Cold day at the beach for UCD

LONG BEACH — Senior Samantha Meggison made 6-of-11 shots from the field to score 20 points for the UC Davis women’s basketball team on Thursday. But the rest of the Aggies were just 7-of-43 and made only six shots from the floor in the second half of a 67-55 loss to Long Beach State at […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lightning edge Sharks in OT

TAMPA, Fla. — Martin St. Louis scored his second goal of the game 4:27 into overtime, Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists in his 300th NHL game and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the San Jose Sharks, 6-5. St. Louis got the winner from close range off a pass from Victor Hedman. The […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Regular season ends Friday for DHS hoops

There is interesting basketball to seen on Friday, it really just depends on the mode of transportation. Local fans on a bike or on foot can check out the Davis High girls as they send off their two seniors in a 7 p.m. contest against Elk Grove at The Cage. In their final game of […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Two locals in the mix at Northern Trust Open

LOS ANGELES — Four days after his big win at Pebble Beach, Phil Mickelson keeps right on rolling. Mickelson hit a driver off the deck from just under 300 yards on the par-5 11th that led to a two-putt birdie, and he ended a gorgeous afternoon Thursday at Riviera by chipping in from 35 feet […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

What a chance for beginning, seasoned tracksters

Until a decade ago, I rarely considered track and field. While my daughter attended Emerson Junior High all those years ago, I saw how her coach Leo Sacramento got the most from his kids (my Julie included); how he taught them to run faster, jump higher and, in real life, start thinking about reaching farther. […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Super-agent Boras will give talk at UC Davis

Maybe one of the most misunderstood positions in athletics is the professional sports agent. When fans talk about today’s player salaries and how the face of American sports has changed, the name Scott Boras always finds its way into the conversation. Now, as part of a Culture Week series of speakers, Boras will be the […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Rutgard is the new face of Davis High badminton

His name is Michael Rutgard. As the new Davis High badminton coach, he’s a new face on campus. But, Rutgard — a senior at UC Davis — already has made a big splash in bringing together more than 50 potential Blue Devil team members and painting a bright picture for a sport that most fans […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Playoffs begin now: Elk Grove could be must-win game

Wednesday’s showdown with No. 4 Franklin just wasn’t to be for homestanding Davis High on Senior Night. Now the task at hand is simple: Beat Elk Grove on the road Friday night. “It’s our playoff hopes now. (Friday) is like a playoff game for us,” DHS coach Dan Gonzalez said immediately after an enthusiastic crowd […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Old guard, Devil seniors honored Wednesday

Despite the evening’s result not being what everyone hoped it would be, members of two Davis High boys basketball teams — decades apart — were honored Wednesday night. Seven Blue Devil seniors and their families took an extra bow before Franklin threw a damper on the party with a 79-69 Delta Valley Conference victory. But […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggie softballers stun Stanford

UC Davis pitcher Jessica Thweatt tossed a complete game five-hitter and struck out seven batters and Cassandra Ginnis had the game-winning RBI, as the Aggies upset No. 8 Stanford, 2-1, in a softball matchup on Wednesday at La Rue Field. Thweatt held the Cardinal scoreless for six innings — with UCD scoring a run in […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Register for Hot Shots basketball Thursday

Registration for the Davis Hot Shots AAU youth basketball program will be conducted this week and next, according to group administrator/coach Dino Clark. On Thursday at Harper Junior High, fifth- through eighth-grade boys can sign up from 4 to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, ninth- through 12th-grade boys and girls registration will be taken […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Kings lose by reason of Linsanity

NEW YORK — Not needed to save the Knicks again, Jeremy Lin grabbed a spot on the bench next to Carmelo Anthony in the third quarter and shared a laugh with the injured All-Star. “We were just having fun and kind of talking about how we’re both excited for when he comes back,” Lin said. […]

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

UCD baseball team ready for a change

While the UC Davis baseball team is proud to wear the Yale blue and gold, they’re a little tired of seeing it. “We’ve been playing against ourselves and our guys are tired of that,” said UCD head coach Matt Vaughn. “We’re ready to play someone in another uniform.” The Aggies will get their wish as […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth basketball: Emerson eighth-graders sweep YCAL tourneys

The Emerson Junior High eighth-grade boys and girls basketball teams each finished 12-1 and both captured titles at the season-ending Yolo County Athletic League tournament. In the boys tournament, Emerson fell behind Douglass early in the initial game and still trailed by eight entering the final period. But Glen Welch, who led all scorers with […]

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