Aquadarts host Splash and Dash fundraiser

The Davis Aquadarts invite the community to the first annual Splash and Dash Duathlon on Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at Community Pool and Park. The event, open to participants of all ages, is a fundraiser that will help Aquadarts cover the cost of leasing Community Pool this summer. The duathlon will […]

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Aquatics | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: River Cats knock off Iowa

WEST SACRAMENTO — Grant Green and Adam Rosales drove in three runs each as the Sacramento River Cats posted a 9-4 win over the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday afternoon at Raley Field. Bruce Billings (3-1) got the start for the Cats and tossed six innings, allowing two runs on three hits, while striking out six. […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS girls fall to Folsom in soccer quarterfinal

FOLSOM — There were 11 players on the field for Davis High on Tuesday, but they never really came together into a team as the Blue Devils girls soccer squad fell, 2-0, to host Folsom in the quarterfinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. “Overall, the difference was the energy and urgency (Folsom) had to the […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD baseball survives a late San Jose State rally

Paul Politi’s big game, which included his second home run of the year, helped the UC Davis baseball team hold off San Jose State, 12-9, in a slugfest at Blethen Field in San Jose on Tuesday. The nine-inning contest, UCD’s fourth win in its last five full games, came after the two teams completed a […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Third stage still the charm for Sagan at Tour

LIVERMORE — Sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia surged to the front in the final 100 yards to win his third straight stage and extend his race lead Tuesday in the third stage of the Tour of California. Sagan swung wide to the right to edge Heinrich Haussler of Australia for the third day en route […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS JV softball squad finishes 19-3

A 16-run explosion, off of seven hits, gave the Davis High School junior varsity softball team a mercy rule-shortened victory over Franklin last week in a fitting end to a successful season. The Blue Devils (19-3) topped the Wildcats, 16-4, with Madi Benner striking out four to pick up the win. At the plate, DHS […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil hurlers hold key to CIF baseball journey

When the Blue Devils hand the ball to pro prospect Ben Eckels in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoffs, it is with the hope that Davis High — for the first time since 2008 — survives the elimination round. If the locals get past Oak Ridge at Sacramento City College on Thursday […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Late coach remembered during Saturday celebration

Travis Saylor was all about the kids, his beloved game of football and being with family and friends. On Saturday, in spirit, the late Davis Junior Blue Devils coach will be with all those close to him when the gridiron community comes together for what is being called Travis’ Life Celebration. The two-hour memorial, which […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (5/16/12): DHS swimmer Alex Rieger

A year ago, Alex Rieger won the individual Sac-Joaquin Section title in the 50 freestyle, but the points went to St. Francis — where she attended school as a freshman — and the Troubadours took the crown. This season, the sophomore speedster swam for the good guys (Davis High) at last week’s section championships, and […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Baseball playoff game is Thursday

The Davis High School baseball team’s first-round playoff game against Oak Ridge will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Sacramento City College. An incorrect date was published in Wednesday’s edition.

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: A’s and Giants get victories

ANAHEIM — Although Tyson Ross was born and raised around Oakland, the Athletics right-hander’s favorite mound in California might be in Orange County. The Los Angeles Angels? They don’t look comfortable anywhere right now. Ross allowed five hits in six strong innings to snap a three-start skid, Josh Reddick homered and Seth Smith hit a […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Devil 28 ready to roll in CIF track meet

And they’re off! Twenty-eight Davis High athletes who led the Blue Devils to boys and girls Delta Valley Conference championships on Friday are headed to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet this week. While normal venue Hughes Stadium undergoes a facelift, Wednesday (trials) and Friday (finals) competition will be conducted at Elk Grove/Laguna Creek Community […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS lacrosse, baseball playoff contests finalized for this week

With every single Davis High team qualifying for the playoffs this spring, postseason action will dominate this week’s local sports scene. On Monday, the time and day for the Blue Devil baseball squad’s Sac-Joaquin Section tournament opener against Oak Ridge was set as Franklin defeated Vintage in a play-in game. That result means DHS will […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sagan takes Tour Stage 2 to stay on top

APTOS — Peter Sagan of Slovakia won his second straight stage with a powerful and unchallenged sprint and retained the overall lead Monday in stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. The Liquigas-Cannondale rider was timed in the 117.1-mile road race from San Francisco in 5 hours and 2 minutes. He now leads the […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,