Youth basketball: Hoops JV team wins three games at Slam-N-Jam

The Davis Hoops Wildcats junior varsity-age boys basketball team went 3-1 at the renowned Drew Gooden Slam-N-Jam tournament in Hayward last weekend. The locals went 3-0 in pool play, defeating Team Las Vegas, 61-44, the Modesto Slam N Jam, 69-60, and CAL Elite, 64-42. In tournament play, the Wildcats fell just short, 72-68, against the […]

Eckels keeps the Blue Devil fire burning

FRESNO — No one could have asked more of a baseball team. Ravaged by the death Sunday of their pitching coach and former player Scott Heinig, the Davis High baseball squad, on Tuesday and Wednesday, was forced to play 24 innings in less than 24 hours against some of California’s top prep schools. Despite the […]

Youth soccer: Davis has enough Mojo to win Comstock

The Davis Mojo, a U14 boys soccer team, won the title at the Comstock Shootout in Carson City last weekend. After an easy 4-0 win over Pleasant Hill, Davis moved on to its key battle of the tournament against Bishop, where it won 2-1. Bunky Hampton scored the first goal of that game, off an […]

Youth water polo: DWPC dominates Cal Cup League

The Davis Water Polo Club’s Girls 18U team went undefeated in the third round of the Cal Cup League-Northern California competition on Sunday. Davis defeated the Nor Cal Water Polo Club from Atherton, 11-5, in its first game, then came out ahead, 11-6, against the 680 Drivers in Game 2. The wins set up a […]

Youth roundup: Capcity Kidz paint the town after winning a tourney

The Capcity Kidz — a local paintball team featuring Harper Junior High eighth-graders Adam Emmons, Niko Pandeleos and Kyle Clancy — took first place on Sunday in the opening tournament of the Paintball Field Owners Association season. The locals faced four other teams in eight preliminary games, then played a best two of three semifinal […]

Youth lacrosse: Knights of all ages shine Saturday

The Davis Knights, a U15 boys lacrosse team, went 2-0 at Playfields on Saturday. In the first game, Davis beat the Redding Red Hawks, 12-6. Leading the scorers were Isaiah West (four goals), Jake Hammond (three), Sam Eaton (two), Jed Arvin (two) and Yared Haile (one). Assists came from Eaton and Arvin, with two apiece. […]

Red Sox slow A’s Gonzalez’s roll

OAKLAND — A short turnaround against a pitcher throwing better than anyone in the majors presented a tough environment for the Boston Red Sox to come up with their first road win of the season. Kevin Youkilis and Jed Lowrie homered off the previously untouchable Gio Gonzalez and the Red Sox ended their season-opening seven-game […]

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 […]