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Vernau wins individual title but Marauders edge Devils

FOLSOM — Coming into the Sac-Joaquin Section championship at Willow Hill Reservoir Park, the Davis High boys cross country team knew it would need performances of a lifetime from several runners to upset Delta League champion Jesuit. As the six Blue Devil finishers crossed the line, clearly exhausted from giving maximum effort — and needing help from […]

Blue Devil girls cruise to cross country crown

FOLSOM — For the first time in her four-year prep career, Davis High senior Fiona O’Keeffe won’t enter the state cross country meet as the Sac-Joaquin Section individual champion. Not because she was upset, though. Rather, Blue Devil head coach Bill Gregg made the decision to rest O’Keeffe, confident that the DHS girls would take the section […]

Late-game collapse ruins Aggie men’s party

“They’re disappointed, I’m disappointed,” UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les said after Friday’s stunning late-game meltdown led to a 79-71 overtime loss to visiting North Dakota State. “The beauty of it is we get to play again Sunday. We’ll forget about this one quickly.” With 2:10 remaining in what was once a festive opening-night […]

In it for a while, young UCD women fall to Stanford

One thing is for sure, the UC Davis women don’t back off a good basketball opponent. Each of the past two seasons, the Aggies have come face-to-face with nine-time national champion Connecticut. Stanford — which has become an annual test for UCD — pranced into town Friday with its No. 14 ranking and got a […]

Halsted, Barr pace Aggie runners at West Regional

SEATTLE — UC Davis seniors Erika Barr and Trevor Halsted — a Davis High graduate — each finished 27th overall in their respective races, leading the Aggie men and women to top-15 placings in the 2015 NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships at the Jefferson Golf Course in Seattle on Friday. UCD’s women team finished 15th overall […]

Grant football player killed in Friday shooting

SACRAMENTO — The Grant High School community remains in shock today after a Friday afternoon shooting left one prep football player dead and another wounded. Killed while he and Pacer teammates made a “food run” was Jaulon Clavo, a starting cornerback for Grant. Teammate Malik Johnson was wounded in the shooting, which remains an open […]

Davis runners prepare for section championships

Visit the cross country section of the California Interscholastic Federation’s website for its Sac-Joaquin Section satellite and, front and center, you’re greeted with a massive photo of Davis High star runner Fiona O’Keeffe. While the three-time defending champion is certainly the favorite at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships Saturday at Willow Hill in Folsom, she is by […]

Dunning: Could Trojans still win the Pac-12 title?

This week’s picks are as follows: BAYLOR over OKLAHOMA … two red-hot teams out to impress the college football playoff committee, which has yet to show the Big 12 any respect. USC over COLORADO … the Trojans are still eyeing that Pac-12 title. UTAH over ARIZONA … my how the Utes wish they could have […]

UCD hoopsters open with a Friday night doubleheader

The UC Davis basketball teams aren’t easing into the 2015-16 campaign, as they host a pair of squads that reached last year’s NCAA Tournament in a season-opening doubleheader on Friday at The Pavilion. The Aggie men host North Dakota State at 5:30 p.m. with the local women following against No. 14 Stanford around 7:30 p.m. […]

Squyres will have left her mark on Aggie volleyball

“It’s definitely a blessing for me to have her on the team. She’s been a leader the last two years on the court with her ability to score points. It was nice to come in with her already there.” Those are the words of second-year UC Davis volleyball coach Dan Conners, who was talking about […]

The Blue Devil Letters: Five DHS stars officially sign with colleges

In a fun lunchtime event on Thursday in the North Gym, five Davis High athletic standouts signed letters of intent to play their sports in college next season. They are Chenoa Devine, a U.S Junior National Swim Team member and Olympic Trials participant who will compete for Cal; Andrew Arnheiter, an all-league golfer who will […]

MVP Doten leads Devil dominance of all-league water polo squads

Not surprisingly for the conference champion, No. 1 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Tournament and six-time defending CIF champ, the Davis High girls water polo team cleaned up when the All-Delta League selections were announced Thursday. The Blue Devils (23-8) now head into Saturday’s SJS championship contest against St. Francis with nine of their players bringing some all-league […]

Gould responds to ‘out of his element’ critique

Unfortunately for Aggie Nation, it has a football program that has won just three of its last 20 games. When a program that once won more than two decades’ worth of consecutive conference championships falls on such hard times, there has to be a reason (or reasons). It’s easy to look at Ron Gould’s 8-24 […]

Aggie QB Scott probably done for year; Spencer takes reins

C.J. Spencer knew his turn at the helm of the UC Davis offense was coming. The redshirt freshman quarterback by way of Inderkum High was a dutiful student last season. Judging from a couple of early fill-in performances this fall, Spencer would be ready for his closeup when called upon. However, with junior QB Ben […]

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