San Jose pounds Anaheim

SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski scored a minute into the game to start a three-goal first period spree, Antti Niemi earned his second shutout of the season and the San Jose Sharks swept a home-and-home against first-place Anaheim by beating the Ducks, 4-0, on Wednesday night. Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns also scored in the […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils run into hot pitcher in Fresno finale

FRESNO — Each spring, Davis High coach Dan Ariola ushers his players into the Fresno Easter Classic. Ariola is hopeful that his team will bond on the three-day road trip while getting a chance to play some of the best baseball schools in California. In the Blue Devils’ last two matchups down south this year, […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

CBS’ Snyder shuts down Devil softballers

While this isn’t the way the Davis High softball team had hoped to go into spring break, especially with Delta Valley Conference play looming after the vacation, coach Art Guerra had to take Wednesday’s 4-0 loss in stride. That’s because Guerra knew the Blue Devils ran into a buzz saw in Christian Brothers pitcher Haley […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie golfers move up to finish seventh

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Beverly Vatananugulkit’s 1-under 71 during Wednesday’s final round of the Anuenue Spring Break Golf Classic at Kapulua Resort’s Bay Course paced the No. 13 UC Davis women to their best day of the tournament and lifted them into a tie for seventh in the final standings. The Aggies fired a 5-over 293 […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Diamonds shine bright at state meet

The Davis Diamonds had five gymnasts — Isabela Martinez, Chloe Chan, Amanda Braun, Micaela Everitt and Rebecca Hill — represent the program at the recent Level 8-10 Junior Olympic State Championships in Livermore. Despite being unable to compete last year because of injury, Martinez jumped up to Level 9 this season. At the state meet, she […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Demons haunt softball opponents at Hot Bats youth tourney

The Davis Demons’ U14 softball team won six games last weekend to win the championship at the Hot Bats All World Tournament, contested at Freedom Park in McClellan. Davis’ Audrey Defresne opened the tourney by pitching a no-hitter with six strikeouts in a 13-0 win over the Swaggerz. In that game, the local offense was paced by […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis splits pair in Fresno baseball tourney

CLOVIS — Davis High split two baseball games in the rugged Fresno Easter Classic on Tuesday, topping West of Bakersfield, 10-3, in an afternoon matchup before losing to Clovis, 5-3, in the nightcap. The outcomes put the Blue Devils at 7-4 with one game remaining — 1 p.m. Wednesday against Frontier (Bakersfield) — before returning […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils blank Bulldogs, look ahead to DVC opener

Normally, Davis High girls soccer coach Sara Stone might have been worried about her team’s slow start on Tuesday when it hosted Vacaville. But not only did the Blue Devils turn things around quickly for a 6-0 victory over the Bulldogs, Stone knows DHS will have no trouble getting up for its next game — […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggies walk off into Big West play

After posting nine runs a night earlier, the UC Davis baseball team went scoreless for the first eight innings of Tuesday’s nonconference finale against Stanford. But with two outs in the bottom of the ninth at Dobbins Stadium, Nick Lynch’s walk-off single sent the Aggies into Big West play with a 2-1 victory over the […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Hoops camp set for next week

The Davis Hoops AAU program will once again host its Fast Break Basketball camp Tuesday through Thursday at Davis High School’s North Gym. The camp is designed for boys and girls of all experience levels in grades two through eight. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with daily workouts running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lewis leads Aggie golfers in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii — UC Davis sophomore Blair Lewis got better as the round went on Tuesday, notching three birdies in the final 14 holes to finish at 1-under 71 on the second day of the Anuenue Spring Break Golf Classic at Kapalua Resort’s Bay Course on Maui. Teammate Beverly Vatananugulkit, another sophomore, shot a 74 to remain […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: Younger DHS teams have a busy week

The Davis High junior varsity boys lacrosse team finished its three-game week with a big home win and two losses. On March 18 at Oak Ridge, the Blue Devils went down, 14-11. The Trojans were ahead most of the game, but DHS attempted to battle back with goals from Isaiah West (three), Griffin McNamara and […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Tough period for DHS frosh, JV baseball teams

The Davis High junior varsity baseball team had a busy week, playing Pleasant Grove three times and Jesuit once. Although the Blue Devils went 1-3 in this stretch, all the losses were close, improvements were clear and they wrapped things up with a strong win against the Eagles. In that first game last week against […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (3/27/13): DHS lacrosse player Kylie Drexel

Though it’s what the Davis High girls lacrosse team has come to expect from Kylie Drexel, the senior’s sustained high level of play was exceptional even for her as the Blue Devils played matches on five consecutive days last week. To make things even more challenging, the Greiner Athlete of the Week opened the five-game stretch — […]

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