Hardcourt Aggie fans to discover if Les is more

I am champing at the bit for next Tuesday at The Pavilion. The gloves come off in men’s basketball as UC Santa Cruz comes to town to see how real the Jim Les Era will be … Already, the former Bradley coach (and ex-Sacramento King) has embraced the community, lit a fire under the Aggies […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Diamonds shine at state gymnastic championships

Davis Diamonds’ gymnasts Kate Miller, Isabella Franke, Kadence Waggoner, Kalysta Holder, Kyra Lee and Karolina Perkins each had personal-best performances last weekend at the year’s most important competition, the 2011 Junior Olympic Level 6 State Championships. Miller and Waggoner each won silver medals; Miller for her vault and Waggoner for beam. In addition, Miller won […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Royal Arsenal annihilates Santa Rosa

The Davis Legacy Royal Arsenal, a U14 boys soccer team, romped to a 9-0 victory over Santa Rosa United to put a convincing end to a three-game losing streak. Eight different players scored for the Royal Arsenal, which was playing up a man over the depleted Santa Rosa side. Davis striker Matt Cheung led the […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

DHS will play soccer semifinals on road

The Davis High boys soccer team is off to Merced. Contrary to earlier reports, the Blue Devils Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal matchup against Golden Valley on Thursday will be contested on the Cougars’ home field. Golden Valley, the second-place team from the Central Coast Conference, will host DHS at 6 p.m. The Devils got past Pleasant […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Gauchos hold off Aggies in Big West semis

UC Davis’ Dan Reese scored off a Lance Patterson free kick with 10:27 left in the game to pull the Aggie men to within one goal, but UC Santa Barbara hung on for a 2-1 Big West Tournament semifinal win on Wednesday. The loss ends UCD’s season as the third-place team in the conference with […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Blue Devil girls drop a super-close tennis semifinal

After slipping past Oak Ridge, 5-4, in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinal tennis contest, the Davis High girls knew they would need to do better in the three-set matches to keep advancing. On Wednesday in Stockton, the Blue Devils won two of three matches that went the distance, but needed all three as St. Mary’s edged […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil girls de(com)press Tokay in water polo win

LODI — A picture-perfect first period sent Tokay High to the bottom of the pool and, before the Tigers finally decompressed, the Davis High girls had claimed another water polo playoff victim on Wednesday. Rolling into the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals (Friday against Tri-City League winner Lodi at 11 a.m.), the Blue Devils won 14-5 thanks […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis boys electric in complete water polo win over Pitman

LODI — It’s dangerous to have anything plugged in around the water … When the electric Blue Devil Connor Stapleton leaped into the pool for a second-round Sac-Joaquin Section boys water polo playoff match against Pitman, the brilliant junior sent immediate shock waves through the Pride. In an 18-6 win at Tokay High on Wednesday […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD men’s basketball features big names, big D

Is the NBA lockout bringing you down? Do you long to see names like Hawkins, Corbin and Les on the hardwood? Well, then the UC Davis men’s basketball team has just what you need. The Aggies’ 16-man roster features three sons of NBA players. Freshman Tyrell Corbin, a 6-foot guard, is the son of Tyrone […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Charity game with NBA players set for The Pavilion

Davis basketball fans who want to see NBA stars like Kevin Durant, John Wall, Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette and Kevin Martin would seem to be out of luck. Not only has the start to the NBA season been postponed because of the lockout, but even when they start playing, fans would have to buy expensive […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Three Aggie football stars

Sophomore quarterback Randy Wright earned the Great West Offensive Player of the Week for his play in UCD’s 24-17 win over Cal Poly last Saturday. His 203 yards, on an efficient 14-of-20 passing with two touchdowns, were key to that win, but it was his play on the game’s opening drive that set the tone […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devils do enough in 1-0 quarterfinal soccer win

Doing just enough to send a stubborn Pleasant Grove team packing, Davis High’s 1-0 Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinal victory Tuesday at chilly Yudin Field was a departure from recent Blue Devil boys soccer style. “We took what they gave us,” DHS coach Ashley Yudin explained after his squad ran its record to 16-2-4. The Devils, who […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS alumni basketball games set

Come cheer the 2011-12 Davis High basketball squads as they take on teams of Blue Devil alumni players on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Davis High. The Davis varsity girls will play the alumni women at 2 p.m, followed by the DHS JV boys taking on the older alumni men at 3:15 p.m. and the Blue […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Berryessa Snow Mountain could get national status

Those who hike the canyons above Lake Berryessa probably know they are stomping around in a local treasure. Now it may become a national treasure if members of the small but energetic Tuleyome conservation group can successfully convince politicians in Washington, D.C., to give this unique area better federal protection and management. Specifically, the group […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,