2012 Hall class features four cycling giants

Three Olympians and a longtime cycling mainstay best known as a pioneer in the world of mountain biking will enter the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame as the organization’s 2012 induction class. Spanning 50 years of influence on the sport and representing several different disciplines, the four legends are set to be inducted in a […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Dutch rider completes an impressive comeback with Tour of California victory

LOS ANGLES — Eight months after breaking his leg in a training accident, Dutchman Robert Gesink sealed his overall race title on Sunday with a main field finish in the eighth stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the final leg. The 22-year-old Sagan claimed the 42.6-mile road race from […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Input sought on proposed pool complex

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites interested residents to provide input on the final design for a Community Pool complex at a workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. This design workshop will be the third in a series of community input meetings […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

NBA roundup: Both L.A. teams lose at Staples

LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook scored 10 of his 37 points during a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, Kevin Durant added 31 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Manny is hitless but Cats win

Manny Ramirez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his River Cats debut, but Sacramento came back to beat Albuquerque, 7-6, on Saturday at Isotopes Park. The Cats trailed 6-2 after three innings of play, which included a five-run Isotopes third. However, Sacramento came back strong, scoring three in the sixth and one each in the […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil girls alive in section softball tournament

SACRAMENTO — You win some in heart-stopping fashion and you lose some when the prom looms large and shadows are getting longer. Such was the mercurial first day for Davis High in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Saturday at the Sacramento Softball Complex. “I’m proud of how we played,” Blue Devil skipper Art Guerra said […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie golfers place 12th at NCAA regional

Matt Hansen was even for the day, while Jonny Baxter tied for 27th overall as the UC Davis men’s golf team finished in 12th place at the NCAA Stanford Regional on Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course. The Aggies, in their second straight regional appearance, finished at 17-over for the tournament, falling short of 11th […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

He is the Duer: Junior’s late hit give DHS a playoff win

It was the type of situation that baseball players dream of from the time they first put on cleats: playoff game, extra innings, bases loaded, needing one run to win. And Davis High junior Hayden Duer took full advantage of it. Duer hit a walk-off single just inside the right-field line, bringing teammate Bobby Young […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Gesink has control of Tour of California after stage win

MOUNT BALDY — Dutchman Robert Gesink won the difficult seventh stage of the Tour of California on Saturday to take a 46-second lead in the overall standings into the largely ceremonial final leg. Gesink, the Rabobank rider who broke his right leg in a training accident last fall, pulled away from Colombia’s Jhon Atapuma in […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Vogelsong, Giants shut down A’s

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong had all of the answers except for what actually hit him during the San Francisco Giants’ key rally. Vogelsong allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings and drew a disputed hit by pitch in San Francisco’s four-run seventh as the Giants beat the Oakland Athletics for the 11th straight time […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS tennis falls to Mustangs in NorCal quarterfinal

Things started off poorly for the Davis High boys tennis team on Friday, then got a little bit better, but still the Blue Devils fell to Monte Vista, 4-3, in the quarterfinals of the NorCal playoffs at the Natomas Racquet Club. DHS trailed the Mustangs 3-0 before pulling to within 3-2 with wins at No. […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Both Devil track teams take third at sections

ELK GROVE — Fifteen of 27 athletes competing scored points for Davis High in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field championships. However, it wasn’t enough as both the Blue Devil boys and girls squads came up short, finishing in third place at Elk Grove/Laguna Creek Community Stadium. “I can’t imagine our kids competing […]

May 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Monte Vista gets revenge on Devil girls

When Davis High met Monte Vista in last year’s North Coast Section girls lacrosse playoffs, the Blue Devils pulled out a miraculous, triple-overtime, comeback win. In the rematch Friday night in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCS tournament at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, DHS didn’t have the same magic. Unable to get anything going […]

May 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Amazing run comes to an end for DHS boys

Take a bow, Davis High boys lacrosse. The curtain has closed on your legendary 2012 season. The Blue Devils’ 20-0 campaign had to end at some point, but they were hoping for more than a 6-2 defeat against Monte Vista in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Section playoffs on Friday night at Ron & […]

May 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,