Rule rejection kicks off fish vs. water delta debate

It was the vote heard around the delta. By a 4-0 margin, California’s Fish and Game Commission rejected a proposal to start the legal procedure needed to allow more striped bass to be caught. It seemed like a simple, straightforward vote for the body that the sets fish and wildlife policies. But as anglers, academics […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: IM table tennis tourney offered at UCD

UC Davis Campus Recreation’s Intramural Sports is hosting its annual table tennis tournament on Friday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Activities and Recreation Center. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Monday and closes on Friday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. and the cost is $10 per team. The tournament will […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (2/8/12): UCD gymnast Katie Yamamura

The college gymnastics season is only five weeks old and two-time defending champion UC Davis has shown that it again possesses the best talent in the  Mountain Pacific Sport Federation. Aggies have captured four of the five MPSF Gymnast of the Week awards this season, three of them going to junior standout Katie Yamamura, who […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Exactly what is ‘gatekeeping’?

Last week I attended a Davis High School ski team race at Alpine Meadows. This was my first up-close-and-personal view of a ski race, and it did not disappoint. I went to the race under the lofty title of “gatekeeper,” having volunteered for this duty shortly after my freshman son joined the ski team. New […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

DHS snowboarders still lead their division

By Margo Roeckl The Davis High School snowboard team maintained its first-place spot in the Central II Division with a team second-place finish in the second giant slalom race of the season Monday at Northstar Resort. With four races completed and two left to go, Davis has 1,901 total team points, a comfortable 65-point lead […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Davis High ski team continues winning streak

By Christine Schmidt The Davis High School ski team continued its winning streak Monday by placing first in the giant slalom race at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. With two more races to go before the state championships, the team is leading its seven-team division by a wide margin. Based on the scores of the top […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Davis softball team welcomes new coach Guerra

It really is a whole new ball game for the Davis High softball program — and especially for new coach Art Guerra. Guerra, hired last year after George Meagher stepped down after two successful seasons, comes to the Blue Devils from Natomas High. In six seasons at the Nitehawk helm, Guerra’s economically and socially challenged […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Whooosh! Just like that DHS boys make top 16

If the regular season ended Monday, the Davis High boys would be going to The Big Dance. Ranked 16th in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section basketball rankings, the Blue Devils — on a three-game winning streak — made a strong move from 23rd a week ago to get into the elite mix. The CIF will take the top 16 […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Kings come from behind in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — After digging themselves a hole 18 points deep with poor shooting and porous defense, DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings avoided the temptation to bicker with one another. Coach Keith Smart hoped it was a sign of a young team maturing and pulling together. “They had a nice discussion with each other […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Stephens showcases talent on and off the court

Education is the primary goal for any university, and UC Davis is famous for putting the student in student-athlete. A few Aggies turn pro in their various sports, but many of them go on to do amazing things in fields from agriculture science to veterinary medicine and from enology to artistry. UCD junior basketball player […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: DHS JV squads go undefeated last week

After a pair of losses in the last week of January, the Davis High junior varsity girls basketball team bounced back strong to post victories over Grant and Laguna Creek last week. A tough defensive effort and a strong finish helped the Lady Blue Devils against the Pacers, as the locals outscored Grant by 11 […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

UCD roundup: Thursday night football comes to Aggie Stadium

The UC Davis football team is champing at the bit to start its 2012 season, so much so that the opener against Azusa Pacific has been moved up to Thursday, Aug. 30, at Aggie Stadium. The home opener for the Aggies originally was scheduled to be played on Saturday, Sept. 1, but instead, UCD will […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings take down Warriors in OT

SACRAMENTO — Marcus Thornton scored 28 points and Tyreke Evans had 26 points and nine assists to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Golden State Warriors, 114-106, in overtime Saturday night. The Kings scored the first nine points in overtime to win consecutive games for the second time this season. Dorrell Wright scored 24 points […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie men absorb another defeat

RIVERSIDE — In what has become almost a nightly affair, the UC Davis men’s basketball team played well for most of the game on Saturday, only to see its opponent — host UC Riverside — steal a victory late in the game. The Highlanders used a late-game surge to offset Aggie Josh Ritchart’s 21 points and […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,