Trask pitches a dandy; Blue Devils win in Fresno, 8-1

CLOVIS — Sophomore Matt Trash threw a complete-game, four-hitter and the Blue Devils cruised past North (Bakersfield), 8-1, in the Fresno Easter Baseball Classic Tuesday afternoon at Clovis North High. The locals are now 2-0 in the tournament and meet homesteading North Clovis at 7 tonight. DHS ace Ben Eckels will be on the mound. […]

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Evans leads Kings past Timberwolves

SACRAMENTO — Tyreke Evans had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and the Sacramento Kings topped the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-108, on Monday. The Kings opened the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run and never trailed the rest of the way. Sacramento entered the game having lost five of six. The Kings made their […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kentucky tops Kansas for NCAA title

NEW ORLEANS — No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol’ Kentucky home will long remember this championship season. The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks on Monday, ignoring Davis’ bad shooting night and parlaying a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory over […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Cats can contend for a championship in 2012

WEST SACRAMENTO — Any new baseball season is filled with hope — sometimes logically, sometimes not. While many Triple-A clubs are pretenders, the Sacramento River Cats are clearly contenders. After another successful season during which Sacramento captured its 10th Pacific Coast League South Division title in 12 years, the Cats are back in business with […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD clinches first Big West softball series with win

In earning a split of a Sunday doubleheader, the UC Davis softball team was held scoreless for the final nine innings of the day. But Monday’s rubber match was a different story altogether as the Aggies used a six-run opening frame to run away with a 9-1 five-inning win over UC Riverside at La Rue Field. […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Family of stricken coach supported at fundraiser

Words fail at times like these. Travis Saylor is dying. To someone who has given so much of himself to the Davis Junior Blue Devil football organization, it is unfair that cancer now takes the rest. “Travis was instrumental in the turnaround of the youth program — focusing on player recruitment and development,” friend and […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Rain doesn’t stop these Little Leaguers from playing

While rain again played havoc with the Davis Little League’s early-season schedule, a handful of teams were able to find good footing and get some games in. Here’s a look at last week’s Majors-division action … Rays 9, Rangers 8 — Despite two home runs by Ranger Thomas Brooks, the Rays managed to hang on. […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Davis High takes Fresno baseball opener

CLOVIS — For three innings, despite the bright sunshine, things looked bleak for Davis High in the opener of the 43rd annual Fresno Easter Baseball Classic on Monday. Down 4-0 to Hanford West, the Blue Devils had only a single to show for their 196-mile trip south. West ace Tanner Irwin seemed in command and […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggies drop baseball series in paradise

After taking host Hawaii into the 11th inning on Saturday night, losing 5-4, the UC Davis baseball team’s trip to the islands ended on Sunday when it fell 7-1 at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu. The Aggies (11-13) had just two hits in the series finale and wasted a strong mound performance from Evan Wolf, who […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Morrow, Williams lead Nets past Kings, 111-99

SACRAMENTO — Anthony Morrow made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the New Jersey Nets past the Sacramento Kings 111-99 on Saturday night for their season-high third straight win. Deron Williams had 19 points, 15 assists and six rebounds for the Nets, who had lost 12 of their previous 13 visits to Sacramento. […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Releford leads Kansas to NCAA title game

NEW ORLEANS — Travis Releford stepped into the spotlight when the Kansas stars faded, his performance as much as any other the reason the Jayhawks are playing for a national championship. The junior guard so often overshadowed by teammates Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor had 15 points and six rebounds on Saturday night, boosting Kansas […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

DHS boys’ tennis takes hard-fought match

As the saying goes, “looks can be deceiving,” especially in the case of sports scores. Some games are not really as close as the final numbers indicate, while some routs come off hard-fought games. Case in point, a 6-3 final may give the impression that the Davis High boys’ tennis team cruised against Palos Verdes […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD sports roundup: Women’s tennis tops Hawai’i Pacific

HONOLULU — The women’s tennis team battled with one of the top Division II teams in the nation, using four singles victories to take home a 4-3 win over No. 5 Hawai’i Pacific on Saturday at the University of Hawai’i Tennis Complex. After falling behind in the doubles point the Aggies surged for straight-set victories […]

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