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 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 […]

Aggie men head to water polo postseason as favorites

It’s often seen as cliché when a coach tells the media that in order to achieve a certain goal, they’ll need contributions from each and every player on the roster. However, with this year’s UC Davis men’s water polo team, the statement appears to be more truth than cliché. A total of 15 different players […]

UCD’s Fox providing energy, early spark from starting role

A sixth man no more. After a brilliant season in which Josh Fox came off the bench to help ignite the UC Davis men to a 25-7 record and a Big West Conference basketball championship, the smooth-moving senior has cracked the Aggie starting lineup this winter. Fox, a 6-foot-6 swingman who is a native of […]

Youth soccer roundup: AYSO fall season winds down with good matches

As the local AYSO fall season came to an end, there are still regional playoff games for some of the Davis teams. Here’s a glimpse of last weekend’s action … U12 boys Toxic 3, White Fury 2: Played early Saturday, this one was a real nail-biter. In the second half, goalkeeper Aron Bulman sacrificed his body to […]

Sports briefs: High school mountain bike team looking for cyclists

High school-aged athletes from the Davis area who are interested in mountain biking are invited to join a new team that is forming to compete in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League. Practices will begin in December to prepare for the race season, which runs from late February through early May. For more information, […]

UCD women missing a cup of joe?

After showing great energy in front of a packed house in Friday’s season opener against Stanford, the UC Davis women looked like they needed their morning coffee in Monday’s 66-53 basketball loss to Pacific at The Pavilion. The Aggies’ defense, and some good free-throw shooting, was enough to earn a first-half lead, but the Tigers […]

Aggie men post wire-to-wire win over Portland

After leading for a good portion of Friday’s season opener before allowing North Dakota State to steal a win, the UC Davis men’s basketball team made no mistake on Sunday. The Aggies scored 11 of the first 16 points in a nonconference game against Portland at The Pavilion, and never let up for their first […]