Horner wins, Mach takes 42nd as Tour of California ends

Davis resident Paul Mach, who competes for Team Bissell, took 42nd overall at the Tour of California, finishing 26 minutes and 37 seconds behind race winner Chris Horner (RadioShack) after Sunday’s eighth and final stage. Horner’s teammate Levi Leipheimer, the Tour of California champion from 2007 to 2009, finished second.

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This Blue Devil athletic year has been a treat

My head is swimming. Actually it’s channeling lacrosse. No, it seems my focus remains with soccer — except for the flashbacks I have of a melancholy baseball campaign. Then, just this weekend when I thought I was collecting myself, I began awakening in the middle of the night with visions of Trevor Halsted and Brian […]

Aggie Stadium will benefit from $2 million donation from alum

One of the most rewarding parts of playing sports is the bonds that form between teammates. In college athletics, those bonds can become strong not only between current players, but also with former athletes who are connected by virtue of shared experience representing their school in competition. So while UC Davis alumnus Bruce Edwards played […]

Popkins keys Aggies’ rally over Gauchos

David Popkins homered in the fifth inning and had a game-winning two-run single during a four-run rally in the eighth as UC Davis came back to beat UC Santa Barbara 5-4 in a Big West Conference baseball game at Dobbins Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The victory snapped the Aggies’ six-game losing streak while improving their […]

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One for the ages: Devil girls win soccer crown

ELK GROVE — It’s official … This Davis High girls soccer team is one for the ages. Using stifling defense, some other-worldy goalkeeping from Hannah Gendron and an overtime goal by junior captain Courtney Jimenez, the Blue Devils snuck by defending champion St. Francis, 1-0, to win the Sac-Joaquin Section crown. DHS finishes the season […]

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Lincecum’s gem leads Giants past A’s

SAN FRANCISCO — The shadows were creeping in around home plate. As if Tim Lincecum wasn’t dominating enough Saturday, the rare mid-afternoon start forced hitters to find the ball from his hand atop the mound, through the sunlight and into darkness, at times seemingly making pitches vanish. One by one, hitters also disappeared. Lincecum pitched […]

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RadioShack teammates Leipheimer, Horner go 1-2 in Tour’s seventh stage

MOUNT BALDY — Levi Leipheimer slipped ahead in the final yards to win the mountainous seventh stage of the Tour of California on Saturday, while RadioShack teammate Chris Horner finished second just behind and solidified his pending overall race title. After going to the front with Horner with just less than two miles left, Leipheimer, […]

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UCD roundup: Women finish 20th at NCAA golf finals

BRYAN, Texas — Capping a standout career that included appearances by at least one of them at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in each of their four years, UC Davis seniors Chelsea Stelzmiller and Alice Kim helped the Aggies take 20th at the 2011 Division I finals, which ended Saturday. Stelzmiller carded a 1-under 71, […]

Top-4 sweep in 1,600, Halsted’s meet record help DHS boys win first section title

In the past year, the Mondavi Center has played host to the Alexander Quartet. Local rock bands with four members, like Downhill From Here and Uncle Tony, have been gaining citywide recognition. But on Friday night at Elk Grove Stadium, the Davis High male distance runners made their pitch for the greatest foursome of them […]

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Sports briefs: 23 Blue Devils to be honored Sunday at Raley Field

Twenty-two Davis High players will be honored at Raley Field on Sunday when the Sacramento River Cats host their third annual All-City High School Sports Awards, a celebration of Sacramento area high school sports stars. The ceremony will be held prior to the Cats’ game against the Oklahoma City Redhawks, which begins at 1:05 p.m. […]

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Triple-OT win puts DHS girls in section lacrosse semis

Mari Cajandig whipped around the corner of the goal, spotted Kylie Drexel open in space in front of the net and zipped a pinpoint pass in stride. Drexel secured the ball in her stick, twisted to her right and delivered a straight strike into the net to give the Davis High girls lacrosse team an […]

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Blue Devil softballers still alive in sections

SACRAMENTO — For the first time in more than 10 years, a Davis High softball team lives to play another day in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. After dispatching Merced, 5-1, in Saturday’s early game at the Sacramento Softball Complex, the Blue Devils (14-9) entered the double-elimination phase of the tournament. But in an afternoon encounter […]

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Hull shines for DHS boys in NorCal tennis loss

The Davis High boys tennis team sets out each season with a Sac-Joaquin Section championship as its goal. Anything else — except maybe beating Jesuit in the finals, which the Blue Devils did — is just icing on the cake. But by winning the Sac-Joaquin title, DHS earned a berth in the CIF USTA NorCal […]