Rockies avoid getting swept by Giants

DENVER — Even though it’s only April, Colorado viewed this game as a chance to send a message to the world champions: The road back won’t be easy and the Rockies are going to be along for the ride. Jorge De La Rosa overcame a shaky start to pitch seven sharp innings and Ty Wigginton […]

Cats bounce back in a big way

After getting crushed their first night in Reno, the Sacramento River Cats had a huge offensive day in a Wednesday afternoon game. Scoring in every inning except the fourth, the Cats won 14-7 at Aces Ballpark. Sacramento used 17 hits — two of them home runs by Jai Miller — to get a measure of […]

NBA playoff roundup: Celtics beat Knicks in a close one

BOSTON — Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left, then stole the ball as the Boston Celtics overcame Carmelo Anthony’s 42 points and beat the depleted New York Knicks 96-93 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series on Tuesday night. The Knicks played the entire second half without Amare Stoudemire, […]

Sharks fight back to take Game 3

LOS ANGELES — The Kings were cruising along with a four-goal lead. Then came an offensive barrage by the San Jose Sharks so swift and stunning that Los Angeles never could answer. Devin Setoguchi scored 3:09 into overtime to give the Sharks a 6-5 victory and a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series on […]

Red Sox shut down in Oakland

OAKLAND — That talented, young pitching rotation the Athletics are banking on to carry them this season is holding down its end of the deal so far. Brett Anderson struck out eight and outdueled usual Oakland nemesis John Lackey for his first victory of the season, and the A’s beat Boston, 5-0, on Tuesday night […]

Nothing cheesy about Devils’ win

No wonder Catholic Memorial of Waukesha, Wis., and Davis High played under the lights Tuesday night at Yudin Field. It was a heavyweight match between two Ready For Prime Time soccer schools. When the grass was done flying, DHS’ Midwestern visitors couldn’t overcome early adversity and dropped a 2-0 decision to the nation’s No. 1 […]

Lots of innings for Devils in Fresno

FRESNO — It’s tough enough to avoid burning up a pitching staff during a tournament, but when your baseball team plays TWO EXTRA-INNING games in a six-hour period, arms get worn out quickly. Despite the 17 innings on Tuesday, Davis High won and tied ball games in the Fresno Easter Classic. Playing an early game […]

Giants score early at Coors, then hold on for a win

DENVER — Facing San Francisco’s remarkable rotation is doubly difficult when the Giants are staked to a big, early lead like they’ve been the last two nights at Coors Field. Jonathan Sanchez gave up two hits over 6 1/3 innings one night after Tim Lincecum flirted with a no-hitter and the Giants beat Colorado, 6-3, […]

River Cats lose to Aces

The hits kept coming on Tuesday in Reno as Sacramento opened a series against the Aces. But not enough of the hits came off the River Cat bats as Reno posted a 13-6 victory. Gary Daley (1-1) started and took the loss for Sacramento, allowing six runs — five earned — in four innings of […]

UCD women defend Big West golf title as Kim takes first

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA — The UC Davis women’s golf team didn’t just win its second straight title at the Big West Championships, which ended on Tuesday. It came to the Tijeras Creek Golf Club, saw individual and team tournament records fall, and conquered the rest of the field. Senior Alice Kim was on fire for three […]

Late offense lifts DHS boys lacrosse

Carson Stone has been squeezing out extra possessions for the Davis High boys lacrosse team all season by being nearly unbeatable on face-offs. With time winding down on Tuesday and his squad trailing at Campolindo, each face-off was basically a must-win for Stone, and he delivered. The junior won 10 of 11 face-offs, including his […]

JV swimmers fall to powerful Rio Americano

SACRAMENTO — Swimming powerhouse Rio Americano managed junior varsity wins over visiting Davis High last week — the girls winning 120-48 and the boys edging the Blue Devils, 82-80. Andrew Block, Garrett Fisk and Graham Fullerton led the way for DHS in the squeaky Rio victory. Block won the 200 individual medley (2:19.53) and 100 […]

Devil of a time for JV girls soccer opponents

The Davis High junior varsity girls soccer team cruised to a 5-0 victory at Grant last week, then hammered Laguna Creek, 10-0, in Elk Grove. The Pacers were no match for the Blue Devil attack as Kalani Ratnasiri continued her scoring streak with two well-taken finishes off assists from Natalie Silver and Makenzie DeLaughder. DHS’ […]