Greiner Athlete of the Week (2/22/12): DHS girls basketball’s Tiffany Ho

Percentage-wise, not many prep athletes will get college scholarships and even fewer will make their careers in professional sports. For most, the biggest takeaway from their athletic careers is the memories. Unless their team makes a playoff run, wins and losses aren’t usually what players will look back on as they grow older. However, the […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sierra snowfall consistent over 130 years, study shows

By Peter Fimrite Snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has remained consistent for 130 years, with no evidence that anything has changed as a result of climate change, according to a study released this week. The analysis of snowfall data in the Sierra going back to 1878 found no more or less snow overall — a […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

DHS snowboard team finishes first in its division

By Margo Roeckl The Davis High School snowboard team won the Central Division II title with a second-place team finish at Friday’s final regular-season giant slalom race at Sugar Bowl Resort. “I believe this is the first time that Davis has taken the division title, and I couldn’t be more proud of all the athletes […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

DHS ski team finishes season undefeated

By Christine Schmidt Davis High School’s ski team finished the season undefeated last week, taking first place in the division for the overall team as well as for the girls and the boys. Its dominance in last week’s races — a giant slalom Wednesday and a slalom Friday — was as strong as in every […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Huge Seattle run sinks Aggie men

Two days after the UC Davis men’s basketball team used a huge second half to erase a large deficit and beat Northern Arizona, the Aggies were on the other side of the coin on Monday at Key Arena in Seattle. Despite leading by as many as 14 points in the first half, UCD fell to […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Hot Shots registration is this week

Registration for the Davis Hot Shots AAU youth basketball program will be conducted this week, according to group administrator/coach Dino Clark. On Wednesday, ninth- through 12th-grade boys and girls registration will be taken from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. For additional information about tryouts, or to download sign-up […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

DHS freshmen finish a solid boys hoops season

After winning three of its final five games, the Davis High freshman boys basketball team completed its season with a 9-13 record, including 3-7 in Delta River League play. The league featured tough teams like Jesuit, Grant and Oak Ridge, but the Blue Devils were able to split games with the Pacers and Trojans. In […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Two Blue Devils wrestle like masters

The Davis High wrestling team has two players still alive in the Sac-Joaquin Section postseason, as senior Scott Derby and sophomore Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez advanced to this weekend’s Masters meet. Competing Friday and Saturday in the Division I North championships at Ponderosa High, Derby finished seventh at 147 pounds. “This is a big achievement for Derby,” […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Despite tough competition, Aggies are anything but soft

The UC Davis softball team dropped an 11-3 contest to undefeated No. 9 Washington before being edged by the host school San Diego, 7-6, on Sunday at the Campbell Cartier Classic. The Aggies closed out the tournament with nine hits against the Toreros, but came up just short, managing one win on the weekend to […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Exciting end to an excellent opening series for Ags

After cruising to a 6-2 victory behind starter Tom Briner on Sunday, the UC Davis baseball team got all the excitement it could handle on Monday in a 9-8 extra-inning win over the Utah at Dobbins Stadium. The final encounter of the season-opening four-game series between the Aggies (3-1) and Utes (1-3) featured a triple […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

So close for Devil boys as basketball playoffs set

Had the boys division of the Delta Valley Conference received a little more respect — or if Davis High had posted just one more win — the 2012 edition of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I basketball playoffs would have featured the Blue Devils. But thanks to back-to-back, season-ending losses (and no love for its league […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD lacrosse leads off with a win

The UC Davis lacrosse team said goodbye to a dominating group of seniors at the end of last season, but if the first game of the 2012 campaign is any indication, there is another set of classmates ready and able to lead the Aggies to success. Juniors Elizabeth Datino, Hannah Mirza and Stephanie Guercio combined […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis High boys miss D-I basketball playoffs

Despite a thoroughly entertaining style that drew statewide media attention, the Davis High boys basketball team did not make the Sac-Joaquin Section 16-team Division I postseason. Announced by the CIF office this afternoon, the tournament will feature but one Delta Valley Conference school — No. 3-seeded Franklin (19-5, 9-1). Section officials, in their first rankings […]

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Some college baseball players might stay in school

By Janie McCauley BERKELEY — Last year, California catcher Chadd Krist turned down close to $50,000 to return for his senior season in college rather than sign with the Chicago White Sox as a 13th-round draft pick. Cal closer Matt Flemer did the same thing, walking away from $50,000 after Kansas City selected him in […]

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