JV/Frosh roundup: DHS baseball teams get blowout wins

The Davis High junior varsity baseball team scored key runs in the fifth inning of both of its home victories last week. On Monday against Laguna Creek, the Blue Devils scored a late insurance run that proved to be the difference in a 6-5 win over the Cardinals. Then Friday, DHS’ two runs in the […]

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Durant, Russell combine for 62 points to beat Kings

SACRAMENTO — Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are no longer just a young team happy to make the playoffs, they are convinced they are legitimate NBA championship contenders this season. “We’re growing up, We hold ourselves to a higher standard now,” said Durant, who leads the NBA in scoring this season. It was […]

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Kershaw conquers Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw pitched with a Giants fan on his mind. This was far from a routine night in the longtime rivalry between San Francisco and Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw shut down the Giants again with his big-breaking curveball, Rod Barajas homered and the Dodgers beat San Francisco, 6-1, on a Monday […]

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Rock’s win highlights a great DHS track and field performance

Top athletes usually perform their best against the best competition, and that’s exactly what some members of  the Davis High track and field team did over the weekend at the Arcadia Invitational in southern California. One of the premier track meets in the nation, the event drew thousands of athletes from over 27 states, which […]

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Devil comeback attempt falls short at Franklin

After blowing a big lead on Friday against Elk Grove, the Davis High baseball team was still off its game for the first few innings of its next Delta Valley Conference contest, a Monday outing at Franklin. When the Blue Devils finally got untracked, they eventually got the tying run on second base in the […]

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New edition of local man’s baseball book out

He’s called it “a hobby gone wild,” but now Davis baseball fan — and author/analyst — Joe Taxiera has seen his passion find a serious place in the hearts of Major League Baseball. “A Unique Look at Big League Baseball: Broadcaster Edition” has been released and later this month will be available in an e-edition. […]

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River Cats match Vegas early but can’t stay in the game

WEST SACRAMENTO — Sacramento survived an early barrage of runs by Las Vegas to tie things up in Monday’s game, but the 51s slowly took another lead and held off the River Cats for a 6-3 victory at Raley Field. The Cats watched Las Vegas’ Brett Lawrie and Eric Thames open up the contest and […]

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Suzuki’s blast in the 10th wins it for A’s

CHICAGO — In a rare matchup between perfect starting pitchers, it was a young reliever and a catcher that made the difference for the Oakland Athletics. Catcher Kurt Suzuki homered on a 1-2 pitch from Jesse Crain with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Oakland a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday […]

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Sports briefs: Heylman gets Big West weekly baseball award

After batting .562 in four games, UC Davis shortstop Scott Heylman has been named on Monday as the Big West Conference Player of the Week. Heylman drove the Aggie offense during four road games, leading the team to its first two conference wins by going 9-of-16 and posting three doubles, a triple and seven RBIs. On […]

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Little League roundup: Padres clip Brewers in Majors action

So much for a spring break, at least for some Davis Little Leaguers. Instead of taking the past week off, one Majors game and several AAA matchups were played to make up for contests that were washed away by rain earlier this season. Here’s a look at the action: Majors Padres 7, Brewers 4: lights […]

UCD roundup: Aggies drop finale in Long Beach

LONG BEACH — Ryan Allgrove was 3-for-3 while Karl Kobler’s two hits were both doubles, but the strong performances weren’t enough as the UC Davis baseball team fell, 3-1, at Long Beach State on Sunday in the series finale at Blair Field in Long Beach. The Aggies — who still got the series win — […]

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‘The right way of doing things — that’s Aggie pride’

The coaching legend who coined the phrase “Aggie pride” and a staff member who spent his career shepherding student government finances are the marshals of this year’s Picnic Day Parade. Jim Sochor coached the UC Davis football team to a 156-41-5 record from 1970 to 1988, including a then-national record 18 consecutive conference titles, and […]

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Sharks win their regular season finale

SAN JOSE — Having completed their long climb from 12th to second place in the Western Conference in the final three months of the regular season, the San Jose Sharks can now start looking ahead to the most important time of year. Joe Pavelski scored his 20th goal of the season and Antti Niemi made […]

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Giants capture some of last year’s magic after getting rings

SAN FRANCISCO — Miguel Tejada galloped around first base like his old Oakland self of a decade ago, thrilled to produce his first game-winning hit for the World Series champion Giants. Tejada hit a two-run double that glanced off the glove of center fielder Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth inning and San […]

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