Successful sendoff for DHS seniors

Senior Night often presents teams with a twofold challenge: one, to win the actual game, and two, to secure the victory while providing the upperclassmen with memorable individual finishes to their careers. On Friday night, the Davis High varsity girls basketball team did both. Behind big efforts from seniors Tiffany Ho and Sara Sousa, the […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Elk Grove probably dashes Devil playoff hopes

ELK GROVE — This was a spoonful of zinc. The horrible taste remains a couple of days later as Davis High players and fans try to shake the memory of a 79-70 boys basketball loss Friday at Elk Grove. The 13th-ranked Blue Devils hit back-to-back speed bumps in Wednesday’s loss to front-running Franklin and Friday’s […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Interesting day on the links for Mickelson

By Doug Ferguson LOS ANGELES — One shot clipped an ash tree and kept Phil Mickelson out of worse trouble than he was in. Another landed behind a Bottle Brush, blocking his path to the 10th green at Riviera. On yet another hole, Mickelson had to thread a 9-iron through the limbs of five eucalyptus […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

City batting cages open Saturday, Feb. 25

The city-operated batting cages at Playfields Park will reopen for the season on Saturday, weather permitting. The cages will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Starting Monday, March 5, hours will expand to include 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The cages also are available for private rental. For […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD’s Foley gets a win at MPSF swim championships

Kayleigh Foley won the 50-yard freestyle race on Thursday to earn the first individual title for the UC Davis women’s swimming team, which moved into third place on Day 2 of the MPSF Championship meet at East Los Angeles College. Foley won her second consecutive MPSF 50 free title by recording a season best and […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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 ,