Aggie women beat Poly to earn a trip to the NCAA tournament

ANAHEIM — Senior leadership, a stifling defense, a hot-handed sophomore … it all came together Saturday for the UC Davis women as they danced past top-seeded Cal Poly, 66-49, to earn the Big West Conference basketball tournament championship at the Honda Center. And the dancing doesn’t stop. Not yet … With the win, the Aggies […]

Aggies get a split at baseball tournament

SAN JOSE — It was a mixed bag for the UC Davis baseball team at the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament. The Aggies got a great pitching performance from Anthony Kupbens to win Friday, before giving up nine runs on Saturday in a loss to host San Jose State. On Friday, Kupbens allowed only one unearned run […]

Habib walk-off HR leads girls in Victory softball tournament

SACRAMENTO — Melanie Habib cracked a walk-off, three-run home run as Davis High stopped Carson (Nevada), 8-6, on Saturday en route to a sixth-place finish in the Victory Preseason Tournament of Champions. “A lot of tough teams in this tournament,” DHS coach George Meagher said. “We had a setback but overcame it. Haley Cameron was […]

Enterprise joins with cycling Hall of Fame

On Saturday, March 26, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will join with The Davis Enterprise to present a free Community Day at the new bike shrine in Central Park. “Working with The Enterprise allows us to really get the word out that we’re here, that we’re open and that we want the community to […]

Investigator found no wrongdoing in Aggie sports cuts, UC says

An outside investigator has cleared UC Davis administrators of wrongdoing in their decision last year to cut four sports teams. Judy Sakaki, University of California vice president of student affairs, announced that development in a letter to 53 student-athletes who had filed a grievance last June accusing administrators of improper governmental activity. “I concur with […]

Aggie women beat UCR; one step from Dance

ANAHEIM – Overcoming a woeful first-half shooting performance, the Aggie women — who once trailed by 11 points — bounced into the Big West women’s tournament championship game with a 44-39 victory Friday afternoon over UC Riverside at the Honda Center. The win snapped a three-game losing streak against the Highlanders and avenged last year’s […]

Sports briefs: Big West honors UCD’s Chandler, Thigpen for academics

Women’s swimmer and water polo player Ashley Chandler and men’s cross country and track and field student-athlete Calvin Thigpen have been selected as the UC Davis recipients of the 2010-11 Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards. Both were honored Thursday at a banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Garden Grove. Chandler was […]

College men: Long Beach holds off Irvine in BW first round

ANAHEIM — Casper Ware scored 23 points and Larry Anderson 18 as Long Beach State defeated UC Irvine, 79-72,  in the first round of the Big West tournament on Thursday at the Honda Center. Ware gave the top-seeded 49ers (21-10) the lead for good at 65-63 on a 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining, and Anderson scored […]

Inconsistency plagues DHS boys in volleyball loss

Despite a first-rate effort, especially at the end of the match, the Davis High boys volleyball team was unable to come away with victory against an experienced Pioneer squad. Though the Blue Devils defeated the Patriots last week for their first win of a season almost as young as the team, they bowed out in […]

UCD loses its seventh straight baseball game

SANTA CLARA —  Even the four runs that the UC Davis baseball team scored on Thursday would have been enough to win its two previous games. But just as the offense showed signs of life, the Aggies gave up too many runs and lost their seventh straight contest, 6-4, to Utah in the first game of […]

DHS girls socker-it to Wood, 5-0

These schools being thrashed by the Davis High girls soccer squad are not exactly chopped liver … On Thursday, for example, undefeated Will C. Wood came to town — only to be dispatched with a 5-0 loss in a game during which the Blue Devils outshot the Wildcats, 25-2. The victory puts DHS at 8-0-1 […]

Toft sharp as Devils run baseball mark to 3-0

SACRAMENTO — As if Davis High’s pitching staff wasn’t deep enough, here comes junior left-hander Reinert Toft to throw his hat, er, curve ball in the ring. Pitching three solid innings of relief, Toft held Sheldon down just long enough for the Blue Devil baseball team to record a 5-4 victory on the road Thursday. […]