DHS swimmers swamp competition at league championships

The Davis High School boys’ and girls’ swimming teams left the rest of the Delta Valley Conference squads floundering in their wakes as they both took home team titles Saturday in Elk Grove. The Blue Devils dominated the meet, sweeping the top three places in five events and taking all the relays. DHS boys’ posted […]

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Ross allows 9 runs in A’s 10-1 loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics had been pitching very well recently. The Baltimore Orioles changed all that. Tyson Ross allowed nine runs in four-plus innings and Oakland lost to the Orioles 10-1 on Saturday night. While Ross gave up nine runs, Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven strong innings, Chris Davis had four RBIs, Adam Jones and […]

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Lincecum sharp in Giants 2-1 win over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season and had an infield single with two outs in the sixth for the Giants’ first baserunner against Anthony Bass as San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday night. Brandon Belt hit a two-run double off Bass with […]

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Area sports briefs: Legends of the Hall to cycle on county roads

The Legends of the Hall of Fame Gran Fondo will roll out of Central Park Sunday, May 6, at 7:30 a.m. Cyclists will join U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame inductees Greg LeMond, Nelson Vails, Ruthie Matthes, Mike McCarthy and others in a rolling enclosure west on Russell Boulevard, then onto the roads of Yolo and […]

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DHS softball rallies to top Monterey Trail

For many softball teams, a six-run win would be exceptional. But for the Davis High squad — which has put up double-digit hits and runs in its last three games — a six-run lead just meant having to play a full game. The Blue Devils, whose last three games were mercy-rule shortened, topped visiting Monterey […]

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UCD roundup: Aggie softball sweeps doubleheader

Kelly Schulze had a pair of RBI doubles in game one and the game-winning hit in game two to help the UC Davis softball team take a doubleheader sweep after a 4-2 win and a 4-3 victory in nine innings against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at La Rue Field. Schulze had a combined three […]

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DHS girls lacrosse overcomes slow start to top Piedmont

For the Davis High varsity girls’ lacrosse team, Friday’s senior night game against Piedmont seemed to have all the makings of a letdown. The Highlanders entered the game with a sense of urgency — a win would put them in better position to make the playoffs — while the Blue Devils seemed distracted by the […]

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Double shocker as DHS boy’s fall to Franklin

Surprise, surprise, the Davis High boy’s tennis team actually lost a Delta Valley Conference event. The Blue Devils were bested in the DVC Doubles Championship on Friday, as Adam Barna and Trevor McClelland led Franklin to a victory over the Blue Devils’ top pairings. Barna and McClelland bested Davis’ No. 1 team of Russell Richardson […]

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Halsted headed to Olympic swim team trials

The history of the Davis Aquadarts has always been a rich one. But it may be on its way to becoming even richer. Longtime Aquadart Tara Halsted is set to compete in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. this summer. Halsted, who is a junior at Davis High and […]

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Davis baseball crushes Vintage

The only thing nicer than a Saturday afternoon drive to Yountville is tacking on an 8-2 nonleague baseball win while you’re there — and that’s just what the Davis High squad did against Vintage. DHS posted runs in five of seven innings against the Crushers in the rain make-up contest. “They’re a playoff caliber team,” […]

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UCD women top Gauchos in OT to reach title match

Senior Ariel Feeney scored two goals and assisted on three others — including the game-winner by senior Lyndsay Sutterley — in leading the second-seeded host UC Davis to a 7-5 overtime win over UC Santa Barbara in Saturday’s second semifinal contest of the Big West Conference women’s water polo tournament at Schaal Aquatics Center. Junior […]

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Magic shock Pacers 81-77 in Game 1

By Cliff Brunt INDIANAPOLIS — The Orlando Magic entered Indiana’s building as huge underdogs and walked out talking trash. Jason Richardson and Jameer Nelson scored 17 points apiece to help sixth-seeded Orlando, playing without Dwight Howard, surprise the third-seeded Pacers 81-77 in Game 1 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Saturday night. “Y’all […]

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James scores 32, Heat roll by Knicks 100-67

By Tim Reynolds MIAMI — LeBron James dropped to the floor holding the back of his head, grimacing and then staggering a bit when he reached his feet. A few moments later, he was fine. And a few moments after that, the Miami Heat had complete control of Game 1 against the New York Knicks. […]

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Bulls lose Rose to torn ACL in win over 76ers

By Andrew Seligman CHICAGO — Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls’ title hopes just might be finished, too. Rose will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee late in Chicago’s 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers […]

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