Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sports briefs: Real Salt Lake has too much for Republic

SALT LAKE CITY — The Sacramento Republic FC celebrated its recent USL PRO championship by taking the field one last time — and playing well — in a 2-0 road loss to Real Salt Lake in a friendly match. The locals played the even with the MLS side for the first 55 minutes, before Robbie Findley […]

Sports briefs: Ewens leads Blue Devils past MTHS on the court

In a Delta League road match that saw the Davis High girls tennis team drop just six games total in blowing past Monterey Trail, 9-0, one Blue Devil performance was the most dominating. “Megan Ewens had a golden match, which means she did not lose a point,” said DHS coach Sally Hosley, adding: “That’s impressive!” […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devil water polo teams shine in tournament play

The Davis High boys water polo team won three of five games to take 10th place out of 31 elite teams from California — and one from Washington — at the America’s Finest City Invitational, contested Friday and Saturday in San Diego. Sophomore Cameron Wright, who got used to high-level competition when he played internationally […]

Youth roundup: DART opens its fall season with a successful home swim meet

The Davis Aquadarts, now called DART Swimming, opened up the fall season with the at Arroyo Pool last weekend. With half of the meet’s 325 entrants racing for DART, the locals had many top finishes and outstanding swims. The younger girls were especially dominant, breaking six team records in the 10U and 8U age groups. […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devils drop a wacky boys soccer game at Franklin

Though the Davis High boys soccer team dropped a 2-1 Delta League decision at Franklin on Wednesday, Blue Devil coach Alex Park wasn’t overly concerned as it was a bit of a fluky match. The host Wildcats earned a penalty kick less than 30 seconds into the contest, which they converted to change the complexion of […]

A’s drop into tie atop AL wild card

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics are tired of squandering chances, especially in late September and on a night Sonny Gray more than earned a positive result. Gordon Beckham homered for the division champion Los Angeles Angels, who dropped the A’s into a tie for the top AL wild card with a 2-0 win Tuesday night. […]

Giants beat L.A. in 13 innings

LOS ANGELES — Pinch hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-2, on Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead. Susac singled to left field off Kevin Correia (2-4), scoring Brandon Belt. San […]

A’s support Samardzija in a win over Angels

OAKLAND — Jeff Samardzija has waited for another chance to pitch in the playoffs, and he is enjoying every part of being in a pennant race again. He’s doing his part to extend Oakland’s season into October, too. Samardzija tossed seven strong innings and received some rare run support, and the Athletics kept hold of the top […]

Davis 15-year-old making a splash in European F4 series

Most 15-year-old wannabe drivers are happy just to have their learner’s permits. Simply parallel parking is a primary concern. Then there’s Zack Dante, a Davis High sophomore who has been spending weekends in Italy, drafting on race-course straightaways at 200 mph. Dante gets to make steel-nerve inside moves on hairpin turns, passing drivers twice his age while the speedometer rarely dips […]

A’s slide continues as Rangers sweep

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution. And with the way things are going, manager Bob Melvin can’t talk about playoffs, let alone plan for them. Sonny Gray and the A’s kept tumbling Thursday, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 […]

DHS girls tennis team stunned at Franklin

ELK GROVE — Traveling to Franklin for a Delta League match, the Davis High girls tennis team had an off day in a surprising 8-1 loss to the Wildcats on Wednesday. “We just couldn’t get our mojo going,” said Blue Devil head coach Sally Hosley. “All of the Franklin players competed well (Wednesday). Most of […]