Baseball roundup: River Cats crush Colorado Springs

Josh Donaldson’s three-hit, three-RBI night lifted the Sacramento River Cats to a 7-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Tuesday night at Raley Field. The Cats fell behind 1-0 after two innings, but tallied seven unanswered runs to take the second contest of the four-game set. Donaldson singled twice and doubled, while Brandon […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Devils tie Franklin in girls soccer finale

“We played well,” Davis High girls soccer coach Sara Stone said after her Blue Devils finished the regular season on Tuesday in Elk Grove with a 1-1 tie against Franklin, the 2012 Delta Valley Conference champion. Stone, whose defending CIF titlists finished 1 1/2 games behind the Wildcats, said she was happy with her team’s […]

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Exciting win completes DHS’ undefeated lacrosse season

There were miscues and miracles, errors and exuberance. But when the dust settled on Tuesday night, there was only one way to sum it up: the perfect storm. The Davis High boys lacrosse team rode the highs and lows to ultimately come out on top against visiting Piedmont by a score of 8-7 on the […]

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Devil freshmen go 3-0 on the diamond

By Frances Andrews Facing a pair of Yuba City teams in the past three games, the Davis High freshman baseball squad played three close contests, but won them all. The Blue Devils pulled out a 6-4 comeback victory at Yuba High on April 24, then edged the Honkers, 7-6, at home Thursday. On Friday, DHS […]

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JV roundup: DHS gets two big girls soccer wins

It was Davis 20, opponents 0 as the Blue Devil junior varsity girls soccer team rolled over Monterey Trail and Elk Grove last week. First, DHS beat The Trail, 12-0, on the road. Led by middle stoppers Melissa Tueber and Claire Buhlman and outside stalwarts Emily Torbert, Sarah Osland and Kacey Carlson, the Devil defense […]

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Seniors lead DHS near a playoff berth

Getting a win on Senior Night can be a memorable experience, and it is even more special when the seniors themselves make the deciding plays. After they were honored in a pre-game ceremony, the Davis High boys volleyball team got major contributions from 12th-graders Michael Johnson, Bryan Hensley and Isaac Contreras in a 3-0 Delta […]

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Devil boys successful in net playoff start

In a rout that wasn’t expected to be close, Davis High kicked off its expedition for a fourth consecutive boy tennis section crown with a 9-0 playoff triumph over visiting Vacaville on Tuesday. While the top-ranked Blue Devils are expected to waltz to the finals (possibly for another showdown with Jesuit), DHS coach Dale Hersch […]

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Davis boys finish regular season with a DVC golf title

Needing only a solid performance at the fourth and final Delta Valley Conference boys golf tournament to accomplish its first major goal of the spring, Davis got just that at The Reserve in Stockton on Tuesday. Entering the day ahead by 26 strokes in the race for the conference title, the Blue Devils (426) took […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (5/2/12): DHS tennis player Glenn Hull

Racing repeatedly from one side of a tennis court to the other to chase down balls eventually will tire out even those most fit players. And if they are trying to return a 115-mph serve during the same match, it’s definitely going to make for a tough day. That’s exactly what Davis High junior Glenn […]

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Golf tourney benefits DHS foundation

Local golfers can have a day of fun on the links and benefit the Davis Blue & White Foundation at the same time by playing in the organization’s golf tournament. The scramble-format event starts with check-in at 11:30 a.m. Friday with a shotgun start scheduled for 1 p.m. at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive. […]

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Wood a finalist for Minnesota chancellorship

UC Davis Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Fred Wood will speak at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, on Friday as one of three finalists for its chancellorship. Established in 1966, the Crookston campus enrolled 1,262 full-time and 338 part-time students in fall 2011. Its chancellor of seven years, Charles Casey, plans to retire in June. […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

River Cats pitcher looks good, at times, in loss

The hit film “Moneyball” features a number of actors playing members of the Oakland Athletics’ front office, workers that Brad Pitt is convinced are “looking for Fabio,” the popular male model. In the real world, the Athletics organization is still seeking Fabio. Or rather, the Sacramento River Cats are searching for who Fabio really is. […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

NBA playoff roundup: Big Three lead Heat past Knicks

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 21 and Miami beat New York, 104-94, on Monday, sending the Knicks to an NBA-record-tying 12th straight postseason loss. Making matters worse for the Knicks: center Amare Stoudemire cut his left hand in a postgame incident. LeBron James finished with 19 points, nine assists and […]

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Ortiz leads Red Sox past A’s

BOSTON — Just 10 starts into his career, Oakland’s Tommy Milone was looking forward to taking the mound for the first time at Fenway Park on Monday. The Boston Red Sox made certain it was a game he’d soon want to forget. David Ortiz capped the best April of his career with a pair of […]

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