See four DHS alumni hoops games Saturday

Former Davis High basketball players — both men and women — will be in action next week when four divisions of current DHS teams lace ‘em up against the old timers. The second annual Blue Devil Alumni Basketball Games will be played Saturday in the North Gym on campus, beginning with alumni women facing this […]

Hoop dreams: A DHS team for the ages remembered Wednesday

In the mid-1970s, prep sports for girls were jockeying for position with boys programs. Title IX had mandated equal footing in high schools and colleges, but the reaction was slow. Across the nation, the young ladies had to prove themselves. At Davis High, a magnificent collection of kids — women now in their 50s — […]

Rebounding is key as Hornets come from 17 down to top UCD men

You can’t win if you don’t score. Defense wins championships. There isn’t a similar cliché for rebounding, but after Tuesday, the UC Davis men’s basketball team might want to come up with one. After leading by 17 points in the first half, the Aggies lost their annual Causeway Classic to Sacramento State primarily because they struggled […]

DHS boys cross country team wants to atone

“Yes. In their minds there is some need for redemption.” Davis High cross country coach Bill Gregg is talking about the hair-thin, one-point loss his Blue Devil boys suffered two weeks ago to Oak Ridge at the Sac-Joaquin Section meet. Now, DHS’ guys have their sights set on a good showing in Saturday’s CIF State […]

Aggie women get past stubborn San Francisco

Holding visiting San Francisco to a season-low 50 points on Tuesday at The Pavilion, the UC Davis women’s basketball team is finding that its one-size-fits-all defense might be able to handle any challenge. Against Washington and Seattle — teams with some height — the wave after wave of Aggie defenders did just enough to escape the […]

Aggies land 12 on All-Great West football teams

The UC Davis football team (4-7) had three offensive players and three defenders on the All-Great West first team, based on a vote of the league’s coaches, and 12 Aggies were honored overall. The UCD first-teamers were wide receiver Tom Hemmingsen, offensive lineman Sean Davies, center Ray Wilburn, free safety Kevyn Lewis and defensive ends […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Hansen takes 19th at All-America Golf Classic

UC Davis sophomore golfer Matt Hansen finished at 8-over to tie for 19th overall after Tuesday’s final round of the Western Refining Collegiate All-America Golf Classic at the El Paso Country Club. Hansen received an invitation to the prestigious 54-hole tournament after garnering PING All-America honorable mention honors at the end of his debut season in […]

Greiner Athlete of the Week (11/23/11): UCD running back Colton Silveria

UC Davis redshirt freshman running back Colton Silveria was already feeling pretty good. He had just gone over 100 yards — becoming the first Aggie runner to do that since Josh Reese last season — and had scored a one-yard touchdown to give his team a lead it would not relinquish in Saturday’s Causeway Classic. […]

What’s new in skiwear?

By Michelle Devera It’s back to basics on the slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned skier, a burgeoning boarder or just looking to relax fireside with a hot toddy, 2011 marks a return to tradition with an emphasis on simple, clean lines and technical utility. Look for practical, wear-anywhere shell jackets, primary colors, color blocking, contrasting […]

Preparation will enhance enjoyment of ski season

Keys to preparation Conditioning: Start a training regimen; you will enjoy the sport more if you’re in shape. Check your gear: Get skis or board tuned. Also check boots, clothing and other essentials. Stretch: Being flexible is a great way to avoid both soreness and injury, especially annoying minor ones. Know your limits: Proceed with […]

Cy Young winner Verlander is AL MVP

NEW YORK — Justin Verlander figured time had run out on his chance to become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to be voted Most Valuable Player. Last Tuesday, he found out about 12:40 p.m. that he was a unanimous winner of the AL Cy Young Award. It was closing in on 1 p.m. […]

Patriots crush Chiefs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski connection kept clicking. The New England Patriots’ defense and special teams kept rolling, too. Brady threw two touchdown passes to Gronkowski, Julian Edelman returned a punt 72 yards for another score and Kyle Arrington had two interceptions to help the Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 34-3 on […]

Men’s basketball Causeway Classic is Tuesday

Just two days after the schools locked horns on the football field, UC Davis and Sacramento State will match up today in the men’s basketball version of the Causeway Classic. The 7 p.m. contest is the second game of a doubleheader at The Pavilion, following the Aggie women, who take on San Francisco at 4:45 […]

Big crowd has a ball at Goon Squad Classic

On Sunday night, 4,000 local fans yearning for professional-quality basketball got a treat, as two teams of NBA players put on a show in the Goon Squad Classic at The Pavilion. The exhibition game was organized by Sacramento Kings forward Donte Greene, who donated proceeds to a variety of charities. With the NBA season on […]