Perfect Senior Day for Nakano and the Devil softball squad

When Davis High’s Becky Nakano stepped into the circle for one last regular season home game on Senior Day, all she was trying to do was cap off a strong softball season with another quality start. Nakano executed that plan — to perfection. The Blue Devils’ senior right-hander tossed a perfect game on Tuesday to […]

Heart, soul come from three DHS soccer captains

It doesn’t matter how physically gifted some athletic teams are, if the heart is missing — or there’s no courage (soul if you will) — then those programs are forever known for their unfilled potential. This week, when the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer tournament begins for Davis High, three Blue Devil captains stand tall — […]

Blue Devil boys lose a lacrosse playoff game at Piedmont

Facing Piedmont for the second time in five days, the Davis High boys were prepared for a close lacrosse match on Tuesday in a Bay Shore Athletic League playoff contest. The Blue Devils got exactly what they expected and the teams played pretty much even except for two key scoring flurries that helped the Highlanders […]

Sharks’ loss forces Game 7

DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula scored less than two minutes apart in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied again for a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive seventh game after trailing 3-0 in the pulsating second-round series. San Jose must defend home ice […]

Sports briefs: Four honored from UCD men’s golf

Matt Hansen received Freshman of the Year honors, Cy Williams was named Coach of the Year and two other members of the UC Davis men’s golf team — including Davis High graduate Tyler Raber — were recognized by the Big West Conference, as the league’s year-end awards were announced on Tuesday. Hansen’s impact on the […]

DAM wins third national hour-swim title

For the third consecutive year, Davis Aquatic Masters won top honors in the One-Hour Swim National Championship. In the competition, participants swim as many yards as possible in an hour during January. The team with the highest total number of yards wins the championship. This year, 340 DAM members swam a total of 1.185 million […]

Warzecka to step down as head of UCD athletics

Whether delivering the good news — like Friday’s hiring of former Sacramento Kings player Jim Les as UC Davis’ new men’s basketball coach — or the bad news — the university’s gut-wrenching decision to drop four sports last April — Greg Warzecka has been the face of Aggie athletics for the past 16 years. On […]

JV/Frosh roundup: DHS soccer girls unbeaten for third year

For the third straight season, the Davis High girls junior varsity soccer team completed an undefeated campaign. With wins over Franklin and University high schools, the Blue Devils finished 19-0-2. Avenging an earlier 2-2 tie with FHS, Davis prevailed 5-2 in the Delta Valley Conference finale at Yudin Field on May 3. The Blue Devils […]

Devil baseballers finish strong at all levels

It was another good week for Davis High junior varsity baseball, as the Blue Devils swept Elk Grove 14-1 and 8-7. The rout on the road was scoreless after two innings, but DHS tallied twice when Joe Murray opened the third with a hit. A couple of outs later, Grant Dickerson walked, Reid Blankinship singled […]

Miramontes gets the first of two must-wins

Davis High baseball fans love it when Miramontes is being a smart Alec. On Monday — without much command of his off-speed pitches — Alec Miramontes was really intelligent, thinking his way through a 4-3 win over visiting Franklin. It was the first of two contests with the Wildcats that will end the Delta Valley […]

Sports briefs: UCD men to be the 10th seed at NCAA regional

The UC Davis men’s golf team has been seeded 10th for the Arizona Regional of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, being contested at the Omni Tucson National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz., beginning May 19. The Aggies earned an automatic bid to the event by winning the Big West Conference Championships last […]

Cahill keeps winning as A’s stop Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Trevor Cahill is making it so routine to pitch impressively for the Oakland Athletics that manager Bob Geren has come to expect these kind of performances. Cahill did it again Monday night with seven strong innings for his sixth consecutive victory to start the season in a 7-2 victory over the Texas […]

DHS boys advance to Masters golf tourney with a solid D1 North effort

Score another one for the Davis High boys golf team in a season-long competition against the Anemoi, the greek gods of wind. After facing gusty conditions throughout the spring, the Blue Devils held steady against the wind again on Monday at Paradise Golf Course in Fairfield, taking second place at the Division I North Tournament. […]

Blue Jays sneak past AAA Mariners, 4-3

Jackson Satterlund and Owen Schwab combined to pitch a strong game as the AAA Blue Jays of the Davis Little League snuck past the Mariners, 4-3, in well-played contest last week. Schwab went 2-for-3 at the plate and Paolo Gonzales, Mac Gray and Hank Schaaf added key hits. Jason Sanchez was clutch at first base. […]