Friday, April 18, 2014

DYSA roundup: Intensity has big week; 10U games dominate schedule

Going 3-1 in its recent outings, the 14U Intensity of the Davis Youth Softball Association scored 48 runs in the four games. First came a 10-9 Thursday win in Woodland, then a 9-7 loss at Lincoln the following day. After an 11-10 thriller — in which Davis scored three in the final frame to grab […]

Kings drop season finale to Suns

SACRAMENTO — Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings, 104-99, on Wednesday in the season finale for both teams. The Suns outscored the Kings, 33-25, in the fourth quarter to snap a three-game losing streak. Rookie Ben McLemore had 31 points […]

Youth roundup: Martinez, Chan come up big at gymnastics regional

More than 1,000 young gymnasts gathered at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim for last weekend’s Junior Olympic Region 1 Championships, but there were two Diamonds in the rough. Isabela Martinez became the first Davis Diamonds gymnast in the history of the program to perform well enough at this event to earn a spot on the […]

JV/frosh roundup: DHS sweeps a trio of baseball games

A three-game sweep by the Davis High junior varsity baseball squad pushed its season record to 10-4 overall and 6-1 in Delta Valley Conference play. DVC wins over Franklin on April 8 and last Thursday then a 4-1 Friday decision against Vintage were a mix of good pitching, solid defense and timely offense. In a […]

Picnic Day, good weather and memorial highlight DLL majors week

Picnic Day, beautiful weather and an emotional game played with a late friend in mind highlighted another packed week of Davis Little League majors competition. Here’s a look back at what happened … Dodgers 15, Giants 14 — Sean O’Hara and Zane Schouten blasted three-run homers as the winners came back from a 14-3 deficit by […]

Big AAA bats this week in Davis Little League

There was much AAA excitement in Davis Little League last week. Let’s take a look what happened … Tigers 13, Blue Jays 4 — Aidan Grow was 3-for-3 with two runs batted in and Will Ackerman, Brian Chin (double included), Colin Grow (triple) and Hawk Hechtl all added two safeties for the Tigers. Ackerman and Drew Anderson […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devil boys split a pair of matches

Competing at the talent-laden Monte Vista Invitational on Friday, the Davis High boys tennis team defeated Gunn, 6-1, before falling to the host Mustangs by the same score. In getting past Gunn, the Blue Devils swept the four singles matches in straight sets. Dan Segedin dominated Alex Mattys, 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 1 spot […]

DYSA roundup: Softball slate loaded with action including a Tigercats win

There was a bunch of ball being played this week as a full complement of Davis Youth Softball Association games were staged throughout the community. In the U14 division, the Tigercats went 1-3, but their most recent outing was a 10-9 victory over Woodland. Sabrina Padilla, Rachael Bernauer, Kaylee Velasquez and Claire Michael had key […]

Youth roundup: Local athletes bring home several jiu-jitsu medals

Seven young athletes from the Nova Geração Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy put on a great show at the American Cup BJJ Tournament on Saturday in San Jose. Local Sophie Han, 14, took second place in the girls mixed belt light division, while 12-year-old Natalie Han finished third despite being the only female in the kids mixed […]

JV roundup: DHS soccer scoring onslaught contines

The goals just kept coming as the unbeaten, twice-tied Davis High junior varsity girls soccer teams outscored two opponents, 22-0, last week. First, it was Laguna Creek falling, 8-0, on April 1. Then, Monterey Trail was overwhelmed, 14-0, Friday. Wet and cold road conditions greeted the Blue Devils against the Cardinals, but it was 32 […]

Oakland spoils Twins’ home opener

MINNEAPOLIS — The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title. Yoenis Cespedes proved he can play through a hurting right heel, giving Scott Kazmir and the A’s a spark with a pair of RBIs that helped ruin the Minnesota Twins’ home […]

UCD roundup: Aggies get past Fullerton Friday before falling Saturday

The UC Davis baseball team pulled off a big upset to win its first Big West Conference game of the season, 3-1 on Friday at Cal State Fullerton, but the 18th-ranked Titans bounced back for a 7-1 victory over the Aggies on Saturday. In Friday’s win, junior Izaak Silva’s RBI single drove home the go-ahead run […]

River Cats drop season opener

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Sacramento River Cats opened their 2014 campaign with an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Salt Lake Bees at Smith’s Ballpark on Thursday night. Salt Lake took an early lead, plating one run in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double by Grant Green, who […]