Sports briefs: Siegel stars for Occidental rugby

Former Blue Devil football standout and 2008 Davis High graduate Leon Siegel has turned his attention to rugby, and Occidental College is happy he did. Siegel is a junior scrumhalf and Division III All-American nominee, who has helped lead the undefeated Blackshirts (11-0) to wins over Michigan, UNLV and Loyola Marymount among others. Occidental recently […]

Devils open it up in second half to beat Dixon in girls soccer

Dixon had a tough assignment on Friday, traveling down the road to face the top-ranked girls soccer team in the country on its home field. The Rams did the only thing they could do, packing their defense in front of the goal and, though it slowed Davis High temporarily, the Blue Devils adjusted in the […]

Halden track meet returns today

The dream comes true for the Davis High track program today as — after two decades — the Dewey Halden Invitational returns to campus. More than 25 schools are participating, which means almost 1,700 athletes are on hand for the renewal of what was once the region’s premier open track gathering. Catch the photo finish […]

Tickets to Heinig memorial service will be available at the door

Tickets for Scott Heinig’s memorial service Tuesday evening at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall will be distributed at the door, UC Davis officials announced today. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be limited by the hall’s capacity, the university announced. Freeborn seats between 300 and 1,300 people, depending on configuration. Heinig, 22, a […]

Sharks win to go up 3-2

LOS ANGELES — Ryane Clowe scored two goals, Jason Demers added another in the second period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski scored in a 54-second span early in the third and Torrey […]

Seattle’s Hernandez shuts down Oakland

SEATTLE — It was just like old times for Felix Hernandez — strong outing on the mound and next to no run support. Hernandez took a shutout into the eighth inning Thursday night and Adam Kennedy’s home run was all the Seattle Mariners needed to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0. “I was making great pitches. […]

DHS baseballers look to season’s homestretch

“I’m not worried about first or second … we need to get in (the playoffs) first.” Davis High baseball coach Dan Ariola, in his 16th year at the helm, generally has his priorities straight and, come Monday at Laguna Creek, he says it’s first things first. “That’s our most important game of the year. That […]

Words fail; Heinig’s passing just isn’t fair

As empty as my heart is, I’m not surprised that words fail me. I’m afraid this column is more for me than anyone else. Everyone is telling me it helps to talk about that which weighs heavy on us … But what is there to say? We’ve just lost another friend in Scott Heinig. Really […]

Aggies drop a one-run contest at Irvine

Coming into the first game of a Big West baseball series against UC Davis, UC Irvine had won all 15 of its 2011 home games. The Anteaters made it 16 straight at Anteater Ballpark, but the Aggies didn’t make it easy on Thursday. UCD’s Daniel Cepin hit an RBI single in the top of the […]

Cats score in the ninth to win 11-10

After the teams had split the first two games of the series — with each winner scoring in double digits — it was inevitable that Thursday’s third contest between the Sacramento River Cats and the Reno Aces would be a slugfest. Coming off of a 14-run outing on Wednesday, Sacramento scored four in the eighth […]

Why the Davis girls love their softball so…

Softball is a sport that means a lot of things to a lot of girls. Davis Youth Softball Association board member Cathy Price asked local players to respond to “Why I Love softball.” The kids’ answers provide some interesting insight… Shelby Bernauer, 14U Davis Dynamite: “I love softball because it’s a fun way to stay […]

DYSA schedule full of runs, excitement

Another action-packed week of Davis Youth Softball action took place as high-scoring battles seemed to be the norm. In the under-14 division, the Davis Enforcers dropped a 17-9 decision. However, the local bats were alive as Madison Lowrie blasted a grand slam home run, Mari O’Brien went 2-for-2 and Neia Wixson was 2-for-3. Adding to […]

UCD seniors have swan song against Stanford

Already eliminated from postseason play, the high-scoring UC Davis women’s lacrosse team finished its 2011 season on Wednesday at Aggie Stadium with a 21-9 loss against No. 7 Stanford. The game was less about the final score, however, and more about six Aggie seniors having some fun and completing a 10-5 season with a solid […]

Youth basketball: Hoops JV team wins three games at Slam-N-Jam

The Davis Hoops Wildcats junior varsity-age boys basketball team went 3-1 at the renowned Drew Gooden Slam-N-Jam tournament in Hayward last weekend. The locals went 3-0 in pool play, defeating Team Las Vegas, 61-44, the Modesto Slam N Jam, 69-60, and CAL Elite, 64-42. In tournament play, the Wildcats fell just short, 72-68, against the […]