DHS snowboard team takes first place in opening race

By Margo Roeckl The Davis High School snowboard team had an overall first-place finish in Monday’s California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation slalom race at Alpine Meadows. Davis racked up 491 points, followed by North Tahoe with 458, Placer with 451, Truckee with 447, Colfax with 412 and Nevada Union with 407. The Davis […]

What’s best time for children to take ski or snowboard lessons?

Although this has been a slow start to the ski season, one of the more positive aspects regarding a lack of snow is it’s been a perfect time to have your child learn how to ski or snowboard. For children, there are two crucial issues to address: make sure they are having fun and keep […]

Adelman’s T-Wolves top Kings

MINNEAPOLIS — Rick Adelman knows his smallish backcourt is going to give up plenty of size and strength on most nights. The Minnesota Timberwolves coach also knows that Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour will never give in either, and their hard-nosed play against the bigger Sacramento Kings made all the difference on Monday night. Kevin […]

Blue Devils no holiday for Cordova, 73-70

ANTELOPE — When a basketball team forces 24 turnovers, makes 24 free throws and outrebounds its opponents by 24, good things happen. No, the Davis High boys didn’t win by 24 points — but the Blue Devils did gut out a 73-70 victory over Cordova in The Common Good Classic on Monday at Antelope High. […]

Time to move on from comments

There is, at this point, nothing that can be said to smooth the choppy waters through which newly appointed Davis High girls soccer coach Sara Stone now sails. It’s been a week and the vitriol that still flows is disturbing. Last week, I weighed in, agreeing in spirit with a letter that was sent to our […]

UCD’s Lott knows how to use her head

Sure, there were a few headers here and there, but senior defender Aisha Lott mostly used her feet to anchor the UC Davis women’s soccer team’s defense throughout the 2011 season. However, with the way Lott always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to help the Aggies give up just […]

Sports briefs: Another strong score by UCD gymnastics

Junior Michelle Ho tied for fourth place on floor exercise with a 9.825 to help the UC Davis women’s gymnastics squad compile a 48.375 in that event and a 190.775 overall on Sunday at Burnham Pavilion in Palo Alto. Host Stanford won the four-way meet with a 194.900, with San Jose State finishing second (194.300) […]

Kings aren’t competitive in Dallas

DALLAS — Jason Terry scored 21 points, Vince Carter added 16, and the Dallas Mavericks stretched their winning streak to five games with a 99-60 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 14 points in a little over 20 minutes for the reigning NBA champs (8-5), who’ve won six in a […]

Another frustrating loss for UCD men

NORTHRIDGE — The free-falling UC Davis men’s basketball team found yet another tough way to lose on Saturday, this time blowing a late 11-point lead to fall, 84-80, at Cal State Northridge. The Aggies (1-16) upped their losing streak to 13 games and fell to 0-5 in Big West Conference play with the loss at […]

Pats have no time for Tebow

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s way of dealing with Tebowmania was to silence it with a record-shattering performance. Brady threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, putting the New England Patriots into the AFC championship game after roughing up Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos 45-10 Saturday night. The Patriots (14-3), winners of […]

UCD women use new-found height to get past Long Beach

The UC Davis women’s basketball team knew it would be tough to fill the shoes of star post player Paige Mintun, who graduated last year. But with 6-foot-2 senior center Lauren Juric finally healthy, the Aggies may have found their defensive anchor inside. On Saturday, Juric played in her fourth game since coming back from […]

S.F. soars over Saints and into NFC title game

SAN FRANCISCO — In one triumphant afternoon, playoff first-timer Alex Smith joined a pair of 49ers Hall of Fame quarterbacks with his own indelible postseason moment. Joe Montana had “The Catch.” Steve Young had “The Catch II.” Now, Smith added another epic play to the 49ers’ storied history: “The Grab.” Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown […]

Sports briefs: UCD women dominate Pacific in the pool

The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team won 11 of 14 events on Saturday to post a convincing 165-97 victory over Pacific in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meet at the Chris Kjeldsen Pool Complex. The Aggies downed the Tigers for the second time this season, also winning 180-106 in the first dual meet […]

Turnovers doom Lady Blue Devils at Laguna Creek

ELK GROVE — It’s not for lacking of trying that the Lady Blue Devils find themselves in the throes of a three-game losing streak. Day after day in practice, the Davis High girls are working on improving their free-throw acumen. The Devils, according to their coach Karen Foster, “work hard on taking care of the […]