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 ,

City batting cages open Saturday, Feb. 25

The city-operated batting cages at Playfields Park will reopen for the season on Saturday, weather permitting. The cages will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Starting Monday, March 5, hours will expand to include 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The cages also are available for private rental. For […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD’s Foley gets a win at MPSF swim championships

Kayleigh Foley won the 50-yard freestyle race on Thursday to earn the first individual title for the UC Davis women’s swimming team, which moved into third place on Day 2 of the MPSF Championship meet at East Los Angeles College. Foley won her second consecutive MPSF 50 free title by recording a season best and […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Cold day at the beach for UCD

LONG BEACH — Senior Samantha Meggison made 6-of-11 shots from the field to score 20 points for the UC Davis women’s basketball team on Thursday. But the rest of the Aggies were just 7-of-43 and made only six shots from the floor in the second half of a 67-55 loss to Long Beach State at […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lightning edge Sharks in OT

TAMPA, Fla. — Martin St. Louis scored his second goal of the game 4:27 into overtime, Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists in his 300th NHL game and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the San Jose Sharks, 6-5. St. Louis got the winner from close range off a pass from Victor Hedman. The […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Regular season ends Friday for DHS hoops

There is interesting basketball to seen on Friday, it really just depends on the mode of transportation. Local fans on a bike or on foot can check out the Davis High girls as they send off their two seniors in a 7 p.m. contest against Elk Grove at The Cage. In their final game of […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Two locals in the mix at Northern Trust Open

LOS ANGELES — Four days after his big win at Pebble Beach, Phil Mickelson keeps right on rolling. Mickelson hit a driver off the deck from just under 300 yards on the par-5 11th that led to a two-putt birdie, and he ended a gorgeous afternoon Thursday at Riviera by chipping in from 35 feet […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

What a chance for beginning, seasoned tracksters

Until a decade ago, I rarely considered track and field. While my daughter attended Emerson Junior High all those years ago, I saw how her coach Leo Sacramento got the most from his kids (my Julie included); how he taught them to run faster, jump higher and, in real life, start thinking about reaching farther. […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,