UCD women ace test from UCR

There are moments in every season where a team gets tested. The UC Davis women’s basketball squad’s midterm was Saturday against UC Riverside. The Aggies, coming off of a tough loss to UC Irvine on Thursday, stepped up and passed the exam with flying colors, topping the Highlanders, 67-46, in Big West Conference action at […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lid is on basket again as Lady Blue Devils fall short

“It wasn’t for lack of effort,” Lady Blue Devils coach Karen Foster said after her girls dropped a 63-34 decision to visiting Monterey Trail on Friday. “One of these days the cellophane will come off the rim for us.” Playing before a crowd of 1,123 that broke the Davis High basketball attendance record, the locals […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Frenzy. Blue Devil boys please record-breaking fans

Apollo Creed said it best at the end of “Rocky.” “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” After being unceremoniously upset on the road last month by Monterey Trail, the Davis High boys had all they could handle Friday night in finally getting past the upstart Mustangs. However, before a Break the Record Night all-time attendance mark of […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Hoops tryouts start Sunday for eighth-grade girls

Tryouts for the Davis Hoops Wildcats’ eighth-grade girls AAU basketball squad start Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Dixon High School old gym, 555 College Way. Two more days of tryouts will be scheduled for this week in Davis. Players who make the team will practice twice a week in Davis and Dixon. For more […]

February 11, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Aggie men taste victory

In the moments after the UC Davis men’s basketball team’s game with Cal State Northridge on Thursday night, The Pavilion shook with a sound that had not been heard in months: fans celebrating a victory by the Aggie men. Eddie Miller scored 24 points and Tyler Les drained a game-sealing 3-pointer with less than a […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings bring down the Thunder

SACRAMENTO — Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points and nine rebounds and the Sacramento Kings rallied to beat Oklahoma City 106-101 on Thursday, dropping the Thunder to second overall in the NBA. The Kings didn’t make a field goal in the final two minutes, but still kept the crowd that was […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Cruising along, then suddenly disaster for Aggie women

This was a five-aspirin headache of an outing. Leading by 15 points in the second half, the UC Davis women’s basketball team suddenly struggled on defense, eventually finding itself on the short end of a 68-59 defeat by visiting UC Irvine. After using their normal, smothering defense to carve out a 28-27 first-half lead before […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Jelly Belly pro cycling team visits U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

The Jelly Belly professional cycling team is conducting its annual training camp in Fairfield this week and on Thursday, team officials surprised the athletes by sending them on a training ride to Davis for a private tour of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Team Jelly Belly was familiar with Davis after having participated in […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Aggie athletes accumulate awards

Whoever delivers the hardware to the UC Davis athletic office is putting in some hard work this week. Not only was Megan Heneghan selected as the Big West Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, but Aggie football players Sean Davies and Anthony Kaspar also were named to the 2011 Great West Fall Academic All-Conference Team. […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Watney starts well at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH — After one day of the Pebble Beach National, Dustin Johnson is part of a three-way tie at the top, Tiger Woods is five shots back and lurking in between is Davis High graduate Nick Watney. In an event that is the closest to his Dixon home that any tournament will be this season, […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Grab some ice cream with a King

Hurry. If you’re reading this in print, get your hot fudge sundae money out and hustle over to Baskin-Robbins, 236 E St., now! Popular Sacramento Kings rookie Isaiah Thomas will sign autographs Friday night and accommodate picture-takers (at least among the first 200 fans to queue up). Thomas will arrive just before 6 p.m. and […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Sharks get burned by Flames

SAN JOSE — Olli Jokinen capitalized on a turnover by Colin White to break a third-period tie with his third goal of the game, and the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-3, on Wednesday. Jokinen also assisted on Jarome Iginla’s second-period goal to help Miikka Kiprusoff earn his 300th NHL win and end […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

1962 was a season of perfection for the Blue Devils

“A 14-man contingent of ready and willing varsity basketball players from a little school somewhere in the Sacramento Valley — named Davis High — shocked the California basketball world … by defeating Goliathian entries from Downey (Modesto), Swett (Crockett) and Antioch to bring home the first-place trophy in the Tracy Lions Club Invitational.” — The […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: All-Davis soccer match goes to the Tiki-Taka

The Davis Tiki-Taka, a U19 boys soccer team, won two competitive matches on Saturday, edging their crosstown rivals, Davis Two, 2-1, and then defeating Stockton, 2-0. In the first matchup, Conor Wuertz and Estevan Carillo played great defense for the locals in front of goalkeeper Anders Young, and Luke Hampton opened the scoring when he bent […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,