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Cats get first win of 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Sacramento’s hitters came alive Saturday night at Smith’s Ballpark, defeating host Salt Lake, 12-7, for the River Cats’ first victory of the season. After the Bees scored a run in the first inning, the Cats responded with four runs in the second, thanks in part to Michael Taylor’s two-run homer. […]

Blue Devil boys beat Broncos

RANCHO CORDOVA — Two of Griffin McNamara’s four goals broke a tie early in the fourth quarter, and provided the Davis High boys lacrosse team’s cushion in a 12-10 win at Bella Vista on Friday night. The close Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference contest was tied at the end of the first period and the end […]

Trask picks up first win of 2014 at Elk Grove

ELK GROVE — He came into the game with a 0.58 earned run average. He was hitting .367 and was the team’s RBI co-leader. As reigning Delta Valley Conference Player of the Year, the kid has committed to UCLA next season, yet pro scouts continue to monitor the big guy’s progress: Five MLB teams were […]

Freshman Renaud comes through for DHS girls lacrosse

Freshman Camille Renaud had 10.8 seconds to find a way to tie the score of Friday night’s girls lacrosse game. If she scored, it would send her Davis High squad into overtime. If she didn’t, the Blue Devils would lose a Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference game to visiting Oak Ridge. Renaud only needed 2 1/2 […]

Sports briefs: Devil swimmers break records at the NorCal Invite

Taking a break from dominating their league opponents in dual meets, the Davis High boys and girls swim squads took on a ton of talented teams at the NorCal Invitational Friday and Saturday. The Blue Devils girls set three new meet records — two of them by Chenoa Devine — to finished second to San […]

UCD takes fifth at NCAA gymnastic regional

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Competing at an NCAA Division I Regional as a team for the first time in program history, the UC Davis women’s gymnastics squad used good performances from sophomore Stephanie Stamates, junior Lisa Wiktorski and senior Anna Shumaker to score a 193.900 and finish fifth at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday. […]

NCAA tournament roundup: Kentucky and UConn will meet for a title

ARLINGTON, Texas — No, this was not an instant replay, though it certainly is turning into a highlight reel Kentucky and Aaron Harrison could get used to watching over and over again. Harrison took a pass from his twin brother, Andrew, spotted up from NBA range and watched the ball rattle in for the lead […]

Mariners’ Hernandez shuts down Oakland

OAKLAND — Dan Straily last appeared in a game over two weeks ago. His final spring training start was rained out. He pitched well enough to win most games, but not well enough when the other team starts Felix Hernandez, the former Cy Young Award winner who has dominated Oakland over the years. Hernandez took […]

Bumgarner, bats lift Giants in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants hit three home runs to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-2, on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Michael Morse had a solo homer in the fourth inning and the Giants got back-to-back homers in the fifth from […]

Wire sports briefs: Crisp’s 12th-inning HR wins it for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) — Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift Oakland past Seattle, 3-2. Crisp, who scored the tying run with two outs in the eighth inning, hit a towering home run off Seattle reliever Hector Noesi (0-1) on an 0-1 pitch. The ball landed just above the out-of-town […]

River Cats drop season opener

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Sacramento River Cats opened their 2014 campaign with an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Salt Lake Bees at Smith’s Ballpark on Thursday night. Salt Lake took an early lead, plating one run in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI double by Grant Green, who […]

Devils don’t make it easy, but fall at Grant

SACRAMENTO — Going on the road to face a talented Grant boys volleyball squad on Thursday, Davis High showed a lot of fight but couldn’t avoid the three-set loss. The Pacers (11-1, 2-0 Delta Valley Conference) outscored the Blue Devils (7-4, 1-1) by scores of 25-20 and 25-15 in the first two sets and went […]

Mustangs stall against DHS baseball team

When a team has 11 at-bats in the first inning, that is usually a pretty good sign. The Davis High baseball team saw that happen in the bottom of first Thursday, then finished off a 12-1 mercy-rule beatdown of visiting Monterey Trail. After pitcher Walter Bolle retired the first three Mustang hitters, the Blue Devil […]

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