Greiner Athlete of the Week (1/25/12): DHS girls basketball’s Ashleigh Vandenbrink

Sure, she’s the team’s leading scorer, but that is just the tip of the iceberg when describing what Ashleigh Vandenbrink does for the Davis High girls basketball team. And it’s the rest of the those contributions — the part below the surface — that often can help the Lady Blue Devils make opponents feel like […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Watney is looking to build on a career year

By Garrett Johnston Davis High graduate Nick Watney is hoping to keep his consistency going as he prepares to make his second PGA Tour start of 2012 — and his first start in the continental United States — at this weekendʼs Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. The tournament is being played at Torrey Pines, […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Old-school Rago headed for ACBA Hall of Fame

Old School is going to the Head of the Class. Ralph Rago, the former Davis High baseball coach, will be part of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2013, the Chicago-based organization announced at its annual winter meeting this month. Rago, 78, will be honored for a diamond career that began […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Tahoe ski resorts welcome the snow

The recent snowfall in the Sierras have given a much-needed boost to the ski season. As of Tuesday afternoon, the following resorts are open and reported these totals: Alpine Meadows — 20-29” base; 5 of 14 lifts open. Bear Valley — 31” base; 6 of 9 lifts open. Bear Valley cross country — 24-30” base. […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Kings struggles in Portland continue

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 26 points and the Portland Trail Blazers returned home from a six-game road trip with a 101-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Gerald Wallace had 20 points and eight rebounds and LaMarcus Aldridge added 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Blazers, who were […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks’ slide reaches three with shootout loss

EDMONTON, Alberta — Taylor Hall scored the winning goal in a shootout and the Edmonton Oilers snapped a three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks on Monday night. Edmonton’s Devan Dubnyk was the first star of the game, stopping 44 shots through overtime and three more in the shootout. […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: Lady Blue Devils split a pair of JV games

Though the Davis High junior varsity girls basketball team only came away with one win, it played two strong games last weekend. On Friday, the Lady Blue Devils got a monster double-double from post Sarah Bloise, as the freshman put up 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 54-49 victory over Monterey Trail. DHS […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Yamamura’s all-around title tips meet in UCD’s favor

UC Davis junior Katie Yamamura posted two event wins on her way to being the meet’s top all-arounder on Sunday, while sophomore Madeline Kennedy notched three career-high marks to help the Aggie score a 191.450 and top Air Force in a women’s gymnastics dual meet at The Pavilion. UCD’s best score of the season lifted it over […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD women’s water polo jumps into the deep end

There are several schools of thought of how to enter a swimming pool. 1. Dive into the deep end to quickly acclimate to the temperature; 2. Take it literally one step at a time and slowly get used to it; or 3. Cannonball into the deep end, giving you and all those on the deck […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

College men: Cal and Stanford lose in Pacific Northwest

PULLMAN, Wash. — Faisal Aden scored 24 points to lead Washington State past California, 77-75, on Saturday. Davonte Lacy of Washington State (11-8, 3-4) hit a 3-pointer, was fouled and missed the ensuing free throw to give the Cougars a 77-74 lead with 18.3 seconds remaining. With six seconds left, Justin Cobbs of California (16-5, […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Women’s tennis has a smashing start

TEMPE — The 59th-ranked UC Davis women’s tennis team started off its season with a pair of good showings in Arizona. After cruising past Northern Arizona, 7-0, on Friday in a match played at Arizona State’s Whiteman Tennis Center, the Aggies nearly knocked off the 19th-ranked Sun Devils on Saturday, eventually falling 4-3. On Saturday, […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils gain experience in weekend losses

Sometimes in high school sports, a team runs into a point in its schedule that can be troublesome — even overwhelming. Such was the case with the Davis High girls basketball team this weekend. After a 55-47 Delta Valley Conference setback to Monterey Trail on Friday, the Lady Blue Devils ran into a buzzsaw in […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Skids continue for UCD men at Pacific

STOCKTON — Looking for a win at Pacific for the first time since the 1939-40 season — and hoping to break a 13-game losing streak — the UC Davis men’s basketball team came up short on Saturday at the Alex G. Spanos Center. Despite Eddie Miller and Tyler Les hitting three 3-pointers apiece for the […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings get BBQ’d in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Conley’s perfect start sent the Memphis Grizzlies to an easy victory. Conley hit his first eight shots en route to a season-high 22 points as the Grizzlies won their sixth straight and moved atop the Southwest Division with a 128-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. “It was just […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,