Aggies sweep series with 8-4 win over Matadors

Led by a 2-for-3 performance from David Popkins, the UC Davis baseball team scored at least one run in each of the first six innings to take an 8-4 Big West Conference win from Cal State Northridge on Sunday at Dobbins Stadium in Davis. The win marked the first series sweep of the year for […]

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Pro briefs: River Cats edge Las Vegas, 5-4

Sacramento’s Josh Donaldson tied the game with a home run in the fourth inning and Jai Miller knocked in three more runs in the fifth with a triple to lead the River Cats past Las Vegas on Saturday, 5-4. The fifth-inning rally gave the Cats a 5-3 lead and the Sacramento bullpen allowed just one […]

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UCD roundup: Aggie women get to Big West semis

SANTA BARBARA — A day after upsetting fourth-seeded Pacific, the UC Davis women’s water polo team was knocked out in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament on Saturday. Tenth-ranked and top-seeded UC Irvine went on to Sunday’s title game with a 15-9 win over the 18th-ranked and fifth-seeded Aggies. UCD (19-12) will play […]

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Sports briefs: Klavins and Richardson reach DVC finals

Like the wind that was gusting all day at the Delta Valley Conference doubles championships on Friday at Monterey Trail, Davis High’s Paul Klavins and Russell Richardson blew through the competition on their way to the finals. There, however, the Blue Devil tennis players ran into Franklin’s version of a wind-breaker — a doubles team made […]

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Birthday girl Grim goes deep in DHS victory

For many people, turning 18 means getting the freedom to buy a lottery ticket, vote in the next election, or heck, rent a Porta Potty. For Davis High senior Kaitlyn Grim, it meant leading her team to a softball victory with her first home run at the varsity level. Grim’s titanic shot on her landmark […]

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Kupbens is sharp as Aggies clinch a baseball series

For the arm of UC Davis starting pitcher Anthony Kupbens, Saturday’s baseball game against Cal State  Northridge resembled a grueling marathon. Kupbens pitched eight shutout innings, threw 114 pitches and got five strikeouts in a 6-0 Aggie victory over the Matadors at Dobbins Stadium. “He’s pitched well all year,” said UCD head coach Rex Peters. […]

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Devil boys swimmers peaking at right time?

Timing is everything, especially in swimming, where timing is a double-edged sword. A swimmer’s time is always posted on the board, for all to see, and in prep pool competition, establishing a strong enough time to qualify for section finals is the season-long key. When schools in the Sac-Joaquin Section gather for the championships at […]

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Local girls no match for Delta Valley swimmers

There was no mystery at the Delta Valley Conference girls swim meet on Friday. Alternating with boys events, the Davis High distaffers won their 24th consecutive league crown at Arroyo Pool, topping second-place Laguna Creek, 641-350. Beverly Nguyen, Tara Halsted and Rachel Johnson each captured two individual events, the Devil relay teams swept those three […]

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Off-season? Not for Davis High football program

What off-season? If you don’t think this is prep football season, guess again. This semester, Davis High football players have been surviving a 6:15 a.m. training course, called Zero Period. Some have been in involved in after-school tutoring or a Blue Devil gridiron homework club. There are afternoon weight-room sessions, allowing potential players from the […]

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Watney is six shots back at Zurich

AVONDALE, La. — Bubba Watson made a 4-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for a 2-under 70 and a share of third-round lead with Webb Simpson on Saturday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Davis High graduate Nick Watney also shot on 70 on Saturday to move into a tie for 21st, […]

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Briefs: Cats beat Vegas in the 13th

Sacramento scored two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game on Thursday, then plated four in the top of the 13th to capture a memorable 13-9 victory at Las Vegas. The River Cats and 51s traded the lead five times in the first nine innings and matched each other with one run apiece […]

Davis soccer girls roll by Elk Grove, 4-0

ELK GROVE  — The nation’s No. 1 girls prep soccer team keeps rolling along. With Elk Grove packing back its defense and the wind howling, Davis High came home with another Delta Valley Conference victory — this time 4-0 over the stubborn Thundering Herd. Allie Muller’s perfect corner kick to a waiting Ari Heyer at […]

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Blue Devil boys push Mustangs to five games

The age-old question of “what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?” was finally answered Thursday night in The Cage. Unfortunately, the Davis High boys volleyball team was on the losing end of the collision. The Blue Devils’ rock-hard defense finally caved against a powerful Monterey Trail squad (13-14, 6-1), led by Ashanti […]

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DHS’ Hull and Lipman take top two spots at DVC singles

In what looked more like a particularly competitive Davis High boys tennis practice, Blue Devils Glenn Hull and Robert Lipman emerged Thursday as the top two singles players at the Delta Valley Conference tournament. After getting past the rest of the field at the Monterey Trail High courts, the two DHS players will stay home […]

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