Watney has a tough round but is still in hunt at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas — Ryan Palmer sat down after finishing his third round and put his head down on the table. He was exhausted — and still leading — after a 3-over 73 on a gusty day at the Byron Nelson Championship. The Texas native who made the cut only once in his first seven appearances […]

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Brewers squeeze past Giants in the ninth

MILWAUKEE — Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought a suicide squeeze might be coming. Jonathan Lucroy had no idea. The catcher’s bases-loaded bunt scored Ryan Braun with one out in the ninth, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over San Francisco on Saturday. “He hasn’t put a bunt down all year and he’s hitting […]

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How do you deal with a season like 2011?

Think back to May 9 … a crucial Monday baseball game with Franklin. Davis High and the Wildcats were vying for second place in the Delta Valley Conference, trying to avoid a Sac-Joaquin Section tournament play-in game. Remember the score? It was 4-3, Blue Devils. “Huge win,” DHS coach Dan Ariola said at the time. “And […]

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Three Devils are masters of their universes

SACRAMENTO — Initially there was the Delta Valley Conference crown. Then the Davis High boys captured their first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship. Then, with dramatic performances in both track and field events, the Blue Devils provided a lion’s share of the drama at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Hughes Stadium on Thursday and Friday. “We […]

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Sophie is no softie in her coming-out party

SACRAMENTO — Who knew? Sure, there were the well-known and accomplished athletes … There were hurdlers Nick Martinez (Elk Grove) and Deja Pugh (Fairfield). Jesuit shot put muscle man Stephen Boals and sprinter Breonntae Snelling of Kennedy were on hand. Each won at least one outing. The Davis High distance duo, seniors Trevor Halsted and Brian […]

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Sports briefs: DHS gym open for girls volleyball

The Davis High girls volleyball program is hosting open-gym time for introduction to the sport, practice and workouts. The South Gym on campus at DHS will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. “If you are interested in trying out for our program in the fall, come check it out,” assistant […]

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Blue Devils burn brightly at Masters track meet

SACRAMENTO — Ian rocked the house. Sophie was the belle of the ball … and Trevor went the distance — again — as Davis High put on a dazzling display at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Friday at Hughes Stadium. Ian Rock, the multi-skilled senior Blue Devil, won the pole vault with a 15-6 effort. […]

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Early scoring lets Cats cruise past New Orleans

Sacramento scored five runs in the first two innings on Thursday, then coasted to a 7-2 victory over New Orleans at Raley Field. Michael Taylor, Josh Donaldson and Anthony Recker knocked in runs in consecutive at-bats in the first inning, then Taylor came back to hit a two-run homer — bringing in Eric Sogard — […]

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Rock’s school-record long jump warms up DHS

SACRAMENTO — If Davis High’s long-jump specialist Ian Rock gets off a couple more leaps like he did Thursday, he’s not going to need transportation to the State Meet next week in Clovis. He can just jump his way there. “It was a school record and pretty awesome,” Blue Devil head track coach Spencer Elliott […]

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Strong start for Watney at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas — When the par putt dropped for Jeff Overton on the second hole early in the Byron Nelson Championship, things suddenly seemed to be going in the right direction for him again. “That broke a lot and I thought I missed it, and it actually went in,” Overton said about the 10-footer on the […]

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Sports briefs: DHS’ Glass to play in softball Optimist game

Catchers always seem to be underappreciated. Davis High backstop Emily Glass has handled a strong pitching staff, fielded her position brilliantly and been a force at the plate for the Blue Devils in her senior season. Now, a few days after she thought she had suited up as a high school player for the final […]

Where did we find these kids?

There are a couple of guys on this staff who are really starting to bug me. At first, I liked these kids. Kinda good looking, each of them. Personable? Check. A little goofy, though — I found out one played second base and the other ran cross country. OK. “One has no arm and the […]

Marlins complete a sweep of the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria stood at the center of the visiting clubhouse, holding a Marlins cap in his hand and flashing a smile behind his sunglasses. He was clearly the happiest person at AT&T Park. With the home fans still stunned and grieving over the injury to star catcher Buster Posey, […]

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Anderson’s three-hitter sends A’s past Angels

ANAHEIM — The Oakland Athletics, starved for runs most of the month, finally got some, with every player notching a hit against the Los Angeles Angels. Brett Anderson tossed three-hit ball over eight scoreless innings and Andy LaRoche drove in three runs to help the last-place A’s win 4-3 on Thursday. The A’s split their […]

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