Sports briefs: DHS volleyball nabs a feel-good win Monday

Following a Christine Craft Memorial Tournament on Saturday during which the Davis High girls didn’t get many wins to show for their strong effort, Monday’s home victory over Will C. Wood was a sign of relief. Using strong serving and getting contributions from the entire roster, the Blue Devils downed the Wildcats, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12, […]

Aggies are off to a spike-tacular start

The UC Davis women’s volleyball team got some big news on Monday: For the first time in program history, the Aggies received votes in the AVCA Division I Top 25 poll. And they didn’t get those 10 votes for nothing. UCD has torn out of the gates to start the 2011 campaign, winning 10 of […]

Blue Devil girls fare well in tough Fresno tennis tilt

FRESNO — In a super-charged, 32-team California High School Classic tennis tournament last weekend, the Davis High girls took 11th place by virtue of a 2-2 performance. “It was a better finish than last year,” said Blue Devil coach Sally Hosley. “All of our tie-break practice has been paying off. We won seven of 13 […]

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Junior white teams take two of three in Sierra foothills

Midget White squad strong, 37-6 PLACERVILLE — The Junior Midget White Team steamrolled its way to victory against the Golden Sierra Junior Grizzlies, with a stunning 37-6 win on the road Saturday. Among the Junior Midget feats were two-of-three completed passes by Noah Murray, one of them a 50-yard pass to wide receiver Gavin Schouten, […]

Mixed bag for DJBD blue teams in home contests

Midgets make Knights blue, 35-0 The Davis Midget Blue squad team unleashed its explosive offense — mixing in a relentless defense — in posting a 35-0 blowout of the Rio Linda Knights at home Saturday. The locals are now 2-0. The game turned into a controlled scrimmage halfway through the second quarter as four different […]

Rowing club hosts barbecue, open house

The River City Rowing Club will host an open house fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the club’s West Sacramento boathouse at the Port of West Sacramento. The event includes a barbecue with a beer garden, live music and silent auction. A boat dedication ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Visitors may tour the […]

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Cats win to force a deciding Game 5

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats staved off elimination from the Pacific Coast League playoffs for the second straight night on Saturday, beating Reno, 8-2, in front of 8,711 fans at Raley Field. The two teams will be back on the same field in just a few hours, as the Cats win forces a […]

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GW roundup: Southern Utah stops Sacramento State

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Austin Minifee and Deckar Alexander had two touchdowns each and Southern Utah scored the final 25 points of the game to defeat Sacramento State, 35-14, on Saturday. Minifee’s 92-yard kickoff return put the Thunderbirds (1-1) ahead for good, 17-14, with 3:25 left in the first half. He added a one-yard touchdown […]

Sports briefs: Meads, Scranton lead DHS at cross country meet

The Davis High boys and girls cross country squads ran to identical fourth-place finishes on Saturday as they competed in the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree at Granite Regional Park. Blue Devil sophomore Sophie Meads had the highest place of the day for both teams with her fifth-place effort, crossing the finish line in 19:28. Coach […]

Thor Roberts and Alexander McClintock AYSO opening day 2011 photo

Most of the more than 1,800 players who are expected to participate in the fall season of AYSO took the field on Saturday for the organization’s opening day of games. The celebration continues Sunday as players in uniform, who are 13 and under, are invited to get in free to the UCD  men’s and women’s […]

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UCD roundup: Aggies get another OT win over a Pac-12 squad

The UC Davis men’s soccer team is starting to like this overtime thing … For the second straight contest, the Aggies took down a Pac-12 school in extra minutes — on Friday the victim was visiting Oregon State. Freshman midfielder Eddie Manella’s slider into the left corner bounced past Oregon State goalkeeper Steve Spangler with […]

UCD football notebook: Youth shines despite loss to Bobcats

By Paul Burns BOZEMAN, Mont. — It all started so promisingly. For two possessions on Saturday at Montana State, UC Davis looked like it was ready to compete against the best of the Big Sky Conference, a league the Aggies will join in 2012. Quarterback Randy Wright was sharp. Receiver Tom Hemmingsen had glue on […]

Montana State scores 28 straight to take down UCD

By Paul Burns BOZEMAN, Mont. — A week ago at Arizona State, the UC Davis football team finished strong. On Saturday at Montana State, the Aggies started strong. If only they could do both in a single game. After yielding an early touchdown to UCD, the sixth-ranked Bobcats rattled off 28 consecutive points and cruised […]

Blue Devils roll to 28-12 victory over Sacramento

When a team doesn’t play its best football — when it lets penalties get in the way of scoring opportunities — yet still wins, observers believe that’s a sign of a decent program. Introducing your new, improved Davis High Blue Devils … In a 28-12 victory over Sacramento High on Friday, 1,500 DHS fans saw […]

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