Stone keeps Blue Devil soccer family, er, a family

Like father, like, ah, daughter? When Sara Stone was named as the new coach of the Davis High girls varsity soccer program, it was a homecoming of sorts. Stone, who is the darling of daddy Ashley Yudin (longtime DHS boys coach), was a game-changing midfielder for the Blue Devils in the mid-1990s. She went on […]

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

Aggies hope returning home will be the edge they need

After a strong start to the season, the UC Davis women’s basketball team knew it couldn’t rest on its record. Instead, the Aggies focused on three areas of improvement: defense, rebounding and shooting. By getting better in each area, UCD was certain it could challenge in the Big West Conference. But while the Aggies are […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Win over Lodi helps DHS frosh boys get to 6-6

After a win over Lodi on Wednesday, the Davis High freshman boys basketball team hit a bump in the road. But despite dropping games to River Valley and Dixon, the Blue Devils still enter Delta Valley Conference play this week in good shape at 6-6. Facing the Flames for the second time this season, DHS […]

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

Aggie men never get going against Anteaters

The UC Davis men’s basketball team’s season continued to plummet on Saturday as it fell to UC Irvine, 70-55, at The Pavilion. The loss was the club’s 11th in a row and third straight to start Big West Conference play. The game was rocky from the get-go, as the visitors came out white-hot. The Anteaters […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Marleau capitalizes in Sharks win

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period off a nifty, no-look pass from Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks extended their home hex over the Washington Capitals with a 5-2 victory on Saturday. Defensemen Jason Demers, Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored for the Sharks, who […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Dixon holds off DHS boys in 91-88 barnburner

Nursing a lead through most of the second half, visiting Dixon High managed to hold on for a 91-88 nonleague boys basketball victory over Davis High on Saturday. For the locals, the theme was familiar: the Blue Devils trailed by as many as 16 points before mounting a late comeback effort that fell short. “The […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

NFL roundup: Saints march on to face S.F.

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees and the Saints keep pouring on the points, rolling up the wins and rewriting the record books, too. Brees led an unstoppable offense by throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Stricker way ahead of everyone, including Watney, at TOC

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Steve Stricker, considered the best putter on the PGA Tour, felt as though he couldn’t miss Saturday at Kapalua. That meant big trouble for the rest of the field at the Tournament of Champions. Stricker made even some of the longer putts look like tap-ins on his way to a 10-under 63, […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie women suffer rare loss to Anteaters

IRVINE — Kasey Riecks finished with 14 points and seven rebounds and Sydnee Fipps added 10 points including a pair of 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the UC Davis women’s basketball team from losing to UC Irvine for the first time since 2006. The 60-54 defeat at the Bren Events Center on Saturday dropped […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS football meeting set for Tuesday

There will be a mandatory football meeting for players who plan on playing Blue Devil freshman, junior varsity or varsity football next fall and their parents on Tuesday in the library at Davis High, 315 W. 14th St. New families with players new to the program should arrive at 7 p.m., while returning players’ families are […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Now’s the time for new-look Devil boys

Time to get serious. Davis High’s boys have installed a crazy-quick, circus of a basketball scheme. For the past two months, the Blue Devils have been adjusting, tinkering and fine-tuning a system that sees the locals averaging 83 points a game — the most prolific prep scoring machine in California. After an 8-7 nonleague campaign […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Introducing ‘The Young & Entertaining’ Blue Devils

Maybe the Lady Blue Devils should offer themselves up as a television program — “The Young and the Entertaining.” Not a soap opera … That was last year. But try a cable show that follows the basketball adventures of a youthful group of Davis High students. Win or lose, the locals usually give their fans […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Yamamura leads UCD gymnasts at first meet

Junior Katie Yamamura scored a 9.800 on both uneven bars and balance beam en route to a meet-winning 38.725 all-around total, as the UC Davis gymnastics team opened its season with a 190.500 in a road dual meet on Friday. Host Arizona State won the meet with a 190.850 at at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Recruitment of next UCD AD inches forward

If things had gone according to plan, the UC Davis athletics department would be ordering business cards for the new athletic director right now. But plans can change. In October, the Recruitment Advisory Committee for the Director of Athletics formed by UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi began holding town-hall meetings to get input on the direction […]

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