Sunday, September 21, 2014

Davis 15-year-old making a splash in European F4 series

Most 15-year-old wannabe drivers are happy just to have their learner’s permits. Simply parallel parking is a primary concern. Then there’s Zack Dante, a Davis High sophomore who has been spending weekends in Italy, drafting on race-course straightaways at 200 mph. Dante gets to make steel-nerve inside moves on hairpin turns, passing drivers twice his age while the speedometer rarely dips […]

A’s slide continues as Rangers sweep

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution. And with the way things are going, manager Bob Melvin can’t talk about playoffs, let alone plan for them. Sonny Gray and the A’s kept tumbling Thursday, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 […]

DHS girls tennis team stunned at Franklin

ELK GROVE — Traveling to Franklin for a Delta League match, the Davis High girls tennis team had an off day in a surprising 8-1 loss to the Wildcats on Wednesday. “We just couldn’t get our mojo going,” said Blue Devil head coach Sally Hosley. “All of the Franklin players competed well (Wednesday). Most of […]

Sports briefs: Aggie goalie wins weekly field hockey award

Freshman goalkeeper Makheila MacDonald made such a splash in her UC Davis field hockey debut — saving 12 shots against No. 7 Iowa on Thursday — that the NorPac Conference took notice, making her the league’s Rookie of the Week. MacDonald is the first Aggie honored by the NorPac since Stephie Sabraw was chosen as the […]

Sports briefs: Big Monday for Masiel as DHS golfers win league opener

Senior Emily Masiel shot a blistering 2-under 70 on Monday to win the individual medal but the Davis High girls golf team got quality outings from its entire lineup in the first Delta League center meet at Bing Maloney Golf Course in Sacramento. The Blue Devil used that team-wide success to earn a convincing tournament […]

Baseball roundup: A’s get a much-needed win in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Jed Lowrie drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 10th inning to force in the tiebreaking run and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney (1-6) came on in the 10th and walked Coco Crisp to open the […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devils net a tournament win at home

One thing’s for sure after the past seven days, the Davis High girls volleyball team has no shortage of mental toughness. The Blue Devils capped a long and eventful week Saturday by capturing the title at their own Davis Fall Classic tournament, an all-day event at The Cage. After playing five times at a tourney […]

Sports briefs: Blue Devil girls cruise past Woodland Christian

Coming off of a volleyball match against Vacaville on Tuesday, during which they stayed locked in and played well for all five games, the Davis High girls just wanted to keep momentum going when they hosted Woodland Christian on Thursday at The Cage. It was mission accomplished as the Blue Devils got off to a […]

Blue Devils prepare for Crushers, who are coming off a big win

After enduring a heartbreaking loss to River Valley in last week’s season opener, the Davis High football team has been working relentlessly to prepare for Friday night’s clash with the Vintage Crushers (1-1). The matchup is set for 7:15 p.m. at Brown Stadium. Despite DHS’ 25-17 loss to the Falcons in Week 1, first-year Devil coach John Wiley […]

Donaldson’s big day helps A’s down White Sox

CHICAGO — Josh Donaldson checked out the video and figured out the problem. The quick fix led to a big night. Donaldson had a career-high five hits while driving in four runs, helping Jon Lester and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox, 11-2, on Tuesday. Donaldson also scored two runs as Oakland got […]

New owner, No. 2 seed make for a big soccer day in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Republic FC just keeps on winning on and off the field. Before it dismantled fellow USL PRO expansion side Oklahoma Energy FC, 1-0, in front of another sellout crowd of 8,000 fans on Thursday night at Bonney Field, the Republic announced the sale of the team to Kevin Nagle, the Sacramento Kings’ largest […]