Sunday, January 25, 2015

Loud crowd sees DHS boys win

The Davis High boys basketball team came into Friday’s Delta League matchup on a five-game losing streak, and with four players — Mitchell Williams, Tommy McTygue, Matt Cheung and Luke Figueroa — sidelined by illness. But the Blue Devils managed to overcome the odds for a dramatic 81-78 win over Grant in front of a loud […]

Lady Devils hold off Pacers, stay perfect in league

SACRAMENTO — It’s becoming clear that first-year coach Heather Highshoe and the Lady Blue Devils have the Midas touch. With the offense and defense already humming — to the tune of a perfect record in Delta League play — the Davis High girls basketball team tried out a new defense on Friday at Grant, and […]

Wildcats’ inaugural kids development league exceeds expectations

Competitive AAU basketball in Davis … A vision that began more than 20 years ago with Sharon Yokoi and Gerry Shelton, it was honed with Bob Silva’s creation of the Davis Hoops program and has evolved into the locally based NorCal Wildcats. Over the past 13 years, the Wildcats have become a respected regional program under the watchful eye […]

Aggies get top 2015 gymnastics score, but fall short

SACRAMENTO — Despite the sixth-best beam showing in school history — and brilliant performances from a trio of Aggies seeing emergency action — UC Davis dropped a hand-wringing 194.925-194.800 women’s gymnastic duel of a dual meet at Sacramento State on Friday night. In a competition that was even closer than the official final score — […]

Aggie men suffer first league loss

HONOLULU —  On Thursday afternoon, the UC Davis men’s basketball team was 4-0 in Big West Conference play, star Corey Hawkins had just been named to the midseason watch list for the Lou Henson Award for mid-major player of the year, and the Aggies were enjoying the beautiful island of Oahu. But a few hours […]

Another UCD double-digit lead goes ‘poof’ in women’s loss to Hawaii

For the second time in four games, the UC Davis women squandered a double-digit, second-half lead and dropped a 58-53 basketball decision to visiting Hawaii at The Pavilion on Thursday night. The defeat came from self-inflicted wounds and cost the Aggies a chance to go to 4-1 in Big West Conference play. Instead, 18 UCD […]

Aggie gymnasts enter Hornets Nest

SACRAMENTO — The first of a home-and-home gymnastics showdown with cross-Causeway rival Sacramento State will be contested Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Hornets Nest. The Aggies are coming off of a 193.950 score in a quad-meet at Utah, also featuring Boise State and Southern Utah. The fourth-place number was the locals’ second-best outing […]

Cycling shrine shifts gears in face of challenges

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone … “ — Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi,” 1970 In April, it will have been five years since the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame opened its doors in Davis. The “shrine” had spent more than a decade relegated to crates […]

UCD’s Wade wins weekly tennis award

A stellar start to the spring season has earned UC Davis men’s tennis player James Wade a share of the Big West Conference’s Player of the Week award. It is the second career weekly honor for the sophomore from San Marino, who also picked up one last season. Wade shares this week’s accolades with UC Irvine’s […]

Devil wrestlers improve ahead of home meet

CARMICHAEL — The Davis High wrestling team came out of Wednesday’s pair of dual meets beaten and down, but certainly not out. A week after dropping a pair of season-opening blowouts, the Blue Devils played their opponents closely in a 39-30 loss to Grant and a 57-21 loss to host Jesuit. And it would have […]

Eagles overwhelm short-handed DHS boys

The Davis High boys basketball team knew coming in that facing Pleasant Grove and its talented 6-foot-8 big man Marquese Chriss would be tough. But doing it with several rotation players out with an illness was just too much for the host Blue Devils to overcome in an 86-62 loss on Wednesday. DHS (6-12) dropped its […]

Nets hold off Kings, 103-100

SACRAMENTO — A late Kings rally fell just short on Wednesday as the Brooklyn Nets blew a big lead but managed a 103-100 win in Sacramento. Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks to help the Nets get only their second victory in the last 10. The Nets had a 23-point lead in the opening half, but […]

Aggie track teams to try different combinations, fall back on vets

New UC Davis head track and field coach Rahn Sheffield likes what he sees in his 90 or so student-athletes. As an assistant to former Aggie boss Drew Wartenburg, Sheffield had a hand in fashioning the women’s third straight Big West Conference title in 2014. Then focusing on sprints, relays and hurdles, Sheffield helped UCD’s men […]

Versatile, experienced Sheffield hits ground running at UCD

Rahn Sheffield has been around the track a few times. From his prep days as a football and sprint-event standout at Los Angeles’ Crenshaw High to 20 years at the helm of San Diego State track and field programs — and throughout that time as personal trainer to sports figures like NFL quarterback Cam Newton […]