Sunday, December 21, 2014

Woodcreek too hot for Devil boys to handle in Curry championship contest

When the Davis High boys basketball team plays a game, there’s never a shortage of points. But in Saturday’s championship game of the Les Curry Invitational, the host Blue Devils were on the wrong end of a high-scoring affair, falling to a talented Woodcreek squad, 99-59. The Timberwolves’ lethal inside-outside duo of 6-foot-9 freshman Jordan Brown […]

Stenz shines as DHS girls take a tournament title

NAPA — It was a special Saturday for Emma Stenz and the Lady Blue Devils. Davis High blasted tournament host Napa, 78-59, to capture the Wine Valley Classic championship and did it behind a stifling defense and great all-around play by event MVP Emma Stenz. The Devil senior led the team with 17 points on Saturday, […]

Aggie Manzanares not quite finished carrying the rock

Gabe Manzanares’ path to 2,116 yards rushing — the sixth-best career performance in UC Davis football history — is strewn with linebackers and safeties, still wondering what hit them. As a junior transfer from City College of San Francisco, the 5-foot-9, 200-pound tailback rushed for 1,285 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. He led the Aggies to a 5-7 […]

UCD women look to improve, despite game at No. 7 Stanford

UC Davis women’s basketball coach Jennifer Gross is a straight shooter. “Recordwise, we were hoping to be a little bit better right now,” the fourth-year mentor says of her 4-6 team. But Gross also knows there’s a long way to go in the season. Plenty of time for improvement. “From Day 1 with every team […]

Second-half run spurs Aggie men to 8-1

Josh Fox — who started for the injured J.T. Adenrele — scored seven straight points as part of a huge late run Saturday, sending the UC Davis men’s basketball team to an 81-75 victory over host Air Force at Clune Arena. Trailing the Falcons (6-4) by one point with 8:08 remaining, the Aggies (8-1) got a pair […]

Cousins is back in lineup but Kings fall

SACRAMENTO — Despite the return of Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, the undersized Milwaukee Bucks came up big. Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Bucks spoiled Cousins’ return to the struggling Kings with a 108-107 victory on Thursday night. With their inside game lacking due to missing players, the young Bucks shot well from […]

Devil boys hold off scrappy Rio Linda

A 3-point basket from Drew Gnos and three Blue Devil free throws — all in the last minute — were just enough to keep Rio Linda at bay in an 81-80 thriller on the opening night of the Les Curry Invitational on Thursday at Davis High. It was a game in which the Knights jumped out to […]

Lady Blue Devils rout an undefeated Liberty squad

NAPA — First-year Davis High girls head coach Heather Highshoe said after Thursday’s game that she is still waiting for her team to play a full 32 minutes of good basketball. Opponents had better watch out when that happens … Though they had a few lulls during Thursday’s Wine Valley Classic opener, the Lady Blue […]

UCD RB coach Wright heads to Florida; what next?

Bryan Wright is off to pursue his first love. After two years as running backs coach at UC Davis, the bundle-of-energy mentor is headed to Port St. Lucie, Fla., to work for his former University of Michigan colleague, Mike Barwis. Wright will be opening and operating a franchise of the Barwis Method physical-fitness and next-level training […]

Aggies nab junior college defensive lineman

After putting up big numbers while helping the American River College football team go 10-2 and reach the NorCal Regional Championship game, defensive lineman Antonio Perez has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at UC Davis. Perez, a former All-Delta River League player at Sheldon, redshirted at Idaho in 2012 before transferring to […]

On skiing: What to know when buying new skis

Attention, all you budget-conscious types. Let’s face facts — change is required. It’s time to ditch those archaic skis and get hooked up with a new pair. Yes, it is hard pulling the trigger, especially when your bank account isn’t overflowing with excess cash and the old skis still provide adequate transportation. So did my […]

Devil boys host Les Curry beginning Thursday

Following a slate of three Les Curry Invitational first-round matchups that start Thursday at 4 p.m., the host Davis High boys basketball team takes on Rio Linda in the night’s showcase contest at 8:30 p.m. With one all-tournament team already on his resumé this winter, Blue Devil leading scorer Glen Welch hopes to put up big […]

UCD women gear up for second half of swim season

Time to come up for air. After a decent showing earlier this month at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational, the UC Davis women’s swim team has settled into a month of practice in anticipation of the spring chapter of the 2014-15 season. In winning dual meets with Loyola Marymount, BYU and Fresno State, the […]

Aggie men begin 4-game road trip at Air Force

What’s not to like at this point of the UC Davis men’s basketball season? At 7-1, the Aggies are off to their best start in 102 years. The locals are the nation’s 20th-best shooting team at 49.6 percent. Their 3-point proficiency (41 percent) is 22nd best in the country. In holding opponents to 59.5 points […]