Sunday, January 25, 2015

JV roundup: Young Devil boys play well in losses

The Davis High junior varsity boys basketball team lost a pair of competitive road games to formidable Delta League foes last week, suffering a heartbreaking, 58-54, defeat at Sheldon on Jan. 14 and dropping a 91-76 decision at Franklin two days later. Despite an early 26-8 deficit against Sheldon, the Blue Devils roared back to take a […]

After not being drafted, Martin Del Campo’s MLS contract voided

What once seemed like a sure thing is now all naught. UC Davis defender Ramon Martin Del Campo was one of 17 players signed to Major League Soccer contracts before the MLS SuperDraft. After the first two rounds of the draft passed Thursday without Martin Del Campo being selected, the U.S. U23 pool player seemed […]

Devils defeat Sharks, 5-2

SAN JOSE — Mike Cammalleri scored a tiebreaking, power-play goal late in the second period to help the New Jersey Devils beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Monday night. Joe Pavelski and Matt Nieto scored for the Sharks, who have lost five of six home games and have already surpassed last year’s total of […]

Sports briefs: Singles success sends UCD net squad past Pacific

Host UC Davis won five of the six singles contests on Saturday to notch a 5-2 men’s tennis victory over visiting Pacific in the Aggies’ home opener at the Marya Welch Tennis Center on campus. Four singles victories came in straight sets as UCD improved to 1-1 overall and snapped a four-match skid against Pacific. It’s only […]

UCD roundup: Hawkins picked among the nation’s top 25 hoopsters

Just a handful of days after grabbing the nation’s attention by scoring 28 points and collecting 10 rebounds in last Saturday’s home game against Long Beach State — which was televised on ESPNU — UC Davis guard Corey Hawkins was named one of the nation’s best college basketball players. The senior was ranked No. 25 […]

JV roundup: Younger DHS girls are handling business on the hardwood

The Davis High junior varsity girls team continued its early-season success by having its way in 2015. Tuesday’s 65-24 home victory over Sheldon was the Lady Blue Devils’ fourth win in eight days, three of them coming against Delta League competition. Including triumphs over Elk Grove (57-34), El Camino (46-31) and St. Francis (50-41) on Friday, DHS […]

Football roundup: Pats win to reach AFC title game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady wasn’t going to lose a playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens in his home stadium. Not again. And, thanks to three touchdown passes by Brady and one by college quarterback turned receiver Julian Edelman, the resilient New England Patriots are headed to the AFC championship game for the fourth straight […]

UCD has a big-time exhibition water polo opponent: China

With its 2015 season set to start Jan. 17, the UC Davis women’s water polo team will tune up with an exhibition game Monday at Schaal Aquatic Center against an interesting opponent. The Aggies will host the People’s Republic of China’s touring national team at 4:30 p.m. The Chinese team ranked second in last summer’s FINA […]

UCD roundup: Two Aggie gymnasts honored by MPSF

UC Davis junior Dani Judal picked up the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week award, while teammate Stephanie Stamates was named the league’s Specialist of the Week as the conference announced the season’s first set of accolades. This is the third career honor for Stamates, who captured the same award in back-to-back weeks last […]

College bowl roundup: Michigan State stuns Baylor

ARLINGTON, Texas — Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback on Thursday as No. 7 Michigan State topped playoff-snubbed No. 4 Baylor, 42-41, in the highest-scoring Cotton Bowl. The Spartans (11-2) got the winning touchdown after Marcus Rush blocked Chris Callahan’s 43-yard […]

Sports briefs: Republic FC to host camp series

Young soccer players can receive instruction from team coaches — along with youth coaches from the region — as the USL PRO champion Sacramento Republic FC will present a series of camps and clinics beginning with a Strikers and Goalkeepers Clinic on Friday. This first camp — where boys and girls ages 8-14 years old […]

College Bowl roundup: Navy nips Aztecs in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Austin Grebe kicked a 24-yard field goal with 1 minute, 27 seconds left and Navy beat San Diego State 17-16 in the sloppy Poinsettia Bowl on Tuesday night after Donny Hageman was wide right on a 34-yard field goal attempt with 20 seconds left. Hageman had made his first three field goal […]

Devil JV hoopsters take third at Les Curry

After posting a third-place finish at its own Les Curry Invitational last weekend, the Davis High junior varsity boys basketball team has opened the season with five wins in its first nine outings. Following the lead of the Blue Devil varsity squad, the younger DHS team is running The System, an exciting brand of basketball with an […]

Nostra-Dunning makes his college bowl picks

The bowl picks, all 38 of them, are as follows: NEW ORLEANS BOWL: Louisiana Lafayette 31, Nevada 30 … don’t ever underestimate a Ragin’ Cajun. NEW MEXICO BOWL: Utah State 40, Texas-El Paso 14 … the Aggies are loaded. The Miners aren’t. LAS VEGAS BOWL: Utah 35, Colorado State 17 … Pac-12 superiority shows up […]