Godbys recall the trials and beauty of cross-country trip

The 123-day trek on foot across America has ended for Jeremiah, Isaiah and Dennis Godby and their cousin, Jonas Ely. The 3,200-mile sojourn — organized by Dennis Godby, a Davis doctor of naturopathic medicine — was designed to spread the word about preventive care and energize practitioners and followers of the approach. While the entourage […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Registration open for Davis Little League

Davis Little league is accepting early registration for the spring season through Dec. 31. Early registration costs are $100 for T-ball; $155 for Farm through Majors; and $250 for Juniors. Costs go up by $30 if players are registered between Jan. 1 through Jan. 15, 2012. Age ranges for each division can be found at […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Raiders find themselves in unfamiliar territory: alone at the top

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders head into the final month of the season in a most unusual place after an eight-year stretch of disappointment and losses. They stand alone in first place in the AFC West. Oakland (7-4) has a one-game lead on Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos after beating the Chicago Bears, 25-20, […]

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

Map quest: Ski trail maps use artist’s hand-painted panoramas

By Karen Schwartz If you’ve ever gone skiing at an unfamiliar resort without getting lost, chances are you have James Niehues to thank. Niehues, 65, is the man behind the trail map. His hand-painted panoramas have been reproduced into millions of pocket-sized maps handed out by ski resorts in North America, Japan, Korea, China, New […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Sale of Squaw Valley marks the end of an era

By Seth Masia Last November, when the Squaw Valley Development Co. was sold to KSL Capital Partners, it marked the end of 61 years of control by the Cushing family of California’s winter Olympic venue. Squaw Valley was the brainchild of Reno’s Wayne Poulsen, who first skied into the valley in 1931, two years out […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Devil girls shoot well, create havoc in victory

VACAVILLE — Thirty-five turnovers. Not what Davis High girls basketball coach Karen Foster had in mind. Eight-for-26 at the free-throw line? My oh my, that will never do. So how bad did the Blue Devils lose the exhibition CIF Foundation Game on Monday at Vacaville High? Actually, they won, 73-61. Yep. DHS and its new read-and-react […]

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

Nataraajan’s trey punctuates DHS’ Foundation Game win

VACAVILLE — Woohoo! The circus is coming to town! Disguised as Davis High boys basketball players, this three-ring fire drill of a defense (offense?) will provide Blue Devil fans with hardcourt action they haven’t seen since … well, forever. Unveiled Monday night in Vacaville during a CIF Foundation Game — a contest that was just […]

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

Sharks shut down in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings stopped the San Jose Sharks’ vaunted power play with a grit, determination and desperation that often frustrates opponents. Quick earned his NHL-leading fourth shutout in his 200th regular-season game, a 2-0 victory on Monday. He made 33 saves, coming up big numerous times during two […]

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

Aggies suffer first loss in Santa Clara

Host Santa Clara’s second-half shooting was too much for the UC Davis women’s basketball team, which suffered its first loss of the season on Monday night. The 81-78 defeat at the Leavey Center sent the Aggies to 5-1 heading into Wednesday’s matchup at Stanford. Three UCD players finished in double digits, paced by senior Kasey […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Saints Brees past New York Giants

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees and the surging New Orleans Saints made everything look easy against the slumping Giants. Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score as New Orleans rolled to a 49-24 victory Monday night, extending New York’s losing skid to three games. “There’s that confidence that players […]

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

Nominate Aggie Hall of Famers by Wednesday

The Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame is still accepting nominations for the 2011-12 induction class, as well as this year’s Legacy Award and Special Recognition Award. However, Wednesday’s deadline is approaching fast. Nomination forms for the Hall of Fame and for the Legacy Awards are available at www.ucdavisaggies.com and ideas for the Special Recognition Award […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD men hope to turn up the heat on defense

It may be a cliché, but it’s one that’s been proven true time and time again: Defense wins championships. Whether it was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2003 Super Bowl or the Detroit Pistons in the 2006 NBA Finals, a tough defense is usually the best path to a title. But for Jim Les […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

College football roundup: Too much Luck for Irish

STANFORD — Andrew Luck set the school record for the most career touchdown passes and eclipsed his own single-season mark, throwing for 233 yards and four scores to lead fourth-ranked Stanford past No. 22 Notre Dame, 28-14, in his home finale Saturday night. Luck topped John Elway’s record of 77 touchdown passes and helped the […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

This Blue Devil female athlete is truly versatile

The word versatile often is overused in sports. Sometimes, it means somebody can rebound and shoot from the outside. Occasionally, the tag is placed on a player who can field his position, throw well and hit for power. Once in a while, it means a horse can run on dirt or grass. But versatile in Haley […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,