Sharks keep rolling past Red Wings

SAN JOSE — With the success the Detroit Red Wings have had over the years, the San Jose Sharks view every game against their rivals as a measuring stick. The Sharks measured up as well against the Red Wings as they have just about everyone else in the NHL these past seven weeks, beating them […]

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Short-handed DHS golfers nip Wood

Between a bad hand and Slow Hand himself, Davis High’s boys golf team was short-handed on Thursday in its first match of the season. But when the final divot was replaced on a brisk Thursday afternoon at Wildhorse Golf Course, the Blue Devils had gained valuable experience — and an impressive home win over visiting […]

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Despite winning, UCD men are out of Big West tourney

Thursday night was a roller coaster of emotions for the UC Davis men’s basketball team and its fans. To have a chance at the final spot in next week’s Big West Conference tournament the Aggies had to win at home, and needed Pacific to defeat Cal State Fullerton in a game being played simultaneously in […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: Hoops tryouts start this weekend

Beginning Saturday for boys and Tuesday  for girls, the Davis Hoops Wildcats will hold tryouts for high school-age teams. Each player must bring a signed waiver form available at Boys workouts begin Saturday at Dixon High School, 555 College Way, where JV coach Steve Sousa will hold court from 3 to 5 p.m., and […]

DHS girls soccer is solid at Terra Linda

SAN RAFAEL — Even when officials take obvious goals away from this Davis High girls soccer team, opponents still can’t muster enough to take advantage. Such was the case in the Blue Devils’ 2-0 road win over Terra Linda on Thursday. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” veteran DHS coach Allen Carlson said. “In the […]

DHS badminton coach is back for one more year

After a decent run in 2010, the Davis High badminton team was met with a tumultuous offseason. But as this season begins, the squad  is ready to lift off and fly like a birdie — not the kind that live in trees, but a shuttlecock, which is what players of the sport hit back and forth. […]

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Words fail me when it comes to DHS girls basketball

After a week of searching for the right words to use in recapping the Davis High girls basketball season, I remain at a loss. As much discussion as there has been about the removal of Jeff Christian as head coach — and where the situation goes from here — it remains a delicate proposition to […]

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Blazers beat Kings

SACRAMENTO  — Nate McMillan thought the Portland Trail Blazers needed a wake-up call, so the coach made them watch their disappointing loss to Houston. This horror film definitely got to the Blazers. Wesley Matthews scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Portland pulled away for a 107-102 victory over the Sacramento […]

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DHS opens baseball season with Wolves

Fans be forewarned … When Davis High opens its baseball season Friday against longtime rival Woodland, it will in all probability be an interesting game — and it will be COLD. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Clark Field in Woodland, and if anyone remembers last season’s 9-8 extra-inning thriller won by the Wolves, you’ll […]

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Hoffmire shines for UCD lacrosse

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The UC Davis lacrosse team had no trouble with jet lag on Wednesday as it began an East Coast road trip with a 19-11 nonconference victory over Central Connecticut State. Senior midfielder Gina Hoffmire tied her career high with seven goals to lead the Aggies (3-1), while Christina Corsa added three more […]

UCD’s Alvarez makes NCAA field as a freshman

It’s unclear what’s faster: UC Davis’ Liliana Alvarez in the pool, or the speed with which she is earning accolades for her swimming. Just days after being named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Freshman of the Year, Alvarez got an invitation to participate in the 2011 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. She is just […]

DHS girls eyeing 17th section swimming title

Since the California Interscholastic Federation starting keeping track of prep girls swimming back in 1977, Davis High squads have been there at the end year after year. Winners of 16 Sac-Joaquin Section championships — including the first four — the Blue Devils just missed another crown last spring when they fell 42 points short of […]

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YOUTH ROUNDUP: Fletcher comes up big on rings

Ian Fletcher, 16, took the level 9 still rings title, scoring a 12.0 with a near flawless iron cross, as the Davis Diamonds boys gymnastics team participated in the highly competitive Stanford Open last weekend. Fletcher rounded out his day with a third-place finish on vault and a fourth on parallel bars (12.7) to capture […]

YOUTH BASKETBALL: 11U Wildcats win a title

The Davis Wildcats Black, an 11U boys basketball team, captured first place at the Sac Area Sports AAU tournament in Sacramento on Saturday. The Wildcats finally got over the hump after taking second place in three previous tournaments this season. In its first game, Davis posted a 46-29 victory over the Dublin D-1 All Stars […]