Marleau scores in OT to lift Sharks

SAN JOSE — San Jose finally got its sputtering power play going, but it took an overtime goal from one of its fastest and most reliable players to get the Sharks back on track. Patrick Marleau is used to this type of stuff. Marleau scored on a 2-on-1 breakaway goal with 1:36 left in the […]

UCD women win big over Irvine in first round

Southern California, here they come! Playing its first home playoff contest since 1999, the fourth-seeded UC Davis women’s basketball team roared by No. 5 UC Irvine, 72-45, on Tuesday night in a Big West Conference tournament first-round game in front of an energetic crowd of 889 fans. The Aggies were all smiles after running all […]

Sports briefs: DHS lacrosse teams fall on the road

NOVATO — The Davis High boys lacrosse team has been able to count on pretty solid performances from its defense so far this season. But youth and inexperience has hurt most on the offensive end for the Blue Devils, who lost 12-2 on Tuesday at Novato. Sophomore stud Mikie Schlosser scored the two goals and […]

Blue Devils win close one, run baseball record to 2-0

It was everything Davis High coach Dan Ariola wanted from an early-season game … A close contest against a playoff-caliber team. Adversity from the first inning on. Several game-on-the-line situations. “This was a huge win,” Ariola said after watching his Blue Devils hand visiting Vacaville its first loss of the spring, 4-3, on Tuesday at […]

UCD roundup: Kim leads Aggies to a win in Fresno

FRESNO — If the LPGA tour starts playing a bunch of its events in Fresno, the members of the UC Davis women’s golf team probably would be some of the richest golfers in the world. Over the past two days, the 18th-ranked Aggies dominated at the Fresno State Lexus Classic, winning the tournament for the […]

Turay’s Wolf Pack edges UCD baseball squad

It hasn’t been a great start to the season for Nevada and its junior catcher, Davis High graduate Mike Turay. But as is often the case, a little home cooking went a long way. Turay, who came into his hometown with just one hit in eight 2011 at-bats, went 3-for-3 and knocked in two runs […]

Devil girls Stagger Delta Kings, 10-0

STOCKTON — Amos Alonzo Stagg High was named after one of America’s pioneers of football — the kind with goalposts, yard markers and touchdowns. Stagg, had he ever seen this spring’s edition of the Davis High girls soccer team, might have signaled his approval and asked the Blue Devils’ Allen Carlson, “What kind of offense […]

DAM fights cancer as it swims across America

There’s a map of America in the window at Civic Center Pool that shows it all. It contains a red line stretching from Davis to Ocean City, Md., which represents about 3,000 miles and $25,000. The distance and amount reflect Davis Aquatic Masters’ goal as part of the Swim Across America, the latest in a […]

Vonn closes gap on Riesch in overall title race

For as good of a showing as Lindsey Vonn had over the weekend, she realizes that winning a fourth straight World Cup overall title remains a long shot. The optimistic side of Vonn thinks the crown is still possible after making up a staggering 100 points on leader and good friend Maria Riesch of Germany. […]

Spring Sports Preview 2011

When the calendar hits March, it means spring sports competition begins at Davis High. With record turnouts for most sports, Blue Devil teams are in the mix to win league championships in girls soccer, boys tennis, both swimming divisions, lacrosse (boys and girls), both track-and-field teams and softball, thanks to a veteran roster. Baseball, boys […]

Adelman gets to 10th on wins list by beating Kings

SACRAMENTO — Rick Adelman slowly rose from the Houston Rockets bench, nodded at the Sacramento Kings coaches and headed to the visitors locker room with another victory. This one, though, was a bit more special. Adelman tied Dick Motta for 10th on the NBA’s career victories list, getting his 935th, as Chad Budinger scored 20 […]

DHS faces tough competition at boys tennis tournament

On a weekend when scores weren’t as important as getting in some matches against top-notch competition, the Davis High boys got what they asked for at the California High School Tennis Classic in Fresno. After starting off with a 9-0 victory over Foothill, the Blue Devils dropped matches to Saratoga and Leland by that same […]

Three Aggie women honored by Big West

UC Davis senior Paige Mintun was named to the All-Big West Conference women’s basketball first team for the third consecutive year on Monday, senior Heidi Heintz earned second-team recognition for the second straight season, and sophomore Vicky Deely was named honorable mention. Additionally, Deely earned the Big West Sixth Woman of the Year, one of […]

UCD men nab Big West awards

As a disappointing season comes to a close, the UC Davis men’s basketball team got some good news on Monday. The Aggies (10-20, 4-12) grabbed four conference postseason awards when the Big West’s all-conference team was voted on by the league’s coaches. Seniors Joe Harden and Mark Payne received honorable mention, while Josh Ritchart was […]