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Aggie gymnasts take MPSF title

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 49.025 balance-beam score on the final rotation of the night — a mark that was led by junior Dani Judal’s 9.875 — helped UC Davis erase what had been a slight deficit and claim the title at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women’s gymnastics championship meet at the new Alaska Airlines Arena on […]

Battling for the playoffs, Sharks drop a tough one

MONTREAL — Tomas Plekanec scored in the first period and Carey Price made 29 saves for his second shutout in a row, and ninth of the season, as the Montreal Canadiens beat the San Jose Sharks, 2-0, on Saturday. Antti Niemi made 27 saves for the Sharks (35-29-8), whose chase for a Western Conference playoff […]

Davis Legacy adds men’s fourth-division squad

As rabid of a soccer community as Davis is, there has always been one thing missing: an adult team for fans of the game to come out and support. But Davis Legacy is changing that, with the addition of a full men’s team that will take the field throughout the spring in the NorCal Adult […]

DHS softball rally falls short against rival

Down by as many as seven runs at one point in the game, the Davis High softball team certainly wasn’t going to lie down against St. Francis, one of the best squads in the area and a rival of the Blue Devils. And though it ended up losing, DHS fought back to make things close in the […]

Versatile Devils play different positions in lacrosse blowout

After the Davis High girls lacrosse team had to grind through an intense game against top-ranked Amador Valley on Thursday, having to play again the next day could have proved difficult. But not for these Blue Devils … DHS got offensive contributions from the entire squad, with nine different players scoring at least one goal in a […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Nixon sets a Hornet meet record

UC Davis senior Cekarri Nixon didn’t let focusing on final exams this week slow her down when it came to race day, winning the 400-meter dash in a meet-record 54.31 seconds at Sacramento State’s Hornet Track and Field Invitational on Saturday. Nixon, who prepped at St. Francis, already was the school-record holder and defending Big West […]

Blue Devils go toe-to-toe with section champs

PLEASANTON — It was a tough task for the Davis High girls lacrosse team on Thursday, playing a road match at defending North Section champion Amador Valley and having to contend with the top player in the state. But the Blue Devils were up to it, using a late comeback to fall just short in […]

Sharks make short work of Maple Leafs

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs were outmatched and outclassed by the San Jose Sharks. Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, helping the Sharks defeat the Maple Leafs, 4-1, on Thursday. Couture’s goal early in the second period was the eventual winner for San Jose, which ended a two-game skid. Tomas Hertl, Melker […]

Raley Field brings out a vintage Devil performance

SACRAMENTO — In Dan Ariola’s many years at the helm of the Davis High baseball program, his teams have developed a style that has been the key to its sustained success. Pitch well. Play defense. Manufacture runs. Win. Thanks to a trademark Blue Devil performance on Thursday — one that featured all three tenets of DHS baseball success — the […]

Coach finds positives in Davis net loss

Facing possibly its biggest competition for the Delta League championship in a Thursday match at The Cage, the Davis High boys volleyball team could have just rolled over and accepted the loss. But giving up was never on the agenda for the Blue Devils, who ended up dropping a 25-11, 25-17, 22-25, 25-12 result to Jesuit. Still […]

DHS tracksters leap over Franklin and Elk Grove

Though the sprinting prowess of Elk Grove and Franklin gave the Davis High boys and girls track and field teams a bit of a challenge Wednesday at Brown Stadium, the Blue Devil field and distance athletes were the difference. In the end, the DHS girls posted wins over the Wildcats (86-50) and Thundering Herd (91.16-44.83), […]

UCD roundup: Aggie soccer standout Ford earns impressive scholarship

Senior Brian Ford, who recently completed a strong career for the UC Davis men’s soccer team, has been named one of 29 recipients of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Ford, a defender for the Aggies through last fall, is the fourth UCD student-athlete to be awarded the scholarship in the university’s Division I era, joining former men’s […]

DHS Football Backers in all-out drive through fall season

As it relates to fundraising, the Davis High Football Backers are going to find out if they can run a hurry-up offense. With longtime local gridiron fan Mary Kay Hoal as its new president, the Backers have gone through wholesale changes from last season. However, Hoal says she and the new board have hit the […]

It’s time to ‘throw like a girl,’ says DYSA president

By Carson Wilcox Spring is a special time for softball. Last Saturday, the Davis Youth Softball Association kicked off another season — complete with more than 200 banner-carrying players. The festivities included a visit from the high-fiving UC Davis mascot Gunrock and Mayor Dan Wolk throwing out the first pitch. Behind the scenes, DYSA has worked tirelessly […]

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