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Author Archive: Benjy Egel

New-look Kings focusing on defense

Special to The Enterprise SANTA BARBARA — The Sacramento Kings wrapped up training camp in Santa Barbara on Monday, ready to surprise Western Conference opponents with offseason acquisitions and a revamped front office. Sacramento hasn’t won as many as 30 games since 2007-08, but owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D’Alessandro and head coach Mike […]

Allison comes home as Aggies host Cal Poly

Davis High graduate Nikol Allison, the 2009 Blue Devil Athlete of the Year, has finally switched from bandages to basketball. Allison has overcome a series of injuries and is having a strong season as a senior for the Cal Poly women’s basketball team. On Saturday, when the Mustangs come north to face UC Davis at […]

DHS grad Pon to play for Poly at The Pavilion

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly athletes are supposed to have no affection for Davis, one of their top rivals. But Molly Pon is a big exception to that rule. Long before she was a starting outside hitter for the Mustangs, Pon was smashing volleyballs into the floor for Davis High. She will be back […]

Wright, Aggies nearly pulled off another comeback in SLO

Two years ago, quarterback Randy Wright and the UC Davis football team shocked Cal Poly with a stunning second-half comeback to claim the Golden Horseshoe trophy. When the Aggies returned to San Luis Obispo for Saturday’s game, the stage was set again … But this time, rather than relinquish a 22-point lead like they did […]

Williams, Cal Poly run past Aggies

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The UC Davis football team started strong, then turned up the heat again late in the game to make things interesting Saturday night. But Cal Poly’s rushing attack — paced by running back Deonte Williams — was too much for the Aggies at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Williams, who prepped at […]

Young DHS girls have eyes on a fourth straight title

* Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of eight stories previewing the DHS fall sports. Fans across the globe watched the United States women’s water polo team leave their opponents gasping for air en route to a gold medal at the London Olympics. Come 2016, those same supporters might see Colby Stapleton and […]

Chambers comes up big but DHS falls

Deep within the Chambers there lies a fire-breathing dragon. Enemies beware: This beast already has racked up countless kills. Davis High outside hitter Lyndsay Chambers was red-hot on Wednesday night, at The Cage, but the Blue Devil girls volleyball team narrowly dropped a 3-2 decision to visiting Vacaville. “Lyndsay Chambers had the game of her […]

Blue Devil girls eye volleyball playoffs

* Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of eight stories previewing the DHS fall sports. Opponents of the Davis High girls volleyball team often wonder why the ball keeps getting bigger. And then it hits them. The Blue Devils plan to keep pounding away and improve on last year’s roaring finish with […]

Local cyclist headed to world championships

When people think of New Zealand, a few things come to mind. There’s kiwis, the dominant rugby team and, of course, the shooting of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. For young cyclists, though, there is more at stake there than the defense of Middle Earth. Come Aug. 22, local cycling standout Alex Freund will […]

10U stars head to softball nationals

This week marks the beginning of a unifying tournament, drawing athletes together from all over the map to the land of fog and rain. Oh, and the Olympics also start this week. But for now, the Davis 10U All-Star softball team doesn’t have time to focus on the exploits of Michael Phelps and Lolo Jones […]

Cats’ unlikely ace shines again

WEST SACRAMENTO — With so many of their key players promoted to the surging Oakland Athletics, the Sacramento River Cats have been forced to send 24th-round draft picks like Dan Straily out as starting pitchers. And they wouldn’t have it any other way. Straily was nothing short of brilliant on Monday afternoon, striking out nine […]

Disappointing ending to solid year for Davis-heavy Yolo

At the season-ending American Legion District 6 tournament the host (Lodi) was better than the Post (Yolo Post 77), but mostly because the Yolo arms were toast. Post 77 finished its season in slightly disappointing fashion on July 14, getting bounced from the playoffs, 8-0, by Lodi. After Yolo had posted 15 runs against West […]

Grizzlies feel the burn as Cats’ Hicks stays hot

People regarded as “hicks” often live in hot, sunny areas of the country. That must be the reason, as the summer gets under way, that Brandon Hicks has emerged as the Sacramento River Cats’ hottest hitter. On Wednesday, Hicks’ fifth home run in the past six games helped carry the Cats (45-28) over the visiting […]

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