Beavers dam UCD women

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Though the outcome was not what they wanted, it was fitting that this quartet of UC Davis senior women would end their basketball careers in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. It was the third straight postseason appearance for Kasey Riecks, Lauren Juric, Samantha Meggison and Hana Asano, and fourth in five years […]

Cajandig carries DHS over Oak Ridge

On a chilly Thursday night, the Davis High girls lacrosse team needed an extra spark to get going. Junior Ceci Cajandig was that fire starter. Cajandig scored five goals as the Blue Devils overcame an early deficit to beat Oak Ridge, 15-9, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. “It doesn’t matter who she plays against. […]

Hard to say goodbye to this Aggie team

In the spirit of Bobby Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne,” it was with pride (and more than a touch of sadness) that a group of Aggie fans on Thursday gathered to pay what turned out to be final respects to the 2012 edition of UC Davis women’s basketball. Packing tables in the back section of The […]

UCD softball powers past Virginia

Kelly Zboralske had a pinch-hit grand slam, one of four home runs the UC Davis softball team hit on Thursday in an 11-5 win over Virginia at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton. In their second game of the day, the Aggies (10-18) fell to No. 3 Washington, 14-1. On fire at the plate against […]

Harrington jumps out to a big lead over Watney and others

PALM HARBOR, Fla.— Padraig Harrington knew he was playing better golf than his scores indicated. He just wasn’t expecting the lowest official score of his life, a 10-under 61 to set the course record Thursday in the Transitions Championship. The great round pushed Harrington away from the pack, which includes Davis High graduate Nick Watney. […]

Lucky Run raises funds for children’s fitness programs

More than 2,000 runners are expected to take part in Saturday’s second annual Lucky Run despite predictions of wet weather. The run starts at Community Park, near the Veterans’ Memorial Center, and continues along North Davis greenbelts, with the half-marathon extending to rural roads outside Davis. Distances — 7K, 7 miles and 13.1 miles (a […]

DHS boys win a slugfest

A hard-fought win? That would be the understatement of the decade. The undefeated Davis High boys lacrosse team withstood a ferocious Granite Bay squad and a steady rainfall on Wednesday to topple the visitors, 11-8. Calling the game rough would be like calling Yao Ming tall. According to a team trainer, Blue Devils Mikie Schlosser, […]

Stuckey, Monroe push Pistons past Kings

SACRAMENTO — Rodney Stuckey scored 35 points and Greg Monroe had 32 for the Detroit Pistons, who used a huge third-quarter effort to pull away from the Sacramento Kings for a 124-112 victory on Wednesday. Stuckey led the Pistons’ 40-23 effort in the third quarter, connecting on four 3-pointers and scoring 19 points as the […]

South Florida rolls over Cal in first round of NCAAs

DAYTON, Ohio — Ugly, ugly, ugly. Just the way South Florida likes it. The Bulls introduced the NCAA Tournament to the Big East’s nastiest defense on Wednesday night, putting more than just a chill into a California team that had never seen anything like it. The Bulls allowed only 13 points in the first half […]

Late strategy change helps DHS boys volleyball

After trying to overpower Yuba City for the first three games with varying success, the Davis High boys volleyball team came out with different plan in the decisive fourth set. The new strategy worked as the Blue Devils ran away with the final game, 25-9, to clinch the Wednesday road match. “We had played them […]

Sports briefs: Aggie golfers rally to take second

Jessica Chulya, Demi Runas and Amy Simanton all finished in the top 10 individually as the 24th-ranked UC Davis women’s golf team took second place as the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Hawaii came to an end on Wednesday. Chulya’s fifth-place finish was her second top-10 placing this season, while Runas (sixth) and Simanton (ninth) each […]

Game on for Aggies in WNIT opener

There’s not a lot of height among these four senior Aggie senior women, but 20 years from now Lauren Juric, Hana Asano, Kasey Riecks and Samantha Meggison will stand tall in the annals of UC Davis basketball. Helping the Aggies make a brilliant transition into Division I ranks, the quartet was key to a 2011 […]

Youth roundup: Diamonds experience strength in numbers

The entire Davis Diamonds optional-level gymnastics team competed together for the first time this season at last weekend’s 2012 Golden State Classic in Rancho Cordova. The Level 8 squad — Alene Lai, Chloe Chan, Lily Lin, Lauren Postlethwaite, Michaela Niva, Micaela Everitt, Amanda Braun and Maggie Koo — took fourth as a team, just 5.75 behind […]

Youth soccer: Dementors play even with Arsenal

The Davis Dementors, a U12 girls soccer team, tied the Pleasant Hill Arsenal, 2-2, in a recent match. Sarah Thompson got the Dementors out to a 1-0 lead with a goal less than seven minutes in, and the locals kept that advantage through intermission behind the strong work of goalie Kate Meerscheidt. In the second half, […]