Great West Roundup: ND stuns SD

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Brent Goska threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as North Dakota rallied to beat South Dakota 38-37 on Saturday. The win gave the Fighting Sioux (8-3, 3-1) a share of the Great West Conference title. Goska threw four touchdown passes in the game and finished with 216 yards passing […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Alumni games renewed on Saturday, Nov. 26

Former Davis High basketball players — both men and women — will be in action next week when four divisions of current DHS teams lace ’em up against the old timers. The second annual Blue Devil Alumni Basketball Games take place in the North Gym on campus, beginning with alumni women playing this year’s varsity. […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Wichita State at The Pavilion versus Aggie women

Wichita State (1-2) comes to town a little cranky. The Shockers dropped a 74-60 decision at Arizona on Thursday — and those veterans who remember last season’s 78-66 loss to UC Davis in Kansas will want a little pay back. The Aggies at one point in the game went on a 25-0 run. Game time […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Davis boys ready to create turmoil with new defense

There’s renewed hope as the Davis High boys basketball squad charges toward the new season. In a Jekyll-and-Hyde season that saw the good doctor go 7-1 early (capturing their own Les Curry Invitational for the first time), last year’s Blue Devils swallowed a hairball and turned into a 3-15 monster down the stretch. “We expected […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A new day to dawn for DHS girls’ basketball?

The ashes of last season have been swept up. Despite a 21-7 record, undefeated mark in Delta Valley Conference and a playoff appearance, the Davis High girls basketball program is working on its short-term memory. The 2010-11 saga included a mid-season coaching change, an 11-2 record under interim coach (and Blue Devils athletic director) Dennis […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aggies show bright spots in Stanford loss

College is a learning experience. When Stanford beat UC Davis, 70-49, on Friday at The Pavilion, there were abundant lessons. And, as unhappy as Aggie coach Jim Les was with Tuesday’s victory over Santa Cruz, he was, well, one could say happier with his squad’s loss to the Cardinal. “My focus was never the score,” the […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sharks beat Red Wings at home

SAN JOSE — Joe Thornton, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Torrey Mitchell all scored in the second period and helped the San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-2, on Thursday. Joe Pavelski and Brad Winchester also had goals for the Sharks, who won for the third time in four games and extended their winning streak […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Watney and Woods struggling but U.S. leads

MELBOURNE, Australia — Tiger Woods doesn’t have a point. Davis High graduate Nick Watney, who is coming off of a fourth-place finish at the 2011 Emirates Australian Open, and teammate Bill Haas still haven’t had a lead through two matches. But the Americans kept the lead in the Presidents Cup through the second round, which […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

DHS track staff provides offseason mentoring

While there seems never to be an offseason in individual high school sports anymore, Davis High head track Spencer Elliott coach provides a refreshing approach to getting his athletes in shape for the spring. While there are no requirements to attend fall or winter workouts, Elliott and his coaching staff are available four days a […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggies add five gymnastics prospects

UC Davis women’s gymnastics coach John Lavalle announced this week that five prospective student-athletes have signed national letters of intent during the November signing period. Taylor Baron of Walnut Creek, Dani Judal of Antelope, Katy Nogaki of Villa Park, Steph Stamates of Alamo and Jamie Yamashita of San Marcos are expected to compete for the […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Gross picked for major prep soccer game

After leading the Davis High boys soccer program to the school’s sixth Sac-Joaquin Section championship last Saturday, senior standout Ryan Gross is headed for the High School All-American Game on Dec. 10 in Birmingham, Ala. Gross, who led the Blue Devils (19-2-4) to a 7-5 penalty-kick nod over nationally No. 6-ranked Jesuit, has committed to […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Where is everybody? The UCD women are terrific

If you weren’t at the Aggie women’s basketball home opener on Wednesday — and all but 324 of you weren’t — you missed what should be one of the most entertaining ensembles in all of Division I. Yes. In all of Division I. Right here in our own back yard. After earning a berth in […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Causeway Classic win would taste good

There is no chance for either the UC Davis or the Sacramento State football teams to post winning records this season. However, there is a chance for one of them to end the year with a win and go into the off-season with the pleasant taste of victory rather than the bitterness of defeat as […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Stanford will come up Big against Cal

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over CAL … after last week’s stunningly lopsided loss to Oregon, Stanford may well be sleepwalking through the first part of this game. But once the Cardinal realizes it’s playing Cal, Katie bar the door. OREGON over USC … a dangerous, dangerous game for the Ducks, who are […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,