Miramontes gets the first of two must-wins

Davis High baseball fans love it when Miramontes is being a smart Alec. On Monday — without much command of his off-speed pitches — Alec Miramontes was really intelligent, thinking his way through a 4-3 win over visiting Franklin. It was the first of two contests with the Wildcats that will end the Delta Valley […]

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Sports briefs: UCD men to be the 10th seed at NCAA regional

The UC Davis men’s golf team has been seeded 10th for the Arizona Regional of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, being contested at the Omni Tucson National Golf Course in Tucson, Ariz., beginning May 19. The Aggies earned an automatic bid to the event by winning the Big West Conference Championships last […]

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Cahill keeps winning as A’s stop Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Trevor Cahill is making it so routine to pitch impressively for the Oakland Athletics that manager Bob Geren has come to expect these kind of performances. Cahill did it again Monday night with seven strong innings for his sixth consecutive victory to start the season in a 7-2 victory over the Texas […]

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DHS boys advance to Masters golf tourney with a solid D1 North effort

Score another one for the Davis High boys golf team in a season-long competition against the Anemoi, the greek gods of wind. After facing gusty conditions throughout the spring, the Blue Devils held steady against the wind again on Monday at Paradise Golf Course in Fairfield, taking second place at the Division I North Tournament. […]

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Blue Jays sneak past AAA Mariners, 4-3

Jackson Satterlund and Owen Schwab combined to pitch a strong game as the AAA Blue Jays of the Davis Little League snuck past the Mariners, 4-3, in well-played contest last week. Schwab went 2-for-3 at the plate and Paolo Gonzales, Mac Gray and Hank Schaaf added key hits. Jason Sanchez was clutch at first base. […]

Devils cruise into boys tennis semis, where a tough matchup awaits

For Davis High, Monday’s boys tennis match against St.Mary’s at the Community Park Tennis Complex was the equivalent of digging through the last layers of soft dirt before hitting bedrock. The Blue Devils won every match to easily get past the Rams, 9-0, but will now face Oak Ridge on Wednesday in what DHS coach […]

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Easton, Watts power Orioles by Red Sox, 7-4

Jonah Watts and Ben Easton hit home runs as the majors-division Orioles topped the Red Sox, 7-4, Sunday in a thrilling Davis Little League outing. All the scoring happened in the first three innings as Christian Lien pitched the final three frames, allowing but one hit and striking out seven for the winners. Chris Roque […]

Cats cap off a sweep with a big win

Sacramento starter Travis Banwart threw seven scoreless innings as the River Cats shut out Colorado Springs, 9-0, on Monday afternoon at Raley Field. The Cats (21-11) held the Sky Sox (13-19) to five total runs as the locals recorded a four-game sweep. On Monday, Banwart allowed three hits and one walk while striking out seven. […]

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Aggie Idol: from Gaga to crazy surprises

Details What: Aggie Idol competition among UC Davis student-athletes, to benefit Team Davis, a Special Olympics program When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $8 in advance, available at the Freeborn Hall ticket office, online at http://www.tickets.com or by calling (530) 752-1915; $10 at the door Picture this in your mind … […]

Locals have close DLL junior encounters

The Davis Dodgers continued their strong play with a 12-6 victory over the local Athletics in Davis Junior Little League action last week. The Dodgers jumped on top 7-0 in the first two innings, then withstood rally after rally by the A’s to prevail. Helped by an inside-the-park home run by Nate Curtis, Adam Siegel […]

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UCD softball Senior Day spoiled by 6-2 loss to Cal Poly

Anna Cahn had a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning Sunday to help Cal Poly spoil Senior Day for the UC Davis softball team. The Mustangs took a 6-2 victory at La Rue Field. Cal Poly made the most of its opportunities, scoring six runs on five hits. Rebecca Patton also […]

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Pacific tops Aggies in baseball series finale

STOCKTON — Eric Johnson was 4-for-5 while Scott Lyman and Justin Andrade each recorded three hits, but Pacific scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to escape a series sweep with a 5-4 win on Sunday at Klein Family Field in Stockton. UC Davis’ six-game winning streak comes to an end with the […]

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NBA roundup: Rondo’s heroic performance saves Celts

BOSTON — His left arm wrapped in a sleeve and dangling lifelessly by his side, Rajon Rondo broke for the basket and sailed past LeBron James for a layup. The dislocated elbow and stiff back weren’t going to stop him. Rondo still had one good arm — and his legs. The Celtics point guard had […]

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Giants’ late-inning magic continues

SAN FRANCISCO — Mike Fontenot made a big play with his glove in the top of the ninth inning. Then he came through with his bat. Just another routine day for Team Torture. Fontenot’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth drove in Aaron Rowand and lifted the Giants to a 3-2 victory over […]