Pro sports briefs: Lopez lifts Republic FC over Vancouver

SACRAMENTO — Fueled by Rodrigo Lopez’s incredible long-range strike — his second of the game — the Sacramento Republic FC defeated Vancouver, 2-0, in front of a sellout crowd at Bonney Field. Sacramento (3-2-0) opened the scoring in the 32nd minute, when Lopez stole the ball in the middle of the pitch and sent it […]

Blue Devil swimmers win everything against Grant

With under-manned Grant in town for a Delta League boys and girls swim meet at Arroyo Pool, it looked more like a Davis High intrasquad race. The Blue Devils boys captured every possible point in their 131-10 victory, while the Pacer girls saw one swimmer in one race finish ahead of a DHS athlete in […]

Tough stretch continues for Davis baseballers

SACRAMENTO — Despite falling to 1-4 in Delta League play with Wednesday’s 6-4 loss at Grant, there is clear proof that the Davis High baseball team is still playing for coach Dan Ariola — and for each other. Strangely enough, that evidence came on a two-run homer by Pacers senior Ruben Garza in the bottom […]

Devil golfers use some new faces in victory

SACRAMENTO — With the Davis High boys golf team earning the win before Wednesday’s nine-hole Delta League dual match even started — Grant didn’t have enough players — it was a nice, relaxing day for the Blue Devils. Part of the fun was the chance to give a couple of DHS sophomores, Matt Hill and Mads […]

DHS girls win big, now look ahead to Franklin

While it will go down in the record books as an official game, for all intents and purposes, Davis High’s 6-0 win over the Sheldon girls soccer team on Wednesday at Yudin Field was nothing but a warm-up for the biggest match of the season. Because the Blue Devils have beaten the other three of their four […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devils get a wild softball win

ELK GROVE — The Davis High softball team walked 12 Monterey Trail batters, made six errors and left 15 runners on base Wednesday, but the only statistic the Blue Devils will remember is their 9-8 win. DHS (6-13, 2-5 Delta League) got the much-need conference victory by scoring three times in the top of the seventh inning. […]

JV/frosh roundup: Two big wins for younger DHS boys lacrosse

The Davis High boys lacrosse team was dominant in two victories last week, taking down Las Lomas and Casa Roble by a combined score of 30-2. First, in a 16-1 win over LLHS, the Blue Devils used nice ball movement to enable seven different scorers, including Will Johnson, who had five goals. Nate Soeth and […]

Youth roundup: Diamonds dominate recent championship meets

The Davis Diamonds youth gymnastics team had success at both the Xcel State Championships and the Level 6-7 state championships recently. Local standout Lainey Swanson won the Xcel Platinum beam gold and Serena Shimada took the Xcel Silver floor exercise gold at Del Oro High. Meanwhile at Folsom High, Davis qualified all four of its eligible gymnasts — […]

Critical home stretch at hand for UCD lacrosse team

Timing can be everything in sports. Catch someone when its star player is injured, and a team might steal a win it otherwise might not have had. Play against a terrific passing quarterback in a driving rainstorm, and he becomes less of concern for your defense. As a team, get it together late in the […]

Pro baseball roundup: Visiting A’s blank the Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Kendall Graveman pitched into the sixth inning and four relievers completed the shutout to give the Oakland Athletics a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Graveman (1-1) yielded four hits in 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win to bounce back from his 2015 debut when […]

Broncos can’t catch Blue Devil boys

Davis High midfielder Liam Neville drove down the alley on the right side of the goal, switched his stick from his right side to his left and ripped a one-hopper past the helpless Bella Vista goalkeeper. In his first home game since recovering from a fractured finger, Neville spearheaded the unstoppable Blue Devil boys lacrosse offense, as the locals […]

DHS roundup: Blue Devils edge CBS in girls lacrosse

Three Blue Devils tallied three or more times — including Camille Renaud’s six-goal, one-assist explosion — as the Davis High girls lacrosse team went on the road to defeat Christian Brothers, 16-14, in a nonconference matchup. Though several Devils had strong outing, like senior Sarah Bloise (four goals and three assists) and sophomore Nicole Pugh (hat […]

Aggie diamond woes continue heading into key BWC series

It’s time to shift gears. With a crucial three-game road series at Big West Conference frontrunner UC Irvine set for this weekend, the UC Davis baseball team needs to shake out the cobwebs. Since an 18-7-1 record that sat among the best-ever starts to an Aggie season, UCD has lost seven of its past nine […]

Devil golfers battle wind to take second

STOCKTON — With balls flying in all different directions thanks to the wind at The Reserve in Stockton, the Davis High boys golf team accomplished two things in Tuesday’s third Delta League tournament of the season. While posting a not-to-shabby finish of second place — behind Jesuit which is now tied with the Blue Devils […]