Giants/A’s roundup: Dodgers beat Giants in 14 innings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez singled in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 14th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants, 5-4, early Tuesday in the opener of a crucial series between the NL West’s top two teams. The first-place Dodgers’ lead increased to 4 ½ games […]

Blackburn does it all as Cats edge Aces at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — Starting their final homestand of the season off the right way, the Sacramento River Cats used a dominating all-around performance by Clayton Blackburn to stop the visiting Reno Aces, 1-0, on Monday night at Raley Field. Blackburn (9-4, 3.03) was perfect out of the gates, retiring the first 16 batters he faced […]

Devil offense plans a breakneck pace

The Davis High football team has, as a certain fighter pilot might say, a need for speed. It’s coach John Wiley’s second year at the helm of the program, and he’s instituting a new strategy when the Blue Devils have the ball: up-tempo offense. It’s a strategy that has become increasingly popular in all levels […]

Blue Devil net squad sweeps Pioneer

WOODLAND — Davis High girls volleyball junior Karlie Kijanka just keeps getting better, and her all-around performance in Monday’s three-game Foundation Match sweep at Pioneer proved that once again. Kijanka not only paced the Blue Devils (1-0) in kills with 10, but led an impressive DHS defense with 13 digs in the 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 victory. […]

Bar set higher than section title for DHS boys cross country

* Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. For the Davis High boys cross country team, winning the Sac-Joaquin Section title again isn’t enough. Winners of the last three Division I section championships, and 10 of the last 11, the bar is set higher for the Blue […]

Rowen’s rip ties Rocklin in boys soccer match at DHS

The 2014 Davis High boys soccer team’s narrative was “heart,” coined by head coach Alex Park after a series of comebacks from seemingly insurmountable odds. Two games into the 2015 campaign, that narrative doesn’t seem to have changed as Matthew Rowen’s late goal gave the Blue Devils a 1-1 comeback draw against an athletic and organized […]

UCD roundup: Aggie field hockey team takes home opener in OT

For the second straight season, UC Davis and Bryant needed extra minutes to determine a victor in their nonconference women’s field hockey match. In their home opener on Monday, the Aggies tied the game on an Agustina Singh tally with 1:02 remaining in regulation, then won it when Jamie Garcia’s goal with 19 seconds remaining in overtime made […]

At Nevada: Something old (running game), something new (QB) for UCD’s first opponent

* Editor’s note: “Countdown to Kickoff” is a daily Enterprise feature until UC Davis opens its season on Thursday at Football Bowl Subdivision Nevada. Not that Nevada is a one-trick pony, but Wolf Pack fans know — especially after coach Brian Polian’s Monday press conference — that UC Davis’ season-opening opponent will try to run the ball, control […]

Youth football builds character, sense of belonging

* Editor’s note: Michael Fields is a trustee of the Davis Junior Blue Devils and the youth tackle football organization’s equipment manager. By Michael Fields To quote Hank Williams Jr., at the beginning of Monday Night Football, “Are you ready for some football?” Well, the answer to that question for our family is unequivocally “Yes!” Let […]

Junior Blue Devils: U14 squad has strong gridiron debut

FOLSOM — The Davis Junior Blue Devil U14 squad played a solid game to win its season opener against the Vista Del Lago Eagles, 44-6, on Saturday. In the first half, the hosts started strong with a touchdown in the first few minutes of the game. But that was it for the Eagles. The Blue Devils roared back […]

Republic back on track thanks to loanee Thompson

SACRAMENTO — Twenty-four hours before scoring the game-winning goal for the Sacramento Republic FC in a crucial USL Western Conference meeting on Saturday, 20-year-old midfielder Tommy Thompson was an unused substitute in the San Jose Earthquakes’ Friday night MLS clash against the LA Galaxy. Arriving on game day, the well-hyped Granite Bay alum provided an immediate […]

Pro baseball roundup: Iowa slips past Cats in 12 innings

The Sacramento River Cats pitching staff held Iowa off as long as it could, but eventually the Cubs managed three hits in the bottom of the 12th inning to take a 2-1 home victory on Saturday night. Sacramento (66-69) scored its only run in the top of the seventh, when Jarrett Parker smashed a one-out […]

Bowman sacks Manning three times but 49ers fall to Denver

DENVER — Peyton Manning failed to get the Broncos into the end zone in seven possessions Saturday night, when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers. All that rest has turned into rust for Manning, who was doomed by protection problems and an […]