Wednesday, October 1, 2014

UCD roundup: Scoreless ties for both Aggie soccer teams

It seemed like the UC Davis women’s soccer team was predetermined to finish scoreless on Saturday against Pacific as the Aggies hit the post and the crossbar once each in regulation, then hit the post twice in overtime. Luckily for the locals, the UCD defense came to play and the contest finished in a 0-0 deadlock […]

Baseball roundup: Giants win after clinching playoff spot

SAN FRANCISCO — The playoff-bound San Francisco Giants blew a six-run lead, and then rallied for a 9-8 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night to stay within one game of Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings. Hunter Pence scored the go-ahead run on Matt Duffy’s squeeze bunt in […]

Sports briefs: Copeland’s late goal lifts UCD field hockey

The UC Davis field hockey team started a three-match road trip in exciting fashion as Lauren Copeland scored in sudden-death overtime to send the Aggies to a 2-1 victory over Bryant on Thursday at the Bryant Turf Complex in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The 94th-minute goal was the first scored by the sophomore midfielder since joining the UCD […]

‘We’re a way better team’ than record, says UCD’s Shaffer

Sometimes soccer leaves you scratching your head. Playing at home in front of more than 600 fans on Friday, the UC Davis men unleashed a 24-shot attack on visiting Air Force, yet came away with another double-overtime tie — this time 1-1. “I think we’re a way better team than our record (2-0-4) indicates,” explained veteran Aggie […]

UCD roundup: Aggie men pound Pomona-Pitzer in the pool

STOCKTON — Senior Chris Richardson and junior Sean Grab each scored four goals to lead 11th-ranked UC Davis to an 11-6 win over Pomona-Pitzer in a Saturday game as part of the Kap7 NorCal Classic men’s water polo tournament, hosted by Pacific. Earlier in the day, the Aggies lost to the host Tigers, 14-6. UCD (2-6) never trailed in […]

UCD roundup: Dons do just enough to edge Aggie women

In Friday’s nonconference match at Aggie Soccer Field, the UC Davis women took more shots, recorded twice as many shots on goal and created many more scoring opportunities than San Francisco, yet a Dons goal in the 34th minute was the only scoring in a 1-0 contest. Despite falling to 3-4 on the season, the Aggies gave the […]

UCD roundup: Aggies get first field hockey win

It had to travel to St. Louis to do it, but the UC Davis women’s field hockey team picked up its first victory of the season on Saturday — 3-1 over the host Billikens at Soccer Park — and got new coach Tiffany Husiman her first win at the Aggie helm. In a contest that […]

David Brooks: Clinton, Obama and Iraq

Last week, Hillary Clinton had a fascinating interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. The interview got immediate attention because of the way she discussed her differences with President Barack Obama. While admitting that no one will ever know who was right, Clinton argues that Obama might have done more to help the moderate opposition […]

A fair deal

The issue: Catch a piece of tradition at the fairgrounds A county fair is one of those treasured examples of Americana that seems increasingly out of place in the modern world. HERE IN Yolo County, we’ve got a good one; still going strong since 1935, it is the oldest and largest free-admission fair in the state. […]

Fruit of your labor

I can understand swiping a couple of apples from a front yard. But did you have to strip the whole tree? Windfalls and all! I hope you needed them. Diane J. Moore Davis

Political grandstanding

Political grandstanding is nothing new, particularly when done by politicians who have use one elected position as a stepping-stone to run for another. But enough is enough! The grandstanding attacks of supervisors Matt Rexroad and Don Saylor’s on our Yolo County sheriff have got to stop. Rather than focusing on the numerous issues and problems […]

No conclusions yet on sheriff

I had not intended to comment on the Grand Jury’s investigation regarding Sheriff Ed Prieto until the conclusions of all investigations. However, I am concerned that the board’s prior press release, as well as subsequent public statements, may have inadvertently created the impression that the Board of Supervisors agrees with the allegations made against Prieto. […]

Sports briefs: River Cats take Game 1 of doubleheader

Sacramento’s Daric Barton was 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBI as the River Cats topped the Rainiers 8-5 in the seven-inning first game of a doubleheader in Tacoma. Four Sacramento batters had two hits, including Nick Buss, Andy Parrino, Shane Peterson and Barton. Republic FC falls to Albion The Sacramento Republic […]

Ford wrings mileage out of three-cylinder Fiesta

The Associated Press There’s a new little secret under the hoods of some 2014 Ford Fiesta small cars. Added as an optional selection for Fiesta buyers during the model year, a new three-cylinder gasoline engine is so fuel-thrifty, it makes the Fiesta the top gasoline-powered 2014 sedan in fuel mileage in the United States. In […]