Watney in ninth at Humana Challenge

After finishing Friday’s second round in a tie for third with his 8-under 64 on the PGA West’s Jack Nicklaus Private Course, Davis High’s Nick Watney moved into ninth place following Saturday’s round of the Humana Challenge. Watney, who shot a 5-under 67 at the La Quinta Country Club on Thursday, carded a 1-under 71 on the Arnold […]

Lady Devils hold off Pacers, stay perfect in league

SACRAMENTO — It’s becoming clear that first-year coach Heather Highshoe and the Lady Blue Devils have the Midas touch. With the offense and defense already humming — to the tune of a perfect record in Delta League play — the Davis High girls basketball team tried out a new defense on Friday at Grant, and […]

Wildcats’ inaugural kids development league exceeds expectations

Competitive AAU basketball in Davis … A vision that began more than 20 years ago with Sharon Yokoi and Gerry Shelton, it was honed with Bob Silva’s creation of the Davis Hoops program and has evolved into the locally based NorCal Wildcats. Over the past 13 years, the Wildcats have become a respected regional program under the watchful eye […]

Aggies get top 2015 gymnastics score, but fall short

SACRAMENTO — Despite the sixth-best beam showing in school history — and brilliant performances from a trio of Aggies seeing emergency action — UC Davis dropped a hand-wringing 194.925-194.800 women’s gymnastic duel of a dual meet at Sacramento State on Friday night. In a competition that was even closer than the official final score — […]

Aggie men suffer first league loss

HONOLULU —  On Thursday afternoon, the UC Davis men’s basketball team was 4-0 in Big West Conference play, star Corey Hawkins had just been named to the midseason watch list for the Lou Henson Award for mid-major player of the year, and the Aggies were enjoying the beautiful island of Oahu. But a few hours […]

Another UCD double-digit lead goes ‘poof’ in women’s loss to Hawaii

For the second time in four games, the UC Davis women squandered a double-digit, second-half lead and dropped a 58-53 basketball decision to visiting Hawaii at The Pavilion on Thursday night. The defeat came from self-inflicted wounds and cost the Aggies a chance to go to 4-1 in Big West Conference play. Instead, 18 UCD […]

Aggie gymnasts enter Hornets Nest

SACRAMENTO — The first of a home-and-home gymnastics showdown with cross-Causeway rival Sacramento State will be contested Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Hornets Nest. The Aggies are coming off of a 193.950 score in a quad-meet at Utah, also featuring Boise State and Southern Utah. The fourth-place number was the locals’ second-best outing […]

Sports briefs: Free youth softball clinic set for next week

The Davis Youth Softball Associations and the Davis Lady Demons program are teaming up to host a free youth clinic on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Community Field B. The clinic is for girls who want to learn softball as well as those wanting to brush up on their skills for the upcoming spring season. Young […]

Cycling shrine shifts gears in face of challenges

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone … “ — Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi,” 1970 In April, it will have been five years since the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame opened its doors in Davis. The “shrine” had spent more than a decade relegated to crates […]

UCD’s Wade wins weekly tennis award

A stellar start to the spring season has earned UC Davis men’s tennis player James Wade a share of the Big West Conference’s Player of the Week award. It is the second career weekly honor for the sophomore from San Marino, who also picked up one last season. Wade shares this week’s accolades with UC Irvine’s […]

Devil wrestlers improve ahead of home meet

CARMICHAEL — The Davis High wrestling team came out of Wednesday’s pair of dual meets beaten and down, but certainly not out. A week after dropping a pair of season-opening blowouts, the Blue Devils played their opponents closely in a 39-30 loss to Grant and a 57-21 loss to host Jesuit. And it would have […]

Eagles overwhelm short-handed DHS boys

The Davis High boys basketball team knew coming in that facing Pleasant Grove and its talented 6-foot-8 big man Marquese Chriss would be tough. But doing it with several rotation players out with an illness was just too much for the host Blue Devils to overcome in an 86-62 loss on Wednesday. DHS (6-12) dropped its […]

Couture scores twice as Sharks slam Kings

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. Logan Couture scored twice for the Sharks, who had lost five of their previous six home games. […]

Nets hold off Kings, 103-100

SACRAMENTO — A late Kings rally fell just short on Wednesday as the Brooklyn Nets blew a big lead but managed a 103-100 win in Sacramento. Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks to help the Nets get only their second victory in the last 10. The Nets had a 23-point lead in the opening half, but […]