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JV roundup: Younger DHS girls are handling business on the hardwood

The Davis High junior varsity girls team continued its early-season success by having its way in 2015. Tuesday’s 65-24 home victory over Sheldon was the Lady Blue Devils’ fourth win in eight days, three of them coming against Delta League competition. Including triumphs over Elk Grove (57-34), El Camino (46-31) and St. Francis (50-41) on Friday, DHS […]

Wade gets a tennis win but Aggies fall at Stanford

STANFORD — Taking a trio of singles matches to three sets — including one that went its way — the UC Davis men’s tennis team opened the spring season with a competitive performance in a 6-1 loss at No. 23 Stanford’s Taube Family Stadium on Tuesday. Aggie sophomore James Wade rebounded from a 4-6 loss in […]

Carrs wrestle well as DHS gets set for league season

Rife with injuries and illness, the Davis High wrestling team had an anticlimactic final weekend of preparation before Delta League meets begin Wednesday. At the El Camino Invitational, junior Tanner Carr led the way for the Blue Devil boys, finishing fourth at the 170-pound weight class. As a sophomore who competed on the varsity team last year, Carr is one […]

Mark Braly: Three DAM good swimmers

Davis Aquatic Masters head coach Stu Kahn announced the club’s swimmers of the year during the recent DAM holiday celebration at Stonegate Country Club. Sarah Bimsom took home the Lucille Barry Award as the female swimmer of the year, Robert Norris captured the Steve Carlson award for top male and the Lillian Rowen Award for senior swimmer of the […]

After serving notice, UCD women have hoops work to do at home

Saturday’s last-second, 63-60, loss at No. 9 Long Beach State was a heartbreaker for UC Davis women’s basketball fans. In blowing an 11-point halftime lead, the Aggies were stiff after intermission — reeling from 49er pressure — and found themselves battling from behind just-like-that! “All of a sudden, the way we were playing in the first […]

On skiing: National Safety Month is a reminder to ski, ride responsibly

Ski resorts nationwide are participating in National Safety Month in January with the goal of educating skiers and snowboarders about being safe and practicing common sense on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are vital for everyone to understand when cruising down the mountain. Every resort, large […]

DHS skiers take the top spot again

Monday’s slalom course at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort favored the technical racer over the more aggressive. With a steep, icy start and some tight turns — where three varsity boys and two varsity girls crashed, lost their skis and were disqualified — Davis High skiers were tested in the first slalom of the year. The […]

Devil snowboard team is off to a good start

Monday morning found the Davis High snowboard team taking second place, just two points behind powerhouse Placer, at the season-opening slalom race at Alpine Meadows. The Blue Devil varsity boys raced to second place behind the strong performances of veteran Dean Boswell, Sean Mulvihill and Kyle Morse. DHS’ top three finishers all crossed within a second […]

Buckeyes beat Oregon for first college football playoff national title

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones. The Buckeyes’ third-stringer matched Oregon’s Heisman winner as Cardale Jones led Ohio State past Marcus Mariota and the Ducks 42-20 in the first College Football Playoff national championship […]

Aggies relish Olympic opportunity

It’s not every day that you get to test yourself against the best in the world, but the UC Davis women’s water polo team did just that when they took on the FINA No. 2 ranked Chinese national team Monday night at the Schaal Aquatic Center. Though they lost the exhibition match 16-9, the 19th-ranked […]

Four-year phenoms Stenz and Mazzoleni enjoying their senior year

In Davis’ competitive athletic atmosphere, most would agree that just playing on a varsity team, even as a senior, is an impressive achievement. But as a junior or even a sophomore … that takes some rare talent. So how do you describe Emma Stenz and Caitlin Mazzoleni, who are now in their fourth year as […]

UCD men to gauge progress in spring tennis opener

Now the real fun starts … After a fall season filled with a handful of terrific tournament results, the UC Davis men’s tennis squad begins a rugged dual-meet schedule that just might have a Big West Conference title at the end of this rainbow. Sporting one of the youngest squads in the NCAA, Aggie coach […]

Aggies are ready for more closeups, Mr. DeMille

Norma Desmond of “Sunset Boulevard” fame would have been proud of these Aggies. After a not-for-the-faint-of-heart overtime victory over Long Beach State on Saturday, apparently the UC Davis men’s basketball team is ready for additional closeups. Moments after the nationally televised Big West Conference win, rumor started to circulate that ESPNU would be back to broadcast […]

Aggies thrill ESPNU, Pavilion audiences with overtime victory

Coming back from 11 points down in the second half, the UC Davis men’s basketball team ran its record to 12-3 in stopping visiting Long Beach State, 73-67, in overtime Saturday in a game televised on ESPNU. The fifth-largest crowd — 5,089 — since The Pavilion capacity was reconfigured a decade ago, saw sophomore guard […]

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