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Bucks beat Kings

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Knight scored 20 points, powering a third-quarter surge that helped the Milwaukee Bucks to a 111-103 victory over a Sacramento Kings team on the brink of yet another coaching change on Wednesday. DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Kings, a team about to make its second coaching change […]

Devil boys play well in loss to Pleasant Grove

ELK GROVE — Going on the road Tuesday to face one of the best squads in the Delta League, the Davis High boys basketball team played toe-to-toe with Pleasant Grove for most of the game. Unfortunately, a season-long bugaboo — one bad quarter — was more than the Blue Devils could overcome in a 65-53 loss. The […]

Big challenge awaits Aggies in the pool

Though they’re nearly one month into their water polo campaign, the UC Davis women will return home for the first time since their inaugural game of the season this weekend, hosting two Saturday games as part of the annual Davis Challenge tournament at Schaal Aquatic Center. The 16th-ranked Aggies will face No. 11 UC San Diego at […]

Six Big West golf titles in a row? With this UCD roster, why not?

After five straight Big West Conference championships it’s no secret who the 2015 women’s golf favorite will be when the league tournament is hosted by UC Davis come April 19. But before the ladies tee it up that morning at El Macero Country Club, Aggie coach Anna Temple says her crew has some “little things” […]

Aggie media men kept busy by UCD’s brilliant basketball run

It’s no secret. The UC Davis men’s basketball team has become a hot commodity. In fashioning its 18-4 record, the Aggies stand alone at the top of the Big West Conference standings. They’re climbing up the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll — currently ranked at No. 13. Corey Hawkins, the most accurate 3-point shooter in the land, […]

On skiing: Intriguing 50-year run for Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose at a glance * Established: 1964, when it was called Mt. Rose Ski Area * Lifts/trails: 8 lifts, 60-plus trails * Base/summit: 8,260 feet/9,700 feet * Skiable area: 1,200 acres * Location: 22222 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, Nevada * Website: www.skirose.com Although now just an amusing footnote in the annals of Mt. Rose ski resort history, old-timers […]

DHS skiers end their season in first place

The Davis High ski team took full advantage of the nice conditions for Tuesday’s slalom at Alpine Meadows — the first race all year with good snow — with all four division taking first place in the final race of the regular season. “Best day of the season!” said Blue Devil assistant coach John Wolfe. […]

Holmes takes eighth-grade boys crown

The Holmes Junior High boys didn’t just host the Yolo County Athletic League’s eighth-grade boys basketball championships, they also won the tournament. After defeating Lee and Douglass — a pair of Woodland schools — to reach the finals, Holmes handled crosstown rival Emerson in the title contest. The Eagles reached the championship game with wins […]

Youth roundup: Holmes girls complete unbeaten season with a title

Playing in their own gym last weekend, Holmes’ eighth-grade girls clinched the Yolo County Athletic League championship with a 24-10 win over rival Emerson. The victory, which came after triumphs over Lee, 24-10, and Douglass, 22-18 — both from Woodland — gave the Patriots a perfect 13-0 for the season. For the tournament, Alex Agnew led Holmes […]

Lady Blue Devils are league champs

It has now been a month and a half since the Davis High girls basketball team lost. The Lady Blue Devils have won 14 games in a row, a streak that continued Tuesday night when they topped Pleasant Grove, 54-46. DHS (22-2) last lost on Dec. 29, making the winning streak 44 days old as of […]

Kings lose game, gain coach?

CHICAGO — Tony Snell pumped in a career-high 24 points on 9-for-11 shooting to help the Chicago Bulls to a 104-86 rout of the Sacramento Kings. Besides his scoring, Snell started the second half in place of Jimmy Butler (strained right shoulder) and played strong defense on Rudy Gay, who led Sacramento with 24 points, but […]

Big innings vault UCD to 10-1 softball win over Pacific

Leah Munden and Justine Vela pitched well. Krista Bava set the table for two big Aggie innings. Kelly Zboralske delivered key hits, driving in three runs. In the 2015 home debut under new coach Erin Thorpe, it felt like the pieces were fitting for what is sure to be an early-season UC Davis softball puzzle. The […]

Sports briefs: Aggie women get a new goalkeeper

Alexis Smith is the newest member of the UC Davis women’s soccer program as the sophomore goalkeeper has committed to transfer after spending her freshman season at Tennessee. Smith joins Aggie recruits Allie Carmickle, Crystal Crump, Hailey Rittershofer, Riley Marshal and Ari Zamora — who were announced last week — in the 2015 signing class. “I chose UC […]

Mark Braly: 54-year-old fossil from the ’70s found

For three years now I have done the One Hour Swim, a nationwide competition put on by U.S. Masters Swimming. In 2012, I swam 2,175 yards. Last year I clocked 2,090, and this year 2,080. You see what’s happening here. You lose yards every year from aging, you pick them up from improved technique and […]

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