Aggie women back on track with win over Hornets

Back on track. After back-to-back road losses to Santa Clara and No. 5 Stanford, UC Davis returned home Sunday and used some long-range artillery to send the Sacramento State women packing, 68-57. Hitting 11-of-27 from Three-Point Land, UCD ran its record to 6-2. Tied at 44 with 8:49 remaining, the Aggies went on a 21-4 […]

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Big second period lifts Panthers over Sharks

SAN JOSE — Tomas Fleischmann scored the tiebreaking goal and Jack Skille added a short-handed score in a three-goal second period that carried the Florida Panthers to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Stephen Weiss, former Shark Marco Sturm and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for the Panthers, who beat the […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Record-setting Friday for UCD women

The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team had six swimmers post times in the top 10 in school history on Friday, the second day of the Missouri Invitational. In addition, Liliana Alvarez won the 100-yard breaststroke for the Aggies with a time of 1:00.95 and also met the NCAA qualifying B standard at the […]

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College basketball roundup: No. 1 Kentucky edges North Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Pushed and pressured all day, Anthony Davis finally went somewhere else no one could on the floor. Up. The freshman soared to block John Henson’s shot in the final seconds and No. 1 Kentucky held on to beat No. 5 North Carolina 73-72 on Saturday to extend the Wildcats’ home winning streak […]

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College football roundup: Honey Badger helps LSU to an SEC title

ATLANTA — LSU slogged its way through a brutal first half. The nation’s top-ranked team had only 12 yards and not even a single first down. The “Honey Badger” didn’t care. He just took what he wanted — a trip to the national championship game. Tyrann Mathieu turned in an MVP performance when the Tigers […]

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Another poor defensive outing costs UCD men

All the lights-out, crowd-pleasing offense in the world isn’t going to be enough if the UC Davis men’s basketball team can’t find a way to fix its Achilles’ heel: defense, or lack thereof. The Aggies were wrecked, 94-74, by Idaho on Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion. It was a game in which UCD’s comeback attempts […]

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Here come the Sheilas. Speck gets Aussie flavor

G’day, mate. All you sheilas who will be blowing your didgeridoos in an attempt to be the tall poppies this week in the Dorothy Speck Memorial Basketball Tournament, come on out and barrack for your favorite team as Eltham College Prep comes to town. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oy, oy, oy! Eltham is an Australian girls team […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Woods loses lead; Watney plays better Saturday

THOUSAND OAKS — Tiger Woods lost his three-shot margin with every shot that looked good until the wind decided otherwise. He lost his lead Saturday in the Chevron World Challenge because of something that was really out of his control. Zach Johnson was 163 yards away in the 18th fairway, one shot behind and hopeful […]

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Aiello’s retiring, but boys lacrosse is going strong

Lacrosse, an acquired taste of a pastime, has made its way into the seemingly full hearts of Davis area athletes over the past decade. While it’s one of North America’s oldest sports (did soccer come first?), lacrosse now has two thriving local programs at the high school, good teams going full bore at UC Davis […]

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So, Mrs. Gump, how do like the Blue Devils?

MORRO BAY — Forrest Gump’s mom loved the metaphor that life “is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’re going to get.” After seeing a glimpse of what the Davis High boys have in store on the basketball court this year, Mrs. Gump would have purchased Blue Devil season tickets. DHS […]

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Lacrosse swap Saturday

The Davis High School boys lacrosse team is hosting its second annual Lacrosse Swap from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Junior High multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports on the West Coast, and sometimes gear is hard to come by. The swap is […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

St. Francis takes it to visiting Devils, 59-32

SACRAMENTO — Throw this one back. Playing their third game in four nights, the Davis High girls basketballers were mashed on the boards while committing 30 turnovers in a 59-32 nonleague defeat at St. Francis. “We can play with them. I know we can,” Blue Devil coach Karen Foster said afterward. “But we couldn’t have […]

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Aggies make waves at invite

Battling stellar programs, the UC Davis women’s swim team turned in several solid performances in the first day of the Mizzou Invitational on Thursday in Columbia, Mo. The host Tigers, who are in first place with 695.5 points, swept the relays. Missouri won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 29.48 seconds. The Aggies team of […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

‘Can the night get any better?’

“Can the night get any better?” That’s all my email from Davis High basketball coach Karen Foster said Wednesday night. Hmmmm. Let me see… Her Blue Devils were coming off a 53-46 victory over visiting Natomas. While her charges didn’t play spectacular ball, they can be forgiven for the uneven performance. After the two schools […]

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