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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Sports briefs: Four honored from UCD men’s golf

Matt Hansen received Freshman of the Year honors, Cy Williams was named Coach of the Year and two other members of the UC Davis men’s golf team — including Davis High graduate Tyler Raber — were recognized by the Big West Conference, as the league’s year-end awards were announced on Tuesday. Hansen’s impact on the […]

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DAM wins third national hour-swim title

For the third consecutive year, Davis Aquatic Masters won top honors in the One-Hour Swim National Championship. In the competition, participants swim as many yards as possible in an hour during January. The team with the highest total number of yards wins the championship. This year, 340 DAM members swam a total of 1.185 million […]

Warzecka to step down as head of UCD athletics

Whether delivering the good news — like Friday’s hiring of former Sacramento Kings player Jim Les as UC Davis’ new men’s basketball coach — or the bad news — the university’s gut-wrenching decision to drop four sports last April — Greg Warzecka has been the face of Aggie athletics for the past 16 years. On […]