Sharks clip Red Wings

DETROIT — Joe Thornton was at his best, poking the puck into the net and creating chances for a teammate. Thornton scored his 300th NHL goal and assisted on both by Devin Setoguchi as the San Jose Sharks held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3, on Tuesday. “Jumbo really came to play,” San […]

Heat burn Evans-less Kings

MIAMI — Potential trouble signs were everywhere for the Miami Heat. The first game back after the All-Star break. A bit of cross-country-travel fatigue for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Looming big-time matchups with the Chicago Bulls and new-look New York Knicks. Not a problem. James scored 31 points, Wade added 23 and the […]

DHS’ Hersch has a great set of cards

Dust falls to the floor as Dale Hersch peels open the faded wrapper of an old pack of baseball cards. He removes the stack, slides off the topmost card and turns it over — it’s a Randy Johnson rookie. While not an especially expensive or rare card, it’s another for his collection. Hersch, who lives […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: UCD tennis stops Irvine

IRVINE  —  The UC Davis women’s tennis team won its third Big West match in three days, defeating UC Irvine, 5-2, on Monday at the Anteater Tennis Stadium. After victories on Saturday and Sunday, the Aggies improved their overall winning streak to seven by taking down the reigning Big West champions. UCD (8-2, 2-0) also remained […]

Batting cages open Saturday, Feb. 26

The city operated batting cages in Playfields Park, at Cowell Boulevard and Research Park Drive, will reopen for the season on Saturday, weather permitting. The cages will be open from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The cages also are available for private rental.  Contact Lori […]

UCD ROUNDUP: Aggie gymnasts beat Cal

It was a career night for several members of the UC Davis gymnastics team on Sunday, and another strong meet for the whole squad. Seniors Marcy Miller and Stacey Nicolini had their best marks ever in the all-around, and junior Erika Van Dyke and freshman Anna Shumaker added two event wins each to lead the […]

Four Devils advance to Masters

ELK GROVE — Two periods into the final match of the Division I North Sub-Sections meet last weekend at Franklin, Davis High wrestler Andrew Olivas found himself trailing by a point. Showing a determination that has defined the underdog Blue Devils all season long, Olivas scored an escape in the third round, then defeated Pleasant […]

Hornets take first series from UCD

SACRAMENTO — C.J. Blom knocked in the game-tying run for UC Davis in the top of the ninth to send the game to extra innings, but Sacramento State scored with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to take a 3-2 victory on Monday at John Smith Field in Sacramento. After a the Causeway […]

JV/FROSH ROUNDUP: DHS squads finish strong

With the Davis High girls varsity basketball team ranked sixth among Sac-Joaquin Section D-I teams and heading into playoff action tonight, it must be noted that the Lady Blue Devils are loaded with seniors. So, thank goodness, it comes as a relief to DHS fans that their junior varsity squad just finished up an 18-7 […]

UCD softball wins two in San Diego

With pitching like it got on Sunday in San Diego, the UC Davis softball team isn’t going to lose a lot of games. Alex Holmes and Jessica Thweatt each allowed just one run in pitching complete games to send the Aggies to 2-1 and 3-1 wins over San Diego and Sacramento State, respectively, on the […]

Lady Devils start playoffs tonight

It’s a tall order, with Pleasant Grove sporting three frontline players bigger than Davis High’s inside duo of Sarah Sadler and Ashleigh Vandenbrink. But the Davis High girls have filled the bill time after time against squads of superior height. So when Lady Blue Devils host the Eagles tonight at 7 p.m. in the first […]

DHS girls lacrosse ready to stick it to opponents

Lacrosse has spread like wildfire through the Davis sports scene — and one big reason for that has been the success of the Davis High girls squad. Coming off a 15-5 season in which the Blue Devils went 12-0 in Bay Shore Athletic League play, coach Jenn Morris sees another “very strong” team playing at […]

Lady Blue Devils get Pleasant Grove

It’s official… Pleasant Grove comes to town on Tuesday for a first-round Sac-Joaquin playoff showdown with the Lady Blue Devils. The Eagles (17-10 overall) finished third in the rugged Delta River League and come to Davis fresh off a 73-56 loss to No. 1 St. Francis (Davis lost to the Troubadours, 75-51, on Jan. 6 […]

Setoguchi’s hat trick lifts Sharks

SAN JOSE  — Devin Setoguchi recorded his first career hat trick and Ian White recorded a point in his first game with San Jose as the Sharks beat Colorado 4-0, on Saturday,  handing the Avalanche their 10th straight loss. Ryane Clowe also scored for the Sharks, who have worked themselves back into the playoff picture […]