U8 teams busy at the plate in late games

With the regular-season Under-8 division games over, pool play for year-end tournament seeding has begun. Here’s a look at the final schedule games and a peek into postseason competition … Red Flames 10, Blue Devils 3 — Lily Gieschen doubled and Ashley Donecker, Kalista Toups and Analisa Matamoros all singled and scored for the Devils. […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

U10 softballers head into DYSA pool play

As the regular season wound down, pool play for the year-end Davis Youth Softball Association tournament — set for May 18 and 19 at Playfields Park —heated up. Here’s a look at what transpired in the competitive Under-10 division … Angry Birds 16, Those Guys 1 — In a pool-play contest, Grace Harrison went 3-for-3 […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney opens Players Championship with a 71

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — After  Thursday’s first round at the TPC Sawgrass, Ian Poulter and Martin Laird were atop the leaderboard of The Players Championship at 7-under 65, while Davis High graduate Nick Watney shot a 71. Watney, who is coming off of an eighth-place finish at least week’s Wells Fargo Championship, a tournament he […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis High baseball picture gets a little clearer

After finishing in a first-place tie with Elk Grove for the Delta Valley Conference baseball crown, Davis High knew it had earned the top league seed by beating the Thundering Herd twice. What it didn’t know — and still doesn’t — is when its playoff run will start. One thing was cleaned up on Thursday: […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sign up now for city softball league

The city of Davis will take registration for summer adult softball leagues beginning Thursday, May 17.  Signups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, May 25, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play will begin Monday, June 18. Fees for the nine-game season are $510 for men’s teams, and $471 for women or coed teams.  Each new team […]

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Baseball roundup: Giants make critical mistakes in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tony Gwynn Jr. hit a go-ahead three-run triple for the Dodgers off Tim Lincecum, one inning after San Francisco’s Nate Schierholtz ran into a critical out that helped kill a Giants rally in a 6-2 loss in Los Angeles. Jamey Wright (2-2) pitched two perfect innings for the Dodgers and […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Devils win flip, then get some work in

Off days rarely get more exciting than this. The Davis High softball team started off Wednesday by winning a coin toss to give them the Delta Valley Conference’s top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, then entertained the visiting Pioneer Patriots for an afternoon scrimmage. After the Blue Devils (19-5, 9-1 DVC) shocked Elk Grove […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS boys tennis win sets up finals matchup with Jesuit

“In D1 team tennis semifinals: Davis Sr. beat Pitman 8-1 and we know Jesuit clinched a victory over Armijo with matches still going. #cifsjs” For the Sac-Joaquin Section, it was just one of thousands of tweets; however, for the Davis High boys tennis team it was the cherry on top of the sundae. The Blue […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Franklin battles to the end; Davis prepares for playoffs

It was a showcase of how competitive Delta Valley Conference baseball is, year after year. On Wednesday — with temperatures over 90 degrees and a slight wind blowing straight out to left field — third-place and playoff-bound Franklin came to Davis High and forged a 5-4 victory in the league’s finale. The Blue Devils (20-6, […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Two Aggie golfers earn Big West Conference awards

Sophomores Matt Hansen and Matt Seramin each received All-Big West recognition on Wednesday, just days after helping the UC Davis men’s golf team win its second straight conference title. Hansen picked up second team-honors, earning an all-league nod for the second time in his Aggie career, while Seramin was an honorable mention. Seramin picked up […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

A tale of two Aggie pitchers with one mindset

By Maggie Pilloton Every player who takes the diamond has goals for each season. Some set out to raise their batting average, or steal more bases than in previous years. But the best players have even loftier aspirations. UC Davis pitchers Dayne Quist (baseball) and Justine Vela (softball) are two of those players. They strive to […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Hoops squad wins a national qualifier

The Davis Hoops Wildcats Black, an eighth-grade boys basketball team, went 5-0 and earned first place in their division at the Pacific AAU District Championship & West Coast National Qualifier last weekend in San Francisco. The Wildcats defeated Above & Beyond (Los Altos), 57-28 in their first pool game as Jeffrey Powell sank 14 points, […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Occupy leads a Davis movement at Pacifica Fog Classic

Occupy Davis, a U19 boys soccer team, captured third place at the Pacifica Fog Classic over the weekend. Occupy started its run when Johnny Kobold scored two consecutive goals in a 4-1 win over Antelope that also featured local tallies from Tomas Gepts and Tom Nolan. Following a 1-0 loss to the Mountain View Magnum […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Applegate shares nutrition tips for high-powered athletes

UC Davis expert Liz Applegate will discuss nutrition for endurance athletes at a presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Her talk will take place at the Western Center for Agricultural Equipment on the UCD campus. Applegate, director of sports nutrition at UCD and a nutrition department faculty member, is a former triathlete and […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,