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Aggie basketball squads have key games at hand

For UC Davis basketball fans, the cup runneth over Thursday night. At 7 p.m. in The Pavilion, the Aggie women try to win their fifth straight when mid-major No. 19 Long Beach State comes calling. At the same time in Southern California, the Big West Conference front-running UCD men go for their sixth consecutive victory against […]

UCD roundup: Aggie swimmers, divers score points on Day 1 of MPSF meet

The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team began the defense of its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship with a second-place finish in the 800 free relay and a pair of top-eight finishes on the 1-meter board during the first day of competition at East Los Angeles College (swimming) and the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center […]

UCD golfers take 11th as Prestige wraps up

LA QUINTA — Luke Vivolo shot a 2-under 70, while Nicolas Noya came in with a 70 in Wednesday’s final round, as the UC Davis men’s golf team finished 11th in The Prestige at PGA WEST. With Stanford, the Aggies co-hosted the 54-hole event played at the Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course. Vivolo’s best round of the week left […]

Aggie lacrosse women ready to even playing field?

“Lacrosse is an exciting sport and I think, here at UC Davis, we’ve been a sleeping giant for the last two years, changing the culture and the level of expectations, recruiting …,” says third-year Aggie coach Kate Henwood. “This is the year it’s going to come together for us. Our motto is ‘It’s our time,’ […]

Sharks fall to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne made a season-high 42 saves, and the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to a season-high six straight games by beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Tuesday night. The Predators scored five unanswered goals for the win. Craig Smith scored twice, and Shea Weber scored and had an assist. Paul […]

Blue Devil boys fall just short on Senior Night

“I was just proud of the way we fought the entire game. We never gave up.” Davis High boys basketball coach Dan Gonzalez paused … “I’m just proud of the character of this team.” Indeed the Blue Devils finished their 2014-15 season on Tuesday with a performance they could be proud of on Senior Night. But […]

Delta League champion DHS girls finish 14-0

ELK GROVE — In its final game before heading into the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, the Davis High girls basketball team got one last lesson, but preserved its undefeated Delta League record by holding off host Monterey Trail, 76-69. After surviving a late rally — the Mustangs (8-17, 6-9) cut a 15-point lead in half in the […]

Cordy, Hamby brilliant as UCD baseball remains unbeaten

Ahhhhh. Baseball is back in town. And those lucky 210 fans at Dobbins Stadium on Tuesday afternoon were greeted by 67-degree temperatures, cloudless skies and a brilliant two-man pitching performance as UC Davis opened its home schedule with a 4-1 victory over Santa Clara. Off to a fast start at 3-0-1, the Aggies put a first-inning […]

Aggie men’s turnaround heads to rarified air

They won’t talk about records, streaks or the Big West Conference title. Engage UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les and he points to team chemistry, “all the hard work these guys are putting in,” and riding that so-called Energy Bus — the topic and title of a popular mentoring book these Aggies have embraced. […]

Sports briefs: Aggie men stay in 11th at own golf tournament

Luke Vivolo and Ryan Han each fired 1-over 73s on Tuesday as the UC Davis men’s golf team finished its round in 11th place for the second straight day at The Prestige at PGA WEST — an event the Aggies are co-hosting with Stanford at the renowned Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta. UCD shot an […]

Senior Dylan Klein has a big heart on and off the court

Dylan Klein isn’t a shooter. He knows it. He prefers Euro step circus layups to setting his feet and letting it fly from behind the arc, the latter being something his Davis High boys basketball teammates do in abundance. But earlier this month, in front of a Break the Record Night crowd of 1,314, Klein found himself […]

JV roundup: Younger DHS boys beat Grant in a thriller

After a disappointing effort at Pleasant Grove last Wednesday left the Davis High junior varsity boys basketball team flummoxed and frustrated, the Blue Devils regrouped in a hurry, rallying for a dramatic, come-from-behind victory at rival Grant two nights later. Freshman guard Reed Hessl scored 12 of his team-high 18 points from the foul line, […]

Friday the 13th was lucky for DHS snowboarders

Last Friday found the Davis High snowboard team on the hill at Alpine Meadows for the final slalom and giant slalom races of the regular season. With two races on the same day — to make up for events previously canceled due to poor snow and weather conditions — the Blue Devils had double the success. DHS’ varsity […]

Hello? Anybody notice UCD’s women are rolling, too?

Reminder: There are two Aggie basketball teams tearing it up in the Big West Conference. While the UC Davis men are in the midst of one of college basketball’s greatest, single-season turnarounds, the local women have been traveling under the radar, hidden in the shadow of their hardcourt brethren. Pop quiz: 1. Knowing the UCD women […]

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