A’s Taylor gets first MLB hit in loss

OAKLAND — Michael Taylor was running out his single in the ninth inning Tuesday night thinking he never thought the moment would happen. Three games and six at-bats into his major league career, Taylor finally has a batting average. The only downer was that the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 7-4. “You always […]

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Rookies help Giants cling to life

SAN DIEGO — Rookies Brett Pill and Eric Surkamp had a night to remember, even as their San Francisco Giants are trying desperately to catch the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pill hit a two-run homer in his first big league at-bat, Surkamp earned his first major league win and the Giants had to escape a bases-loaded jam […]

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UCD roundup: Hansen wins the State Fair Championship

It won’t count in the Causeway Cup standings, but Matt Hansen certainly gave UC Davis fans something to brag about on Monday, when he edged Sacramento State golfer Jake Johnson to win the California State Fair Amateur Men’s Championship. Hansen, an Aggie sophomore, shot a final round 6-under 66 to finish with a 54-hole total […]

Aggie women unveil 2011-12 basketball schedule

The schedule makers didn’t exactly give first-year UC Davis women’s basketball coach Jennifer Gross a break with the 2011-12 slate. But with a team coming off of its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, the Aggies will be ready for it. UCD will even be back at the site of that 2010 postseason game, when it plays […]

DHS girls beat the heat, Trojans

The temperature reached a scorching 97 degrees on Tuesday for a girls tennis match between Davis High and visiting Oak Ridge. However, the heat in the air was nothing compared to the fire coming off the Blue Devils’ rackets. DHS rebounded from a loss to Granite Bay on Monday by breezing through the Trojans, 9-0, […]

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UCD defense’s focus will be on Montana State QB

Going into last Thursday’s opener at Arizona State, the UC Davis football team knew there was no way it would be able to match the speed and athleticism of the Football Bowl Subdivision Sun Devils. This week, when the Aggies travel to take on defending Big Sky Champion Montana State, the two Football Championship Subdivision […]

DHS volleyball drops a close match at Vacaville

If her team has to lose, Davis High volleyball coach Julie Crawford just asks one thing of her girls: never give up. And because the Blue Devils didn’t on Tuesday at Vacaville, Crawford remained optimistic after the locals’ first loss of the season. DHS (1-1) won the first game, 25-19, before dropping the next three […]

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Greiner Athlete of the Week (9/7/11): UCD soccer midfielder Alex Henry

When UC Davis men’s soccer player Alex Henry tells the story of his first collegiate goal to his grandkids, there will be no exaggeration necessary. It’s not just that the sophomore midfielder’s first score was an overtime game-winner — or that it came in front of a packed house at Aggie Soccer Field on Sunday […]

Devil JV soccer boys begin season sizzling

Scoring 30 goals in its first five contests, the Davis High boys junior varsity soccer team came roaring out of the gate with five straight victories. Along the way, the Blue Devils picked up the Woodcreek Tournament championship, in which they scored 17 times against three overmatched schools. After sending home visitors Marin Academy and […]

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Yuba City wasn’t the start frosh footballers wanted

YUBA CITY — Made up of newcomers and veterans of the 2010 Davis Junior Blue Devils Midget championship squad, the Davis High freshman footballers suffered through a 32-6 setback to Yuba City on Friday. But coach Derek Brothers, seeing the opening game as a bump in the road, still has his team’s back… “We have […]

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Cross country showing from frosh/soph, JV is solid

VACAVILLE — The Davis High cross country team got off and running Saturday with a successful day at the season-opening Vacaville Lagoon Valley Classic. Three Blue Devil squads dominated their races, with the frosh/soph girls, junior varsity girls and frosh/soph boys each finishing first in team scoring. Individually, DHS had two first-place winners. Daniel Rowen […]

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Welcome to the foundation of Davis High sports

Welcome back to our weekly look at junior varsity and freshman/sophomore sports at Davis High School. It was clear to Sports Editor Chris Saur and me that — despite the risks inherent with leaning on parents or overworked coaches to help us collect information and stats — recapping the week’s action for the future varsity […]

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Aggies savor 2-1 OT victory over powerful UCLA

With no practice scheduled Monday, members of the UC Davis men’s soccer team spent an extra 24 hours on Cloud 9. After stunning No. 6 UCLA, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday at Aggie Soccer Stadium, the local heroes have been the buzz of the collegiate soccer world. And that spotlight feels mighty good. “This means […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Craven plays well in field hockey loss

A NorPac West Defensive Player of the Week performance from UC Davis goalkeeper Conley Craven wasn’t quite enough for the Aggies as Kelley Harrison scored with under six minutes remaining on Sunday to help Brown University edge the locals, 3-2 on Sunday in Providence, R.I. Brown (1-1) came back from a 2-1 deficit to come […]

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