NBA roundup: Lakers fall to 1-7 on the road with loss

MILWAUKEE — Drew Gooden scored 23 points and the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks made sure the Lakers’ road struggles continued, beating Los Angeles, 100-89, on Saturday. Kobe Bryant scored 27 for the Lakers, who are 1-7 on the road this season. Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Dunleavy added 15 points each for the Bucks, who managed to […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Forgettable performance by Aggie women at Cal Poly

Hannah Stephens led three UC Davis women’s basketball players in double figures, but Cal Poly took control early and didn’t let go in an 87-65 victory on Saturday at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo. The Aggies fell to 13-7 overall and both UCD and Cal Poly (8-12) are now 5-3 in Big West Conference […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Watney puts his off day in perspective

By Garrett Johnston SAN DIEGO — Nick Watney, a Davis High graduate who is having his share of success on the PGA Tour, is playing the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego this weekend. After starting strong with a 69 in Thursday’s first round and a 68 in Round 2 […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Devils need 3 OTs to squeak past Elk Grove, 86-84

At halftime on Friday, Davis schools got 100,000 clams. Several times late in the contest, the Blue Devils got a little crabby. Eventually, this bouillabaisse of a boys basketball game sent its 650 fans home savoring a smorgasbord of intriguing moments and — most importantly — DHS got a much-needed Delta Valley Conference victory. It […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Snap goes the Lady Blue Devil skid as The Herd falls

ELK GROVE — Davis High girls basketball fans! Attention! Introducing sophomore Danielle Gantar, point guard. Looking for a spark after dropping six consecutive games — including four straight Delta Valley Conference outings — Lady Blue Devil coach Karen Foster may have found  a flame in the emerging and versatile Gantar. Handling Elk Grove’s full-court pressure […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Woods is finally back in a familiar spot — the 54-hole lead

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going. He finally won two months ago against an 18-man field in California. On Saturday, against the strongest field golf has seen in […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS soccer tryouts start Wednesday for younger girls

The tryout process for ninth- and 10th-graders who want to play Blue Devil soccer in the spring begins with orientation and conditioning/testing on Wednesday 4 to 5:30 p.m. The workout, which will be supervised by junior varsity coach Bob Smith, goes on rain or shine and players should meet at the solar panels next to […]

January 28, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Aggie men blown out by Gauchos at The Pavilion

An injury-riddled UC Davis men’s basketball team was no match for UC Santa Barbara’s inside-outside combo of Alan Williams and Orlando Johnson on Thursday night at The Pavilion. The Aggies watched Johnson shred them from the perimeter for 21 points and six assists, and saw Williams rack up 14 points, 12 rebounds (including nine offensive) […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD women start strong, then hang on

SANTA BARBARA — The UC Davis women’s basketball team scored the first 11 points of the game on Thursday at The Thunderdome and looked to be in control. But the Aggies’ work wasn’t done until the final buzzer as UC Santa Barbara’s furious late-game comeback fell just short and UCD won 51-47. Hannah Stephens was […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Obama, Descalso are running mates in ceremony

When Daniel Descalso played Aggie baseball, he was always in the right spot at the right time. But on Tuesday, his positioning was never better. As is custom, President Barack Obama hosted the world-champion St. Louis Cardinals at the White House. UC Davis dynamo Descalso was among the Cards players on hand as Obama praised […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Day 1 leaders come from North Course, while Watney shoots 69 in the South

SAN DIEGO — Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley knew they had to post low scores on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines to get off to a good start Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open. It went even better than they expected. Stanley made eagle on his final hole for a 10-under 62, his […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD women’s tennis hopes to net upsets

The UC Davis women’s tennis team finished last season ranked 60th in the Campbell/ITA College rankings. After splitting their opening matches of 2012 last week, the Aggies have moved up two spots to No. 58. Moreover, they are poised to make some major leaps this weekend as they participate in ITA’s Kickoff Weekend in Knoxville, […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Franklin finishes off energized DHS boys

Davis High boys basketball coach Dan Gonzalez was thrilled with his team’s energy on Wednesday night at Franklin. Now, the Blue Devils (10-10, 1-3 Delta Valley Conference) just have to work on their timing. “The best thing is … that was by far our best game in terms of energy,” Gonzalez said after DHS fell, […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Athletics could be devastated if Measure C fails

Davis schools administrators and trustees recently ran a red flag halfway up their mast when they drew up a proposed layoff list for 80 employees. The jobs would be eliminated if Measure C is turned down by local voters in March. At the same time,  a yellow flag has been thrown on the playing fields […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,