UCD women get a familiar opponent — Stanford — in NCAA tourney

When 16th-seeded UC Davis meets No. 1 seed Stanford on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, introductions won’t be necessary. The Aggies will play the Cardinal for the fourth time in four seasons — most recently a 76-51 loss on Nov. 22, 2009, at The Pavilion. Despite Stanford’s three big victories in […]

Cheers for Aggies; a group boo for foes

“It is one of the great things that’s happened since we’ve gone Division I and they’re out there leading the way!” The enthusiasm was clear. The well-wisher had joined another 125 fans, the Aggie women and basketball staff. He was at The Graduate on Monday afternoon to shake hands, congratulate team members … celebrate wherever […]

A special group of Aggies: Payne, Harden and Lowenthal

Sometimes an exit becomes an entrance. UC Davis’ Mark Payne, Todd Lowenthal and Joe Harden didn’t end their illustrious Aggie careers with the kind of season they were hoping for. After all, this one wasn’t capped with a trip to the Big West tournament as the team struggled to a 10-20 overall record. But all […]

UCD water polo sweeps Harvard, Fresno Pacific

If the members of the UC Davis women’s team were looking for an extra nudge as they go into finals week, Monday’s performance might be just what they needed. The 15th-ranked Aggies started off a sweep at Schaal Aquatics Center by showing Harvard who was the more clever squad — at least in the water […]

Busy week in Blue Devils’ JV/freshman sports

The bats were alive for the Davis High junior varsity baseball team last week, but the Blue Devils could manage only a 1-2 mark. Results included an 8-3 win over Sheldon and setbacks of 8-4 to Vacaville and 6-5 to Yuba City. In the win, DHS used a five-run sixth inning to prevail. Brett Bloomfield […]

Historic Granlibakken provides unique winter experience in Lake Tahoe

Although its hill is extremely modest and barely garners a mention among Lake Tahoe’s many famed ski resorts, for several decades Granlibakken was known as the only winter playground in the entire Tahoe basin. Never heard of Granlibakken? That’s not surprising. Drive too swiftly along scenic Highway 89 on Tahoe’s west shore and it’s easy […]

Vaulters set record in season-high Causeway score

SACRAMENTO— Senior Marcy Miller became the sixth Aggie in school history to break the 39-point barrier in the all-around, and the vault squad hit a school-record 48.925 in a colleagiate triangular gymnastics meet Sunday at the Hornets’ Nest. UC Davis’ 194.175 points were its highest of the season. No. 13 Boise State won the meet with a […]

UCD softball wins 4-3 in extra innings

HAYWARD — Alex Holmes hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh, extending the game into extra innings where the UC Davis softball team took a 4-3 win in nine innings over San Jose State on Sunday at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic. The Aggies (12-10) answered a run from the Spartans […]

Aggie baseball drops a tough one to Santa Clara, 9-8

SANTA CLARA —  Scott Kalush recorded five RBIs, Eric Johnson went 3-for-5, but Santa Clara took a 9-8 win after relief pitcher David Popkins hit Zach Looney with the bases loaded to allow the winning run to score Sunday in the final game of a weekend tournament. The Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament was played at […]

DHS grad Watney get his third PGA Tour win

DORAL, Fla. — Nick Watney wound up in another duel at Doral, this one with a much sweeter ending. Watney, who graduated from Davis High in 1999, poured in two key putts for par along the back nine of the Blue Monster on Sunday, then hit two fearless shots on the 18th and finished with […]

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 […]