Lady Devils break the record, just miss versus No. 7 McClatchy

The Davis High girls basketball team couldn’t have asked for a better crowd for Saturday night’s game against the McClatchy Tigers — and the crowd couldn’t have asked for a better game. The nonleague contest was a wild ride from start to finish. Clutch free-throw shooting by McClatchy (15-5) allowed the visitors to just eke out […]

UCD men fade down the stretch in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Aggie forward Josh Fox scored a career-high 25 points, but UC Davis couldn’t overcome a couple of second-half cold spells and dropped a 78-62 Big West basketball decision at Hawaii on Saturday. UCD (7-11. 2-3) came into the game having won two in a row. The Rainbow Warriors ran their record to 16-2, 5-0 […]

Aggie Monson and wife Mimi about to greet baby Scarlett

Neal Monson has had a worldly life. His experience far outdistances his almost 24 years of age. A two-time All-Utah selection as a prep player at Waterford School, Monson went on to be a key member of Salt Lake City College’s  27-7 squad that made it to the National Junior College Athletic Association Big Dance […]

Aggie women handle Mustangs, 75-57

  SAN LUIS OBISPO — Rebounding — literally — from a disappointing road loss at Santa Barbara Thursday night, the UC Davis women went up the coast and recovered Saturday afternoon. In a 75-57 victory over Cal Poly, the Aggies used a 42-35 advantage on the boards to run their record to 11-7. Led by […]

Cheung wins 3 events as Aggie women splash past Gauchos

Junior Hilvy Cheung touched the wall first in three events — including the final pair of home-season individual races — as UC Davis women swimmers came back from a 23-point deficit to upend UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown marked the last home appearance for the Aggies at the Schaal Aquatics Center. Davis is 4-2 […]

Blue Devils miss 10 last-period free throws, lose to Grant, 77-70

SACRAMENTO — It wasn’t the kind of weekend the Blue Devil boys envisioned. First off, Davis High traveled to Grant High for a Friday Delta League encounter. The Pacers were 8-8, 5-1 — but DHS hoped to make this visit the beginning of a postseason run. It wasn’t to be as the Devils missed 10, […]

UCD football names former Aggie, former Buckeye to staff

UC Davis football coach Ron Gould made it official late Thursday when he announced that Aggie alum Tim Keane has been named offensive line coach and former Indiana University (Pa.) assistant Bryant Haines will take over linebacker-coaching duties. Keane replaces Dan Finn and Haines takes over for Jeff Copp. The Aggies parted ways with Copp and […]

Graham’s career-high 21 paces Aggies past UC Riverside

Caution: Watching Aggie men’s Big West basketball may be hazardous to those with weak hearts. Seven days after UC Davis came from 11 points down against CSUN to win on a last-second 3-pointer by Siler Schneider, the locals again Thursday overcame an improbable trey by Secean Johnson with 3:44 left to beat visiting UC Riverside, 58-55. […]

Gauchos use long ball to defeat Aggies, 66-59

SANTA BARBARA —  The UC Davis women’s basketball team went to The Thunderdome on Thursday night and they brought the muscle — but it was the Gauchos earning the victory, 66-59. The Aggies out-rebounded the UC Santa Barbara, 40-33, for the game, as the host improved to 7-12, 4-1 in Big West Conference play. The locals are […]

Crunch time at hand for Blue Devil boys basketball

It’s getting to be crunch time for the Davis High boys basketball squad. With only nine games remaining in conference, the Blue Devils (8-9, 1-4) sit in a sixth-place tie in the uber-competitive Delta League. Their 87-79 loss at Pleasant Grove on Wednesday put the locals 3 1/2 games behind Grant (8-7, 4-0) and Sheldon (9-4, […]

Anderson was a giant among Aggies

I tried to get to know more about Jack Anderson in recent years. We had a couple of breakfasts at Cindy’s, one of his favorite hangouts. Anderson didn’t need to look at the menu either time we ate at the comfortable, ’60s-style South Davis restaurant. He was comfortable in Cindy’s — and he knew what he wanted. […]

Devil alums race toward Olympics; First stop: the mud

Mud, rain and creeks: These were the obstacles that Davis High alums Kaitlin Gregg Goodman and Chelsea Reilly Sodaro faced in their latest race. In the United States, we call this a Tough Mudder, or something of the like. In Scotland, they call it “cross country.” Running for the U.S. national team on a 6K […]

Lady Blue Devils will break attendance record on Saturday

On Saturday, the Lady Blue Devils host their inaugural Break the Record Night when Metropolitan League powerhouse McClatchy High visits The Cage for a 7 p.m. tipoff. “We anticipate a standing-room-only crowd,” says Davis varsity assistant and JV head man Brett Andersen. “Technically, the ‘record’ is zero because we’ve never done a BTRN — only the […]

Blue Devil wrestlers pick up first dual win since 2014

It was a long time coming for the Davis High wrestling team, but after going winless in Delta League dual play in 2015, the Blue Devils finally picked up a victory, their first in two years. At a four-team meet at Sheldon High in Elk Grove on Wednesday, DHS split a pair of matches, narrowly edging […]