day, the Blue Devils never realized exactly how close they were to winning the Wolfpack Invitational. But when the scores were totaled up, DHS’ 400 was just one stroke in back of Shasta. The defending North […]

Winter Olympics: More golds go to Norway, Netherlands

SOCHI, Russia — The Norwegian women revived their cross country skiing dominance at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday and the Dutch added two more speedskating gold medals to their record haul. Marit Bjoergen won her sixth career gold medal by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country race. A week ago, Norway’s heavily […]

Winter Olympics: American snowboarder gets first gold of games

SOCHI, Russia — All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things. IOC President Thomas Bach had said it’s “time that it finally starts.” And so it did Saturday — the first competition since the cauldron was lit. In all, 98 gold medals will be […]

Youth roundup: Two Extreme teams are perfect at hockey tournament

A pair of NorCal Extreme roller hockey club teams combined to go 7-0 at Saturday’s SIHL tournament in Woodland. The local 14U squad was 4-0 at the event, opening with a 5-2 win over Half Moon Bay. The Extreme then shut out Livermore, ripped Ripon, 8-0, by mercy rule then defeated Bishop to wrap up […]

College bowl roundup: Central Florida upsets Baylor in Fiesta

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Baylor’s first BCS bowl appearance was a big-time bust. The sixth-ranked Bears, a 17-point favorite in the Fiesta Bowl at kickoff, never led against No. 15 Central Florida in a stinging 52-42 loss Wednesday night. This was supposed to be the most one-sided of all the BCS bowls this year, but UCF, […]

NBA roundup: Heat take another Christmas game from L.A.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James. Playing without its biggest star, Los Angeles stayed right with the Miami Heat for most of the day before slipping to a 101-95 loss against the defending NBA champions on Wednesday. Chris Bosh […]

Sports briefs: DHS girls leave section individual tourney empty-handed

Tough first-round matchups cost a pair of Davis High girls as they played on Thursday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Individual Singles championships. Delta Valley Conference champion Cat Paw U, a Blue Devil junior, and DHS freshman Lauren Duan, a late addition to the draw, both dropped straight sets to talented opponents. Paw U, who fell […]

Kings beat Nuggets 90-88 in celebratory opener

By Josh Dubow SACRAMENTO — DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 14 rebounds to give Sacramento fans plenty more to cheer about than just having a team as the Kings won their season opener 90-88 over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Greivis Vasquez added 17 points and Isaiah Thomas had 16 off the bench […]

Red Sox topple Cards to win World Series

By Ronald Blum BOSTON — There hasn’t been a party like this in New England for nearly a century. Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first. David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their […]

Sports briefs: DHS girls go 3-1 at water polo tourney

A close loss in the opener sent the Davis High girls water polo team into the bottom half of the St. Francis of Mountain View tournament. But with the way the Blue Devils rolled to three straight wins after that, observers wondered what might have been if the ball had bounced a different way in […]

Aggie athletes ready for fall ball

UC Davis soccer standout Ryan Gross, a Davis High graduate, is just one of many returning Aggie athletes who is prepared to take their fall sports to new heights this season. Gross UCF188W UC Davis soccer standout — and Davis High graduate — Ryan Gross returns to the pitch to help the Aggies this season.

Sports briefs: Former Blue Devil Nelson earns academic award at NCC

Davis High graduate Derek Nelson was one of 10 North Central College athletes to earn All-Academic status from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2013 season. The number was a Cardinals record and the third-most of any school in Division III. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic award, student-athletes […]