Sports briefs: DHS football will honor seniors Friday

Davis High closes out its football season tonight with a home game against Monterey Trail. Game time is 7:15 p.m. on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devils (2-6, 0-4 in Delta Valley Conference) are paced by the passing of quarterback Shayne Reagan (1,529 yards and 16 TDs) and the defense […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Bicycling Hall of Fame at the center of a busy weekend

Saturday will be full of U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame festivities when four more legends of the pastime will be inducted in ceremonies at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. Mike Sinyard, founder of Specialized Bicycle Components, will be enshrined as a contributor to the sport. The late Bobby Walthour Jr., a U.S. National […]

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Last year’s result gives UCD confidence against Poly

It’s fitting that UC Davis will be honoring the 1971 Aggie team on Saturday during a Great West Conference football team against Cal Poly. That squad — which featured current UCD head coach Bob Biggs at quarterback, and former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti catching Biggs’ passes — is being honored this weekend. It is the […]

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Davis High squads start water polo title quests

MODESTO — Winners of two straight Sac-Joaquin Section championships, the top-seeded Davis High girls started their quest for crown No. 9 Friday morning at 8 a.m. against Bear Creek. The Delta Valley Conference champion Blue Devils will try to improve on their 25-4 record in the first round of playoffs at Johansen High. The Bruins […]

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Remembering UCD’s Miracle Game

Where are they now? Bob Biggs: Head coach, UC Davis football Tay Thompson: Director of critical care, Massachusetts General Hospital Mike Bellotti: Former head coach, University of Oregon football, current ESPN commentator/analyst George Mock: Planning and executive adviser, ExxonMobil Kizomba C Mike Everly: Commercial real estate developer, C.B. Richard Ellis Investors, Los Angeles John Miller: Retired high school […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie comeback was simply miraculous

Come one, come all as we gather around the Aggie campfire and go back in time. Way, way back in time. Forty years to be exact. The date was Nov. 6, 1971, and as this young sports writer (see picture above) headed off to Cal State Hayward that Saturday morning, he had no idea he […]

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Youth roundup: Six more Diamonds qualify for State Championships

Strong performances under pressure by Lily Heilmann, Kyra Mayfield, Clara Riggle, Julia Miyamoto, Katie Borowsky and Aubrey Watts at the Zone 3 Championships in Vallejo on Saturday, allowed them to qualify for the 2011 State Championships. The Davis Diamonds team is now up to 23 gymnasts who have earned a trip to the postseason. In […]

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Athletes speak out about possible future of UCD

UC Davis students’ fees provide 75 percent of the athletics budget, but the students themselves had provided less than half of the input at the first two town hall meetings designed to help determine the future of Aggie athletics. That changed at Wednesday’s meeting, hosted by the Associated Students of UCD, as approximately 150 people […]

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UCD roundup: Aggie men take eighth on the links

Matt Hansen tied for ninth overall after shooting a 69 in Wednesday’s third-round score, while freshman Jonny Baxter matched that score and the UC Davis men’s golf team finished eighth at the SCVB Pacific Invitational at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton. The Aggies finished at 23-over 875 behind tournament winner Oregon State. Hansen’s strong […]

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Youth soccer: Shock are unbeaten at Prestige Cup

The Davis Legacy Shock, a U18 girls soccer team, was undefeated at last weekend’s Placer Prestige Cup, but with one win and two ties failed to advance to the championship game. In the Davis victory, Sarah Chase capitalized on a weak goal kick by the CAP FC goalie and put the ball in the net […]

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DHS girls pull out a clutch volleyball victory

“Our team slogan all year has been ‘Do the dang thing,’ so I guess we did the dang thing,” first-year Davis High girls volleyball coach Julie Crawford said after the Blue Devils topped Franklin in three games on Wednesday. Facing a Wildcat squad that entered the week undefeated in the Delta Valley Conference, and needing […]

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Despite tie, Aggie men are officially going to postseason

The UC Davis men played their 10th overtime game of the year on Wednesday, one away from the NCAA Division I record, but it still wasn’t enough to declare a winner between the Aggies and Cal State Fullerton. But with the 1-1 tie on Senior Day, UCD (7-7-3, 5-3-1 Big West) clinched its spot in […]

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Winter sports tryouts begin with snowboarding Friday

Gym space will be hard to come by next week at Davis High as winter sports tryouts begin in earnest. While many Blue Devil athletes have been involved in suggested workout routines or supervised conditioning, the roster-creating sessions for girls and boys winter sports teams begin Friday with snowboarding. Basketball, wrestling and skiing follow suit […]

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Davis kicks off soccer playoffs Thursday

Thanks to clutch goals by Juan Pablo Cruz, Ricardo Navarro and Ricky Martin last week in a 3-1 victory over Pleasant Grove, Delta River League member Sheldon snuck in as the No. 3 team in its conference. Now the Huskies get the unenviable task of facing Davis High (15-2-4) in the first round of the […]

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