Sports briefs: Aggies net another conference victory

UC Davis used a strong team-wide hitting performances of .362 overall to sweep Cal State Fullerton, 25-21, 25-16, 25-9, in Big West Conference women’s volleyball action at The Pavilion on Thursday night. The Aggies improve to 9-3 in league play and 14-11 overall. The Titans slip to 7-18 for the year and 1-11 in Big West matches. Junior Kaylin Squyres […]

It’s Davis-Jesuit for boys water polo championship

LODI — Davis High, after dispatching a pesky Lodi squad, 10-7, on Thursday, now gets a chance to defend its boys water polo crown. The Blue Devils — led by sophomore Cameron Wright, and seniors Bradley Nicholson and Conrad McCarthy — started fast and played strongly down the stretch of the semifinal to advance to […]

DHS girls will get a shot at their 12th water polo title

LODI — Too bad the Sacramento Kings weren’t watching the Davis High girls play water polo Thursday. They could have learned from the Blue Devils’ style … There was a give-and-go, a rebound goal, fast breaks galore, a layup and a free throw (well, kinda) as DHS stopped Del Oro, 12-7, at Tokay High. The […]

No. 1 UConn is at The Pavilion Friday night

The best women’s basketball players in the country will be at The Pavilion on Friday night. No, its not an all-star team — well, not officially — but No. 1-ranked Connecticut brings its 46-game winning streak to Davis to take on the Aggies at 7 p.m. UCD fans will get a chance to see local […]

Aggie patchwork defense will be challenged at Cal Poly

Once upon a time, the UC Davis football team’s back seven looked like one of the top second lines of defense in the Big Sky Conference. There was linebacker Ryan Dimino, called “pound-for-pound the best player we have” by Aggie coach Ron Gould. He would join LB Steven Pitts as part of a stone wall that was […]

Dunning: Tough games this week in the Pac-12

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over UTAH … the Utes are down one quarterback, which spells disaster against Stanford’s stingy defense. The Cardinal must take wins where it can this year, and this is most definitely a winnable game. ARIZONA over WASHINGTON … Chris Petersen is beginning to wonder why he ever left […]

DHS footballers look toward the future

At first glance, the Davis High School football team’s 2-8 record warrants a cringe. However, what cannot be measured is the maturation of the Blue Devils over the course of the 10-week season. In 2014, its first year in the grueling new Delta League, DHS consistently took on some of the top teams in the Sacramento region […]

Youth roundup: Lee leads Diamonds Level 5 squad at state meet

Davis Diamonds gymnast Vivian Lee dominated on the balance beam to win that event and help the local team perform well at the Junior Olympic Level 5 State Championships last weekend. For Lee, her beam score of 9.425 gave her a first-place finish on that apparatus for the third straight year as she won at […]

DHS JV/frosh runners have success at subsections

The Davis High cross country teams’ underclassmen raced well at the Sac-Joaquin Subsection meet on Saturday at Angels Camp, accomplishing their goal of advancing to sections in each of the five divisions they entered. Division I realignment before the season made qualification no easy task, but the Blue Devils were up to the challenge, even sending two additional […]

Unlikely hero Baxter guides Devils into soccer finals

GRANITE BAY — Fouls, defending champions, the flu. None of these things can stop Davis High boys soccer senior Tim Baxter right now. Scoring for his third time in three games on Wednesday, just one day removed from registering a 101-degree fever, Baxter has been an unstoppable — and unlikely — force in guiding the Blue […]

The time is now: Aggie women open with No. 1 UConn

What a way to start the season. Win or lose, the UC Davis women’s basketball team will have quite a show in store for basketball fans on Friday when No. 1 Connecticut comes to town. Never mind that the Huskies are coming off of a 40-0 season and back-to-back NCAA titles. Never mind that Geno […]

UCD faces another stiff challenge in Cal Poly

It couldn’t be worse timing for the UC Davis football team. When the Aggies travel south for Saturday’s Big Sky Conference Battle for the Golden Horseshoe, they will be greeted by a grumpy, needy Cal Poly. After having their five-game winning streak snapped, 30-28, by Idaho State last week, the Mustangs (6-4, 5-2) need to win […]

Devils rip Raiders to open volleyball playoffs

For the first two games of Tuesday night’s Sac-Joaquin Section girls volleyball playoff opener between Davis High and River City, the two teams appeared evenly matched. The Blue Devils managed to capture both sets, but were tested by a tough Raiders squad. DHS, however, ran away with Game 3 — opening on a 6-0 run and eventually […]

Wire sports briefs: Nowitzki sets record as Mavs beat Kings

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring NBA player born outside the U.S. and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 24 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings, 106-98, on Tuesday night. The Kings looked poised to win a regular-season game in Dallas for the first time since Feb. 27, 2003. Instead, Sacramento dropped its second straight […]