Aggie Band-Uh brings funk and noise but also barbecue

The Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh! came armed to Picnic Day’s Battle of the Bands with more than just horns, drums and sousaphones. No, the UC Davis marching band has quite a bit more in their arsenal for the hours-long battle against California universities including UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Stanford and Humboldt State. The bands are […]

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A’s get shut down by an unlikely pitcher

OAKLAND — Phil Coke spent one offseason working as a chimney sweep in the town of Sonora, nestled in the foothills of Northern California. Now Coke is mopping up hitters exactly as the Detroit Tigers envisioned he would when they reserved a spot for the left-hander in their starting rotation. Coke and two relievers combined […]

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Top-seeded Sharks need OT in Game 1

SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski once again stepped up for the San Jose Sharks in a big moment in the postseason. Pavelski scored 14:44 into overtime for the final momentum swing in a roller-coaster type of game that saw each team dominate for long stretches before the Sharks came out on top with a 3-2 […]

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Cats get an 11th-hour win over Vegas

WEST SACRAMENTO — In a game that saw Sacramento get just three hits to Las Vegas’ 10, it was fitting that the River Cats scored the winning run in the 11th on a sacrifice fly. Anthony Recker’s RBI flyout brought home Steve Tolleson, giving the Cats a 2-1 win on Thursday at Raley Field to […]

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DHS softball squad rolls over Franklin

Last season, the Davis High and Franklin softball teams were so closely matched that a coin flip was needed to determine that the Wildcats would go to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Things are a little different in 2011, as the Blue Devils showed on Thursday with a 12-0 road victory. “They’re not as strong this […]

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Dossa is dominant but Devils take second

Sometimes it’s hard to have perspective in the heat of the moment. When the Davis High boys golf team got off the course at Wildhawk in Elk Grove on Thursday, the players were disappointed with their second-place finish. Paced by a great 73 from sophomore Chase Dossa, the Blue Devils scored a combined 398 to […]

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Sports briefs: Gilbertson gets four of a kind against Cards

When the Davis High girls soccer team is comfortably ahead, veteran coach Allen Carlson will often take a player who has scored three goals out of the game to let other players have a chance. But on Thursday during an 8-0 win at Laguna Creek, either Carlson was enjoying Anna Maria Gilbertson’s play too much […]

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UCD roundup: Ritchart named to a freshman All-American team

UC Davis swingman Josh Ritchart’s impact was certainly felt by the basketball teams in the Big West. That was proven when he was named the conference’s Co-Freshman of the Year. Now, the nation also has taken notice as the 6-foot-9 Aggies was recently selected to the 21-player Freshman Mid-Major All-American team. Ritchart ranked fifth on […]

Men and women are different; an inside look at DYSA roster selection

When it comes to softball, and just about everything else, women and men really do think differently. This was reaffirmed in my mind at an annual Davis Youth Softball Association team formation meeting hosted by my wife at our home. Close to 300 girls were to be organized and placed in some kind of order […]

DYSA roundup: Exciting 10U game ends with a play at the plate

With many teams still off for spring break, a few DYSA games were played over the past week. The schedule will be back in full swing next week. Here’s a look at some of the action: 10U Flaming Demons 14, Monos Locas 13: In an entertaining game that saw the lead change three times in […]

DHS to Hawaii baseball pipeline goes through Cosumnes

The Pacific tradewinds have been very good to the Hawaiian Islands, bringing many exotic flowers and birds to paradise over the centuries. When the peoples of Polynesia began loading up their longboats and exploring eastward from Tonga and New Zealand, the once uninhabited islands were discovered, then civilized, then turned in a modern-day sanctuary for […]

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Kings nearly pull off a huge comeback in what could be the last game in Sac

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Kings fans made it feel like old times. Then, so did Kobe Bryant. Bryant’s tying 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped to hand the Kings a 116-108 loss Wednesday night in what might have been the last game ever in California’s capital city. […]

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Devils get ready for Woody Wilson with a strong performance against Elk Grove

One meet is in the books and another is right around the corner. The Davis High track and field team defeated Elk Grove in both the boys and girls competitions on Wednesday night at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, and now looks ahead to the Woody Wilson Invitational on Friday. The Blue Devil girls defeated […]

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Blue Devil swimmers take care of Elk Grove

After suffering a horrifying collapse in baseball and having a no-hitter thrown against its softball team, Davis High’s week against longtime rival Elk Grove seemed like a disaster. That is, until Wednesday, when the Blue Devil boys and girls swim squads got some revenge underwater. DHS won every single event at the last home meet […]

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