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Defense, dynamic duo drives Devil girls

The Davis High girls basketball team scored 29 points in the first half of Wednesday’s home game against River City, and 23 of those came out of the hands of either Emma Stenz (13) or Caitlin Mazzoleni (10). The sparkling offensive performances from both seniors — Stenz finished with 23 points and Mazzoleni added 15 — […]

Late run sinks Aggie women

SAN JOSE — Things were going well for the UC Davis women’s basketball team for most of Wednesday night’s nonconference game at San Jose State’s Event Center. But an Aggie scoring drought helped the hosts go on a huge late run and post an 89-75 win. UCD (4-5) led by as many as 12 points […]

Fans get a preview of 2015 Aggie gymnasts on Saturday

UC Davis gymnastics fans can get a sneak peek at what promises to be another talent-laden Aggie women’s squad when the locals participate in their annual Blue-Gold Intrasquad Meet on Saturday. The event in lower Hickey Gym begins at 1 p.m. and is free. “We have a tough row to hoe this year,” said veteran […]

Youth roundup: Wildcats win Holiday Hoops Tournament

The NorCal Wildcats’ 14U boys basketball teams went 3-0 to capture the Holiday Hoops Tournament last month at Hardwood Palace in Rocklin. Opening with a pair of dominating wins, the locals started by defeating Del Oro, 54-31. NorCal jumped out to a 39-14 halftime lead behind a tenacious trapping defense, which led to tranistion offense […]

Anibaba headed to Kansas City

According to a report from the Kansas City Star, the MLS rights to former Davis High defender Jalil Anibaba were acquired by Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. Currently out of contract, the 26-year-old soccer standout can choose to sign with Kansas City or pursue options abroad. Anibaba spent the 2014 season with the Seattle Sounders, […]

Lakers rally past Kings

LOS ANGELES — Even when his legs are shot and his whole body is exhausted, Kobe Bryant can figure out ways to will the Los Angeles Lakers to victories. It helps when the opponent struggles down the stretch as much as the Sacramento Kings did, though. Bryant scored nine of his 32 points in the […]

Sharks makes adjustments to beat Edmonton

SAN JOSE — With two players leaving the game with injuries, and their starting goalie unable to go because of a morning skate mishap, the San Jose Sharks managed to find a way to adjust on the fly. Joe Pavelski scored two goals and the Sharks bounced back from a loss at Edmonton by beating the […]

Aggies double-dip against Eastern Illinois

The UC Davis men’s basketball team returned home Tuesday for a rematch with Eastern Illinois and — thanks to a 58.1 percent shooting night — handled the Panthers again, 80-70, in front of 1,275 fans at The Pavilion. The Aggies had beaten EIU, 63-61, on Nov. 20 in Charleston, Ill. This victory righted the ship after […]

DHS runs Napa out of the gym

It’s pretty hard to beat a basketball team that shoots 19-of-51 from downtown. It’s even harder to beat that team when it also forces 30 turnovers. Napa found that out on Tuesday night at the Davis High gym. After going through a cold stretch at last weekend’s Bronco Invitational, the Blue Devil boys bounced back with […]

Sports briefs: Former field hockey players wanted for alumni game

Fresh off of an undefeated Eastern Athletic League championship season, the Davis High field hockey program is hosting its third annual alumni game on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. The Blue Devils are inviting any and all former DHS players to join in the fun. For more information, contact coach Sandie Huckins at sandie@marottiperformancegroup.com. Club field hockey […]

Mark Braly: Yolo County water polo rivalry renewed

The success of the Davis Water Polo Club’s masters program has spawned a competitor in nearby West Sacramento. Ross Yancher, a former head coach at Davis Aquatic Masters, launched the club on Dec. 1 with a good turnout. I was there, of course. I remembered many of the players from the old program at West […]

Gay leads Kings past Jazz

SACRAMENTO — With DeMarcus Cousins sidelined with an illness, Rudy Gay felt the burden to carry the load for the Sacramento Kings as a scorer, defender and team leader. At least for one night, Gay looked comfortable in that role. Gay scored 29 points and guarded Gordon Hayward aggressively in the final three quarters, and […]

Red Bull Rampage gives Davis-native wings

In a video posted to the Red Bull website, a young athlete takes the viewer through a mountain biking course that he’s working on in the middle of the desert. Hair unkempt, with a five o’clock shadow, Davis native Kyle Jameson casually explains the ins and outs of building the course before the climax of […]

Three Blue Devils wrestlers stand out in Stockton

Wrestling in just her second high school tournament, Davis freshman Alisia Flores paced the Blue Devil contingent at the McNair High School Tournament in Stockton last weekend. In the 189-pound division, Flores finished a solid 2-2, including pinning an opponent from the host team, to post a sixth-place finish as the only female DHS wrestler — […]

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