Youth football camp this weekend

On Sunday, before Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, there will be a youth football camp at Ron and Mary Brown Stadium.

Davis High head football coach Steve Smyte, who is returning for his second term, and his coaching staff will host a Super Bowl youth football skills clinic. The clinic is open to children in grades two through eight.

The camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

To register or for more information, contact Paul Hasson at [email protected]

UC Davis Women’s Golf

BAKERSFIELD – Abby Leighton matched her collegiate low with a second-round 71 on Monday, helping her finish 4 over par for the day and a tie for sixth after the first two rounds of The Valley Invitational co-hosted by CSU Bakersfield and Cal Poly at Bakersfield Country Club.

As a team, the UC Davis women’s golf team sits in ninth place after a 13-stroke improvement in the second round, standing seven strokes behind California Baptist in eighth place. Everyone is chasing day one leader San Francisco, which holds a 12-stroke advantage over second-placed Grand Canyon heading into Tuesday’s final lap.

After shooting a first round 78, Leighton returned to the course and shone on her second round of the day, finishing with an eagle on the par four 16th and adding four birdies on the front nine en route to her 71. 5-Done for the day, she trails co-leaders Riana Mission of San Francisco and Elizabeth Scholtes of Cal Poly by five strokes entering the final round.

Leighton’s eagle was one of four on the day, including one from teammate Naomi Danner on the par-five sixth hole in the second round, while her 71 was her third-round par-or-better this season, matching his low game during the second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate last October.

Danner joined Leighton in the top 25 after finishing his day with a second-round 75, marking a six-stroke improvement from his first round. She stands tied for 22nd place at age 12 and up.

Marina Mata of the Aggies enters the last 18 holes on Tuesday in a tie for 50th at 19 and over, followed by Alexandra Tomita in 64th at 25 and Linette Jun in 65th at 29.

UC Davis Men’s Basketball

Aggie guard Ezra Manjon won his second Big West Conference Player of the Week award of the season after the conference announced last week’s winners on Monday.

Manjon led UC Davis to victories over UC Riverside and Hawai’i last week to take the Aggies to 3-3 in the BWC and 10-7 overall. Manjon has already won on December 20, 2021 and is the fourth Big West player to win multiple Player of the Week awards this season.

Manjon had 19 points, five assists, three rebounds, a block and an assist against the Highlanders on Feb. 1. He had seven points on an 18-6 streak that lifted the Aggies to 16 points and closed the game by scoring UC Davis’ final game. four points on free throws to secure the victory.

The Antioch sophomore was electric against Hawai’i on Feb. 5, scoring 20 points with five rebounds and two assists. He had four points and an assist in UC Davis’ 17-5 playoff run with less than 10 minutes left in the game and again had shots in the streak, including four of the last six points. of the Aggies. It was his fifth 20-point game of the season and his 53rd career double-digit game.

Manjon is averaging just below his career high in points per game and is on track to break his previous career high for steals in a season of 24 with 20 already this season. He also only needs 71 ​​more points to reach 1,000 in his career. He will become one of five Aggies to reach 1,000 points in their first three seasons if he reaches that mark this season.

Winners of their last two games, the Aggies play UC San Diego on Thursday and UC Irvine on Saturday before returning to Davis for a four-game home game ending this month.

Aggie Women’s Water Polo

STANFORD — Noelle Wijnbelt finished with a team-high four goals on the day, while teammate Julia Hartmann finished with a goal and three assists, as the No. 10 women’s water polo team in the UC Davis faced two top 10 opponents at Stanford. Invitation on Saturday.

The Aggies held their own with a pair of Pac-12 Conference rivals but couldn’t hold off two second-half rallies, falling to No. 9 Arizona State, 15-10, and No. 4 of California, 9-4. UC Davis fell to 5-3 on aggregate.

Against Arizona State, Wijnbelt finished with a hat trick and Hartmann added three assists on the day, the Aggies latched onto the Sun Devils before Arizona State pulled away with a big second half for victory 15 -10.

Wijnbelt’s three goals marked the junior’s third hat-trick of the season, taking her team record to 22 goals this season. Alyssa Lengtat finished with two goals, part of an attack that saw seven UC Davis players find the back of the net that day.

Hartmann’s three assists were a season high and tied for the most by an Aggie this season, matching Emily Aikema’s three against San Jose State on Jan. 29 and Makenna Ferguson’s three against Cal State. Monterey Bay at the season opener.

Facing Cal, four different Aggies found the bottom of the cage. But UC Davis couldn’t hold off California in the second half as the Golden Bears beat the Aggies, 4-0, in the final 16 minutes to open a one-goal game at the break en route to victory 9 -4.

Wijnbelt, Hartmann, Allyson Clague and Grace Pelkey ​​scored for UC Davis, who led 3-2 after a quarter and led 4-3 on Wijnbelt’s even-strength goal with 5:25 left in the first. halftime before the California defense tightened. .

UC Davis held a 31-23 advantage in shooting, but shot just .129 from the field for the game.

UC Davis Men’s Golf

WAIMEA, HAWAI’I — Thomas Hutchison threw a final round 67 to finish 11 under for the tournament, while second Lucas Carper finished with a 3 under 69 on the final day of the event, which helped UC Davis to finish tied for 12th to wrap up the Amer Ari Invitational on Saturday at Hapuna Golf Course.

The Aggies saved their best team lap for last, combining a final lap of 282 to finish at 14 under for the three-day event and finished the week tied for 12th place alongside the State of San José.

Hutchison posted his fourth top 10 finish in five events so far this season, scoring five birdies in a bogey-free finish en route to his seventh run in the 60s this year. Beginning on the 10th hole, the San Jose native finished 2 underback before scoring birdies on three of the first five holes of the front nine to finish eight shots off the lead.

Carper also finished bogey-free on Saturday, playing the back nine at par after starting the 11th hole par-five, birdying on the fifth, seventh and eighth holes, en route to his best round of the weekend after back-to-back 70s. He finished at 7 under for the three-day event with a season-best 209 and finished tied for 23rd, behind only his tie for 18th at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational for his best finish of the ‘year.

UC Davis returns to the course to host its first event of the spring Feb. 21-23 at PGA West’s Greg Norman course in La Quinta.

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