Healthy Aggie men open with deep lineup

Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! After wandering through an injury-ruined 2013-14 season, a healthy UC Davis men’s basketball team opens the season Sunday with a 4 p.m. tip-off against visiting Holy Names University. “We’ve got depth of talent … and it’s been evident every day in practice,” says a relieved Aggie coach Jim Les, who […]

Oak Ridge ousts Blue Devil volleyballers

EL DORADO HILLS — It wasn’t the ending that it wanted, but the No. 6 Davis High girls volleyball team continued to show it has a lot to be proud of in a 25-18, 25-18, 25-21 Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinal loss on Thursday night at third-seeded Oak Ridge. Trailing 21-11 in the third game, the Blue […]

There’s another hoops game in town this weekend

Oh. By the way … Has anyone noticed the UC Davis men open their basketball season this weekend? With all the hoopla surrounding Friday night’s arrival of perhaps the greatest hardcourt collection of women ever, a very, very good — and extremely motivated — Aggie men’s team plays Sunday at 4 p.m. at The Pavilion against […]

Wire sports briefs: Goalie leads Sharks past Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Antti Niemi provided some offense in addition to stopping the puck. Niemi made 32 saves and added an assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, on Thursday night. Joe Thornton and Tyler Kennedy scored for the Sharks, who are 2-2 on a seven-game road trip. Niemi […]

Early signing day sees a lot of Davis-related activity

From UC Davis to the Aquadarts swim club to Davis High, national letter of intent early-commitment week has been a beehive of local activity. On Thursday, at the Brady Room at the Civic Center Pool, seven area swimmers were involved in a signing party. Emma Barksdale, one of four Blue Devils at the event, is going […]

Sports briefs: Aggies net another conference victory

UC Davis used a strong team-wide hitting performances of .362 overall to sweep Cal State Fullerton, 25-21, 25-16, 25-9, in Big West Conference women’s volleyball action at The Pavilion on Thursday night. The Aggies improve to 9-3 in league play and 14-11 overall. The Titans slip to 7-18 for the year and 1-11 in Big West matches. Junior Kaylin Squyres […]

It’s Davis-Jesuit for boys water polo championship

LODI — Davis High, after dispatching a pesky Lodi squad, 10-7, on Thursday, now gets a chance to defend its boys water polo crown. The Blue Devils — led by sophomore Cameron Wright, and seniors Bradley Nicholson and Conrad McCarthy — started fast and played strongly down the stretch of the semifinal to advance to […]

DHS girls will get a shot at their 12th water polo title

LODI — Too bad the Sacramento Kings weren’t watching the Davis High girls play water polo Thursday. They could have learned from the Blue Devils’ style … There was a give-and-go, a rebound goal, fast breaks galore, a layup and a free throw (well, kinda) as DHS stopped Del Oro, 12-7, at Tokay High. The […]

No. 1 UConn is at The Pavilion Friday night

The best women’s basketball players in the country will be at The Pavilion on Friday night. No, its not an all-star team — well, not officially — but No. 1-ranked Connecticut brings its 46-game winning streak to Davis to take on the Aggies at 7 p.m. UCD fans will get a chance to see local […]

Aggie patchwork defense will be challenged at Cal Poly

Once upon a time, the UC Davis football team’s back seven looked like one of the top second lines of defense in the Big Sky Conference. There was linebacker Ryan Dimino, called “pound-for-pound the best player we have” by Aggie coach Ron Gould. He would join LB Steven Pitts as part of a stone wall that was […]

Dunning: Tough games this week in the Pac-12

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over UTAH … the Utes are down one quarterback, which spells disaster against Stanford’s stingy defense. The Cardinal must take wins where it can this year, and this is most definitely a winnable game. ARIZONA over WASHINGTON … Chris Petersen is beginning to wonder why he ever left […]

DHS footballers look toward the future

At first glance, the Davis High School football team’s 2-8 record warrants a cringe. However, what cannot be measured is the maturation of the Blue Devils over the course of the 10-week season. In 2014, its first year in the grueling new Delta League, DHS consistently took on some of the top teams in the Sacramento region […]

Youth roundup: Lee leads Diamonds Level 5 squad at state meet

Davis Diamonds gymnast Vivian Lee dominated on the balance beam to win that event and help the local team perform well at the Junior Olympic Level 5 State Championships last weekend. For Lee, her beam score of 9.425 gave her a first-place finish on that apparatus for the third straight year as she won at […]

DHS JV/frosh runners have success at subsections

The Davis High cross country teams’ underclassmen raced well at the Sac-Joaquin Subsection meet on Saturday at Angels Camp, accomplishing their goal of advancing to sections in each of the five divisions they entered. Division I realignment before the season made qualification no easy task, but the Blue Devils were up to the challenge, even sending two additional […]