Blue Devils drop a double-overtime thriller

There are tough losses, and there are heartbreaking losses. And then there are absolute gut-punch losses. The Davis High football team’s 24-21 double-overtime defeat at the hands of Pleasant Grove on Friday night falls into that third category of losing. To make matters worse, the unfortunate result came on Senior Night at Brown Stadium. After […]

Sharks suffer from road woes

SAN JOSE — Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night. Antti Niemi saved 23 of 28 shots for the Sharks, who lost their third straight after just completing an […]

UCD roundup: Preseason awards roll in for Aggie hoopster Hawkins

UC Davis basketball standout Corey Hawkins had his name called twice on Thursday as the senior guard picked up preseason All-Big West honors from the media vote and was on the NBC Sports all-conference squad. Hawkins, the Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American, two-time all-conference recipient, 2012-13 Big West Newcomer of the Year and scoring champion, was […]

Bump, set, playoffs: Blue Devil girls clinch spot in postseason

Twelve months ago coach Julie Crawford, then-junior Maya Gilardi and the rest of the Davis High girls volleyball team earned their second straight trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. After that, the program experienced more than its share of offseason turbulence, drama that made Thursday’s postseason clinching victory that much sweeter. With a 25-13, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20 win over […]

Aggies expect a bonny meeting in Sacramento

Throw out the records. A struggling Sacramento State men’s soccer team would like nothing better than to put a dent in UC Davis’ recent run at a Big West Conference North Division title. The Hornets (4-9-2, 2-4) and first-place Aggies meet Saturday at Bonney Field — the home of the USL PRO champion Sacramento Republic FC — […]

DHS footballers take on Pleasant Grove

Longtime Blue Devil fans will remember the last time Pleasant Grove and Davis High met on the gridiron because it was the last time the locals were in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. A lot will be different from that 28-14 Eagles win in 2007 when the two squads meet Friday night (7:15 p.m.) at Brown Stadium […]

Bye No. 2 comes at perfect time for nicked-up UCD

UC Davis football coach Ron Gould has been coaching a long time and he says he’s never seen anything like it. “We’re just decimated by injuries,” said the former Oregon defensive back, breaking his own rule in talking about hurt players. With their second bye on Saturday, the Aggies hope to get some of those hobbled […]

Shhh. Are Aggie women BWC’s best-kept secret?

Shhhh. Let’s keep the following between you and me: The Aggie women look like they may be the most talented of the Big West Conference basketball squads. If we can keep the secret, hopefully UC Davis can sneak up on a few teams before word gets out (this week’s league media poll ranked the locals fourth). […]

Dunning: Ducks should fly past Cal in high-scoring affair

This week’s picks are as follows: OREGON over CAL … the Ducks are flapping their wings over the prospect of running up the score on the Swiss cheese defense Cal will throw at them, but as it turns out, Oregon’s defense isn’t anything to write home about either. Let’s just say the new scoreboard at […]

Aggie men beat Cal Poly, 1-0; alone at the top

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Surprise, Aggie fans! This soccer game didn’t go to overtime, like 10 other UC Davis outings have. Matt Sheldon made sure of that. The speedy senior from Portland, Ore., took a Noah Wilson pass and snuck a left-footed blast past a diving Cal Poly goalie in the 64th minute, giving the Aggies […]

Giants loss evens World Series at 1-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos. The one thing that was clear? The World Series […]

Sports briefs: Aggie women picked to take fourth in Big West

When the Big West Conference announced its women’s basketball preseason media picks on Wednesday, UC Davis senior Sydney Fipps was named to the all-league team and the Aggies were selected to finish in fourth place. Fipps, who was already honored with two awards from College Sports Madness, joins seniors Ariana Elegado (Cal Poly), Shawna-Lei Kuehu (Hawaii) […]

Early TD is called back as JV Devils fall to Franklin

Sometimes momentum just isn’t enough. One week after getting its first victory of the season, the Davis High junior varsity football team dropped a 25-8 decision at Franklin on Friday. Contrary to the past few weeks, the Blue Devils (1-6) actually got out to a fast start, finding the end zone — or so they thought — on their first […]

JV/frosh roundup: DHS underclassmen shine in water polo events

The Davis High frosh-soph boys water polo squad went 4-1 the Heritage JV Tournament, taking fifth out of 16 teams at the event and improving its season record to 13-4. The Blue Devils had a scare early in their opener against Northgate, falling behind 3-0 before rebounding for a 6-4 win. Freshman Jake Taylor drew a […]