Sports briefs: DHS boys volleyball squad gets past Herd

The famous sports cliché says it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. The Davis High boys volleyball team, however, will happily take Tuesday’s win at Elk Grove. “We served well,” said Blue Devil coach Julie Crawford. “But we actually didn’t play as well as we did (last week) in […]

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Mustangs are the latest softball squad to fall to playoff-bound DHS

After Davis High’s 14-0 mercy-rule softball win over Monterey Trail on Tuesday at home, the only thing left to decide in the Delta Valley Conference is the ranking of the three playoff-bound teams at the top. With games at Elk Grove on Thursday and home against Franklin on Senior Day (May 10), the Blue Devils […]

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Nobody can slow DHS JV and freshman baseball team

Bouncing Laguna Creek around twice last week ran the Davis High junior varsity baseball record to 17-2 overall and a perfect 8-0 in the Delta Valley Conference. Winning 6-2 at the Cardinals’ home, the Blue Devils took a 2-0 lead in the third inning when, with two outs, Joe Murray walked, Chris Daunt and Grant […]

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UCD men win Big West golf title

MISSION VIEJO — Senior Austin Graham took home medalist honors, Tyler Raber tied for fourth and the Aggies won their second Big West Conference golf championship in three years by an impressive 17 strokes at the Mission Viejo Country Club. All five UCD golfers placed in the top 20 as Andrew Haggen finished 11th, Daniel […]

DHS JV roundup: Girls soccer stays undefeated

Elk Grove played tenacious defense and forced the Davis High girls junior varsity soccer team to work hard to earn a 3-0 victory on the road last Thursday. Battling a strong wind throughout the match, the Blue Devils controlled possession, but struggled to generate offense. DHS finally broke through at the 30-minute mark on a […]

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JV lacrosse: Devil girls top Clayton Valley

The Davis High junior varsity girls lacrosse team won on the road and lost at home during last week’s play. On April 19, the Blue Devils traveled to Clayton Valley, where they prevailed, 9-7. The Eagles got off to an early start with several quick goals, but the locals regrouped and came back with goals […]

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Supporters save Cal men’s gymnastics

BERKELEY (AP) — A fundraising effort has helped save Cal’s men’s gymnastics program, which was slated to be eliminated in a cost-cutting move. School officials said Monday that supporters had raised more than $2.5 million for the program. That’s short of the $4 million needed but officials say it’s enough to support the team for seven to 10 years […]

Halsted is the toast of Sacramento; Devils excel

Davis High distance specialist Trevor Halsted will take his ever-growing talent across town to UC Davis next year — and judging from the way he’s running, he’s in a hurry to get to college. “It’s all coming together very nicely,” Blue Devil cross country and spring distance coach Bill Gregg said after Halsted was named […]

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DHS golfers clinch league title at DVC No. 4

A strong season so far has given the Davis High boys golfers a lot of faith in their collective abilities. The Blue Devils added to the resumé on Monday when — despite playing without senior Scott Raber — they took first place at the fourth and final Delta Valley Conference tournament of the year and […]

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River Cats sting the Bees at home

Eric Sogard’s three-run homer in the seventh inning propelled Sacramento to a 5-1 victory over Salt Lake on Monday at Raley Field. The River Cats have now won 13 of 18 games and remain in control of first place in the PCL’s Pacific South Division. Sogard finished 2-for-4 on Monday and the homer was his […]

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Unearned runs hurt punchless Giants

WASHINGTON — Miguel Tejada knew his none-on, two-out fielding error in the seventh inning led to the only two runs in the San Francisco Giants’ 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Still, Tejada was incredulous when his miscue was brought up after the game, telling a reporter: “You asked me the question […]

UCD roundup: Graham leads Aggies at Big West golf tourney

MISSION VIEJO — The UC Davis men’s golf team finished Monday with an eight-stroke lead over the rest of the field at the Big West Men’s Golf Championship after the first two rounds of action at the Mission Viejo Country Club. The Aggies shot even ton Monday and were followed in the standings by Pacific. […]

Kings staying in Sacramento next season

SACRAMENTO — The Kings and the NBA gave Sacramento one last chance to prove it deserves to be an NBA city. Now it’s up to Mayor Kevin Johnson and the business community to come up with a viable plan for a new arena after so many failed attempts in the past. “This is one of […]

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The easy part is over for DHS baseball

Now the fun begins … When the baseball season started, the so-called experts had tuned out Davis High when talking about potential Sac-Joaquin Section contenders. Three months later, the Blue Devils are being mentioned in the same breath with Elk Grove, Pleasant Grove and Jesuit. After dismantling Monterey Trail 31-1 on Monday, DHS ran its […]

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