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Alliance roundup: Earthquakes remain unbeaten with 4-1 victory

The Davis Earthquakes — an Alliance U15 girls soccer team — beat the Tracy Real United, 4-1, at the Tracy Sports Complex on Saturday. With the win, Davis stayed in first place in its division of the Sacramento Youth Soccer League with an 8-0-1 record. The first Earthquake goal was scored when Montse Ambriz dribbled the ball up […]

Despite report, Tumey is not in Fresno State AD mix

UC Davis Athletics Director Terry Tumey is not a candidate for the Fresno State AD’s job, despite a Sunday report in the Fresno Bee that suggested otherwise. A 15-member search team hopes to replace former Fresno State Athletic Director Thomas Boeh — who was reassigned by school President Joseph Castro three months ago — sometime in the next couple of months, […]

AYSO roundup: Beans come from nowhere to win U19 title

It’s playoff time in Davis AYSO as many division championships have been decided. Here’s a look at last weekend’s whirlwind action … U19 boys Beans 2, Big Blue 0 — Despite defeating only one team in the regular season, the Beans capped their improbable Cinderella run with a dominating performance to win the AYSO Tournament Championship […]

Rocklin slips past DHS in tennis semifinals

Knowing that her team had taken seven of nine matches in a contest against Rocklin last month, Davis High girls tennis coach Sally Hosley warned the Blue Devils that Tuesday’s rematch — which came in the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals — would be a much harder task. The Thunder lived up to Hosley’s expectations, and eventually eliminated […]

DHS boys get past Granite Bay in pool playoffs

LODI — It’s a familiar story in playoff games no matter the sport: With the opponent’s adrenaline flowing early on, it’s tough for the favorite to pull away early. But eventually, the more talented squad puts the hammer down. Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section boys water polo quarterfinal contest at Tokay High followed that same script, with […]

Devils send St. Mary’s packing in girls water polo

LODI — In a game that Davis High coach Doug Wright said could have been a semifinal matchup, the Blue Devils eliminated St. Mary’s, 8-3, in a Sac-Joaquin Section girls water polo quarterfinal on Tuesday at Tokay High. The two teams played even through the first half — it was 2-2 after one quarter and […]

Mark Braly: Swimming in the dark takes discipline

What kind of people get up at 5 a.m., go jump in a swimming pool and swim hard for an hour? Masochists? Over-achievers? Masters of the universe? To find out, I got up at 5 a.m. to ask a few of them. I had not swum before dawn since the turn of the current century […]

Deep, experienced and hungry, UCD women ready to roll

Fundamentals. Once in position, take a good shot. Play strong defense. Hit the boards hard. Box out every time. “At our team retreat, we talked about those things and what it’s going to take to be the ones standing on the ladder at the end in the Honda Center,” UC Davis women’s basketball coach Jennifer […]

Aggressive Aggies are home for 4 straight volleyball matches

After last weekend’s sweep at UC Riverside, the UC Davis women’s volleyball team this week starts a string of four important Big West home matches. The Aggies (13-11, 8-3) entertain Cal State Fullerton (7-17, 1-10) on Thursday at 7 p.m., before wading into deep water on Saturday against UC Irvine (2 p.m.), No. 20 Long Beach State on Nov. 20 […]

Davis finishes strong on the links

SALINAS — With her team already playing deeper into the postseason than any Davis High girls golf squad ever had, Blue Devil senior Emily Masiel nearly put some icing on that cake. On Monday at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch golf course in Salinas, Masiel led the way as DHS finished ninth at the CIF […]

UCD men ready to take healthy Big West jump

Will this season be the giant leap forward that UC Davis men’s basketball fans have been waiting more than a decade for? It was all the way back in Division II days that the Aggies last had a winning season (18-9 in 2003-04). Coach Jim Les — whose three-year UCD record is a don’t-tell-mom 28-65 — […]

Sports briefs: Gross is one of eight Aggies on Big West men’s soccer teams

After reaching the Big West Conference playoffs this fall, the UC Davis men’s soccer team saw eight players recognized on the all-league squads, which were announced on Friday. Aggie seniors Matt Sheldon, Brian Ford and Ramon Martin Del Campo were all named to the All-Big West Second Team, while sophomore goalie Armando Quezada and juniors Lucas Mohageg […]

DHS tennis team grounds Eagles with Thunder looming

Last year, the Davis High girls’ postseason ride ended at the hands of Del Oro. On Monday afternoon at the Davis High Tennis Complex, the Blue Devils not only got revenge, but advanced in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs with a 7-2 win over the Golden Eagles. The DHS victory set the locals up to host Rocklin in a […]

El Macero practice facility to aid UCD and member golfers

It was a festive afternoon at El Macero Country Club as the John and Diane Watson Short Game Training Center was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting Sunday. And the celebrations should continue far into the future. Golfers — El Macero members and the women’s and men’s teams at UC Davis — now have access to the multi-dimensional […]

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