DHS girls cruise into the next round of NCS playoffs

Wednesday’s first-round game of the North Coast Section girls lacrosse tournament probably will be the last time this season that Davis High will have a relatively stress-free night. The fourth-seeded Blue Devils coasted by 13th-seeded Dublin, 16-4, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, but now face a more daunting matchup with No. 5 seed Monte […]

Briefs: Horner edges Liepheimer in Wednesday’s Tour stage

SAN JOSE — With a quick uphill burst, Chris Horner of Bend, Ore., rode away from teammate Levi Leipheimer in the final two miles and pedaled into the race lead at the Tour of California on Wednesday. Horner (RadioShack), who last year finished 10th in the Tour de France as the top American, completed the […]

Canucks crush Sharks in Game 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The harder the San Jose Sharks tried to get back at the Vancouver Canucks, the further they fell behind. Daniel Sedin netted his second power-play goal of the game, Chris Higgins added another, and Mason Raymond scored just after a penalty expired in the third period for the Canucks, who routed […]

Youth soccer: Great showing for Davis teams at Concord Cup

The Davis Mojo, a U14 boys soccer team, took second at the Concord Cup last weekend. In its first game, Davis beat the Mountain View United, 3-2, as Jeremy Jaquinod had the game-winner, connecting on a cross from Nathan Leyva. The Mojo then fell, 3-2, to Concord United, but the two teams both moved on […]

Youth basketball: Wildcats Black goes undefeated at May Madness

The Davis Wildcats Black, a JV-age boys basketball team, took first last weekend at the May Madness Tournament in Rocklin. Three 60-points games meant three wins for the Wildcats, as they downed the Red Raiders (60-33), the Tri-City Rockets (60-36) and then defeated E-Time Hoops (60-42) in the title game. Davis was paced by strong […]

UCD roundup: 25th-ranked Cal wins at Dobbins

Up early on No. 25 Cal on Wednesday at Dobbins Stadium, the UC Davis baseball team couldn’t hold on to the lead and lost 8-3. In the bottom of the second, Ryan Allgrove’s base hit through the right side brought Alex Dreyfuss home from second base, giving the Aggies (16-31) a 1-0 lead. Justin Andrade […]

DHS boys gain experience in section playoff loss

The Davis High boys lacrosse team figured its season was over after dropping a Bay Shore Athletic League playoff game last week to Piedmont. So when the call came that the Blue Devils still had received a bid to the North Coast Section tournament — to play at Amador Valley on Wednesday — they were […]

Simanton paces UCD women on Day 1 at NCAA finals

BRYAN, Texas — UC Davis seniors Chelsea Stelzmiller and Alice Kim are playing in the NCAA Division I women’s golf championship tournament for the second time, but it’s a finals rookie — sophomore Amy Simanton — who led the way for the Aggies in round one. Simanton posted two birdies and shot a team-best 1-over […]

Youth lacrosse: Younger Knights pick up weekend victories

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team played two league games at Playfields on May 7th. In their first game, the Knights lost 10-4 to the El Dorado Hills Blue. Goalie Bryan Johnstone saved many great shots throughout the game and strong defense and sharp passing helped Davis stay close. The locals faced the Chico […]

Oakland pounds Angels after delay

OAKLAND — Gio Gonzalez has been on the right side of consecutive weather-impacted starts. The hard-throwing lefty pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Oakland Athletics emerged from a rain-soaked start to hammer the Los Angeles Angels, 14-0, on Tuesday night. “With the weather, it’s like hit or miss,” said Gonzalez, who allowed seven […]

Soccer playoffs get rugged: DHS girls win in OT

Soccer is a funny game. But on Tuesday, the Davis High girls weren’t laughing as Sheldon took them into overtime, despite a 26-4 shooting advantage by the Blue Devils in the first 80 minutes. It wasn’t until the second extra period — when Anna Maria Gilbertson poached Sarah Sadler’s rocket off the crossbar — that […]

Nowitzki leads Mavs past Thunder in Game 1

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki showed no rust from a long layoff, making 10 of his first 11 shots and an NBA playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. […]

Cavs get lucky, Kings fall in lottery

CLEVELAND —  For the second time in eight years, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, securing the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks, which they will use to help rebuild a team that was left at the altar of a championship when LeBron James bolted as a free agent […]

After loss in Nashville, Cats still come home with winning trip

Taylor Green’s three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning for Nashville and provided the game’s final margin in an 11-10 Sounds win over the visiting Sacramento River Cats. Even with the loss on getaway day, the Cats completed their eight-game road trip at 5-3. Sacramento took a 10-5 lead in the sixth inning behind Matt […]