Youth soccer: Great showing for Davis teams at Concord Cup

The Davis Mojo, a U14 boys soccer team, took second at the Concord Cup last weekend. In its first game, Davis beat the Mountain View United, 3-2, as Jeremy Jaquinod had the game-winner, connecting on a cross from Nathan Leyva. The Mojo then fell, 3-2, to Concord United, but the two teams both moved on […]

Youth basketball: Wildcats Black goes undefeated at May Madness

The Davis Wildcats Black, a JV-age boys basketball team, took first last weekend at the May Madness Tournament in Rocklin. Three 60-points games meant three wins for the Wildcats, as they downed the Red Raiders (60-33), the Tri-City Rockets (60-36) and then defeated E-Time Hoops (60-42) in the title game. Davis was paced by strong […]

UCD roundup: 25th-ranked Cal wins at Dobbins

Up early on No. 25 Cal on Wednesday at Dobbins Stadium, the UC Davis baseball team couldn’t hold on to the lead and lost 8-3. In the bottom of the second, Ryan Allgrove’s base hit through the right side brought Alex Dreyfuss home from second base, giving the Aggies (16-31) a 1-0 lead. Justin Andrade […]

DHS boys gain experience in section playoff loss

The Davis High boys lacrosse team figured its season was over after dropping a Bay Shore Athletic League playoff game last week to Piedmont. So when the call came that the Blue Devils still had received a bid to the North Coast Section tournament — to play at Amador Valley on Wednesday — they were […]

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Simanton paces UCD women on Day 1 at NCAA finals

BRYAN, Texas — UC Davis seniors Chelsea Stelzmiller and Alice Kim are playing in the NCAA Division I women’s golf championship tournament for the second time, but it’s a finals rookie — sophomore Amy Simanton — who led the way for the Aggies in round one. Simanton posted two birdies and shot a team-best 1-over […]

Youth lacrosse: Younger Knights pick up weekend victories

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team played two league games at Playfields on May 7th. In their first game, the Knights lost 10-4 to the El Dorado Hills Blue. Goalie Bryan Johnstone saved many great shots throughout the game and strong defense and sharp passing helped Davis stay close. The locals faced the Chico […]

Oakland pounds Angels after delay

OAKLAND — Gio Gonzalez has been on the right side of consecutive weather-impacted starts. The hard-throwing lefty pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Oakland Athletics emerged from a rain-soaked start to hammer the Los Angeles Angels, 14-0, on Tuesday night. “With the weather, it’s like hit or miss,” said Gonzalez, who allowed seven […]

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Soccer playoffs get rugged: DHS girls win in OT

Soccer is a funny game. But on Tuesday, the Davis High girls weren’t laughing as Sheldon took them into overtime, despite a 26-4 shooting advantage by the Blue Devils in the first 80 minutes. It wasn’t until the second extra period — when Anna Maria Gilbertson poached Sarah Sadler’s rocket off the crossbar — that […]

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Nowitzki leads Mavs past Thunder in Game 1

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki showed no rust from a long layoff, making 10 of his first 11 shots and an NBA playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 121-112 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. […]

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Cavs get lucky, Kings fall in lottery

CLEVELAND —  For the second time in eight years, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, securing the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks, which they will use to help rebuild a team that was left at the altar of a championship when LeBron James bolted as a free agent […]

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After loss in Nashville, Cats still come home with winning trip

Taylor Green’s three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning for Nashville and provided the game’s final margin in an 11-10 Sounds win over the visiting Sacramento River Cats. Even with the loss on getaway day, the Cats completed their eight-game road trip at 5-3. Sacramento took a 10-5 lead in the sixth inning behind Matt […]

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Sanchez hurts himself with error in Giants loss

DENVER — Pitching with confidence and command, Jonathan Sanchez was on the brink of another win for the San Francisco Giants. It all slipped away after he fielded a sacrifice bunt and threw wildly to first base. Sanchez’s throwing error opened the door to a four-run eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies surged back into […]

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JV roundup: DHS girls lacrosse finishes strong

After a slow start this spring, the Davis High School junior varsity girls lacrosse squad finished strong. In the season finale, the Blue Devils got past Northgate to finish with a 10-6 record. Clayton Valley, Berkeley, Oak Ridge, Bishop O’Dowd, St. Francis and Foothill also fell to DHS this year during a rugged schedule. The […]

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Sports briefs: UCD gets four on All-Big West softball squad

The UC Davis softball team had four players honored and got five awards when the Big West announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday. That’s because versatile Alex Holmes was named to the first team as a pitcher, as well as receiving second-team recognition as a utility player. The All-Big West first team accolade is the […]