Aggie basketball exodus to be expected

Jim Les and the administrators at UC Davis knew that if the Aggies were going to move forward in basketball, things had to be done differently. When Les became the first national “big-name” hire in UCD history one year ago this week, expectations — overnight — became high. At first blush, that 5-26 clunker of […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

What a night for Wright

By his own admission, Doug Wright is a crazy person. It’s not the case so much in his everyday life — where he is a teacher, a husband, a coach (of the Davis High girls swimming and water polo teams) and a father — but when it comes to “leisure” activities, Wright has a unique […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Believe it. DHS’ 7-run seventh does in The Herd

ELK GROVE — This one defies explanation. Over the years, Davis High and Elk Grove have played some important, wacky baseball games (one only has to think back to April 2011 when the Thundering Herd erased an 8-1 Blue Devil lead with a 10-run final inning). But Friday’s game — a Magical Mystery Tour that […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney on top after two rounds of Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship by taking the lead. Tiger Woods might need one after missing the cut. Watney, a 1999 Davis High graduate, had gone nine straight rounds on the PGA Tour without breaking 70 and had failed to crack […]

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NBA capsules: Heat take a 3-0 lead on New York

NEW YORK — LeBron James alternated fouls and fumbles, the crowd howling in delight with every one of his mistakes. Finally forced to sit for most of the third quarter, James wasn’t mad, and the Miami Heat weren’t worried. “We had the lead going into the fourth quarter on the road, and then we had […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Henle exhibit brings sporty feel to Hattie Weber

The Hattie Weber Museum has been the home of dozens of exhibits — always paying homage to the interesting, exciting and caring elements that have made Davis, well … Davis. Tucked way over there in the corner is a look at the now six generations of the Henle family. The exhibit touches on how Albert […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS roundup: Devils still alive in section singles and doubles championships

Top-seeded Glenn Hull cruised into the Sac-Joaquin singles semifinals, and Davis High’s doubles team of Sean Mishra and Isaac Zhang stepped up big time on the first day of the section individual championships. On Thursday, the first day of competition in Turlock, junior Hull took down Garrett Cook of Modesto, 6-1, 6-0, then bounced Napa’s […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Cats score early to stop Sky Sox

Sacramento’s Collin Cowgill was 3-for-4 with two doubles and drove in two runs for the second game in a row to lead the River Cats to their third consecutive home win, beating Colorado Springs, 6-1, on Thursday night at Raley Field. The Cats made use of extra-base hits from the start as Jermaine Mitchell led […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Davis tops Elk Grove for first time since ’93

It has been 31 games and 19 years since Davis High last beat Elk Grove in softball. Check that. It had been … On Thursday — an afternoon during which a crowd of almost 300 bid bon voyage to six Blue Devil seniors — DHS third baseman Rita Allen-Sutter drove in four runs as The […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney’s 68 puts him in the hunt at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Webb Simpson chipped in from 35 yards in front of the par-4 eighth green for eagle, then holed a 60-foot birdie putt that might have rolled off the 12th green if the cup didn’t get in the way. It led to a 7-under 65 for a share of the lead with Stewart Cink […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS boys are set for playoffs

DHS boys volleyball coach Julie Crawford has been back to Ponderosa High since she finished her prep career in 2000, but not like this. With a five-set win at Franklin on Thursday, Crawford’s Blue Devils qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs and will take on the Bruins next Thursday at 7 p.m. “Our team’s goal […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Giants feel Sandoval’s absence quickly

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants already miss their free-swinging slugger. With Pablo Sandoval down and headed for Friday surgery on a broken hamate bone in his left hand, the Giants faced their same offensive troubles trying to deliver the big hit. San Francisco failed to back starter Ryan Vogelsong and dropped its third […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DYSA U8 division busy with softball action

As bats swung, balls flew during a busy week of Davis Youth Softball Association Under-8 division action. A look back at what transpired … Tiger Cats 2, Giants 1 — Natalie Thoe, Megan Lovell, Heather Breckner, Grace Heringer, Abby Wilbur, Cate Fehrenbacher and Alyssa Waterson had key hits while Cats hurlers Fehrenbacher, Breckner, Lovell and […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Runs, runs and more runs in softball U10 group

If you like runs scored, you would have loved the games in recent Davis Youth Softball Association U10 competition. Let the scoring begin … Those Guys 20, Mini Blue Devils 12 — Scoring four times in each of the five innings, the winners were led at the plate by Caroline Korinke, Katie Stachowicz, Sarah Needles, […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,