Aggie senior serves UCD volleyball a new record

As the UC Davis women’s volleyball squad battles through key Big West Conference competition, senior Allison Whitson has been etching her name into Aggie record books. With 1,168 kills and 3,196 attacks, Whitson began her final UCD season in fifth place on each all-time list. So far in 2012, she already has climbed to No. […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS field hockey points to grand finale

Davis High field hockey coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins hopes her girls have long memories, but stay in the moment. After rolling through the second half of the conference schedule unbeaten in 2011, the Blue Devils stumbled in the Eastern Athletic League tournament. In an upset by Pleasant Valley, DHS was knocked out early on Day 2, […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DeMattei’s trail leads to cycling Hall of Fame

* Editor’s note: This is the third in a five-part series focusing on the Class of 2012 of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Susan DeMattei is living her dream life … She’s married to her former mountain-biking teammate, Dave Wiens, and the couple are raising three boys — Cooper, 14, and 12-year-old twins Ben […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie Sneak Peek: Big Sky is as good as advertised

In 2006, when Dennis Green, then head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, famously yelled, “They are who we thought they were!” he was talking about the Chicago Bears. UC Davis football coach Bob Biggs has been more than a bit calmer than that when talking to the media this season, but he’s probably thinking a […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

2012 Aggie roster — Aggie Sneak Peek

No. Name Pos. 1 Dre Allen CB 2 Charles Boyett FS 3 Nick Aprile TB/FB 4 Aarynn Jones FS 5 Tom Hemmingsen WR 6 Phillip Thrappas FS 7 Alex Cannon WR 8 Kirk Skierski LB 9 Jabari Howard CB 10 Frederick Rice CB 11 Jonathan Perkins CB 12 Justin Nunes QB 13 Austin Heyworth QB […]

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

DHS boys show seniority over Monterey Trail

After some extra rest over the weekend and a last-minute move to the turf at Playfields Park, the Davis High boys soccer team was just so-so in the first half against Monterey Trail on Tuesday. But this was Senior Night and the Blue Devils were not to be denied. Playing with 12 senior captains, DHS […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Devils clock Cards, look ahead to big match Thursday

Before the huge Delta Valley Conference clash with undefeated Monterey Trail on Thursday — which also serves as Senior Night for the Davis High girls volleyball team — the Blue Devils had the little matter of a road match on Tuesday at Laguna Creek. But that matter was settled quickly as Makena Sherwood served first […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Versatile Devil Curtis excels in three JV sports, classroom

By Bram Goldstein Whether it’s on the gridiron, in the paint, on the diamond or in a classroom, Davis High sophomore Nathan Curtis has been able to excel at whatever he puts his mind to. Curtis is a centerpiece of a well-put-together Blue Devil junior varsity football squad that is rolling along with a 6-2 […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD’s Ritchart receives hoops accolades

UC Davis basketball standout Josh Ritchart, one of the top 3-point shooters in the conference, has been named to the 2012-13 Madness Big West Men’s Preseason All-Conference second team by College Sports Madness. Ritchart, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound junior, enjoyed a productive 2011-12 season for the Aggies, averaging 11.3 ppg while connecting on 36.9 percent of his […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (10/24/12): DHS running back Austin Lampley

It was fitting that Austin Lampley’s breakout game came in Davis High’s Homecoming game on Friday — a 27-0 win over Laguna Creek. That’s because Lampley, who played football as a Blue Devil freshman before transferring to Sacramento High as a sophomore, has returned home this fall as a DHS running back. The Greiner Athlete […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Road veteran Parsons owned Nevada City Classic

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series focusing on the Class of 2012 of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame and the events leading up to the Nov. 3 induction ceremony. Almost 50 years ago, Rob Parsons was a banshee on two wheels. The 18-year-old daredevil from Pasadena knew how to […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: DHS boys show power in the pool

Playing in the Jesuit Jamboree and the Las Lomas Tournament the past two weekends, the Davis High junior varsity boys water polo team posted wins in seven of their eight contests. After going undefeated in three games at the jamboree, the Blue Devils’ 4-1 record last weekend at the tourney in Walnut Creek placed them […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Giants complete another classic comeback

SAN FRANCISCO — After all the Giants had overcome to get back to the World Series, a late shower wasn’t about to dampen their celebration. All right, it was a driving downpour. So reliever Sergio Romo danced through the raindrops, Tim Lincecum helped lead a soaked victory lap around the ballpark and Angel Pagan stayed […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie women conclude tough road trip

NORTHRIDGE — Cal State Northridge’s Melissa Fernandez scored the game’s only goal in the 24th minute and the Matadors topped UC Davis, 1-0, in a Big West Conference women’s soccer matchup on Sunday. The Aggies (7-8-2, 2-4-1) finished a difficult weekend road trip, playing at Hawaii on Friday then at Northridge. CSUN (8-4-5, 5-1-1) won […]

October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,