Manny is hitless but Cats win

Manny Ramirez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his River Cats debut, but Sacramento came back to beat Albuquerque, 7-6, on Saturday at Isotopes Park. The Cats trailed 6-2 after three innings of play, which included a five-run Isotopes third. However, Sacramento came back strong, scoring three in the sixth and one each in the […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil girls alive in section softball tournament

SACRAMENTO — You win some in heart-stopping fashion and you lose some when the prom looms large and shadows are getting longer. Such was the mercurial first day for Davis High in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Saturday at the Sacramento Softball Complex. “I’m proud of how we played,” Blue Devil skipper Art Guerra said […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie golfers place 12th at NCAA regional

Matt Hansen was even for the day, while Jonny Baxter tied for 27th overall as the UC Davis men’s golf team finished in 12th place at the NCAA Stanford Regional on Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course. The Aggies, in their second straight regional appearance, finished at 17-over for the tournament, falling short of 11th […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

He is the Duer: Junior’s late hit give DHS a playoff win

It was the type of situation that baseball players dream of from the time they first put on cleats: playoff game, extra innings, bases loaded, needing one run to win. And Davis High junior Hayden Duer took full advantage of it. Duer hit a walk-off single just inside the right-field line, bringing teammate Bobby Young […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Gesink has control of Tour of California after stage win

MOUNT BALDY — Dutchman Robert Gesink won the difficult seventh stage of the Tour of California on Saturday to take a 46-second lead in the overall standings into the largely ceremonial final leg. Gesink, the Rabobank rider who broke his right leg in a training accident last fall, pulled away from Colombia’s Jhon Atapuma in […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Vogelsong, Giants shut down A’s

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong had all of the answers except for what actually hit him during the San Francisco Giants’ key rally. Vogelsong allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings and drew a disputed hit by pitch in San Francisco’s four-run seventh as the Giants beat the Oakland Athletics for the 11th straight time […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS tennis falls to Mustangs in NorCal quarterfinal

Things started off poorly for the Davis High boys tennis team on Friday, then got a little bit better, but still the Blue Devils fell to Monte Vista, 4-3, in the quarterfinals of the NorCal playoffs at the Natomas Racquet Club. DHS trailed the Mustangs 3-0 before pulling to within 3-2 with wins at No. […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Both Devil track teams take third at sections

ELK GROVE — Fifteen of 27 athletes competing scored points for Davis High in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field championships. However, it wasn’t enough as both the Blue Devil boys and girls squads came up short, finishing in third place at Elk Grove/Laguna Creek Community Stadium. “I can’t imagine our kids competing […]

May 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Monte Vista gets revenge on Devil girls

When Davis High met Monte Vista in last year’s North Coast Section girls lacrosse playoffs, the Blue Devils pulled out a miraculous, triple-overtime, comeback win. In the rematch Friday night in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCS tournament at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, DHS didn’t have the same magic. Unable to get anything going […]

May 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Amazing run comes to an end for DHS boys

Take a bow, Davis High boys lacrosse. The curtain has closed on your legendary 2012 season. The Blue Devils’ 20-0 campaign had to end at some point, but they were hoping for more than a 6-2 defeat against Monte Vista in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Section playoffs on Friday night at Ron & […]

May 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Eckels brilliant in emotional DHS baseball playoff win

SACRAMENTO — It was with mixed — and many — emotions that Davis High lifted the baseball monkey off its back with a 5-2 victory over Oak Ridge in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Thursday afternoon at Union Stadium. Playing on the campus of Sacramento City College, the Blue Devils followed […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Cats blow out Isotopes

Chris Carter and Brandon Hicks combined to drive in 11 runs as the Sacramento River Cats cruised past Albuquerque, 16-5, on Thursday at Isotopes Park. The Cats wasted no time scoring, plating three runs in the first inning thanks to Carter’s fifth home run of the season. Sacramento ended up scoring 11 times, with Carter […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Local players and coaches help CRC to state tourney

When Cosumnes River College takes the field this evening in the four-school California Community College Championships in Bakersfield, the 25-16 Hawks will have played the entire season without a home game. Remarkably, coach Tony Bloomfield’s guys have remained focused, and may be the tightest-knit ensemble the veteran skipper has ever sent to battle. “They are […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

It’s down the homestretch for softball’s under-8s

The crowded Davis Youth Softball Association U8 field kicks off its tournament on Friday at Playfields Park. The pool play to determine the bracket seedings was fast and furious. Here’s what happened … Junior Mints 6, Lucky Leprechauns 4 — Grace Scheuring (two doubles) and Lily Hessl (doubles and single) were 2-for-2 with two RBIs […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,