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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DHS JV boys lacrosse on five-game win streak

As the high school lacrosse season moves into the final two weeks, the Blue Devil junior varsity team continues to build up its record with wins against Campolindo and Northgate to continuing a five-game win streak. DHS started the week with a 4-3 overtime victory over Campolindo. The Blue Devil defensive group — Connal Hart, Max Guida, […]

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Frosh/soph tracksters sharp at Halden

It marked the return of the meet named in honor of Dewey Halden — the late, longtime Davis High coach, teacher and administrator. If the ol’ professor had been around to watch the Blue Devil frosh/soph track and field teams compete last Saturday, he would have been very proud. While no team scoring was kept, the young Devils were […]

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JV girls soccer: The beat goes on, in a big way

The record is lofty: 15-0-2. The win margins are impressive: 16-0 and 10-0. And while the Blue Devils continues to roll, it’s no wonder this program is the feeding ground for DHS varsity team that is ranked No. 1 in the nation. After the Davis JVs accepted a 1-0 forfeit victory from Laguna Creek last Thursday, it dispatched the […]

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Davis JV baseball squad is perfect in Pleasant Grove tourney

ELK GROVE — The Blue Devil junior varsity baseball team was a perfect 4-0 in last week’s Pleasant Grove Easter Tournament. Davis High opened things with a 2-1 win over Woodland. Shane Norton, who had singled in the seventh, scored the winning run on a Wolves’ throwing error. A first-inning single, stolen base and two […]

Frosh baseballers top Pioneer in league action

The Davis High freshman baseball team had another strong week, twice beating second-place Pioneer, then dropping a thrilling nonleague contest to powerful Jesuit in extra innings. The Blue Devils lost 8-4 to Jesuit. After falling behind, 3-0 DHS was able to mount a rally started by walks to Kaysey England and Brendan MacDonald. After C.K. […]

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