There’s no quit in Davis American junior stars

BENICIA — Apparently, the Davis American Junior Little League all-stars are most comfortable in the loser’s bracket. After navigating that one-and-done bracket to win the District 64 crown a week ago, DALL handled its first no-tomorrow challenge at the regional playoffs at Fitzgerald Field on Sunday in beating South Oakland, 4-3, in a dazzling come-from-behind […]

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Tough start for Davis American at Section 1 Juniors Tournament

On their way to winning the Little League District 64 Juniors Tournament last week, Davis American had to figure out how to bounce back from a double-digit loss against Vacaville National. In that instance, the locals not only rebounded to capture the title, they did it by getting revenge on VNLL not once but twice. […]

River Cats fall to Grizzlies at home

WEST SACRAMENTO — Brett Pill’s grand slam broke open a tie game in the sixth inning and Fresno hung on for an 8-5 victory over Sacramento in front of 11,257 fans on Saturday at Raley Field. The slumping River Cats (54-39) have lost five in a row to the Grizzlies (42-52) and eight in a […]

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Padres punish Zito to take down Giants

SAN DIEGO — Barry Zito appeared to be on the right path after returning from a near-season-long injury nearly three weeks ago. But the San Francisco Giants’ left-hander took a giant step backward. Zito allowed three-run homers to Jesus Guzman and Orlando Hudson, and couldn’t get out of the fourth inning in the Giants’ 11-3 […]

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A’s earn split with Angels with extra-inning win

OAKLAND — Scott Sizemore saved Oakland from another disappointing loss. He also saved himself some frustration. Sizemore singled with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Angels in the nightcap of the first scheduled doubleheader in the major leagues in eight years. “It always […]

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Davis junior legion takes second at District 6 tournament

Two close losses on Saturday cost the Davis junior legion squad the District 6 championship. And the emphasis is on close. In both the 5-4 first game and the 9-8 contest that followed, Bella Vista — playing at its home diamond — barely escaped with victories. With John Ariola on second because of a double […]

Finally healthy, McDonald is ready to roll

March 9, 2010. It was the second game of the year for what was expected to be a very good Davis High baseball team. There was Josh Cosio’s big bat, Bo MacArthur was expected to step things up and supply another terrific hitter to the lineup. Then there was Luke McDonald … Coming off a […]

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A summer of swishes for DHS boys basketball

Davis High basketball sports fans and players, here’s your Listerine. Take a cap full, swoosh it around. Spit. Repeat … Good. Taste gone from the 2010-11 season? Not that is was bad year. But that 10-16 campaign started with such promise at 7-1 and a first-ever championship in the Blue Devils’ own Les Curry Invitational. […]

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Sports briefs: Last chance to attend Champions camp at DHS

There are still spots open the upcoming final week of the Champions Advanced Performance Training and Conditioning Athletic Camp. The spots are available for the early session which goes from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Davis High School. This high-energy class — available for boys in grades 5 through 8 and all […]

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Clarke leads British Open with Watney out

SANDWICH, England — About the only predictable part of this British Open is the weather. The biggest surprise is the list of contenders for the claret jug. The weather was wild again Saturday, shifting from a raging wind to a gentle sea breeze, from a driving rain to brilliant sunshine, and leaving most of the […]

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Giants get past Padres in 12 innings

SAN DIEGO — Aubrey Huff hit a tying homer off All-Star closer Heath Bell leading off the ninth inning and Mike Fontenot brought in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 12th, helping the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat the last-place San Diego Padres, 6-2, on Thursday night. The […]

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DALL juniors use an offensive explosion to capture D64 championship

VACAVILLE — For the Davis American all-stars, the road to the Little League District 64 Juniors Tournament title on Thursday went from being an apparent walk in the park to a nail-biter in a matter of innings. But those pot holes along the way were forgotten when the locals held the championship pennant in their hands. […]

Fresno Belts a sixth-inning homer to top Cats

Brandon Belt, who started the season with the major league club in San Francisco hit the go-ahead home run in the sixth inning and Fresno topped Sacramento, 3-2, on Thursday in front of 10,511 fans at Raley Field. The first-place River Cats (54-37) still lead the PCL South Division by seven games, but have lost […]

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Davis junior legion wins big to the get inside track on D6 title

The Davis Junior Legion squad put on a baseball clinic on Thursday at the District 6 Tournament, and homestanding Bella Vista better have been paying attention. That’s because the locals’ 13-0 victory means they will play for the tournament championship on Saturday at Bella Vista High School with their opponent — either Cordova, Sheldon or […]