Oregon, UCLA meet in mismatch

This week’s picks for the final week of the regular season are as follows: OREGON over UCLA … the first-ever Pac-12 championship game is a bust. Conference officials need to go back to the drawing board to prevent such an embarrassing mismatch ever happening again. The Ducks are loaded. The Bruins aren’t. This one gives […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Anibaba will be at DYSL fields on Friday

Former Davis High soccer star Jalil Anibaba, the brilliant rookie defender from the Chicago Fire of the MLS, will be back in town Friday. Anibaba, who was the 2006 California prep Player of the Year, will join the festivities at the Davis Legacy Soccer Club’s Academy Jamboree. “Jalil will be there to take pictures, sign […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD’s Biggs to step down after 2012 football season

Bob Biggs, who has given 38 years to the UC Davis football program as a player, assistant and head coach, will give the Aggies one more season.

The UCD head coach will retire from coaching after the 2012 season, according to a Thursday announcement from Nona Richardson, the university’s interim director of athletics.

Biggs, who will retire from the university in June 2013, was a first-team Little All-American quarterback by the Associated Press before later returning as an assistant coach in 1978. Next season marks Biggs’ 35th on the football coaching staff and his 20th as head coach, a position from which he has posted the second-most wins in program history (140-78-1).

“UC Davis is a very special place where a student-athlete can truly strive for success both on and off the field,” Biggs said in a news release. “I’ve been very fortunate…

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

DHS girls get defensive in win

After a slow and sloppy start, the Davis High girls basketball team put the pressure on Natomas — literally — to claw out a 53-46 victory in its season-opener at The Cage on Wednesday. The teams exchanged turnovers and missed shots in the first quarter as the Blue Devils struggled to find a rhythm in […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Former DHS stars honored before girls beat Natomas

Ten players and two coaches from a pair of Davis High girls basketball section championship teams were honored Wednesday night at The Cage before the official tip-off of the Blue Devils’ 2011-12 season. From 1975 to 1977, these “Devilettes” captured back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles — the first two times the CIF offered banners for girls […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Stanford slams UCD women

Hannah Stephens scored a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, hitting four 3-pointers in the first half to pace the UC Davis women’s basketball team on Wednesday. But it wasn’t enough. In a rematch of an NCAA Women’s Tournament first-round game from last season, fifth-ranked Stanford got double-digit scoring efforts from four different players to […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Leach to replace Wulff at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State football coach Paul Wulff, a 1985 Davis High graduate, was fired Tuesday after four years during which his teams won only nine games. His replacement was announced Wednesday as former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. The school said Wednesday that Leach agreed in principle to a five-year contract. He will be […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: 10-year-old Davis racer conquers BMX

The fastest BMX riders from 45 U.S. states and Canada gathered on in Tulsa, Okla., on Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the American Bicycle Association Grand Nationals. At stake at the event, which is a culmination of the yearlong national series races that began on Jan. 1, were national age group points to go toward the […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

A tough 24 hours that even Jack Bauer could appreciate

In a campaign that featured the traditional ups and downs, the UC Davis men’s water polo team experienced its biggest roller-coaster ride in the final 24 hours of its season. On. Nov. 19, the Aggies knocked off top-seeded Loyola Marymount in the semifinal round of the Western Water Polo Association Championship in San Diego. Less […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

College men’s roundup: No. 2 Buckeyes show No. 3 Duke no mercy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and three teammates were close behind as No. 2 Ohio State roared out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in beating third-ranked Duke, 85-63, on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Buckeyes fans chanted “Overrated” at the Blue Devils in the final minute. The […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

We say thanks to the ‘Devilettes’ of the 1970s

I’m sitting here at The Davis Enterprise, researching and getting on the nerves of those around me. While editors and writers are concentrating on what I’m sure are very important tasks, I’m taking a trip down memory lane. “Did you know the 1974-75 Davis High girls’ basketball team outscored their opponents — on average — […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Godbys recall the trials and beauty of cross-country trip

The 123-day trek on foot across America has ended for Jeremiah, Isaiah and Dennis Godby and their cousin, Jonas Ely. The 3,200-mile sojourn — organized by Dennis Godby, a Davis doctor of naturopathic medicine — was designed to spread the word about preventive care and energize practitioners and followers of the approach. While the entourage […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Registration open for Davis Little League

Davis Little league is accepting early registration for the spring season through Dec. 31. Early registration costs are $100 for T-ball; $155 for Farm through Majors; and $250 for Juniors. Costs go up by $30 if players are registered between Jan. 1 through Jan. 15, 2012. Age ranges for each division can be found at […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Raiders find themselves in unfamiliar territory: alone at the top

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders head into the final month of the season in a most unusual place after an eight-year stretch of disappointment and losses. They stand alone in first place in the AFC West. Oakland (7-4) has a one-game lead on Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos after beating the Chicago Bears, 25-20, […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,