Barn-burner sees UCD men come up short at Sac State

SACRAMENTO — Aggie fans are glad there will be a men’s basketball rematch between UC Davis and Sacramento State. After Tuesday, there is a score to settle. On a night when officials whistled 54 fouls, the Hornets survived and recorded an 84-79 victory over visiting UCD. A standing-room-only crowd of 1,472 fans in the cozy, old […]

Aggies get one final victory for the seniors

It couldn’t have ended any other way. No one at The Pavilion looked surprised when the last point of the 2015 UC Davis women’s volleyball 2015 season came off the right hand of senior Kaylin Squyres. When Squyres smashed a hit off a pair of would-be Cal Poly blockers to give the Aggies a 23-25, 25-11, […]

DHS harriers have high hopes as they head to state meet

There is some ranking information that Davis High can look at heading into Saturday’s CIF State Cross Country Championships, but for the talented Blue Devil girls and the gritty DHS boys, those are just starting points. For the Devil girls, confidence is high as they add two-time state champion senior Fiona O’Keeffe to a squad […]

Five Aggies earn Big Sky honorable mentions

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp was named Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year while Southern Utah end James Cowser took top defensive honors, league officials announced Tuesday. Five UC Davis players were accorded honorable mentions, but the Aggies (2-9 overall, 2-6 Big Sky) were the only team with no one placed on […]

Dunning: Stanford should be able to stop Notre Dame

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over NOTRE DAME … the Cardinal has way too much defense for an Irish team that is struggling on offense. Plus, with Hogan and McCaffrey shining on offense, Stanford will roll. Trust me on this. CAL over ARIZONA STATE … the up-and-down Bears finish the regular season on […]

Sports briefs: Aggies add six softball recruits

Lucia Gargicevich-Almeida, Marissa Jauregui, Katie Kibby, Francesca Mendoza, Madison Rojas and Alexis Villalobos are the newest members of the UC Davis softball program after each submitted a National Letter of Intent during the fall signing period. “We are so excited to add such athleticism and competitiveness to our team with the signing of our 2016 class,” […]

Legacy finally falters in Open Cup bid

SAN FRANCISCO — Seeking to become what would have likely been the first team from Davis to qualify for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the Davis Legacy fell, 4-3, in heartbreaking fashion at the hands of its NorCal Adult Premier League rival, San Francisco City FC, on Sunday. The Legacy, a fourth-division club, earlier […]

Doherty’s birthday performance, Johnson’s hustle leads UCD win

Birthday girl Alyson Doherty blew out the Air Force candles, allowing her UC Davis teammates to each get a piece of the 66-40 victory cake Monday at The Pavilion. Scoring 18 points on her 21st birthday, Doherty was again the catalyst as the Aggie women’s basketball team ran its modest win streak to two in dominating […]

Hornets outlast Kings in overtime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker put the Charlotte Hornets in prime position for a big win when he made a driving one-handed scoop layup with 0.7 seconds left in regulation. “Yeah, I thought it was over,” Walker said with a smile. Instead, Sacramento scored on an alley-oop inbounds play, forcing Walker and the Hornets to […]

In the Clubhouse: It’s time to fly over to Wild Wings

You know those challenging, changeable nine holes out at Wild Wings Golf Club in Woodland? It is one of those surprise packages that area golfers still haven’t completely discovered. At 3,157 yards from the championship tees, this 10-year-old layout is one of the longest nine-hole courses in California. But part of the beauty of Wild Wings […]

Big Sky sends three to FCS postseason

Big Sky Conference champion Southern Utah (8-3, 7-1) hosts Sam Houston State in the first round of the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision playoffs this weekend. The 17th-ranked Thunderbirds join No. 5 Portland State and No. 16 Montana in the field, meaning that for the 30th time in the past 32 seasons, the Big Sky will see at least […]

Sports briefs: LaFranchise, Laughlin lead Aggies in the pool

Competing on the platform for the first time this season, UC Davis senior Lucy Lafranchise scored a 181.45 to finish 11th overall and pace the Aggie diving team on the final day of the 2015 Wildcat Invitational at the Hillenbrand Aquatics Center in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday. A three-time NCAA Zone E qualifier who was […]

UCD men come up just short of WWPA title

COLORADO SPRINGS —  It was a defensive battle when the ninth-ranked UC Davis men and No. 16 UC San Diego matched up in the Western Water Polo Association Championship game on Sunday at Cadet Natatorium on campus at the Air Force Academy. Both goalkeepers excelled, with Aggie sophomore Spencer Creed posting 11 saves. But Triton […]

Sports briefs: Two tennis standouts sign with UCD

Three UC Davis teams announced their fall recruiting classes last week, including the Aggie women’s tennis squad, which saw Kristina Breisacher and Nikita Pradeep sign National Letters of Intent. Breisacher, from Santa Margarita Catholic High in Mission Viejo, is a four-star recruit who is ranked 106th in the nation. Pradeep has never lost a singles match while playing […]