UCD women face Denver Sunday

The UC Davis women’s basketball team wraps up its nonconference schedule with the three-day Chevron Rainbow Wahine Shootout in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Aggies, who have dropped their last three road matches, open tournament play today against Denver University. Denver is on a two-game winning streak, last topping Minnesota 72-63. UCD and Denver are knotted at […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Gore, 49ers look to finish strong

SANTA CLARA — Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers are hoping for a strong finish to the regular season, beginning with Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 49ers have lost two of three since a 9-1 start, and Gore has gone five consecutive games with 88 yards rushing or fewer after stringing […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

No offense does in Lady Blue Devils

NAPA — It wasn’t anything a little offense couldn’t have fixed. Playing another solid defensive game, the Lady Blue Devils couldn’t get shots to drop and fell victim, 51-30, to Lowell (San Francisco) in the finale of the Wine Country Classic at Napa High on Saturday. Struggling mightily at halftime (down 30-14), the locals never […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Vanden stays perfect; wins Curry Invitational

The Vanden Vikings ran their unbeaten string to nine as the Fairfield school stopped Chico, 77-47, in the championship game of the ninth annual Les Curry Invitational. Led by balanced scoring and a 51-33 advantage on the boards, the Vikes jumped out to an early 10-2 lead and built it to a 35-17 bulge by […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Blue Devil boys win Curry consolation title

The consolation crown of the ninth annual Les Curry Invitational belongs to host Davis High after a 76-69 win over Christian Brothers on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils forced 23 turnovers; used rough-and-tumble inside play from all-tournament selection Kevin Sorensen; got perimeter wizardry from Hayden Russell and overall chalked up another strong game, according to […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD mauled by UCLA

ANAHEIM — UCLA jumped to a 10-0 lead, had big runs in both halves and held UC Davis to just 23.6 percent shooting, as the Bruins downed UCD 82-39 in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup at Honda Center on Saturday afternoon. Tyler Les hit a trio of 3-pointers and scored a game-high nine points for […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Nataraajan keeps the chaos under control

Davis High School boys basketball fans know there’s something special brewing this winter. There’s a catalyst for the Blue Devils’ break-neck style, but the action is so wild his number often is blurred. There! That pass inside to Kevin Sorensen! Where did that come from? Wow! Like a frog’s tongue zapping a fly, somebody’s quick-snatch […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Big hits not worth the risks

I’m as devout of an NFL fan as anyone. On any given Sunday in the fall, I can be found glued to the television screen, fretting, cheering, and groaning. I bleed blue, silver and red: the colors of the New England Patriots. My attachment to professional football is borderline obsessive. My mood often coincides with […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis girls go into Wine Country Classic finale

NAPA — Sporting three girls scoring in double figures — and a strangle-hold defense — Davis High rolled into the finale of the Wine Country Classic with a 41-40 victory of host Napa on Friday. Guard Becca Hassid played all 32 minutes while scoring 10 points and dishing out five assists for the winners. Her […]

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Davis second-half handles Winters, 76-63

As poor as Davis High’s second half was in Thursday’s opening-round loss to Vintage, the Blue Devils had a second-half performance of which to be proud in a 76-63 Les Curry Invitational Friday win over Winters. Shooting 23 percent through the first 14 minutes of the game, DHS trailed the Warriors 39-29 with 1:55 to […]

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Ice-cold second half does in DHS boys

A frigid second half cost the Davis High boys basketball team as Vintage rallied from a 16-point deficit to send the Les Curry Invitational defending champions into the consolation bracket in Thursday’s first-round finale. Hitting just 8-of-33 shots after intermission, the Blue Devils lost 77-73 and will now meet Winters at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sharks battle back to get past Avs

SAN JOSE — Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored in a 4:29 span of the third period to help the San Jose Sharks overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-4, on Thursday. Ryane Clowe and Michal Handzus also scored for the Sharks, who won for just the third time in […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Davis is a whole new world for Israeli Aggie

Almost 10 years ago, three young Israeli national squad teammates came to the East Coast to play U.S. collegiate basketball. The trio — Liad Suez (Villanova), Shay Doron (Maryland) and Inbar Oryon (Stoney Brook) — contributed mightily to their new teams, so much so that Doron’s Terrapins won the 2006 NCAA championship. Now, UC Davis […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aged Devils get first-round win over Napa’s recent vintage

Before Davis High girls basketball fans get too excited about this victory, know it came against the Napa junior varsity in the Wine Valley Classic Tournament on Thursday. Nonetheless, it was a win and — after opening a 37-18 halftime lead — the 50-33 decision left Lady Blue Devil head coach Karen Foster with mixed […]

December 16, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,