Thursday, December 18, 2014

Youth roundup: DBC Juniors rider Kanz wins a cyclocross event

Three members of the Davis Bike Club’s Junior Race Team — Will Kanz, Sam Ruhe and Jack Hargrove — have had a busy fall as they compete in the eight-event Sacramento Cyclocross series this fall. Cyclocross races are run on grass and mud courses with stairs, barriers and steep sections that require running, and recent events […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Cheung gets another MPSF award

UC Davis sophomore swimmer Hilvy Cheung was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/Turbo Female Athlete of the Week on Wednesday following her stellar showing at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational in Austin, Texas, last weekend. It was the Fremont native’s second weekly honor from the conference office this year — and third of her […]

Sports briefs: Former field hockey players wanted for alumni game

Fresh off of an undefeated Eastern Athletic League championship season, the Davis High field hockey program is hosting its third annual alumni game on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. The Blue Devils are inviting any and all former DHS players to join in the fun. For more information, contact coach Sandie Huckins at Club field hockey […]

Gay leads Kings past Jazz

SACRAMENTO — With DeMarcus Cousins sidelined with an illness, Rudy Gay felt the burden to carry the load for the Sacramento Kings as a scorer, defender and team leader. At least for one night, Gay looked comfortable in that role. Gay scored 29 points and guarded Gordon Hayward aggressively in the final three quarters, and […]

Sports briefs: Aggie swimmers perform well on Day 2 in Texas

UC Davis scored points in three events on Day 2 of the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Friday in Austin, Texas. The Aggies’ 800 free relay team of Samantha Shellem, Kirsten Brand, Robin Lampron and Hilvy Cheung placed eighth in a season-best 7:21.75. The swim earned 22 […]

Dunning: Third time’s the charm for Ducks against Arizona

This week’s picks, the final forecast of the regular season, are as follows: OREGON over ARIZONA … the Ducks have lost twice in the last 14 months to the always-dangerous Wildcats, but the third time’s a charm. Marcus Mariota puts an exclamation point on his Heisman Trophy candidacy and the boys from Eugene win an […]

Youth roundup: Heat split two recent soccer games

The Davis Heat, a U18 girls soccer team, didn’t let a nonleague loss two weeks ago get it down as it bounced back to blank the Mustang Freedom, 2-0, in its next outing. In a game that was part of the NorCal Premier College Showcase last month in Davis, the locals took on the Sonoma […]

Dunning: College rivalry games mean a fun Thanksgiving weekend

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over BYU … the Golden Bears pick up the bowl-eligible win they so desperately need after last week’s disappointing effort against Stanford. BYU had national title hopes until its Heisman-hopeful quarterback, Taysom Hill, was lost for the season with a broken leg. The Cougars have not been the […]

Davis Little League offers early sign-up discounts

Families ready to sign up their youthful baseball-playing members can get a break in the cost of 2015 Davis Little League registration if they act now. There are seven divisions in which area kids can compete, and discounts are offered on early-bird registration for T-ball, Farm, AA, AAA, Majors and Juniors. For the next five weeks, through Dec. […]

Dunning: Cal should get a huge win in The Big Game

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over STANFORD … the Bears go bowling and Sonny Dykes is the Pac-12 Coach of the Year. OREGON over COLORADO … things are just Ducky in Eugene. WASHINGTON over OREGON STATE … the Beavers shocked the college football world by dumping playoff hopeful Arizona State last week and […]

Young DHS harriers have a big day at section championships

As the only Division I school to qualify squads in each of the five underclass races for the Sac-Joaquin Section Championship meet at Willow Hills in Folsom, the Davis High cross country team had already showed its depth. Led by the junior varsity boys, who ran to first place, the Blue Devils proved their exceptional ability at Saturday’s […]

Sports briefs: Former Aggie Amarikwa re-ups with Chicago

Former UC Davis soccer standout Quincy Amarikwa had his option picked up by the Chicago Fire on Tuesday. In his sixth year in the MLS, Amarikwa set career highs in games played (32), starts (29), goals (eight) and assists (five). His eight goals led the Fire. Amarikwa recently finished his second season in Chicago after stops […]

UCD roundup: Aggie volleyball victory prolongs winning streak

Junior outside hitter Kaylin Squyres posted match highs of 24 kills and 18 digs, while providing four of her team’s 14 blocks, in helping the UC Davis women’s volleyball team overcome a first-set loss to post a 21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 victory over UC Irvine in a Big West Conference match at The Pavilion on Saturday. The Aggies (15-11) improved […]

Sports briefs: Aggies net another conference victory

UC Davis used a strong team-wide hitting performances of .362 overall to sweep Cal State Fullerton, 25-21, 25-16, 25-9, in Big West Conference women’s volleyball action at The Pavilion on Thursday night. The Aggies improve to 9-3 in league play and 14-11 overall. The Titans slip to 7-18 for the year and 1-11 in Big West matches. Junior Kaylin Squyres […]