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Rare mistakes cost DHS in baseball loss

One half-inning is all it took for Vintage to break a deadlocked game wide open. After playing relatively clean for most of Friday’s nonleague matchup, the Davis High baseball team imploded in the top of the seventh inning, giving up five runs, which were the difference in a 7-2 home loss. “We just didn’t play […]

Large lacrosse crowd sees Devils beat Marauders

Behind two goals each from Griffin McNamara, Liam Neville and Ryan Amesbury, the Davis High boys lacrosse team defeated its biggest rival, Jesuit, 8-7, at Brown Stadium on Friday night. The Break the Record Night crowd was 523 people strong, and they consumed 290 pounds of ribs during a game that the Blue Devils (11-2, […]

Baseball roundup: Cats fall before home opener

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A five-run eighth inning, aided by two Sacramento errors, helped Las Vegas defeat the River Cats, 6-5, in the final game of a season-opening road trip for the Cats. Michael Taylor hit an early home run and Sacramento was up 5-1 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning. After a […]

Sports briefs: Devils swimmers ride a fantastic freshman quartet

The Davis High girls swim team found its version of the Fab Five on Thursday at Wackford Pool in Elk Grove as a quintet of freshmen led the Blue Devils to a 120-50 win over Laguna Creek. DHS’ boys also got a big victory, topping the Cardinals, 103-67. “On the girls side, Clarie McElhern, Nikki […]

Simons shines in Blue Devils’ marathon win

Behind a season-high 29 kills from outside hitter sophomore Nick Simons, the Davis High boys volleyball team came back from behind to outlast Monterey Trail in five games on Thursday night at The Cage. The 25-23, 23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-11 win puts the Blue Devils (9-7, 3-1 Delta Valley Conference) in sole possession of second place in […]

Advantage, Davis: Devils beat Franklin in a key DVC baseball game

After dropping a close matchup at Franklin on Tuesday, Davis High missed out on a chance to stand alone in first place in the Delta Valley Conference. Getting a rematch Thursday — the third meeting between the two teams that split the first two — the Blue Devils weren’t going to let the Wildcats win the […]

After scoring 18 goals, DHS is going on break

For the Davis High girls lacrosse team, the next 12 days will feature a lot of hard work in practice, fine-tuning for its next outing, which doesn’t come until April 22. So who could blame the Blue Devils for having a little fun on Thursday at Brown Stadium against Casa Roble? By the end of the […]

Familiar faces surround Watney at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former Davis High standout Nick Watney had some people over to his rented house in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, the night before Round 1 of The Masters. The get-together included Watney’s close friend Bill Haas, another PGA Tour pro, and his wife Julie and the two golfers even teamed up for a […]

Bitners’ memory honored with Little League game for the ages

North Davis Elementary School teacher Paulene Bitners will live long in our memories. And fittingly, a Little League game played between her son Nolan’s Dodgers and the Giants earlier this week will live on in local baseball lore. Bitners died Sunday of breast cancer. The popular and influential kindergarten and third-grade teacher was a fixture […]

DYSA roundup: Softball slate loaded with action including a Tigercats win

There was a bunch of ball being played this week as a full complement of Davis Youth Softball Association games were staged throughout the community. In the U14 division, the Tigercats went 1-3, but their most recent outing was a 10-9 victory over Woodland. Sabrina Padilla, Rachael Bernauer, Kaylee Velasquez and Claire Michael had key […]

Ducks defeat Sharks for Pacific title

ANAHEIM — Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. Corey Perry scored his 43rd goal as the Ducks finished off the second-place Sharks with a […]

Late three sends Blazers past Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings, 100-99, on Wednesday night. Ray McCallum missed a 21-foot jumper as time ran out for the Kings and Portland’s Robin Lopez grabbed the rebound and held it tight for the victory. It was […]

Goldschmidt gets it done against Lincecum, Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO — Paul Goldschmidt realizes his good fortunes against Tim Lincecum could turn at any moment, so he’s the last one who will be caught celebrating a remarkable streak of home runs against the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner. Goldschmidt did it again Wednesday night, showing he has some freak in him, too. […]

River Cats roll Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sacramento outfielder Jake Goebbert reached base four times on Wednesday to help the River Cats defeat Las Vegas, 7-4, at Cashman Field. Goebbert finished 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs and an RBI. The Cats set the tone early, as Shane Peterson led off the contest with a double […]

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