UCD testing waters for another title

The little things can make a big difference when it comes to the final outcome of a sporting event. A slight breeze pushes a ball just out of reach; a small divot causes a shot to go wide; a shallower depth hinders swimming times. The UC Davis women’s swim team is headed to the Mountain […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD ends Aggie Stampede on a high note

The UC Davis softball team capped the Aggie Stampede tournament with a 2-0 victory over Nevada on Sunday, after falling 6-3 to the Wolf Pack and 3-0 to Boise State earlier in the day at La Rue Field. The Aggies (1-4) squeezed in 2 1/2 games on the final day of their home event, including […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS JV girls top Monterey Trail in a thriller

The Davis High girls junior varsity basketball team grabbed an exciting win over Monterey Trail on Friday, just days after a tough shooting night cost them against Inderkum. Against the Mustangs, with a large crowd on hand for Break the Record Night, the Blue Devils started slow but took a slim lead into halftime. DHS […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Runas leads UCD golfers in first round

UC Davis junior Demi Runas had two birdies and finished with a 3-over 74 on Monday in the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, hosted by Ohio State but being contested at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Runas, tied for 22nd in the standings, had the Aggie women’s golf team’s best score on […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS hoops roundup: Boys climbing in section rankings

Bouncing along on a four-game winning streak, the Davis High boys basketball team crept up three spots in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I rankings — now standing at No. 13. At 14-10 overall, and 5-3 in Delta Valley Conference play, the Blue Devils have two games remaining in their regular-season schedule: the big one Wednesday […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kings suffer letdown against Suns

SACRAMENTO — Jared Dudley had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Phoenix Suns, who never trailed in defeating the Sacramento Kings, 98-84, on Saturday night. The victory was the fourth in five games for the Suns, who have won their last three on the road. Phoenix took a double-digit lead in the second quarter […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: LMU gets two softball wins over Aggies

After Loyola Marymount posted wins over the UC Davis softball team on each of the first two days of the Aggie Stampede, the locals finally grabbed a lead in a Saturday evening game against Nevada. But darkness fell on that contest, which will be resumed Sunday at 8:30 a.m. with the Aggies up 3-1 in […]

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Morgan’s late goals lift U.S. women over New Zealand

FRISCO, Texas — Alex Morgan tied it in the 88th minute and added the winner just before the final whistle in stoppage time to give the U.S. women’s soccer team a dramatic 2-1 victory over New Zealand on Saturday in a chilly exhibition game at FC Dallas Stadium. In stoppage time with the temperature around […]

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UCD looks for clues in loss to Long Beach State

It was a battle of the elite and the up-and-comers as the Long Beach State men’s basketball team strode into The Pavilion on Saturday and handed UC Davis an 89-69 Big West Conference loss. The 49ers (19-6 overall) are ranked fifth in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll, have won their last 20 league contests dating back to […]

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Eight Devils due to appear at divisionals

Led by senior Scott Derby, and the triumphant return of sophomore Marvin Grant, the Davis High wrestling team had a big day Saturday at the Delta Valley Conference championship tournament. In addition to Derby and Grant, six other Blue Devils finished in the top four at their weight level at Monterey Trail High School to […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Woods is among leaders, Watney 20th at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH — Charlie Wi played bogey-free at Spyglass Hill for a 3-under 69 to build a three-shot lead Saturday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Now it’s time for him to face his demons of self-doubt — along with a familiar force in golf. Tiger Woods took another step toward showing his game is […]

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Golden Bears hold off Bruins

LOS ANGELES — California overcame early foul trouble by its big men and then withstood UCLA’s late rally to move into sole possession of first in the Pac-12 with its 20th victory of the season. Justin Cobbs scored 18 points, Allen Crabbe added 14 and Jorge Gutierrez scored 13 in the Golden Bears’ 73-63 win […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD women ace test from UCR

There are moments in every season where a team gets tested. The UC Davis women’s basketball squad’s midterm was Saturday against UC Riverside. The Aggies, coming off of a tough loss to UC Irvine on Thursday, stepped up and passed the exam with flying colors, topping the Highlanders, 67-46, in Big West Conference action at […]

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Lid is on basket again as Lady Blue Devils fall short

“It wasn’t for lack of effort,” Lady Blue Devils coach Karen Foster said after her girls dropped a 63-34 decision to visiting Monterey Trail on Friday. “One of these days the cellophane will come off the rim for us.” Playing before a crowd of 1,123 that broke the Davis High basketball attendance record, the locals […]

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