Aggie men drop a very close tennis match to Montana

Losses in two three-set singles matches were the difference as the UC Davis men’s team came up just short in falling to Montana, 4-3, at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on Thursday. The Aggies saw Toki Sherbakov and Hugo Verdi-Fortin post come from behind victories as each dropped the first set before rallying for wins. Despite […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Girls youth softball manages to get games in

As rain again limited the schedule in the Davis Youth Softball Association’s second week of competition, some teams found dry enough footing to compete. In the under-10 division, these games were played … Li’l Blue Devils 16, Those Guys 8 — Emma Dean singled, doubled and tripled while scoring three times in the victory. Devil teammate […]

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Watney is four shots back of Westwood after first round of Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — With his words and then his play, Lee Westwood shot down the notion Thursday that this Masters was a two-horse race. On a busy opening day at Augusta National that featured mud, a little rain and a snowman on the final hole for Henrik Stenson, Westwood provided a steady hand Thursday with […]

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Petersen has homecoming, of sorts, in Kings’ event

Former Aggie quarterback Chris Petersen — the very successful Boise State football coach — has a homecoming of sorts on April 25 when he headlines a Sacramento Kings motivational presentation at the team’s Natomas practice facility. “Winning On and Off the Court” features former WNBA Monarch Ruthie Bolton, Kings coach Keith Smart and his boss […]

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UCD lacrosse falls to Cal at Aggie Stadium

The UC Davis and California women’s lacrosse teams both entered Wednesday night’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown at 5-5 overall. But even after the Golden Bears’ 15-10 win at Aggie Stadium, each still has a winning conference record and a rematch down the line is likely. The Aggies (5-6) suffered their first MPSF loss in […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie women net a Big West victory

Taking the court for the first time since splitting matches in Hawaii over the weekend, the UC Davis women’s tennis team had a little luau of its own on Wednesday at the Mary Welch Tennis Center. But instead of donning grass skirts and roasting a pig with an apple in its mouth, the Aggies played […]

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Youth roundup: Extreme 14U squad wins a regional roller hockey event

The NorCal Extreme’s 14U roller hockey team won the gold medal last weekend at a NARCh regional qualifier tournament in San Jose. Highlights from preliminary competition were Caleb Hermle scoring two goals and Ricky Pacciorini adding another in a win over the San Jose Bauer Riot, and Tyler Schafer’s unassisted goal in a victory over the […]

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Toft sharp, Duer homers as Blue Devils roll, 10-4

FRESNO — When talking about Davis High baseball, the conversation starts with the strength of the Blue Devil mound staff. From Jack Shelledy to Ben Eckels. From George Hatamiya to Reinert Toft and Matt Trask … It doesn’t matter who DHS sends to the hill, the opponents are going to have a tough time with […]

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Three Aggies leave the men’s basketball program

Following his first year at the helm, UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les has announced that sophomores Harrison DuPont, Mike Kurtz and Alex Tiffin will not return to the Aggie program. DuPont, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound forward from Midwest City, Okla., transferred to UCD from The Citadel in 2010. He averaged nine points and 4.1 […]

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Nash owns the fourth as Suns rise above Kings

SACRAMENTO — Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash controlled the game when it mattered most, making big shots and finding open teammates in the fourth quarter with the game in doubt. It’s a trait the veteran All-Star point guard has exhibited throughout his NBA career, and he did it one more time Tuesday night against the […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Couture carries Sharks to win over Stars

DALLAS — Logan Couture’s timing was perfect. Couture broke out of a slump with a power-play goal to put his team in front late in the second period after T.J. Galiardi got the tying goal earlier in the period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Dallas Stars, 5-2, on Tuesday in a matchup of […]

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Despite great pitching, DHS manages only a split on Day 2 in Fresno

FRESNO — The Davis High baseball team, in back-to-back games, featured noteworthy pitching but could manage only a split in two games Tuesday in the Fresno Easter Baseball Classic at Clovis North High. The good news? Sophomore Matt Trask pitched a complete-game, four-hitter as the Blue Devils vanquished North (Bakersfield), 8-1, in an afternoon contest. […]

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The ball team that stays together wins together

FRESNO — Down in Room 114, there’s apparently a very competitive video game going on. Up the hall, it’s awfully quiet in another room at University Square Hotel. After a polite knock, the door opens onto a movie and six lounging Blue Devils. Somebody forgot to bring the poker chips, so the card game fell […]

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Devils get to 12-0 by beating powerful Piedmont

Playing a key Bay Shore Athletic League game at Piedmont, the Davis High boys lacrosse team got off to a strong start, then survived the inevitable comeback attempt by the Highlanders for a 9-7 win. With Tuesday’s victory, the Blue Devils remained undefeated overall (12-0) and in BSAL play (3-0). “This win feels absolutely great (because) […]

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