UCD field hockey falls to No. 12 Cal

BERKELEY — Emily Mecke’s score in the 65th minute brought visiting UC Davis to within a goal of No. 12 Cal on Friday night but the Golden Bears were able to hold on for a close 3-1 NorPac Conference win. The Aggies fell to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in the NorPac, while Cal (12-2, 3-1) […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Long Beach State sweeps UCD volleyball

LONG BEACH — Sophomore Haleigh Hampton tallied 12 kills to boost Long Beach State to a 25-11, 25-20, 25-12 sweep of UC Davis in the battle of two first-place Big West Conference women’s volleyball teams in front of 1,234 fans Friday night at Walter Pyramid. The Aggies fell to 18-4 overall and 4-3 in conference. […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Thank you, thank you: I’m humbled, numb and proud

The pressure is on. I promised myself not to talk about my once-in-a-lifetime honor as part of this year’s Blue & White Foundation Davis High School Hall of Fame. Almost a week after the induction ceremonies, I am numb, humbled and proud. My “class” included: the talented virtuoso Elinor Armer; the late popular and influential […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Committee hears ideas on future of Aggie athletics

Change is coming to the UC Davis athletics department. How much of a transformation it undergoes is in hands of the advisory committee charged by UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi with recruiting a new athletics director. The change could be as minimal as just hiring an AD and keeping the status quo, or as vast as […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies outlast Pacific in OT

Kiele Argente scored from the right side in the third minute of overtime on Thursday as the UC Davis women’s soccer team defeated visiting Pacific, 3-2, in front of 615 fans at Aggie Soccer Stadium. The victory was UCD’s first over the Tigers during its four seasons of Big West Conference competition. It also was the […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Blue Devils take to the road for crucial DVC game

Trying to snap a three-game losing streak, Davis High takes to the road for another Delta Valley Conference football contest, this time with Laguna Creek. The game, which will be played at Elk Grove High, starts at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. The Blue Devils (2-3) lost 42-28 to the Cardinals (3-3) a year ago, but […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Grant meets its match a second time, 4-0, at DHS

This time, the Blue Devils were lying in wait … After having escaped with a 1-0 decision on Sept. 27 at Grant, Davis High wanted no mystery about which is the top school in Delta Valley Conference boys soccer. When Connor Anderson’s penalty kick at 78:40 put the finishing touch on the Devils’ 4-0 win […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Does ACME sell victories? The Aggies are ready for a win

With a large portion of the Homecoming crowd made up of alumni who only make it back to UC Davis for that one football game per season, fans often are more desperate for a win than the Aggies. That will not be the case Saturday against Texas-San Antonio. Sitting at 1-4, and coming off of […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Ducks can still quack without James

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over WASHINGTON STATE … the improving Cougars were the better team for most of four quarters at UCLA, but faded in the final minutes and are bitterly disappointed as they head into the meat of their schedule. Don’t expect the Cardinal to have pity. The Stanford folks are […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tom Hemmingsen is the Aggies’ mighty mite

The first time UC Davis wide receiver Tom Hemmingsen touched the football this season, it slipped through his fingers on a punt return and Arizona State recovered. The most recent time the Aggie sophomore had his hands on the ball was when he carried it into the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown reception last […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Rangers take 3-1 ALCS lead with extra-inning win

DETROIT — The Texas tag team of Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli was too much for the Detroit Tigers. Cruz made a rocket throw to keep the score tied, then hit a crushing three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jose Valverde that helped send the Rangers over the Tigers, 7-3, on Wednesday for a […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth softball: More competitive games for DYSA fall teams

The Davis Youth Softball Associations’ 14U squad played Lincoln close in a Game 1 loss before falling 12-0 in the second contest of a doubleheader. In the opener, an 11-8 defeat, DYSA’s McKenna Miller set the tone early by beating out an infield single and scoring on an RBI hit by Alex Ewing. A six-run […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: U10 girls from Sacramento succumb to a Stampede

The Davis Legacy Stampede, a U10 girls soccer team, won two league matches last weekend, beating the Sacramento United and the San Juan Spirits. Davis’ Anne Ayotte got things going during a 3-1 win over Sacramento with a quick turn-and-shoot maneuver in the box that surprised the goalkeeper and put the Stampede up early. In […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Diamonds sparkle in San Rafael

A team of 26 athletes from Davis Diamonds Gymnastics traveled to San Rafael for the annual Tumble in the Jungle Junior Olympic meet last weekend where several locals posted powerful performances. Davis’ Kaelyn Perkins, Brenna Peterson and Lily Heilmann each won the all-around in their divisions, and Diamonds teams took silver in both Level 4 […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,