UCD women get new life in WNIT

Disappointment flowed for the UC Davis women’s basketball team last week after falling to Pacific in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. But on Monday, relief was spelled W-N-I-T. When the field for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament was announced late Monday, the Aggies heard their name called for a Thursday first-round […]

UCD roundup: Aggies explode for 24 goals in win

Junior Anna Geissbuhler scored five goals with four assists while four other UC Davis players had hat tricks in the Aggies’ 24-10 women’s lacrosse victory over Long Island on Sunday at Aggie Stadium. UCD’s gaudy scoring total tied a school record for goals in a single game and the Aggies evened their record at 3-3. […]

Sports briefs: Park takes junior mogul title

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Davis’ 14-year-old Anna Park won the gold medal at last weekend’s Junior National Freestyle Ski Championships. On her way to Italy later this month for Junior World Freestyle competition as a member of the U.S. team, the Harper Junior High ninth-grader battled through five rounds of duals to capture the crown. […]

Blue Devils go through paces in 3-0 win at Wood

VACAVILLE — When you’re the team everybody wants to beat, even when you top a formidable opponent 3-0, it raises eyebrows. Only three goals? Just 18 shots? Only three corner kicks? Lofty statistics for most other girls soccer squads … But this is Davis High. The defending Sac-Joaquin Section champion Blue Devils traveled to Will […]

DHS boys lacrosse team gets past Campolindo

The Davis High boys lacrosse team continued its brilliant early-season play on Saturday in a 13-9 win over Campolindo at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. After a tight first period, the Blue Devils opened things up in the second quarter by outscoring the Cougars 5-0, then hung on for the victory to improve to 4-0. […]

Briner brings it as Aggies blank Seattle

Two days after his teammate Dayne Quist shut down Seattle, it was UC Davis pitcher Tom Briner’s turn on Sunday as the right-hander tossed the first shutout of his career to lead the Aggie baseball team over Seattle, 3-0, at Dobbins Stadium. Briner — who had been out of action since being struck in the […]

Vela no-hits ISU, but UCD falls to Sac State

After completing a dominating weekend for the UC Davis softball team in the circle, freshman pitcher Justine Vela was named the Big West Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Vela capped her incredible four-game performance at the Aggie Stampede II by pitching a no-hitter on Sunday as the Aggies defeated Idaho State, 5-0. Later that […]

Davis Little Leaguers get under way

The festivities were held under perfect spring skies Saturday as the Davis Little League’s season began with a gala Opening Day. More than 1,500 players, coaches, volunteers, fans and family members jammed the DLL complex for a celebration that featured words of encouragement from league President Steve Olney, a welcome from Mayor Joe Krovoza, music […]

DHS lacrosse roundup: Devil girls beat Troubadours in an OT thriller

Down three goals with three minutes left in regulation, the Davis High girls lacrosse team saw no reason to panic on Friday night at St. Francis. After all, the contest wasn’t exactly a defensive battle. In fact, the Blue Devils quickly tied the score — with Kelly Chuck’s goal sending the game into overtime — […]

Sharks shut down by Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mike Smith stopped 42 shots and Mikkel Boedker and Michael Stone scored second-period goals and the Phoenix Coyotes defeated the San Jose Sharks, 3-0, on Saturday. Antti Niemi made 26 saves for San Jose, which has lost five straight and seven of its past eight games. The Sharks have 75 points and […]

Sports briefs: Aggies get track season started

Senior Sarah Sumpter dominated the field to lead a 1-2-3 UC Davis sweep in the women’s 5,000 meters that highlighted the Aggies’ performance at the Aggie Open, their season-opening track and field meet at the Woody Wilson Track on Saturday. Sumpter was one of five individuals to pick up an event victory for the the […]

Davis Little League opening day 2012 photo

Hundreds of people were on hand at the Davis Little League Complex on Saturday morning for opening day festivities. A parade involving uniformed Little Leaguers and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh arrived at the field to kick things off. The local teams were announced as they arrived and later Davis City Council members Joe Krovoza, […]

Aggies spilt first two with Seattle

On Friday, UC Davis pitcher Dayne Quist’s performance was hard to believe in a win over Seattle. The last few innings of Saturday’s game were equally remarkable, but that time the Aggie baseball team was on the wrong end of a 4-3 score. Quist, a senior left-hander, pitched a complete game in the series opener, striking […]

Watney starts well but is among many chasing Watson

DORAL, Fla. — Rory McIlroy thought he might have a chance at 59. Tiger Woods opened with three straight birdies and made a charge of his own. None of this bothered Bubba Watson, who figured he could go just as low Saturday at the Cadillac Championship. All the noise about McIlroy and Woods soon disappeared […]