Woods is finally back in a familiar spot — the 54-hole lead

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going. He finally won two months ago against an 18-man field in California. On Saturday, against the strongest field golf has seen in […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: DHS soccer tryouts start Wednesday for younger girls

The tryout process for ninth- and 10th-graders who want to play Blue Devil soccer in the spring begins with orientation and conditioning/testing on Wednesday 4 to 5:30 p.m. The workout, which will be supervised by junior varsity coach Bob Smith, goes on rain or shine and players should meet at the solar panels next to […]

January 28, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Aggie men blown out by Gauchos at The Pavilion

An injury-riddled UC Davis men’s basketball team was no match for UC Santa Barbara’s inside-outside combo of Alan Williams and Orlando Johnson on Thursday night at The Pavilion. The Aggies watched Johnson shred them from the perimeter for 21 points and six assists, and saw Williams rack up 14 points, 12 rebounds (including nine offensive) […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD women start strong, then hang on

SANTA BARBARA — The UC Davis women’s basketball team scored the first 11 points of the game on Thursday at The Thunderdome and looked to be in control. But the Aggies’ work wasn’t done until the final buzzer as UC Santa Barbara’s furious late-game comeback fell just short and UCD won 51-47. Hannah Stephens was […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Obama, Descalso are running mates in ceremony

When Daniel Descalso played Aggie baseball, he was always in the right spot at the right time. But on Tuesday, his positioning was never better. As is custom, President Barack Obama hosted the world-champion St. Louis Cardinals at the White House. UC Davis dynamo Descalso was among the Cards players on hand as Obama praised […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Day 1 leaders come from North Course, while Watney shoots 69 in the South

SAN DIEGO — Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley knew they had to post low scores on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines to get off to a good start Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open. It went even better than they expected. Stanley made eagle on his final hole for a 10-under 62, his […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

UCD women’s tennis hopes to net upsets

The UC Davis women’s tennis team finished last season ranked 60th in the Campbell/ITA College rankings. After splitting their opening matches of 2012 last week, the Aggies have moved up two spots to No. 58. Moreover, they are poised to make some major leaps this weekend as they participate in ITA’s Kickoff Weekend in Knoxville, […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Franklin finishes off energized DHS boys

Davis High boys basketball coach Dan Gonzalez was thrilled with his team’s energy on Wednesday night at Franklin. Now, the Blue Devils (10-10, 1-3 Delta Valley Conference) just have to work on their timing. “The best thing is … that was by far our best game in terms of energy,” Gonzalez said after DHS fell, […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Athletics could be devastated if Measure C fails

Davis schools administrators and trustees recently ran a red flag halfway up their mast when they drew up a proposed layoff list for 80 employees. The jobs would be eliminated if Measure C is turned down by local voters in March. At the same time,  a yellow flag has been thrown on the playing fields […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD football event will celebrate new recruits

Fans with an eye on the future of the UC Davis football program are invited to join head coach Bob Biggs and other staff members at for the annual National Signing Day Party at Aggie Stadium on Wednesday. The event, which begins at 5 p.m. in the Bruce Edwards Club Room, will feature a brief social […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Curry leads Warriors over Blazers

OAKLAND — Mark Jackson looked up the scoreboard during a timeout late in the fourth quarter and couldn’t be happier to find his team in another close game. The final result had the rookie coach smiling even more. Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Warriors […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Denver soars past Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings, 122-93, on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road. Denver led by 23 points at the half and scored the first […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Subdued Senior Night for DHS wrestling

With Davis High starting its second semester, the seniors are starting to celebrate their final year in high school. The 12th-graders on the Blue Devils wrestling squad, however, would probably like a do-over for Wednesday’s Senior Night. DHS was forced to forfeit eight matches and sent only five wrestlers to the mat against Franklin. Only one […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils

Youth basketball: Wildcats are kings of Hoops at the Palace

The Davis Hoops Wildcats’ 14U Red boys basketball team captured first place in the Hoops at the Palace tournament in Rocklin last weekend. The Wildcats trounced the Hurricanes, 49-13, in their first game, as Glen Welch scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, while Jeff Powell sank 15 points and snatched 10 boards. Ryan Kreidler […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Youth