UCD roundup: Aggies outlast Pacific in OT

Kiele Argente scored from the right side in the third minute of overtime on Thursday as the UC Davis women’s soccer team defeated visiting Pacific, 3-2, in front of 615 fans at Aggie Soccer Stadium. The victory was UCD’s first over the Tigers during its four seasons of Big West Conference competition. It also was the […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Blue Devils take to the road for crucial DVC game

Trying to snap a three-game losing streak, Davis High takes to the road for another Delta Valley Conference football contest, this time with Laguna Creek. The game, which will be played at Elk Grove High, starts at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. The Blue Devils (2-3) lost 42-28 to the Cardinals (3-3) a year ago, but […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Grant meets its match a second time, 4-0, at DHS

This time, the Blue Devils were lying in wait … After having escaped with a 1-0 decision on Sept. 27 at Grant, Davis High wanted no mystery about which is the top school in Delta Valley Conference boys soccer. When Connor Anderson’s penalty kick at 78:40 put the finishing touch on the Devils’ 4-0 win […]

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Does ACME sell victories? The Aggies are ready for a win

With a large portion of the Homecoming crowd made up of alumni who only make it back to UC Davis for that one football game per season, fans often are more desperate for a win than the Aggies. That will not be the case Saturday against Texas-San Antonio. Sitting at 1-4, and coming off of […]

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Ducks can still quack without James

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over WASHINGTON STATE … the improving Cougars were the better team for most of four quarters at UCLA, but faded in the final minutes and are bitterly disappointed as they head into the meat of their schedule. Don’t expect the Cardinal to have pity. The Stanford folks are […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tom Hemmingsen is the Aggies’ mighty mite

The first time UC Davis wide receiver Tom Hemmingsen touched the football this season, it slipped through his fingers on a punt return and Arizona State recovered. The most recent time the Aggie sophomore had his hands on the ball was when he carried it into the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown reception last […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Rangers take 3-1 ALCS lead with extra-inning win

DETROIT — The Texas tag team of Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli was too much for the Detroit Tigers. Cruz made a rocket throw to keep the score tied, then hit a crushing three-run homer in the 11th inning off Jose Valverde that helped send the Rangers over the Tigers, 7-3, on Wednesday for a […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth softball: More competitive games for DYSA fall teams

The Davis Youth Softball Associations’ 14U squad played Lincoln close in a Game 1 loss before falling 12-0 in the second contest of a doubleheader. In the opener, an 11-8 defeat, DYSA’s McKenna Miller set the tone early by beating out an infield single and scoring on an RBI hit by Alex Ewing. A six-run […]

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Youth soccer: U10 girls from Sacramento succumb to a Stampede

The Davis Legacy Stampede, a U10 girls soccer team, won two league matches last weekend, beating the Sacramento United and the San Juan Spirits. Davis’ Anne Ayotte got things going during a 3-1 win over Sacramento with a quick turn-and-shoot maneuver in the box that surprised the goalkeeper and put the Stampede up early. In […]

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Youth roundup: Diamonds sparkle in San Rafael

A team of 26 athletes from Davis Diamonds Gymnastics traveled to San Rafael for the annual Tumble in the Jungle Junior Olympic meet last weekend where several locals posted powerful performances. Davis’ Kaelyn Perkins, Brenna Peterson and Lily Heilmann each won the all-around in their divisions, and Diamonds teams took silver in both Level 4 […]

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Davis girls take the torch from St. Francis

Veteran Davis High girls water polo coach Doug Wright spent the first part of this season feeling a sense of relief that his team didn’t have the pressure of being the favorite to win the Sac-Joaquin Section title. After Wednesday’s 5-4 win over rival St. Francis, that pressure is back. The Troubadours (12-1) came in […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Jesuit edges DHS boys in the pool

In a water polo match like Wednesday’s, where the teams combine to rattle the cage 26 times, a two-goal defeat is hardly definitive. For the Davis High boys, giving up three quick Jesuit goals and battling back to make it a one-goal contest late in a 14-12 road loss to the Marauders, this just means […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS roundup: Devil field hockey knocks off Chico

Riding three straight shutouts and playing a much better brand of field hockey than it was a few weeks ago, Davis High’s matchup with Eastern Athletic League frontrunner Chico came at just the right time. The Blue Devils made it four consecutive shutouts on Wednesday, traveling north to hand the Panthers a 2-0 loss, Chico’s […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Improved tackling mandatory if DHS wants to compete

What now? Coming off a 62-21 thrashing at the hands of Franklin in last week’s Delta Valley Conference opener, how do Davis High football players — and coaches — dig down and bounce back? “Every week is gut check week,” said Blue Devil head coach Steve Smyte. “Every time you strap on a helmet, you […]

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