Friday, September 19, 2014

She’s had it with his neglect

Dear Annie: I am a 55-year-old woman, the youngest of three. When I married 30 years ago, we moved away for my husband’s job. Over the years, we have returned for summer visits, especially since our daughters are close in age to their cousins. We always have made it a priority to attend all important […]

Baseball roundup: Duffy comes up big for Giants in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch hitter Matt Duffy hit a tie-breaking single in the ninth inning for San Francisco as the Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-2, on Wednesday. Duffy’s one-out hit came on a full count against closer Addison Reed (1-6). Pablo Sandoval walked with one out, Brandon Crawford singled for his fourth hit and […]

Young Devil harriers carry the day

With over 100 runners competing for the Davis High cross country teams last Saturday at Willow Hills in Folsom, the Blue Devil underclassmen swept their four Jesuit/Davis Jamboree races. The 2.2-mile course featured hills and dirt trails. DHS’ frosh/soph girls squad opened the day by outscoring Woodcreek, 60-68, to take first place out of nine teams. The […]

DHS girls pound Mustangs in the pool

The Davis High girls water polo team got to have some fun at Arroyo Pool on Wednesday as coach Doug Wright substituted freely in a 19-1 victory over Monterey Trail. The Blue Devils, who improved to 4-2 with the win, were led in scoring by junior Emma Kaplan. Wright also like what he saw from […]

Youth softball: Hurricanes win one of two slugfests with Woodland

The Davis Youth Softball Association’s fall teams had some recent success, including the Hurricanes splitting a 12U doubleheader against Woodland on Sept. 7. Here’s a look at all the action … The Hurricanes beat the Woodland Green Envy, 10-6, behind big hitting from Tara Reddy (3-for-3 with three runs scored) and Ady Schwarz (3-for-4). Davis also […]

Youth roundup: These Diamonds are forever in the record books

The Davis Diamonds set two program records — including the Level 3 team’s winning score of 113.2 — as the local youth gymnastics squad had a huge day at the River City Classic on Saturday in Elk Grove In the prolific performance, five Davis Level 3 gymnasts — Sarah Bennetts, Sophia Koehler, Charlotte Rosendale, Veronica Gagon and Charlotte […]

Davis captures final nonleague volleyball outing

The Davis High girls volleyball team may have had its mind on the Thursday’s Delta League opener in the earlier going of Wednesday’s nonconference finale against St. Patrick-St. Vincent. But after dropping the first game, 25-17, the Blue Devils regrouped and reeled off three straight set wins — 25-16, 25-15, 25-21 — to beat the […]

Davis falls to Vintage in a JV shootout

The Davis High junior varsity football team found itself on the wrong end of a furious scoring exchange on Friday, losing to Vintage, 34-30, at Brown Stadium. The final six minutes of the contest features a lot of scoring, yards and general offensive excellence, starting when the Crushers grabbed a 28-22 lead with six minutes remaining in […]

DHS golfers blow past St. Francis

With the wind gusting at Wildhorse Golf Course on Wednesday, the Delta League dual match between first-place Davis High and second-place St. Francis was going to be won by whichever team handled the conditions better. That team was the Blue Devils, who shot a 222 in the nine-hole contest to top the Troubadours by 19 strokes. “My […]

Devils blow out Marauders at Brown Stadium

All year the Davis High boys soccer team has struggled to score in the first half of games, often falling behind or entering halftime scoreless. Against a depleted Jesuit side on Wednesday afternoon at Brown Stadium, the Blue Devils finally got the monkey off their back, scoring two first-half goals en route to 3-1 victory. […]

Blue Devils have tough road test without Williams

Since summer camp started, first-year Davis High coach John Wiley has consistently preached a three-word phrase to his players: “Next man up.” The Blue Devils (0-2) will need to follow that mantra more than ever on Friday as they head to Stockton to take on Edison (1-1). That’s because starting quarterback Quinn Williams suffered a serious knee injury last […]

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 […]

PG&E, Dixon company unveil truck that can restore power

Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Inc. unveiled two powerful new trucks on Wednesday: One has the potential to eliminate the need for planned outages and lessen the impact of unplanned ones; the other allows for the operation of a bucket and other auxiliary systems without requiring noisy engine idling. The vehicles, developed by […]

‘Innovation Institution’ would focus on food, agriculture, health

UC Davis, through its World Food Center, and Mars Inc. have agreed to pursue the establishment of a new institute designed to deliver big-impact, Silicon Valley-type breakthroughs in food, agriculture and health. Chancellor Linda Katehi announced the partnership in a presentation Wednesday to the University of California Board of Regents at its meeting in San Francisco. […]