Kings staying in Sacramento next season

SACRAMENTO — The Kings and the NBA gave Sacramento one last chance to prove it deserves to be an NBA city. Now it’s up to Mayor Kevin Johnson and the business community to come up with a viable plan for a new arena after so many failed attempts in the past. “This is one of […]

The easy part is over for DHS baseball

Now the fun begins … When the baseball season started, the so-called experts had tuned out Davis High when talking about potential Sac-Joaquin Section contenders. Three months later, the Blue Devils are being mentioned in the same breath with Elk Grove, Pleasant Grove and Jesuit. After dismantling Monterey Trail 31-1 on Monday, DHS ran its […]

Matsui’s blast lifts A’s in the 10th

OAKLAND —  Hideki Matsui would much rather have hit his first home run at home in the Coliseum weeks ago. Yet Oakland’s new designated hitter could hardly complain about how the clout finally came — even if an announced crowd of 9,193 was all that saw him do it during a rare Monday matinee. Matsui […]

Fitzgerald breaks UCD steeplechase record

STANFORD — Caitlin Fitzgerald broke the UC Davis women’s steeplechase record at Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday, helping to highlight the Aggie track and field teams’ performances at that meet as well as the Asics/Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine. UCD split its squads for the meets last weekend, with the Aggie men picking […]

Gonzales’ big hit earns White Sox dramatic win

A five-run sixth inning gave the Davis Little League White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Angels in major-division play on Sunday. Sebastian Gonzales’ three-run double was the big Sox hit as relief pitcher Josh Milenbach struck out the game’s final two batters. Charlier Stephenson — who homered in the third — went 2-for-2, as […]

Blue Jays rally to nip AAA Athletics, 8-7

The AAA Blue Jays scored twice in the final inning to beat the Athletics, 8-7, on Saturday at the Davis Little League complex. Doubles for Jason Sanchez, Owen Schwab and Lucas Griffiths were key. Schwab had two RBI. Singles by Jackson Satterlund and Luke Schwedler helped in the win. Roland Watts and Schwab pitched well. […]

Dodgers perfect in junior Little League play

The Dodgers of the Davis Junior Little League rolled through last week with a 3-0 record, scoring 40 runs in the process. A 16-run fifth inning closed out visiting Esparto April 25. Walter Bolle went 3-for-5 with a triple, Will Arthur scored three runs, Tyler Powell walked twice, singled and score twice, and Dean Boswell […]

Aggies hold off Matadors to finish third in Big West

SANTA BARBARA — Sophomores Jessica Dunn and Carmen Eggert each scored two goals to lead fifth-seeded UC Davis to a 9-7 win over second-seeded Cal State Northridge in the third-place game of the Big West Conference women’s water polo tournament. The game was played Sunday afternoon at UC Santa Barbara’s Campus Pool. The Aggies, ranked […]

Holmes tosses a complete game in softball win

RIVERSIDE — Alex Holmes scattered seven hits in a complete-game win, as the UC Davis softball team scored three runs in the the third and held on for a 3-2 win over UC Riverside on Sunday at the Amy S. Harrison Softball Field The Aggies had four hits and three extra-base hits in the three-run […]

Aggies sweep series with 8-4 win over Matadors

Led by a 2-for-3 performance from David Popkins, the UC Davis baseball team scored at least one run in each of the first six innings to take an 8-4 Big West Conference win from Cal State Northridge on Sunday at Dobbins Stadium in Davis. The win marked the first series sweep of the year for […]

Pro briefs: River Cats edge Las Vegas, 5-4

Sacramento’s Josh Donaldson tied the game with a home run in the fourth inning and Jai Miller knocked in three more runs in the fifth with a triple to lead the River Cats past Las Vegas on Saturday, 5-4. The fifth-inning rally gave the Cats a 5-3 lead and the Sacramento bullpen allowed just one […]

UCD roundup: Aggie women get to Big West semis

SANTA BARBARA — A day after upsetting fourth-seeded Pacific, the UC Davis women’s water polo team was knocked out in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament on Saturday. Tenth-ranked and top-seeded UC Irvine went on to Sunday’s title game with a 15-9 win over the 18th-ranked and fifth-seeded Aggies. UCD (19-12) will play […]

Sports briefs: Klavins and Richardson reach DVC finals

Like the wind that was gusting all day at the Delta Valley Conference doubles championships on Friday at Monterey Trail, Davis High’s Paul Klavins and Russell Richardson blew through the competition on their way to the finals. There, however, the Blue Devil tennis players ran into Franklin’s version of a wind-breaker — a doubles team made […]

Birthday girl Grim goes deep in DHS victory

For many people, turning 18 means getting the freedom to buy a lottery ticket, vote in the next election, or heck, rent a Porta Potty. For Davis High senior Kaitlyn Grim, it meant leading her team to a softball victory with her first home run at the varsity level. Grim’s titanic shot on her landmark […]