In the Clubhouse: Make your short game sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’

By Tyler Raber With 2014 drawing to a close, now is the perfect time to start preparing for New Golfing Year. How can we become better players in 2015? Every golfer is constantly looking for the big break in his or her game — a stepping stone to that next level. Whether that’s breaking 100 for […]

Memphis wins a Miami Beach shootout

MIAMI — Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, Jake Elliott made a 55-yard field goal to force that extra session and Memphis topped BYU, 55-48, in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Lynch threw for four scores and ran for three more for […]

Try out rugby this month

Practices are underway for the Davis High boys and girls club rugby seasons, but interested players in grades nine through 12 are still invited to come try the sport for a week anytime in December. There is no cost for the trial period and no experience is needed. Practices run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from […]

49ers fall to San Diego in overtime

SANTA CLARA — Philip Rivers threw three interceptions but bounced back to lead a 21-point rally in the second half on Saturday and Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime to give the Chargers a 38-35 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Rivers completed his fourth touchdown pass of the day with a […]

Woodcreek too hot for Devil boys to handle in Curry championship contest

When the Davis High boys basketball team plays a game, there’s never a shortage of points. But in Saturday’s championship game of the Les Curry Invitational, the host Blue Devils were on the wrong end of a high-scoring affair, falling to a talented Woodcreek squad, 99-59. The Timberwolves’ lethal inside-outside duo of 6-foot-9 freshman Jordan Brown […]

Stenz shines as DHS girls take a tournament title

NAPA — It was a special Saturday for Emma Stenz and the Lady Blue Devils. Davis High blasted tournament host Napa, 78-59, to capture the Wine Valley Classic championship and did it behind a stifling defense and great all-around play by event MVP Emma Stenz. The Devil senior led the team with 17 points on Saturday, […]

Aggie Manzanares not quite finished carrying the rock

Gabe Manzanares’ path to 2,116 yards rushing — the sixth-best career performance in UC Davis football history — is strewn with linebackers and safeties, still wondering what hit them. As a junior transfer from City College of San Francisco, the 5-foot-9, 200-pound tailback rushed for 1,285 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. He led the Aggies to a 5-7 […]

UCD women look to improve, despite game at No. 7 Stanford

UC Davis women’s basketball coach Jennifer Gross is a straight shooter. “Recordwise, we were hoping to be a little bit better right now,” the fourth-year mentor says of her 4-6 team. But Gross also knows there’s a long way to go in the season. Plenty of time for improvement. “From Day 1 with every team […]

Second-half run spurs Aggie men to 8-1

Josh Fox — who started for the injured J.T. Adenrele — scored seven straight points as part of a huge late run Saturday, sending the UC Davis men’s basketball team to an 81-75 victory over host Air Force at Clune Arena. Trailing the Falcons (6-4) by one point with 8:08 remaining, the Aggies (8-1) got a pair […]

Cousins is back in lineup but Kings fall

SACRAMENTO — Despite the return of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, the undersized Milwaukee Bucks came up big. Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Bucks spoiled Cousins’ return to the struggling Kings with a 108-107 victory on Thursday night. With their inside game lacking due to missing players, the young Bucks shot well from […]

Devil boys hold off scrappy Rio Linda

A 3-point basket from Drew Gnos and three Blue Devil free throws — all in the last minute — were just enough to keep Rio Linda at bay in an 81-80 thriller on the opening night of the Les Curry Invitational on Thursday at Davis High. It was a game in which the Knights jumped out to […]

Tennyson’s first goal is the difference in Sharks win

SAN JOSE — Matt Tennyson scored, that’s all he knows and all he cares to know. Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. “It’s always good to get that […]

Lady Blue Devils rout an undefeated Liberty squad

NAPA — First-year Davis High girls head coach Heather Highshoe said after Thursday’s game that she is still waiting for her team to play a full 32 minutes of good basketball. Opponents had better watch out when that happens … Though they had a few lulls during Thursday’s Wine Valley Classic opener, the Lady Blue […]

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 […]