Sports briefs: Watney takes 33rd at PGA Championship

Davis High graduate Nick Watney birdied the final two holes on Sunday to finish the PGA Championship with a 1-over 72. It was the first time all weekend that the former Blue Devil went over par as he ended in a tie for 33rd place. The final round featured an exciting finish as Rory McIlroy […]

Royals blank Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — James Shields threw a four-hitter and Alex Gordon homered as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth straight, beating the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Saturday night. Shields (11-6) gave up three singles in the first four innings. He allowed only two Giants to reach second base. He walked Joe Panik […]

Sports briefs: Payne’s pro career continues

With a pair of former Aggie basketball players — Ryan Sypkens and Pablo Mancasola — signing their first professional contracts in the recent days, now comes word that 2011 UC Davis graduate Mark Payne will continue his pro career. The 6-foot-8 guard will play this season with French first-division club team Champagne Châlons-Reims Basket, one of 18 […]

UCD’s Creighton: ‘We have the best kids I’ve ever been around’

He’s played and coached in the Pac-12. While graduate strength-and-conditioning assistant at Auburn, he was part of a national championship team. Now, after two seasons at Colorado State (Pueblo), Paul Creighton is working with the UC Davis tight ends and finding the next Aggie talent as recruiting coordinator. “He is passionate. His attention to detail is second […]

These ‘darts have heart

The Davis Aquadarts — and their Summerdart partners — capped off another great summer with the three-day Davis City Championship youth swim meet Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Community Pool. 0810Aqua1W 0810Aqua33 0810Aqua37 0810Aqua43 0810Aqua52 0810Aqua72

New assistant Finn likes how Aggie front line is shaping up

Dan Finn seems like a no-nonsense kinda guy. In his playing days at Northern Arizona University, he was a two-time All-Big Sky offensive lineman and team MVP who went on to play in NFL Europe before having that proverbial cup of coffee with the Denver Broncos. As a coach, he’s been much sought after since that […]

DBC Juniors are burning rubber

Davis is widely known as the biking capital of the world: adults ride their bikes to work downtown, students ride their bikes to school and the U.S Bicycling Hall of Fame sits on the corner of Third and B streets. The local youth competitive cycling team has been just another spoke in that wheel — until now. […]

New coach to greet about 35 as DHS football camp opens

With the first day of summer camp at hand Monday, members of Blue Devil Nation are about to embark on a whole new football world — for the fifth time in the last eight seasons. But first-year Davis High coach John Wiley — former defensive coordinator at Christian Brothers — is confident. He loves his […]

In Conners, Aggies net another coaching coup

Goodbye, Champaign, Ill. No more shoveling snow off the doorstep. Take care, Lincoln, Neb. The stifling humidity and bird-sized mosquitoes are history. And those Los Angeles traffic jams? A thing of the past. Dan Conners has discovered Davis. And more importantly for UC Davis women’s volleyball, Aggie Athletic Director Terry Tumey found Dan Conners. “We’re very […]

Ravens rip 49ers, 23-3, in preseason opener

BALTIMORE — Joe Flacco needed just one drive to show how effective the Baltimore Ravens’ offense can be under Gary Kubiak. Flacco produced an 80-yard touchdown march in his only series, and the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-3 Thursday night in a preseason opener. It was the third time in three tries that […]

Cameron still shining on the baseball diamond

Haley Cameron might be off to see the world again. This multi-sport standout ripped the cover off the softball, hitting .505 in her two seasons at Davis High. She was an All-CIF goalkeeper as the Blue Devils won three of their five consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section girls water polo titles with her in the pipes. Cameron […]

Aggie QB battle on: who will replace 4-year starter Wright?

Where’s No. 17? Look behind the offensive linemen … Nope, not there. Is he in back of the gear near the medical tent? Negative. Maybe he’s got a class … Not anymore. So Randy Wright, five years in the UC Davis football program, is really gone? What ever are the Aggies going to do without the […]

Watney shoots a solid 69 in first round of PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was a good opening day at the PGA Championship for Davis High graduate Nick Watney (69), heavy favorite Rory McIlroy (66) and co-leaders Lee Westwood and Kevin Chappell, who shot 65s at Valhalla. On the other end of the spectrum was Tiger Woods, who made just one birdie and finished nine strokes back […]

Sports briefs: UCD grad Mancasola to play pro hoops

Former UC Davis standout Paolo Mancasola became the second Aggie basketball alum to sign with a pro team this summer as he inked a deal with Sport-Club Itzehoe, one of 25 squads in Germany’s Pro B League. Mancasola’s former teammate Ryan Sypkens began his inaugural season with the Aguilas de Tunja in Colombia on Aug. 1. Located in […]