DHS track boys look strong heading into Masters

When Davis High’s boys track and field team marches in Hughes Stadium on Thursday and Friday, you’ll excuse the lads if they come in with a little swagger. They’ve earned the right to bask in the limelight. These Blue Devils — guys like Alec Zavala, Nick Denton, Trevor Halsted and Ian Rock — are less […]

Sports briefs: DHS JV boys defeat Woodland on the links

No matter the sport, if you’re playing for Davis High, there is hardly a better way to close out your season than beating rival Woodland. The Blue Devil junior varsity golf team did just that last Wednesday at Wild Wings Golf Course — and looked good doing it. Led by Cyrus Espino’s 41, Grant Heir’s […]

DHS’ deep softball run ends with Wisdom-filled season

SACRAMENTO — Anybody but her … When Davis High eliminated St. Francis, 7-3, earlierMonday evening, the Blue Devil softball hopes were running high. The locals were 2-1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs and hoped this venture into the tournament would be long and prosperous. But suddenly there she was — Shelby Wisdom of Elk Grove, one […]

Cardinals kick off AAA playoffs in right way

The Davis Little League playoff games are under way — and the Cardinals kicked things off with a 7-5 triumph over the Rockies on Saturday. Giacomo Sorrentino scored three times on two singles and a walk for the Cards as winning pitcher Nick Grimes knocked in two runs. William Ziegler picked up the save, stranding […]

Rael’s homer helps Orioles stop Pirates, 11-5

Hammering out seven runs in a big third-inning rally, the Orioles got past the Pirates, 11-5, in Davis Little League majors-division play last week. Brandon Rael hit a home run and singled, while Christian Lien added a triple and single. Tate Petez contributed two safeties. Jonnie Padilla, Davis Eisenman, Derek Mundy and Chris Roque added […]

Davis junior Athletics handle Winters, 10-1

The Athletics of the Davis Little League 13-14 junior division whipped the Winters Yankees, 10-1, last week. Pitcher Nick Pohl held the Yanks to one run over five innings while striking out seven and walking four. Armen Hovagimian closed out the game, fanning two while shutting out Winters over the final two innings. Dominic Fannjiang […]

DHS boys cap golf season with fourth-place NorCal finish

Whether it was fighting through injury or illness, battling the wind or playing well in the face of postseason pressure, the Davis High boys golf team never wavered in its mental approach. On Monday, playing in the NCGA/CIF Northern California Championships for the first time since 1999, the Blue Devils did it again. Though it […]

DHS athletes receive All-City recognition Sunday at Raley Field

Twenty-three Blue Devils from several different sports were among the 360 area prep stars honored as all-city performers on Sunday at Raley Field before the Sacramento River Cats’ 11-2 victory over Oklahoma City. The DHS athletes recognized were Wade Allen (water polo and swimming); Trevor Halsted (cross country and track and field); Glenn Hull and […]

Horner wins, Mach takes 42nd as Tour of California ends

Davis resident Paul Mach, who competes for Team Bissell, took 42nd overall at the Tour of California, finishing 26 minutes and 37 seconds behind race winner Chris Horner (RadioShack) after Sunday’s eighth and final stage. Horner’s teammate Levi Leipheimer, the Tour of California champion from 2007 to 2009, finished second.

This Blue Devil athletic year has been a treat

My head is swimming. Actually it’s channeling lacrosse. No, it seems my focus remains with soccer — except for the flashbacks I have of a melancholy baseball campaign. Then, just this weekend when I thought I was collecting myself, I began awakening in the middle of the night with visions of Trevor Halsted and Brian […]

Aggie Stadium will benefit from $2 million donation from alum

One of the most rewarding parts of playing sports is the bonds that form between teammates. In college athletics, those bonds can become strong not only between current players, but also with former athletes who are connected by virtue of shared experience representing their school in competition. So while UC Davis alumnus Bruce Edwards played […]

Popkins keys Aggies’ rally over Gauchos

David Popkins homered in the fifth inning and had a game-winning two-run single during a four-run rally in the eighth as UC Davis came back to beat UC Santa Barbara 5-4 in a Big West Conference baseball game at Dobbins Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The victory snapped the Aggies’ six-game losing streak while improving their […]

One for the ages: Devil girls win soccer crown

ELK GROVE — It’s official … This Davis High girls soccer team is one for the ages. Using stifling defense, some other-worldy goalkeeping from Hannah Gendron and an overtime goal by junior captain Courtney Jimenez, the Blue Devils snuck by defending champion St. Francis, 1-0, to win the Sac-Joaquin Section crown. DHS finishes the season […]

Lincecum’s gem leads Giants past A’s

SAN FRANCISCO — The shadows were creeping in around home plate. As if Tim Lincecum wasn’t dominating enough Saturday, the rare mid-afternoon start forced hitters to find the ball from his hand atop the mound, through the sunlight and into darkness, at times seemingly making pitches vanish. One by one, hitters also disappeared. Lincecum pitched […]