UCD roundup: Aggie men eclipse century mark in basketball opener

Junior guard Ryan Sypkens had six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 30 points — 19 of them as UC Davis opened a 25-point halftime lead — to propel the UCD men’s basketball team to a 108-63 exhibition win over Menlo College on Friday night at The Pavilion. It was the only exhibition game on the […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis boys soccer adds to its arsenal

Just what every other school in the Sac-Joaquin Section soccer playoffs wanted to hear… Davis High has another scoring threat. In an efficient 5-0 first-round victory Thursday night over visiting Sheldon, the Blue Devils got two goals from mainstay Tom Nolan and two second-half tallies from David Villegas — a freshman who was just called […]

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

UCD roundup: Irvine edges Aggie women in Big West tourney

Amanda Hardeman scored in the 64th minute on Thursday night for the match’s only goal as top-seeded UC Irvine downed fourth-seeded UC Davis, 1-0, in a Big West Women’s Soccer Tournament semifinal match at Anteater Stadium. The loss ends a season that saw the Aggies (11-7-1) go 4-3-1 in the Big West to earn their first […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

That dessert looked good, but it’s just as well

For the second straight year, the Amgen Tour of California is missing Davis. It wasn’t for lack of trying as the Davis folks again put our city’s best foot forward — but organizers of the nation’s top cycling road race decided Santa Rosa would be the kickoff on May 13. Not having the Tour is […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS football will honor seniors Friday

Davis High closes out its football season tonight with a home game against Monterey Trail. Game time is 7:15 p.m. on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devils (2-6, 0-4 in Delta Valley Conference) are paced by the passing of quarterback Shayne Reagan (1,529 yards and 16 TDs) and the defense […]

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

Bicycling Hall of Fame at the center of a busy weekend

Saturday will be full of U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame festivities when four more legends of the pastime will be inducted in ceremonies at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. Mike Sinyard, founder of Specialized Bicycle Components, will be enshrined as a contributor to the sport. The late Bobby Walthour Jr., a U.S. National […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Last year’s result gives UCD confidence against Poly

It’s fitting that UC Davis will be honoring the 1971 Aggie team on Saturday during a Great West Conference football team against Cal Poly. That squad — which featured current UCD head coach Bob Biggs at quarterback, and former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti catching Biggs’ passes — is being honored this weekend. It is the […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis High squads start water polo title quests

MODESTO — Winners of two straight Sac-Joaquin Section championships, the top-seeded Davis High girls started their quest for crown No. 9 Friday morning at 8 a.m. against Bear Creek. The Delta Valley Conference champion Blue Devils will try to improve on their 25-4 record in the first round of playoffs at Johansen High. The Bruins […]

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

Remembering UCD’s Miracle Game

Where are they now? Bob Biggs: Head coach, UC Davis football Tay Thompson: Director of critical care, Massachusetts General Hospital Mike Bellotti: Former head coach, University of Oregon football, current ESPN commentator/analyst George Mock: Planning and executive adviser, ExxonMobil Kizomba C Mike Everly: Commercial real estate developer, C.B. Richard Ellis Investors, Los Angeles John Miller: Retired high school […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie comeback was simply miraculous

Come one, come all as we gather around the Aggie campfire and go back in time. Way, way back in time. Forty years to be exact. The date was Nov. 6, 1971, and as this young sports writer (see picture above) headed off to Cal State Hayward that Saturday morning, he had no idea he […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Six more Diamonds qualify for State Championships

Strong performances under pressure by Lily Heilmann, Kyra Mayfield, Clara Riggle, Julia Miyamoto, Katie Borowsky and Aubrey Watts at the Zone 3 Championships in Vallejo on Saturday, allowed them to qualify for the 2011 State Championships. The Davis Diamonds team is now up to 23 gymnasts who have earned a trip to the postseason. In […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Athletes speak out about possible future of UCD

UC Davis students’ fees provide 75 percent of the athletics budget, but the students themselves had provided less than half of the input at the first two town hall meetings designed to help determine the future of Aggie athletics. That changed at Wednesday’s meeting, hosted by the Associated Students of UCD, as approximately 150 people […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie men take eighth on the links

Matt Hansen tied for ninth overall after shooting a 69 in Wednesday’s third-round score, while freshman Jonny Baxter matched that score and the UC Davis men’s golf team finished eighth at the SCVB Pacific Invitational at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton. The Aggies finished at 23-over 875 behind tournament winner Oregon State. Hansen’s strong […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Shock are unbeaten at Prestige Cup

The Davis Legacy Shock, a U18 girls soccer team, was undefeated at last weekend’s Placer Prestige Cup, but with one win and two ties failed to advance to the championship game. In the Davis victory, Sarah Chase capitalized on a weak goal kick by the CAP FC goalie and put the ball in the net […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,