Mustangs are no match for the speed of the Blue Devils

Chilly temperatures and heavy gusts of wind did little to slow the Davis High swim teams in a league meet against Monterey Trail on Thursday night at Arroyo Pool. Blue Devil swimmers won every single race — often sweeping the top three sports — as the DHS boys defeated the Mustangs, 108-31, while the local […]

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Diary of a mad LeMons racing rebuilder

Last spring, Alan Brattesani and I — with probably a little too much free time on our hands —dragged a derelict 1969 Opel GT down from Oroville where it had sat in an orchard for 25 years. Once it was safely tucked away under my carport, we got to work evicting the vermin, de-scuzifying it, […]

Wilkins sisters share conference MVP honors

Davis High’s twin senior sisters Khaliya and Malika Wilkins were named co-Most Valuable Players of the Delta Valley Conference, according to the school’s athletic director Dennis Foster. The honors come a week after the Wilkinses were named to play in the 41st annual Optimist Basketball All-Star game on Saturday, April 2, at Center High. Named […]

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Wooden always provided examples to live by

Every so often I re-read some of my John Wooden books … just to make sure I’m not slipping, or to be reassured I’m dealing with something in the best manner possible. If you like basketball — and you think some self-help wouldn’t hurt — “They Call Me Coach” is a terrific, easy read. (Just […]

Mareau scores twice as Sharks extinguish Flames

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau has scored more goals than anyone in San Jose history so seeing him score twice was no surprise for the Sharks. Getting the first two-goal game of Torrey Mitchell’s career and the first goal ever from Andrew Desjardins was a different story. Marleau scored the final two goals in San […]

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DHS boys volleyball team set for DVC play

It was more of the same for the Davis High boys volleyball team on Wednesday, as it finished the nonconference schedule by playing well in a pair of losses to tough teams. As the Blue Devils transition to Delta Valley Conference play beginning Thursday at Monterey Trail (5 p.m.), coach Julie Crawford had a message […]

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Kings play spoiler against Bucks

MILWAUKEE — John Salmons tried and failed to come up with just how the Milwaukee Bucks could come up with such a poor effort against the Sacramento Kings with the playoffs still seemingly within reach. “It’s a shame,” he said. “That’s all I’ll say, it’s a shame.” Marcus Thornton scored 27 points, Beno Udrih added […]

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Hoskins’ testimony could hurt Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds looked at the witness stand with a blank expression as a childhood friend and former business partner described how baseball’s biggest star walked into the master bedroom at his spring training home along with trainer Greg Anderson, who had a syringe with a needle. A few minutes later, Bonds and […]

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Youth roundup: Diamonds sparkle at state championship

Ian Fletcher paced the Davis Diamonds boys’ gymnastics team at the Level 5-10 Northern California State Championships last weekend. Competing in level 9, Fletcher began the event on vault, where his 14.05 was good enough for second place. Fletcher moved on to perform his strongest parallel bars set of the year, scoring a 13.05 to […]

Youth basketball: Davis AAU teams win tournaments

The Davis Hot Shots eighth-grade boys AAU basketball team played its first tournament last weekend at Hardwood Palace and brought home a championship. Stopping the Folsom Force, 44-30, for the title, the Hot Shots defeated YBA Dawgs, 56-51, in the first game and took the second game when defeated E-Time Hoops Sohndi, 57-52. In the […]

Youth lacrosse: U15 Knights evade Scorpions

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team defeated the Diablo Scorpions, 8-4, in Danville on Sunday. Isaiah West led the scoring for Davis with five goals, while Jed Arvin, Emory Filmer and Yared Haile contributed one apiece. Setting up the offense, Sam Eaton had a game-high four assists and Jake Dickson, Ryan Mack and Josh […]

Youth soccer: Legends finish strong

The Davis Legends, a U15 girls soccer team, completed their 2010-11 season with a 4-2 loss to Capital Football Club United on Saturday in the NorCal State Cup quarterfinals in Turlock, playing even after falling behind, 2-0, in the first seven minutes. Megan Beckman and Ashley Jackson had Davis’ goals, while midfielders Jade Bugsch, Claire […]

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Not just athletes, UCD men’s water polo team honored for academics

Six student-athletes plus the UC Davis men’s team collectively earned distinction in the 2010 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Academic awards program. Junior Ryan Hagens and senior Carlos Martinez each garnered mentions in the superior classification, while Kevin Meisel, Michael Millstein, Kevin Peat and Matt Richardson represented UCD in the excellent category. Furthermore, the […]

UCD wins its eighth straight lacrosse match

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — The UC Davis women’s lacrosse team is having a great spring break, but it hasn’t been much of a vacation. On the contrary, the Aggies have been putting in work … and it has paid off. In the past two days, UCD has won the first two contests of a four-game […]