DHS girls socker-it to Wood, 5-0

These schools being thrashed by the Davis High girls soccer squad are not exactly chopped liver … On Thursday, for example, undefeated Will C. Wood came to town — only to be dispatched with a 5-0 loss in a game during which the Blue Devils outshot the Wildcats, 25-2. The victory puts DHS at 8-0-1 […]

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Toft sharp as Devils run baseball mark to 3-0

SACRAMENTO — As if Davis High’s pitching staff wasn’t deep enough, here comes junior left-hander Reinert Toft to throw his hat, er, curve ball in the ring. Pitching three solid innings of relief, Toft held Sheldon down just long enough for the Blue Devil baseball team to record a 5-4 victory on the road Thursday. […]

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DHS girls even softball record with DH sweep

SACRAMENTO — It was exactly what Davis High softball coach George Meagher had been preaching: be more aggressive on the basepaths and good things will happen. In sweeping Rocklin and Lincoln on the opening day of the Victory Tournament at the Sacramento Softball Complex, the Blue Devils used a well-placed sacrifice and base-running daring as […]

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Watney among Doral leaders on first day

DORAL, Fla.  — A storm packing 50 mph gusts toppled two TV towers, uprooted 17 young palm trees and sent the monster scoreboard at the 18th hole crashing to the ground Thursday at Doral. When the Cadillac Championship resumed, the leaderboard featured a familar name to local golf fans — Davis High graduate Nick Watney. The […]

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Reliving the dream: What more could I ask?

Thinking back to my Little League days — and looking at pictures of my batting stances of the day — I guess aliens from another planet taught me how to hit. I remember, too, our mothers dressing us in heavy flannel uniforms with round sponsor patches (about the size of a medium pizza) on the […]

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DHS tracksters split with St. Francis, Jesuit

So early in the season, yet such an important barometer of where three of the best area track and field teams stand with one another. In a tri-meet Wednesday on Halden Field in Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, Davis High got a split as the Blue Devil girls managed a handy win over St. Francis […]

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Magic need Nelson’s explosion to beat Kings

SACRAMENTO — Gilbert Arenas was watching his Orlando Magic teammates from the bench, seemingly headed for another ugly loss when it happened. Jameer Nelson just took over. Nelson scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Magic to a 106-102 victory over the lowly Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, avoiding […]

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Sports briefs: DHS swim teams crush Cardinals

The Davis High girls swim team got its home schedule off to a fast start on Wednesday, defeating Laguna Creek, 132-35, at Arroyo Pool. Blue Devil swimmers swept the top three spots in each individual event and dominated the relay races against the Cardinals, as they prepare for the Woodcreek Invitational this weekend and a […]

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UCD women ready for Anaheim, UCR

Was the Aggies’ fourth-place finish in the Big West Conference a disappointment? UC Davis women’s basketball coach Sandy Simpson redirects the question: “It just shows how many good teams — and good coaches — there are in this league.” Are his Aggies, the preseason favorites to take the conference crown, on any sort of mission […]

Davis Little League opens Saturday

There’s that bat bag leaning in the bedroom corner, ready to be sorted of old water bottles. Recycle last year’s cleats, which lasted only one season thanks to growth spurts. The smell of freshly cut grass and hot dogs cooking hangs in the spring air. All these hint of only one thing — Davis Little […]

Youth roundup: 13 DWPC players picked for national selection camp

Thirteen Davis Water Polo Club athletes were recently selected to attend USA Water Polo’s national teams selection camp to be held in May. The selection process is part of the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program and the players were selected from more than 100 athletes in each age division competing in the Pacific Regional […]

Youth soccer: Canaries fly past Concord

The Davis Canaries, a U19 girls soccer team, scored a pair of first-half goals then hung on for a 2-0 win at Concord on Saturday. Linda Wogulis scored the Canaries’ first goal off a pass from Miriam Bell. Then a short time later, Gretchen Huston set up Bell for the second and last score of […]

Marleau scores in OT to lift Sharks

SAN JOSE — San Jose finally got its sputtering power play going, but it took an overtime goal from one of its fastest and most reliable players to get the Sharks back on track. Patrick Marleau is used to this type of stuff. Marleau scored on a 2-on-1 breakaway goal with 1:36 left in the […]

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UCD women win big over Irvine in first round

Southern California, here they come! Playing its first home playoff contest since 1999, the fourth-seeded UC Davis women’s basketball team roared by No. 5 UC Irvine, 72-45, on Tuesday night in a Big West Conference tournament first-round game in front of an energetic crowd of 889 fans. The Aggies were all smiles after running all […]