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Sports briefs: Blue Devils drop a tennis match at Oak Ridge

For years, when the Davis High tennis program has taken on a tough opponent, it has relied on its depth to be the difference. But this early in the season, the Blue Devil girls are still working to find the right doubles combinations, and the result Thursday was a 6-3 loss at Oak Ridge. DHS […]

Dunning: Week 1 of another year of college football picks

Already I fear that by Saturday night another undefeated football season will have gone by the boards. This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over GRAMBLING … there was a time when none of the big boys wanted to play Grambling. Now everyone wants to play them. Both of these teams seek a return to glory, […]

Blackburn does it all as Cats edge Aces at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — Starting their final homestand of the season off the right way, the Sacramento River Cats used a dominating all-around performance by Clayton Blackburn to stop the visiting Reno Aces, 1-0, on Monday night at Raley Field. Blackburn (9-4, 3.03) was perfect out of the gates, retiring the first 16 batters he faced […]

Blue Devil net squad sweeps Pioneer

WOODLAND — Davis High girls volleyball junior Karlie Kijanka just keeps getting better, and her all-around performance in Monday’s three-game Foundation Match sweep at Pioneer proved that once again. Kijanka not only paced the Blue Devils (1-0) in kills with 10, but led an impressive DHS defense with 13 digs in the 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 victory. […]

Sports briefs: DHS hosts concussion information night Monday

Davis High School student-athletes, their parents and interested community members are invited to attend a presentation Monday evening about concussions, and the precautions the school takes to ensure the athletes’ safety. Admission is free. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. “Safety remains the top […]

Car Care: Top auto related products for next year’s summer camping trip

Escaping city life, exploring the outdoors and toasting marshmallows around a campfire are the essence of the classic American vacation: camping. There are literally thousands of aftermarket parts and accessories available to upgrade your car, truck or SUV for a better and more enjoyable trip. Whether you’re making room for supplies or just looking for […]

Blue Devils host another football scrimmage Thursday

In what will serve as its second and final tune-up for the upcoming 2015 prep football season, Davis welcomes Sacramento High to Brown Stadium for a Thursday night scrimmage. The junior varsity teams will match up at 5 p.m. before the 7 p.m. varsity main event. The varsity Blue Devils had their hands full with […]

Youth roundup: Real Davis captures Creek Cup soccer tournament

Real Davis, a U12 boys soccer team, struck gold again last weekend, winning the Creek Cup tournament for its second title to go with another second-place finish in four summer events. Coaches Jorge Nieves and James Pierce said locals’ latest championship came thanks to a foundation of solid defense, the improving midfield creativity and the deadly […]

Sports briefs: Former UCD player Harris signs with German hoops team

Sharpshooter Kelsey Harris, who completed her UC Davis women’s basketball career last winter, has inked a contract to play professionally for the WSG ’81 Koenigs Wusterhausen Red Dragons in Germany. Located approximately 45 minutes south of Berlin, the Red Dragons are making their debut in the 2nd Bundesliga this season after finishing third in the 1st Regionalliga with […]

Pro baseball roundup: River Cats fall to .500 with loss in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — The Sacramento River Cats were unable to resume their winning ways Monday in Omaha, falling 6-0 to the host Storm Chasers. Former first-round pick Chris Stratton was roughed up early, and the lack of offensive support from their bats solidified the Cats’ second straight loss, following a 13-game win streak. Sacramento (65-65) had Everth […]

Chavez cruises as A’s down Dodgers

OAKLAND — Jesse Chavez’s record hardly tells the story of his season and first year as a full-time starter. In a rare outing when he was rewarded with enough run support, the right-hander struck out six over eight innings to win for just the second time in six starts, and the Oakland Athletics beat the […]

Youth roundup: Locals DART to strong national finish

Competing for DART at the Phillips 66 National Championships at San Antonio’s Northside Swim Center from Aug. 6 to 10, four females and one male swimmer did enough to take 26th as a team. The group was led by Jesuit graduate and Arizona swimmer Chris Wieser, who scored 10 points, and Davis High’s Chenoa Devine, […]

Sports briefs: Aggie Women’s Huddle set for Aug. 28

A staple of the UC Davis football preseason since 2007, the program will once again host its Aggie Women’s Huddle on Aug. 28 at Aggie Stadium The fun get-together for fans, coaches and players is an interactive evening on Jim Sochor Field that showcases UCD football drills to female fans. Aggie players and coaches lead the […]

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