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 […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

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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Devils end football season at home with Mustangs

Take a few minutes. Go top to bottom in poring through the Davis High football roster. There is improvement everywhere. Sure, the Blue Devils are struggling. A 2-6 record — 0-4 in the Delta Valley Conference and losers of six straight — doesn’t hint at the strides that have been made. For a school that […]

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Tour of California to miss Davis again in 2012

While Davis continues to stand proud with its reputation as a hub in the American cycling world, news came Wednesday from the organizers of the Amgen Tour of California that the 750-mile trek around the state again will miss this community next spring. “We continue to have an excellent relationship with AEG Sports and Medalist […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Raiders will team Houshmandzadeh with his old QB

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday, reuniting him with his former quarterback, Carson Palmer. Palmer and Houshmandzadeh were teammates in Cincinnati for six seasons and both had their greatest NFL success when they were together. Houshmandzadeh, 34, had been out of the league since playing with […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggies look for first GW win on Saturday

The intense rivalry between the Cal Poly and UC Davis football teams usually leads to the type of games where you can throw out the records. While the 2011 Battle for the Golden Horseshoe, scheduled for this Saturday at Aggie Stadium (2 p.m.), should be no different, the teams actually do have records that they […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Anibaba earns MLS’ last weekly award

Though his Chicago Fire didn’t do enough to qualify for the 2011 MLS playoffs, Davis High graduate and 2011 first-round pick Jalil Anibaba finished the season strong. Anibaba scored his only two goals of the season in a 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew to help the Fire finish the campaign as winners of seven […]

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