Rutgard is the new face of Davis High badminton

His name is Michael Rutgard. As the new Davis High badminton coach, he’s a new face on campus. But, Rutgard — a senior at UC Davis — already has made a big splash in bringing together more than 50 potential Blue Devil team members and painting a bright picture for a sport that most fans […]

Playoffs begin now: Elk Grove could be must-win game

Wednesday’s showdown with No. 4 Franklin just wasn’t to be for homestanding Davis High on Senior Night. Now the task at hand is simple: Beat Elk Grove on the road Friday night. “It’s our playoff hopes now. (Friday) is like a playoff game for us,” DHS coach Dan Gonzalez said immediately after an enthusiastic crowd […]

Old guard, Devil seniors honored Wednesday

Despite the evening’s result not being what everyone hoped it would be, members of two Davis High boys basketball teams — decades apart — were honored Wednesday night. Seven Blue Devil seniors and their families took an extra bow before Franklin threw a damper on the party with a 79-69 Delta Valley Conference victory. But […]

UCD roundup: Aggie softballers stun Stanford

UC Davis pitcher Jessica Thweatt tossed a complete game five-hitter and struck out seven batters and Cassandra Ginnis had the game-winning RBI, as the Aggies upset No. 8 Stanford, 2-1, in a softball matchup on Wednesday at La Rue Field. Thweatt held the Cardinal scoreless for six innings — with UCD scoring a run in […]

Register for Hot Shots basketball Thursday

Registration for the Davis Hot Shots AAU youth basketball program will be conducted this week and next, according to group administrator/coach Dino Clark. On Thursday at Harper Junior High, fifth- through eighth-grade boys can sign up from 4 to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, ninth- through 12th-grade boys and girls registration will be taken […]

Kings lose by reason of Linsanity

NEW YORK — Not needed to save the Knicks again, Jeremy Lin grabbed a spot on the bench next to Carmelo Anthony in the third quarter and shared a laugh with the injured All-Star. “We were just having fun and kind of talking about how we’re both excited for when he comes back,” Lin said. […]

UCD baseball team ready for a change

While the UC Davis baseball team is proud to wear the Yale blue and gold, they’re a little tired of seeing it. “We’ve been playing against ourselves and our guys are tired of that,” said UCD head coach Matt Vaughn. “We’re ready to play someone in another uniform.” The Aggies will get their wish as […]

Youth basketball: Emerson eighth-graders sweep YCAL tourneys

The Emerson Junior High eighth-grade boys and girls basketball teams each finished 12-1 and both captured titles at the season-ending Yolo County Athletic League tournament. In the boys tournament, Emerson fell behind Douglass early in the initial game and still trailed by eight entering the final period. But Glen Welch, who led all scorers with […]

Youth roundup: Red beats Blue in soccer matchup

The Davis Legacy Red Crew, a U16 boys soccer team, outdueled the Placer Blues, 3-2, on Saturday in a physical Regional Academy League in Roseville. Davis struck first, on a well-directed header by Youcef Rezagui off a 25-yard cross from Rami Rashmawi, but the Blues responded with two goals to take a 2-1 lead into […]

UCD men show Pacific no love

Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day inside The Pavilion, as male and female fans alike held up signs for the UC Davis men’s basketball team with romantic phrases like “J.T. (Adenrele) can dunk on my heart any time.” The hometown heartthrobs repaid the favor by distributing bouquets of flowers throughout the crowd, then […]

Road not kind to game band of Lady Blue Devils

As the clock ticks down on a season in which their record stands at 9-16, the young Davis High girls basketball team — at almost every turn — has shown mettle. “We’ve never quit. Never,” Lady Blue Devils head coach Karen Foster reiterated after her squad lost a 58-46 decision at Franklin on Tuesday. “We […]

Kings nearly steal one in Chicago

CHICAGO — Luol Deng came through with 23 points and a career-high 11 assists, but the Chicago Bulls narrowly escaped with a 121-115 victory over the Sacramento Kings after watching a 19-point, fourth-quarter lead dwindle to two. DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento with 28 points and 17 rebounds. Tyreke Evans scored 27, and Marcus Thornton added […]

UCD roundup: Freshman helps Aggie golfers into 13th

UC Davis freshman Blair Lewis had four birdies on her back nine Tuesday as she carded a 1-over 72  to help the Aggie women’s golf team climb two spots into 13th place after two rounds of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club. Lewis’ round was UCD’s best of the tournament so […]

Franklin matchup is huge for the DHS boys

Davis High fans hope that Wednesday’s Delta Valley Conference showdown with Franklin won’t be the final home game of the regular season for the Blue Devil boys basketball team. Moving up the charts faster than a Bruno Mars release, DHS is on a four-game winning streak and has climbed from the abyss all the way […]