Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sports briefs: DHS boys win to reach lacrosse playoffs

When the Davis High boys lacrosse team traveled to St. Mary’s on Friday night, it may has well have been a playoff game. And with both teams’ season on the line — the loser’s campaign would end at the final whistle — it was the Blue Devils who rose to the occasion, winning 14-4 to clinch […]

Making memories at Aggie Stadium

Special Olympians from around the area — including members of Team Davis — got to learn the game and have some fun with the UC Davis football team during a clinic on Saturday at Aggie Stadium. 0503ucd footballW

Younger DYSA roundup: Devils win despite Garner’s grand slam HR

Alessandra Trask tripled, doubled and singled as the 8U Blue Devils of the Davis Youth Softball Association recorded a 10-6 victory over the Arctic Wolves. The Devils had to withstand a grand slam home run from Wolves’ big bat Nylah Garner. For the winners, Cali Levy singled and scored twice, Rylan Sull doubled in two and Kyla Cutler, […]

DYSA 10U roundup: Spring is alive on local softball diamonds

The breeze through the trees. The chortles of excited softball players in their pastel-colored jerseys. Parents and friends lining the foul lines, comfy in folding chairs or sitting on blankets. Plenty of orange slices and Gatorade offered when the time was right. The crack of the bat interspersed with cheers, squeals and laughter. Such are […]

Youth roundup: U15 boys clinch a high seed with Saturday wins

The Davis Knights’ U15 boys lacrosse team picked up two more wins on Saturday, improving to 13-1 and locking up a top-four seed in the upcoming NorCal tournament. Saturday’s game against Pleasant Grove played out like a track meet in the first half, with 17 goals scored, five lead changes and four ties. Down 9-8 […]

Alliance roundup: Catania wins East Bay Junior Cup

The Davis Alliance Soccer Academy Catania, a U16 girls squad, recently captured the East Bay Junior Cup, outscoring opponents 17-1 in winning three games and tying one. The locals opened with a 6-0 win over San Jose, tied the Brentwood Monarchs, 1-1, then finished bracket play by beating Walnut Creek, 5-0. The championship contest featured a rematch with the […]

AYSO roundup: Davis squads fare well in recent tourneys

Regional youth soccer tournaments are in full swing and Davis AYSO teams had more than their fair share of success last weekend. Here’s a look back at some of the locals’ accomplishments … U14 girls Dilemma Neither rain, nor hail could stop the Davis Dilemma from winning the Comstock Shootout as the local squad outscored […]

Majors roundup: Red Sox homers break open close DLL contest

Gabe Dirksen and Mason Johnstone blasted home runs as the Red Sox scored 10 times to break up a close game in the final inning of a 17-4 Davis Little League contest. In winning the Majors-division outing, the Sox also received big days at the plate from Jacob Leach, Matthew Young and Drew Anderson. Owen […]

AAA roundup: Cardinals break out big bats in Davis Little League win

As part of a packed Davis Little League AAA-division schedule, the Cardinals scored nine runs in the final two innings to upend the Padres, 12-6, in recent action. Dashiell Pappagianis-Weeks doubled and tripled and Zane Pickus singled and doubled to lead a 15-hit assault. Winning pitcher John Schacherbauer collected two hits, as did Alex van deer […]

DYSA roundup: Lester, Osborne lead Storm over Dixon

Gabriella Lester and Alyssa Osborne each smacked five hits and drove in five runs as the Perfect Storm got past Dixon, 12-8, in a recent 16U regional game. The Davis Youth Softball Association squad survived a shaky start as it trailed 5-0 early. After falling behind, Davis immediately tied things up in the bottom of the […]

Lady Demons’ fundraiser a smash hit

The balls were flying far into the outfield as the warm spring air greeted the inaugural 12U Lady Demons Hit-a-thon on Sunday afternoon. In front of a cheering crowd of parents and supporters at Slide Hill Park, the local competitive softball team put on a show in demonstrating its ever-improving hitting prowess. Swinging against a […]

Youth roundup: Two Diamonds shine at regional championships

A pair of Davis Diamonds gymnasts picked a great time to have the best meet of their careers at last weekend’s USA Gymnastics Region 1 Level 9 Championships. Isabela Martinez placed fourth in her age group’s all-around (35.475) and qualified for the Western Level 9 Championships, while Chloe Chan finished ninth all-around in her division (at […]

JV/frosh roundup: Huge second half lifts DHS JV girls to lacrosse win

A goal just before halftime by Davis High’s Chloe Nicolet broke a tie, and eight straight second-half tallies solidified the Blue Devils’ 13-4 junior varsity girls lacrosse victory over St. Francis on Tuesday at Brown Stadium. Marisa Wong (who finished with a hat trick), Breana Lee and Addie Hanlon also scored for DHS before the […]