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Masters preview: DHS pole vault unit had its up and downs

Sports have their metaphorical ups and downs. In some events, ups and downs are literal. For the Davis High pole-vaulting crew, its recent elevator ride has covered both interpretations. First, in last Wednesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I finals, Nate Harper — who won the Delta League crown with a 15-03 vault — and teammate Joe Blakewell achieved […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Hawkins’ whirlwind tour includes Friday date with Kings

Aggie fans, keep your fingers crossed. This Friday, UC Davis guard Corey Hawkins will work out for the Sacramento Kings. “I’d love to stay out west, near family, but I’ll go wherever I’m wanted,” says Hawkins, who adds that staying in the Sacramento area “would be terrific.” Hawkins, who is the reigning Big West Player of the […]

May 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

In The Clubhouse: Every golfer has a story. Share yours?

About 20 years ago, Bill Goslow, then the golf coach at Crescent Valley High in Corvallis, Ore., was the state prep tournament director. I don’t remember how many golfers were involved, but there was a point on the course at which Goslow and his colleague could sit in their cart — high on a hill […]

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Marshall leads UCD track contingent to NCAA prelim meet

Ashley Marshall will leave UC Davis as one of the most accomplished track and field performers in the school’s history. A three-time Big West Conference champion in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints, the Moreno Valley native now leads an Aggie contingent of 16 competitors into this week’s NCAA West Region Prelim meet. Contested at the […]

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggies, Les reach long-term contract accord

“I’ve never (coached) for the money because I love (basketball). I love the interaction and mentoring young men and it’s amazing, when you (take) that approach with something, how the other things work themselves out.” Those are the words of UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les. On Friday, “the other things” worked themselves out. […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Jacobson helps UCD baseball seniors get 30th win

They went out winners. Before a sun-baked, enthusiastic crowd of almost 1,000 at Dobbins Stadium, the UC Davis baseball team followed another solid outing by starter Raul Jacobson to close out 2015 with a 4-2 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday. The season finale was Senior Day with the 10 graduating Aggies feted in pre-game ceremonies. […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Ataxia-cure ride is Bicycle Month finale

It’s a “this-n-that” Friday. Let’s get started… Ride for a purpose: RideATAXIA NorCal — a multi-route cycling fundraiser — hits town Saturday, May 30. It’s the third visit to Davis for the event, which will feature a handful of victims of what is known as Friedreich’s ataxia, an often-fatal neurological problem. UC Davis graduate Kyle Bryant […]

May 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Weather-savvy UCD women golfers ready for humid Florida

In earning its fourth trip to the NCAA finals this week, the UC Davis women’s golf team has seen it all this season. After opening with a third-place finish at the toasty Dick McGuire Invitational in New Mexico, later in the season the Aggies felt the morning chill in Michigan, were drizzled on in Washington […]

May 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

AYSO weighs in on Wolk’s plan to resurrect sports park

When Mayor Dan Wolk told me two weeks ago that he would like to see discussion about a Davis sports park put back on the city’s front burner, the announcement drew widespread support. Three thumbs up immediately came from softball groups, Davis Little League and AYSO. Wolk floated the idea of restudying city land off […]

May 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Season nears for crowded Post 77 baseball

Yolo Post 77 baseball staffers greeted more than 40 hopefuls for this summer’s squad: a significant sign that American Legion ball is alive and well — at least in this neck of the woods. “We’re going to carry our biggest roster ever into this weekend’s Memorial Day tournament,” said second-year Post 77 manager Dave Ryan, who […]

May 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils capture both Delta track crowns

ELK GROVE — Kyle Clancy spent so little time on Earth Friday, it was a wonder he touched down long enough to gather all the hardware he earned for the Davis High track team. In a brilliant all-around display that saw the Blue Devils capture both boys and girls Delta League Championship Meet crowns, it was […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Rugby champion Aggies are hardly a club team

Having run roughshod over 12 straight opponents by using size and strength straight ahead, it was an end run by Nate Oliveira that brought the D1AA rugby national crown to UC Davis. After a May 9 come-from-behind 18-15 victory over two-time defending USA Rugby champion Central Florida, the Aggie club team finished the season 13-0. […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Top seed Oak Ridge rolls past Devils, 9-0

SACRAMENTO — The run is over. Top-seeded Oak Ridge, the Sierra Foothill League champions with a 24-4 record, used 16 hits in eliminating Davis High from the Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoffs on Thursday. Playing at Union Stadium on campus at Sacramento City College, the final score was 9-0 in front of 200 chilled-to-the-bone faithful. After resurrecting […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis native Wilson weighs in on Preakness, his own stables

New York is a tough place. “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere,” goes the song. New York — especially for winners of the first two legs of horse racing’s Triple Crown — can be a living hell. With American Pharoah’s gallop to victory in the Kentucky Derby on May 2, […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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