When Elk Grove and Davis High square off on the baseball diamond, the game is usually full of intensity and emotion — and always comes down to the wire. Tuesday’s most recent edition of the rivalry featured the host Blue Devils holding a lead for nearly the entire game, but the big hitting of the […]
As the sun began to set on a Friday night, turning the sky into various shades of orange, red and blue, the lights at the Davis Little League Complex came on, accompanied by their barely audible, but incessant, buzz.
The sights and sounds at DLL were typical: the sharp ping of a bat, the cheers and words of encouragement from the crowd, the soft pop of a ball hitting a glove. And, of course, there were the genuine smiles that only the game of baseball could bring.
But these sights and sounds weren’t from any ordinary Little League competition; they came from the first-ever Challenger League game at DLL.
Wednesday was just another day for the Davis High boy’s tennis team: warm up, play a match, win that match, then head home. The Blue Devils trounced visiting Laguna Creek, 8-1, at the DHS Tennis Complex. The Devils would have won 9-0, but No. 1 singles player Tristan Dutta went down with cramps and had […]
A three-hit gem from freshman pitcher Dana Cruse was wasted as the UC Davis softball team (15-27, 4-8) failed to generate any offense and dropped a 1-0 game to UC Santa Barbara (28-17, 8-4), which won the series. “I am so proud of Dana Cruse throwing a (three-hitter) off a team that has faced some great […]
It would be easy to get lost among Davis High baseball stars like Matt Trask, Ryan Kreidler and Brett Bloomfield. But senior Trey Golston has been a staple in the Blue Devil lineup and at third base for the past two seasons, and has grown into an even bigger role this year. “My dad got […]
The downtown Davis post office, 424 Third St., is scheduled to reopen Monday after being closed for more than two months for remodeling following a fire. While the office has been closed and no services have been available at the counter, people who have post office boxes there have been able to pick up their […]
One half-inning is all it took for Vintage to break a deadlocked game wide open. After playing relatively clean for most of Friday’s nonleague matchup, the Davis High baseball team imploded in the top of the seventh inning, giving up five runs, which were the difference in a 7-2 home loss. “We just didn’t play […]
After dropping a close matchup at Franklin on Tuesday, Davis High missed out on a chance to stand alone in first place in the Delta Valley Conference. Getting a rematch Thursday — the third meeting between the two teams that split the first two — the Blue Devils weren’t going to let the Wildcats win the […]
Freshman Camille Renaud had 10.8 seconds to find a way to tie the score of Friday night’s girls lacrosse game. If she scored, it would send her Davis High squad into overtime. If she didn’t, the Blue Devils would lose a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference game to visiting Oak Ridge. Renaud only needed 2 1/2 […]
When a team has 11 at-bats in the first inning, that is usually a pretty good sign. The Davis High baseball team saw that happen in the bottom of first Thursday, then finished off a 12-1 mercy-rule beatdown of visiting Monterey Trail. After pitcher Walter Bolle retired the first three Mustang hitters, the Blue Devil […]
WEST SACRAMENTO — Clutch. Big-time. At his best under pressure. Davis High fans are running out of adjectives to describe the performances of senior Brett Bloomfield. On Friday night at Raley Field, the Blue Devil baseball team used some timely hitting and a masterful pitching performance from Bloomfield in order to hold onto a 4-4 […]
Baseball isn’t just about getting hits — those hits have to be timely. After enduring a flurry of runs from visiting Pleasant Grove in the second inning, the Davis High baseball team couldn’t get the hits when it needed them and lost, 7-1, on Tuesday. The Blue Devils (3-2) saw a three-game winning streak snapped, while […]
Mark Bruemmer could barely walk. His legs and calves were both shot after a long, hard-fought battle. But the pain was worth it as the Davis High boy’s lacrosse team defeated nemesis Monte Vista — the same squad that had knocked the Blue Devils out of the playoffs the past two years — 7-6 on […]