Flores is the bright spot for DHS’ wrestling weekend

Alisia Flores is putting together quite an impressive run of results for the Davis High wrestling team, her latest masterpiece a third-place finish at the Enochs girls tournament in Modesto. Though the freshman was the sole Blue Devil placer on the weekend — the boys attended the Armijo Invite in Fairfield — head coach Ty […]

Kevin Austin finds harmony between basketball and music

Kevin Austin didn’t even have to use a crossover to dust the Napa High player trying to stay in front of him. He caught the defender on his heels, and was a blur of white and blue as he ran by him. It looked far too easy. By the time Napa figured out what had happened and […]

In the Clubhouse: Davis Golf Course provides terrific junior programs

Davis is a community filled with athletic opportunities for kids. Soccer, baseball, running, basketball, football, swimming, rugby, lacrosse …  But of all the sports, only a handful offer life-long participation. One such undertaking certainly has to be golf. At Davis Golf Course, youth clinics have been carefully layered. Kids with no experience will find the […]

Sports briefs: Cal clocks UCD in men’s tennis

Facing its second nationally ranked opponent in it first three matches of the season — sandwiched around a win over Pacific — the UC Davis men’s tennis team dropped a 4-0 road outing against No. 15 Cal on Monday. The Aggies (1-2) opened a four-game road trip at Hellman Tennis Complex, while the Golden Bears […]

Wire sports briefs: Griffin leads Clippers past Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 18 of his 30 points in the second half, Del Campo graduate Matt Barnes had 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Sacramento Kings, 117-108, on Saturday night. Jason Thompson had 23 points and a career-high 22 rebounds for the Kings, […]

Sports briefs: Singles success sends UCD net squad past Pacific

Host UC Davis won five of the six singles contests on Saturday to notch a 5-2 men’s tennis victory over visiting Pacific in the Aggies’ home opener at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on campus. Four singles victories came in straight sets as UCD improved to 1-1 overall and snapped a four-match skid against Pacific. It’s only […]

UCD men get 14th victory by thwarting Titans

FULLERTON — There’s little doubt that this is a special season for the UC Davis men’s basketball team. After taking care of business on Saturday with 79-68 victory at Cal State Fullerton, the Aggies improved to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in Big West play. The overall wins, along with UCD’s six road triumphs, match program bests […]

Freshmen lead Aggie women in win over Fullerton

With freshmen Dani Nafekh and Rachel Nagel providing firepower off the bench, the multidimensional UC Davis women’s basketball team gutted out a 64-59 win Saturday afternoon over visiting Cal State Fullerton. The Aggies (8-8 overall) are now 3-1 in Big West Conference play. “The freshmen really stepped up,” said UCD coach Jennifer Gross. “I thought […]

DHS boys come up just short against Franklin

ELK GROVE — After struggling with their shooting for the past two games, Davis High finally found its stroke — and added some top-notch defense — in the second half of Friday’s Delta League matchup against Franklin. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, the cold snap lasted through the first half of Friday’s game, putting them […]

Cold shooting can’t slow the Lady Blue Devils

Making shots is often considered the key to winning basketball games. But for the Davis High girls team on Friday, doing just about everything else well was the way to a blowout victory. The Lady Blue Devils overcame their shooting woes — they hit just 34 percent from the field — to run over Franklin, 73-41, in a […]

Marleau scores as Sharks top Toronto

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau was upbeat after scoring his first goal in 17 games, even if it was helped across the line. Now he just wants to keep it going. Tyler Kennedy and Marleau scored 15 seconds apart in the first period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 […]

Win sends UCD men to 3-0 in Big West

RIVERSIDE — Thanks to a 74-61 road victory over UC Riverside on Thursday, the UC Davis men’s basketball team is 3-0 in Big West Conference play for the first time in program history. The Aggies (13-2) scored 12 of the final 17 points of the first half, taking a 33-21 lead at intermission, then held off a second-period […]

High-flying Fipps’ 29 leads turnover-prone Aggies over UCR

“I hope our fans enjoyed that,” UC Davis women’s basketball coach Jennifer Gross said with a smile after Aggie Sydnee Fipps and Highlander Brittany Crain combined for 63 points in a 70-61 UCD victory at The Pavilion on Thursday night. “They got to see two of the best players in the conference going at it. […]

Aggie defender not selected in first two rounds of MLS draft

UC Davis senior Ramon Martin Del Campo has already signed with Major League Soccer, but he will have to wait until next Tuesday to find out where he’ll end up. Though Martin Del Campo was expected to go in the first two rounds of Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft, the defender went undrafted after 42 picks. He […]