Energy is there; shots aren’t for Davis boys

ELK GROVE — Even in defeat, if fans look close, there’s a story a minute on the court for Davis High. Senior guard Patrick Barrientes continues to play relentless basketball during his short shifts with the Blue Devil boys. The Jesuit High transfer is a banshee of a player, filling passing lanes to disrupt opponents, […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Post 77 fundraiser is Saturday

The annual Post 77 crab and prawn feed, which benefits American Legion baseball and other youth sports, is set for Saturday at the Yolo County Fairgrounds. The dinner costs $40 and will follow a no-host social gathering from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Waite Hall. For tickets or more information, call the American Legion club […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Solid fourth period not enough for Lady Devils

ELK GROVE — All the pieces are there for the Lady Blue Devils — as evidenced by a solid fourth-quarter spurt — but they haven’t fallen together yet for this young basketball team. Behind as many as 17 points in the first half, Davis High came storming back in the final period but lost, 55-47, […]

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Cal edges Washington

SEATTLE — Allen Crabbe scored 16 points, unheralded walk-on Robert Thurman added a career-high 16 off the bench, and California remained in at least a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with a critical 69-66 win over Washington on Thursday night. Justin Cobbs added 14 points, including a key 3-pointer from the corner in […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Washington State ices Stanford 81-69

PULLMAN, Wash. — Faisal Aden scored 33 points and Washington State beat Stanford 81-69 Thursday night. The Cougars (10-8, 2-4) snapped a three-game losing streak and knocked the Cardinal (15-4, 5-2) out of first place in the conference on a night where hazardous weather kept the crowd at an announced 3,119. Brock Motum added 16 […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Long Beach State remains unbeaten in Big West

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Senior guard Casper Ware, the reigning Big West Conference Player of the Year, tallied 30 points to lead Long Beach State to a 78-69 Big West Conference men’s basketball victory over Cal Poly on Thursday night before 2,779 in Mott Gym. Ware made nine of his 12 floor shots, including five […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UCD gymnast earns federation honor

Junior Michelle Ho became UC Davis’ second Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week winner of 2012, following a strong all-around performance in Sunday’s quadrangular meet at Stanford. This is her third career award, having won it twice as a sophomore last season. Ho, a Los Altos native, made her collegiate all-around debut in […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie men working to clean up their act

The UC Davis men’s basketball team is in the middle of a rebuilding year, and like any other reconstruction project, sometimes things get a bit messy. “These first couple days of practice what we’re trying to do is really focus on us and cleaning up the defensive end of the floor,” UCD men’s head coach […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Important dates ahead for youthful area athletes

I’m miserable. You 49ers fans … I grow weary of your celebration. I don’t begrudge your jubilation (and, quietly, I am resigned to root for you). But without Drew Brees, my football heart is empty. Brees was the mainstay of my fantasy team for three years, and my heart broke when he and New Orleans […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

City Council may be last chance for Davis Diamonds in Davis

Davis Diamonds Gymnastics could be forced to move to Dixon if the City Council decides Tuesday that the gym’s bid to move into a vacant car dealership in South Davis doesn’t fit the city’s economic plan. At least that’s what co-owner James Major fears as the decision date nears. Major has run the gymnastics company […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Blue Devil JV girls winging along at 10-5

When a kid plays junior varsity basketball, it is with the intent to learn a school’s system, improve individually and — as a team — get better as the season progresses. For coach Kalyca Seabrook’s Lady Blue Devils, so far, so good… Cruising along with a 10-5 overall mark, Davis High has won its first […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Cold shooting doesn’t kill Kings

No one in the stunned Sacramento Kings locker room could remember winning a game when they shot so poorly. Marcus Thornton scored 17 points and the Kings rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers, 92-88, snapping a three-game losing streak despite shooting just 30.1 percent from the field. […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: Diamonds are in good company at Delta Classic

Eight of the Davis Diamonds’ most accomplished gymnasts — Irene Whalen, Isabella Franke, Kate Miller, Alene Lai, Chloe Chan, Michaela Everitt, Micaela Niva and Lily Lin — joined one of the best ever — Shannon Miller — at the Delta Classic, a Junior Olympic meet held Saturday at the Stockton Memorial Auditorium. Shannon Miller, a […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Youth soccer: Davis U19 team conquers Concord

The Davis Order of the Phoenix, a U19 girls soccer team, cruised to a 7-0 victory over host Concord on Saturday. Miriam Bell led all scorers with three goals, notching one in the first half off an assist by Emily Barber and two in the second period when she was set up by Madeleine Welsh […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,