Devils get to 12-0 by beating powerful Piedmont

Playing a key Bay Shore Athletic League game at Piedmont, the Davis High boys lacrosse team got off to a strong start, then survived the inevitable comeback attempt by the Highlanders for a 9-7 win. With Tuesday’s victory, the Blue Devils remained undefeated overall (12-0) and in BSAL play (3-0). “This win feels absolutely great (because) […]

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Drexel leads DHS comeback kids past Redwood

On Tuesday night, an injury-riddled Davis High girls lacrosse team needed someone to step up big time. That someone was Kylie Drexel. Drexel scored eight goals — including the go-ahead tally — added an assist, and made several spectacular defensive plays down the stretch to essentially will her team to a 14-13 victory over Redwood […]

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Baylor blows past Notre Dame for women’s title

DENVER — Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they’re head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they’re perfect. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women’s basketball championship on Tuesday night, capping a 40-0 […]

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DHS softball powers past Laguna Creek

Three hits apiece from Stephanie Cello, Haley Cameron and Megan Winton powered the Davis High offense, while Alex Barbaria threw a six-hitter to send the Blue Devils over host Laguna Creek, 12-1, in a Delta Valley Conference make-up game on Tuesday. Playing without senior Melanie Habib and sophomore sensation Micke Cox because of injuries, DHS […]

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JV/Frosh roundup: Blue Devil golfers strong in victory

Last Thursday, at its first home match of the season, the Davis High junior varsity boys golf squad turned in solid performances to take down Mira Loma High School. The loss of three players (Spencer Salk, Luke Soler and Jackson Kavrell) to varsity-match qualifying didn’t slow down the Blue Devils as they won handily, 245-269. […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (4/4/12): DHS swimmer Matt Whittle

Sometimes, swimming blurs the line between individual and team sports. Once the starting gun fires — unless it’s a relay race — a swimmer is on his own to get to the wall as fast as he can. But with squads like Davis High’s boys, who have eyes on a section championship, the most important […]

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Trask pitches a dandy; Blue Devils win in Fresno, 8-1

CLOVIS — Sophomore Matt Trash threw a complete-game, four-hitter and the Blue Devils cruised past North (Bakersfield), 8-1, in the Fresno Easter Baseball Classic Tuesday afternoon at Clovis North High. The locals are now 2-0 in the tournament and meet homesteading North Clovis at 7 tonight. DHS ace Ben Eckels will be on the mound. […]

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Evans leads Kings past Timberwolves

SACRAMENTO — Tyreke Evans had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and the Sacramento Kings topped the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-108, on Monday. The Kings opened the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run and never trailed the rest of the way. Sacramento entered the game having lost five of six. The Kings made their […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kentucky tops Kansas for NCAA title

NEW ORLEANS — No matter where Anthony Davis and his buddies go to make their millions, their ol’ Kentucky home will long remember this championship season. The Wildcats hit the jackpot with their lottery picks on Monday, ignoring Davis’ bad shooting night and parlaying a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory over […]

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Cats can contend for a championship in 2012

WEST SACRAMENTO — Any new baseball season is filled with hope — sometimes logically, sometimes not. While many Triple-A clubs are pretenders, the Sacramento River Cats are clearly contenders. After another successful season during which Sacramento captured its 10th Pacific Coast League South Division title in 12 years, the Cats are back in business with […]

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UCD clinches first Big West softball series with win

In earning a split of a Sunday doubleheader, the UC Davis softball team was held scoreless for the final nine innings of the day. But Monday’s rubber match was a different story altogether as the Aggies used a six-run opening frame to run away with a 9-1 five-inning win over UC Riverside at La Rue Field. […]

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Family of stricken coach supported at fundraiser

Words fail at times like these. Travis Saylor is dying. To someone who has given so much of himself to the Davis Junior Blue Devil football organization, it is unfair that cancer now takes the rest. “Travis was instrumental in the turnaround of the youth program — focusing on player recruitment and development,” friend and […]

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Rain doesn’t stop these Little Leaguers from playing

While rain again played havoc with the Davis Little League’s early-season schedule, a handful of teams were able to find good footing and get some games in. Here’s a look at last week’s Majors-division action … Rays 9, Rangers 8 — Despite two home runs by Ranger Thomas Brooks, the Rays managed to hang on. […]

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