Payne goes out with a bang but UCD men fall

For the UC Davis men’s basketball team, Saturday night’s defeat at The Pavilion was a bittersweet affair. Before the game, seniors Mark Payne, Joe Harden (who sat the game out with a leg injury) and Todd Lowenthal were honored with Senior Night activities at halfcourt. But the Aggies were not able to get a victory […]

UCD ROUNDUP: Locals win two at Aggie Shootout

Sophomore attacker Carmen Eggert scored a total of six goals to lead the 15th-ranked UC Davis women’s water polo team to a pair of wins on the first day of the Aggie Shootout tournament on Saturday. The Aggies opened with a 9-5 win over Sonoma State, then held on for a 12-8 victory over Cal State East Bay in […]

DHS ROUNDUP: Lacrosse teams fall to tough opponents

The Davis High boys lacrosse team played tough, but showed its youth in a 16-8 loss to Oak Ridge on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Despite missing two of its key players, the Blue Devil defense was a bright spot as Austin Barden, Rudy Buhlman, Kelby Spore, Raider Johnson and goalie Vikram Prathap […]

No-hitter highlights UCD’s softball sweep

Alex Holmes picked up two wins in the circle for the UC Davis softball team, throwing a three-hitter in the first game and combining with Jessica Thweatt for a no-hitter in the nightcap, as the Aggies defeated Utah Valley, 6-0 and 1-0 on Saturday at La Rue Field. Holmes struck out 13 batters in 14 […]

UCD women head to Big West tourney on a good note

FULLERTON — Getting hot at just the right time, the UC Davis women’s basketball team posted its third consecutive victory on Saturday, defeating Cal State Fullerton, 75-68, in the final regular season contest of the season. The Aggies (21-8, 10-6 Big West), who scored the last 22 points of the first half to take control, […]

UCD’s Kupbens pitches in loss to Fresno

With Friday’s loss to Fresno State in the series opener pushing the UC Davis baseball team’s skid to five games, the Aggies needed a big performance from starting pitcher Anthony Kupbens on Saturday. The junior left-hander delivered, but UCD’s offense was almost nonexistent and the 21st-ranked Bulldogs handed the Aggies their sixth consecutive loss, 3-1, […]

Inexperienced DHS volleyball squad has already improved

For the Davis High boys volleyball team, the 2011 season will embody the expression, “learning on the fly.” With only six out of 15 players having played for the team last season, the Blue Devils aren’t exactly grizzled veterans of the Sac-Joaquin Section. Instead, they will have to master the fundamental skills of the sport […]

UCD women stop Northridge

NORTHRIDGE — This one was fun. With their matchup for next week’s Big West Tournament already determined — fourth-seeded UC Davis will host UC Irvine on Tuesday at The Pavilion — the Aggies played with no pressure on Thursday. The result was a 56-44 victory at Cal State Northridge to clinch their second consecutive 20-win […]

DHS baseball opens with win over Wolves

WOODLAND — Following stifling pitching by starter Ben Eckels and relievers George Hatamiya and Alec Miramontes, Davis High opened the 2010 baseball season with a 7-1 victory over Woodland at Clark Field on Friday night. Eckels went five innings, allowing one hit and an unearned run while striking out seven. Hatamiya pitched two scoreless innings […]

Sharks keep rolling past Red Wings

SAN JOSE — With the success the Detroit Red Wings have had over the years, the San Jose Sharks view every game against their rivals as a measuring stick. The Sharks measured up as well against the Red Wings as they have just about everyone else in the NHL these past seven weeks, beating them […]

Short-handed DHS golfers nip Wood

Between a bad hand and Slow Hand himself, Davis High’s boys golf team was short-handed on Thursday in its first match of the season. But when the final divot was replaced on a brisk Thursday afternoon at Wildhorse Golf Course, the Blue Devils had gained valuable experience — and an impressive home win over visiting […]

Despite winning, UCD men are out of Big West tourney

Thursday night was a roller coaster of emotions for the UC Davis men’s basketball team and its fans. To have a chance at the final spot in next week’s Big West Conference tournament the Aggies had to win at home, and needed Pacific to defeat Cal State Fullerton in a game being played simultaneously in […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: Hoops tryouts start this weekend

Beginning Saturday for boys and Tuesday  for girls, the Davis Hoops Wildcats will hold tryouts for high school-age teams. Each player must bring a signed waiver form available at http://www.davishoops.com. Boys workouts begin Saturday at Dixon High School, 555 College Way, where JV coach Steve Sousa will hold court from 3 to 5 p.m., and […]

DHS girls soccer is solid at Terra Linda

SAN RAFAEL — Even when officials take obvious goals away from this Davis High girls soccer team, opponents still can’t muster enough to take advantage. Such was the case in the Blue Devils’ 2-0 road win over Terra Linda on Thursday. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” veteran DHS coach Allen Carlson said. “In the […]