So close for Devil boys as basketball playoffs set

Had the boys division of the Delta Valley Conference received a little more respect — or if Davis High had posted just one more win — the 2012 edition of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I basketball playoffs would have featured the Blue Devils. But thanks to back-to-back, season-ending losses (and no love for its league […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD lacrosse leads off with a win

The UC Davis lacrosse team said goodbye to a dominating group of seniors at the end of last season, but if the first game of the 2012 campaign is any indication, there is another set of classmates ready and able to lead the Aggies to success. Juniors Elizabeth Datino, Hannah Mirza and Stephanie Guercio combined […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis High boys miss D-I basketball playoffs

Despite a thoroughly entertaining style that drew statewide media attention, the Davis High boys basketball team did not make the Sac-Joaquin Section 16-team Division I postseason. Announced by the CIF office this afternoon, the tournament will feature but one Delta Valley Conference school — No. 3-seeded Franklin (19-5, 9-1). Section officials, in their first rankings […]

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Some college baseball players might stay in school

By Janie McCauley BERKELEY — Last year, California catcher Chadd Krist turned down close to $50,000 to return for his senior season in college rather than sign with the Chicago White Sox as a 13th-round draft pick. Cal closer Matt Flemer did the same thing, walking away from $50,000 after Kansas City selected him in […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

NBA roundup: Spurs clip Los Angeles for 10th straight win

LOS ANGELES — Gary Neal went from butterfingers to brilliant in a span of 3.8 seconds, hitting a tying 3-pointer late in regulation and a go-ahead 3 in overtime. Neal and Tony Parker helped the San Antonio Spurs hold off the Los Angeles Clippers 103-100 on Saturday in a matchup of the West’s second and […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mission: Improbable — UCD men rally from 21 points down to win

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Harrison DuPont scored 19 points and Tyler Les hit four 3-pointers as UC Davis mounted an improbable comeback to battle from 21 points down in the first half and beat host Northern Arizona 70-65 in an ESPN Sears BracketBuster men’s basketball game on Saturday night. The win, which came after UC Davis […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Golf roundup: Miyazato holds slim lead in LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand — Ai Miyazato shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng after the third round of the LPGA Thailand. Miyazato, the Japanese player who won the 2010 tournament, birdied five of the first six holes on the back nine. She had a 14-under 202 total on […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Foley, Alvarez garner individual titles

EAST LOS ANGELES — Kayleigh Foley had an individual championship in the 200-yard freestyle, and Liliana Alvarez grabbed a title of her own in the 100-yard breaststroke for the UC Davis swimming and diving team on Friday at the MPSF Championships hosted at East Los Angeles College. Foley’s time of 1:47.29 set a new school […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Fortune turns on UCD baseball

With the Big West Conference’s preseason Pitcher of the Year on the hill Saturday and a 3-0 victory notched on its belt from Friday, fortune seemed to be with the UC Davis baseball team. Unfortunately, it wasn’t. The Aggies dropped the second contest in a four-game series to the University of Utah by a score […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Matadors rally to top UCD women

NORTHRIDGE — Samantha Meggison hit a career-high 11 free throws en route to 19 points, but Cal State Northridge rallied with four minutes left in the game to claim a 63-60 women’s basketball victory in a thriller at The Matadome in Northridge on Saturday. UC Davis (15-10 overall, 7-6 Big West) jumped out to a […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devils await results of basketball brackets

Can the Davis High boys’ basketball team survive its two, regular season-ending losses and squeak into the 16-team Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs? While the many-faceted CIF ranking system takes into account league strength, opposition records, school records and a mystical “power ranking” assigned to each team, Blue Devils fans will have to wait until Sunday afternoon […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Successful sendoff for DHS seniors

Senior Night often presents teams with a twofold challenge: one, to win the actual game, and two, to secure the victory while providing the upperclassmen with memorable individual finishes to their careers. On Friday night, the Davis High varsity girls basketball team did both. Behind big efforts from seniors Tiffany Ho and Sara Sousa, the […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Elk Grove probably dashes Devil playoff hopes

ELK GROVE — This was a spoonful of zinc. The horrible taste remains a couple of days later as Davis High players and fans try to shake the memory of a 79-70 boys basketball loss Friday at Elk Grove. The 13th-ranked Blue Devils hit back-to-back speed bumps in Wednesday’s loss to front-running Franklin and Friday’s […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Interesting day on the links for Mickelson

By Doug Ferguson LOS ANGELES — One shot clipped an ash tree and kept Phil Mickelson out of worse trouble than he was in. Another landed behind a Bottle Brush, blocking his path to the 10th green at Riviera. On yet another hole, Mickelson had to thread a 9-iron through the limbs of five eucalyptus […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,