Aggies double-dip against Eastern Illinois

The UC Davis men’s basketball team returned home Tuesday for a rematch with Eastern Illinois and — thanks to a 58.1 percent shooting night — handled the Panthers again, 80-70, in front of 1,275 fans at The Pavilion. The Aggies had beaten EIU, 63-61, on Nov. 20 in Charleston, Ill. This victory righted the ship after […]

DHS runs Napa out of the gym

It’s pretty hard to beat a basketball team that shoots 19-of-51 from downtown. It’s even harder to beat that team when it also forces 30 turnovers. Napa found that out on Tuesday night at the Davis High gym. After going through a cold stretch at last weekend’s Bronco Invitational, the Blue Devil boys bounced back with […]

Sports briefs: Former field hockey players wanted for alumni game

Fresh off of an undefeated Eastern Athletic League championship season, the Davis High field hockey program is hosting its third annual alumni game on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. The Blue Devils are inviting any and all former DHS players to join in the fun. For more information, contact coach Sandie Huckins at sandie@marottiperformancegroup.com. Club field hockey […]

Mark Braly: Yolo County water polo rivalry renewed

The success of the Davis Water Polo Club’s masters program has spawned a competitor in nearby West Sacramento. Ross Yancher, a former head coach at Davis Aquatic Masters, launched the club on Dec. 1 with a good turnout. I was there, of course. I remembered many of the players from the old program at West […]

Gay leads Kings past Jazz

SACRAMENTO — With DeMarcus Cousins sidelined with an illness, Rudy Gay felt the burden to carry the load for the Sacramento Kings as a scorer, defender and team leader. At least for one night, Gay looked comfortable in that role. Gay scored 29 points and guarded Gordon Hayward aggressively in the final three quarters, and […]

Red Bull Rampage gives Davis-native wings

In a video posted to the Red Bull website, a young athlete takes the viewer through a mountain biking course that he’s working on in the middle of the desert. Hair unkempt, with a five o’clock shadow, Davis native Kyle Jameson casually explains the ins and outs of building the course before the climax of […]

Three Blue Devils wrestlers stand out in Stockton

Wrestling in just her second high school tournament, Davis freshman Alisia Flores paced the Blue Devil contingent at the McNair High School Tournament in Stockton last weekend. In the 189-pound division, Flores finished a solid 2-2, including pinning an opponent from the host team, to post a sixth-place finish as the only female DHS wrestler — […]

Paying someone to work for them could be fun

It’s not every day you happily pay somebody to work for them. But when the 2015 U.S. Men’s Senior Open comes to Del Paso Country Club June 25-28, it might not be such a bad idea to shell out $125 or so for the privilege of working the tournament. Club officials say more than 2,500 […]

Aggie men return home for rematch with Eastern Illinois

An off night doesn’t sit well with these UC Davis men. After ripping off six straight wins while displaying the nation’s 14th-best defense, the Aggie hoopsters coughed up 49 second-half points in a 79-71 road loss at Idaho on Saturday. When UCD plays its final home game of 2014, a rematch with Eastern Illinois on Tuesday (7 p.m.) at […]

Anti-bullying event features BMX stunt riders in the Davis High gym

The ASA High School tour, a 15-week nationwide anti-bullying campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marines, made a stop at the Davis High gym on Monday. X Games athletes performed on a state-of-the-art half-pipe while emcee Dustin Grice delivered the group’s anti-bullying message. Pros Trevor Meyer (a BMX floor trick expert from Minneapolis), Jimmy Walker (BMX […]

Sports briefs: Aggie swimmers perform well on Day 2 in Texas

UC Davis scored points in three events on Day 2 of the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Friday in Austin, Texas. The Aggies’ 800 free relay team of Samantha Shellem, Kirsten Brand, Robin Lampron and Hilvy Cheung placed eighth in a season-best 7:21.75. The swim earned 22 […]

Wire sports briefs: Sharks go on the road to extinguish Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Logan Couture scored and set up Patrick Marleau’s tiebreaking goal as the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames, 3-2, on Saturday. Justin Braun also scored and Antti Niemi finished with 33 saves to help the Sharks get their fourth straight win. Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Calgary, which […]

Overtime win gets Lady Devils third place at Speck tournament

At some point, the Davis High girls basketball team will have to start shooting above 35 percent. For the time being, however, the Lady Blue Devils are doing just fine. The locals bounced back from their first loss of the season by topping the Dixon Rams, 52-45, in overtime to take third place at their […]