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Wall leads Wizards to a big victory over Sacramento

WASHINGTON — Wizards coach Randy Wittman felt a little guilty about his halftime approach Saturday night. Whatever it was, it worked. John Wall tied his season high with 31 points and added 12 assists, Paul Pierce scored 17 points, and the Wizards rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings, 113-97. “I […]

Blue Devils’ valiant effort isn’t enough to top San Ramon Valley

The Davis High School girls lacrosse team knew it would take a lot to beat San Ramon Valley, the lacrosse powerhouse from Danville. And while the Blue Devils dropped the Friday night matchup with the Wolves, 13-9, at Brown Stadium, DHS head coach Jenn Morris was satisfied with her squad’s performance. “We took a lot of positives […]

UCD women provide tourney spark before losing

ANAHEIM — When a team loses its last five regular-season games, not much should be expected going into tournament play. Once fighting for a No. 2 seed (and consecutive Big West Conference tourney byes), the UC Davis women then looked like they were in huge trouble when leading scorer Sydnee Fipps went down with a knee […]

DYSA event opens spring season

Fancy team banners were on display and high-fives were given by UC Davis mascot Gunrock and the Lady Demons traveling squad as the Davis Youth Softball Association celebrated Opening Day on Saturday at Playfields Park. The first games of the spring were played before and after the event, which also featured Mayor Dan Wolk throwing […]

Davis Little League celebrates Opening Day

With the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh entertaining the crowd, Davis Little Leaguers were visited by the UC Davis and Davis High baseball teams and Mayor Dan Wolk as the organization celebrated its Opening Day on Saturday, then played the first games of the spring. 0315DLL1W 0315DLL2W 0315DLL3W 0315DLL4W 0315DLL5

Despite losing seniors, Aggie women look to future

The Aggie women are going to miss their Big Three. * Sydnee Fipps, with her 1,636 points, leaves as UC Davis’ No. 2 all-time leading scorer. * Kelsey Harris, who tied her own single-season record for 3-pointers with 86, made her mark. * Brianna Salvatore’s game at point guard kept getting better and better until […]

Blackhawks blow out Sharks

SAN JOSE — The Chicago Blackhawks used a two-game trip with their dads in tow to end quite a few scoring droughts. Patrick Sharp scored his first two goals since January and Duncan Keith also got his first in more than a month to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks, 6-2, on […]

Ugly incidents mar ‘friendly’ between Republic and UCD

What began as both literally and figuratively a friendly match Saturday between Sacramento Republic FC and the UC Davis men’s soccer team quickly turned ugly, forcing the abandonment of the game in the 66th minute after Republic head coach Preki pulled his players off the field. Tensions had risen earlier in the game when Sacramento assistant […]

Niemi has another strong outing in Sharks win

SAN JOSE — Antti Niemi is playing his best hockey at the most important time of the season for the San Jose Sharks. Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville for the second time this season, and Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal late in the second period to lead the Sharks to a […]

Sports briefs: Clancy comes up big as DHS track team rolls

Feeling comfortable in the confines of Brown Stadium, Davis High’s Kyle Clancy won four events to lead his the Blue Devils to victories over Pleasant Grove and Grant at the first Delta League meet of the season. Clancy’s wins in the 110 hurdles (15.03), the high jump (6-07), long jump (21-08.25) and triple jump (42-08.25) helped the DHS […]

Adenrele starts the ball rolling as UCD men win tourney opener

ANAHEIM — J.T. Adenrele’s physical lay-in with 7:07 left gave UC Davis its first lead Thursday and prompted the Aggies to go on to a 71-67 victory over stubborn CSUN on Day 1 of the Big West Conference men’s basketball tournament at the Honda Center. The country’s ninth-ranked mid-major, UCD battled back from an 11-point, second-period deficit […]

Chico is no match for Blue Devil boys

With the Delta League opener looming next week, the Davis High boys volleyball team wanted to look solid in its second-to-last tune up, Thursday’s home match against Chico. And the Blue Devils looked better than that, pounding the Panthers in four games, 25-15, 25-18, 23-25, 25-12. “I think (Thursday) we served really tough and (Chico) has a really […]

Mercurio shares his cycling story at Davis events

Ever since his childhood days in Southern California, Ken Mercurio has had a bicycle as a buddy. Whether riding to school or blazing around his Hawthorne neighborhood during the summer, Ken always seemed to be peddling somewhere. Over the years, Mercurio got serious about his cycling. He loved the open road. Endurance cycling was his […]

Youngsters start diamond play this weekend

The crack of the bat once again will be commonplace throughout the community after Saturday’s opening-day ceremonies for both Davis Little League and Davis Youth Softball League. Beginning with a parade from North Davis Elementary to the DLL complex, local baseballers and their families will kick off the 61st Little League season in town. Meanwhile, […]

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