Sports briefs: UCD’s Graham is third after Day 1 of Cowboy Classic

SCOTTSDALE —  UC Davis golfer Austin Graham wasn’t wearing a hat or boots and he didn’t ride from hole to hole on a horse. But the senior still seemed comfortable in the first two rounds of the Wyoming Cowboy Classic on Monday, posting a 3-under 137 to put himself in a tie for third place. […]

Full slate of games played in AAA division

With weather finally cooperating, Davis Little League AAA teams were able to field a full slate of games through Sunday night. Here’s a look at what action was reported… Cardinals 11, Reds 6 — Birthday boy James Herrgesell celebrated by going 3-for-3 and pitching two strong innings in the win. Simen Guttormsen hurled two shutout […]

Competitive games mark DLL majors’ slate

Competitive games highlighted the last week in majors division play for Davis Little League. Here’s a look at who did what … Phillies 3, Pirates 3 — Trevor Hewitt homered and singled, driving in all three Phillies’ runs in the tie. Zach Bergevin doubled and singled and Max Thompson added a couple of safeties. Cooper […]

Baseball team falls 4-2 to Cal State Fullerton

Scott Heylman hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to give UC Davis a 2-1 lead, but 12th-ranked Cal State Fullerton scored twice in the seventh and added a run in the eighth to take a 4-2 win in the series finale on Sunday at Dobbins Stadium in Davis. UCD moves to 5-17 […]

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Ags dominate early in softball win

Alex Holmes dominated the game early on for the UC Davis softball team, throwing a four-hitter to help her team take a 5-3 win over Cal State Northridge on Sunday afternoon at La Rue Field. The Matadors were held hitless through five innings, with Holmes registering eight strikeouts for the game. UCD (17-13, 2-1) won […]

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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 […]