Lady Blue Devils gain experience in weekend losses

Sometimes in high school sports, a team runs into a point in its schedule that can be troublesome — even overwhelming. Such was the case with the Davis High girls basketball team this weekend. After a 55-47 Delta Valley Conference setback to Monterey Trail on Friday, the Lady Blue Devils ran into a buzzsaw in […]

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

Skids continue for UCD men at Pacific

STOCKTON — Looking for a win at Pacific for the first time since the 1939-40 season — and hoping to break a 13-game losing streak — the UC Davis men’s basketball team came up short on Saturday at the Alex G. Spanos Center. Despite Eddie Miller and Tyler Les hitting three 3-pointers apiece for the […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Kings get BBQ’d in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Conley’s perfect start sent the Memphis Grizzlies to an easy victory. Conley hit his first eight shots en route to a season-high 22 points as the Grizzlies won their sixth straight and moved atop the Southwest Division with a 128-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. “It was just […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharks go down fighting in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Cody Hodgson gets less ice time than most other top NHL rookies, but he is making the most of the opportunities that are coming to him. The 21-year-old had the first two-goal game of his NHL career, netting his second tally with 4:17 left, to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Aggie women don pink to dump Pacific

Call up Molly Ringwald and John Cryer. This UC Davis women’s basketball team sure looks pretty in pink. Dressed with pink hair bands, shoelaces and argyle socks to raise awareness for breast cancer, the Aggies claimed a 59-51 victory over Pacific on Saturday at The Pavilion. The Big West Conference win was UCD’s third straight […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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 ,