Blues edge Sharks in low-scoring affair

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott is taking his recent streak in stride. “I’m satisfied, but I’m not too high on myself,” Elliott said. “Sometimes you feel it, sometimes you don’t.” Elliott made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and Kevin Shattenkirk scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Kids are kids, regardless of the decade, reflects Paul Ochs

The more things change, the more they remain the same. At least that’s Paul Ochs’ take on kids today. Ochs, 72, spent more than four decades coaching and advising our youth. He was a longtime counselor at Davis High and, until two years ago, coached Blue Devil girls tennis. In 33 years under his guidance, […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Blue Devils girls not up to par in Speck finale

On the cusp of taking home the Dorothy Speck Memorial Tournament title for the seventh time in 39 runnings, the Davis High girls basketball team was its own worst enemy in losing to champion Woodcreek, 61-32, on Saturday afternoon at The Cage. “I told the girls I thought we could hang with Woodcreek,” Blue Devil […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Baylor’s Griffin wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK — Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings. The junior quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable cushion over […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Navy beats Army for the 10th consecutive season

LANDOVER, Md. — Playing his last game before he goes to SEAL training, Alexander Teich absolutely, positively, emphatically did not want to be known as a member of the Navy team that finally lost to Army. The fullback was out there returning kickoffs, something he hadn’t done all year. He was running over to the […]

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Kings fill up roster as camp opens

Even though the Sacramento Kings started training camp a day later than most NBA teams, beginning preseason workouts on Saturday, the franchise got off to a fast and furious start to free agency. The Kings re-signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton, finalized a deal for free agent center Chuck Hayes and completed rookie contracts for Jimmer […]

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Sports briefs: UCD freshman gets national honor

Freshman Matt Wiesenfarth, a Jesuit High graduate who finished his debut season as the leading scorer on the UC Davis men’s soccer team, was selected to the College Soccer News All-Freshman second team. Wiesenfarth is the lone Big West Conference freshman to earn the nod from College Soccer News and his name appears alongside other […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devil girls roll into Speck Tournament final

Ashleigh Vandenbrink tallied 19 points as Davis High waltzed into its own Dorothy Speck Memorial Tournament final with a 63-35 victory over Vacaville Christian on Friday night at The Cage. Vandenbrink also pulled down six rebounds, had four assists, two steals and a block as the Blue Devils went to 3-1. The Falcons fell to […]

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DHS girls overpower Australian squad

It’s become a love fest. Basketball teams from Eltham College Prep of Victoria, Australia, are in California for a whirlwind tour and games throughout the state. The boys and girls teams from just north of Melbourne arrived in San Francisco over the weekend. They attended a University of San Francisco women’s game, journeyed through the Bay […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Three-goal flurry gives Sharks a 5-2 win

SAN JOSE — Ryane Clowe, Brad Winchester and Torrey Mitchell scored in a 6-minute span of the second period to rally the San Jose Sharks past the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Thursday night. Logan Couture and Jamie McGinn also scored for the Sharks, who had lost four of five. Mike Ribeiro and Brandon Morrow had […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Runaway matches highlight tournament opening night

A line has been drawn in the sand at the Dorothy Speck Memorial Basketball Tournament. Four schools emerged as the cream of this year’s crop as the 39th edition of this girls gathering had no close contests. Before Davis High stopped visiting Eltham College Prep of Australian, 71-18, Chico, Vacaville Christian and Woodcreek all proved […]

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Area sports briefs: Pham signs on with UCD

Tiffany Pham, a standout player from Laguna Creek High School, has signed a national letter of intent with UC Davis and will join the women’s tennis team next fall, it was announced by head coach Bill Maze. Pham, a 5-foot-3 native of Elk Grove, helped the Cardinals to a second-place finish in the Delta Valley […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Junior gridders ‘Shrine’ light on Blue Devil future

If anyone thinks Rome was built in a day, you’ve never been involved in football. It’s a touchy deal, building a gridiron program. To use Davis-speak, it takes a village. High school kids don’t decide overnight, “Hey, I think I’ll play football”; walk on the field one Monday afternoon in September; and star the following […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kemp, Lott named All-West Region

UC Davis senior Lisa Kemp earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-West Region second-team honors, and classmate Aisha Lott earned third-team accolades — her second straight all-region nod — as the post-season honors continue for the Aggies. Kemp, a midfielder from Eden Prairie, Minn., earned her first all-region distinction after also receiving All-Big West […]

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