No way to treat a guest: Alaska loses, 6-0

In a community that is noted for its environmental concern, the Davis High girls soccer team might have gone counter to that reputation on Friday. With a defense that melted an accomplished Juneau-Douglas offense, the Blue Devils almost drove the Crimson Bears to extinction, 6-0, at Yudin Field. It was the fourth DHS win over […]

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DHS girls lacrosse rolls in spring break

The Davis High girls lacrosse team has officially hit its stride. And the momentum only continued to build on Friday night at Halden Field. After opening the season with three losses, the Blue Devils won their ninth straight game, smothering Clayton Valley, 17-4. “They are starting to trust each other,” said DHS head coach Jenn Morris. […]

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Winton & Company roll past Grant, 16-1

Don’t you dare go from first to third on Megan Winton … She’ll erase you. Gonna sneak a fastball by her? Might as well try to throw a pork chop past a mountain lion. You’ll never catch her sleeping on the bases — which she frequents A LOT. And come May, you’ll probably see this […]

DHS gets look at future in lopsided win

When pitcher Alex Barbaria and catcher Stephanie Cello cruised through three innings of work in a 16-1 shellacking of visiting Grant on Thursday, Davis High softball fans caught a glimpse of the future. “Alex will be my starting pitcher next year,” Blue Devils coach George Meagher said after his team hammered out 18 hits while […]

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Devils break the bank in lacrosse

According to the announcer at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, the attendance for the Davis High men’s lacrosse team’s “Break the Record Night” reached 18,657 fans. Even though the real number was somewhere closer to 350, the Blue Devils played like all eyes in Davis were watching. DHS easily topped 
visiting Drake, 14-4 — thanks […]

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Briefs: Devil girls take DVC opener on road, 5-0

ELK GROVE — “Our defense was just phenomenal,” Davis High girls soccer coach Allen Carlson said after his team ran its record to 10-0-1 with a 5-0 victory at Monterey Trail on Thursday. “Dana Granger had a couple of big-time pro balls to the front and Jenifer Palmer, Kate Latsch and Ali Yule were just […]

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Dodgers ruin Giants’ opening day with 2-1 win

LOS ANGELES  — Making his first opening-day start, Clayton Kershaw showed why the Dodgers have been so high on him for three years. The left-hander struck out nine in seven dominant innings and Matt Kemp scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by catcher Buster Posey in the sixth, sending Los Angeles to a 2-1 […]

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We could be watching the best in DHS soccer

Don’t show this piece to my daughter — or any of her friends, for that matter. I get paid (usually in dried fruit) to observe and write about sports in town. My kid and 20 of her pals were on the 2007 Davis High section-winning girls soccer squad. They slew the Dragon — a 2-1 […]

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Finally, DYSA starts the softball season

The weather broke just in time for the girls of the Davis Youth Softball Association to get in a full week of competition. After a gala Opening Day ceremony was washed out last Saturday, games in all divisions got under way in earnest on Monday. Here’s a look at some of the action… Adrenaline Rush […]

The Opening Day that should have been

By Adam Andrews Well, Davis sports fans, the 2011 Davis Youth Softball Association Spring season got under way last Saturday with all the pageantry of opening day at AT&T Park. Borrowing a page from the Davis Little League playbook, DYSA hosted its first opening day ceremony in several years. With the interest in recreational softball growing […]

Sports briefs: Aggies break Nevada

The UC Davis women’s tennis team, which is ranked 66th in the nation, snapped a three-game Nevada win streak on Wednesday when the Aggies cruised to a 6-1 win over the Wolf Pack at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. UCD won two out of three matches to earn the doubles point and three straight singles […]

10-run rally propels Blue Devils past Vintage

Sometimes life turns on a dime. Take Wednesday at Davis High, for example. The Blue Devils carved out a 10-3 victory, but … Vintage pitcher Robby Rivera was cruising along with a one-hit shutout through five innings. Home-standing DHS had made some mistakes, allowing the Crushers three unearned runs. Fans on both sides began packing […]

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DHS swimmers have an easy day

Over the past few weeks, Davis High sports teams have had to cancel competitions due to a steady downpour from the heavens. The boys and girls swim teams, however, have been able to keep up their schedule because, well, the pool can’t really get much wetter. But on Wednesday afternoon, the sports gods saw it […]

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UCD baseball team holds off Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA — Something happened to the UC Davis bats on the short trip between San Jose State Blethen Field and Municpal Stadium, also in San Jose, on Monday. After scoring just two runs in the opener of that two-location doubleheader, the Aggies have scored a season-high nine runs in their last two games. UCD […]