Sharks dance past Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Logan Couture and Brad Winchester scored and Antti Niemi made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season in the San Jose Sharks’ 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Couture scored at 13:36 of the second period and left wing Winchester made it 2-0 early in the third for […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sousa showing smooth court presence

Sign me up. If there’s not already a Tyler Sousa Fan Club, let me start one right here. Sousa is a senior swingman on the Davis High three-ring circus known as the varsity basketball squad. From the cacophony that is our waaaay-up-tempo Blue Devils has emerged a steady — almost silken — approach to assistant […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Youth softball clinic scheduled for Saturday at UCD

UC Davis softball coach Karen Yoder and the Davis Lady Demons, a local youth club, are presenting a softball skills day on Saturday for players ages 10 to 12. The clinic, which runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at UCD’s La Rue Field, will feature instruction in both hitting and fielding. The cost is $10 […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

49ers’ postseason experience is limited

SANTA CLARA — Center Jonathan Goodwin has been going around San Francisco’s locker room offering bits of veteran insight here and there. Playoff knowledge, Saints knowledge. The NFC West champion 49ers have eight players who have been to the postseason previously. The New Orleans Saints? A whopping 39 before their victory over Detroit last weekend. […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD women return to the pool

Siting at 4-0 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meets, and 7-2 overall, the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team has been able to sit back and enjoy the holidays. But after taking a 42-day break from competition, the Aggies are itching to get back in the pool for more than just practice. UCD gets […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Whew. Grant outruns DHS boys, 109-101

SACRAMENTO — Memo to the Northern California Basketball Officials Association: If you’re sending referees to a Davis High boys game, issue track shoes and starter guns for your crews. In another sprint fest on Wednesday night, the Blue Devils opened Delta Valley Conference play with a 109-101 loss at Grant, that you almost had to […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

DHS wrestlers squeak past Grant

Head coach Ty Brown has had to manage sparsely populated wrestling teams nearly every season during his tenure at Davis High. Though the team has a bigger roster this year, Brown was forced to pull a few old tricks out of the bag on Wednesday night against Grant High. DHS’ Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez sat at the […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Cousins leads Kings to a win in Canada

TORONTO — DeMarcus Cousins wants to put “the silly stuff” behind him and just play basketball. So far, he seems to be doing exactly that. Cousins had 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, Tyreke Evans scored a season-high 29 points and the Sacramento Kings snapped a seven-game losing streak in Toronto by beating the […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Aquadarts acquire a pool-ful of awards

It’s award show season, and one local youth swim team is getting in the spirit. Coaches and athletes from the Davis Aquadarts have been honored at the regional and national level in recent weeks, starting with the club as a whole receiving a Bronze Medal Award from USA swimming. This award is given to only 200 […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Davis’ Siegel scores twice in a U19 tie

The Davis Tika-Taka, a U19 boys soccer team, recently went on the road and played Stockton to a 2-2 tie. Behind sweeper Conor Wuertz, the locals controlled play for most of the first half, eventually getting a goal on a play that was started by Matt Austin. Gathering a pass from Austin, Luke Hampton floated […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth basketball: Two Wildcat squads make title games at New Year’s tourney

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ 11U boys basketball team played in the title game at last weekend’s New Year’s Tip-off Tournament in Rocklin, finishing second. The locals got things started with a 27-20 victory over North Bay Turner, as they got 10 points from Arcel Rusanganwa and nine from Lance Prussel. In addition, Rayan Tilmatine had […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

UCD men are trey magnifique

It happens in a matter of seconds. Aggie guard Josh Ritchart sets a pick. One Mississippi. He rolls outside. Two Mississippi. The 6-foot-9 sophomore catches the pass. Three Missi … He releases. … ssippi. Swish. Ring up another 3-pointer for the UC Davis men’s basketball team. “In our offense, we keep the floor really spread,” said […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Aggie earns MPSF’s best of the week

UC Davis junior Katie Yamamura was selected Tuesday as the first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week for the 2012 season. This is the fifth time she’s been honored in her career but the first since late in her freshman season. Yamamura, who prepped at Palo Alto’s Gunn High School, won the individual […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

So close, but turnovers betray Lady Blue Devils

Despite a 50-47 overtime loss to visiting Grant, there was a look of resolve on the faces of the Davis High girls basketball team members as they filed off court to the locker room afterward. No heads down. No tears. No towel throwing. Resolve. To the girl, they knew they let this one get away. […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,