UCD men’s golfers prepare by competing with each other

Who doesn’t remember an earthquake or fire drill in elementary school? Lining up quietly, marching single-file to the black top, waiting for the all-clear bell. The drills were repeated over and over so that in the event of an actual emergency everyone knew what to do. No panic. No rush. Just do what needed to […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Think Michigan game day. The rah-rah is just scaled down

Think game day at the University of Michigan or Stanford. Picture that pomp and pageantry? The excitement? Terrific football on the field. Enthusiasm and encouragement from the pep squads on the sidelines. Now, imagine a 3/5ths scale of that spectacle every Saturday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Thanks to the vision and commitment of […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Playoffs next for six Junior Blue Devil teams

The Davis Junior Blue Devil youth tackle football program’s regular season is over, but for six of the seven local teams, at least one more game is to be had as the playoffs begin Saturday at sites throughout the northland. With squads in divisions I and III of the Sacramento Youth Football League, the Junior […]

October 25, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Two late goals lift first-place Aggie men

Freshman forward Matt Wiesenfarth scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute, then sophomore midfielder Alex Aguiar converted a go-ahead penalty kick to complete UC Davis’ comeback from a late 1-0 deficit for a 2-1 victory in Big West Conference men’s soccer action at Aggie Soccer Stadium on Saturday in front of 765 fans. The Aggies, […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Pujols powers Cardinals to a 2-1 World Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas — Albert Pujols simply let his bat make all the noise. And boy, it was pretty loud. Pujols hit three impressive home runs to tie the World Series record, amassing five hits and six RBIs Saturday night as the St. Louis Cardinals romped past the Texas Rangers 16-7 for a 2-1 edge. The […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

FCS roundup: Cal Poly holds off North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Andre Broadous threw for two touchdowns and Cal Poly withstood a late rally to defeat North Dakota, 23-19, in  Great West Conference matchup on Saturday. Broadous threw TD passes to Jake Romanelli and Akaninyene Umoh, and James Langford kicked three field goals as the Mustangs (4-3, 2-0) built a 23-6 lead. […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

DHS grad Smith gets his chance to shine for UCD

By Dan Genzler For head coach Bob Biggs, UC Davis receiver Dwight Smith, a Davis High graduate, is an unsung hero. “He is a guy that has fought to make it onto the roster and fought for playing time,” Biggs said of the 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior. “He has been productive with opportunity. Now, he is […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Another close Aggie/Coyote game goes to South Dakota

By Dan Genzler VERMILLLION, S.D. — When UC Davis and South Dakota get together, the game always comes down to a play at the end. In each of the previous two games, both Aggie wins (17-13 in 2010 and 24-23 in OT in 2009 at the DakotaDome), the things were decided in the final quarter. […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks’ Thornton’s return to Boston is a happy one

BOSTON — Joe Thornton returned to Boston in his 1,001st NHL game for a video tribute and an early assist as the San Jose Sharks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins, 4-2, on Saturday. Benn Ferriero broke a third-period tie with 11:12 left, and Anti Niemi stopped 37 shots for the Sharks, who have […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS roundup: Blue Devil girls dominate their own tourney

The Davis High girls won all five of their games against quality competition, winning even more convincingly than the scores make it appear, as they hosted the Davis Fall Classic at the Schaal Aquatics Center. In Friday’s opener against St. Mary’s, the Blue Devils (21-3)  were ahead 7-1 with just minutes to go before the […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A little Dodger girl remembers Grandpa and Jackie

Sixty-six years ago on this day, the face of Major League Baseball changed forever — and with the Brooklyn Dodgers’ signing of organized baseball’s first black player, Jackie Robinson, America was forced to search its soul regarding meaningful civil rights. It was Oct. 23, 1945, in Montreal. Robinson, Montreal Royals President Hector Racine and Dodger […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

They’re baaaccckk! Grant returns to form at DHS, 58-0

Please, move along. There’s nothing to see here. In what turned out to be a 58-0 thrashing by visiting Grant High, there was little to write home about Friday night on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Managing only 56 yards of total offense, Davis found itself down 37-0 at halftime. Mercifully, the […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV Devils can’t hang with Grant

As the Davis High Junior Varsity football team found out Friday, it’s not easy to keep pace with the Pacers. Grant steamrolled the Blue Devils, 56-6, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, rolling up 30 first-half points while holding DHS to a mere 13 offensive plays before intermission. Quinn Williams gave the Devils their lone […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

1-4 start to an Aggie season? Don’t worry

WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF? … after the Aggie football team dropped to 1-4 earlier this month with a shocking 23-17 loss to Division II Humboldt State, I was stunned to see some readers of the sports section of this very newspaper publicly call for a re-evaluation of the UC Davis program, including sacking the head […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,