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 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 […]

DHS badminton coach is back for one more year

After a decent run in 2010, the Davis High badminton team was met with a tumultuous offseason. But as this season begins, the squad  is ready to lift off and fly like a birdie — not the kind that live in trees, but a shuttlecock, which is what players of the sport hit back and forth. […]

Words fail me when it comes to DHS girls basketball

After a week of searching for the right words to use in recapping the Davis High girls basketball season, I remain at a loss. As much discussion as there has been about the removal of Jeff Christian as head coach — and where the situation goes from here — it remains a delicate proposition to […]

Blazers beat Kings

SACRAMENTO  — Nate McMillan thought the Portland Trail Blazers needed a wake-up call, so the coach made them watch their disappointing loss to Houston. This horror film definitely got to the Blazers. Wesley Matthews scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Portland pulled away for a 107-102 victory over the Sacramento […]

DHS opens baseball season with Wolves

Fans be forewarned … When Davis High opens its baseball season Friday against longtime rival Woodland, it will in all probability be an interesting game — and it will be COLD. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Clark Field in Woodland, and if anyone remembers last season’s 9-8 extra-inning thriller won by the Wolves, you’ll […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: Hoffmire shines for UCD lacrosse

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The UC Davis lacrosse team had no trouble with jet lag on Wednesday as it began an East Coast road trip with a 19-11 nonconference victory over Central Connecticut State. Senior midfielder Gina Hoffmire tied her career high with seven goals to lead the Aggies (3-1), while Christina Corsa added three more […]

UCD’s Alvarez makes NCAA field as a freshman

It’s unclear what’s faster: UC Davis’ Liliana Alvarez in the pool, or the speed with which she is earning accolades for her swimming. Just days after being named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Freshman of the Year, Alvarez got an invitation to participate in the 2011 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. She is just […]