Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sports briefs: Devil boys win big on the tennis court

ELK GROVE — Six perfect sets of double, and six more easy wins in singles, sent the Davis High boys tennis team to another impressive Delta League victory on Wednesday as host Elk Grove went down 9-0. Three singles matches were just as golden as the three doubles contests, with Blue Devil Jasper Murphy topping […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Nixon sets a Hornet meet record

UC Davis senior Cekarri Nixon didn’t let focusing on final exams this week slow her down when it came to race day, winning the 400-meter dash in a meet-record 54.31 seconds at Sacramento State’s Hornet Track and Field Invitational on Saturday. Nixon, who prepped at St. Francis, already was the school-record holder and defending Big West […]

Sharks make short work of Maple Leafs

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs were outmatched and outclassed by the San Jose Sharks. Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, helping the Sharks defeat the Maple Leafs, 4-1, on Thursday. Couture’s goal early in the second period was the eventual winner for San Jose, which ended a two-game skid. Tomas Hertl, Melker […]

DYSA event opens spring season

Fancy team banners were on display and high-fives were given by UC Davis mascot Gunrock and the Lady Demons traveling squad as the Davis Youth Softball Association celebrated Opening Day on Saturday at Playfields Park. The first games of the spring were played before and after the event, which also featured Mayor Dan Wolk throwing […]

Davis Little League celebrates Opening Day

With the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh entertaining the crowd, Davis Little Leaguers were visited by the UC Davis and Davis High baseball teams and Mayor Dan Wolk as the organization celebrated its Opening Day on Saturday, then played the first games of the spring. 0315DLL1W 0315DLL2W 0315DLL3W 0315DLL4W 0315DLL5

Blackhawks blow out Sharks

SAN JOSE — The Chicago Blackhawks used a two-game trip with their dads in tow to end quite a few scoring droughts. Patrick Sharp scored his first two goals since January and Duncan Keith also got his first in more than a month to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks, 6-2, on […]

UCD roundup: Aggies post a pair of water polo wins

Sophomore Bryn Lutz and junior Ariel Arcidiacono each totaled three goals to help No. 10 UC Davis sweep its first day of action in the 35th Aggie Shootout women’s water polo tournament at Schaal Aquatic Center on Saturday. The Aggies improved to 10-9 on the season by defeating Cal State East Bay, 13-4, then edging […]

Sports briefs: Bella Vista slips past DHS softballers

It was a pitching duel on Thursday at Bella Vista, and the Davis High softball team out-hit the Broncos, but sophomore hurler Rachel Bennett was too good in a 2-1 Blue Devil loss. DHS (1-2) had six hits against Bennett and even took a 1-0 lead on an unearned run in the top of the […]

Watney struggling at windy Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy’s first shot was a 2-iron out of play. A relentless wind with gusts that approached 35 mph provided a rude welcome to just about everyone Thursday at the Honda Classic except for Jim Herman, who somehow made it around […]

February 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wire briefs: Kings defeat Sharks in outdoor game

SANTA CLARA — Marian Gaborik scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings spoiled San Jose’s outdoor party with a 2-1 victory over the Sharks on Saturday night. Burns scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who have lost six of eight games to put their 10-season streak of […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

New era, same goal for DHS boys lacrosse

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. If the Davis High boys lacrosse team is to win its third league title in four years this year, it is going to have to rely on a host of young, but promising, talent. Gone are standouts Ryan Amesbury, […]

February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Watney stays hot at Pebble Beach

Continuing a torrid pace that is vaguely reminiscent of the kind of success his amateur playing partner — World Champion San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey — has had recently, Davis High graduate Nick Watney remained among the leaders after the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Playing on the Pebble Beach Course on Saturday, […]

February 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Playing with Posey, Watney opens strong at Pebble

Less than a week after finishing among the leaders at the Farmers Insurance Open, Davis High graduate Nick Watney is hoping some of his playing partner’s championship magic can push him to a title at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which began Thursday. So far so good … Playing alongside San Francisco Giants catcher Buster […]

February 13, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wire sports briefs: Carolina clips San Jose in wild game

SAN JOSE (AP) — Andrej Sekera and Victor Rask scored 3:41 apart late in the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the San Jose Sharks, 5-4, on Saturday. Tomas Hertl tallied twice and Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau also scored goal for San Jose. Antti Niemi finished with 26 saves. Sekera put the Hurricanes ahead […]

February 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,