Greiner Athlete of the Week (11/16/11): UCD guard Samantha Meggison

Early in a season, especially one where the squad features a new head coach, college basketball teams need their experienced players to shoulder the load while everyone else gets up to speed. The UC Davis women have four seniors who have all been in the rotation for nearly their entire careers, so it’s no surprise […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

12th annual ‘learn to ski and board’ weekend set for Dec. 10-11

North Lake Tahoe ski resorts shorten the learning curve with those new to skiing and snowboarding by offering a special savings weekend to get you cruising down the slopes in no time. The 12th annual learn to ski and board weekend, scheduled for Dec. 10-11, is geared for beginners, costs only $30 and includes an […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Even if you don’t ski, you’ve got plenty of winter sports options

By Tom Stienstra In their search for a world far away from everything that makes a day sizzle at a ski resort, a growing number of people are finding their own brand of rapture. They snowshoe, telemark, cross-country or skate ski. Others venture to State Park Sno-Play areas to sail down a hill on an […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Packers sink Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers was just fine sharing the spotlight with the Green Bay Packers defense. Thrilled, actually. If the Packers now can field a dependable defense along with their trademark high-octane offense, they just might be unstoppable. The Packers (9-0) remain the NFL’s lone undefeated team — not that Rodgers is quite […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

College basketball roundup: Lamb leads UConn past Wagner

STORRS, Conn. — Shabazz Napier scored 21 points and No. 4 Connecticut extended Division I’s longest winning streak to 13 games with a 78-66 victory over Wagner on Monday. Jeremy Lamb added 20 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies (2-0), who have never lost a game at Gampel Pavilion during the months of November […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

New men’s coach sees improvement despite UCD’s 0-3 start

Despite a tough start to the season with three straight losses at the Basketball Traveler’s Tournament in San Diego, new UC Davis men’s head coach Jim Les saw some good things at the season-opening event. The play of three Aggies — juniors Ryan Sypkens and Ryan Howley as well as sophomore Josh Ritchart, who was […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Mega performance by Meggison means an Aggie win

It wasn’t much of a surprise on Sunday when Samantha Meggison, UC Davis’ best defender, recorded a career-high seven steals in a women’s basketball game at Seattle’s Connolly Center. But Meggison’s 18 points — another career best — gave the Aggies the lift they needed to hold off the Redhawks’ furious second-half comeback in a […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DTC putting finishing touches on new clubhouse

For more than 50 years, the Davis Tennis Club has been the conduit for local racquet fans. From popular youth lessons and tournaments to team play for net enthusiasts in their 70s and 80s, DTC has provided a citywide heartbeat that still energizes more than 200 members. Now, thanks in part to a grant from […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

DVC honors 10 Blue Devil football players

Davis High quarterback Shayne Reagan and linebacker Corey Nelson have been accorded first-team all-Delta Valley Conference football honors. Ten Blue Devils — including four sophomores — earned at least honorable mention in a vote of league coaches. “It’s looking brighter,” DHS head coach Steve Smyte said, encouraged that of his all-league roster, seven of the […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Peterson’s run will continue

UC Davis senior Jonathan Peterson will return to the NCAA Division I men’s cross country championships for the second straight year after being picked Sunday as an at-large qualifier. Peterson’s finish in Saturday’s West Regional — 10th overall with a 10K time of 29:30 at the Stanford Golf Course — wasn’t quite enough to automatically […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis High wins sixth section soccer crown

ELK GROVE — On a night that saw heart trump physicality, Davis High captured the boys Sac-Joaquin Section soccer crown, beating nationally sixth-ranked Jesuit on penalty kicks, 7-5. “So many times we’ve been outmatched on the field,” Blue Devil coach Ashley Yudin said after winning the school’s sixth regional crown. “(Saturday), I felt we had […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Defensive water polo battle nod goes to Jesuit

ROSEVILLE — Saturday you could have spent about $70 to watch WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao dispatch Juan Manuel Marquez on pay-per-view, or for just $7, attended another championship bout — as entertaining as any prize fight. Two water polo heavyweights — Davis and Jesuit high schools — duked it out for the Sac-Joaquin Section […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Three in a row for Davis High girls water polo

ROSEVILLE — After graduating seven seniors and bringing 10 underclassmen up to Davis High water polo standards, many observers felt this was a rebuilding year for Blue Devil girls. Wrong! Using a stifling defense and a hat trick from senior Hailey Wright, DHS captured its third consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section pool crown with an 8-5 victory […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

College football roundup: Oregon upsets Stanford

STANFORD — LaMichael James ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon sprinted past No. 3 Stanford, 53-30, on Saturday, giving Andrew Luck’s Heisman Trophy campaign a blemish and taking a giant step toward hosting the inaugural Pac-12 championship. James ran for scores from 1, 4 and 58 yards and had Stanford […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,