DHS boys lacrosse squad gets a weekend split

After playing seven great periods on Friday and Saturday, the Davis High boys offense came up empty in the fourth quarter of a lacrosse game against Novato and had to settle for a split of its weekend matchups. A goal by the Hornets in the final minute of Saturday’s contest gave them a 7-6 win […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DYSA is ready to rock

More than 200 players and their families gathered at Playfields Park on Saturday morning for the Davis Youth Softball Association’s Opening Day event. Players were cheered by Sacramento River Cats mascot Dinger, Aggie mascot Gunrock and members of the UCD softball team. Mayor Joe Krovoza threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Aggie catcher J.J. […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Lackluster Blue Devils fall to Jesuit at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — This week, Davis High will participate in the Fresno Easter Baseball Classic. On Friday night, in what was supposed to be a tune-up for the Blue Devils’ trip down south, DHS coach Dan Ariola found out there are some fix-it items on the repair bill — tweaks that need to be done […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

2012-13 performance gives Aggie men hope for the future

There are really only two schools of thought when it comes to the UC Davis men’s basketball team and its performance this winter. One is that the 2012-13 incarnation of the Aggies had the potential to go further than any other team in school history, but squandered too many games with its inconsistent commitment to […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Novato gets past the weary DHS girls

Novato took more than a period to warm up on Saturday morning, but once it did, the Davis High girls lacrosse team couldn’t find a way to keep the visitors from rolling to an impressive 18-13 win at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The contest completed a stretch of five games in five days for […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Woods leading the way as Watney struggles

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods is one round away from returning to No. 1 in the world. With key par saves early in his round and an eagle for the third straight day at Bay Hill, Woods seized control Saturday with a 6-under 66 to race by Justin Rose and build a two-shot lead going […]

March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Basketball roundup: Cal pulls an NCAA upset

SAN JOSE (AP) — Allen Crabbe had 19 points and nine rebounds, reserve Robert Thurman scored all 12 of his points on dunks and 12th-seeded California held off UNLV, 64-61, on Thursday. Buoyed by the crowd support of a strong contingent so close to Berkeley, the Golden Bears (21-11) held the Runnin’ Rebels (25-10) without […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis girls post solid soccer victory

After a long, focused practice on Wednesday, the Davis High girls soccer squad came out hitting on all cylinders en route to 2-0 nonleague victory over visiting Vista del Lago on a brisk Thursday evening at Yudin Field. Disappointed in their 3-0 setback to Rio Americano earlier in the week, the Blue Devils put pressure […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Mustangs are no match for Devils in the pool

Davis High swimming did not play the part of good host on Thursday at Arroyo Pool as the Blue Devil boys sped past Monterey Trail, 133-28, while the DHS girls prevailed 138-23. For the Devil girls, who swept the top three spots in 10 of 11 events, Julianna Chan, Colby Stapleton and Alice Renaud each […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils open DVC volleyball slate with a win

With a young and inexperienced group, Davis High boys volleyball coach Julie Crawford has spent the nonleague schedule getting her team ready for Delta Valley Conference play. The work paid off on Thursday as the Blue Devils traveled to Franklin and won their DVC opener in four games. After splitting the first two games — […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS grad leading UCD boxing club to prominence

The UC Davis club boxing team practices in the empty Pavilion three times a week, putting in hours of hard work, sweat and training that nobody will ever see. It is these long hours of training that have turned the Aggies from a brand-new squad into a breeding ground for national-title contenders. In their fifth year […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Bellotti, Curry to join Northern California Hall of Fame

When the Northern California Sports Association hosts its annual dinner April 6, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will have a decidedly Davis feel. Among the eight area athletic giants to be feted are Mike Bellotti, a former Aggie and the winningest football coach in University of Oregon history, and women’s basketball pioneer Denise Curry, […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney and Woods are just behind Rose at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. — Justin Rose started out as another guy in Tiger Woods’ group Thursday at Bay Hill. He wound up in the lead, while Davis High graduate Nick Watney ended up in a Woods’ group — players tied for fifth place. Rose put on a clinic with the putter and ran off four straight […]

March 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Davis and ‘Woodland United': sports done right

Prep sports doesn’t get much better than this. Called the Battle for the Spade, traditionally Woodland and Davis high schools have staged an annual dual track meet. But this year, the Blue Devils embraced not only the Wolves, but Pioneer, Woodland Christian and Woodland Polytechnic in Wednesday’s cross-county competition. It was Division I DHS against […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,