A’s beat Angels in a wild ending

ANAHEIM — The Oakland Athletics avoided what would have been another sweep by the Los Angeles Angels because outfielders Vernon Wells and Peter Bourjos weren’t able to avoid each other. Cliff Pennington opened the 10th inning with a triple off Wells’ glove and scored on Conor Jackson’s groundout, helping the Athletics win 2-1 on Wednesday. Former […]

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DHS track and field speeds past Grant

The Davis High track and field teams are getting very comfortable on their brand-new digs inside Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Just days after hosting and performing well in the Halden Invitational — and reviving an area tradition that had been dormant for two decades — the Blue Devil boys and girls hosted Grant on […]

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UCD women sweep Big West golf awards

After a record-setting performance in winning the Big West Conference golf championship — the UC Davis women defended their title by 18 strokes last week — the Aggies were rewarded with some considerable hardware on Tuesday. Sophomore Demi Runas was named the league’s Women’s Golfer of the Year, Anne Walker was selected Big West Coach […]

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Davis man leads effort to bring 2022 Winter Games to Tahoe

A Davis man is launching a campaign to bring the Winter Olympics to Northern California. Michael Faust is president of the 11-member California Winter Games Committee, an organization started in January to explore the option of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Lake Tahoe area. California last hosted the Winter Olympics in 1960 at Squaw […]

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Sports briefs: Davis Hoops squad gets a win

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ boys U13 White team 1 split games at Hardwood Palace on Saturday. First, matched up against a much taller E One T One team, the Wildcats used a hustling defense to counteract their opponents’ rebounding advantage. The strategy worked for a 51-46 victory, as Davis’ Kevin Austin, Kyle Katzenmeyer, Will Bodendorfer and […]

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Angels get spark from call-up in win over A’s

ANAHEIM  — The promotion of diminutive infielder Alexi Amarista from Triple-A resulted in some instant offense for the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Amarista, who is just 5-foot-7, hit a two-run double on the third pitch he ever saw in the major leagues and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to lead the […]

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Giants’ Ford scampers home in the 10th to beat Bucs

PITTSBURGH — As soon as Neil Walker turned his head to make the throw to first, Darren Ford took off. Ford let his instincts take over — and when you have speed like Ford’s, of course your instincts will tell you to run. Ford scored from third on a grounder hit to the second baseman […]

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Cats win on Horton’s walk-off

Trailing for most of the game Tuesday, Sacramento tied things up in the seventh inning, then won when shortstop Josh Horton knocked in a run in the bottom of the ninth. Horton’s single brought home Anthony Recker as the River Cats defeated Tucson, 3-2 at Raley Field. Recker had earned a walk and moved the […]

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Sports briefs: Devils give Cards a tough volleyball match

A few unforced errors sprinkled throughout the match were the difference on Tuesday as the Davis High boys volleyball played Laguna Creek close, but fell in four games. The Cardinals were the superior team at the net, but needed every one of their strong attacks in a 26-24, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20 victory over the visiting […]

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DHS golfers overcome Moore’s 70 to win by 1

When a school plays team golf — competition in which the five best scores are counted from six chosen players — any congregate score under 400 is considered powerful. On Tuesday, Davis High shot a brilliant 385 at Wildhorse Golf Course … and it still needed every par, birdie and lucky shot to squeak out […]

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Locals balk at paying for new arena

Everyone loves the Sacramento Kings and wants to keep the cash cow from skipping to Southern California, but Yolo officials have balked at paying for a downtown Sacramento arena with local tax dollars. A proposal emerged earlier this week to band six counties in the Sacramento region together, including Yolo, and pool government monies. The […]

Tuesday’s win sends DHS boys into the tennis postseason

For the Davis High boys’ tennis team, Tuesday’s regaular season finale against Monterey Trail was but another stepping stone in preparation for postseason play. The Blue Devils cruised by the Mustangs, 9-0, at the Community Park Tennis Complex and now look ahead to the Delta Valley Conference Singles and Doubles championships, which will be held […]

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DVC swim meet just a Davis High formality?

It’s kind of a formality, these Delta Valley Conference swimming championships. Davis High’s girls and boys teams have been dominant over the years, regardless of which league the Blue Devils are asked to grace. For much of the last decade, it’s been the DVC and, like veteran Blue Devil girls coach Doug Wright recalls, before […]

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Davis blows past Monterey Trail again, 10-0

Ho hum. Twenty straight wins. No. 1 in the country. 10-0 again Tuesday. The Davis High girls soccer team scored three goals in the first three minutes against visiting Monterey Trail and rolled to another “a-lot-to-a-little” Delta Valley Conference victory. With coach Allen Carlson putting restrictions on how hard his Blue Devils (20-0-1, 10-0) could go […]

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