Here’s a real poker-playing Davis pair to draw to

Don’t mess with Ahna Heller and Shelley Morse. The two Davis friends can read you like a book — especially if you’re playing Texas hold ’em. Hooked on the game about eight years ago, when they started joining home games with their husbands, Heller and Morse have evolved into serious students of poker. So serious, […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Warren Miller’s annual winter sports film hits Sacramento

Mark your calendars for the official start of winter for extreme sports enthusiasts everywhere! Warren Miller’s 62nd annual winter sports film, “Like There’s No Tomorrow” lands in Sacramento’s Crest Theater, 1013 K St., Sacramento, for a two-night screening Friday at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and Saturday at 6 and 9 p.m. Narrated by Olympic gold […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Lake Tahoe ski resorts hoping for an encore performance

Projected openings Alpine Meadows: Dec. 10; www.skialpine.com Boreal Mountain Resort: Season began Nov. 4; www.borealski.com Diamond Peak: Dec. 15; www.diamondpeak.com Donner Ski Ranch: TBA; www.donnerskiranch.com Heavenly: Nov. 18; www.skiheavenly.com Homewood: Dec. 17; www.skihomewood.com Kirkwood: Dec. 5; www.kirkwood.com Mt. Rose: Nov. 23; www.skirose.com Northstar-at-Tahoe: Nov. 18; www.skinorthstar.com Sierra-at-Tahoe: TBA; www.sierraattahoe.com Soda Springs: TBA; www.skisodasprings.com Squaw Valley: Nov. 23; www.squaw.com Sugar Bowl: Nov. 24; www.sugarbowl.com Tahoe Donner: Dec. 9; www.skitahoedonner.com The […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Sunday’s ski, snowboard swap benefits DHS team

Ski season is around the corner! Local residents who are looking for bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing are invited to attend an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The Ski & Snowboard Swap will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the DHS […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Flapjack fundraiser aids Legacy boys soccer team

All are welcome to join the Davis Legacy Arsenal U17 boys soccer team for a flapjack fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 1753 Research Park Drive in South Davis. Team members will be the servers. Tickets are $10, available in advance from Pam Bailey at [email protected] or at the door. Proceeds will offset upcoming […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sharks stay hot with win over L.A.

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau scored once and assisted on San Jose’s other two second-period goals and the Sharks won for the seventh time in nine games, beating the Los Angeles King, 4-2, on Monday. Joe Thornton started the second-period outburst with his fourth goal and Dan Boyle capped it by scoring his first of […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Courage and commitment highlight Devil football year

There are more than 30 stories within the 2011 Davis High football team. Some have been written. Others are yet to be told. Regardless of subject matter, there are two common themes among all — courage and commitment. Despite a 2-7 record, the author of this Blue Devil volume — head coach Steve Smyte — […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge brings it, but Devil girls survive

“Oak Ridge has traditionally been very competitive for us, so (our players) were really on their A game,” Davis High girls tennis coach Sally Hosley said with a hint of surprise in her voice — on Sept. 6 after her Blue Devils topped the Trojans, 9-0. On Monday, it was Oak Ridge that brought its A […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD football players honored with weekly awards

After UC Davis stunned Cal Poly by handing the Mustangs their first Great West loss of the season on Saturday, the conference recognized two Aggies in its weekly awards and College Sports Madness acknowledged a third. UCD quarterback Randy Wright was named the Great West Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS boys soccer playoff game set for 7 p.m.

The next obstacle on Davis High’s course toward the Sac-Joaquin Section boys soccer championship game is Pleasant Grove in a contest scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Yudin Field. The Blue Devils and Eagles will square off for a spot in the section semifinals on Thursday. DHS defeated Sheldon, 5-0, last week in its playoff […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD hopes to build on successful 2010-11 women’s hoops campaign

Even with 10 players returning from a squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, the UC Davis women’s basketball team is not resting on its laurels. Under first-year head coach Jennifer Gross, the Aggies are hungry for more success. “The cool thing is when I met with each […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Junior Blue Devils perfect on Championship Saturday

They’re watching … Yard by yard, the fortunes of local football are changing for the better. Buoyed by the championship success Saturday of three Davis Junior Blue Devil teams, Davis High head coach Steve Smyte sent some words of praise to the little Devils. “That’s a nice group coming our way,” the second-year varsity coach […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Aggies race well in Doc Adams

The UC Davis men’s and women’s cross country teams turned in solid efforts at their own Doc Adams Open on Saturday at the Putah Creek Reserve Course. Sarah Tusting was the top Aggie finisher as she placed fifth overall in the women’s 6-kilometer race in 21:21.9. She was followed by Nicole Aha, who was 14th […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD’s preparation for Poly pays off

The annual matchup with Cal Poly — dubbed the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe — is not just another game for the UC Davis football team. The matchup features two schools that are close to each other geographically and not too far apart in terms of athletics and academics, and because of this, the Aggies […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,