Bulls send Kings to 1-2

SACRAMENTO — Derrick Rose had 19 points and eight assists and the Chicago Bulls earned a 108-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. The Bulls ran off 15 straight points early in the game and never trailed again in defeating the youthful Kings, the NBA’s youngest team. Carlos Boozer had 16 points and […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Davis boys in funk at Trojan Toss Up

EL DORADO HILLS — It must have felt like a second Christmas for members of Shasta High’s basketball team. Meanwhile, the Davis High boys and coaches were trying to escape The Funk. When Thursday’s Trojan Toss Up consolation-bracket contest ended, the Wolfpack had used a decisive second period to come away with an 86-69 victory […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils clamp down on FHS, 62-22

DIXON — Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Davis High girls basketball team has something to celebrate going in to the new year. “Relax, have fun and play loose” is what coach Karen Foster told her Lady Blue Devils just before the locals routed Franklin (Stockton), 62-22, in the seventh-place game of the Dixon Ram […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

2011 in sports: Local hoops in transition

From one year to the next, everything changed in Davis basketball. At UC Davis, the 2011-12 season was unveiled with two new coaches. Jennifer Gross, a former Aggie standout player and trusted assistant to longtime coach Sandy Simpson, replaced UCD’s all-time-winningest women’s coach after Simpson retired in March. But Simpson took his charges out on […]

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis boys run afoul of Rio Americano, 86-80

EL DORADO HILLS — Sometimes boys just can’t keep their hands to themselves. A classic example? In opening the Trojan Toss Up Invitational with an 86-80 loss to Rio Americano, the Blue Devils slowed their signature blow-torch style by sending the Raiders to the charity stripe on 31 occasions. Not only does standing around watching […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Texas ruins Cal’s Holiday

SAN DIEGO — The California Golden Bears couldn’t hold onto the football or protect their quarterback in a 21-10 loss to Texas in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night. The Golden Bears (7-6) had five turnovers and Zach Maynard was sacked six teams, leading to their fifth straight loss to Texas dating to 1959. “You […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Canucks get past Sharks in OT

SAN JOSE — Andrew Ebbett has been very busy since he got back on the ice after missing 17 games because of a broken foot. And he has been productive, too. Ebbett redirected Kevin Bieksa’s shot into the net at 3:23 of overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Adult and youth tennis classes offered

Local tennis instructor Ann Pellow is offering beginning classes and cardio tennis classes for adults of all ages on Wednesday evenings at Meadow Ridge, 4447 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. Cardio tennis is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the beginning class runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Three six-week sessions are offered: Jan. 4-Feb. […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Toledo grounds Air Force in Military bowl

WASHINGTON — Even the youngest head coach in the country knows not to expect the conventional from Air Force. After all, the Falcons had already scored three fourth-down touchdowns, including the one that had just tied the Military Bowl with 52 seconds to play. So 32-year-old Matt Campbell, leading Toledo for the first time, wasn’t […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Big West women’s basketball is a horse race

The theme of women’s basketball in the Big West Conference is now showing on a movie marquee near you: “War Horse.” The Mustangs of Cal Poly were tapped once again to claim the league title in a preseason media vote. However, the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara — who tied Cal Poly for a share […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth sports roundup: Dossa posts two high finishes on the links

Davis resident Chase Dossa participated in two junior golf tournaments sponsored by Junior Golf Association of Northern California last week, finishing in the top 10 at each event. On Dec. 19, Dossa competed in the 41st Sally Pini Memorial Invitational at the challenging Pasatiempo CC course in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Facing off against a […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Davis girls have another tough Ram Jam outing

DIXON — For those you who like to text, where’s what happened with Davis High in the second round of the Ram Jam girls basketball tournament down Interstate 80. “How did the Blue Devils do?” “What were the first-half turnovers like?” OMG! “But how did the taller DHS team do inside?” “What are they going […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kings go off the trail in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Gerald Wallace had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 101-79 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers (2-0). Nicolas Batum added 15 points and five rebounds off the bench. DeMarcus Cousins led the […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

College bowl roundup: Purdue eats up Western Michigan in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

DETROIT — Purdue recovered two onside kicks and Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown before halftime to give Purdue a big lead, and the Boilermakers held on to beat Western Michigan, 37-32, in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The Broncos had the ball with a chance to go ahead, but their […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,