Sports briefs: Noncontact youth football clinic on Saturday is free

The Davis Junior Blue Devils will host a free noncontact football clinic for kids ages 5 to 8 on Saturday at Emerson Junior High, 2121 Calaveras Ave. The clinic is a great opportunity for young aspiring Blue Devils to give football a try without bigger kids getting in the way. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. […]

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Teixeira’s first-inning HR is all Yanks need to down A’s

OAKLAND — The way Bartolo Colon was dealing, the Oakland Athletics had little chance overcoming the first-inning hole starter Trevor Cahill created. Cahill allowed a homer to Mark Teixeira in a three-run first inning and the A’s managed just four baserunners against Colon as they fell to the New York Yankees for the eighth straight […]

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Torres, Giants slam Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Andres Torres was so excited about his first career grand slam, he nearly passed Madison Bumgarner on the way to second base. Bumgarner stuck out an arm for the stop sign and Torres applied the brakes in time, giving the National League’s worst offense a big boost in the San Francisco Giants’ […]

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Loss to UC Riverside ends Aggies’ season

Eric Johnson drove in two runs in the third inning, turning a base hit and an error into a triple, but UC Riverside used a five-run first inning to take a lead it would never relinquish in an 11-4 win on Senior Day at Dobbins Stadium in Davis. UCD ends the season with an overall […]

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A’s stop Orioles for fourth win in five games

OAKLAND — Josh Outman and Joey Devine pitched in the same game for the first time Saturday night. They’ve both come a long way. Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles, 4-2, on Saturday night. Outman (1-0) earned his first major-league victory […]

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Phillips and Wilright move on to NCAA Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — UC Davis senior Thomas Phillips set a school record in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday and senior Alex Wilright matched his career best as both advanced to next month’s NCAA Championships with strong quarterfinal showings at the NCAA West Prelim Meet at Oregon. The Aggies completed competition in the event on Saturday, […]

Highlanders bounce back from extra-inning loss to shut down Aggies

The UC Davis baseball team may have been able to sneak past UC Riverside with a minuscule offensive display on Friday, but pitching alone wasn’t sufficient enough to carry the Aggies to another win over the Highlanders on Saturday at Dobbins Stadium. Coming off of a 2-1 loss to UCD in the 16-inning series opener, […]

Watney has a tough round but is still in hunt at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas — Ryan Palmer sat down after finishing his third round and put his head down on the table. He was exhausted — and still leading — after a 3-over 73 on a gusty day at the Byron Nelson Championship. The Texas native who made the cut only once in his first seven appearances […]

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Brewers squeeze past Giants in the ninth

MILWAUKEE — Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought a suicide squeeze might be coming. Jonathan Lucroy had no idea. The catcher’s bases-loaded bunt scored Ryan Braun with one out in the ninth, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over San Francisco on Saturday. “He hasn’t put a bunt down all year and he’s hitting […]

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How do you deal with a season like 2011?

Think back to May 9 … a crucial Monday baseball game with Franklin. Davis High and the Wildcats were vying for second place in the Delta Valley Conference, trying to avoid a Sac-Joaquin Section tournament play-in game. Remember the score? It was 4-3, Blue Devils. “Huge win,” DHS coach Dan Ariola said at the time. “And […]

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Three Devils are masters of their universes

SACRAMENTO — Initially there was the Delta Valley Conference crown. Then the Davis High boys captured their first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship. Then, with dramatic performances in both track and field events, the Blue Devils provided a lion’s share of the drama at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Hughes Stadium on Thursday and Friday. “We […]

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Sophie is no softie in her coming-out party

SACRAMENTO — Who knew? Sure, there were the well-known and accomplished athletes … There were hurdlers Nick Martinez (Elk Grove) and Deja Pugh (Fairfield). Jesuit shot put muscle man Stephen Boals and sprinter Breonntae Snelling of Kennedy were on hand. Each won at least one outing. The Davis High distance duo, seniors Trevor Halsted and Brian […]

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Sports briefs: DHS gym open for girls volleyball

The Davis High girls volleyball program is hosting open-gym time for introduction to the sport, practice and workouts. The South Gym on campus at DHS will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. “If you are interested in trying out for our program in the fall, come check it out,” assistant […]

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Blue Devils burn brightly at Masters track meet

SACRAMENTO — Ian rocked the house. Sophie was the belle of the ball … and Trevor went the distance — again — as Davis High put on a dazzling display at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Friday at Hughes Stadium. Ian Rock, the multi-skilled senior Blue Devil, won the pole vault with a 15-6 effort. […]

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