Mega performance by Meggison means an Aggie win

It wasn’t much of a surprise on Sunday when Samantha Meggison, UC Davis’ best defender, recorded a career-high seven steals in a women’s basketball game at Seattle’s Connolly Center. But Meggison’s 18 points — another career best — gave the Aggies the lift they needed to hold off the Redhawks’ furious second-half comeback in a […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DTC putting finishing touches on new clubhouse

For more than 50 years, the Davis Tennis Club has been the conduit for local racquet fans. From popular youth lessons and tournaments to team play for net enthusiasts in their 70s and 80s, DTC has provided a citywide heartbeat that still energizes more than 200 members. Now, thanks in part to a grant from […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

DVC honors 10 Blue Devil football players

Davis High quarterback Shayne Reagan and linebacker Corey Nelson have been accorded first-team all-Delta Valley Conference football honors. Ten Blue Devils — including four sophomores — earned at least honorable mention in a vote of league coaches. “It’s looking brighter,” DHS head coach Steve Smyte said, encouraged that of his all-league roster, seven of the […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Peterson’s run will continue

UC Davis senior Jonathan Peterson will return to the NCAA Division I men’s cross country championships for the second straight year after being picked Sunday as an at-large qualifier. Peterson’s finish in Saturday’s West Regional — 10th overall with a 10K time of 29:30 at the Stanford Golf Course — wasn’t quite enough to automatically […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis High wins sixth section soccer crown

ELK GROVE — On a night that saw heart trump physicality, Davis High captured the boys Sac-Joaquin Section soccer crown, beating nationally sixth-ranked Jesuit on penalty kicks, 7-5. “So many times we’ve been outmatched on the field,” Blue Devil coach Ashley Yudin said after winning the school’s sixth regional crown. “(Saturday), I felt we had […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Defensive water polo battle nod goes to Jesuit

ROSEVILLE — Saturday you could have spent about $70 to watch WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao dispatch Juan Manuel Marquez on pay-per-view, or for just $7, attended another championship bout — as entertaining as any prize fight. Two water polo heavyweights — Davis and Jesuit high schools — duked it out for the Sac-Joaquin Section […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Three in a row for Davis High girls water polo

ROSEVILLE — After graduating seven seniors and bringing 10 underclassmen up to Davis High water polo standards, many observers felt this was a rebuilding year for Blue Devil girls. Wrong! Using a stifling defense and a hat trick from senior Hailey Wright, DHS captured its third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section pool crown with an 8-5 victory […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

College football roundup: Oregon upsets Stanford

STANFORD — LaMichael James ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon sprinted past No. 3 Stanford, 53-30, on Saturday, giving Andrew Luck’s Heisman Trophy campaign a blemish and taking a giant step toward hosting the inaugural Pac-12 championship. James ran for scores from 1, 4 and 58 yards and had Stanford […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies in top 20 at cross country regional

STANFORD — Jonathan Peterson finished 10th overall, while Sarah Sumpter paced the UC Davis women with a 28th-place finish as the Aggie men’s and women’s cross country teams finished 17th and eighth, respectively, at the NCAA West Regional meet on Saturday. Peterson’s 10-kilometer time of 29:30 was more than 35 seconds faster than the time […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD basketball roundup: Aggie men off to 0-2 start

SAN DIEGO — The UC Davis men’s basketball team missed seven shots, including six from behind the 3-point arc, during the final four minutes as Bryant University came away with a 70-63 victory on Saturday in the Basketball Travelers Classic. The Aggies (0-2) were led by sophomore Josh Ritchart’s 21 points, while Ryan Sypkens added […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Poor showing by UCD offense in loss

The phrase “more punts than points” may sound good coming off the tongue, but it wasn’t what the 7,726 UC Davis football fans in attendance on Saturday at Aggie Stadium wanted to see. The Aggies pulled off the dubious feat on Senior Day, punting nine times in a 14-7 loss to No. 22 North Dakota […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Gregg’s footprint large with Davis High runners

One lousy point. Otherwise Davis High’s boys cross country squad wins its eighth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section crown. Other than the banner finding a new home in Oak Ridge, there was no disappointment in another brilliant season for these Blue Devil all-terrain vehicles. In fact, Bill Gregg — in his 14th year as mentor of the […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

No titles, but DHS boys cross country and Meads headed to states

So close. Oh, so close. The Davis High boys cross country team came up just shy of an eighth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section championship on Friday morning, finishing a single point behind Oak Ridge at the Willow Hill course in Folsom. The Blue Devils were paced by junior Jack Scranton, whose time of 16 minutes, 23 […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis water polo teams in Clashes of the Titans

LODI — Both Davis High boys and girls water polo squads have earned berths in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals with lopsided semifinal victories on Friday at Tokay High. In a morning game, the female Blue Devils blitzed Lodi, 14-4. At one point, the two-time defending CIF champions led 14-1. Zoe Malot led the charge with […]

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