Franklin rolls past DHS boys

ELK GROVE — On Friday night, Davis High boys basketball fans will get to say goodbye to five Blue Devil seniors as the locals wrap up a disappointing — but educational — season at home against Elk Grove. Struggling with a still-sick floor general Graham McDaniel, DHS couldn’t get it going Wednesday, falling on the […]

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Beaubois’ return sparks Mavs past Kings

DALLAS — As Rodrigue Beaubois sat out the first 54 games recovering from a foot injury, his potential grew exponentially to Dallas Mavericks fans. The season debut of the young, energetic guard belovedly dubbed “Roddy B” was so ridiculously anticipated that team owner Mark Cuban joked Beaubois would enter wearing Superman’s cape, accompanied by the […]

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UCD cross country honored

NEW ORLEANS — These Aggies are fast and smart. For the third straight year, the UC Davis women’s cross country team has been honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team. To qualify for the squad, a program must have a cumulative team grade point average […]

YOUTH ROUNDUP: Aquadarts get national award

The Davis Aquadarts were recognized as one of the top 200 swim clubs in the United States on Tuesday when they were awarded the Bronze Medal for Club Excellence by USA Swimming. It marks the first time the Aquadarts have received this honor, according to Pat Hogan, USA Swimming’s managing director for club  development. The Club […]

YOUTH SOCCER: Shock take second in playoffs

The Davis Legacy Shock, a U17 girls soccer team, finished second in the league playoffs after dropping the final, 2-1, to the Sonoma County Alliance. In its first playoff game, against Placer Black, Davis fell behind early, but came back quickly when Kayla Ramirez scored on a perfect cross from Ceci Velasquez. Shortly after, Velasquez […]

Jean Gelpi lends a helping hand at DHS

He has globe hopped, played basketball in FIBA European and Puerto Rican leagues, counts actor Benicio del Toro among his best friends and had a tryout with the Sacramento Kings after a successful look-see in the NBA pro-am developmental league. This guy eats, drinks and sleeps basketball — and Davis High has been able to […]

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Holy smokes! Section soccer runners-up stronger?

A note to Delta Valley Conference soccer teams … Be afraid. Be very afraid. After rolling through its 2010 campaign at 25-3-3 (10-0-1 in DVC) and coming up a goal short in the Sac-Joaquin Section championship, Davis High girls soccer coach Allen Carlson thinks this spring’s Blue Devil edition might be improved over last year. […]

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Weidel: Buying new skis

Some handy tips for buying new skis By Jeffrey Weidel Attention all you budget-conscious types. Let’s face facts — change is required. It’s time to ditch those archaic skis and get hooked up with a new pair of shaped skis. Yes, it is hard pulling the trigger, especially when your bank account isn’t overflowing with […]

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NBA ROUNDUP: Warriors come back to win

OAKLAND — Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Dorell Wright added 16 to help the Golden State Warriors overcome an early 15-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Hornets, 102-89, on Tuesday. David Lee also scored 16 points and Stephen Curry had 14 and eight assists for the Warriors, who have won six of eight […]

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UCD men get a victory in Seattle

SEATTLE — To no one’s surprise, it was rainy and cold outside Key Arena in Seattle on Tuesday night. Inside the building, however, the UC Davis men’s basketball team was red hot. The Aggies shot 55 percent from the field in order to overcome 22 turnovers, while senior stars Joe Harden and Mark Payne each […]

DHS wins a DVC title on Senior Night

There’s no question about it now: these Devils are the top dogs. The Davis High girls basketball team clinched the Delta Valley Conference title on Tuesday with a hard-fought, physical 56-44 win over Franklin. The victory kept the Lady Blue Devils (19-6) undefeated in league play at 9-0, while dropping the Wildcats (14-12) to 7-2 […]

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Kings can’t slow Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Defense turned into offense early for the Oklahoma City Thunder. A fast start led to a season high in points as the Thunder cruised past the Sacramento Kings, 126-96, on Tuesday night. Oklahoma City scored 68 points in the first half, a season high for a half, and led by as many […]

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Sharks ward off Predators in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Patrick Marleau continued the overtime woes of the Nashville Predators. Marleau scored at 3:53 of overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. He jumped off the bench and skated behind the Predators’ defense and beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, who finished […]

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BRIEFS: UCD golf takes 10th at Battle of the Beach

NEWPORT COAST — Local product Tyler Raber was the top overall finisher for UC Davis, but it was Josh Granger and Andrew Haggen who led the way during Tuesday’s final round. It all added up to a 10th-place finish for the Aggies at the Battle at the Beach at the Pelican Hill Golf Course. Raber, […]