Davis will wave as Tour of California passes it by

Back in 2010, Davis was climbing to the top of the cycling world. The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame had just moved here from New Jersey, and the Amgen Tour of California was starting a stage of the race downtown for the second straight year. The city’s redevelopment agency was helping fund the future of the […]

Lady Blue Devils back in control with win over Franklin, 74-57

A possible season-defining home win isn’t a bad way to celebrate your 16th birthday. But then neither is going 7-of-12 from 3-Point Land in a 27-point performance. Just ask Blue Devil sophomore Kelsey Forrester, who led Davis to a comfortable 74-57 victory over visiting Franklin in a crucial Delta League outing on Friday. Playing in the […]

Devil boys go flat in second half, share cellar

ELK GROVE — For a while Friday night, the Davis High boys basketball team had things rolling downhill. A good defensive first half and some balanced scoring helped the Blue Devils build a 33-26 intermission lead. But for the umpteenth time this season, DHS fell flat in the second half and suffered a 71-61 defeat at […]

Brown, dramatic finish carry Aggie gymnasts

While they seem back on track, the UC Davis gymnasts weren’t exactly on the beam Friday night. Nonetheless, before an appreciative home crowd of almost 1,000 at The Pavilion, the Aggie women used a dazzling performance by Alexis Brown to nip San Jose State in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown. UCD’s 194.375 was its […]

Steeg moved Super Bowl halftime dial

Like the vast majority of football fans worldwide, the man generally credited with making and developing the extravaganza we know as the Super Bowl will watch the game from home. No one knows the inner Super Bowl workings better than Boston native Jim Steeg, whose 35-year NFL career included 26 in charge of the league’s […]

Furious rally comes up short for Aggie women, 80-73

RIVERSIDE — Aggie freshman Morgan Bertsch finished with 20 points while helping lead a too-little-too-late UC Davis comeback before falling, 80-73, to first-place UC Riverside in a battle of two of the Big West Conference’s top teams on Thursday night at the SRC Arena. At one point in the second half, the Aggies were facing a 22-point deficit. […]

Lackluster Aggie men lose at Fullerton, 61-57

FULLERTON — UC Davis men could have done without the Titans’ Khalil Ahmad. In a gnawing 61-57 Big West Conference defeat, the visiting Aggies time and again overcame Cal State Fullerton bursts, but just couldn’t get past Ahmad’s contributions on Thursday night. After falling behind midway through the second half, each time the Aggies looked […]

Pentathlon to return to Davis April 3

For the second consecutive year, the unique, and ancient, competition that is the pentathlon returns to Davis on April 3. Combining the skills that a 19th century warrior was thought to require: running, swimming, shooting, fencing and horseback riding, the modern version of the event  in Davis features all but equestrian (due to the immense skill […]

Haynes as classy, concerned as ever

Mike Haynes has always stood up for what he felt was important. When the Sullivan family — one-time owners of the New England Patriots — tried to do things on the cheap, the NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Haynes held out, supported other teammates, but eventually got a ticket to Oakland. This year, as the […]

DHS boys hit buzz saw at Sheldon, 88-64

ELK GROVE — “They just came out firing.” Unfortunately for Davis High, “they” were the Sheldon Huskies and by the time the Blue Devil boys recovered on Wednesday, Sheldon was ahead 28-12 and the locals soon would be 1-9 in Delta League play. “That first quarter really did us in,” DHS coach Dan Gonzalez explained after losing […]

Collective efforts land UC Davis football a bountiful crop

Sometimes it takes a village. Speaking before a standing-room-only gathering Wednesday of athletic staff members, football benefactors and Aggie Nation faithful, UC Davis coach Ron Gould praised a programwide effort in landing 16 recruits who “can help lead us into championship contention in the years ahead.” Defensive coordinator Bert Watts told The Enterprise that Aggie […]

DHS freshmen rolling along at 12-9

The Davis High boys freshman basketball squad has been cruising along with a 12-9 overall mark, going 5-4 in the rugged Delta League. Roster members Adam Dapkewicz, Henry Siegler, Kobe Standefer, Lance Prussel, Kevin Coleman, Mathew Uriarte, Jalen Rosario, Rayan Tilmatine, Erik Lengtat, Nate Ade, Aidan Doms, Peyton Early, Casey Freese and Will Ziegler have […]

Playoff implications for Lady Devils’ game with Franklin

Thank you, Monterey Trail. While the Davis High girls were overcoming a particularly pesky Sheldon on Wednesday, the Mustangs brought Franklin down a notch. The Lady Blue Devils’ 68-59 victory — coupled with the Wildcats’ 53-50 loss at Monterey Trail — means DHS can go after that all-important fourth-place Delta League tie with Franklin when the […]

British standout Nichol commits to UCD women’s soccer

If you’re a UC Davis women’s soccer fan, the past five months should make you want to do backflips. Finishing the 2015 season at 10-7-2 — the second-best Division I record for these Aggies — UCD posted wins over the Mountain West Conference three-time reigning champ San Diego State, West Coast Conference foe St. Mary’s […]