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Pro baseball roundup: Panik plays but River Cats fall

WEST SACRAMENTO — San Francisco Giants second baseman made several strong fielding plays in his rehab appearance but the Sacramento River Cats lost to the visiting Reno Aces, 9-5, at Raley Field. Panik played three innings and went 0-for-2 for the Cats (68-72). Jarrett Parker provided the bulk of the Sacramento’s offense, hitting his second […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devils drop a tennis match at Oak Ridge

For years, when the Davis High tennis program has taken on a tough opponent, it has relied on its depth to be the difference. But this early in the season, the Blue Devil girls are still working to find the right doubles combinations, and the result Thursday was a 6-3 loss at Oak Ridge. DHS […]

Blue Devils get gridiron season started Friday

The scoreboard operator at River Valley High School football stadium figures to get a workout as Davis High travels to take on the Yuba City-based squad Friday night at 7:15 p.m. Coming into this first official game of the fall, the Blue Devils have been champing at the bit to unleash the up-tempo offense that second-year […]

Keefer keeps pro dream stays alive in Frontier League

Cody Keefer’s life-long baseball journey hasn’t ended. After being released in the spring by the Florida Marlins organization, Keefer came home to California and did some soul searching. One of the greatest players in Davis High history was disappointed, but knew he still had fuel in the tank. The left-handed, line-drive-hitting outfielder kept hope alive. “I […]

Home cooking continues for Aggie field hockey squad

UC Davis is loving the friendly confines of the Aggie Field Hockey Facility. A few days after an exciting overtime win in their home opener, the Aggies made it more convincing on Thursday, blanking visiting St. Louis, 3-0. Just halfway through a four-match homestand, UCD is now 2-1 on the season. Senior Courtney Hazy used some nifty hand-eye […]

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats win in the bottom of the ninth

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats picked up their 10th walk-off win of the season Wednesday night, topping the Reno Aces, 5-4, at Raley Field. The victory came when Trevor Brown launched a pinch-hit two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The ball hit off the left-field foul pole. […]

DHS roundup: Blue Devils volleyball defense is strong in loss

ROSEVILLE — Though it was a three-game sweep at the hands of Roseville, the Davis High girls volleyball team played the talented Tigers well on Wednesday night. Playing for the third straight day, the Blue Devils dropped the match 25-18, 29-27, 25-22 to fall to 1-2 on the season. “It was another competitive match; we did […]

River Valley awaits Blue Devils in football opener

The first test is always the most important one. That’s what the Davis High football team’s new up-tempo offense gets on Friday when the Blue Devils head to Yuba City to take on River Valley in their season opener at 7 p.m. DHS’ offense has shown a good deal of growth in two preseason scrimmages, but speed of […]

Youth roundup: Record number of Diamonds open 2015 gymnastics season

With its largest group ever at a season-opening meet, the Davis Diamonds gymnastics team had 36 athletes compete at the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges’ Cup last weekend in Rancho Cordova. Alexandra Lee, Haylee Aquino, Margarita Ojeda, Ava Guistino, Violet Watts, Sofia Patriquin, Kyla Greenhut, and Hannah Hong each won at least one event to […]

DHS girls tennis team pushes past Pioneer

In a typically dominant performance, the Davis High girls finished off Pioneer, 6-3, on Wednesday at the Davis High Tennis Complex. The season-opening match is one of just two nonconference contests before the Blue Devils begin Delta League play on Tuesday at Elk Grove. The other is a road match Thursday at Oak Ridge (3:30 p.m.). Playing […]

Halsted, Hoffman to lead Aggie harrier charge

Gone is 1,500-meter All-American distance dandy Raquel Lambdin — but the UC Davis women’s cross country team returns senior Christine Hoffman, who helped the Aggies capture the Big West Championship in 2014. On the men’s side, former Davis High standout Trevor Halsted is back for his final year as the UCD men hope to improve on a […]

DHS boys water polo team looks to regain section title

* Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. Last year, the Davis High boys water polo team reached the Sac-Joaquin Section championship contest but fell just short against Jesuit. With a strong core to build around, the 2015 Blue Devils are hoping to finish what they started last fall — […]

Packed weekend has UCD soccer teams in 4 home games

It’s a crowded house this weekend at UC Davis athletic venues. While the Aggie women’s soccer program tries to extend a three-game win streak in home matches with North Dakota State and Denver, the UCD men hope to figure out what went wrong in last week’s stunning visit to the Pacific Northwest. Field hockey sees Cal, Louisville, Miami of […]

Dunning: Week 1 of another year of college football picks

Already I fear that by Saturday night another undefeated football season will have gone by the boards. This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over GRAMBLING … there was a time when none of the big boys wanted to play Grambling. Now everyone wants to play them. Both of these teams seek a return to glory, […]

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