UCD roundup: Disappointing end to a solid Aggie softball season

SANTA BARBARA — This wasn’t the way UC Davis wanted its softball season to end. But despite suffering a sweep at the hands of UC Santa Barbara, the 2011 campaign still featured several highlights for the Aggies. UCD (22-28, 7-14 Big West) battled through a competitive nonconference schedule, complete with seven games against ranked opponents, […]

Sports briefs: Devils boys lap the DVC field

In recent years, winning league track titles has become commonplace for both boys and girls squads at Davis High. But lo and behold, Delta Valley Conference newcomer Monterey Trail was on fire last week and snatched the crown from the Blue Devil girls, 201-190. Meanwhile, it was business as usual on the guys’ side, with […]

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Cats scratch out a win in Nashville

Josh Donaldson doubled in the ninth inning to bring home outfielder Jai Miller and give Sacramento a 3-2 victory in Nashville on Saturday night. The first-place River Cats (25-12) are on a four-game winning streak, after again beating the Sounds, who are the PCL’s worst team at 12-22. Sacramento finally got on the board in […]

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Giants beat Cubs in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO — It wasn’t exactly how Ryan Vogelsong envisioned his first career shutout. Nine innings or six, he’ll take it. Vogelsong pitched six scoreless innings in a rain-shortened game and Buster Posey hit an RBI single to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. All that despite […]

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Devil boys entertaining in third-place section finish

LODI — Davis High School got a double from Wade Allen, and the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team swam a brilliant 3:09.31 in finishing second. Throw in a dead heat for first place between Blue Devils Matt Whittle and Cameron Franke in the 100 breaststroke (57.17), and it was an interesting meet on Saturday for […]

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Davis girls pool resources, cash in on relay

LODI — We have splashdown. Marissa LaFreniere, Rachel Johnson, Tara Halsted, Beverly Nguyen — the names are now etched in the Sac-Joaquin Section swimming record books. The Davis High quartet’s 3:28.56 in the 400-yard freestyle relay eclipsed the old Granite Bay standard (3:29.34 in 2009) and secured the Blue Devil girls’ second straight runner-up placement […]

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DHS girls take BSAL lacrosse title

In the midst of a promising postseason run, the Davis High girls lacrosse team lost a key player when senior Simone Aldredge suffered a season-ending injury to her right ankle. But as the Blue Devils move into the North Coast Section playoffs — after capturing the Bay Shore Athletic League title on Friday — fellow senior […]

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DeJesus, Ross lead A’s over White Sox

OAKLAND — David DeJesus put in a tough workout in the weight room after a good day at the plate. He’s not going to rest now that he has 1,000 career hits to his record. DeJesus lined a two-run triple for No. 1,000, Tyson Ross took a shutout into the sixth inning and the Oakland […]

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Watney still on top as rain suspends play at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Davis High graduate Nick Watney and Graeme McDowell were atop the leaderboard after a short day of work Saturday in The Players Championship. The winner of golf’s richest prize will have to work overtime. After storms that delayed the third round by 4½ hours and softened the TPC Sawgrass, Watney […]

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Heinig named DVC Coach of the Year

Honoring the memory of the late Scott Heinig, Delta Valley Conference baseball skippers named the former Davis High standout and pitching mentor as Coach of the Year at their annual all-league meeting. “It was a classy, classy thing to do,” DHS coach Dan Ariola told The Enterprise on Friday. Elk Grove coach Jeff Carlson — […]

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Blue Devils tuned up, roll into playoff mode

ELK GROVE — They’ve had their final tune-up. Now it’s time to rev up the engines … In getting past Pleasant Grove, 9-5, in a nonleague road game on Friday, Davis High bats showed a little more life, pitcher Jack Shelledy threw five shutout innings before tiring and the Blue Devils served notice for this […]

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Cycling race begins Sunday

Cycling watch party What: Watch the fourth stage of the Amgen Tour of California live, and learn more about the Team Livestrong Challenge in Davis, July 9-10 When: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; live broadcast ends at about 3:30 p.m. but the party will continue with free light refreshments Where: U.S. Bicycling Hall of […]

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Blue Devils beat Jesuit for tennis section title

The Davis High boys tennis team is in familiar territory. After chasing their third-straight Sac-Joaquin Section title all season long, the Blue Devils finally secured the three-peat on Friday at the Community Park Tennis Complex. And this one was just a bit more satisfying as DHS roared by Jesuit, 6-3, to become champions for the […]

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DHS is up in arms for the Sac-Joaquin tourney

If you’re an opposing hitter, the Davis High pitching staff’s numbers are numbing. A 1.36 team earned run average. Eight pitchers, all with ERAs under 2.52. In 180 innings, 220 strikeouts. Three hurlers — Ben Eckels, Alec Miramontes and Jack Shelledy — who, if they attended most other schools, would be their team’s ace. “We […]

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