Aggies women’s task against Stanford: not impossible

Having a precedent to fall back on can be a good thing. When the UC Davis women’s basketball team appears in its first-ever NCAA tournament on Saturday, the challenge will be daunting. Playing top-seeded Stanford (29-2 and ranked second in the nation) at the Cardinal’s own Maples Pavilion, the No. 16-seed Aggies are facing next-to-impossible […]

Davis High-Jesuit baseball rained out

The Jesuit-Davis High baseball game scheduled for Raley Field at 6:30 tonight has been rained out. A make-up date is being worked on, says Blue Devil coach Dan Ariola. Davis is coming off a 7-5 victory at Napa on Thursday and is 4-1 on the young, wet season. Also cancelled are girls soccer, softball and […]

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Aggies will shout ‘Timber!’ when the Tree falls

THE JINX CONTINUES … it’s no secret that folks at Stanford have absolutely no interest in playing UC Davis in any sport whatsoever … heck, after the Aggies shocked the college football world with a 20-17 win at Stanford on a September evening in 2005,  Stanford decided to tear down its historic stadium and start […]

Sports briefs: Pioneer digs deep to stop Devil boys

Playing for the third time in as many days, the Davis High boys volleyball team lost three games by a total of nine points in a close loss at Pioneer on Thursday. Using one key run in each set, the Patriots prevailed 26-24, 25-21, 25-22. “I’m frustrated because we aren’t winning, but I’m not frustrated […]

DHS girls lacrosse team edges St. Francis

In front of a raucous St. Patrick’s Day home crowd, Davis High’s girls lacrosse team came from behind to beat St. Francis, 12-10, on Thursday on Halden Field inside Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Troubadours scored first, but Kylie Drexel quickly put the Blue Devils ahead with 10 minutes left in the first half. […]

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Blue Devils rally for win over Napa, 7-5

Davis High baseball coach Dan Ariola has no problems when his team has to work hard in close games during nonleague competition. Those character-builders, says the veteran mentor, serve his guys well once Delta Valley Conference play starts. On Thursday in Napa — as the skies stayed clear long enough to play — the Blue […]

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Watney’s torrid pace continues at Transitions

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Nick Watney, coming off the biggest win of his career last weekend in the World Golf Championship at Doral, had seven birdies in the first 12 holes on Thursday, to open the Transitions Championship. The Davis High graduate couldn’t keep up that pace, but still finished the first round in a […]

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A battle ends for an old friend

“I’m not sure I can put into words what Steve meant to me,” Davis High classmate Steve Swimley says of his longtime friend Steve Chastain, who died this month at age 48 after a long, long battle with cancer. “My high school experience from my junior year on revolved around Steve, and the people I […]

Kings fall to bottom dwelling Cavs

SACRAMENTO — After going nearly four months without a victory away from home, the Cleveland Cavaliers have suddenly collected two road wins in the past three games. That’s progress for a team with the worst overall record in the NBA that went through a 26-game road losing streak before a March 4 victory over the […]

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Blue Devils set the pace against Grant

A sheet this clean is normally only found in commercials for laundry detergent. But on Wednesday afternoon at Arroyo Pool, both Davis High swim teams left the scorecard spotless enough to deserve a sponsorship from Tide. Neither the Blue Devil boys nor girls squad had a single competitor finish behind a swimmer from Grant, their […]

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DHS boys play better volleyball in loss to Sheldon

The Davis High boys volleyball team gave what head coach Julie Crawford believed was its best performance all season on Wednesday at The Cage. But against a strong Sheldon squad, it wasn’t enough to get a victory. “I know they really want to win. I think they are finally seeing that they can play to […]

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Youth lacrosse: Knights sweep an season-opening doubleheader

The Davis Knights U13 squad competed for the first time last weekend, but played like old pros. Starting their season off with a doubleheader, the Knights beat the Eagles, 8-1, and the Gold Country Stampede, 11-1. Leading the Davis scoring for the weekend was Sion Gellen (five goals, one assist); Rowan Hart (three goals, two assists); […]

Youth soccer: Davis brings Chaos to Winters

The Davis Chaos United, a U19 boys soccer team, bested Winters, 5-1, on Saturday at the Rominger Intermediate field in Winters. Leading the Chaos’ offense, Alex Rendahl scored Davis’ first goal of the game off an assist by Nassim Lemseffer. Tom Nolan, Andrew Krouse, Lemseffer and Cameron Smith scored one goal apiece for Davis, while […]

Youth roller hockey: 3 Extreme teams excel at Antioch tourney

The NorCal Extreme’s 8U roller hockey team won two games and tied in another last weekend. In its first game, Extreme beat the previously undefeated Delta River Rats, 5-4, in a back-and-forth battle. Nick Blakewell led the NorCal offense with four goals, while Teagan Favorite netted the other. Goalie Owen Millward turned away 31 Delta shots, […]