End of an Aggie basketball era. Or is it?

It’s time to turn the Paige, so to speak. And say “hi-de-ho” to Heidi. One of the most successful eras in UC Davis athletic history has come to an end with the Aggies’ 86-59 loss to Stanford in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Or has it? Departing players Paige Mintun and Heidi Heintz and their […]

College women: St. John’s advances to play Stanford

STANFORD — Nadirah McKenith scored 14 points, and Eugeneia McPherson had 10 to lead St. John’s over Texas Tech, 55-50, on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament first-round game at Maples Pavilion. Centhya Hart added six points and nine rebounds for the ninth-seeded Red Storm (22-10), who held the Lady Raiders to only one basket for […]

DHS boys beat Jesuit in a 3OT lacrosse thriller

This was lacrosse at its best. When the Davis High and Jesuit boys teams locked horns on Friday afternoon, it took three overtimes to decided the outcome — an 8-7 Blue Devil victory. Tied 7-7 at the end of regulation, neither team could break through until 17 seconds remained in the third extra period. It […]

Watney in good position after three rounds of Transitions

PALM HARBOR, Fla. —Nine players were separated by only three shots going into Sunday’s final round of the Transitions Championship, and while most of them don’t have leader Justin Rose’s winning experience, there is a name that is hard to ignore. Davis High graduate Nick Watney, who is coming off a World Golf Championship title last […]

DHS girls lacrosse comes back to beat Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart’s girls lacrosse team was undefeated in 2011 — until it came to Halden Field inside Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. On Friday, Davis High shrugged off some early struggles and came from behind to feed the Gators a 14-12 defeat. The Blue Devils were down 5-0 before Mari Cajandig found Kiki Tanaka for […]

Aggies women’s task against Stanford: not impossible

Having a precedent to fall back on can be a good thing. When the UC Davis women’s basketball team appears in its first-ever NCAA tournament on Saturday, the challenge will be daunting. Playing top-seeded Stanford (29-2 and ranked second in the nation) at the Cardinal’s own Maples Pavilion, the No. 16-seed Aggies are facing next-to-impossible […]

Davis High-Jesuit baseball rained out

The Jesuit-Davis High baseball game scheduled for Raley Field at 6:30 tonight has been rained out. A make-up date is being worked on, says Blue Devil coach Dan Ariola. Davis is coming off a 7-5 victory at Napa on Thursday and is 4-1 on the young, wet season. Also cancelled are girls soccer, softball and […]

Aggies will shout ‘Timber!’ when the Tree falls

THE JINX CONTINUES … it’s no secret that folks at Stanford have absolutely no interest in playing UC Davis in any sport whatsoever … heck, after the Aggies shocked the college football world with a 20-17 win at Stanford on a September evening in 2005,  Stanford decided to tear down its historic stadium and start […]

Sports briefs: Pioneer digs deep to stop Devil boys

Playing for the third time in as many days, the Davis High boys volleyball team lost three games by a total of nine points in a close loss at Pioneer on Thursday. Using one key run in each set, the Patriots prevailed 26-24, 25-21, 25-22. “I’m frustrated because we aren’t winning, but I’m not frustrated […]

DHS girls lacrosse team edges St. Francis

In front of a raucous St. Patrick’s Day home crowd, Davis High’s girls lacrosse team came from behind to beat St. Francis, 12-10, on Thursday on Halden Field inside Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Troubadours scored first, but Kylie Drexel quickly put the Blue Devils ahead with 10 minutes left in the first half. […]

Blue Devils rally for win over Napa, 7-5

Davis High baseball coach Dan Ariola has no problems when his team has to work hard in close games during nonleague competition. Those character-builders, says the veteran mentor, serve his guys well once Delta Valley Conference play starts. On Thursday in Napa — as the skies stayed clear long enough to play — the Blue […]

Watney’s torrid pace continues at Transitions

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Nick Watney, coming off the biggest win of his career last weekend in the World Golf Championship at Doral, had seven birdies in the first 12 holes on Thursday, to open the Transitions Championship. The Davis High graduate couldn’t keep up that pace, but still finished the first round in a […]

A battle ends for an old friend

“I’m not sure I can put into words what Steve meant to me,” Davis High classmate Steve Swimley says of his longtime friend Steve Chastain, who died this month at age 48 after a long, long battle with cancer. “My high school experience from my junior year on revolved around Steve, and the people I […]

Kings fall to bottom dwelling Cavs

SACRAMENTO — After going nearly four months without a victory away from home, the Cleveland Cavaliers have suddenly collected two road wins in the past three games. That’s progress for a team with the worst overall record in the NBA that went through a 26-game road losing streak before a March 4 victory over the […]