Aggies fall to Gauchos in Big West water polo action

SANTA BARBARA — Nine Gaucho players and five Aggies scored goals as No. 14 UC Santa Barbara protected an early lead in a 9-5 women’s water polo win Sunday over No. 15 UC Davis. The Big West Conference action took place at Campus Pool. UCD slips to 16-9 for the year and 0-2 in conference […]

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UCD blanks UC San Diego, 7-0

The No. 66 UC Davis women’s tennis team won in straight sets in all but one singles match en route to a 7-0 sweep of the UC San Diego Tritons on Sunday at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. After taking two out of three doubles matches, the Aggies made quick work of the Tritons, winning […]

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Aggies can’t get past Grizzlies in tennis

The UC Davis men’s tennis team had two singles wins but also suffered a pair of three-set losses en route to a 5-2 loss to Montana on Sunday at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. After dropping the doubles point, the Aggies had some narrow defeats in singles competition despite wins from Connor Coates and Kyle […]

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UConn holds off Kentucky in national semifinal

HOUSTON — When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody’s better than Kemba and Connecticut. Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its 10th straight victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away […]

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UCD roundup: Two gymnasts perform well at NCAA regionals

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Senior Marcy Miller placed sixth in the all-around with a 38.775, while freshman Anna Shumaker scored a 9.750 on vault to represent UC Davis at the NCAA Corvallis Region Gymnastics Championship at Gill Coliseum on Saturday night. Third-ranked host Oregon State and 10th-ranked Nebraska captured the top two team finishes and will advance […]

Seattle’s Suzuki sets mark in win at Oakland

OAKLAND — Ichiro Suzuki had two infield hits to become Seattle’s career leader, including a bouncer in the ninth that drove in the go-ahead run in the Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night. Suzuki reached on an infield single in the third, then did it again with his record-breaking hit off […]

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Butler is back in the title game

HOUSTON — Shelvin Mack wasn’t daunted by playing on college basketball’s biggest stage. After all, this was nothing new for Butler. Mack scored 24 points, including 10 straight in a key second-half run, and the Bulldogs beat Virginia Commonwealth, 70-62, on Saturday night for their second straight trip to the title game. “We’re just looking […]

Sports briefs: DHS coach is happy with his hard-training swimmers

SACRAMENTO — Davis High boys swim coach Tracy Stapleton knows it’s a long season … so, the team results of a Friday nonleague tri-meet on Friday were OK by him. Finishing behind triumphant Bellarmine (San Jose) 122-48 and host Jesuit 100-70, the Blue Devils nonetheless had a “good meet,” according to their veteran mentor. “You […]

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Aggies collect themselves, split with Matadors

On Saturday, Aggie fans got to see the Good Alex Holmes and the So-so Alex Holmes. Thanks to the Good Alex Holmes, UC Davis managed a doubleheader softball split with visiting Cal State Northridge before 150 fans at La Rue Field. In a first-game setback, 7-3, the so-so Holmes pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing five […]

DHS grants no hits to the Pacers

After a hard-fought win against archrival Jesuit at Raley Field on Monday was followed by a come-from-behind victory over Vintage the next day, one could assume that the Davis High baseball team would be too fatigued to put in a quality effort on Friday in its Delta Valley Conference opener against Grant. Well, April Fools. […]

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Fullerton overpowers UCD in two baseball games

A day after losing 14-0 to No. 12 Cal State Fullerton, the UC Davis baseball team kept the game more competitive on Saturday, hanging around until late in a 7-0 loss to Titans at Dobbins Stadium. Saturday’s contest was scoreless through seven innings, with UCD starter Anthony Kupbens holding down the potent Fullerton attack until […]

Giants first win is a blowout

LOS ANGELES — After going winless in his first 14 starts against the Dodgers, Matt Cain has proven more than able ever since. The right-hander scattered five hits over six innings, Aubrey Huff and Freddy Sanchez drove in three runs each and the San Francisco Giants won 10-0 on Saturday for their first win of […]

French youth baseball players are the toast of the town

Bienvenue à Davis, nos amis français … Maintenant, jouer à la balle! On Friday, a contingent of baseball-playing youngsters (and their parents and chaperones) arrived in town to begin a weeklong immersion in the national pastime — and Northern California. Davis Little League’s Tom Locker has been the local conduit for the visit. It was […]

No way to treat a guest: Alaska loses, 6-0

In a community that is noted for its environmental concern, the Davis High girls soccer team might have gone counter to that reputation on Friday. With a defense that melted an accomplished Juneau-Douglas offense, the Blue Devils almost drove the Crimson Bears to extinction, 6-0, at Yudin Field. It was the fourth DHS win over […]

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