Former DHS stars honored before girls beat Natomas

Ten players and two coaches from a pair of Davis High girls basketball section championship teams were honored Wednesday night at The Cage before the official tip-off of the Blue Devils’ 2011-12 season. From 1975 to 1977, these “Devilettes” captured back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles — the first two times the CIF offered banners for girls […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Stanford slams UCD women

Hannah Stephens scored a career-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting, hitting four 3-pointers in the first half to pace the UC Davis women’s basketball team on Wednesday. But it wasn’t enough. In a rematch of an NCAA Women’s Tournament first-round game from last season, fifth-ranked Stanford got double-digit scoring efforts from four different players to […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Leach to replace Wulff at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State football coach Paul Wulff, a 1985 Davis High graduate, was fired Tuesday after four years during which his teams won only nine games. His replacement was announced Wednesday as former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. The school said Wednesday that Leach agreed in principle to a five-year contract. He will be […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Youth roundup: 10-year-old Davis racer conquers BMX

The fastest BMX riders from 45 U.S. states and Canada gathered on in Tulsa, Okla., on Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the American Bicycle Association Grand Nationals. At stake at the event, which is a culmination of the yearlong national series races that began on Jan. 1, were national age group points to go toward the […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

A tough 24 hours that even Jack Bauer could appreciate

In a campaign that featured the traditional ups and downs, the UC Davis men’s water polo team experienced its biggest roller-coaster ride in the final 24 hours of its season. On. Nov. 19, the Aggies knocked off top-seeded Loyola Marymount in the semifinal round of the Western Water Polo Association Championship in San Diego. Less […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

College men’s roundup: No. 2 Buckeyes show No. 3 Duke no mercy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and three teammates were close behind as No. 2 Ohio State roared out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in beating third-ranked Duke, 85-63, on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Buckeyes fans chanted “Overrated” at the Blue Devils in the final minute. The […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

We say thanks to the ‘Devilettes’ of the 1970s

I’m sitting here at The Davis Enterprise, researching and getting on the nerves of those around me. While editors and writers are concentrating on what I’m sure are very important tasks, I’m taking a trip down memory lane. “Did you know the 1974-75 Davis High girls’ basketball team outscored their opponents — on average — […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Godbys recall the trials and beauty of cross-country trip

The 123-day trek on foot across America has ended for Jeremiah, Isaiah and Dennis Godby and their cousin, Jonas Ely. The 3,200-mile sojourn — organized by Dennis Godby, a Davis doctor of naturopathic medicine — was designed to spread the word about preventive care and energize practitioners and followers of the approach. While the entourage […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Registration open for Davis Little League

Davis Little league is accepting early registration for the spring season through Dec. 31. Early registration costs are $100 for T-ball; $155 for Farm through Majors; and $250 for Juniors. Costs go up by $30 if players are registered between Jan. 1 through Jan. 15, 2012. Age ranges for each division can be found at […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Youth | Tagged ,

Raiders find themselves in unfamiliar territory: alone at the top

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders head into the final month of the season in a most unusual place after an eight-year stretch of disappointment and losses. They stand alone in first place in the AFC West. Oakland (7-4) has a one-game lead on Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos after beating the Chicago Bears, 25-20, […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Map quest: Ski trail maps use artist’s hand-painted panoramas

By Karen Schwartz If you’ve ever gone skiing at an unfamiliar resort without getting lost, chances are you have James Niehues to thank. Niehues, 65, is the man behind the trail map. His hand-painted panoramas have been reproduced into millions of pocket-sized maps handed out by ski resorts in North America, Japan, Korea, China, New […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Sale of Squaw Valley marks the end of an era

By Seth Masia Last November, when the Squaw Valley Development Co. was sold to KSL Capital Partners, it marked the end of 61 years of control by the Cushing family of California’s winter Olympic venue. Squaw Valley was the brainchild of Reno’s Wayne Poulsen, who first skied into the valley in 1931, two years out […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Devil girls shoot well, create havoc in victory

VACAVILLE — Thirty-five turnovers. Not what Davis High girls basketball coach Karen Foster had in mind. Eight-for-26 at the free-throw line? My oh my, that will never do. So how bad did the Blue Devils lose the exhibition CIF Foundation Game on Monday at Vacaville High? Actually, they won, 73-61. Yep. DHS and its new read-and-react […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Nataraajan’s trey punctuates DHS’ Foundation Game win

VACAVILLE — Woohoo! The circus is coming to town! Disguised as Davis High boys basketball players, this three-ring fire drill of a defense (offense?) will provide Blue Devil fans with hardcourt action they haven’t seen since … well, forever. Unveiled Monday night in Vacaville during a CIF Foundation Game — a contest that was just […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,