No. 12 Stanford holds off UCD on the diamond

STANFORD — After watching Tyler Gaffney blast a home run in the fourth inning to put No. 12 Stanford up three runs on Monday, the UC Davis baseball team had an answer in the top of the fifth. That answer — a two-run single by Daniel Cepin — cut the lead to 3-2. Unfortunately, neither […]

Raber paces Aggie men at Day 1 of Duck Invite

EUGENE, Ore. — Tyler Raber is tied for 11th at 1-under 143 and the UC Davis men’s golf team is tied for eighth at 19-over after completing 36 holes on Monday at the Oregon Duck Invitational at the Eugene Country Club. Raber, a DHS graduate, finished his first 18 holes at an even 72, after carding […]

Dossa shines as DHS boys play on a sloppy course

As big a role as concentration and focus play in golf on a perfect day, they become even more important when players are facing the challenge of poor conditions. On Monday at the Wolfpack Invitational, the Davis High boys battled through the sloppy day at Gold Hills golf course to take third place overall. With […]

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What’s left to say about Sandy?

So many people, in so many places, have said it so well over the years … Outgoing UC Davis women’s basketball coach Sandy Simpson is the Real Deal. A great guy, terrific family man and heckuva coach, he’s someone who certainly hasn’t left the cupboard bare now that he’s packing it in after 33 years […]

DHS boys hang tough at tennis event

Members of the Davis High boys team could have given up after they dropped their first two matches at the DHHS Tennis Coastal Championships over the weekend. Instead, the Blue Devils met the challenge and came back to win their final two matchups and even their record at 2-2 for the event, which featured matches […]

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UCD women’s golf still near the top at the Battle of Rancho Bernardo

SAN DIEGO — The 18th-ranked UC Davis women’s golf squad dropped two spots but remained in the top five after Monday’s second round of the Battle at Rancho Bernardo. Amy Simanton and Demi Runas each shot 4-over 76s for the Aggies, who went into Tuesday’s final round in fourth place. UCD fired a collective team […]

Aggie gymnastics reaps rewards

The UC Davis gymnastics team didn’t have a competition on Monday, but that didn’t stop it from being a banner day for the Aggie program. UCD senior Marcy Miller and freshman Anna Shumaker officially got their individual at-large berths on Monday, while three other Aggie were designated as alternates, for the NCAA Corvallis Regional. The […]

Blue Devil JV baseballers roll, 15-4, over Napa

NAPA — Davis High’s junior varsity baseball team scored 10 runs in the fourth and cruised to a 15-4 victory Thursday on the road at Napa. In the second inning, with one out, Daniel Martin singled, advanced on a fielder’s choice by Shane Norton and scored on Manny Guerrero’s single. Three straight walks to Jake Miille, […]

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AAA gets season started, then raindrops come

It was a rousing first day to the AAA-division Davis Little League season as close games were the norm on March 12. Mariners 9, Rangers 9: It doesn’t get any closer than a tie … For the Rangers, Billy Easton, Will Smith, Ian Smith and Charlie Easton all got base hits and Casey Freese had […]

Rain doesn’t dampen first Little League weekend

It was a festive Opening Day for Davis Little League as almost 1,000 people attended a colorful ceremony on March 12 — and before rains came later on, a full weekend of majors-division games was played. Cubs 5, Padres 4: In an early nail-biter, the Cubs got past the Padres as Jacob Avila drove in […]

Woodland comes up clutch to win at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Gary Woodland, a pure athlete who only started serious golf competition eight years ago, figured out quickly that hitting the ball from here to the moon was not going to help him win tournaments. Perhaps it was only fitting that his biggest shot Sunday at the Transitions Championship came with his […]

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No. 16 Ags split water polo doubleheader

BERKELEY — Sophomores Jessica Dunn and Carmen Eggert each totaled four goals as 16th-ranked UC Davis split a women’s water polo doubleheader at Spieker Aquatic Center on Sunday. The Aggies stormed to a 17-8 win over George Washington in early-morning action, then fell to No. 2 California by a 15-7 final. UCD moves to 13-6 […]

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Aggie golfers in second place against top teams

SAN DIEGO — Paced by Amy Simanton’s 1-under 71 and four Aggies in the top 35, the No. 18 UC Davis women’s golf team made an early statement at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn, finishing Sunday in second place and in front of five teams ranked in the top 10. The high-powered tournament features […]

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UCD roundup: Alvarez represents Aggies at NCAAs

AUSTIN, Texas — UC Davis freshman Liliana Alvarez completed her final event at the 2011 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, finishing 45th overall in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:14.15. The Aggies speedster was even better on Friday, taking 23rd overall in the 100 breast. Alvarez’s time of 1:00.96 […]