Sports briefs: UCD’s Runas captures a women’s golf title

VAIL, Colo. — UC Davis’ Demi Runas claimed medalist honors for the third time in her career by shooting a 1-under 71 on Wednesday at the Golfweek Conference Challenge. The win lifted the Aggie women’s golf team to runner-up honors at the event for the second straight year. The tournament came down to a duel […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devil golfers push through adversity to take second

Still adjusting to a lineup that is without standout JiHye Lee — and with fellow junior Kaity Honeychurch playing through illness — the Davis High girls golf team opened Delta Valley Conference play with a solid second-place finish. Contested at Bartley Cavanaugh golf course in Sacramento, DVC tournament No. 1 was won by Franklin, who […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils offense is life preserver against Grizzlies

Thank goodness for Blue Devil firepower … Otherwise, the Davis High boys water polo team would have found itself in deeper water than the Arroyo Park Pool on Wednesday afternoon. Hosting new Division I rival Granite Bay, DHS needed a baker’s dozen goals to overcome a shaky defense and prevail, 13-8. “Our defense needs a […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Europe tour prepares, bonds young UCD basketball squad

What’s better than going from seeing the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome to relaxing on the famous beaches of Nice, France? How about doing all of it while getting a jump start on the 2012 UC Davis men’s basketball season? At least that’s what the Aggies hope to get out of a 10-day […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Red Bulls rally for a tournament win

The Davis Red Bulls, a U10 boys soccer team, used a recommitment to teamwork at last weekend’s Sonoma Puma Harvest Cup, and the balanced performance resulted in four straight wins and a tournament championship. Working together to bring home the title were Davis’ Zevik Citron, Cameron DeMasi, Teagan Favorite, Jerry Godfryd, Jackson Isadore, Daniel Jauregui, […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

El Macero’s Younglove is taking a swing at USGA senior title

WEST CALDWELL, N.J. — There’s some magic in Dennis Younglove’s bag of tricks. The popular Davis golfer — a champion at El Macero Country Club — is about to see how hot those sticks can get as the 64-year-old ball-striker plays in Saturday’s 58th annual USGA Senior Amateur Championship at Mountain Ridge Country Club. Younglove qualified […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Sorensen soars in H-back role for DHS

On the football field, his coach sees him as a work in progress. On the basketball court, he’s the rare inside go-to guy on a team that loves to launch shots from other counties. In the classroom, he’s a hard-working student. Outside of Davis High, well, he’s free spirit Kevin Sorensen. After taking a year […]

September 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Baseball roundup: A’s get a big win over Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas — All it took was one big swing from George Kottaras to give the Oakland Athletics a much-needed victory against the team they’re chasing in the AL West. Kottaras hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning and the A’s moved within four games of the division lead by beating the first-place Texas […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Two Aggies earn NorPac weekly awards

Marissa Hughes, whose two goals at Pacific helped the UC Davis field hockey team rally for a win on Sunday, and Jamie Garcia, who led the Aggies with six points last week, were named the NorPac Conference Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. Hughes, a senior forward from Vista, was instrumental in UCD […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wright, Aggies nearly pulled off another comeback in SLO

Two years ago, quarterback Randy Wright and the UC Davis football team shocked Cal Poly with a stunning second-half comeback to claim the Golden Horseshoe trophy. When the Aggies returned to San Luis Obispo for Saturday’s game, the stage was set again … But this time, rather than relinquish a 22-point lead like they did […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Former Devil Reynolds continues in lofty soccer circles

By Evan Ream SAN FRANCISCO — Sam Reynolds is sitting alone in his spartan 24th-story apartment — answering phone calls and sending out emails. He is busy helping his clients navigate the hectic world of professional soccer. Working for PROficient sports agency, Reynolds is there to make sure all is well on the pitch, even if […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils show singles dominance in beating Wildcats

Though it’s usually astounding depth that helps the Davis High girls tennis team cruise to easy Delta Valley Conference wins, it’s fun for the Blue Devils to flex their top-end muscles once in a while. That was the case on Tuesday at Franklin, as DHS lost a total of 13 games in winning all six […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devils open DVC play with a win

With the first week of Delta Valley Conference play at hand, the Davis High boys soccer team couldn’t help but see a talented Grant squad looming on the schedule Thursday. But before hosting the Pacers — who entered the week at 8-2 — there was a little matter of a road game at Franklin on […]

September 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: Wolves fall to Devil freshmen on the gridiron

WOOLAND — A courageous effort by Gabe McKinney keyed the Davis High freshman football team to a 14-7 win over Woodland on Thursday. Before leaving the field on a stretcher due to an injury late in the fourth quarter, McKinney had rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown, and caught a pair of passes — […]

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