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 — […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil line-drive out ends dramatic game

FRESNO — Two feet left, two feet higher, two feet to the right … any of those would have been meant a Davis High baseball victory on Monday at Edison. But with bases loaded and only one out in the final inning, Blue Devils freshman Ryan Kreidler scorched a line drive directly at the Tigers […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks win despite trading Murray

ANAHEIM — The San Jose Sharks responded to a longtime teammate’s departure with an effort that showed it’s far too early to give up on their season. Brent Burns and Martin Havlat each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks beat the Ducks, 5-3, on Monday night to send Anaheim to its third […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD comes out swinging in San Jose

SAN JOSE — John Williams likes to see a San Jose State uniform out in the mound. On Monday, the UC Davis right fielder went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the Aggies’ 9-2 road baseball win — and it was still his second-best game of the season against the Spartans. Earlier this year, Williams had […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD’s Hawkins recognized nationally

UC Davis guard Corey Hawkins earned one of 25 spots on the Lou Henson All-America Team on Monday, an honor bestowed to the top mid-major players in Division I college basketball. In addition to receiving the national award from College Insider, Hawkins also received Big West Newcomer of the Year and All-Big West First Team […]

March 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,