Devils use full deck in dealing Woodland 90-50 loss

There’s a little something for everybody in Davis High’s new basketball cornucopia. The new supersonic Blue Devil approach to the game requires every player on the 17-member bench to contribute — and in a 90-50 blitz of visiting Woodland on Thursday, it was all hands on deck for the locals. Post players Jack Yoder and […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies come up short against Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Southern Utah outscored UC Davis 14-7 over the final four minutes of the game, extending a close lead on its way to a 62-51 hard-fought nonconference men’s basketball win at Centrum Arena on Thursday night. The loss sends the Aggies into their Big West Conference opener at Cal State Fullerton next […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Butler ends Stanford’s home winning streak

By Janie McCauley STANFORD — Ronald Nored scored 18 points, Jackson Aldridge had six straight points late in the game to finish with 15 and Butler ended Stanford’s perfect start at home with a 71-66 victory Thursday night. Nored knocked down a 3-pointer under pressure as the shot clock expired with 3:26 remaining after Stanford’s […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

No. 8 Boise rolls over ASU in MAACO Bowl

By Oskar Garcia LAS VEGAS — Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving No. 8 Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas on the way to a 56-24 win Thursday night. Arizona State (6-7) never seriously threatened the Broncos (12-1), […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Colts edge Houston for second win

By Michael Marot INDIANAPOLIS — Reggie Wayne will always remember Thursday night’s catch. The man with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the Colts their only lead of the game in a 19-16 victory over AFC South champion Houston 19-16. It’s the second straight win […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Former DHS soccer players honored at UCSC

I suppose if you’re a Banana Slug, news travels slowly. Word comes from UC Santa Cruz that a couple of former Blue Devil athletic standouts have helped that school (10-8-2) make a startling turnaround from a 1-13-2 women’s soccer season the year before. Having watched the brilliant Toni Darragh and determined Sarah Sadler play at […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sharks thunder past Lightning

SAN JOSE — Logan Couture scored two of San Jose’s team-record five goals in the first 14:47 as the Sharks beat the Tamba Bay Lightning, 7-2, on Wednesday night. Benn Ferriero, Joe Pavelski, Andrew Desjardins, Brent Burns and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who won their third straight. Dominic Moore and Martin St. […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Horned Frogs top Louisiana Tech in Poinsettia Bowl

SAN DIEGO — Casey Pachall and the TCU Horned Frogs are headed to the Big 12 Conference on an eight-game winning streak. Pachall highlighted a record-setting game with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Skye Dawson with 4:26 left to lift No. 16 TCU to a 31-24 victory against Louisiana Tech in the Poinsettia Bowl on […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

So far, youthful Lady Blue Devils moving forward

Four up, four down. At first blush, the Davis High girls’ basketball record is nothing remarkable. But take a closer look … * There’s a first-year varsity coach. * Competition has been solid: a 30-25 record (if you throw out the Foundation Game against Natomas and the win over a barnstorming, overmatched Australian school). * […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sound the Sirens, these girls can hit

Alexis Vierra grew up in a house full of football fans. Her grandfather was a huge University of Southern California fan, so the “whole family was into football.” Vierra is now pushing it one step further by actually taking her place on the gridiron. The 2008 UC Davis graduate tried out on Dec. 3 for […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Arsenal takes second at Winter Showcase

The Davis Arsenal, a U17 boys soccer team, didn’t quite defend its 2010 title at the most recent edition of the Davis Legacy College Winter Showcase Tournament, but it did the next best thing. The only squad to win all three of their qualifying matches, the Arsenal eventually finished second as the event concluded with […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Diamonds boys start season strong

Tristan Langenegger, Colin Walsh, Henri Schulz and Joshua Faith were each competing for the first time at The Season Opener event last weekend in Petaluma, but all four Davis Diamonds gymnastics performed like veterans. Langenegger had several highlights on the day, capturing third place on parallel bars with a 14.1, and taking fourth on rings […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

The Blue Devil Mile lives on this Friday

It’s almost an all-star gathering … Correction: It is an all-star gathering on Friday when former Davis High distance runners get together for what has become the Blue Devil Mile. Taking place on Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, the reunion features a who’s who of college and professional harriers — ex-Blue Devils […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sensational second half sends Aggie women to Shootout title

UC Davis senior Kasey Riecks led all players with 16 points and the Aggie women’s basketball team received 23 points from its bench to rally for a 62-57 victory over Hawaii, winning the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Shootout on Tuesday in Honolulu. Riecks, who tied a career high with 21 points on Monday, was selected to […]

December 21, 2010 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,