Toledo grounds Air Force in Military bowl

WASHINGTON — Even the youngest head coach in the country knows not to expect the conventional from Air Force. After all, the Falcons had already scored three fourth-down touchdowns, including the one that had just tied the Military Bowl with 52 seconds to play. So 32-year-old Matt Campbell, leading Toledo for the first time, wasn’t […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Big West women’s basketball is a horse race

The theme of women’s basketball in the Big West Conference is now showing on a movie marquee near you: “War Horse.” The Mustangs of Cal Poly were tapped once again to claim the league title in a preseason media vote. However, the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara — who tied Cal Poly for a share […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth sports roundup: Dossa posts two high finishes on the links

Davis resident Chase Dossa participated in two junior golf tournaments sponsored by Junior Golf Association of Northern California last week, finishing in the top 10 at each event. On Dec. 19, Dossa competed in the 41st Sally Pini Memorial Invitational at the challenging Pasatiempo CC course in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Facing off against a […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Davis girls have another tough Ram Jam outing

DIXON — For those you who like to text, where’s what happened with Davis High in the second round of the Ram Jam girls basketball tournament down Interstate 80. “How did the Blue Devils do?” “What were the first-half turnovers like?” OMG! “But how did the taller DHS team do inside?” “What are they going […]

December 29, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kings go off the trail in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Gerald Wallace had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 101-79 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers (2-0). Nicolas Batum added 15 points and five rebounds off the bench. DeMarcus Cousins led the […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

College bowl roundup: Purdue eats up Western Michigan in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

DETROIT — Purdue recovered two onside kicks and Raheem Mostert returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown before halftime to give Purdue a big lead, and the Boilermakers held on to beat Western Michigan, 37-32, in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The Broncos had the ball with a chance to go ahead, but their […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: 18 Aggies on Big West academic squad

When the Big West announced its Academic All-Conference roster for fall sports this week, UC Davis student-athletes took up 18 spots. The Aggie women’s cross country team had the highest representation with six honorees, while women’s soccer landed five players on the list. The women’s volleyball team had four athletes on the honor roll, men’s […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lady Blue Devils let Wood escape, 49-42

DIXON — This was one Davis High let get away. Holding a usually prolific scoring girls basketball team, Will C. Wood, to under 50 points, the Lady Blue Devils were again bitten by an in-the-paint boogie man and dropped a 49-42 decision to the Wildcats on Tuesday. The game was in the opening round of […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD men hope for a fresh start in Big West

After taking a preseason pounding — most of it on the road — the UC Davis men’s basketball team is eager to start Big West Conference play. Before playing any games this season, the Aggies, now 1-11, were picked to finish seventh in the nine-team league. Long Beach State received 20 first-place votes from the […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

49ers notebook: San Francisco gets eight Pro Bowlers

NEW YORK — Patrick Willis leads eight San Francisco 49ers and Tom Brady is one of eight New England Patriots to make the Pro Bowl, the most for one team on each roster. The squads for the Jan. 29 game in Honolulu were announced on Tuesday. Linebacker Willis, DE Justin Smith, cornerback Carlos Rogers and […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Rescue dogs on call at ski resort

By Clark Corbin ALTA, Wyo. — The most unusual thing about Otter Calder riding Grand Targhee Resort’s ski lifts is that Otter walks on four legs and eats and drinks from a bowl. Otter is one of five avalanche rescue dogs working with the resort’s ski patrol. Those ski lift rides aren’t all that unusual […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Heavenly, Northstar to launch new slope safety campaign

Vail Resorts, Inc. has announced details of “Play It Safe, Play All Season”, the company’s enhanced slope safety campaign across its six mountain resorts — Heavenly and Northstar, and Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado. “Our guests have been telling us that safety is a key component of their mountain experience, and their […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Kings take down Lakers in season opener

SACRAMENTO — For Sacramento fans, just seeing their Kings on the court was a victory after all the talk of moving at the end of last season. Beating the hated Los Angeles Lakers in the season opener only made it sweeter. Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the […]

December 27, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Ducks get past Sharks

SAN JOSE — Andrew Cogliano scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period and Jonas Hiller made 36 saves in helping the Anaheim Ducks end a 13-game winless skid on the road, beating the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, on Monday. Luca Sbisa and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Ducks, who beat the Sharks […]

December 27, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,