Eckels dominates; saves DHS from play-in baseball tilt

ELK GROVE — Nobody was gonna beat Ben Eckels on Wednesday. Nobody. The brilliant junior threw a four-hit complete game — striking out 16 — in guiding Davis High to a 3-1 win over home-standing Franklin. The victory gives the Blue Devils (21-4-1, 12-3) sole possession of second place in the Delta Valley Conference, thus […]

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Sports briefs: Devils on track after first day of DVC meet

Even with only one running event going to finals on Wednesday at the Delta Valley Conference Track and Field Championships, the Davis High boys and girls had a chance to put up big points. Blue Devil runners made up nine of the 12 possible scoring slots in the 1,600 meters, then added more points in […]

Youth soccer: Canaries capture a championship

The Davis Canaries, a U19 girls soccer team, took the title on Sunday at the select tournament in Davis. In their first game, the Canaries lost, 2-1, to the Davis Aloha with Lisa Bell scoring their only goal. But the Canaries bounced back to beat Antelope, 4-0, in Game 2. Elise Adams, Chessie Bell, Lisa […]

Youth lacrosse: Knights U13 squad edged by Rebels

The Davis Knights, a U13 boys lacrosse team, fell to the Chico Rebels, 8-7, last weekend. After three quick Chico goals, Sion Gellen won the face-off and scored the first point for Davis. After two more Chico scores, Liam Condon met the net for the Knights’ second goal. Gion then scored again, off an assist […]

Strong DHS swimmers head to sections

When the Delta Valley Conference champions hit the water Thursday and Friday in the Sac-Joaquin Section swim trials at Tokay High, Davis High teams have to let it all hang out to compete for yet another regional crown. Despite having 16 section crowns under their caps, the Blue Devil girls haven’t won a team title […]

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Chew on that Santa Clara; Aggie pitcher hurls shutout

Making his first start of the season, Santa Clara was probably hoping that UC Davis left-hander Scott Chew would be a bit rusty. No such luck. The senior gave up only four hits in a complete-game shutout to lead the Aggies over the Broncos, 5-0, on Wednesday at Dobbins Stadium. UCD has now won seven […]

Wildcat girls win a basketball title in Reno

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ sixth grade girls basketball team took first place in their division at the Pacific District Championship tournament, contested in Reno on April 30 and May 1. The Wildcats won four out of the five games over the two days, helped by the strong play of three locals — Cara Satre, Kelsey […]

Briefs: Memphis scores late to beat Cats

MEMPHIS — Sacramento’s bullpen couldn’t hold a late one-run lead and host Memphis took the first contest of a four-game series, 10-8, on Tuesday at Autozone Park. The River Cats took an 8-7 lead when Steve Tolleson came home on Matt Carson’s base hit to center field, but would not score again. Sacramento reliever Willie […]

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DHS girls use devastating defense to win BSAL playoff opener

In the world of sports, “defense wins championships” has been one of the most commonly promoted theories over the last several decades. On Tuesday, the Davis High girls’ lacrosse team’s 12-3 win over Bishop O’Dowd was further proof in support of the sports hypothesis. The Blue Devil defense shut down the Dragons’ offense in a […]

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Aggies fall behind early in baseball loss to No. 25 Stanford

STANFORD — Freshman catcher Spencer Brann hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning for UC Davis, but No. 25 Stanford held on to an early lead to defeat the Aggies, 11-4, on Tuesday at Sunken Diamond in Stanford. UCD lost its second straight contest following a six-game winning streak to fall to 15-27 overall, […]

Perfect Senior Day for Nakano and the Devil softball squad

When Davis High’s Becky Nakano stepped into the circle for one last regular season home game on Senior Day, all she was trying to do was cap off a strong softball season with another quality start. Nakano executed that plan — to perfection. The Blue Devils’ senior right-hander tossed a perfect game on Tuesday to […]

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Heart, soul come from three DHS soccer captains

It doesn’t matter how physically gifted some athletic teams are, if the heart is missing — or there’s no courage (soul if you will) — then those programs are forever known for their unfilled potential. This week, when the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer tournament begins for Davis High, three Blue Devil captains stand tall — […]

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Blue Devil boys lose a lacrosse playoff game at Piedmont

Facing Piedmont for the second time in five days, the Davis High boys were prepared for a close lacrosse match on Tuesday in a Bay Shore Athletic League playoff contest. The Blue Devils got exactly what they expected and the teams played pretty much even except for two key scoring flurries that helped the Highlanders […]

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Sharks’ loss forces Game 7

DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula scored less than two minutes apart in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied again for a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive seventh game after trailing 3-0 in the pulsating second-round series. San Jose must defend home ice […]

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