UCD roundup: Aggie women capture Big West cross country championship

With three runners in the top 10, including Sarah Sumpter in second place, the UC Davis women’s cross country team brought home its first Big West Conference championship on Saturday at UC Riverside’s Ag/Ops Course. Sumpter clocked in at 20:33.7 in the women’s 6K race, finishing just six seconds behind Long Beach State’s Rosa Del […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

GW roundup: Cal Poly rallies to get past South Dakota

SAN LUIS OBISPO — James Langford kicked a 39-yard field goal with 36 seconds left to lift Cal Poly to a 27-24 victory over South Dakota on Saturday. After trailing 17-0 at halftime, the Mustangs (5-3, 3-0 Great West) got on the board in the third quarter with a field goal by Langford and a […]

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Sachi Wong DHS field hockey vs. River Valley photo

DHS senior Sachi Wong handles the ball during a game against River Valley on Friday in the Eastern Athletic League tournament. The Blue Devils hosted the tournament and won three games on Friday before being upset by Pleasant Valley on Saturday morning. Chico defeated Yuba City, 3-1, in the title game.

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DHS girls meet an old friend in the NorCal title game

Davis High’s back-and-forth with St. Francis in girls water polo continued Saturday as the Troubadours posted their second 6-3 win over the Blue Devils this season to capture the NorCal tournament title. The two SFHS wins were sandwiched around a 5-4 victory by DHS (25-4) on Oct. 12, and the two teams are likely to […]

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Shelton likes UCD defense’s effort, but not the result

CEDAR CITY, Utah — UC Davis strong safety Patrick Shelton — like most of his defensive brethren — brought all he had against Southern Utah University on Saturday. Shelton wasn’t happy. This 34-3 Aggie loss didn’t set well with the Canoga Park native. But he understands that his teammates “did what they could.” Satisfied? Hardly. […]

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Devils run away with DVC cross country titles

It was a clean sweep on Saturday as the Davis High cross country team took first place in the boys and girls races at the Delta Valley Conference Championship. In addition to winning the league titles, the Blue Devils got a chance to run on the same course — Willow Hill in Folsom — on […]

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DHS JV starts strong in loss

Sometimes it’s not how well a football team plays for a half, or even three quarters, but how it finishes. The Davis High junior varsity team found this out the hard way on Friday, after it appeared to ice the game at 24-7 on a six-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Quinn Williams with 11:36 left […]

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Busy cycling weekend surrounds Hall induction ceremony

While the weekend focus is on the four inductees to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Saturday features a couple of auxiliary events for enthusiasts of the sport/pastime. Institution President Joe Herget says “(a) panel discussion will feature 10 great American cyclists who will discuss what racing life was like as a competitive cyclist during […]

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Four cycling legends set four Hall of Fame induction

From the man who created the mountain-biking craze in America to a legend of the roaring ’20s when track cycling was in its heyday, the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame welcomes four more inductees Saturday in a ceremony at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall. The Class of 2011 features off-road competitor Ruthie Matthes, modern racer Marty […]

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Sharks’ streak reaches five with OT win

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — San Jose coach Todd McLellan was happy enough to laugh about the winning goal, even if it didn’t come on the play he designed. Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give the surging Sharks a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. “We were talking […]

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Blue Devils don’t go easily against the Herd

On paper, Davis High’s football game at Elk Grove on Friday night amounted to just another mark in the loss column. But considering the fact that the Blue Devils went into the road matchup against the third-ranked team in Northern California riddled by injuries, and kept the game close before losing 35-18, the effort holds […]

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Turnovers, lack of offense, betray Aggies in Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Oh, those turnovers! For the second straight game, UC Davis played fast and loose with the football in a 34-3 Great West Conference loss to nemesis Southern Utah on Saturday. The Thunderbirds have won three in row against the Aggies (2-6, 0-2), outscoring the locals 145- 59 in those games. And […]

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Texas can’t hold ’em; Game 7 in the Cards

ST. LOUIS — Twice down to their last strike, the St. Louis Cardinals kept rallying to win one of baseball’s greatest thrillers. David Freese completed a startling night of comebacks with a home run leading off the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Texas 10-9 on Thursday, and suddenly fans all over got something […]

October 28, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Gross — is how opponents feel when this Devil takes the field

Ryan Gross will be the first to tell you: Davis High’s soccer juggernaut is a team effort. The brilliant senior midfielder says any number of players can get the job done — and they often do. Even after a 3-1 loss to Franklin on Thursday — with Tom Nolan contributing the only goal — the […]

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