Learn to speak like a skier

As we all eagerly await a big storm or two to blanket the Sierras, why not brush up on some slope speak? Here is a skiing glossary. Alpine skiing: Downhill skiing. Apres ski: Refers to the end of the day, after the slopes are closed when skiers go to restaurants and bars to socialize and […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

‘Junk’ items are the latest craze at some ski resorts

What’s one the best ways for ski resorts to keep snowboarders coming back frequently to visit their terrain parks? Providing an array of what some might consider junk. In this case, junk includes cement mixers, propane tanks, discarded gondola chairs, satellite dishes, tractor tires, wrecking balls and assorted other seemingly throw-away items that many ski […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS freshmen take second in tourney

The Davis High boys freshman basketball team made it all the way to the championship game of its season-opening tournament last weekend, winning its first two games before eventually taking second place. The Blue Devils topped Lodi, 86-56, in their first game, a contest that featured fast-paced action at both ends of the court. DHS […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Chargers beat Jags to snap skid

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — No matter how many interceptions he threw, no matter how many turnovers he committed, Philip Rivers refused to play it safe. He knew things would change. They finally did. On “Monday Night Football” no less, and with his San Diego Chargers in the deepest of holes. Rivers threw for 294 yards and […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie women ink three golfers

UC Davis women’s golf coach Anne Walker announced last week that Raegan Bremer from Canyon High, Castro Valley’s Betty Chen and Andrea Wong from St. Ignatius Prep have each signed national letters of intent and will join the Aggies next fall. “Our 2012 signing class is very strong and will add great depth to our […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Something special brewing for DHS basketball

There are no excuses for prep fans this year. Attend some high school games. Davis has two high-energy basketball programs. Familiar faces combine with newcomers to create an energy unique to recent Blue Devil hardcourt action. With these local teams will come a grab bag of results, scores and key performers. After both our boys […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies pool their efforts to take fourth

The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its competition at the Missouri Invitational late Saturday with Liliana Alvarez and Kayleigh Foley meeting NCAA qualifying B standards in the 200 breast and free events, respectively. The Aggies scratched swimmers from several events to allow them to focus on improved times in the finals […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Interchangeable parts make Aggie women a T-E-A-M

It’s not exactly the Lollipop Guild — but neither are the five starters for the UC Davis’ women’s basketball team grabbing their fruit from the tallest trees. Nonetheless, the colliding of these five atoms has created an Aggie fission that provided enough fuel for the locals to begin the season 6-2. This thrill-a-minute hardcourt collection […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie women back on track with win over Hornets

Back on track. After back-to-back road losses to Santa Clara and No. 5 Stanford, UC Davis returned home Sunday and used some long-range artillery to send the Sacramento State women packing, 68-57. Hitting 11-of-27 from Three-Point Land, UCD ran its record to 6-2. Tied at 44 with 8:49 remaining, the Aggies went on a 21-4 […]

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Big second period lifts Panthers over Sharks

SAN JOSE — Tomas Fleischmann scored the tiebreaking goal and Jack Skille added a short-handed score in a three-goal second period that carried the Florida Panthers to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Stephen Weiss, former Shark Marco Sturm and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for the Panthers, who beat the […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Record-setting Friday for UCD women

The UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team had six swimmers post times in the top 10 in school history on Friday, the second day of the Missouri Invitational. In addition, Liliana Alvarez won the 100-yard breaststroke for the Aggies with a time of 1:00.95 and also met the NCAA qualifying B standard at the […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

College basketball roundup: No. 1 Kentucky edges North Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Pushed and pressured all day, Anthony Davis finally went somewhere else no one could on the floor. Up. The freshman soared to block John Henson’s shot in the final seconds and No. 1 Kentucky held on to beat No. 5 North Carolina 73-72 on Saturday to extend the Wildcats’ home winning streak […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

College football roundup: Honey Badger helps LSU to an SEC title

ATLANTA — LSU slogged its way through a brutal first half. The nation’s top-ranked team had only 12 yards and not even a single first down. The “Honey Badger” didn’t care. He just took what he wanted — a trip to the national championship game. Tyrann Mathieu turned in an MVP performance when the Tigers […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Another poor defensive outing costs UCD men

All the lights-out, crowd-pleasing offense in the world isn’t going to be enough if the UC Davis men’s basketball team can’t find a way to fix its Achilles’ heel: defense, or lack thereof. The Aggies were wrecked, 94-74, by Idaho on Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion. It was a game in which UCD’s comeback attempts […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,