Sharks beat Red Wings in Game 7 of Western Semis

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau got his first point of the series when he knocked home a rebound with 7:47 to play and the San Jose Sharks finally managed to knock out the Detroit Red Wings on their fourth try with a 3-2 victory Thursday night in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series. […]

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Bulls get past Atlanta to advance to East Finals

ATLANTA — Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls. Carlos Boozer scored 23 points and Rose doled out 12 assists, pushing Chicago out to […]

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River Cats fly past Memphis

Sacramento scored seven consecutive runs to start the game on Thursday, then held on to defeat Memphis, 7-3, at AutoZone Park. River Cats starter Guillermo Moscoso (3-2) threw six shutout innings and struck out eight Redbirds to help Sacramento improve to (23-12). The only hiccup for the Cats came in the seventh, when reliever Jerry […]

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Pesky Wood falls to Devil girls in soccer playoffs

“I think we can play better. That first round is always so tough,” Davis High coach Allen Carlson said after his charges dispatched Will C. Wood, 3-0, in their first game of the Sac-Joaquin Section girls soccer tournament on Thursday at Yudin Field. The first round is tough? Huh? This is Carlson’s 14th season at […]

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Cain is sharp then Giants bullpen holds off D’backs

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain didn’t have much time to react at the ball coming straight for his head. The San Francisco pitcher tried to twist out of the way but hit the dirt within seconds, clutching his right hand in pain. It was the most damage the Arizona Diamondbacks inflicted on Cain all afternoon. […]

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Sports briefs: UCD volleyball gets a new assistant coach

A new assistant coach will spin his web for the UC Davis women’s volleyball team. Aggie head coach Jamie Holmes announced Thursday that Chris Webb, most recently an assistant at San Francisco State, has joined the Aggie staff effective June 1. According to Holmes, Webb’s duties will combine technical and administrative support with his sport […]

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Watney in lead after first round of Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Coming off his worst performance in nearly a year, Davis High graduate Nick Watney looked better than ever Thursday in The Players Championship with an 8-under 64 that put him atop the leaderboard. Watney opened with three straight birdies, didn’t let a double bogey slow his momentum, and finished with […]

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Fostering a new Devil girls basketball era

Staying objective is a bellwether of good journalism. As you’ve probably noticed from the comments of out-of-town fans, when covering Davis High and youth sports, yours truly is pretty much a homer. There’s a couple of elements that enter into being kind to the home team. One: You aren’t subscribing to The Davis Enterprise to […]

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DYSA continues strong at all levels of play

The Enforcers of the Davis Youth Softball Association won their last two games. Pandora Sutherland drove in two runs as the Enforcers topped Dixon, 8-4, in an under-14-division contest on Monday. Neia Wixson doubled, Jordan Vermette singled and drove in a run, Mari O’Brien added a hit and Madison Lowrie and Sarah Taylor each had […]

Tough win by DHS sets up tennis grudge match with Jesuit

To earn the chance to play for a third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section crown, the Davis High boys tennis team needed to be at its best Wednesday, pushing its talent right to the limit. So the Blue Devils took it all the way to the ridge in the semifinal match at the Community Park Tennis Complex […]

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Briefs: River Cats blank Memphis, 7-0

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Sacramento shut out Memphis, 7-0, on Wednesday night at AutoZone Park to even the four-game series at 1-1. River Cats starter Josh Outman combined with two relievers to hold the Redbirds scoreless. The left-hander allowed only three hits and fanned six over six innings to earn his third win. Sacramento right fielder […]

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Karen Foster named new Devil girls hoops coach

Karen Foster, a longtime face in local girls basketball programs, has been named the new girls coach at Davis High. DHS athletic director Dennis Foster (no relation) made the announcement on Wednesday. Karen Foster, 46, was the Blue Devils’ junior varsity mentor last season after several years coaching freshman teams. She also works as the […]

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Eckels dominates; saves DHS from play-in baseball tilt

ELK GROVE — Nobody was gonna beat Ben Eckels on Wednesday. Nobody. The brilliant junior threw a four-hit complete game — striking out 16 — in guiding Davis High to a 3-1 win over home-standing Franklin. The victory gives the Blue Devils (21-4-1, 12-3) sole possession of second place in the Delta Valley Conference, thus […]

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Sports briefs: Devils on track after first day of DVC meet

Even with only one running event going to finals on Wednesday at the Delta Valley Conference Track and Field Championships, the Davis High boys and girls had a chance to put up big points. Blue Devil runners made up nine of the 12 possible scoring slots in the 1,600 meters, then added more points in […]