Davis High ski team continues winning streak

By Christine Schmidt The Davis High School ski team continued its winning streak Monday by placing first in the giant slalom race at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. With two more races to go before the state championships, the team is leading its seven-team division by a wide margin. Based on the scores of the top […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Davis softball team welcomes new coach Guerra

It really is a whole new ball game for the Davis High softball program — and especially for new coach Art Guerra. Guerra, hired last year after George Meagher stepped down after two successful seasons, comes to the Blue Devils from Natomas High. In six seasons at the Nitehawk helm, Guerra’s economically and socially challenged […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Whooosh! Just like that DHS boys make top 16

If the regular season ended Monday, the Davis High boys would be going to The Big Dance. Ranked 16th in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section basketball rankings, the Blue Devils — on a three-game winning streak — made a strong move from 23rd a week ago to get into the elite mix. The CIF will take the top 16 […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kings come from behind in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — After digging themselves a hole 18 points deep with poor shooting and porous defense, DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings avoided the temptation to bicker with one another. Coach Keith Smart hoped it was a sign of a young team maturing and pulling together. “They had a nice discussion with each other […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Stephens showcases talent on and off the court

Education is the primary goal for any university, and UC Davis is famous for putting the student in student-athlete. A few Aggies turn pro in their various sports, but many of them go on to do amazing things in fields from agriculture science to veterinary medicine and from enology to artistry. UCD junior basketball player […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: DHS JV squads go undefeated last week

After a pair of losses in the last week of January, the Davis High junior varsity girls basketball team bounced back strong to post victories over Grant and Laguna Creek last week. A tough defensive effort and a strong finish helped the Lady Blue Devils against the Pacers, as the locals outscored Grant by 11 […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Thursday night football comes to Aggie Stadium

The UC Davis football team is champing at the bit to start its 2012 season, so much so that the opener against Azusa Pacific has been moved up to Thursday, Aug. 30, at Aggie Stadium. The home opener for the Aggies originally was scheduled to be played on Saturday, Sept. 1, but instead, UCD will […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings take down Warriors in OT

SACRAMENTO — Marcus Thornton scored 28 points and Tyreke Evans had 26 points and nine assists to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Golden State Warriors, 114-106, in overtime Saturday night. The Kings scored the first nine points in overtime to win consecutive games for the second time this season. Dorrell Wright scored 24 points […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie men absorb another defeat

RIVERSIDE — In what has become almost a nightly affair, the UC Davis men’s basketball team played well for most of the game on Saturday, only to see its opponent — host UC Riverside — steal a victory late in the game. The Highlanders used a late-game surge to offset Aggie Josh Ritchart’s 21 points and […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks streak stopped in Phoenix

GLENDALE, Ariz. — This was a game the Phoenix Coyotes needed to win. In 12th place in the Western Conference and struggling for a playoff spot, the Coyotes got two goals from Lauri Korpikoski and beat the San Jose Sharks, 5-3, on Saturday. With one of the worst home records in the league, Phoenix picked […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies hold court at home

The UC Davis women’s tennis team, ranked 64th in the nation, dominated in singles play on Saturday, winning five matches in straight sets to capture a 6-1 win over San Francisco at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. In their home opener, the Aggies snapped a four-match losing streak — all road losses to ranked teams. […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Super Bowl is set up for excitement

INDIANAPOLIS — MVP quarterbacks on marquee franchises. A rematch of a nail-biter from four years ago, featuring many of the same key characters. Madonna and plenty of Manning — Eli, and Peyton, too. This Super Bowl certainly has all the makings of another thriller, the perfect finish to a season that began in turmoil and […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Super Bowl? Let’s talk Peyton Manning

Oh, by the way … There’s a Super Bowl on Sunday. If you’re locked into the Peyton Manning story, the Giants/Patriots game is a sidebar to the strange treatment Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is giving arguably the most savvy quarterback in NFL history. Regardless of your team allegiance, Manning has been everything a football […]

February 04, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

That sound you here is the whoosh of 22 DHS treys

ELK GROVE — When longtime Davis High boys basketball coach Dan Gonzalez sat down with collegiate Hall of Fame mentor Gary Smith six weeks before this basketball season began, folks in Devilville could sense something was in the air. A new style of ball was being considered. Suddenly, from the ashes of a defense-minded scheme […]

February 04, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,