Supporters save Cal men’s gymnastics

BERKELEY (AP) — A fundraising effort has helped save Cal’s men’s gymnastics program, which was slated to be eliminated in a cost-cutting move. School officials said Monday that supporters had raised more than $2.5 million for the program. That’s short of the $4 million needed but officials say it’s enough to support the team for seven to 10 years […]

Halsted is the toast of Sacramento; Devils excel

Davis High distance specialist Trevor Halsted will take his ever-growing talent across town to UC Davis next year — and judging from the way he’s running, he’s in a hurry to get to college. “It’s all coming together very nicely,” Blue Devil cross country and spring distance coach Bill Gregg said after Halsted was named […]

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DHS golfers clinch league title at DVC No. 4

A strong season so far has given the Davis High boys golfers a lot of faith in their collective abilities. The Blue Devils added to the resumé on Monday when — despite playing without senior Scott Raber — they took first place at the fourth and final Delta Valley Conference tournament of the year and […]

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River Cats sting the Bees at home

Eric Sogard’s three-run homer in the seventh inning propelled Sacramento to a 5-1 victory over Salt Lake on Monday at Raley Field. The River Cats have now won 13 of 18 games and remain in control of first place in the PCL’s Pacific South Division. Sogard finished 2-for-4 on Monday and the homer was his […]

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Unearned runs hurt punchless Giants

WASHINGTON — Miguel Tejada knew his none-on, two-out fielding error in the seventh inning led to the only two runs in the San Francisco Giants’ 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Still, Tejada was incredulous when his miscue was brought up after the game, telling a reporter: “You asked me the question […]

UCD roundup: Graham leads Aggies at Big West golf tourney

MISSION VIEJO — The UC Davis men’s golf team finished Monday with an eight-stroke lead over the rest of the field at the Big West Men’s Golf Championship after the first two rounds of action at the Mission Viejo Country Club. The Aggies shot even ton Monday and were followed in the standings by Pacific. […]

Kings staying in Sacramento next season

SACRAMENTO — The Kings and the NBA gave Sacramento one last chance to prove it deserves to be an NBA city. Now it’s up to Mayor Kevin Johnson and the business community to come up with a viable plan for a new arena after so many failed attempts in the past. “This is one of […]

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The easy part is over for DHS baseball

Now the fun begins … When the baseball season started, the so-called experts had tuned out Davis High when talking about potential Sac-Joaquin Section contenders. Three months later, the Blue Devils are being mentioned in the same breath with Elk Grove, Pleasant Grove and Jesuit. After dismantling Monterey Trail 31-1 on Monday, DHS ran its […]

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Matsui’s blast lifts A’s in the 10th

OAKLAND —  Hideki Matsui would much rather have hit his first home run at home in the Coliseum weeks ago. Yet Oakland’s new designated hitter could hardly complain about how the clout finally came — even if an announced crowd of 9,193 was all that saw him do it during a rare Monday matinee. Matsui […]

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Fitzgerald breaks UCD steeplechase record

STANFORD — Caitlin Fitzgerald broke the UC Davis women’s steeplechase record at Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational on Sunday, helping to highlight the Aggie track and field teams’ performances at that meet as well as the Asics/Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine. UCD split its squads for the meets last weekend, with the Aggie men picking […]

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Gonzales’ big hit earns White Sox dramatic win

A five-run sixth inning gave the Davis Little League White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Angels in major-division play on Sunday. Sebastian Gonzales’ three-run double was the big Sox hit as relief pitcher Josh Milenbach struck out the game’s final two batters. Charlier Stephenson — who homered in the third — went 2-for-2, as […]

Blue Jays rally to nip AAA Athletics, 8-7

The AAA Blue Jays scored twice in the final inning to beat the Athletics, 8-7, on Saturday at the Davis Little League complex. Doubles for Jason Sanchez, Owen Schwab and Lucas Griffiths were key. Schwab had two RBI. Singles by Jackson Satterlund and Luke Schwedler helped in the win. Roland Watts and Schwab pitched well. […]

Dodgers perfect in junior Little League play

The Dodgers of the Davis Junior Little League rolled through last week with a 3-0 record, scoring 40 runs in the process. A 16-run fifth inning closed out visiting Esparto April 25. Walter Bolle went 3-for-5 with a triple, Will Arthur scored three runs, Tyler Powell walked twice, singled and score twice, and Dean Boswell […]

Aggies hold off Matadors to finish third in Big West

SANTA BARBARA — Sophomores Jessica Dunn and Carmen Eggert each scored two goals to lead fifth-seeded UC Davis to a 9-7 win over second-seeded Cal State Northridge in the third-place game of the Big West Conference women’s water polo tournament. The game was played Sunday afternoon at UC Santa Barbara’s Campus Pool. The Aggies, ranked […]

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