Cats fall to Memphis

WEST SACRAMENTO — Darren Ford singled and scored in the first inning, then hit a solo home run in the fourth, but the Sacramento River Cats got no other offense, losing to Memphis, 4-2, on Thursday at Raley Field. The Cats dipped to 21-20 on the season, while the Redbirds — who handed Sacramento starter […]

Ataxia-cure ride is Bicycle Month finale

It’s a “this-n-that” Friday. Let’s get started… Ride for a purpose: RideATAXIA NorCal — a multi-route cycling fundraiser — hits town Saturday, May 30. It’s the third visit to Davis for the event, which will feature a handful of victims of what is known as Friedreich’s ataxia, an often-fatal neurological problem. UC Davis graduate Kyle Bryant […]

Big Mustang inning does in Aggies

Without an eight-run explosion by Cal Poly in Thursday’s fourth inning, the nine UC Davis senior baseball players may have entered the final two games of their careers on a winning note. It wasn’t to be, however, as the Mustangs sent 13 batter to the plate in that fateful frame, erasing an early Aggie lead […]

Blue Devil athletes gather to sign letters of intent

Almost 25 Davis High student-athletes — surrounded by family, teachers, administrators and friends — gathered on the school’s quad to sign their National Letters of Intent on Thursday. The ceremony, put together by DHS athletic director Jeff Lorenson, bore witness to Blue Devils about to attend Harvard, Tennessee, Pepperdine and “across the street” at UC […]

Sports briefs: Two Aggie women’s teams honored for academics

The UC Davis women’s volleyball and water polo teams have each received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for having Academic Progress Rates that rank them among the best in their sports. The NCAA presents these awards on an annual basis to teams whose APRs are among the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective […]

UCD speedster Marshall is Big West’s best for a third time

UC Davis sprint standout Ashley Marshall, a double-winner in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at last week’s Big West Championships and ranked among the nation’s best in those events, was named the conference’s Women’s Track Athlete of the Year for the third time. The senior from Moreno Valley is the first three-time recipient of the […]

U6 roundup: Apple-Bombs, Paratore blasts highlight youth softball contest

Call them Apple-Bombs. Snowflake slugger Hannah Applebaum launched three grand slam homers and Emily Royal, Naima Beshair and Layla Pakpour smacked big hits up the middle. Lorelei Nachman and Livia Telli were solid at pitcher and first base in the Davis Youth Softball Association U6 weekend game. For the Magic Bats, Brooklyn Paratore also hit […]

U8 roundup: Ranna’s big triple paces Ruffians to a championship

The Ruffians played consistently all weekend to capture the Davis Youth Softball Association U8 crown at Playfields Park last weekend. The finale saw the winners get past the Pink Panthers, 4-1, thanks to a three-run, first-inning triple from Britain Ranna. Lola Samrick, Lea Lamoureux, Lily Palomares and Cloe Lamoureux had all hit singles before Ranna’s […]

U10 roundup: Thunder get past Roosters to win DYSA title

It was another well-played title game as the Thunder got past the Rockin’ Roosters, 10-5, to capture the Davis Youth Softball Association U10 championship on Sunday at Playfields Park. All season, Thunder coach Aaron Chin had told his girls “a good softball team is like a tripod: it needs three strong legs — offense, defense […]

Lincecum leads Giants past Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum is pitching like his old carefree, confident self, and the San Francisco Giants are once again generating timely hits. The World Series champions are suddenly right back to their winning ways after a rough April. Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning through a thick mist hovering […]

DHS tracksters set themselves up for success

ELK GROVE — After Day 1 of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Track & Field Championships at Elk Grove High, both the Davis boys and girls teams are in excellent position to continue the high level of success they’ve experience the past few years. With several Blue Devil athletes performing well in prelims and some others in finals, both DHS […]

Stewart hat trick gives Republic an Open Cup win

SACRAMENTO — Just when the Republic FC thought it was getting goals from the forward position, the injury bug hit Sacramento again on Wednesday night. Though they’re currently second in the USL in goals, one thing that has been missing from the Republic offense is scoring from the forward position. Through 10 games, the Sacramento forwards have […]

JV Devils shine at section swim meet

LODI — While neither the Davis High boys and girls squads were in contention for team titles, several Blue Devils posted strong swims at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships on Saturday at Tokay High. For the DHS girls, freshman Scout Brown earned points in two events as she finished 10th in the 100 breaststroke and 11th in the 200 […]

DHS swimmers set to make a state-ment

Eight Davis High girls swimmers are headed to the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend in Clovis. Kyla Leacox, Mia Motekaitis, Nikki Adkins, Cody Hargadon, Angelica Tujo, Annie Brennan, Julianna Chan and Claire McElhern will represent the Blue Devils in three relay races. DHS swim coach Tracy Stapleton said lineups for which girls […]