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UCD roundup: Aggies start men’s golf season off with two strong rounds

Luke Vivolo led the way with a second-round 69 as the UC Davis men’s golf team opened the fall portion of its season on Monday, playing the first two rounds of the Southwestern Intercollegiate at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. The Aggies (25-over) were in seventh place after shooting a 14-over 298 in the opening […]

Sports briefs: Wildcats host free open gyms

NorCal Wildcats basketball club will host free open gym for girls and boys in grades 3-7 on Sundays, Sept. 21 and 28, at Holmes Junior High, 1221 Drexel Drive in Davis. Everyone is welcome — current Wildcats as well as anyone who might be interested in trying out for the winter season. Wildcats coaches and staff will […]

UCD foes: now they see Jermale, now they don’t

Ask Fort Lewis players what Jermale Jefferson looks like and they’ll probably have a tough time providing a description. But mention No. 18 and they’ll say “Oh, yeah. That guy.” You see, UC Davis’ 5-foot-10, 170-pound freshman receiver mostly showed the visiting Skyhawks the back of his jersey during Saturday’s 52-17 victory. Aggie coach Ron Gould hinted […]

Perez, Williams shine in Devil football opener

When linebacker Brendan MacDonald graduated last spring after three standout Davis High football seasons, Blue Devils fans were left wondering who would fill that void. DHS may have found that player in Friday night’s 25-17 season-opening loss to River Valley: linebacker Ishmael Perez — a sophomore who looks like he could be a force for years to […]

DHS field hockey team continues to dominate

Even if visiting Corning got a point for each time it controlled the ball on the Davis High side of the field in Monday’s 6-0 Blue Devil victory at Brown Stadium, DHS probably still would have won by a wide margin. The Cardinals staved off the inevitable Devil onslaught for a mere 70 seconds before Darby […]

Junior Blue Devils split league contests

WOODLAND — The Davis Junior Blue Devils split four Sacramento Youth League games with Laguna Creek during a day of football in Woodland on Saturday. Meanwhile, the local U11 squad dropped a tough road decision at Inderkum in a nonleague outing. Here’s a look at the action … U12 Junior Midgets The Blue Devils rolled to a […]

Mark Braly: DAM swimmers end summer in record fashion

Led by Sarah Hernandez, 30, and 60-year-old John Thayer, 15 different DAM swimmers helped set 25 new 50-meter course club records at the End-of-Summer Splash last month at Schaal Aquatic Center. Hernandez set five new benchmarks, with Thayer adding four record swims. The other swimmers to put their names in the books included first-ever record-setters Juliana Bremer, […]

Baseball roundup: A’s rally in the ninth

OAKLAND — Jed Lowrie hit a game-ending RBI single in Oakland’s three-run ninth inning, sending the Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Lowrie, Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp had two hits apiece as Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak. The Athletics were six games back of the AL West-leading Angels […]

Quick Aggie strikes leave Skyhawks twisting in win

Some fans swear they heard quacking at Aggie Stadium during Saturday night’s 52-17 swamping of Fort Lewis. So quick and proficient was the UC Davis offense — none of seven touchdown “drives” took more than 3:23 — that the locals looked (save the uniforms) like the breakneck offense of Oregon. Before an entertained crowd of 3,597, UCD […]

Sports briefs: Sacramento drops its regular-season finale

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Republic FC comeback attempt fell just short on Saturday as LA Galaxy II prevented the locals from completing an undefeated regular-season record at Bonney Field. In its final match before hosting a playoff game next Saturday, the Republic lost to L.A., 2-1, in front of a sellout home crowd. Sacramento started out […]

UCD notebook: Finally, some turnovers forced

With six turnovers forced in just two games, UC Davis is waaaay ahead of where it was a year ago in terms of blowing up opponents’ offenses. Aggie corner Shamawn Wright says taking the ball away is something he and his colleagues work on every day in practice. “(Defensive coordinator Bert) Watts harps on that […]

UCD roundup: Aggies get first field hockey win

It had to travel to St. Louis to do it, but the UC Davis women’s field hockey team picked up its first victory of the season on Saturday — 3-1 over the host Billikens at Soccer Park — and got new coach Tiffany Husiman her first win at the Aggie helm. In a contest that […]

Hat trick hero helps DHS boys post comeback win

For the third time in three games, the Davis High boys soccer team got off to a rough start when it conceded a goal just four minutes into Saturday night’s contest against Del Campo at Yudin Field. However, when senior D.J. Villegas scored a personal hat trick as part of four local goals in the first seven […]

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