Youth roundup: Aquadarts set 13 team records in Morgan Hill

The Davis Aquadarts competed against 1,500 swimmers from 14 states and Canada in the 2011 Far Western Short Course Championship in Morgan Hill. With 21 Aquadarts swimming, the locals took 13th place out of a 185 teams. During the course of the meet, the Aquadarts broke 13 team records. Swimmers putting their names in the book […]

DAM swimmer Munn, 72, is nationally ranked

Susan Munn is not one to stay home on a balmy spring weekend planting petunias. Instead, the energetic 72-year-old Davis Aquatic Masters competitor was busy last weekend piling up first-place finishes at the three-day Pacific Masters Swimming Short Course Yards Championship in Pleasanton. “I swam in seven events in my age group — the most […]

Aggie baseballers rally past Saint Mary’s

Who needs to put the bat on the ball? The UC Davis baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tuesday to turn a two-run deficit into a 4-3 nonconference win over Saint Mary’s at Dobbins Stadium. And the Aggies did it without the benefit of a hit. With his […]

Giants get a big victory over L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Bearded closer Brian Wilson jogged to the mound as the sellout crowd roared. He then struck out the side for his first save, and just like that things seemed back to normal for the San Francisco Giants. At least for a night anyway. The reigning World Series champions won by a single […]

White Sox and A’s play extras again, this time Chicago wins

CHICAGO — Alexei Ramirez did enough at the plate to help a Chicago White Sox team struggling with its defense lately. Ramirez hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the White Sox to a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night. Ramirez’s blast came one night after Oakland […]

Two late runs lift 51s over Cats

WEST SACRAMENTO — For the second consecutive day, Sacramento tied the game after Las Vegas took an early lead, but the 51s kept pushing for the win. On Tuesday, however, the loss was even tougher for the River Cats, as Las Vegas broke a tie with two runs in the top of ninth inning to […]

Elk Grove shows great Wisdom in beating DHS

When it comes to softball, Davis High’s team is pretty smart on the field. Unfortunately, the Blue Devils just don’t have Wisdom like Elk Grove. Star pitcher Shelby Wisdom, who will attend UCLA next year on a full-ride scholarship, threw a no-hitter on Tuesday against DHS, as Elk Grove claimed a 6-0 victory in a […]

DHS spreads the goals around in 10-0 soccer win

Three Davis High players — including goalkeeper Hannah Gendron — scored for the first time this season, as the Blue Devil girls soccer team put on a balanced offense clinic in a 10-0 win at Grant. With the easy victory, DHS (14-0-1) improved to 4-0 in Delta Valley Conference play. Courtney Jimenez got her first […]

Sports briefs: DHS swim teams both beat Rio

With junior Beverly Nguyen and sophomores Tara Halsted and Marissa LaFreniere leading the way, the Davis High girls swim team faced a strong Rio Americano squad on the road Tuesday, and won 104-76. The three Blue Devil speedsters teamed with senior Michelle Greenough to win the 200-yard medley relay (in 1:52.45) and joined senior Rachel […]

JV/Frosh roundup: DHS baseball teams get blowout wins

The Davis High junior varsity baseball team scored key runs in the fifth inning of both of its home victories last week. On Monday against Laguna Creek, the Blue Devils scored a late insurance run that proved to be the difference in a 6-5 win over the Cardinals. Then Friday, DHS’ two runs in the […]

Durant, Russell combine for 62 points to beat Kings

SACRAMENTO — Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are no longer just a young team happy to make the playoffs, they are convinced they are legitimate NBA championship contenders this season. “We’re growing up, We hold ourselves to a higher standard now,” said Durant, who leads the NBA in scoring this season. It was […]

Kershaw conquers Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw pitched with a Giants fan on his mind. This was far from a routine night in the longtime rivalry between San Francisco and Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw shut down the Giants again with his big-breaking curveball, Rod Barajas homered and the Dodgers beat San Francisco, 6-1, on a Monday […]

Rock’s win highlights a great DHS track and field performance

Top athletes usually perform their best against the best competition, and that’s exactly what some members of  the Davis High track and field team did over the weekend at the Arcadia Invitational in southern California. One of the premier track meets in the nation, the event drew thousands of athletes from over 27 states, which […]

Devil comeback attempt falls short at Franklin

After blowing a big lead on Friday against Elk Grove, the Davis High baseball team was still off its game for the first few innings of its next Delta Valley Conference contest, a Monday outing at Franklin. When the Blue Devils finally got untracked, they eventually got the tying run on second base in the […]