So far, youthful Lady Blue Devils moving forward

Four up, four down. At first blush, the Davis High girls’ basketball record is nothing remarkable. But take a closer look … * There’s a first-year varsity coach. * Competition has been solid: a 30-25 record (if you throw out the Foundation Game against Natomas and the win over a barnstorming, overmatched Australian school). * […]

Sound the Sirens, these girls can hit

Alexis Vierra grew up in a house full of football fans. Her grandfather was a huge University of Southern California fan, so the “whole family was into football.” Vierra is now pushing it one step further by actually taking her place on the gridiron. The 2008 UC Davis graduate tried out on Dec. 3 for […]

Youth soccer: Arsenal takes second at Winter Showcase

The Davis Arsenal, a U17 boys soccer team, didn’t quite defend its 2010 title at the most recent edition of the Davis Legacy College Winter Showcase Tournament, but it did the next best thing. The only squad to win all three of their qualifying matches, the Arsenal eventually finished second as the event concluded with […]

Youth roundup: Diamonds boys start season strong

Tristan Langenegger, Colin Walsh, Henri Schulz and Joshua Faith were each competing for the first time at The Season Opener event last weekend in Petaluma, but all four Davis Diamonds gymnastics performed like veterans. Langenegger had several highlights on the day, capturing third place on parallel bars with a 14.1, and taking fourth on rings […]

The Blue Devil Mile lives on this Friday

It’s almost an all-star gathering … Correction: It is an all-star gathering on Friday when former Davis High distance runners get together for what has become the Blue Devil Mile. Taking place on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, the reunion features a who’s who of college and professional harriers — ex-Blue Devils […]

Sensational second half sends Aggie women to Shootout title

UC Davis senior Kasey Riecks led all players with 16 points and the Aggie women’s basketball team received 23 points from its bench to rally for a 62-57 victory over Hawaii, winning the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Shootout on Tuesday in Honolulu. Riecks, who tied a career high with 21 points on Monday, was selected to […]

Warriors lose Curry, game in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sprained his right ankle and had to be helped off the court during the Sacramento Kings’ 95-91 preseason victory on Tuesday. Curry was injured while defending rookie Jimmer Fredette just before halftime. Curry didn’t play in the second half and finished with seven points and five assists […]

Down 20, Devil boys see Sousa shine in comeback win

VACAVILLE — Tyler Sousa scored 20 points — including four treys — as the Davis High boys basketball team came from 20 points behind to win, 84-80, at Will C. Wood on Tuesday night. The Blue Devils hit only 7-of-22 from the field during the first 10 minutes and found themselves trailing 39-19 with 5:34 […]

Les’ hot shooting can’t keep UCD men from losing in San Jose

UC Davis’ Tyler Les tied a school record with eight 3-pointers and scored 24 points but host San Jose State got its own 24-point performance, from guard James Kinney, in a 79-59 nonconference victory over the Aggie men’s basketball team Tuesday night at the San Jose Event Center. While Kinney was getting more help from […]

Marshall brings the beef to beat FIU

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida International coach Mario Cristobal expected special teams would be the deciding factor in his team’s final game of the season. Turns out it was a key factor in a tough defeat. A blocked punt midway through the fourth quarter set up Marshall’s go-ahead field goal and Rakeem Cato threw for […]

Wins by Patterson and Petersen will kick bowl season into gear

Now that the junior varsity bowl games are over, it’s time to get down to some serious postseason forecasting. My apologies to all those fans of the already completed Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl. I just couldn’t […]

Sports briefs: Local player jumps from ARC to Texas State

Davis resident Thomas Evans’ football career has already taken him up and down the state, and now the 20-year-old defensive end/linebacker is headed to Texas State. Evans, who grew up in Davis and played at American River College the past two seasons, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday, the first official signing day […]

Greiner Athlete of the Week (12/21/11): DHS guard Becca Hassid

On display at the Wine Valley Classic last weekend, Davis High’s 2011 vintage got rave reviews. The varietal getting the most praise during the Blue Devils’ run to the tournament title game was 5-foot-4 junior guard Becca Hassid. Filling in at point guard — and playing nearly every minute there for three straight days — […]

Sierra resorts wait for snow as Christmas nears

By Martin Griffith Sierra Nevada ski resorts are heading into the traditionally busy Christmas season missing only one thing: natural snow. Plagued by a skimpy snowpack, most resorts have relied on snow-making machines to open with limited operations. Kayla Anderson of the Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe resort above Reno said her resort wouldn’t have been able […]