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Sports briefs: DHS badminton squad improves to 2-0

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From page B2 | March 08, 2013 |

After showing it could win at home by beating Will C. Wood on Monday, the Davis High badminton team got a road victory on Wednesday, taking down host Armijo, 9-6.

For the Blue Devils, it was a match that was won because of depth, both in singles and doubles competition.

After seeing its top three players lose, DHS got wins in four of the next five matchups, including Michelle Higuera’s 21-18, 12-21, 21-17 marathon victory. Other Devil singles triumphs came courtesy of Esther Wu, Yizing Chen and Siruo Zhang, who also survived a three-set ordeal.

The story was similar in doubles play, as the Indians won the top two matches but Davis swept the other five.

Higuera teamed with Audrey Ashdown for a straight-set victory, a feat that was matched by Emma Knoesen and Hana McHale. Wu and Anny Linda Li went three sets to get their win and Blue Devil duos Chen/Robin Chang and Zhang/Van Hsieh also prevailed.

Macy to speak at Hall

Learn how the bicycle helped women enter the workplace and take their rightful place in politics and the economy, and helped the 19th-century United States move from a snail’s pace to the most forward-thinking land on Earth when author Sue Macy speaks in Davis on Sunday.

Macy’s book “Wheels of Change” focused on how the evolution of the bicycle coincided with the evolution of America.

She will talk at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame (Third and B streets) as part of the shrine’s ongoing Tireside Chat series.

A $5 donation is suggested and door open at 1:30 p.m.

Visit www.usbhof.org for more information about Macy’s program and the Hall of Fame.

Mickelsons support Madrigals

Phil Mickelson Sr. and his wife Mary will be on hand for Monday’s inaugural Davis High Madrigal Benefit Golf Tournament at El Macero.

The parents of PGA superstar Phil Mickelson, the San Diego couple will address the banquet following the morning tourney. Phil Sr. also will conduct a golf clinic at 4:30 p.m.

Green fees are $120 per player but individual tickets are available for either the clinic or dinner.

For additional information about the tournament — or to learn more about the Madrigals — visit www.davismadrigals.com.

River Cats preseason party

The ticket office at Raley Field will open for the season on Sunday and the Sacramento River Cats are celebrating with a preseason party presented by Raley’s and Bel Air, featuring free food, a live band, two photo booths, free stadium tours and balloon artists for children.

At the festivities — which are free and open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. — fans will get an all-access look at Raley Field in advance of this season’s Opening Night, scheduled for Thursday, April 4. Free stadium tours will be available throughout the event, and will include photo opportunities in the clubhouse.

Entertainment for young River Cats fans will include balloon artists, photo booths and bounce houses as well as an appearance by Dinger.

Round Table Pizza will be distributing free pizza samples, while free hot dogs and soda also will be available. Raley’s will provide food samples of different items throughout the concourse area.

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