Goodbye Ken More. Will somebody help me?

I need your support. It’s hard to say goodbye to a friend. My prayer is for, at least, a couple of guys who feel empathy — and the need to join me. Guys who will be able to have coffee some morning and plot a new course with me; a direction in which our new […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sharks nip Red Wings in overtime

SAN JOSE — Marty Havlat scored with 1:37 remaining in overtime to get the San Jose Sharks back into playoff position with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. Havlat was stopped once by Jimmy Howard, and then after a scramble in front of the net, lifted the rebound over Howard to […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

NCAA roundup: Pac-12 is done as Baylor beats Colorado

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Brady Heslip made nine 3-pointers and finished with 27 points to lead No. 3 Baylor to an 80-63 win over Colorado on Saturday in a South Regional contest in the third round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Freshman Askia Booker had 15 points for 11th-seeded Colorado (24-12), which was the only […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies sweep a pair in the pool

Junior goalkeeper Riane Woods tallied a career-high 18 saves, while Davis High graduate Elsie Fullerton and Jessica Dunn each scored two goals to lead the 15th-ranked UC Davis women’s water polo team to an 8-6 upset of 10th-ranked Maryland at Schaal Aquatics Center Saturday. The Aggies (10-11) followed with a 12-5 victory over Fresno Pacific, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Register for summer track program

The Davis Community Track and Field Club is now registering youth athletes for its popular summer program. The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays, June 11-July 26, but participants can choose from among five different session options. Athletes from fourth grade through high school are invited to come out to Ron & Mary Brown Stadium […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Devils do just enough to edge Miramonte

Their mascot might be the Blue Devils, but the Davis High boys lacrosse team had the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. And even though their opponents were clad in green, it was the Devils who came out on top of visiting Miramonte, 7-6, Saturday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Though Matador […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Leaders Goosen, Furyk are nine ahead of Watney

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Retief Goosen ran off three straight birdies on the back nine and closed with a tough par from the fairway bunker on the 18th hole on Saturday for a 6-under 65 that put him atop the leaderboard with Jim Furyk in the Transitions Championship. Goosen is No. 52 in the world ranking, […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Olympian to share running techniques

Local runners can learn from a master — 2004 Olympian Grant Robison — at a free clinic at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Fleet Feet Sports, 615 Second St. in downtown Davis. To RSVP for a seat, call (530) 758-6453. Running fast, more efficiently and injury-free is what runners strive for, a news release said. With […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

DHS volleyball squad falters against Pleasant Valley

The Davis High boys volleyball team started Friday night with all sorts of intensity and focus, easily winning the opening game against Pleasant Valley. However, the Blue Devils couldn’t maintain the pace and slowly unraveled as the visiting Vikings escaped with a 12-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 nonleague win at The Cage. “We came out in […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS girls rain goals on Northgate

Facing Northgate on Friday night, the Davis High girls lacrosse team figured the best way to deal with the driving rain was to take control of the game early. The Blue Devils did just that, taking a large lead midway through the first half then hanging on to defeat the Broncos, 17-7, in a Bay […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A Rose blooms in the field of Blue Devil track

hur·dle (hûrdl) — An obstacle or difficulty to be overcome. So says the American Heritage Dictionary. And so understands the Davis High track triad of coaches Spencer Elliott and Jonathan Defty and their brightly shining pupil Rose Stephens. With each passing day, the Blue Devil hurdler literally steps closer to team and personal goals, while […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Neither rain nor wind keep Devils from appointed rounds

The Battle for the Spade was a wet, breezy exhibition of mind over weather as Davis High sloshed and huddled its way to a track-and-field victory over Woodland on Friday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. The Blue Devil boys rolled past the Wolves, 57-25, while the girls prevailed, 47-26. It was an afternoon of […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sharks stop Nashville in a shootout

SAN JOSE — Ryane Clowe scored in a shootout and Antti Niemi came up with a big save to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday. Joe Thornton also scored for the Sharks, who ended a three-game home losing streak and drew within one point of Colorado for […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Beavers dam UCD women

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Though the outcome was not what they wanted, it was fitting that this quartet of UC Davis senior women would end their basketball careers in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. It was the third straight postseason appearance for Kasey Riecks, Lauren Juric, Samantha Meggison and Hana Asano, and fourth in five years […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,