UCD soccer men top No. 6 UCLA in overtime, 2-1

UC Davis soccer forward Alex Henry scored with 31 seconds remaining in the first overtime to hand visiting UCLA a 2-1 setback Sunday evening at Aggie Soccer Stadium. The Bruins are sixth-ranked in the nation by USA Today and No. 13 in the most recent NCAA poll. A standing-room-only crowd of 1,050 watched the locals […]

Facing its toughest test of the season, UCD offense gets a passing grade

TEMPE, Ariz. — It’s tough to break down the numbers for either side after a game like Thursday’s between Football Bowl Subdivision Arizona State and Football Championship Subdivision UC Davis and reach a lot of conclusions. But that doesn’t mean the Aggies didn’t learn a lot about themselves in their season-opening 48-14 loss at Sun […]

UCD roundup: MVP Woolway leads Aggies to tourney win

TULSA, Okla. — Sophomore setter Jenny Woolway earned tournament MVP honors, posting 44 assists and leading the UC Davis volleyball team to 55 kills and .266 hitting in a three-set upset of Tulsa in the final match Saturday of the Park Inn Hurricane Invitational women’s volleyball tournament at the Reynolds Center. The Aggies (6-1) swept […]

Developing DHS JV squad has just enough to win opener

FAIRFIELD — Still trying to find its identity — especially on offense — the Davis High junior varsity football team found out Friday that it has a lot to improve on as the season moves forward. But the future looks bright since a Blue Devil squad that slogged through a performance against Armijo that included a […]

New-feel Devils roll to 27-3 football victory at Armijo

FAIRFIELD — Improve every week. Stay healthy. Shock the world. So far, so good … In opening the 2011 prep football season with a 27-3 victory at Armijo High on Friday, Davis High served notice that this is a much different team from the past three seasons. Improve every week — the Blue Devils snapped […]

Welcome to varsity football, Mr. Roberson …

FAIRFIELD — The number was familiar. Number 22. In the past, brilliant Davis High tailbacks like Courtney Williams (and Josh Reese before him) donned that blue-and-white jersey. Those three touchdowns against Armijo made sense. No. 22 frequently has been mobbed in the end zone. But when the kid wearing that uniform popped off his helmet […]

Aggies await UCLA after dramatic tie with Seattle

Coming off a 1-1 tie in Friday’s men’s soccer home opener against Seattle, UC Davis has some much bigger fish to fry when sixth-ranked UCLA is in the house Sunday at 5 p.m. “A victory (over the Bruins) would be awesome, but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise,” Aggie head coach Dwayne Shaffer told The […]

Sports briefs: DHS boys take third at cross country event

The Davis High cross country team got off and running on Saturday with a successful day at the season-opening Vacaville Lagoon Valley Classic. Blue Devil coach Bill Gregg chose to not field a varsity girls’ squad, due to several key runners missing due to other commitments, but the DHS boys found their stride with a […]

Watney keeps pace with a second consecutive 67

NORTON, Mass. — Masters champion Charl Schwartzel has been around the TPC Boston long enough this week to know that a fairway metal is the best option off the tee on the 356-yard first hole. On Saturday, the South African used that knowledge to birdie the hole, and turned that into a string of birdies — […]

Elite doubles player to coach tennis at UC Davis

Christina Fusano, a 2003 NCAA doubles champion who will play mixed doubles this week at the U.S. Open, will join the nationally ranked UC Davis women’s tennis team as an assistant coach. Aggie women’s coach Bill Maze made the announcement Thursday. Fusano played at California, where she captured the ’03 NCAA Division I doubles crown […]

Aggies be-Deviled in Tempe

TEMPE, Ariz. — With the UC Davis football team opening its season on the road against a Pac-12 squad for the second consecutive season, one can’t help but compare the two performances. By nearly every measure, the Aggies’ 48-14 loss to Arizona State on Thursday at Sun Devil Stadium was a big step up from […]

After a 31-1 pool campaign, what now for DHS girls?

Coming off a 31-1 season that saw Davis High School graduate seven senior girls water polo stars, Blue Devil coach Doug Wright knows his crew has some work to do if it wants to win the school’s third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section crown. “Getting the young players confident in games will be a key,” explains Wright, […]

Even Mr. Miyagi couldn’t have helped Armijo in 2010

Even the instruction of Mr. Miyagi from “The Karate Kid” probably wouldn’t have been any help to the 2010 edition of the Armijo Indian football squad. The late character actor and 1949 Armijo High graduate Pat Morita (of “Wax on, wax off” fame) tutored Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) to overcome great odds and excel at […]