Exciting Devil boys’ hardcourt style will return

No playoffs, but a good time had by all. By a hair’s breadth, the Davis High boys were forced to watch this winter’s Sac-Joaquin Section basketball championships from the stands. The high-scoring Blue Devils’ 14-12 record was undermined by a weak Delta Valley Conference power rating — and a so-so 5-5 league mark by the […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD men’s hoops finds its stride

From the first day of practice, the UC Davis men’s basketball team knew the 2011-12 season was going to be an uphill battle. The Aggies had a roster full of young talent with 10 underclassmen and a first-year head coach, Jim Les, who brought with him a new system. Les, a former Sacramento Kings guard, […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks sputter early in loss to Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — San Jose couldn’t overcome its slow start on Tuesday. Jeff Carter had three goals — two on the power play during Columbus’ four-goal first period — and the last-place Blue Jackets handed the Sharks their season-high fourth straight loss, 6-3. “They were much better prepared to compete than the white team,” said […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

King stay close before Miami heats up

MIAMI — The Miami Heat knew what was coming from Sacramento. Eventually, they handled the Kings’ challenge. Dwyane Wade had 30 points and 10 assists, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh each scored 20 points and the NBA-leading Heat stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 120-108 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggies punch out Broncos

UC Davis starter Justine Vela went the distance and struck out 15 Broncos as the Aggie softball team went on the road and edged Santa Clara on Tuesday at PAL Stadium in San Jose. While leaving 10 runners on base, UCD managed just enough offense to get Vela the victory and improve to 4-8 on […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Foster: Lady Blue Devils need to bang next year

Anyone close to the Davis High girls basketball program knew that the 2011-12 campaign would be a learning process — for its young players and the new coach. After a 10-16 season in which the Lady Blue Devils struggled through Delta Valley Conference play at 3-7, first-year varsity mentor Karen Foster looked back at what […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

New coaching era dawns for Davis High girls soccer

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a 13-part series previewing Davis High’s spring sports. It’s not the easiest of tasks, taking over the reins of a program that is just months removed from one of the most accomplished seasons in the history of Davis High sports. But new Blue Devil girls soccer coach […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie pool teams pick up awards

After taking third place at last weekend’s conference championship meet, the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team had 13 selections when the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Team was announced on Tuesday. Aggie senior Kayleigh Foley had the top MPSF time in three freestyle events, Liliana Alvarez added a league-best mark in the 100-yard breaststroke […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (2/22/12): DHS girls basketball’s Tiffany Ho

Percentage-wise, not many prep athletes will get college scholarships and even fewer will make their careers in professional sports. For most, the biggest takeaway from their athletic careers is the memories. Unless their team makes a playoff run, wins and losses aren’t usually what players will look back on as they grow older. However, the […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sierra snowfall consistent over 130 years, study shows

By Peter Fimrite Snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has remained consistent for 130 years, with no evidence that anything has changed as a result of climate change, according to a study released this week. The analysis of snowfall data in the Sierra going back to 1878 found no more or less snow overall — a […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

DHS snowboard team finishes first in its division

By Margo Roeckl The Davis High School snowboard team won the Central Division II title with a second-place team finish at Friday’s final regular-season giant slalom race at Sugar Bowl Resort. “I believe this is the first time that Davis has taken the division title, and I couldn’t be more proud of all the athletes […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

DHS ski team finishes season undefeated

By Christine Schmidt Davis High School’s ski team finished the season undefeated last week, taking first place in the division for the overall team as well as for the girls and the boys. Its dominance in last week’s races — a giant slalom Wednesday and a slalom Friday — was as strong as in every […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Huge Seattle run sinks Aggie men

Two days after the UC Davis men’s basketball team used a huge second half to erase a large deficit and beat Northern Arizona, the Aggies were on the other side of the coin on Monday at Key Arena in Seattle. Despite leading by as many as 14 points in the first half, UCD fell to […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Hot Shots registration is this week

Registration for the Davis Hot Shots AAU youth basketball program will be conducted this week, according to group administrator/coach Dino Clark. On Wednesday, ninth- through 12th-grade boys and girls registration will be taken from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. For additional information about tryouts, or to download sign-up […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,