DHS girls stick it to Northgate with big second half

Playing in a cold drizzle at Halden Field on Tuesday night, the Davis High varsity girls lacrosse team finally warmed up in the second half against Northgate. When the Blue Devils did pick up steam, they outscored the Broncos by 12 after the intermission on their way to a 16-3 victory to improve their overall […]

DHS ski team earns fourth state championship

Not only did Davis High win its fourth state ski title in the past four seasons, the young Blue Devil schussers served notice for the future. Entering the California shootout at Northstar earlier this month, the perennially strong flatlanders qualified 13 girls and boys for finals competition. Only ONE of the slalom dandies was in […]

DHS girls snowboard team on the podium at state championship

The Davis High School girls varsity snowboard team placed third out of 30 teams in the state competition on March 6-8 at Northstar-at-Tahoe resort. Although no Blue Devils were in the top 10 spots for their individual efforts, the combined team score of 630 points was enough to put the girls on the podium as […]

Simpson deserves all this Aggie magic

DANCING WITH THE STARS … I suspect there’s not a single person who knows Sandy Simpson who isn’t genuinely thrilled that the longtime Aggie women’s basketball coach will finally be taking his talented team to the Big Dance … even his opposing coaches in the Big West have to be pleased that Simpson and his […]

Thornton leads Kings past Warriors

SACRAMENTO — Marcus Thornton and Samuel Dalembert did their best to deny the Golden State Warriors another memorable fourth-quarter comeback in what might have been their last game in Sacramento. Thornton and Dalembert had career scoring nights with 42 and 27 points and the Kings jumped out to a big, early lead and held on […]

Sports briefs: DHS golfers complete a strong stretch

Coming off of a sparkling fifth-place finish against some of the best high school golf squads in Northern California at the two-day Father Barry Junior Masters Tournament that ended Saturday, Davis High’s boys got right back on the course — with strong results. Despite playing 54 holes over four days, and missing key player Scott […]

UCD women get a familiar opponent — Stanford — in NCAA tourney

When 16th-seeded UC Davis meets No. 1 seed Stanford on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, introductions won’t be necessary. The Aggies will play the Cardinal for the fourth time in four seasons — most recently a 76-51 loss on Nov. 22, 2009, at The Pavilion. Despite Stanford’s three big victories in […]

Cheers for Aggies; a group boo for foes

“It is one of the great things that’s happened since we’ve gone Division I and they’re out there leading the way!” The enthusiasm was clear. The well-wisher had joined another 125 fans, the Aggie women and basketball staff. He was at The Graduate on Monday afternoon to shake hands, congratulate team members … celebrate wherever […]

A special group of Aggies: Payne, Harden and Lowenthal

Sometimes an exit becomes an entrance. UC Davis’ Mark Payne, Todd Lowenthal and Joe Harden didn’t end their illustrious Aggie careers with the kind of season they were hoping for. After all, this one wasn’t capped with a trip to the Big West tournament as the team struggled to a 10-20 overall record. But all […]

UCD water polo sweeps Harvard, Fresno Pacific

If the members of the UC Davis women’s team were looking for an extra nudge as they go into finals week, Monday’s performance might be just what they needed. The 15th-ranked Aggies started off a sweep at Schaal Aquatics Center by showing Harvard who was the more clever squad — at least in the water […]

Busy week in Blue Devils’ JV/freshman sports

The bats were alive for the Davis High junior varsity baseball team last week, but the Blue Devils could manage only a 1-2 mark. Results included an 8-3 win over Sheldon and setbacks of 8-4 to Vacaville and 6-5 to Yuba City. In the win, DHS used a five-run sixth inning to prevail. Brett Bloomfield […]

Historic Granlibakken provides unique winter experience in Lake Tahoe

Although its hill is extremely modest and barely garners a mention among Lake Tahoe’s many famed ski resorts, for several decades Granlibakken was known as the only winter playground in the entire Tahoe basin. Never heard of Granlibakken? That’s not surprising. Drive too swiftly along scenic Highway 89 on Tahoe’s west shore and it’s easy […]

Vaulters set record in season-high Causeway score

SACRAMENTO— Senior Marcy Miller became the sixth Aggie in school history to break the 39-point barrier in the all-around, and the vault squad hit a school-record 48.925 in a colleagiate triangular gymnastics meet Sunday at the Hornets’ Nest. UC Davis’ 194.175 points were its highest of the season. No. 13 Boise State won the meet with a […]

UCD softball wins 4-3 in extra innings

HAYWARD — Alex Holmes hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh, extending the game into extra innings where the UC Davis softball team took a 4-3 win in nine innings over San Jose State on Sunday at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic. The Aggies (12-10) answered a run from the Spartans […]