Youth roller hockey: 3 Extreme teams excel at Antioch tourney

The NorCal Extreme’s 8U roller hockey team won two games and tied in another last weekend. In its first game, Extreme beat the previously undefeated Delta River Rats, 5-4, in a back-and-forth battle. Nick Blakewell led the NorCal offense with four goals, while Teagan Favorite netted the other. Goalie Owen Millward turned away 31 Delta shots, […]

Youth roundup: Guttormsen brothers win national medals

Two brothers from Norway, who are living in Davis while their father is a Fulbright scholar at UCD, have been making their new home proud in track and field. First, at the USATF West Zone Indoor meet last month, sixth grader Sondre Guttormsen and fifth-grader Simen did well enough to qualify for the national youth […]

Rain, rain go away

Sometimes playing the games is the easy part … When the weather turns bad, prep players, coaches and administrators often find themselves in one big mud puddle. Davis High Athletic Director Dennis Foster is generally at the eye of the cancellation hurricane. “We attempt to be as proactive as possible — checking weather reports and […]

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Sports briefs: UCD’s Alvarez set for NCAA championships

The NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships began this week for UC Davis freshman Liliana Alvarez, who qualified to compete in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events. The competition will be conducted at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. Alvarez will begin by competing on Friday in the 100 breast, […]

Sharks come from behind, then win big

DALLAS — Coach Todd McClellan got the response he was seeking from the San Jose Sharks. Joe Pavelski had four assists, Ryane Clowe scored the tiebreaker in the opening two minutes of the final period, and the Sharks rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 6-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. The […]

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DHS boys swim squad edges Grizzlies

The top end speed of the Davis High boys swimming team was on display on Tuesday at Granite Bay as the Blue Devils won every individual event to edge the Grizzlies, 92-78. GBHS picked up points by winning two of the three relays, but the Devils got the overall victory behind strong performances from Wade […]

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DHS girls swim away from Granite Bay

When two of the top girls swimming teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section matched up at Granite Bay on Tuesday, it was quite clear who had the deeper pool. No, not Arroyo, the local home venue. Davis High used its deeper pool of talent to swim past the Grizzlies, 106-64. The Blue Devils had more wins […]

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Tradition-rich Stanford gears up for Aggies

If you’re a UC Davis fan, look away. Here’s the Stanford women’s basketball résumé. * Two-time national champions. * Pac-10 queens again this season. * Winners of 23 straight games. * Stopped Connecticut’s 90-game win streak. * Coached by Hall of Famer Tara VanDerveer. *Winners of 61 consecutive home games. What? Stop? Did we mention […]

DHS girls stick it to Northgate with big second half

Playing in a cold drizzle at Halden Field on Tuesday night, the Davis High varsity girls lacrosse team finally warmed up in the second half against Northgate. When the Blue Devils did pick up steam, they outscored the Broncos by 12 after the intermission on their way to a 16-3 victory to improve their overall […]

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DHS ski team earns fourth state championship

Not only did Davis High win its fourth state ski title in the past four seasons, the young Blue Devil schussers served notice for the future. Entering the California shootout at Northstar earlier this month, the perennially strong flatlanders qualified 13 girls and boys for finals competition. Only ONE of the slalom dandies was in […]

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DHS girls snowboard team on the podium at state championship

The Davis High School girls varsity snowboard team placed third out of 30 teams in the state competition on March 6-8 at Northstar-at-Tahoe resort. Although no Blue Devils were in the top 10 spots for their individual efforts, the combined team score of 630 points was enough to put the girls on the podium as […]

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Simpson deserves all this Aggie magic

DANCING WITH THE STARS … I suspect there’s not a single person who knows Sandy Simpson who isn’t genuinely thrilled that the longtime Aggie women’s basketball coach will finally be taking his talented team to the Big Dance … even his opposing coaches in the Big West have to be pleased that Simpson and his […]

Thornton leads Kings past Warriors

SACRAMENTO — Marcus Thornton and Samuel Dalembert did their best to deny the Golden State Warriors another memorable fourth-quarter comeback in what might have been their last game in Sacramento. Thornton and Dalembert had career scoring nights with 42 and 27 points and the Kings jumped out to a big, early lead and held on […]

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Sports briefs: DHS golfers complete a strong stretch

Coming off of a sparkling fifth-place finish against some of the best high school golf squads in Northern California at the two-day Father Barry Junior Masters Tournament that ended Saturday, Davis High’s boys got right back on the course — with strong results. Despite playing 54 holes over four days, and missing key player Scott […]

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