Pivotal year for Kings in Sacramento

Paul Westphal glanced around the Sacramento Kings practice facility on the first day of training camp, smiling with his eyes wide open in awe of his surroundings. “It just feels great to be back,” he said. “It’s hard to believe that we’re even here, but we’re here.” Westphal was referring to the NBA lockout being […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Holidays: a good time to dig out the old box of photos

With the holiday season here, I went trolling through old pictures, trying to find a snapshot that might go with a present I was wrapping for my two children. I stopped short when I found my favorite photo of daughter Julie and me together. It’s not an aw-shucks-cute pic. It’s certainly not one that Parents […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Strong week for DHS wrestlers

Davis High’s Bobby Rico and Scott Derby made it to championship matches on Day 2 of the Lou Bronzan Invitational, each taking second place, and Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez finished seventh at 120 pounds as the Blue Devils wrestlers wrapped up a strong performance at the event Thursday. At 145 pounds, Derby went 4-1 overall, losing only […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Police host flag football at Brown Stadium

From Tuesday through Thursday, the Davis Police Department has reserved Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High School for flag football. Games will be played between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Play is designed for kids ages 7 to 12. Players do not need to bring any equipment. For more information, contact the department’s […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Long Beach upset No. 14 Xavier

HONOLULU — Freshman Michael Caffey scored a career-high 14 points and Long Beach State defeated short-handed No. 14 Xavier 68-58 in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night. Caffey was one of five players in double figures for the 49ers (6-5), who handed the Musketeers (8-2) their second straight loss since […]

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

Trio of DHS grapplers advance in tourney

Three of four Davis High wrestlers advanced to the second day of the 50-team Lou Bronzan Tournament at Liberty High School. Blue Devils Bobby Rico (285-pound) and Scott Derby (145) both reached today’s quarterfinals, while Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez went 2-1 for a chance to finish in third place. DHS senior Ran Wang (126) missed advancing by […]

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

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 ,