Patience, practice among the keys to becoming an expert skier

5 tips to become an expert skier 1. Your most important and versatile piece of equipment is your pole. A good pole-touch is a box of tricks that encourages timing, balance, good biomechanics, aggression, turning power, tactics and ultimately, a progression to expert terrain. 2. Upper/lower body separation: Though your skis may be completing a […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

DHS snowboard team qualifies 10 athletes for state competition

By Margo Roeckl In addition to winning the Central II Division title, the Davis High School snowboard team has 10 athletes who qualified to compete in the state championship meet March 5-9 at Northstar Resort. Some are new to the team, while others are seasoned veterans. In the girls varsity division, Brittney Gingerich-Brooks qualified in […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Brockington shines for Aggies in match play

Mike Brockington defeated both of his opponents while Josh Granger finished all square with Oregon’s Daniel Miernicki, ranked 27th nationally by Golfstat, as the UC Davis men’s golf team finished the first day of action at the Del Walker Match Play Championship in Long Beach. The Aggies fell by scores of 4-1 to No. 4 […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Former Devil hurler helps Hawaii to a win

Corey MacDonald, a 2009 Davis High graduate, pitched five strong innings in the University of Hawaii’s 19-3 victory over visiting Wagner on Sunday. MacDonald (1-0) allowed three hits, didn’t walk a batter and fanned one in his first Division I start. The 6-foot-6 junior — who pitched for the Blue Devils and Cosumnes River College […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV roundup: Blue Devil hoops squads finish strong seasons

Playing stunning defense, the Davis High junior varsity girls closed out their basketball season with a 36-30 home victory over Elk Grove. The Lady Blue Devils finished the year 15-9 and went 7-3 in the rugged Delta Valley Conference. Katie Grahn had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Jamie Kingsley had 16 boards and seven […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Four straight? It’s on DHS’ boys tennis agenda

* Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. “I think we’ll try for four next year.” That was Davis High boys tennis coach Dale Hersch talking with well-wishers last May after his Blue Devils captured their third straight Sac-Joaquin Section championship. Well, nine months has passed since the […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD women ready for new chapter in track and field

If the UC Davis women’s track and field year were a book, the indoor season, which ended Feb. 12, would be the prologue: an introduction of characters and setting up things that are to come. The outdoor season, which kicks off Wednesday at Chico State, is the bulk of the story. “It’s nice because it’s […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Bakersfield stops Aggie win streak in series finale

BAKERSFIELD — One UC Davis baseball streak reached five games on Sunday when Brett Morgan’s 2-for-4 performance gave him hits in five consecutive games. Unfortunately for the Aggies, their winning streak did not follow suit as Cal State Bakersfield’s 7-4 victory in the teams’ series finale stopped the UCD surge. Aggie freshman Kevin Barker was […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings reach tentative deal to stay in Sacramento

Building a new arena for the Sacramento Kings has never been closer to reality. The city, the Sacramento Kings and the NBA announced a tentative deal Monday to finance a new arena that would keep the team in California’s capital for the long haul. The City Council will vote on the plan March 6. Sacramento […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD men have a senior moment

The UC Davis men’s basketball team have sent a message to the rest of the Big West. They may have been guaranteed a spot in the conference tournament because of Cal State Northridge’s academics-related postseason suspension, but they are not going to be an easy out. On Saturday, the Aggies beat Cal State Fullerton — […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies get a pair of wild wins in Bakersfield

The UC Davis baseball team looked tired on Saturday after needing 16 innings to dispatch Bakersfield on Friday night. But the Aggies caught their second wind just in time, scoring five runs in the top of the ninth to post a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Roadrunners. The two exciting victories gave UCD its second […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Meggison is money as UCD moves into third

Samantha Meggison scored 10 of her 19 points in the final four minutes of the game to help the UC Davis women’s basketball team hold off Pacific, 65-61, on Saturday at the Spanos Center in Stockton. The win, combined with UC Irvine’s loss to Cal State Fullerton, vaulted the Aggies (16-10, 8-6 Big West) over […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks fall victim to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Shea Weber scored two goals to lead the Nashville Predators to a 6-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Colin Wilson, Kevin Klein, Martin Erat and Nick Spaling also scored for Nashville, which has won three of its last four. The Predators also won for the 16th time in their […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Westwood outlasts Watney and Laird to reach semis at match play

MARANA, Ariz. — After knocking out Davis High graduate Nick Watney, Lee Westwood won again on Saturday to reach the semifinals of the Match Play Championship. Westwood defeated Martin Laird 3 and 2 to set up a matchup with Rory McIlroy — a winner over Bae Sang-moon by the same score — on Sunday. If either Westwood […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,