Advantage, Davis: Devils beat Franklin in a key DVC baseball game

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 […]

After scoring 18 goals, DHS is going on break

For the Davis High girls lacrosse team, the next 12 days will feature a lot of hard work in practice, fine-tuning for its next outing, which doesn’t come until April 22. So who could blame the Blue Devils for having a little fun on Thursday at Brown Stadium against Casa Roble? By the end of the […]

Familiar faces surround Watney at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former Davis High standout Nick Watney had some people over to his rented house in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, the night before Round 1 of The Masters. The get-together included Watney’s close friend Bill Haas, another PGA Tour pro, and his wife Julie and the two golfers even teamed up for a […]

Bitners’ memory honored with Little League game for the ages

North Davis Elementary School teacher Paulene Bitners will live long in our memories. And fittingly, a Little League game played between her son Nolan’s Dodgers and the Giants earlier this week will live on in local baseball lore. Bitners died Sunday of breast cancer. The popular and influential kindergarten and third-grade teacher was a fixture […]

DYSA roundup: Softball slate loaded with action including a Tigercats win

There was a bunch of ball being played this week as a full complement of Davis Youth Softball Association games were staged throughout the community. In the U14 division, the Tigercats went 1-3, but their most recent outing was a 10-9 victory over Woodland. Sabrina Padilla, Rachael Bernauer, Kaylee Velasquez and Claire Michael had key […]

Ducks defeat Sharks for Pacific title

ANAHEIM — Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. Corey Perry scored his 43rd goal as the Ducks finished off the second-place Sharks with a […]

Late three sends Blazers past Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings, 100-99, on Wednesday night. Ray McCallum missed a 21-foot jumper as time ran out for the Kings and Portland’s Robin Lopez grabbed the rebound and held it tight for the victory. It was […]

Goldschmidt gets it done against Lincecum, Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO — Paul Goldschmidt realizes his good fortunes against Tim Lincecum could turn at any moment, so he’s the last one who will be caught celebrating a remarkable streak of home runs against the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner. Goldschmidt did it again Wednesday night, showing he has some freak in him, too. […]

River Cats roll Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sacramento outfielder Jake Goebbert reached base four times on Wednesday to help the River Cats defeat Las Vegas, 7-4, at Cashman Field. Goebbert finished 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs and an RBI. The Cats set the tone early, as Shane Peterson led off the contest with a double […]

A’s get by Twins in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Johnson struggled again, but the Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish. Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the A’s bounced back from another blown save by Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-4, on Wednesday. “When someone doesn’t come through the next […]

Blue Devil boys net an 8-1 tennis victory

ELK GROVE — Impressive victories by Tris Dutta and Louis Pak at the top two singles spots set the tone as the Davis High boys tennis team took down host Franklin, 8-1, on Wednesday afternoon. Dutta, over Garrett Tong at No. 1, and Pak, against Khoi Nguyen at No. 2, both posted 6-0, 6-0 wins, […]

Pitching, defense carry DHS past Monterey Trail

When a softball team like Davis High is struggling at the plate, the answer is to step up its performance in other aspects of the game — which is exactly what the Blue Devils did on Wednesday. On the strength of its pitching and defense, DHS posted a 4-2 Delta Valley Conference home win over Monterey […]

Another tie for Devils and Wildcats

ELK GROVE — After two full high school girls soccer games this season, nothing is settled between Davis and rival Franklin. The two Sac-Joaquin Section finalists last spring — with the Wildcats taking the title — played to a scoreless tie on Wednesday at Franklin, their second deadlock of the season. A March 24 meeting, […]

Halden Invitational to draw 30 high schools Saturday

It’s the biggest edition yet of the resurrected Halden Invitational track-and-field gathering. When 30 high schools (and six junior highs and youth club squads) assemble at Davis High’s Brown Stadium this Saturday, almost 1,000 athletes will compete from 10 a.m. (sprints) through a Distance Carnival which, last year, wrapped up near 9 p.m. “We’re excited,” […]