Piedmont passes Davis with second-half surge

If you want to be an attorney, one of the first things you learn is “possession is nine-tenths of law.” If you want to be a successful lacrosse team, one of the first things you learn is, ah, possession is nine-tenths of the game. After a patient offense built a 5-2 first-period lead, the Davis […]

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Rain? Who cares? It’s dodgeball, baby!

Were you on The Quad at Davis High Monday or Tuesday? Did you hear that noise? “Whaaappp!” “Smack …” “Whaaaaapppp!” “Arghhhhh!” “You’re out, dude!” It was coming from the lower gym the kids call The Cage. For the next two weeks, listen closely. You’ll here the noises again as the brackets wind down and the […]

Sports briefs: “Rusty” DHS girls beat Folsom, 5-0

FOLSOM — Davis High girls soccer coach Allen Carlson said his team was “rusty.” He thought “we got away with some really sloppy play.” Carlson was disappointed after his charges only had two fractured practices — in a gym and on a muddy field — since their last game all the way back on March […]

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UCD roundup: The nation’s top scoring lacrosse team wins again

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The high-scoring season continued for the UC Davis women’s lacrosse team on Tuesday, as it posted 19 goals in a win over Wagner. The 19-4 victory represented the sixth time this year that the Aggies have scored 19 or more times in one game. UCD leads the nation in scoring offense […]

UCD softball can’t hold on at No. 12 Stanford

STANFORD — The UC Davis women’s softball team entered the bottom of the final inning at Stanford with the lead, but could not hold on against the nationally ranked Cardinal. Michelle Prong’s bases-clearing double in the bottom of the seventh gave No. 12 Stanford just enough to defeat the Aggies, 4-3, on Tuesday at Boyd […]

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 […]