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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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RadioShack teammates Leipheimer, Horner go 1-2 in Tour’s seventh stage

MOUNT BALDY — Levi Leipheimer slipped ahead in the final yards to win the mountainous seventh stage of the Tour of California on Saturday, while RadioShack teammate Chris Horner finished second just behind and solidified his pending overall race title. After going to the front with Horner with just less than two miles left, Leipheimer, […]

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UCD roundup: Women finish 20th at NCAA golf finals

BRYAN, Texas — Capping a standout career that included appearances by at least one of them at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in each of their four years, UC Davis seniors Chelsea Stelzmiller and Alice Kim helped the Aggies take 20th at the 2011 Division I finals, which ended Saturday. Stelzmiller carded a 1-under 71, […]

Top-4 sweep in 1,600, Halsted’s meet record help DHS boys win first section title

In the past year, the Mondavi Center has played host to the Alexander Quartet. Local rock bands with four members, like Downhill From Here and Uncle Tony, have been gaining citywide recognition. But on Friday night at Elk Grove Stadium, the Davis High male distance runners made their pitch for the greatest foursome of them […]

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Sports briefs: 23 Blue Devils to be honored Sunday at Raley Field

Twenty-two Davis High players will be honored at Raley Field on Sunday when the Sacramento River Cats host their third annual All-City High School Sports Awards, a celebration of Sacramento area high school sports stars. The ceremony will be held prior to the Cats’ game against the Oklahoma City Redhawks, which begins at 1:05 p.m. […]

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Triple-OT win puts DHS girls in section lacrosse semis

Mari Cajandig whipped around the corner of the goal, spotted Kylie Drexel open in space in front of the net and zipped a pinpoint pass in stride. Drexel secured the ball in her stick, twisted to her right and delivered a straight strike into the net to give the Davis High girls lacrosse team an […]

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Blue Devil softballers still alive in sections

SACRAMENTO — For the first time in more than 10 years, a Davis High softball team lives to play another day in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. After dispatching Merced, 5-1, in Saturday’s early game at the Sacramento Softball Complex, the Blue Devils (14-9) entered the double-elimination phase of the tournament. But in an afternoon encounter […]

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Hull shines for DHS boys in NorCal tennis loss

The Davis High boys tennis team sets out each season with a Sac-Joaquin Section championship as its goal. Anything else — except maybe beating Jesuit in the finals, which the Blue Devils did — is just icing on the cake. But by winning the Sac-Joaquin title, DHS earned a berth in the CIF USTA NorCal […]

Emotional DHS baseball season ends unceremoniously

SACRAMENTO — First things first: Davis High was knocked from the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball tournament in the first round, 6-3, by Oak Ridge on Friday at American River College. Season over. The real story … “It was a great year,” Blue Devil coach Dan Ariola said Saturday, given a day to collect his thoughts from […]

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Davis High bows out in first baseball playoff round

SACRAMENTO — A courageous baseball season ended unceremoniously for Davis High School in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Friday at American River College. Playing Oak Ridge, the runner-up in the Delta River League, the Blue Devils lost 6-3 — with five errors allowing all of the Trojans’ runs to be unearned. […]

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Golf tournament supports Habitat for Humanity

A golf tournament Saturday, June 18, at Wild Wings Golf Course west of Woodland will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Yolo County. The third annual “Golf Fore Habitat” event, which features a shotgun start and scramble format, will begin at 8 a.m. There is space for 72 players on this nine-hole course. Since there are […]

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