The UCD women’s Fantastic Four

It’s the basis for legends, or at least a really good sports movie. A team’s top two players are sidelined by injuries just before a big game, leaving a depleted roster of underclassmen to somehow save the day. That was the situation the UC Davis women’s basketball team found itself in during the 2008-09 season. […]

New league games highlight the 2012 UCD football slate

The UC Davis football team will enter a new era in 2012 as it begins play in the Big Sky Conference, a recognized power in the Football Championship Subdivision, and the Aggies’ schedule, announced last week, reflects the change in a big way. UCD’s 2012 slate features an 11-game slate — eight of them league […]

Blue Devil JV boys top Franklin

In a Wednesday showdown between two teams that were undefeated in Delta Valley Conference play, the Davis High junior varsity boys basketball squad kept that mark intact with a solid victory over Franklin. In improving their record to 17-3 overall and 4-0 in the DVC, the Blue Devils used smothering team defense and made shots […]

Basketball power rankings are out; DHS has work to do

The first power rankings — which the CIF eventually uses to invite teams to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs — were announced on Monday. The writing is on the wall: Both Davis High basketball squads have some serious work ahead in their final five games. DHS’ boys are ranked 23rd in Division I, while the Lady […]

Sports briefs: UCD men get Northern Arizona in BracketBusters

In what could be a welcome break from the challenging Big West Conference schedule, the struggling UC Davis men’s basketball team will get a nonleague matchup against Northern Arizona of the Big Sky in their ESPN Sears BracketBusters game set for Feb. 18. The Aggies (1-18, 0-8 Big West) will be playing their fifth consecutive […]

West Coast events are extra-special for the Watneys

By Garrett Johnston Davis High graduate Nick Watney finished the first event on the PGA Tourʼs West Coast Swing — the Farmerʼs Insurance Open in San Diego — on Sunday. Although he didnʼt shoot as well as he wanted to on the weekend (finishing tied for 60th), the setting allowed him to enjoy the week […]

Understanding the district’s athletic personnel policies

In the past 12 months, two personnel matters connected to Davis High School sports have generated public debate and resulted in head-turning numbers of comments on The Davis Enterprise website. The one firing (ex-Lady Blue Devil coach Jeff Christian) and the one hiring (new DHS girls soccer coach Sara Stone) have polarized the sports community. […]

Mustangs’ sally cost UCD men their second win

There are millions of ways to lose a basketball game and, after Saturday night, the UC Davis men’s team appears destined to experience them all. The Aggies (1-19 overall and 0-8 in Big West play) built up a 17-point second-half lead over Cal Poly, only to see the Mustangs whittle it down and steal a […]

Utah is too much for Jimmer, Kings

SALT LAKE CITY — The stage was all set Saturday night for Jimmer Fredette, in a state where “Jimmermania” had taken hold. Instead of draining what could have been a game-winning 3-pointer for Sacramento with 4.2 seconds left, the former Brigham Young star launched an air ball. The Utah Jazz hung on for a 96-93 […]

UCD roundup: UCSB spoils Aggie swim team’s Senior Day

Senior Kayleigh Foley posted a pair of event wins in the final home meet of the season for the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team, but UC Santa Barbara hung on for a 162-138 victory on Saturday at the Schaal Aquatics Center. The Aggies had their dual meet win streak snapped at five and […]

NBA roundup: Lakers fall to 1-7 on the road with loss

MILWAUKEE — Drew Gooden scored 23 points and the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks made sure the Lakers’ road struggles continued, beating Los Angeles, 100-89, on Saturday. Kobe Bryant scored 27 for the Lakers, who are 1-7 on the road this season. Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Dunleavy added 15 points each for the Bucks, who managed to […]

Forgettable performance by Aggie women at Cal Poly

Hannah Stephens led three UC Davis women’s basketball players in double figures, but Cal Poly took control early and didn’t let go in an 87-65 victory on Saturday at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo. The Aggies fell to 13-7 overall and both UCD and Cal Poly (8-12) are now 5-3 in Big West Conference […]

Watney puts his off day in perspective

By Garrett Johnston SAN DIEGO — Nick Watney, a Davis High graduate who is having his share of success on the PGA Tour, is playing the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego this weekend. After starting strong with a 69 in Thursday’s first round and a 68 in Round 2 […]

Devils need 3 OTs to squeak past Elk Grove, 86-84

At halftime on Friday, Davis schools got 100,000 clams. Several times late in the contest, the Blue Devils got a little crabby. Eventually, this bouillabaisse of a boys basketball game sent its 650 fans home savoring a smorgasbord of intriguing moments and — most importantly — DHS got a much-needed Delta Valley Conference victory. It […]