BRIEFS: Hall of Fame to host talk on cycling legend

A talk next week at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will feature a topic of historical significance that goes beyond the sporting aspect of cycling. On Sunday, Feb. 20, Andrew Ritchie, an ex-racer who has been writing about the sport for the past 30 years, will be at the Hall to give a presentation […]

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DHS girls get past Monterey Trail

Sometimes all it takes is a single spark to ignite a blaze. Malika Wilkins was that fire starter for the Davis High girls basketball team on Friday, as the Lady Blue Devils overcame early struggles to coast to a 63-45 Delta Valley Conference victory over Monterey Trail (9-16, 3-5) at The Cage. “We were a […]

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Cal reinstates three sports but not baseball

BERKELEY — California reinstated three teams Friday that were slated to be eliminated in a cost-cutting move after an aggressive fundraising campaign to keep the programs, while going ahead with plans to get rid of the baseball and men’s gymnastics teams. Chancellor Robert Birgeneau partially reversed a decision announced in September when he said that enough […]

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UCD softball runs into an ace

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Texas State’s Chandler Hall threw a five-hit shutout, helping the Bobcats to a 4-0 win over the UC Davis softball team in the first game of the 2011 season for both squads on Thursday at the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic, hosted by the University of Hawaii. Texas State was led […]

BIG WEST ROUNDUP: Cal Poly wins 4th straight

IRVINE — Shawn Lewis scored a season-high 25 points as Cal Poly beat UC Irvine, 80-71, on Thursday night. It was the fourth straight win for the Mustangs (12-11, 7-4) and marked their longest winning streak in four seasons. Will Donahue snagged a double-double for Cal Poly, scoring 13 points and pulling down a career-high 17 rebounds. […]

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Long Beach pounds UCD men

When first-place Long Beach State last faced the UC Davis men’s basketball team, the Aggies put a scare into the 49ers, falling by just four points at The Pyramid. On Thursday at The Pavilion, LBSU made sure it wouldn’t happen again. The Big West-leading 49ers shot 65 percent from the floor, put five players in […]

Two Devils picked for national water polo team

When the American Swim Coaches Association selected its top 120 boys high school water polo players in the country recently, two Davis High players — sophomore Connor Stapleton and senior Wade Allen — made the cut. The list is divided into 10 teams of 11 athletes with 10 honorable mentions, so Stapleton’s fourth-team selection put […]

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Watney starts strong at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH — Nick Watney wasn’t paired with a celebrity like Bill Murray to keep him loose during the first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Thursday. But the Davis High graduate did pretty well anyway. Playing at the Pebble Beach Golf Links — one of three courses used for the popular event […]

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Former Devils battle back

Nobody wants adversity. But when it comes, the challenges inherited separate the wheat from the chaff. Molly Collins and Cody Keefer are, well, The Wheat. Toiling in totally different arenas — one in relative obscurity in rural Chico, the other smack dab in the Southern California spotlight — these former Davis High kids are two […]

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BRIEFS: UCD’s Ho wins weekly award

After giving out its first five gymnast of the week awards, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation may just want to announce when the winner isn’t from UC Davis. This week’s winner – for the period ending on Feb. 6 – is Aggie sophomore Michelle Ho. This is the first such award ever for Ho, and […]

JV/FROSH ROUNDUP: Will boys success translate?

Enterprise staff writer \n Cruising along at 19-5 (6-1 in Delta Valley Conference play) after splitting two games last week, Davis High junior varsity boys basketball coach Bob Silva took time to talk about how JV performance might someday translate to varsity success down the road. \n “It\’s very difficult to say … and that\’s […]

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Aggie club team hosts national power UCSB

Enterprise staff writer \n The setting was idyllic. \n The birds were chirping, the temperature was straining to reach 70 degrees for the first time in a dog\’s age. \n A crowd of almost 250 folks eventually made themselves comfortable as the sun shined brightly \n and the cows mooed their approval from a nearby […]

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2 Former DHS lax players squared off Sunday

Enterprise staff writer \n The almost 300 lacrosse fans in attendance for the early-season club showdown between UC Davis and visiting UC Santa Barbara were treated to a devil of a time — a Blue Devil of a time. \n As the Gauchos and Aggies mixed it up, there were two former Davis High midfielders […]

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Aggies open against another Pac-10 foe

\n The 2011 UC Davis football schedule will provide a tour of the western United States — and not just the lower 48 — as the Aggies start the season with a trip to see the Devil(s) and travel to paradise a few weeks later. \n For the third straight season, UCD has a pair […]

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