Kings nearly steal one in Chicago

CHICAGO — Luol Deng came through with 23 points and a career-high 11 assists, but the Chicago Bulls narrowly escaped with a 121-115 victory over the Sacramento Kings after watching a 19-point, fourth-quarter lead dwindle to two. DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento with 28 points and 17 rebounds. Tyreke Evans scored 27, and Marcus Thornton added […]

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

UCD roundup: Freshman helps Aggie golfers into 13th

UC Davis freshman Blair Lewis had four birdies on her back nine Tuesday as she carded a 1-over 72  to help the Aggie women’s golf team climb two spots into 13th place after two rounds of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club. Lewis’ round was UCD’s best of the tournament so […]

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Franklin matchup is huge for the DHS boys

Davis High fans hope that Wednesday’s Delta Valley Conference showdown with Franklin won’t be the final home game of the regular season for the Blue Devil boys basketball team. Moving up the charts faster than a Bruno Mars release, DHS is on a four-game winning streak and has climbed from the abyss all the way […]

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

Playing close to home doesn’t translate to success for Watney

Nick Watney is coming off a middle-of-the-pack finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last weekend in Pebble Beach. The 1999 Davis High graduate had high hopes for the tournament, which is contested closer to his hometown of Dixon than any other event on the PGA Tour. Watney married his wife Amber at Pebble […]

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DHS snowboard team claims first place again

By Margo Roeckl The weather was cold and snowy, making the bus trip up the hill ponderously slow, but the DHS snowboard team racers were fast and furious once they got on the slopes. In the final slalom race of the 2011-12 regular season on Monday at Boreal Ridge Resort, the DHS snowboard team placed […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Lake Tahoe ski resorts offer numerous lift ticket deals

Perhaps this year more than any recent one, the lack of snow has left Lake Tahoe ski resorts anxious to get more skiers and snowboarders interested in a trip to the slopes. While the overall attendance numbers are down this year, it’s not from a lack of persuasion. Practically every resort is currently offering a […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Sharks continue dominance of Caps

WASHINGTON — San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan was surprised to hear his team has won 16 of its past 17 games against the Washington Capitals. “There isn’t a magic wand or any secret formula to beating them,” McLellan insisted. Perhaps. A fluke of a first score, success on the power play, and two goals […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Morrison’s keys to victory 50 years ago

It was uncharted territory for the heralded Blue Devil boys hoops squad of 1962. Trailing last-place Courtland at halftime, coach Royal Morrison didn’t have much to say … “In the locker room, coach repeatedly threw a ring of keys against some steel lockers — never saying a word,” remembers Don “Doc” Dachtler, a talented senior […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bikoba’s penchant for long range heats up Devils

He rains threes like Zeus showered thunderbolts. His calm demeanor camouflages a fire known to few. While he is hopeful to remain in the background, the contributions of this sharpshooter continue to pay huge dividends on the basketball court — dividends that Davis High could cash in for a CIF playoff berth. The kid’s name […]

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UCD testing waters for another title

The little things can make a big difference when it comes to the final outcome of a sporting event. A slight breeze pushes a ball just out of reach; a small divot causes a shot to go wide; a shallower depth hinders swimming times. The UC Davis women’s swim team is headed to the Mountain […]

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UCD ends Aggie Stampede on a high note

The UC Davis softball team capped the Aggie Stampede tournament with a 2-0 victory over Nevada on Sunday, after falling 6-3 to the Wolf Pack and 3-0 to Boise State earlier in the day at La Rue Field. The Aggies (1-4) squeezed in 2 1/2 games on the final day of their home event, including […]

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DHS JV girls top Monterey Trail in a thriller

The Davis High girls junior varsity basketball team grabbed an exciting win over Monterey Trail on Friday, just days after a tough shooting night cost them against Inderkum. Against the Mustangs, with a large crowd on hand for Break the Record Night, the Blue Devils started slow but took a slim lead into halftime. DHS […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Runas leads UCD golfers in first round

UC Davis junior Demi Runas had two birdies and finished with a 3-over 74 on Monday in the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, hosted by Ohio State but being contested at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Runas, tied for 22nd in the standings, had the Aggie women’s golf team’s best score on […]

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