Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sports briefs: Sign-up now for flag football

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult flag football league. Games will be played Sunday evenings at Playfields Park starting Sept. 21. Fees for the six-game season are $375 per team. For more information, contact Lori Conrad at 530-753-7731 or lconrad@cityofdavis.org. Synchronized swimming Davis AquaStarz synchronized swim team will offer a […]

UCD roundup: Aggies edge Quinnipiac in overtime

Junior Haley Hughes scored from just beyond the left corner of the penalty box two minutes into the overtime period on Sunday to lead the UC Davis women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Quinnipiac at Aggie Soccer Field. The Aggies (3-1) got their lone goal just after winning possession from the Bobcats (0-3) […]

Sports briefs: Aggie harriers secure season-opening sweep

Junior Christine Hoffman captured the women’s 4-kilometer race in 14 minutes, 17 seconds while classmate Brandon Pugh took third in the men’s 6K on Saturday as each led their respective UC Davis cross country teams to wins at the season-opening Aggie Open. Competing at the Putah Creek Reserve Course, five of the top seven female finishers […]

Dunning picks Cupcake Week

This is what is known as Cupcake Week in college football. Time to fatten up your record against cream puffs from the Bakery League. Let your fifth-string quarterback see a little “live” action. This week features such gems as Oregon-South Dakota, Utah-Idaho State, Arizona State-Weber State, Missouri-South Dakota State, Florida-Idaho and Sacramento State-Incarnate Word, the […]

Sports briefs: Aggie men ranked 11th in water polo poll

The UC Davis men’s team tied its highest preseason ranking in program history, checking it at 11th in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s preseason coaches’ poll. In 2013, coach Daniel Leyson’s first at the helm, the Aggies reached the Western Water Polo Association title game for the sixth time and posted a 14-13 record despite […]

Carter’s blast send Astros past A’s

HOUSTON — Oakland Athletics outfielder Jonny Gomes robbed Chris Carter of an extra-base hit that likely would have given the Houston Astros an early lead on Tuesday night. After that dazzling defensive play in the fourth inning, however, Carter would have his revenge with a shot that Gomes couldn’t touch. Carter turned a pitch that […]

Sports briefs: Annual Peace Officers Memorial set to tee off

There’s still time to enter the Yolo County Peace Officers Memorial fourth annual Golf Classic, to be held Friday, Sept. 5, at the Wild Wings Golf Club in Woodland. Members of the public are invited to participate in this fundraising event. Proceeds will go toward maintenance of the Peace Officers Memorial in Woodland and a […]

Chicago gears up for matchup with South Korea

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn’t sure what came next. “I don’t even know what time tomorrow’s game is,” he said. “Anybody know?” For the record, his […]

No. 1 Eastern Washington tops Sam Houston St. 56-35

CHENEY, Wash. — Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season. The game matched traditional NCAA Football Championship Subdivision powerhouses. Eastern Washington is ranked first and Sam Houston 14th in the […]

Sports briefs: Wright tallies two more times as U.S. takes sixth

Despite two more goals from Davis High sophomore Cameron Wright — his seventh and eighth of the tourney in just six games — the U.S. Men’s Cadet National Water Polo Team fell to Croatia in Saturday’s fifth-place contest of the Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament. After going 3-3 at the international event, contested in Belgrade, Serbia, the American […]

A’s bullpen gives up lead in K.C.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit. Starter Jeff Samardzija left with a one-run lead in the seventh inning, but Ryan Cook failed to hold it in a 7-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Cook allowed two […]

Kansas City shuts out Oakland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Donaldson managed to rope a double off Jason Vargas in the first inning. He was flummoxed by the Royals’ starter the rest of the way. Then again, so were the rest of the A’s. Oakland managed just three hits off Vargas and none after the second inning, the veteran left-hander […]

Sports briefs: Watney takes 33rd at PGA Championship

Davis High graduate Nick Watney birdied the final two holes on Sunday to finish the PGA Championship with a 1-over 72. It was the first time all weekend that the former Blue Devil went over par as he ended in a tie for 33rd place. The final round featured an exciting finish as Rory McIlroy […]