Sports briefs: UCD’s Cheung captures MPSF weekly award

By From page B2 | January 24, 2014

UC Davis freshman Hilvy Cheung was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Turbo Female Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after her perfect weekend helped the Aggie women’s swim team to a pair of dual meet wins over Pacific and CSU Bakersfield.

It is the first career award for Cheung, who becomes the second UCD swimmer honored by the conference this season, joining Liliana Alvarez (Nov. 27).

After setting a pair of Schaal Aquatics Center records in the first dual of the season against Fresno State, Cheung picked up right where she left off last weekend on the road against the Tigers and Roadrunners, going a perfect 8-for-8 in the two meets, bringing home six individual wins and a pair of relay victories.

She opened the weekend with three individual titles at Pacific, winning the 100 butterfly (55.90), the 200 fly (2:00.93) and the 200 individual medley (2:05.41), while also swimming the third leg of the Aggies’ winning 200 medley relay squad (1:45.90).

Cheung followed that up 24 hours later with three more individual wins against Bakersfield, claiming the top spot in the 100 backstroke (57.01), and the 100 (55.75) and 200 fly (2:07.05) events, along with another win in the 200 medley relay (1:45.56).

The performances helped UCD remain undefeated (7-0) in dual meets as it heads into final weekend of the regular season. The Aggies host UC Santa Barbara on Friday at 1 p.m., before welcoming Loyola Marymount on Sunday at 10 a.m.

DHS JV girls soccer

An informational meeting for ninth- and 10th-grade girls interested in trying out for the Blue Devil junior varsity soccer team, and their parents, is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room N-8 at DHS.

According to longtime JV coach Robert Smith, the tryout process for ninth- and 10th-graders starts Tuesday, Feb. 4, with check-in and conditioning.

“Players are reminded that all DHS sports-participation forms must be submitted to, and cleared by, the DHS Athletic Department prior to participation in tryouts,” Smith explains.

For more information, contact Smith at [email protected]

Junior Blue Devils clinic

Come get ready for the Super Bowl and learn about the Davis Junior Blue Devils when the organization present a free, noncontact football and cheer clinic on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Brown Stadium on the Davis High campus.

The event, which is open to football players and cheerleaders ages 6 to 14, runs from 10 a.m. to noon with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Craig Barksdale at 530-848-6581.

Aquadarts rib feed

Dive in and join the fun on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the inaugural Finger-Lickin’ Fin-Kickin’ Rib Feed benefiting the Davis Aquadarts.

Starting at 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, the fundraiser features all-you-can-eat barbecued ribs, chicken, salad and “other delicious goodies,” according to Aquadarts spokeswoman Miriam Fisk.

Tickets are $45 and may be purchased at www.aquadartsribfeed.eventbee.com. For more information, email Fisk at [email protected].

DHS football crab feed

It’s “yum” time in the Davis High football program.

Tickets are on sale now for the Blue Devil Football Backers’ eighth annual crab feed, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.

At $45 a pop, this fun-filled outing features a silent auction, raffle, door prizes and a handful of surprises, according to organizer Rebecca Foster.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., when dinner starts.

Ticket costs include beer and wine.

To reserve tickets, volunteer or donate items to be given away, contact Foster at 916-402-1148 or [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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