Sports briefs: UCD men get Northern Arizona in BracketBusters

In what could be a welcome break from the challenging Big West Conference schedule, the struggling UC Davis men’s basketball team will get a nonleague matchup against Northern Arizona of the Big Sky in their ESPN Sears BracketBusters game set for Feb. 18. The Aggies (1-18, 0-8 Big West) will be playing their fifth consecutive […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

West Coast events are extra-special for the Watneys

By Garrett Johnston Davis High graduate Nick Watney finished the first event on the PGA Tourʼs West Coast Swing — the Farmerʼs Insurance Open in San Diego — on Sunday. Although he didnʼt shoot as well as he wanted to on the weekend (finishing tied for 60th), the setting allowed him to enjoy the week […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Understanding the district’s athletic personnel policies

In the past 12 months, two personnel matters connected to Davis High School sports have generated public debate and resulted in head-turning numbers of comments on The Davis Enterprise website. The one firing (ex-Lady Blue Devil coach Jeff Christian) and the one hiring (new DHS girls soccer coach Sara Stone) have polarized the sports community. […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Mustangs’ sally cost UCD men their second win

There are millions of ways to lose a basketball game and, after Saturday night, the UC Davis men’s team appears destined to experience them all. The Aggies (1-19 overall and 0-8 in Big West play) built up a 17-point second-half lead over Cal Poly, only to see the Mustangs whittle it down and steal a […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Utah is too much for Jimmer, Kings

SALT LAKE CITY — The stage was all set Saturday night for Jimmer Fredette, in a state where “Jimmermania” had taken hold. Instead of draining what could have been a game-winning 3-pointer for Sacramento with 4.2 seconds left, the former Brigham Young star launched an air ball. The Utah Jazz hung on for a 96-93 […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: UCSB spoils Aggie swim team’s Senior Day

Senior Kayleigh Foley posted a pair of event wins in the final home meet of the season for the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team, but UC Santa Barbara hung on for a 162-138 victory on Saturday at the Schaal Aquatics Center. The Aggies had their dual meet win streak snapped at five and […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

NBA roundup: Lakers fall to 1-7 on the road with loss

MILWAUKEE — Drew Gooden scored 23 points and the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks made sure the Lakers’ road struggles continued, beating Los Angeles, 100-89, on Saturday. Kobe Bryant scored 27 for the Lakers, who are 1-7 on the road this season. Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Dunleavy added 15 points each for the Bucks, who managed to […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Forgettable performance by Aggie women at Cal Poly

Hannah Stephens led three UC Davis women’s basketball players in double figures, but Cal Poly took control early and didn’t let go in an 87-65 victory on Saturday at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo. The Aggies fell to 13-7 overall and both UCD and Cal Poly (8-12) are now 5-3 in Big West Conference […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Watney puts his off day in perspective

By Garrett Johnston SAN DIEGO — Nick Watney, a Davis High graduate who is having his share of success on the PGA Tour, is playing the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego this weekend. After starting strong with a 69 in Thursday’s first round and a 68 in Round 2 […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Devils need 3 OTs to squeak past Elk Grove, 86-84

At halftime on Friday, Davis schools got 100,000 clams. Several times late in the contest, the Blue Devils got a little crabby. Eventually, this bouillabaisse of a boys basketball game sent its 650 fans home savoring a smorgasbord of intriguing moments and — most importantly — DHS got a much-needed Delta Valley Conference victory. It […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Snap goes the Lady Blue Devil skid as The Herd falls

ELK GROVE — Davis High girls basketball fans! Attention! Introducing sophomore Danielle Gantar, point guard. Looking for a spark after dropping six consecutive games — including four straight Delta Valley Conference outings — Lady Blue Devil coach Karen Foster may have found  a flame in the emerging and versatile Gantar. Handling Elk Grove’s full-court pressure […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Woods is finally back in a familiar spot — the 54-hole lead

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going. He finally won two months ago against an 18-man field in California. On Saturday, against the strongest field golf has seen in […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS soccer tryouts start Wednesday for younger girls

The tryout process for ninth- and 10th-graders who want to play Blue Devil soccer in the spring begins with orientation and conditioning/testing on Wednesday 4 to 5:30 p.m. The workout, which will be supervised by junior varsity coach Bob Smith, goes on rain or shine and players should meet at the solar panels next to […]

January 28, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Aggie men blown out by Gauchos at The Pavilion

An injury-riddled UC Davis men’s basketball team was no match for UC Santa Barbara’s inside-outside combo of Alan Williams and Orlando Johnson on Thursday night at The Pavilion. The Aggies watched Johnson shred them from the perimeter for 21 points and six assists, and saw Williams rack up 14 points, 12 rebounds (including nine offensive) […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,