Youth soccer roundup: AYSO Explosion lives up to its name

There was another busy weekend for local American Youth Soccer Organization teams and members of the Davis Alliance Soccer Academy. Here’s a look back at some of the action … AYSO U10 girls Explosion 5, Sharks 1 — The Explosion came out with some fire in their bellies and went up 3-0 in the first […]

UCD women get set for Big West soccer slate

The UC Davis women’s soccer team is 7-3-1. The victory total represents the most nonconference wins in the program’s eight-year Division I history. In scoring 14 goals thus far, the Aggies have already tallied three more than in all of 2014. The seven victories are two more than in last year’s 5-11-3 effort. And now, with two Big West […]

A’s/Giants roundup: San Francisco beats L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Greinke and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers were denied a playoff-clinching party for at least another day, losing to the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, on pinch hitter Alejandro De Aza’s 12th-inning sacrifice fly Monday night. Andre Ethier hit a tying groundout in the top of the ninth, then the rivals […]

Sports briefs: Wildcats to host open gym

The NorCal Wildcats AAU basketball program will host an open gym for boys and girls in grades five through eight this Sunday and next Sunday (Oct. 11) at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Those days, fifth- and sixth-grade boys will play from 10 to 11 a.m., seventh- and eighth-grade boys go from 11:15 a.m. to […]

Davis footballers have a huge hole to fill

With just about eight minutes left in the second quarter of the Davis High football team’s 55-0 loss to Elk Grove on Friday, star running back Cole Morse took a direct snap and ran toward the right sideline for a 10-yard gain and a first down. Morse was hit a bit high on the tackle, but […]

Devil girls dominate Mustangs

In some outings, the challenge comes more from within instead of from the opponent. That was the case on Monday at the Davis High Tennis Complex, as the Blue Devil girls hosted Monterey Trail, a struggling Delta League foe. In DHS’ 9-0 win, coach Sally Hosley was impressed with her players’ focus. “I was proud […]

DHS boys capture a key league match

ELK GROVE — Playing on the road against a Pleasant Grove squad that Davis High is in competition with for a Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer playoff spot, the Blue Devils were up to the task on Monday night. DHS edged the Eagles, 3-2, to get back to .500 for the season (5-5-3) and in Delta […]

UCD roundup: Corfee plays well as Aggie golfers take fifth

Junior Ben Corfee shot an even-par 71 over the final 18 holes to finish at 1-under for the tournament, while senior Patrick Soli finished at 1-under for the day, helping the UC Davis men’s golf team end up fifth at the Windon Memorial Classic in Glencoe, Ill. Corfee and Soli each posted top-20 finishes, ending the […]

In the Clubhouse: ‘Tin Cup’ facility drives on in northwest Davis

Off County Road 99, north of Covell Boulevard, there’s a little dirt path. It’s just wide enough for two vehicles to pass in opposite directions. At the end of the dust sits an operations center (converted from an old storage container), a straight row of tee pads and a seasonally themed driving range. While it’s […]

At 0-4, Aggie football season full of dichotomies

After another tough day at the office last Saturday, the smoke has cleared from a 31-24 UC Davis football loss at North Dakota. The Aggies have started 0-4 — the program’s worst beginning since the 1960 UCD squad lost its first seven games and went 0-8-1. This empty beginning is enough for some longtime Aggie supporters […]

Junior Blue Devils: Local U14 squad pounds out a 38-0 victory

The Davis Junior Blue Devils’ U14 team rolled to a 38-0 victory over Monterey Trail on Saturday at Brown Stadium. The game started dramatically when defensive back Payne Barksdale intercepted a fourth-down pass, returning it 25 yards to set up his own 28-yard scoring run. In between Barksdale’s heroics, Taylor Vaughn broke off a 34-yarder. Teddy […]

UCD roundup: Aggie men fall to second-ranked Stanford at Schaal

The UC Davis men’s water polo team stayed close early before No. 2 Stanford pulled away for an 18-6 win during Aggie Roundup action on Saturday at Schaal Aquatic Center. Earlier in the day, the 10th-ranked Aggies (7-5) defeated Diablo Valley College, 18-8, in an exhibition game. Six different UCD players scored one goal each, while […]

Jesuit takes first leg of Causeway Classico

SACRAMENTO — Watched by the biggest crowd it’ll likely play in front of all season, the Davis High boys soccer team looked nothing like it did in a pair of mid-week winless games. Though that winless streak continued with a 2-1 loss to Jesuit on Saturday night at Capital Christian High, the underdog Blue Devils (4-5-3, […]

Republic eliminated in first round of playoffs

SACRAMENTO — It’s not going to be back-to-back USL titles for the Sacramento Republic FC, which dropped a 1-0 match to the visiting L.A. Galaxy II in Saturday’s playoff opener at Bonney Field. L.A. scored the only goal of the game in the 12th minute, when Republic defender Emrah Klimenta was called for a foul against Los […]