DHS boys win on Senior Night

Draw smiley faces on the basketballs — and put them away. Doing just enough against a struggling Elk Grove team, the Davis High boys basketball team ended a disappointing season with a 51-45 win over the Thundering Herd before 420 appreciative fans at home on Friday. On Senior Night, the Blue Devils jumped off to […]

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Cosumnes River Six

Call ‘em the Cosumnes River Six … All Davis guys. All ready to make a big run at a Big 8 conference baseball title. It’s no secret that Davis is a regional hotbed of baseball. The high school has won two Sac-Joaquin Section crowns since 2000, made the playoffs 14 of the past 16 years […]

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Sharks top the Capitals

SAN JOSE — Even though Dan Boyle took the shot on what proved to be the game-winning goal for San Jose he didn’t even get credit for an assist after the puck ricocheted off four sticks before making its way into the net. Boyle’s point shot deflected off a defender and two teammates before Dany […]

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COLLEGE MEN: Trojans vanquish Golden Bears

BERKELEY — Maurice Jones didn’t take it personally when USC coach Kevin O’Neill took him out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. The Trojans’ diminutive freshman shrugged off being benched and came back to score 22 points, all in the second half, and Southern California held off a late surge by […]

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GALLAUDET: Book on Mantle is less than flattering

It’s the only time since Dad died 10 years ago that I’ve been happy he’s gone. Mickey Mantle, like he did with so many other baseball fans, captured my father’s imagination. Earle Lewis Gallaudet, a man who drank from the beer cup of Old World Baseball, grew up back east — played a little ball […]

A deep staff has DHS baseball thinking big

Davis High baseball coach Dan Ariola says it’s too early in the season to know where every piece of his Blue Devil diamond puzzle fits. But he knows one thing, for sure: “I like these kids.” Coming off a 12-15 season at the end of which DHS finished third in the rugged Delta Valley Conference, […]

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UCD baseball will start Saturday

While rain has washed away today’s season-opener, it has done nothing to dampen the excitement of the UC Davis baseball team for the 2011 campaign. The Aggies will now begin their season on Saturday at 1 p.m. at John Smith Field on the campus of Sacramento State, weather permitting. In the event of additional rain […]

UCD men to celebrate 100 years

Old will meet new on Saturday at The Pavilion. The UC Davis men’s basketball program will celebrate its 100-year anniversary at a postgame reception following the Aggies’ ESPNU BracketBusters game against Hawaii that begins at 2 p.m. UCD has never met the Rainbow Warriors on the hardwood in the long history of program but — […]

Wow! What a ride for DHS snowboarders

The Davis High School snowboard team finished second overall, with the girls varsity team placing first, and the boys varsity team in a three-way-tie for second on Monday in the final slalom race of the regular season at Boreal Ridge Resort. This was far and away the best race for the Davis team despite the […]

DHS ski team clinches another division title

The Davis High School ski team has officially secured the division title for the 2010-11 season. After winning five of their six races this year, and finishing second in the remaining race, the team secured the top spot among seven teams. The division is made up largely of high schools in the Lake Tahoe region. […]

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NBA ROUNDUP: Warriors silence Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — Monta Ellis scored 35 points as Golden State kept new Utah head coach Ty Corbin winless since Jerry Sloan retired with a 107-100 win over the Jazz on Wednesday. The Warriors won their third straight despite an off night for star guard Stephen Curry, who was 1-of-7 from the field. Al […]

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Franklin rolls past DHS boys

ELK GROVE — On Friday night, Davis High boys basketball fans will get to say goodbye to five Blue Devil seniors as the locals wrap up a disappointing — but educational — season at home against Elk Grove. Struggling with a still-sick floor general Graham McDaniel, DHS couldn’t get it going Wednesday, falling on the […]

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Beaubois’ return sparks Mavs past Kings

DALLAS — As Rodrigue Beaubois sat out the first 54 games recovering from a foot injury, his potential grew exponentially to Dallas Mavericks fans. The season debut of the young, energetic guard belovedly dubbed “Roddy B” was so ridiculously anticipated that team owner Mark Cuban joked Beaubois would enter wearing Superman’s cape, accompanied by the […]

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UCD cross country honored

NEW ORLEANS — These Aggies are fast and smart. For the third straight year, the UC Davis women’s cross country team has been honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as an All-Academic Team. To qualify for the squad, a program must have a cumulative team grade point average […]