Time to move on from comments

There is, at this point, nothing that can be said to smooth the choppy waters through which newly appointed Davis High girls soccer coach Sara Stone now sails. It’s been a week and the vitriol that still flows is disturbing. Last week, I weighed in, agreeing in spirit with a letter that was sent to our […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UCD’s Lott knows how to use her head

Sure, there were a few headers here and there, but senior defender Aisha Lott mostly used her feet to anchor the UC Davis women’s soccer team’s defense throughout the 2011 season. However, with the way Lott always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to help the Aggies give up just […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Another strong score by UCD gymnastics

Junior Michelle Ho tied for fourth place on floor exercise with a 9.825 to help the UC Davis women’s gymnastics squad compile a 48.375 in that event and a 190.775 overall on Sunday at Burnham Pavilion in Palo Alto. Host Stanford won the four-way meet with a 194.900, with San Jose State finishing second (194.300) […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings aren’t competitive in Dallas

DALLAS — Jason Terry scored 21 points, Vince Carter added 16, and the Dallas Mavericks stretched their winning streak to five games with a 99-60 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 14 points in a little over 20 minutes for the reigning NBA champs (8-5), who’ve won six in a […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Another frustrating loss for UCD men

NORTHRIDGE — The free-falling UC Davis men’s basketball team found yet another tough way to lose on Saturday, this time blowing a late 11-point lead to fall, 84-80, at Cal State Northridge. The Aggies (1-16) upped their losing streak to 13 games and fell to 0-5 in Big West Conference play with the loss at […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Pats have no time for Tebow

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s way of dealing with Tebowmania was to silence it with a record-shattering performance. Brady threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, putting the New England Patriots into the AFC championship game after roughing up Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos 45-10 Saturday night. The Patriots (14-3), winners of […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD women use new-found height to get past Long Beach

The UC Davis women’s basketball team knew it would be tough to fill the shoes of star post player Paige Mintun, who graduated last year. But with 6-foot-2 senior center Lauren Juric finally healthy, the Aggies may have found their defensive anchor inside. On Saturday, Juric played in her fourth game since coming back from […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

S.F. soars over Saints and into NFC title game

SAN FRANCISCO — In one triumphant afternoon, playoff first-timer Alex Smith joined a pair of 49ers Hall of Fame quarterbacks with his own indelible postseason moment. Joe Montana had “The Catch.” Steve Young had “The Catch II.” Now, Smith added another epic play to the 49ers’ storied history: “The Grab.” Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD women dominate Pacific in the pool

The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team won 11 of 14 events on Saturday to post a convincing 165-97 victory over Pacific in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meet at the Chris Kjeldsen Pool Complex. The Aggies downed the Tigers for the second time this season, also winning 180-106 in the first dual meet […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Turnovers doom Lady Blue Devils at Laguna Creek

ELK GROVE — It’s not for lacking of trying that the Lady Blue Devils find themselves in the throes of a three-game losing streak. Day after day in practice, the Davis High girls are working on improving their free-throw acumen. The Devils, according to their coach Karen Foster, “work hard on taking care of the […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

New attitude on defense keys a DHS boys win

Big leads in basketball are wonderful things … On Friday night, the Davis High boys built a 25-point fourth-period bulge and cruised home for a 93-82 Delta Valley Conference victory over visiting Laguna Creek. The win snapped a three-game Blue Devil losing streak and became the first comfortable win for Davis since a 90-50 rout […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Baby changes the brains of Mom and Dad

Having a baby, so the cooing commercials say, changes everything. While perhaps not changing everything, parenthood does set in motion an array of hormonal and even structural changes in the brains of Mom and Dad, in ways that researchers continue to try to understand. Recent studies have made it clear that, contrary to the ditzy […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’s a battle to the end in Aggie women’s win

It’s official. The women’s Big West Conference is open territory — and a handful of schools have a legitimate chance to plant their flags at season’s end. Overcoming a horrible shooting first-half, then building a 16-point lead before hanging on at the end, UC Davis squeaked by emerging Cal State Northridge, 55-53, on Thursday at […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Long Beach leaves UCD men in the dust

Josh Ritchart scored 12 points for UC Davis, but Eugene Phelps had 23 points and 11 rebounds for host Long Beach State, which broke open a close game at halftime to beat the Aggies, 86-58, in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game on Thursday night. UCD trailed just 35-29 at intermission, but the 49ers […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,