UCD women start strong, then hang on

SANTA BARBARA — The UC Davis women’s basketball team scored the first 11 points of the game on Thursday at The Thunderdome and looked to be in control. But the Aggies’ work wasn’t done until the final buzzer as UC Santa Barbara’s furious late-game comeback fell just short and UCD won 51-47. Hannah Stephens was […]

Obama, Descalso are running mates in ceremony

When Daniel Descalso played Aggie baseball, he was always in the right spot at the right time. But on Tuesday, his positioning was never better. As is custom, President Barack Obama hosted the world-champion St. Louis Cardinals at the White House. UC Davis dynamo Descalso was among the Cards players on hand as Obama praised […]

UCD women’s tennis hopes to net upsets

The UC Davis women’s tennis team finished last season ranked 60th in the Campbell/ITA College rankings. After splitting their opening matches of 2012 last week, the Aggies have moved up two spots to No. 58. Moreover, they are poised to make some major leaps this weekend as they participate in ITA’s Kickoff Weekend in Knoxville, […]

Franklin finishes off energized DHS boys

Davis High boys basketball coach Dan Gonzalez was thrilled with his team’s energy on Wednesday night at Franklin. Now, the Blue Devils (10-10, 1-3 Delta Valley Conference) just have to work on their timing. “The best thing is … that was by far our best game in terms of energy,” Gonzalez said after DHS fell, […]

Athletics could be devastated if Measure C fails

Davis schools administrators and trustees recently ran a red flag halfway up their mast when they drew up a proposed layoff list for 80 employees. The jobs would be eliminated if Measure C is turned down by local voters in March. At the same time,  a yellow flag has been thrown on the playing fields […]

Sports briefs: UCD football event will celebrate new recruits

Fans with an eye on the future of the UC Davis football program are invited to join head coach Bob Biggs and other staff members at for the annual National Signing Day Party at Aggie Stadium on Wednesday. The event, which begins at 5 p.m. in the Bruce Edwards Club Room, will feature a brief social […]

Curry leads Warriors over Blazers

OAKLAND — Mark Jackson looked up the scoreboard during a timeout late in the fourth quarter and couldn’t be happier to find his team in another close game. The final result had the rookie coach smiling even more. Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Warriors […]

Denver soars past Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings, 122-93, on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road. Denver led by 23 points at the half and scored the first […]

Subdued Senior Night for DHS wrestling

With Davis High starting its second semester, the seniors are starting to celebrate their final year in high school. The 12th-graders on the Blue Devils wrestling squad, however, would probably like a do-over for Wednesday’s Senior Night. DHS was forced to forfeit eight matches and sent only five wrestlers to the mat against Franklin. Only one […]

Youth basketball: Wildcats are kings of Hoops at the Palace

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ 14U Red boys basketball team captured first place in the Hoops at the Palace tournament in Rocklin last weekend. The Wildcats trounced the Hurricanes, 49-13, in their first game, as Glen Welch scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Jeff Powell sank 15 points and snatched 10 boards. Ryan Kreidler […]

Youth roundup: Vance bags a bouldering title

A rock star of a different kind, Davis’ Liam Vance, 15, took the boys category A gold medal at the American Bouldering Series (ABS) Division 1 Youth Championships earlier this month in Seattle. USA Climbing, the national governing body of competition climbing, oversees the series, and dividing the U.S. into 15 competitive regions and five […]

Youth gymnastics: Diamonds cut through tough competition

The Davis Diamonds girls’ Level 8 gymnastics team faced a strong field at last weekend’s 2012 Snowflake Invitational in Oroville, but came away with a bronze medal. In addition, Diamonds gymnasts Chloe Chan, Kate Miller, Eva Stromberg and Ellen Olsson all took home individual silver or bronze medals. Chan improved her all-around score by 3.35 points […]

Blue Devil spring tryout information released

It’s that time again, as more than 500 student-athletes will be in uniform during a Davis High spring sports slate that features 13 varsity-level squads, another seven JV or freshman teams and four new program coaches. As usual, kids are scrambling to make sure their forms are correctly filed and that sports physicals have been […]