UCD uses 38 consecutive points to blow past UTSA

If there was a breeze coming from Aggie Stadium on Saturday afternoon, it was the UC Davis football team’s giant sigh of relief. Rolling off 38 straight points after an early Texas-San Antonio field goal, the Aggies bounced back from last week’s disappointing loss to dispatch the Roadrunners, 38-17, on Jim Sochor Field. By beating […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS boys water polo rebounds to top El Camino

Two days after a heartbreaking loss, the Davis High School boys water polo team regrouped and handed El Camino an 11-5 loss at Arroyo Pool on Friday. “This was a great job by our team,” DHS coach Tracy Stapleton said. “After a disappointing loss to Jesuit on Wednesday, I challenged the team to bounce back […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Lewis leads UCD women’s golf at Stanford Intercollegiate

STANFORD — Freshman Blair Lewis rebounded from an early double-bogey with three birdies and nine straight pars later in her round on her way to par 71 as the No. 21 UC Davis women’s golf team finished the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate in 13th place on Friday. The Aggies are eight shots over […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD cross country has strong showing at Bronco Invite

SUNNYVALE — Led by sophomore Shannon Harcus, the UC Davis women’s cross country team finished 14th at the Bronco Invitational at Baylands Regional Park on Saturday. Harcus finished the 5-kilometer invitational race with a time of 17 minutes, 57.1 seconds — breaking the 18-minute mark for the first time ever — and was 36th overall. Aggie […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD field hockey falls to No. 12 Cal

BERKELEY — Emily Mecke’s score in the 65th minute brought visiting UC Davis to within a goal of No. 12 Cal on Friday night but the Golden Bears were able to hold on for a close 3-1 NorPac Conference win. The Aggies fell to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in the NorPac, while Cal (12-2, 3-1) […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Long Beach State sweeps UCD volleyball

LONG BEACH — Sophomore Haleigh Hampton tallied 12 kills to boost Long Beach State to a 25-11, 25-20, 25-12 sweep of UC Davis in the battle of two first-place Big West Conference women’s volleyball teams in front of 1,234 fans Friday night at Walter Pyramid. The Aggies fell to 18-4 overall and 4-3 in conference. […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Thank you, thank you: I’m humbled, numb and proud

The pressure is on. I promised myself not to talk about my once-in-a-lifetime honor as part of this year’s Blue & White Foundation Davis High School Hall of Fame. Almost a week after the induction ceremonies, I am numb, humbled and proud. My “class” included: the talented virtuoso Elinor Armer; the late popular and influential […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Committee hears ideas on future of Aggie athletics

Change is coming to the UC Davis athletics department. How much of a transformation it undergoes is in hands of the advisory committee charged by UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi with recruiting a new athletics director. The change could be as minimal as just hiring an AD and keeping the status quo, or as vast as […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies outlast Pacific in OT

Kiele Argente scored from the right side in the third minute of overtime on Thursday as the UC Davis women’s soccer team defeated visiting Pacific, 3-2, in front of 615 fans at Aggie Soccer Stadium. The victory was UCD’s first over the Tigers during its four seasons of Big West Conference competition. It also was the […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Blue Devils take to the road for crucial DVC game

Trying to snap a three-game losing streak, Davis High takes to the road for another Delta Valley Conference football contest, this time with Laguna Creek. The game, which will be played at Elk Grove High, starts at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. The Blue Devils (2-3) lost 42-28 to the Cardinals (3-3) a year ago, but […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Grant meets its match a second time, 4-0, at DHS

This time, the Blue Devils were lying in wait … After having escaped with a 1-0 decision on Sept. 27 at Grant, Davis High wanted no mystery about which is the top school in Delta Valley Conference boys soccer. When Connor Anderson’s penalty kick at 78:40 put the finishing touch on the Devils’ 4-0 win […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Does ACME sell victories? The Aggies are ready for a win

With a large portion of the Homecoming crowd made up of alumni who only make it back to UC Davis for that one football game per season, fans often are more desperate for a win than the Aggies. That will not be the case Saturday against Texas-San Antonio. Sitting at 1-4, and coming off of […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Ducks can still quack without James

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over WASHINGTON STATE … the improving Cougars were the better team for most of four quarters at UCLA, but faded in the final minutes and are bitterly disappointed as they head into the meat of their schedule. Don’t expect the Cardinal to have pity. The Stanford folks are […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tom Hemmingsen is the Aggies’ mighty mite

The first time UC Davis wide receiver Tom Hemmingsen touched the football this season, it slipped through his fingers on a punt return and Arizona State recovered. The most recent time the Aggie sophomore had his hands on the ball was when he carried it into the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown reception last […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,