Devils get ready for Elk Grove with a blowout win

Following Wednesday’s 17-0 shellacking of host Monterey Trail, the Davis High baseball team has now won its first three Delta Valley Conference games without surrendering a run. Blue Devil head coach Dan Ariola knows the string of shutouts will probably end during Friday’s showdown with Elk Grove, which is also 3-0 in league play. But […]

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Oakland’s slow start continues

TORONTO — Dallas Braden isn’t panicking about Oakland’s poor start to the season. Travis Snider hit a three-run home run, Yunel Escobar had three hits before leaving with an injury and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Braden and the Athletics, 5-3, on Wednesday night. Oakland has lost four of five to start the season and […]

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Lincecum’s gem is what the Giants ordered

SAN DIEGO — All the San Francisco Giants really needed was a big dose of The Freak. Tim Lincecum struck out 13 and held the San Diego Padres to one run and three hits in seven innings to lead the defending World Series champions to just their second win in six games, 8-4 on Wednesday […]

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New baseball rules enough to drive you batty

It’s enough to drive you batty … When Little League and the governing body of prep baseball changed the rules for what kind of bats could be used this year and beyond, it started a scramble for proper equipment. Not only are lower-flight bats mandatory in Little League and in high school — all-composite bats […]

Youth roundup: Two Diamonds finish season strong

Davis Diamonds gymnasts Micaela Everitt and Maggie Koo capped their seasons with good performances at the Junior Olympics Level 7 State Championships last weekend in Brentwood. Both gymnasts earned several of their highest scores in this high point of the year. Competing together in the Senior B division, Koo — a ninth-grader at Holmes — […]

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Late rally by San Jose tells UCD no way

SAN JOSE — San Jose State rallied from a four-run deficit to score five unanswered runs and steal a 5-4 softball win from UC Davis on Wednesday at the San Jose State Softball Complex. The Aggies (17-14) dominated the first four innings, taking a 4-0 lead, while UCD starting pitcher Jessica Thweatt was holding the […]

Youth soccer: Chaos United takes second at Soccerfest

The Davis Chaos United, a U19 boys soccer team, took second place last weekend at the PHMSA SoccerFest in Pleasant Hill. Eli Siegel was the standout star of the Chaos’ first game, against the PHMSA Atletica 2, as he scored both of the goals in a 2-0 tournament-opening victory on Saturday. Andrew Krouse then drilled […]

It’s time for more fun local events

A couple of weeks ago, The Davis Enterprise joined with the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame to present a free-admission Community Day at the shrine of the spoke world. It was huge. Fun for our staff, terrific for those people discovering the site for the first time and the Hall of Fame folks said it […]

Elk Grove gives Blue Devils a soccer scare

When Davis High’s Anna Maria Gilbertson scored less than 90 seconds into Tuesday’s soccer contest with visiting Elk Grove, it looked like the nation’s No. 3 prep team would carve out another laugher. But more than 73 minutes later, the game was still in doubt — tied 1-1. Only when Blue Devil defender Dana Granger’s […]

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Devils follow their own sign to bash Cardinals

Before Tuesday’s game against Laguna Creek, the Davis High softball team hung a banner in the dugout reading “Team Manifesto: Don’t play down to other teams.”  As the 11-1 victory over the Cardinals that followed clearly showed, other teams are going to have to start playing up to compete with the Blue Devils. After allowing […]

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Kings play spoiler against former coach

HOUSTON — Rick Adelman’s former team hurt the playoff hopes of his current one. Marcus Thornton and Samuel Dalembert scored 21 points apiece, Dalembert and DeMarcus Cousins each grabbed 15 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings hurt Houston’s playoff hopes with a 104-101 win over the Rockets on Tuesday night. Tyreke Evans scored 18 points and […]

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A’s lose a wild game in Toronto

TORONTO — Oakland manager Bob Geren knows what really beat the Athletics: sloppy defense. Yunel Escobar hit a game-ending two-run homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-6 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night. Oakland made two errors and misplayed another potential out in a pivotal four-run sixth as the […]

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Adams leads Texas A&M to an NCAA women’s title

INDIANAPOLIS — Scoring, rebounding, even making a key steal, Danielle Adams saved her best game for the biggest stage and brought Texas A&M its first national championship. Adams scored 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half and answered the Fighting Irish basket for basket Tuesday night to help Texas A&M bring a […]

Padres send Giants to 1-4

SAN DIEGO — Aaron Harang couldn’t have asked for a better debut with his hometown San Diego Padres. Harang threw six strong innings, while getting out of a few jams, and the Padres won their home opener, 3-1, on Tuesday against the skidding San Francisco Giants. The big right-hander said he felt like he did […]

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