Sign-ups to be considered for All-Stars almost over

Davis Little League is past the midpoint of its season and soon will be selecting All-Star teams in four divisions. The District 64 tournament — as well as any subsequent events that the teams qualify for —  is baseball designed for  players seeking a more competitive experience, according to DLL board member Dan Duisenberg. Parents […]

Gutierrez tosses complete-game, one-hitter

There’s nothing like having a good defense behind a pitcher. With Avary Marsh making two diving outfield catches and Jacob Purves, Tyler Mortensen, Kevin Blanc and Ryan Bell playing strong on the field, the Padres’ Gabe Gutierrez pitched a one-hit, 3-1 victory over the Giants. The Davis Little League major-division action saw Blanc go 2-for-2 […]

Swift finish to wet first day of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO — An estimated crowd of between 50,000 and 60,000 cycling fans watched at the stage finish in downtown Sacramento as Ben Swift of Britain emerged from a massive sprint finish on Monday to win the 76.3-mile, weather-shortened and rainy opening stage of the Tour of California. Swift, 23, who competes for Team Sky, completed […]

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Close games, lots of runs highlight AAA play

Cody Taylor went 3-for-3 and Sam Blakewell scored three times as the Astros got past the Marlins, 11-10, in recent Davis Little League AAA competition. Zane Schouten, Laurent Schwartz and Taylor each had key RBI and Andy Knox blasted a double for the winners. Kai Taylor struck out the side in the second inning. For […]

Up and down week for DLL junior Dodgers

Hammered by the Giants of Davis, 14-2, on Wednesday, the Davis Little League junior-division Dodgers came back with an 8-1 victory over Winters on Friday. In the win, James Richardson pitched five innings and allowed but one hit for the Dodgers, who scored three runs in the first inning and five in third to settle […]

Berryessa swim raises funds

Lake Berryessa is a great place to enjoy a restful weekend: a dip in the lake, a leisurely paddle around a cove and casual wildlife watching are commonplace along its shores in the spring and summer. However, a group of swimmers from Davis and beyond have no intention of leisurely enjoying Berryessa on Monday. They plan to swim […]

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Choi wins in playoff; Watney fourth at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — In a playoff for the first time on the PGA Tour, K.J. Choi conquered an island green and the most pressure he could remember experiencing to win The Players Championship on Sunday. Davis High graduate Nick Watney, who led the tournament after the first round and was tied for the […]

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Heylman homers but UCD baseballer fall

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Scott Heylman hit his fifth home run of the season, but Cal Poly completed the series sweep with an 11-4 win on Sunday at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo. The Aggies (16-30, 8-10 Big West) took an early 4-1 lead after scoring runs in the second, third and fourth innings. […]

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UCD roundup: Disappointing end to a solid Aggie softball season

SANTA BARBARA — This wasn’t the way UC Davis wanted its softball season to end. But despite suffering a sweep at the hands of UC Santa Barbara, the 2011 campaign still featured several highlights for the Aggies. UCD (22-28, 7-14 Big West) battled through a competitive nonconference schedule, complete with seven games against ranked opponents, […]

Sports briefs: Devils boys lap the DVC field

In recent years, winning league track titles has become commonplace for both boys and girls squads at Davis High. But lo and behold, Delta Valley Conference newcomer Monterey Trail was on fire last week and snatched the crown from the Blue Devil girls, 201-190. Meanwhile, it was business as usual on the guys’ side, with […]

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Cats scratch out a win in Nashville

Josh Donaldson doubled in the ninth inning to bring home outfielder Jai Miller and give Sacramento a 3-2 victory in Nashville on Saturday night. The first-place River Cats (25-12) are on a four-game winning streak, after again beating the Sounds, who are the PCL’s worst team at 12-22. Sacramento finally got on the board in […]

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Giants beat Cubs in rain-shortened game

CHICAGO — It wasn’t exactly how Ryan Vogelsong envisioned his first career shutout. Nine innings or six, he’ll take it. Vogelsong pitched six scoreless innings in a rain-shortened game and Buster Posey hit an RBI single to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. All that despite […]

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Devil boys entertaining in third-place section finish

LODI — Davis High School got a double from Wade Allen, and the boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team swam a brilliant 3:09.31 in finishing second. Throw in a dead heat for first place between Blue Devils Matt Whittle and Cameron Franke in the 100 breaststroke (57.17), and it was an interesting meet on Saturday for […]

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Davis girls pool resources, cash in on relay

LODI — We have splashdown. Marissa LaFreniere, Rachel Johnson, Tara Halsted, Beverly Nguyen — the names are now etched in the Sac-Joaquin Section swimming record books. The Davis High quartet’s 3:28.56 in the 400-yard freestyle relay eclipsed the old Granite Bay standard (3:29.34 in 2009) and secured the Blue Devil girls’ second straight runner-up placement […]

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