Berryessa Snow Mountain could get national status

Those who hike the canyons above Lake Berryessa probably know they are stomping around in a local treasure. Now it may become a national treasure if members of the small but energetic Tuleyome conservation group can successfully convince politicians in Washington, D.C., to give this unique area better federal protection and management. Specifically, the group […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Devil JV football squad ends on good note

After a tumultuous — often disappointing — first eight games, the Davis High junior varsity football team finally played a consistent 40 minutes in its season finale. The Blue Devils routed Monterey Trail, 28-6, on Friday night at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, avoiding a winless Delta Valley Conference campaign and finishing on a high […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

JV/frosh roundup: Younger harriers have their way at subsections

Just as their varsity counterparts did at last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Subsection cross country meet, Davis High’s junior varsity, freshman and sophomore runners all had great success in their races. The goal entering the meet was for Blue Devil teams in all divisions to advance to Friday’s section championships and the goal was achieved. In all, […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Awards roll in for UCD women’s soccer

Maryclaire Robinson, who led UC Davis to a berth in the Big West women’s soccer tournament despite the Aggies being picked to finish eighth in the league, was named the conference’s coach of the year on Tuesday, while Aisha Lott, Lisa Kemp and Allison Kelly each received all-league recognition. Lott was named to the All-Big […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Lofty but attainable goals for DHS at section meet

Heading into Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, the Davis High cross country team’s goal is simple: take first or second place in all seven divisions. However, with powerhouse schools like St. Francis, Pleasant Grove and Oak Ridge also vying for similar finishes at the meet, which will be contested on the Willow Hill Course next to […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Greiner Athlete of the Week (11/9/11): DHS QB Shayne Reagan

When a quarterback throws two touchdown passes, even in a loss, that’s a pretty solid performance. When those two scoring plays give him a tie for the school record of 18 TD passes in a season — tying his own mark but this time doing it in just nine games instead of 10 — and […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Here’s a real poker-playing Davis pair to draw to

Don’t mess with Ahna Heller and Shelley Morse. The two Davis friends can read you like a book — especially if you’re playing Texas hold ’em. Hooked on the game about eight years ago, when they started joining home games with their husbands, Heller and Morse have evolved into serious students of poker. So serious, […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Warren Miller’s annual winter sports film hits Sacramento

Mark your calendars for the official start of winter for extreme sports enthusiasts everywhere! Warren Miller’s 62nd annual winter sports film, “Like There’s No Tomorrow” lands in Sacramento’s Crest Theater, 1013 K St., Sacramento, for a two-night screening Friday at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and Saturday at 6 and 9 p.m. Narrated by Olympic gold […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Lake Tahoe ski resorts hoping for an encore performance

Projected openings Alpine Meadows: Dec. 10; Boreal Mountain Resort: Season began Nov. 4; Diamond Peak: Dec. 15; Donner Ski Ranch: TBA; Heavenly: Nov. 18; Homewood: Dec. 17; Kirkwood: Dec. 5; Mt. Rose: Nov. 23; Northstar-at-Tahoe: Nov. 18; Sierra-at-Tahoe: TBA; Soda Springs: TBA; Squaw Valley: Nov. 23; Sugar Bowl: Nov. 24; Tahoe Donner: Dec. 9; The […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Sunday’s ski, snowboard swap benefits DHS team

Ski season is around the corner! Local residents who are looking for bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing are invited to attend an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The Ski & Snowboard Swap will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the DHS […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Flapjack fundraiser aids Legacy boys soccer team

All are welcome to join the Davis Legacy Arsenal U17 boys soccer team for a flapjack fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 1753 Research Park Drive in South Davis. Team members will be the servers. Tickets are $10, available in advance from Pam Bailey at [email protected] or at the door. Proceeds will offset upcoming […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sharks stay hot with win over L.A.

SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau scored once and assisted on San Jose’s other two second-period goals and the Sharks won for the seventh time in nine games, beating the Los Angeles King, 4-2, on Monday. Joe Thornton started the second-period outburst with his fourth goal and Dan Boyle capped it by scoring his first of […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Courage and commitment highlight Devil football year

There are more than 30 stories within the 2011 Davis High football team. Some have been written. Others are yet to be told. Regardless of subject matter, there are two common themes among all — courage and commitment. Despite a 2-7 record, the author of this Blue Devil volume — head coach Steve Smyte — […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge brings it, but Devil girls survive

“Oak Ridge has traditionally been very competitive for us, so (our players) were really on their A game,” Davis High girls tennis coach Sally Hosley said with a hint of surprise in her voice — on Sept. 6 after her Blue Devils topped the Trojans, 9-0. On Monday, it was Oak Ridge that brought its A […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,