Blue Devils tuned up, roll into playoff mode

ELK GROVE — They’ve had their final tune-up. Now it’s time to rev up the engines … In getting past Pleasant Grove, 9-5, in a nonleague road game on Friday, Davis High bats showed a little more life, pitcher Jack Shelledy threw five shutout innings before tiring and the Blue Devils served notice for this […]

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Cycling race begins Sunday

Cycling watch party What: Watch the fourth stage of the Amgen Tour of California live, and learn more about the Team Livestrong Challenge in Davis, July 9-10 When: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; live broadcast ends at about 3:30 p.m. but the party will continue with free light refreshments Where: U.S. Bicycling Hall of […]

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Blue Devils beat Jesuit for tennis section title

The Davis High boys tennis team is in familiar territory. After chasing their third-straight Sac-Joaquin Section title all season long, the Blue Devils finally secured the three-peat on Friday at the Community Park Tennis Complex. And this one was just a bit more satisfying as DHS roared by Jesuit, 6-3, to become champions for the […]

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DHS is up in arms for the Sac-Joaquin tourney

If you’re an opposing hitter, the Davis High pitching staff’s numbers are numbing. A 1.36 team earned run average. Eight pitchers, all with ERAs under 2.52. In 180 innings, 220 strikeouts. Three hurlers — Ben Eckels, Alec Miramontes and Jack Shelledy — who, if they attended most other schools, would be their team’s ace. “We […]

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Sharks beat Red Wings in Game 7 of Western Semis

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau got his first point of the series when he knocked home a rebound with 7:47 to play and the San Jose Sharks finally managed to knock out the Detroit Red Wings on their fourth try with a 3-2 victory Thursday night in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series. […]

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Bulls get past Atlanta to advance to East Finals

ATLANTA — Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and Rose doled out 12 assists, pushing Chicago out to […]

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River Cats fly past Memphis

Sacramento scored seven consecutive runs to start the game on Thursday, then held on to defeat Memphis, 7-3, at AutoZone Park. River Cats starter Guillermo Moscoso (3-2) threw six shutout innings and struck out eight Redbirds to help Sacramento improve to (23-12). The only hiccup for the Cats came in the seventh, when reliever Jerry […]

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Pesky Wood falls to Devil girls in soccer playoffs

“I think we can play better. That first round is always so tough,” Davis High coach Allen Carlson said after his charges dispatched Will C. Wood, 3-0, in their first game of the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer tournament on Thursday at Yudin Field. The first round is tough? Huh? This is Carlson’s 14th season at […]

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Cain is sharp then Giants bullpen holds off D’backs

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain didn’t have much time to react at the ball coming straight for his head. The San Francisco pitcher tried to twist out of the way but hit the dirt within seconds, clutching his right hand in pain. It was the most damage the Arizona Diamondbacks inflicted on Cain all afternoon. […]

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Sports briefs: UCD volleyball gets a new assistant coach

A new assistant coach will spin his web for the UC Davis women’s volleyball team. Aggie head coach Jamie Holmes announced Thursday that Chris Webb, most recently an assistant at San Francisco State, has joined the Aggie staff effective June 1. According to Holmes, Webb’s duties will combine technical and administrative support with his sport […]

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Watney in lead after first round of Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Coming off his worst performance in nearly a year, Davis High graduate Nick Watney looked better than ever Thursday in The Players Championship with an 8-under 64 that put him atop the leaderboard. Watney opened with three straight birdies, didn’t let a double bogey slow his momentum, and finished with […]

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Fostering a new Devil girls basketball era

Staying objective is a bellwether of good journalism. As you’ve probably noticed from the comments of out-of-town fans, when covering Davis High and youth sports, yours truly is pretty much a homer. There’s a couple of elements that enter into being kind to the home team. One: You aren’t subscribing to The Davis Enterprise to […]

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DYSA continues strong at all levels of play

The Enforcers of the Davis Youth Softball Association won their last two games. Pandora Sutherland drove in two runs as the Enforcers topped Dixon, 8-4, in an under-14-division contest on Monday. Neia Wixson doubled, Jordan Vermette singled and drove in a run, Mari O’Brien added a hit and Madison Lowrie and Sarah Taylor each had […]

Tough win by DHS sets up tennis grudge match with Jesuit

To earn the chance to play for a third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section crown, the Davis High boys tennis team needed to be at its best Wednesday, pushing its talent right to the limit. So the Blue Devils took it all the way to the ridge in the semifinal match at the Community Park Tennis Complex […]

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