College men: UCSB tops Long Beach for Big West title

ANAHEIM — All it took was one brief halftime conversation between UC Santa Barbara coach Bob Williams and senior guard Orlando Johnson. The fifth-seeded Gauchos had blown a 10-point lead in the first half of the Big West tournament championship against Long Beach State on Saturday night and Johnson had only five points in the […]

Paul’s dynamic return is too much for Kings

NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul dealt with a brief bout of anxiety as he prepared to return from a mild concussion that had sidelined him for two games. It had nothing to do with his health, though. “Before the game, I was a little bit nervous, just because I feel like we’ve been playing well […]

Rangers bite Sharks in marathon shootout

SAN JOSE — Brandon Dubinsky scored the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout, lifting the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Wojtek Wolski scored the only other goal in the shootout for the Rangers, who rode 31 saves by Henrik Lundqvist through overtime […]

Despite struggles Watney is still second at Doral

DORAL, Fla. — After a poor finish to Saturday’s third round, Nick Watney is hoping he got all of it out of his system. Despite missing two short putts and then hitting his tee shot into the water on No. 18, the Davis High graduate is still in second place at the Cadillac Championship, two […]

UCD roundup: Softball win streak hits six

HAYWARD — The UC Davis softball team improved its win streak to six with victories Friday and in its first game Saturday, before falling, 2-0, to Boise State at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic. On Saturday, the Aggie pitching staff combined to allow just six hits and no earned runs for the day as UCD […]

Sports briefs: Big win for DHS girls lacrosse

This was the one the Davis High girls lacrosse had been waiting for. Playing last season’s North Coast Section second-place finisher Amador Valley, the Blue Devils used four goals from Kylie Drexel and three goals and three assists from Mari Cajandig to top the Dons, 15-11, on Saturday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. It […]

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 […]