Sports briefs: DHS’ Klavins, Richardson and Hull reach section tennis finals

As the two-time defending section champions, the Davis High boys tennis team already strikes fear into the hearts of most of its opponents. But as it gets set to host St. Mary’s on Monday in the second-round of the 2011 Sac-Joaquin playoffs, its résumé just got a little more impressive. With the Sac Joaquin’s individual […]

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Byrd leads; Watney out of Wells Fargo Championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jonathan Byrd lived up to his surname Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship. In the mix with a half-dozen other players trying to keep in range of Pat Perez, Byrd ran off five birdies in six holes to start the back nine and finished with a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead […]

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DHS boys fall to Piedmont but feel ready for playoff rematch

Knowing that the same two teams will play on the same field on Tuesday in the first round of the Bay Shore Athletic League playoffs, Davis High boys lacrosse coach Nick Juri wasn’t going to make too much about Friday’s, 6-5, loss at Piedmont. If anything, the Blue Devil coach was encouraged by his team’s […]

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Former King Jim Les will be introduced Friday as UCD men’s coach

UC Davis did a national search for its new men’s basketball coach, but the university’s choice will be very familiar to local basketball fans. Jim Les, a former Sacramento King and the father of current Aggie player Tyler Les, will be announced as UCD’s head coach at a news conference Friday. Jim Les most recently […]

Sensational send-off for DHS boys volleyball seniors

Call it a lesson in positive visualization. When the Davis High boys volleyball team started its season in February, first-year coach Julie Crawford and her players knew they weren’t going to dominate from the start. They hoped that if they could keep working hard and stick with each other, the product on the court could […]

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DHS softball settles into second place

The Davis High softball team looked at Thursday’s road game against Elk Grove, and its ready-for-college right-hander Shelby Wisdom, as an opportunity. If the Blue Devils could scratch out a win, the two teams would be tied for first in the Delta Valley Conference. Even with a loss — which was the eventual outcome at […]

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Carson’s home run lifts River Cats over Bees

Sacramento bounced back from a frustrating loss on Wednesday, by topping Salt Lake, 7-1, on Thursday at Raley Field. The offensive highlight for the River Cats was Matt Carson smacking a long two-run homer — his fourth of the year — on top of the field house beyond the center-field wall on the third inning. […]

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Sports briefs: Three Devils still alive in section tournament

If it wasn’t for a matchup against the top seed in the singles portion of the Sac Joaquin Individual Boys Tennis Tournament — a contest where Davis High’s Robert Lipman won the first set before falling 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 to Jesuit’s Suresh Eswaran — the Blue Devils would have all four of its qualifying players […]

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Pelfrey helps Mets avoid a Giant sweep

NEW YORK — Expected to be an ace, Mike Pelfrey pitched that way against the San Francisco Giants. The fact that the defending World Series champions trotted out a limited lineup, well, no matter to the New York Mets. Pelfrey stayed strong into the eighth inning, Carlos Beltran homered and the Mets averted a Giants […]

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Indians need 12 innings to outlast A’s

OAKLAND — Music blared throughout the Cleveland Indians clubhouse. From one track to the next, a few players belted out lyrics. Some could even be heard in the hallway outside. One thing is for sure: the Indians are making noise again. Jack Hannahan and Lou Marson had RBI singles in the 12th inning, and the […]

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Aggies are in 4th out of 24 teams at NCAA women’s golf regional

Entering the 24-team NCAA West Regional seeded eighth, the UC Davis women’s golf team cut that in half during Thursday’s opening round and sit in fourth place. Aggie sophomore Demi Runas had four birdies over a six-hole span on her way to a 3-under 69 and is tied for second individually at the Washington National […]

‘Nachos’ or ‘not yours,’ it’s all softball fun

Anybody who has ever walked or driven by a local softball field during a girls softball game would not be surprised to hear the loud, coordinated cheers coming from each team’s dugout. These softball cheers are a big part of the game of softball for the players. It’s not something you see in baseball. In […]

DYSA splits with Woodland in busy week

The Davis Enforcers topped Woodland, 12-7, in recent Davis Youth Softball Association under-14 competition, thanks in part to Madison Lowrie’s two-run double. Mikaela Hiatt pitched a complete game for the Enforcers and Lowrie and Renee Schuman played terrific defense. McKenna Miller, Sara Wixson, Jordan Vermette and Schuman all had key hits for the winners. In […]

Aggies get an exciting comeback baseball win

San Jose State has no one to blame but itself. After the Spartans came into town on April 26 and ran all over the UC Davis baseball team, the Aggies kicked it into gear and haven’t lost since. On Wednesday, it took some late-inning heroics, but UCD came from behind to win its fourth straight […]