UCD women’s tennis hopes to net upsets

The UC Davis women’s tennis team finished last season ranked 60th in the Campbell/ITA College rankings. After splitting their opening matches of 2012 last week, the Aggies have moved up two spots to No. 58. Moreover, they are poised to make some major leaps this weekend as they participate in ITA’s Kickoff Weekend in Knoxville, […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Franklin finishes off energized DHS boys

Davis High boys basketball coach Dan Gonzalez was thrilled with his team’s energy on Wednesday night at Franklin. Now, the Blue Devils (10-10, 1-3 Delta Valley Conference) just have to work on their timing. “The best thing is … that was by far our best game in terms of energy,” Gonzalez said after DHS fell, […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Athletics could be devastated if Measure C fails

Davis schools administrators and trustees recently ran a red flag halfway up their mast when they drew up a proposed layoff list for 80 employees. The jobs would be eliminated if Measure C is turned down by local voters in March. At the same time,  a yellow flag has been thrown on the playing fields […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD football event will celebrate new recruits

Fans with an eye on the future of the UC Davis football program are invited to join head coach Bob Biggs and other staff members at for the annual National Signing Day Party at Aggie Stadium on Wednesday. The event, which begins at 5 p.m. in the Bruce Edwards Club Room, will feature a brief social […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Curry leads Warriors over Blazers

OAKLAND — Mark Jackson looked up the scoreboard during a timeout late in the fourth quarter and couldn’t be happier to find his team in another close game. The final result had the rookie coach smiling even more. Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Warriors […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Denver soars past Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings, 122-93, on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road. Denver led by 23 points at the half and scored the first […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Subdued Senior Night for DHS wrestling

With Davis High starting its second semester, the seniors are starting to celebrate their final year in high school. The 12th-graders on the Blue Devils wrestling squad, however, would probably like a do-over for Wednesday’s Senior Night. DHS was forced to forfeit eight matches and sent only five wrestlers to the mat against Franklin. Only one […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils

Youth basketball: Wildcats are kings of Hoops at the Palace

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ 14U Red boys basketball team captured first place in the Hoops at the Palace tournament in Rocklin last weekend. The Wildcats trounced the Hurricanes, 49-13, in their first game, as Glen Welch scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Jeff Powell sank 15 points and snatched 10 boards. Ryan Kreidler […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Youth

Youth roundup: Vance bags a bouldering title

A rock star of a different kind, Davis’ Liam Vance, 15, took the boys category A gold medal at the American Bouldering Series (ABS) Division 1 Youth Championships earlier this month in Seattle. USA Climbing, the national governing body of competition climbing, oversees the series, and dividing the U.S. into 15 competitive regions and five […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Youth

Youth gymnastics: Diamonds cut through tough competition

The Davis Diamonds girls’ Level 8 gymnastics team faced a strong field at last weekend’s 2012 Snowflake Invitational in Oroville, but came away with a bronze medal. In addition, Diamonds gymnasts Chloe Chan, Kate Miller, Eva Stromberg and Ellen Olsson all took home individual silver or bronze medals. Chan improved her all-around score by 3.35 points […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Blue Devil spring tryout information released

It’s that time again, as more than 500 student-athletes will be in uniform during a Davis High spring sports slate that features 13 varsity-level squads, another seven JV or freshman teams and four new program coaches. As usual, kids are scrambling to make sure their forms are correctly filed and that sports physicals have been […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Action heats up for UCD men’s, women’s hoops

Vacation time is over for the UC Davis men’s and women’s basketball teams. Coming off of a one-game week break from competition, both Aggie squads are back up to full speed and will each face two stalwart Big West Conference opponents this week. The UCD men (1-17, 0-6)) play host to UC Santa Barbara on […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged

A jolly check-passing due at DHS basketball game

Deck the district halls with a windfall gift of money! When Kristy and Jim Powell’s Davis home recently won a nationwide online contest as the country’s “favorite holiday-decorated house,” contest sponsors Patch.com awarded Davis schools $100,000. Come Friday night at halftime of the Davis High boys varsity basketball home game versus Elk Grove, representatives of […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils: no margin for error now

Trailing Monterey Trail by four games in the standings, the Davis High girls basketball team seems light years from repeating as Delta Valley Conference champions. But with six games remaining, who knows what a sweep of those outings could mean come playoff time? Sure, it’s a long shot — and DHS coach Karen Foster says […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,