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Turnovers, shooting do in Aggie men, 57-48

The game was over. Uneven basketball, to say the least. Long Beach State had just beaten UC Davis, 57-48. As 49ers coach Dan Monson provided a post-game handshake with UCD’s Jim Les, he told the Aggie, “We just set basketball back 10 years.” The Big West Conference crucial sent LBSU home with a 14-12, 8-3 record while the […]

Republic narrowly fall to MLS side in first exhibition

SACRAMENTO — It may not have excited the fans, but Sacramento Republic FC’s season-opening performance showed that the club is ready to move on after an off-season in which most of the major contributors in the club’s history moved on to other opportunities. With a lineup featuring just four players who were on the inaugural Republic roster […]

Aggie bats break out, pitching remains strong

Ahhhh… Offense. After leaving too many runners on base Friday, UC Davis came up with timely and more solid hitting in topping Cal State Bakersfield, 7-1, in a dark-shortened Aggie Kick-Off softball game. Kelly Zboralske’s two hits and two runs batted in were catalysts as the locals exploded for five runs in the first two frames. “That […]

UC Davis women’s water polo advances in San Diego tournament

Water polo A career-high game in the goal and a hat trick in the field put No.7 UC Davis over No. 9 UC Irvine Saturday night in San Diego, 12-6 Junior goalkeeper Olivia Husted tallied a career-high 18 saves with just six goals allowed while junior center Carla Tocchini posted a hat trick to lift […]

Score doesn’t tell Davis High basketball story

  The final score Friday night read 71-66 in favor of Grant High. But, as usual, the scoreboard failed to tell the full story of the game for the Blue Devils. Lost in those numbers was the effort put forth — and adversity faced — by the Davis High basketball team on its Senior Night. Just as the […]

Not close this time as Aggies roll Titans, 80-56

Believe it or not, UC Davis trailed 28-26 — but once the alarm went off, the Aggies provided postseason-worthy basketball for most of the last 22 minutes in an 80-56 shellacking of visiting Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. But there was early cause for concern… Titan Jade Vega’s basket with 2:25 until intermission put The […]

Belenis’ Lady Blue Devils era nears the end

Four seasons as a starting performer on a varsity team is no small feat. Then, if you get a start nod for three more years in another sport — and earn a Division I scholarship… Well. impressive might be an understatement. However, if you’re Davis High’s Anna Belenis, you’ve checked the box for both of those accomplishments. Anna Belenis, […]

Lady Blue Devils need the final win for postseason

Not quite there… On a night the Lady Blue Devils hoped to have clinched a postseason appointment, it was Franklin High that ruined any celebrations. Despite Davis rolling at Grant, 68-31 — and Monterey Trail getting knocked out by first-place Jesuit — those pesky Wildcats upset Elk Grove, 48-42, staying in the race for fourth place in […]

Batting cages will open for the season on Saturday

The city-operated batting cages at Playfields Park in South Davis will reopen for the season on Saturday, Feb. 20, weather permitting. The cages will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 28. Hours will expand on Monday, Feb. 29, to 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 […]

Out-hustled, UCD men fall to Santa Barbara, 72-66

“You tell me we’re going to shoot 43 (percent) from the floor and make 11 threes against the match-up zone, I’m thinking we’re walking out of here happy.” Those were the words of UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les after his Aggies fell behind 12-3 early, led only once in the game and ultimately […]

She’s baaaaaack: Nagel breaks out as Aggie depth gets deeper

A concussion and an illness put sophomore Rachel Nagel on the sidelines for more than a month. Little by little, UC Davis coach Jennifer Gross saw the range, the spark, the athleticism returning. In the past three weeks, Nagel has been eased back into the fray. On Wednesday night, the 5-foot-10 swingman from La Palma […]

Lady Blue Devils in stretch drive for postseason berth

Still in control of their postseason hopes, the Lady Blue Devils play at Grant tonight before coming home to Senior Night next Tuesday versus Monterey Trail. Davis High needs to finish alone in fourth place in the uber-competitive Delta League. (Even a fourth-place tie with Franklin would send DHS to the Sac-Joaquin playoffs. Remember, Davis […]

DHS home finale signals end of an era for former Wildcats

When the Davis High boys take on Grant today it marks the last home game for the 12 Blue Devil seniors. Senior Night also marks the end of an era that stretches back to elementary school. Every one of those 12 seniors played for the Davis Wildcats AAU basketball team. Some have played together since third grade, while others joined […]

Don’t call DHS coach Stapleton ‘retired’ … not yet

It’s been more than a decade since Tara Stapleton has come home and seen her husband already in the house, much less saying things like “there’s a good movie on tonight” or “what should we do for dinner?” You see, longtime aquatics mentor Tracy Stapleton is cutting back. No, he’s not retired retired. The Davis […]

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