Butler is back in the title game

HOUSTON — Shelvin Mack wasn’t daunted by playing on college basketball’s biggest stage. After all, this was nothing new for Butler. Mack scored 24 points, including 10 straight in a key second-half run, and the Bulldogs beat Virginia Commonwealth, 70-62, on Saturday night for their second straight trip to the title game. “We’re just looking […]

Sports briefs: DHS coach is happy with his hard-training swimmers

SACRAMENTO — Davis High boys swim coach Tracy Stapleton knows it’s a long season … so, the team results of a Friday nonleague tri-meet on Friday were OK by him. Finishing behind triumphant Bellarmine (San Jose) 122-48 and host Jesuit 100-70, the Blue Devils nonetheless had a “good meet,” according to their veteran mentor. “You […]

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Aggies collect themselves, split with Matadors

On Saturday, Aggie fans got to see the Good Alex Holmes and the So-so Alex Holmes. Thanks to the Good Alex Holmes, UC Davis managed a doubleheader softball split with visiting Cal State Northridge before 150 fans at La Rue Field. In a first-game setback, 7-3, the so-so Holmes pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing five […]

DHS grants no hits to the Pacers

After a hard-fought win against archrival Jesuit at Raley Field on Monday was followed by a come-from-behind victory over Vintage the next day, one could assume that the Davis High baseball team would be too fatigued to put in a quality effort on Friday in its Delta Valley Conference opener against Grant. Well, April Fools. […]

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Fullerton overpowers UCD in two baseball games

A day after losing 14-0 to No. 12 Cal State Fullerton, the UC Davis baseball team kept the game more competitive on Saturday, hanging around until late in a 7-0 loss to Titans at Dobbins Stadium. Saturday’s contest was scoreless through seven innings, with UCD starter Anthony Kupbens holding down the potent Fullerton attack until […]

Giants first win is a blowout

LOS ANGELES — After going winless in his first 14 starts against the Dodgers, Matt Cain has proven more than able ever since. The right-hander scattered five hits over six innings, Aubrey Huff and Freddy Sanchez drove in three runs each and the San Francisco Giants won 10-0 on Saturday for their first win of […]

French youth baseball players are the toast of the town

Bienvenue à Davis, nos amis français … Maintenant, jouer à la balle! On Friday, a contingent of baseball-playing youngsters (and their parents and chaperones) arrived in town to begin a weeklong immersion in the national pastime — and Northern California. Davis Little League’s Tom Locker has been the local conduit for the visit. It was […]

No way to treat a guest: Alaska loses, 6-0

In a community that is noted for its environmental concern, the Davis High girls soccer team might have gone counter to that reputation on Friday. With a defense that melted an accomplished Juneau-Douglas offense, the Blue Devils almost drove the Crimson Bears to extinction, 6-0, at Yudin Field. It was the fourth DHS win over […]

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DHS girls lacrosse rolls in spring break

The Davis High girls lacrosse team has officially hit its stride. And the momentum only continued to build on Friday night at Halden Field. After opening the season with three losses, the Blue Devils won their ninth straight game, smothering Clayton Valley, 17-4. “They are starting to trust each other,” said DHS head coach Jenn Morris. […]

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Winton & Company roll past Grant, 16-1

Don’t you dare go from first to third on Megan Winton … She’ll erase you. Gonna sneak a fastball by her? Might as well try to throw a pork chop past a mountain lion. You’ll never catch her sleeping on the bases — which she frequents A LOT. And come May, you’ll probably see this […]

DHS gets look at future in lopsided win

When pitcher Alex Barbaria and catcher Stephanie Cello cruised through three innings of work in a 16-1 shellacking of visiting Grant on Thursday, Davis High softball fans caught a glimpse of the future. “Alex will be my starting pitcher next year,” Blue Devils coach George Meagher said after his team hammered out 18 hits while […]

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Devils break the bank in lacrosse

According to the announcer at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, the attendance for the Davis High men’s lacrosse team’s “Break the Record Night” reached 18,657 fans. Even though the real number was somewhere closer to 350, the Blue Devils played like all eyes in Davis were watching. DHS easily topped 
visiting Drake, 14-4 — thanks […]

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Briefs: Devil girls take DVC opener on road, 5-0

ELK GROVE — “Our defense was just phenomenal,” Davis High girls soccer coach Allen Carlson said after his team ran its record to 10-0-1 with a 5-0 victory at Monterey Trail on Thursday. “Dana Granger had a couple of big-time pro balls to the front and Jenifer Palmer, Kate Latsch and Ali Yule were just […]

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Dodgers ruin Giants’ opening day with 2-1 win

LOS ANGELES  — Making his first opening-day start, Clayton Kershaw showed why the Dodgers have been so high on him for three years. The left-hander struck out nine in seven dominant innings and Matt Kemp scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by catcher Buster Posey in the sixth, sending Los Angeles to a 2-1 […]

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