DAM fights cancer as it swims across America

There’s a map of America in the window at Civic Center Pool that shows it all. It contains a red line stretching from Davis to Ocean City, Md., which represents about 3,000 miles and $25,000. The distance and amount reflect Davis Aquatic Masters’ goal as part of the Swim Across America, the latest in a […]

Vonn closes gap on Riesch in overall title race

For as good of a showing as Lindsey Vonn had over the weekend, she realizes that winning a fourth straight World Cup overall title remains a long shot. The optimistic side of Vonn thinks the crown is still possible after making up a staggering 100 points on leader and good friend Maria Riesch of Germany. […]

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Spring Sports Preview 2011

When the calendar hits March, it means spring sports competition begins at Davis High. With record turnouts for most sports, Blue Devil teams are in the mix to win league championships in girls soccer, boys tennis, both swimming divisions, lacrosse (boys and girls), both track-and-field teams and softball, thanks to a veteran roster. Baseball, boys […]

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Adelman gets to 10th on wins list by beating Kings

SACRAMENTO — Rick Adelman slowly rose from the Houston Rockets bench, nodded at the Sacramento Kings coaches and headed to the visitors locker room with another victory. This one, though, was a bit more special. Adelman tied Dick Motta for 10th on the NBA’s career victories list, getting his 935th, as Chad Budinger scored 20 […]

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DHS faces tough competition at boys tennis tournament

On a weekend when scores weren’t as important as getting in some matches against top-notch competition, the Davis High boys got what they asked for at the California High School Tennis Classic in Fresno. After starting off with a 9-0 victory over Foothill, the Blue Devils dropped matches to Saratoga and Leland by that same […]

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Three Aggie women honored by Big West

UC Davis senior Paige Mintun was named to the All-Big West Conference women’s basketball first team for the third consecutive year on Monday, senior Heidi Heintz earned second-team recognition for the second straight season, and sophomore Vicky Deely was named honorable mention. Additionally, Deely earned the Big West Sixth Woman of the Year, one of […]

UCD men nab Big West awards

As a disappointing season comes to a close, the UC Davis men’s basketball team got some good news on Monday. The Aggies (10-20, 4-12) grabbed four conference postseason awards when the Big West’s all-conference team was voted on by the league’s coaches. Seniors Joe Harden and Mark Payne received honorable mention, while Josh Ritchart was […]

JV/FROSH ROUNDUP: Devils down Woodland

The Davis High freshman baseball team got off to a strong start with wins last week over Christian Brothers and Woodland. Last Tuesday, pitchers Matt Trask and Josh Guerrero faced only one batter over the minimum while putting zeroes up on the board for the first five innings to beat Christian Brothers, as the Blue […]

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Defending champion Ags lead golf event in Fresno

FRESNO — Defending champion UC Davis picked up right where it left off last season on the first day into the Fresno State Lexus Classic women’s golf tournament. Aggie senior Alice Kim fired a par 72 in Monday’s first round, sophomore Amy Simanton shot a 73 in the second and both are tied for third […]

UCD women ready for Big West first round

Ratchet up the intensity. It’s playoff time, baby! Fashioning a 21-8 overall record, the UC Davis women’s basketball team opens the ampm Big West Tournament with a Tuesday home game against UC Irvine — a team the Aggies beat twice this season and 11 of 12 times since 2004. UCD coach Sandy Simpson, in his […]

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DHS baseball mound staff serves notice

WOODLAND — First there were four, one-hit innings by Ben Eckels. Then George Hatamiya stepped to the mound, allowing just an infield single and fanning three in two innings. For dessert, Alec Miramontes struck out the side in a VERY short seventh. “We pitched well,” Davis High coach Dan Ariola deadpanned after his Blue Devils […]

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Payne goes out with a bang but UCD men fall

For the UC Davis men’s basketball team, Saturday night’s defeat at The Pavilion was a bittersweet affair. Before the game, seniors Mark Payne, Joe Harden (who sat the game out with a leg injury) and Todd Lowenthal were honored with Senior Night activities at halfcourt. But the Aggies were not able to get a victory […]

UCD ROUNDUP: Locals win two at Aggie Shootout

Sophomore attacker Carmen Eggert scored a total of six goals to lead the 15th-ranked UC Davis women’s water polo team to a pair of wins on the first day of the Aggie Shootout tournament on Saturday. The Aggies opened with a 9-5 win over Sonoma State, then held on for a 12-8 victory over Cal State East Bay in […]

DHS ROUNDUP: Lacrosse teams fall to tough opponents

The Davis High boys lacrosse team played tough, but showed its youth in a 16-8 loss to Oak Ridge on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Despite missing two of its key players, the Blue Devil defense was a bright spot as Austin Barden, Rudy Buhlman, Kelby Spore, Raider Johnson and goalie Vikram Prathap […]

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