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 […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

4/1 area sports briefs: DHS boys swim team tops Jesuit

It was a triumphant of swimming powers as the Davis, Jesuit and Bellarmine boys swim teams squared off in a tri-meet on Friday. The Blue Devils defeated Jesuit 105-65 but fell to the Bay Area college prep school, 92-78. Bellarmine topped the Marauders 108.5-61.5). “Being that this was the first meet where we swam at […]

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

Stanford women look to end Baylor’s perfect season

By Doug Feinberg DENVER — An hour after losing in last season’s regional finals, Brittney Griner sent Baylor coach Kim Mulkey a text. The message was simple: the 6-foot-8 junior phenom took responsibility for the loss and said it wouldn’t happen again. So far Griner has fulfilled her promise, helping Baylor to an undefeated season […]

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

Kentucky reaches NCAA Championship game

By Nancy Armour NEW ORLEANS — Kentucky wound up right where it expected to be all along. Even if it took a little work to get there. Anthony Davis and top-seeded Kentucky will play for the national title Monday night after finally putting away pesky Louisville 69-61 in the Final Four on Saturday night. It […]

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

DHS girls wear down West Campus in 4-0 soccer win

The opponent wasn’t chopped liver. West Campus, a magnet satellite school of Hiram Johnson High, is the Division V defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion. When the Warrior girls came to town Friday night, it was with the expectation to win the soccer game against the Blue Devils. For 10 minutes, coach Rogelio Rubio’s squad gave as […]

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

Special athletes get special Aggie football clinic

Think back to this time last year… Spring football was in the air, and for most Aggies, it was the first time they put their jerseys on. There were tackling drills, receivers ran crisp routes, quarterbacks threw deep and chalk talks were given to aspiring athletes. Those involved ranged in age from teens to 55 […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Season of a lifetime for AYSO soccer team

Sometimes, from the most humble beginnings, a dream season develops. When the Davis Crush, an under-12 AYSO girls soccer team, first met for practice last August, coach Karin Anderson wasn’t sure what she had. Eleven young ladies in grades five through seven wondered, too. A 10-week schedule promised to provide growing pains, chances to make […]

March 31, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

DHS boys lacrosse team edges Jesuit in front of record-breaking crowd

Early on in Friday’s Break the Record Night game against Jesuit, the Davis High varsity boys’ lacrosse team looked like a completely different squad. The Blue Devils, who — entering the game — were 11-0 and the fourth-ranked team in Northern California, struggled on offense and got out-muscled on draws by the physical Marauders en […]

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

Mohr lifts No. 11 UCD water polo team to Big West win

STOCKTON — Senior center Dakotah Mohr fired in a backhanded shot with eight seconds remaining to lift 11th-ranked UC Davis to an 8-7 win over Pacific in Big West Conference women’s water polo action at Chris Kjeldsen Pool on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies won their eighth straight game, improving to 13-11 overall and 1-0 in […]

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,