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Sports briefs: High-scoring Aggies split games in the pool

Senior center Allyson Hansen totaled five goals, while sophomore Sammy Preston notched her first collegiate hat trick to pace No. 9 UC Davis at the season-opening LouStrong Memorial women’s water polo tournament at San Jose State on Saturday. The Aggies tied the program’s single-game scoring record in a 24-3 win over Cal State Monterey Bay, then competed […]

Aggie gymnasts take a big leap forward at home

The UC Davis women’s gymnastics team has served notice. For the first time in program history, the Aggies scored more than 194 points in their second outing of the season. A crowd of 1,277 fans watched UCD sweep the balance-beam competition and take a stirring second to No. 19 Boise State in Friday’s home opener. The […]

Devils boys are clutch from the charity stripe

Up only two points with just under four minutes to play on Friday night, the Davis High boys basketball team was looking for a way to put visiting Franklin away. The answer, as it turned out, was free throws. Senior point guard Kevin Austin went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in those final four minutes […]

Blue Devil girls whip Wildcats on the court

ELK GROVE — Scoring 17 points before host Franklin even cracked its own scoreboard, the Davis High girls basketball team made a statement on Friday night. The eventual 59-34 result was the now 14-3 Wildcats’ first loss in four Delta League games, and put the Blue Devils (7-9) at 2-2 in conference play. And while […]

Goodbye after 25 great years

Thank you, Davis. It’s hard not to channel Lou Gehrig’s famous “Luckiest Man” speech today, my last day as sports editor of The Davis Enterprise. I truly feel lucky to have spent the past 25 years in Davis, 20 of them covering local sports in some capacity. When I comb through my memories of thousands […]

Sharks double up Oilers

SAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi each scored during the shootout and Martin Jones stopped both Edmonton shooters to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Oilers on Thursday night. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored in the first period and the Sharks won their fourth straight. Nail Yakupov scored, but the Oilers […]

Gay’s game-winner sends Sacramento past Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gay scored 24 points and hit the game-winning shot with 0.9 seconds remaining to give the Sacramento Kings a 103-101 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. DeMarcus Cousins had his 21st double-double of the season with 36 points and 17 rebounds. Rajon Rondo added 13 assists and six […]

Schneider’s late 3-pointer gives Aggies a dramatic win

Joseph Siler Schneider. Remember the name. Following an accomplished high school career that saw him named Kansas Player of the Year in 2014, the UC Davis freshman guard has continued to make an impression at the Division I level. On Thursday, playing in front of 2,498 fans at The Pavilion, Schneider sent the crowd into a […]

Nonleague loss is a growing experience for DHS girls

Down their best player and facing a nonconference opponent, the Davis High girls basketball team used Thursday night’s home game to prepare for the rest of the Delta League season. While that approach resulted in a 54-38 loss to Pleasant Valley (15-1), the Blue Devils showed some good signs of growth, according to coach Heather Highshoe: “What we […]

Aggie women are 3-0 in Big West for first time

Basketball is a streaky sport — a game of runs. For a quarter Thursday, the UC Davis women’s basketball team was on top of the world, scoring at will while solidly defending the visiting UC Irvine squad. But as quickly as they had pulled away, the Aggies let their opponents back in, before rallying to an […]

Youth roundup: Diamond gymnasts are golden at first meet

Performing at the Golden State Classic — the traditional start to the competitive youth gymnastics season — the Davis Diamonds posted some strong individual outings last weekend in Rancho Cordova. In Saturday’s Level 9 session, Chloe Chan, a senior at Da Vinci, successfully debuted all but one of her new routine upgrades, including double back flips […]

DHS boys look to bounce back against Franklin

It was clear from the tipoff of Wednesday night’s game between the Davis High boys basketball team and visiting Sheldon that handling the Huskies would be a tall order for the Blue Devils. Sheldon controlled the tip, scored seconds later, and never relinquished the lead, defeating the locals, 93-72, in the DHS Gym. The Devils (7-8) […]

Key fundraisers designed to boost local youth sports

One of the great family entertainment values of each Yolo County summer is an American Legion baseball game at Clark Field in Woodland. If you haven’t had the experience, you’ve missed out on one of our area’s surviving slices of Americana. Players from throughout the region — primarily from Davis, Woodland and Pioneer high schools […]

Friday tri-meet opens UCD gymnastics home slate

It wasn’t exactly what the Aggies had in mind last Sunday when UC Davis finished fourth in the five-school NorCal Classic. But the 192.700 score — behind winner No. 14 California (195.575), No. 22 Stanford (194.800) and Sacramento State (194.325) — is a season-opening tally from which the locals expect to build Friday night when they host No. 19 […]

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