UCD sons of NBA fathers

UC Davis basketball players Tyrell Corbin, Corey Hawkins and Tyler Les grew up like a lot of boys, playing basketball with their dads. They learned how to pull up for a jumper, juke a defender out of his shoes or to stand up to pressure. Of course, they had one advantage that most children don’t […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Four Aggies for the ages

With the Great West Football Conference’s short but sweet run coming to an end this year, the league office announced an all-time team that included four UC Davis standouts. Former Aggies Dean Rogers, Jonathan Compas, John Faletoese and James Amos made the squad, which recognizes players who competed for current and past league members UCD, Cal […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Anibaba to appear at Soccer & Lifestyle

Fresh off a successful rookie season with the MLS’ Chicago Fire, Davis High graduate Jalil Anibaba will greet fans on Friday at Soccer & Lifestyle, 517 Second St. Anibaba, who finished his Blue Devil career as the 2006-07 California Player of the Year and went on to star at Santa Clara then North Carolina in […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Aggies announce 2012 baseball schedule

UC Davis’ 2012 slate of baseball games features contests against seven teams who advanced to last year’s NCAA championship. “When you can look at a schedule and see teams that played in the regionals and super regionals in your schedule, it adds excitement,” said Matt Vaughn, who will be entering his first season as the […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Moore’s return gives Raiders a big-play wideout

ALAMEDA — Deep-threat receiver Denarius Moore returned to practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday after missing the previous three games with an injured right foot, providing a needed boost to a struggling offense. The Raiders are still waiting for two of their other most dangerous playmakers to return from injuries. Receiver Jacoby Ford (left […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Armijo rides past DHS girls

Its nickname might be the Indians, but the Armijo High girls’ basketball team looked more like cowboys on Tuesday night, riding into town and claiming The Cage as their own. The Davis High squad was outgunned in a 73-50 loss to the visitors, who bested the Blue Devils with a deadly combination of speed, strength, […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devil boys crack century mark again at Pioneer

WOODLAND — It was 32-28. Davis High used 14 boys basketball players against Pioneer and the up-tempo style of Blue Devil defense forced eight turnovers. DHS hit seven 3-pointers and dished out seven assists. And that was just the first quarter. The new-look Devils warmed up for Thursday’s Les Curry Invitational by running the Patriots […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Avalanche edge struggling Sharks in shootout

DENVER — Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves, Gabriel Landeskog scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks, 4-3, on Tuesday night. Matt Duchene, Stefan Elliott and Daniel Winnik had regulation goals for the Avalanche. Milan Hejduk also scored in the shootout. Antti Niemi made 30 saves, Dan […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Is it bye bye bass in delta?

Could it be the end of the line for striped bass in the California delta? Maybe. Or maybe not. As with any fishery issue in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the answer is complicated and controversial. Striped bass are large, aggressive fish and voracious feeders, eating nearly anything that swims. Juveniles eat microscopic invertebrates by the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

No matter how you spell their first names, these two are tough

Walking between classes or headed to The Pavilion for practice, neither Hana Asano nor Hannah Stephens attract much attention. They are of average height and if they’re not wearing a UC Davis women’s basketball uniform, a person may not even suspect they were on the team. However, put them in a uniform and on the […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Wildcats to have tryouts, holiday camp

The Davis Hoops Wildcats AAU basketball program is holding tryouts for seventh-grade boys on Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Old Dixon High, 455 A St. Players can access the gym from C Street. There is no charge for tryouts, but players must bring a signed waiver that can be found at www.davishoops.com. […]

December 14, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Come to open gym over winter break

The Davis Police Department will host open gym at Davis High School’s South Gym, 315 W. 14th St., on Monday, Dec. 19, through Thursday, Dec. 22. From 10 a.m. to noon, kids are invited to come for some rousing rounds of dodgeball. From noon to 3 p.m., the gym will be open for basketball. On Tuesday, […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lake Tahoe resorts patiently await return of snow

By Ellen Huet Skiers and snowboarders who reveled in a record-breaking snow season last year are stuck this year waiting for the snow to fall in the Lake Tahoe basin, and it’s in no hurry to arrive. After last winter’s snowfall doubled yearly averages, ski resort bookings boomed this year with residual excitement. But so […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Ski resort openings

As of Tuesday, Dec. 13, here are the projected opening times and conditions of Sierra ski resorts: Alpine Meadows — Packed powder, machine-groomed 5-9” base; 3 of 100 trails open, 2 of 14 lifts Badger Pass — Plans to open Friday Bear Valley — Plans to open Friday Boreal — Packed powder, machine-groomed 18-24” base; […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,