Youth roundup: 13U Wildcats take first at hoops tourney

The Davis Wildcats’ 13U Black team went undefeated this past weekend in a basketball tournament at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin to earn first place in its division. The Wildcats defeated North Bay, 63-27, in their first game, as Kevin Austin led the way with 17 points, seven assists and five steals. Reese Peterson sank 14 […]

Kids triathlon was fun in the sun

More than 350 participants were at Arroyo Park on Sunday for the Positive Energy Kids Triathlon, hosted by A Change of Pace. The athletes came from all over Northern California to participate in the triathlon, which is intended to be viewed as an event rather than a race. Times and places are not as important […]

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AYSO World Cup returns to Davis this weekend

The 25th annual AYSO World Cup, which will be contested in Davis this weekend through Monday, will feature approximately 150 boys and girls AYSO teams from around Northern California competing at levels from U10 to U19. All teams are assigned a name of a FIFA country and will be given a flag that represents that […]

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Homecoming, of sorts, for ex-Devil Anibaba

SANTA CLARA — There’s a quiet dignity about the Anibaba family. Always has been. But when Jalil Anibaba returned “home,” making his Northern California professional soccer debut Tuesday with the MLS Chicago Fire, there was every reason to be proud and loud. While a contingent of more than 25 family and friends couldn’t contain themselves […]

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Canucks eliminate Sharks in double OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Kevin Bieksa scored 10:18 into the second overtime and the Vancouver Canucks advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 17 years with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. The Canucks ended the Western Conference finals in five games after getting even 2-2 […]

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A’s beat Angels to end a six-game skid

ANAHEIM — Guillermo Moscoso was an unlikely shutdown starter. David DeJesus was an even more improbable power source. Together, they propelled the Oakland Athletics to a skid-snapping win. DeJesus hit two homers and drove in four runs, Moscoso pitched six scoreless innings to win his first major league start, and Oakland ended a six-game losing […]

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Florida’s Nolasco outpitches Cain in Giants loss

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain had Hanley Ramirez in an 0-2 hole and was one pitch from working out of a third-inning jam. When the San Francisco starter let Ramirez off the hook with a walk, Cain knew he was in trouble. Another walk and a three-run double by Gaby Sanchez confirmed it. “That’s my […]

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River Cat relievers hold off Zephyrs

Sacramento’s bullpen pitched four scoreless innings as the River Cats held on for a 3-2 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night at Raley Field. Jerry Blevins pitched a hitless sixth inning for the Cats (29-17), Fautino De Los Santos struck out the side in the seventh and Willie Eyre pitched the eighth and ninth […]

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Aggies finish nonconference slate with loss to Gaels

UC Davis got just four hits on Tuesday — two of them by third baseman Justin Andrade — and dropped its final nonconference game of the season on the road at St. Mary’s. The Aggies, who will wrap up the season with a three-game home series against UC Riverside this weekend, fell 8-2 at Louis […]

DHS track boys look strong heading into Masters

When Davis High’s boys track and field team marches in Hughes Stadium on Thursday and Friday, you’ll excuse the lads if they come in with a little swagger. They’ve earned the right to bask in the limelight. These Blue Devils — guys like Alec Zavala, Nick Denton, Trevor Halsted and Ian Rock — are less […]

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Sports briefs: DHS JV boys defeat Woodland on the links

No matter the sport, if you’re playing for Davis High, there is hardly a better way to close out your season than beating rival Woodland. The Blue Devil junior varsity golf team did just that last Wednesday at Wild Wings Golf Course — and looked good doing it. Led by Cyrus Espino’s 41, Grant Heir’s […]

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DHS’ deep softball run ends with Wisdom-filled season

SACRAMENTO — Anybody but her … When Davis High eliminated St. Francis, 7-3, earlierMonday evening, the Blue Devil softball hopes were running high. The locals were 2-1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs and hoped this venture into the tournament would be long and prosperous. But suddenly there she was — Shelby Wisdom of Elk Grove, one […]

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Cardinals kick off AAA playoffs in right way

The Davis Little League playoff games are under way — and the Cardinals kicked things off with a 7-5 triumph over the Rockies on Saturday. Giacomo Sorrentino scored three times on two singles and a walk for the Cards as winning pitcher Nick Grimes knocked in two runs. William Ziegler picked up the save, stranding […]

Rael’s homer helps Orioles stop Pirates, 11-5

Hammering out seven runs in a big third-inning rally, the Orioles got past the Pirates, 11-5, in Davis Little League majors-division play last week. Brandon Rael hit a home run and singled, while Christian Lien added a triple and single. Tate Petez contributed two safeties. Jonnie Padilla, Davis Eisenman, Derek Mundy and Chris Roque added […]