Avalanche edge struggling Sharks in shootout

DENVER — Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, Gabriel Landeskog scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-3, on Tuesday night. Matt Duchene, Stefan Elliott and Daniel Winnik had regulation goals for the Avalanche. Milan Hejduk also scored in the shootout. Antti Niemi made 30 saves, Dan […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Is it bye bye bass in delta?

Could it be the end of the line for striped bass in the California delta? Maybe. Or maybe not. As with any fishery issue in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the answer is complicated and controversial. Striped bass are large, aggressive fish and voracious feeders, eating nearly anything that swims. Juveniles eat microscopic invertebrates by the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

No matter how you spell their first names, these two are tough

Walking between classes or headed to The Pavilion for practice, neither Hana Asano nor Hannah Stephens attract much attention. They are of average height and if they’re not wearing a UC Davis women’s basketball uniform, a person may not even suspect they were on the team. However, put them in a uniform and on the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Wildcats to have tryouts, holiday camp

The Davis Hoops Wildcats AAU basketball program is holding tryouts for seventh-grade boys on Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Old Dixon High, 455 A St. Players can access the gym from C Street. There is no charge for tryouts, but players must bring a signed waiver that can be found at www.davishoops.com. […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Come to open gym over winter break

The Davis Police Department will host open gym at Davis High School’s South Gym, 315 W. 14th St., on Monday, Dec. 19, through Thursday, Dec. 22. From 10 a.m. to noon, kids are invited to come for some rousing rounds of dodgeball. From noon to 3 p.m., the gym will be open for basketball. On Tuesday, […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lake Tahoe resorts patiently await return of snow

By Ellen Huet Skiers and snowboarders who reveled in a record-breaking snow season last year are stuck this year waiting for the snow to fall in the Lake Tahoe basin, and it’s in no hurry to arrive. After last winter’s snowfall doubled yearly averages, ski resort bookings boomed this year with residual excitement. But so […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Ski resort openings

As of Tuesday, Dec. 13, here are the projected opening times and conditions of Sierra ski resorts: Alpine Meadows — Packed powder, machine-groomed 5-9” base; 3 of 100 trails open, 2 of 14 lifts Badger Pass — Plans to open Friday Bear Valley — Plans to open Friday Boreal — Packed powder, machine-groomed 18-24” base; […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Impatient for snow? Fall into Yosemite

National park and its surroundings offer year-round outdoor fun My family and I are huge fans of the national parks. In 2009, my husband and two boys and I spent six weeks traveling across the country and back, logging nearly 10,000 miles on our minivan, visiting several of the greatest national treasures, like Arches, Yellowstone […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Seahawks run away from Rams

SEATTLE — Doug Baldwin picked a national stage to remind the rest of the NFL what they passed up in last April’s draft. Baldwin, an undrafted rookie out of Stanford, blocked a first-quarter punt that was returned by Michael Robinson 17 yards for a touchdown, then caught a 29-yard TD pass from Tarvaris Jackson in […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Hold on to your hats for up-tempo Curry

Hold on to your hats. The ninth annual Les Curry Invitational is coming this weekend. Chico, Vanden and Vintage come roaring into town on Thursday as defending tournament champion Davis High stands tall to hold sway. Given that the Blue Devils present a new fire drill-type floor presence — and most of this week’s local […]

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

Livestrong to Challenge Davis in June

It had such a good time last summer, it will be back for more Davis-style hospitality on June 23-24 next year. The Livestrong Challenge is a three-part celebration in which a dozen athletic events — mostly revolving around cycling and the sport’s superstar, Lance Armstrong —  are designed to raise funds and awareness for the […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

DHS JV girls win consolation title at Woodcreek

A run to the consolation championship at last week’s Woodcreek junior varsity girls basketball tournament has Davis High at 4-1 on the season. At the tourney, the Lady Blue Devils dropped their opener, 43-38, against Bear River despite a strong performance by sophomore Lauren Cordano, who stepped in at point guard after an injury to sophomore […]

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

Winning weekend for wrestlers from DHS

A 3-0 performance by heavyweight Bobby Rico and a run to the 145-pound finals by Scott Derby at the Inderkum Tiger Invitational highlighted a strong weekend for the Davis High wrestling team. The promising Blue Devil squad sent athletes to two different tournaments on Saturday, with seniors Derby and Rico being joined by sophomore Marvin […]

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

Another good game by Miller can’t keep UCD from falling to 1-8

Despite another loss on Sunday in Hawaii, dropping the UC Davis men’s basketball team to 1-8 with a matchup against UCLA looming on Saturday, there were a few bright spots for the Aggies on their brief trip to the islands. In that 74-61 defeat to the Rainbow Warriors, which was a nonconference matchup for the […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,