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Prep soccer move to winter not without challenges

The Sac-Joaquin Section’s announcement Wednesday moving both boys and girls high school soccer seasons to winter elicited a favorable local reaction. Sort of… “This will be a big change and will take some very creative ideas for facilities and scheduling by (the Delta League) and member schools,” says Davis High Athletic Director Jeff Lorenson. “One […]

UCD softball to say goodbye to senior trio

For UC Davis softball fans, this weekend represents the last chance to see seniors Krista Bava, Jasmine Lee and Amy Nunez in action at home. Cal State Fullerton comes to LaRue Field for a Saturday doubleheader and a solo game Sunday. Start time both days is noon with a special postgame ceremony honoring outfielders Bava and […]

Rams, schmams. It’s whoever gets me 31 points

Growing up in Southern California, there was a time I lived and died with the Rams. My first time at the Los Angeles Coliseum was a 1957 game against the 49ers. The 102,000 fans (an NFL attendance record for almost 50 years) were more people than I had seen collectively in my life to that point. On that […]

Recovery complete, Park is back to flying high

Freestyle mogul skiing is a brutal sport. The tricks can be dazzling, but the task of negotiating the sudden highs and lows of the frozen bumps takes a toll on a competitor’s lower body. Three years ago, then-14-year-old local freestyler Anna Park was one of the top-ranked junior tricksters on the planet. She had played […]

Davis High digs being in Battle for the Spade

A healing cast of Blue Devils were too much for a thin-staffed pack of Wolves as Davis High’s track and field squads handily topped Woodland in the eighth running of the Battle for the Spade at Brown Stadium. With Emily Lufburrow a three-time winner, the Devil girls had a 120-16 final advantage. The guys score was 136.5-16.5 — thanks in […]

In the Clubhouse: Former Aggie Hansen gets Canadian Tour card

Matt Hansen has put another feather in the UC Davis golf cap and a PGA Tour Canada pro card in his wallet after carding a 2-under par, four-day total 286 in the tour’s qualifying tournament in Lompoc last week. Hansen, who won the 2014 Big West Championship and the inaugural El Macero Classic in back-to-back […]

Energy, fan-friendly happenings highlight UCD spring football game

If Saturday’s Spring Game is an indication of what’s ahead, UC Davis football fans will have a team that hopes to stand tall on defense while maintaining possession with second-year starter Ben Scott at quarterback. Scott, the junior from Vanden High, directed two slick touchdown drives during his three-possession duties. Meanwhile, a new-look defense made […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lehner talks about the UCD student-athlete experience

Allie Lehner — a brilliant defender on the 3-13 UC Davis lacrosse squad — would have loved to have played on a championship collegiate team. In high school, Lehner played up front. She scored 95 goals and lent 42 assists in 20 games during her senior season at Irvine’s Beckman High. The Patriots went 64-12 […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie Spring Game environment will up the gridiron fun factor

In some college communities, spring football games are can’t-miss events. Ohio State just drew 99,931 for its showcase workout. Nebraska had 76,881 in attendance. Alabama (what’s wrong with you guys?) drew only 65,175. For Buckeye or Husker or Tide youth, attending these sneak previews is a right of passage. While the 2015 UC Davis Spring […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD women’s water polo looks for redemption in Hawaii

As UC Davis splashes through it final workouts in Hawaii for this weekend’s Big West women’s water polo championships, competing schools know they don’t have enough eyes to watch everybody in the Aggies’ diverse lineup. UCD meets No. 14 UC Santa Barbara in an 8:45 p.m. PST first-round rematch on Friday. The locals, like the Gauchos, […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie men set sights on Big West tennis title

They were soooo close to an outright Big West Conference tennis title, but Sunday’s 6-1 loss at UC Irvine forced the Aggie men to settle for a co-championship and the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s league tournament. Nonetheless, UCD remains focused — and gets an extra day of rest with a first-round bye — […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wong, Aggie women roll to Big West golf crowns

The U.S. Postal Service should have been taking notes at this week’s Big West Women’s Golf Championship at El Macero Country Club. UC Davis’ Andrea Wong delivered the mail through a brisk Tuesday afternoon wind by shooting a final-round, 3-under 69. The junior from San Francisco’s 208 three-day tournament total gave her a five-stroke victory over […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wong leads UCD charge in Big West women’s golf tourney

Andrea Wong, a junior from San Francisco, carded six birdies to shoot a 4-under 68 and help the UC Davis women push its Big West Golf Tournament lead to 12 strokes on Monday at El Macero Country Club. Wong led a solid grouping of Aggies as the local university is pushing all the right buttons […]

April 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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