Without Cousins, Kings fall to Heat

MIAMI — Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat Sacramento, 116-109, on Thursday night, taking advantage of Kings star DeMarcus Cousins’ one-game suspension. Cousins, averaging 30.8 points in his last five games, was suspended for hitting Atlanta’s Al Horford in the head with a forearm Wednesday night in the […]

UCD video guru Ornelas is one busy guy

There they once sat in the film room … The ol’ football coaches, huddled in a smoke-filled, dark enclosure. A noisy projector clicking and flickering while one poor assistant fought to stop the opponent’s game images at just the right moment — hoping the lens didn’t get too hot, melting that game-changing moment. The film exchange — […]

Classic is still a cause, despite records

SACRAMENTO — The Battle for the Basement — more popularly known as the Causeway Classic — apparently has lost none of its luster, despite the fact that UC Davis (1-9) and Sacramento State (2-8) football teams enter Hornet Stadium on Saturday with a total of three wins. There was little mention of the disappointing seasons at […]

Dunning: Cal gets an angry Stanford in Big Game

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over CAL … with all the emphasis on getting into the national championship playoff, this one must feel like a consolation prize for the deflated Cardinal, which seemed to have a clear path to the final four before tripping against Oregon. Probably a good time for a heated […]

Aggie men slam Sunbirds

While this one never really felt in doubt, visiting Fresno Pacific — despite its Division II stature — provided the UC Davis men’s basketball team with some tests that the locals plan to take forward. Playing before 1,088 fans at The Pavilion, the Aggies ran their record to 2-1 with a convincing 76-46 victory. But […]

The Soule of an athlete

As the name would suggest, a successful triathlete must be proficient in all three disciplines — swimming, running and biking. When Davis resident Janet Soule started doing triathlons, she had two of those down pat. But the experienced biker and runner had only recently taken up swimming. “For me, the hardest part of the triathlon is the swim,” […]

Youth roundup: Da Vinci disc squad comes up big

The Da Vinci Charter Academy ultimate frisbee program shined at a tournament in Napa late last month. Da Vinci’s A squad took third place out of 15 teams, while the B group earned second place in the consolation bracket. The local A team opened with a pair of impressive 9-1 victories then reached the semifinals by […]

Forget the records. Causeway Classic foes will mean business

Saturday has become The Season for the UC Davis and Sacramento State football teams. When the two foundering squads kick off at 2:30 p.m. at Hornet Stadium, the Causeway “Classic” will determine who dwells in the Big Sky Conference cellar. The fact that UCD and Sac State have but three wins between them will be forgotten — […]

DHS’ Doten, Wright lead large group of All-SJS honorees

After each team finished as the Sac-Joaquin Section runner-up this fall, the Davis High boys and girls water polo teams dominated when the year-end section awards were announced this week. Both CIF SJS Most Valuable Players were Blue Devils, as senior Kendall Doten and junior Cameron Wright took those awards. Earning spots on the all-section […]

Top player Grab highlights UCD’s league award winners

UC Davis senior utility Sean Grab captured Player of the Year honors and Aggie Sasa Antunovic won Freshman of the Year when the Western Water Polo Association announced its season-ending awards on Wednesday. The duo also made the All-WWPA first team, while UCD sophomore goalkeeper Spencer Creed and freshman attacker Ido Goldschmidt made the league’s second team. Additionally, Goldschmidt […]

JV/frosh roundup: Young DHS harriers win three section titles

The Davis High boys and girls underclass runners finished the 2015 cross country season with a hugely successful day at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships last Saturday. In five races at the Willow Hill course in Folsom, the Blue Devil underclass squads won three and added a second-place and a third-place finish. “Both of the JV […]

Sharks hold off Bruins

BOSTON — San Jose’s Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton made Boston pay for a string of penalties. They scored power-play goals just 25 seconds apart in the second period to put the Sharks ahead for good to beat the Bruins, 5-4, on Tuesday. “You’ve got to win them all kinds of different ways,” said San […]

UCD men’s tennis team gets some reinforcements

Southern California native David Goulak and Granite Bay standout Mitchell Iwahiro have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers with the UC Davis men’s tennis team. They are the first new recruits for the program since December 2013 as the Aggies did not lose a player from last year’s roster […]

Aggie swimmer Cheung honored by MPSF

UC Davis junior Hilvy Cheung was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com for the period ending Nov. 10. Unbeaten in the 100 and 200 butterfly this season, the junior from Fremont posted five victories in a two-day period when the Aggies swam at Utah (Nov. 6) and BYU (Nov. 7). Cheung won both fly distances […]