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 […]

Sanchez hurts himself with error in Giants loss

DENVER — Pitching with confidence and command, Jonathan Sanchez was on the brink of another win for the San Francisco Giants. It all slipped away after he fielded a sacrifice bunt and threw wildly to first base. Sanchez’s throwing error opened the door to a four-run eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies surged back into […]

JV roundup: DHS girls lacrosse finishes strong

After a slow start this spring, the Davis High School junior varsity girls lacrosse squad finished strong. In the season finale, the Blue Devils got past Northgate to finish with a 10-6 record. Clayton Valley, Berkeley, Oak Ridge, Bishop O’Dowd, St. Francis and Foothill also fell to DHS this year during a rugged schedule. The […]

Sports briefs: UCD gets four on All-Big West softball squad

The UC Davis softball team had four players honored and got five awards when the Big West announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday. That’s because versatile Alex Holmes was named to the first team as a pitcher, as well as receiving second-team recognition as a utility player. The All-Big West first team accolade is the […]

Team Sky keeps overall Tour of California lead with a different rider

MODESTO — Not much changed Tuesday during a wind-filled and crash-marred third stage of the Tour of California. Team Sky still holds the overall lead, only the cyclist is Greg Henderson of New Zealand, who powered to a surprising stage win to capture the race’s top spot from British teammate Ben Swift. Davis resident Paul […]

Brown is fulfilling his destiny on the track

Davis High school senior Dominic Brown has been riding since before he can remember. And when he competes in his first national motocross race on Thursday, it will be a day he will never forget. Brown, 19, has seen pictures of himself riding that are older than even his own memories, and he is “very excited […]