Junior Little League teams eye postseason

As the District 64 Tournament of Champions looms on the horizon, the Davis Little League’s Athletics, Dodgers and Giants finished their junior-division regular seasons. In a cliffhanger, the A’s edged the Dodgers, 3-2, in the finale. Nick Pohl pitched six innings, striking out 14, before Armen Hovagimian came on to close things out in the […]

Orioles, Pirates await foes in DLL majors

Christian Lien hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving the Orioles a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Twins in Davis Little League American League majors-division play. Lien’s home run was with Matt Vihn on base. Lien also doubled and singled, and turned in an unassisted double play. Ben Easton was […]

Championship week for AAA Little League teams

The Astros of the Davis Little League AAA National division and the American League’s Blue Jays are champing at the bit to see who they will play in this week’s championship contests. Coming from behind, the Astros sent the Reds into the secondary bracket with a 5-3 victory last Thursday. Sam Blakewell, Kai Taylor, Logan […]

Sports briefs: Four Blue Devils selected for national lacrosse tournament

Davis High’s Kelly Chuck, Kiki Tanaka, Monica Berry and Kylie Drexel all represented Northern California May 28-30 in the United States Women’s National Lacrosse Tournament, which was contested at Stony Brook University in New York. The four Blue Devils were selected from a group of more than 60 players from 20 different high schools, who tried out for […]

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Track meet raises funds for Freedom From Hunger

The Davis High School Freedom from Hunger Club will present a “Race to End Hunger,” an all-comers track meet, on Saturday, June 18, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on campus. The event will give community athletes of all ages a chance to compete in traditional track and field events with fully automated timing on […]

DHS’ Rock wins state vault; he and Halsted set marks

CLOVIS — Ian Rock won the pole vault, breaking his own school record, and Trevor Halsted shattered a 39-year-old Davis High standard in the 3,200 meters as a small garrison of Blue Devils dazzled at the state prep track and field championships at Buchanan High on Saturday. Rock, whose 16-01 standard was set in April, […]

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River Cats get a victory at Colorado Springs

The Sacramento River Cats erased a one-run deficit by scoring three times in the top of the sixth inning and held on to win, 5-3, at Colorado Springs on Saturday. In the decisive frame, the Cats got back-to-back home runs from Scott Sizemore and Matt Carson. Sizemore’s homer, a two-run shot that also brought in Jemile […]

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Overtime win puts Canucks up 2-0 in Stanley Cup Finals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Everybody knew Alex Burrows was fast. Just not this fast. With the second-speediest overtime goal in NHL playoff and finals history, Vancouver’s bitingly talented forward moved the Canucks halfway to their first Stanley Cup title. Burrows circled the net and scored a stunning goal 11 seconds into overtime, and Vancouver took […]

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Rock and Houston to travel different paths

Ian Rock — a track-and-field standout at Davis High — will travel clear across the country to attend Duke University in the fall. Keelia Houston — a four-time All-American water polo player as a Blue Devil — basically will walk across the street to attend UC Davis. The local high school has almost 2,000 students, […]

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Giants strand too many runners in one-run loss

SAN FRANCISCO — Cody Ross homered on his bobblehead day, and even that wasn’t enough to ease his disappointment following the San Francisco Giants’ frustrating loss. Ross flew out to deep center on the second pitch he saw from Jhoulys Chacin and stranded a pair of baserunners, a theme that continued throughout the afternoon in […]

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A’s force extra innings with late rally, but fall in the 14th

BOSTON — A ninth-inning rally couldn’t save the Oakland Athletics from extra-inning heartbreak. The A’s absorbed their fifth consecutive loss Saturday when J.D. Drew hit a two-out RBI single in the 14th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 victory. Oakland scored four runs off closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth to tie […]

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Spain gets revenge on U.S. men in soccer tune up

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After allowing three goals in a 13-minute span, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard pounded his hands on his thighs in frustration. And there was still another half to go. “When you get knocked down, you see what you’re made of,” Howard said Saturday after World Cup champion Spain overwhelmed the U.S. 4-0 […]

Na becomes first Chinese Grand Slam champ with French Open win

PARIS — As China’s Li Na tossed the ball while serving at match point in the French Open final, a cry from a fan in the stands pierced the silence at Court Philippe Chatrier. Distracted, Li stopped and let the ball drop. The words of support were in Mandarin: “Jia you!” — which loosely translates […]

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Stricker holds on to top spot at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio — Steve Stricker holed out from the fairway for one of his two eagles on Saturday, wound up with a 3-under 69 on a steamy afternoon at Muirfield Village and finished with a three-shot lead in the Memorial. He still had to convince himself it was a good day. Right when it looked […]

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