It’s finally game day as Aggies open Thursday at Nevada

Spring practice is done and the summer training camp is completed. Now, all that’s left for the UC Davis football team is to strap on the pads, take the field and hit somebody. When UCD’s season opens Thursday night at 7 p.m., that field will be inside the 30,000-seat Mackey Stadium (Reno) and the guys the […]

Visiting Reno outslugs Sacramento at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats hit a pair of home runs on Tuesday, but the two solo shots didn’t generate enough scoring in a 5-2 loss to the Reno Aces at Raley Field. Reno (67-70) also hit two homers, a Cody Ransom two-run shot in the fourth and a three-run dinger by Jamie Romak […]

A consistent DHS defense could be dangerous

It was an up-and-down 2014 season for the Davis High defense. Despite the tumult, the Blue Devils showed a great amount of promise and potential at various times throughout the year, and a large number of younger players made major impacts. Now, in 2015, those players return with a chance to build on that potential […]

Devil volleyball team drops match in Woodland

WOODLAND — Playing in Woodland for the second consecutive night, the Davis High girls volleyball team couldn’t find the same result, falling to the host Wolves in four sets on Tuesday. The 21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-22 loss came a day after the Blue Devils (1-1) swept Pioneer in a CIF Foundation Match, and is the […]

UCD men’s water polo starts against defending champ UCLA

Quick. Get the yardstick. It won’t take long for the UC Davis men to see how they measure up. The Aggies open their water polo season Saturday with defending national champion UCLA as the locals get a stern, four-game test at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla. After the Bruins and Redlands, UCD splashes into action against Pepperdine and […]

Sports briefs: Local tennis pro plays in Avery Cup

Ann Pellow, a local tennis pro, is competing alongside 21 U.S. men and women against Great Britain in the biannual Avery Cup. This week at Wild Dunes Resort at Isle of Palms in South Carolina, the two countries are meeting for the 10th time to honor Ted Avery, a beloved member of the British International Club, who died […]

DHS girls want cross country section title, return to state podium

* Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a nine-part series previewing the Davis High fall sports. The Davis High girls cross country team has tasted success before. In 2013, it finished second in the state and qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals meet. Last year, all signs pointed to the Blue Devils equaling or even bettering that […]

Local pair skates for Team USA

For local roller hockey players Nicholas Leacox and Caleb Hermle, one event this summer marked the culmination of years of hard work. In fact, since both players learned the game from their siblings at an early age, their selection to represent the United States on a team that played in the Fédération Internationale Roller Sport […]

Giants/A’s roundup: Dodgers beat Giants in 14 innings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez singled in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 14th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants, 5-4, early Tuesday in the opener of a crucial series between the NL West’s top two teams. The first-place Dodgers’ lead increased to 4 ½ games […]

Blackburn does it all as Cats edge Aces at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — Starting their final homestand of the season off the right way, the Sacramento River Cats used a dominating all-around performance by Clayton Blackburn to stop the visiting Reno Aces, 1-0, on Monday night at Raley Field. Blackburn (9-4, 3.03) was perfect out of the gates, retiring the first 16 batters he faced […]

Devil offense plans a breakneck pace

The Davis High football team has, as a certain fighter pilot might say, a need for speed. It’s coach John Wiley’s second year at the helm of the program, and he’s instituting a new strategy when the Blue Devils have the ball: up-tempo offense. It’s a strategy that has become increasingly popular in all levels […]

Blue Devil net squad sweeps Pioneer

WOODLAND — Davis High girls volleyball junior Karlie Kijanka just keeps getting better, and her all-around performance in Monday’s three-game Foundation Match sweep at Pioneer proved that once again. Kijanka not only paced the Blue Devils (1-0) in kills with 10, but led an impressive DHS defense with 13 digs in the 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 victory. […]