Bruce Gallaudet

DHS boys outshoot Laguna Creek 33-0 in soccer win

So, coach, did you accomplish what you wanted to? “Yes,” came the response from veteran soccer mentor Ashley Yudin after his Davis High boys breezed past visiting Laguna Creek, 6-0, on Tuesday. Were you satisfied with the style of play? “Yes,” Yudin answered. It was another day at the office for the 13-1-4 Blue Devil […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Granted, this week is another stern Devil test

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the football water … After a much-improved showing, albeit in another loss (28-14 to Laguna Creek) last Friday on the road, Davis High now has to deal with a grouchy Grant (4-3, 1-1) and a high-flying Elk Grove (7-0, 2-0) in back-to-back Delta Valley […]

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

Blue Devil JV fall short, 20-19, in Elk Grove

ELK GROVE — It looked good for 35 minutes, but when Laguna Creek snapped off a 60-yard touchdown pass to David Wheeler with 4:22 remaining, the Davis junior varsity lost, 20-19. Despite 220 yards rushing and a 21-yard TD reception by Nathan Curtis, the Blue Devils coughed up a 19-6 lead. After Curtis’ catch (from […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis improves but loses another in rugged DVC

ELK GROVE – “Tell ya what… We competed right to the end.” Davis High football coach Steve Smyte, for the most part, liked what he saw on Friday – despite the Blue Devils losing 28-14 to Laguna Creek. But wasn’t this the same old story? DHS has a thin roster. Players have to play out […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Nelson says his brilliant year isn’t ‘good enough’

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary… Warrior: noun, often attributive (pronounced wȯr-yər or wȯr-ē-ər) — a man engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly: a person engaged in some struggle or conflict. Add the following entry… Corey Nelson: noun, often disruptive to opponents (pronounced bad newz) — a warrior (see above). If you’re a Blue Devil football fan, what […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Thank you, thank you: I’m humbled, numb and proud

The pressure is on. I promised myself not to talk about my once-in-a-lifetime honor as part of this year’s Blue & White Foundation Davis High School Hall of Fame. Almost a week after the induction ceremonies, I am numb, humbled and proud. My “class” included: the talented virtuoso Elinor Armer; the late popular and influential […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Blue Devils take to the road for crucial DVC game

Trying to snap a three-game losing streak, Davis High takes to the road for another Delta Valley Conference football contest, this time with Laguna Creek. The game, which will be played at Elk Grove High, starts at 7:15 p.m. on Friday. The Blue Devils (2-3) lost 42-28 to the Cardinals (3-3) a year ago, but […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Grant meets its match a second time, 4-0, at DHS

This time, the Blue Devils were lying in wait … After having escaped with a 1-0 decision on Sept. 27 at Grant, Davis High wanted no mystery about which is the top school in Delta Valley Conference boys soccer. When Connor Anderson’s penalty kick at 78:40 put the finishing touch on the Devils’ 4-0 win […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Improved tackling mandatory if DHS wants to compete

What now? Coming off a 62-21 thrashing at the hands of Franklin in last week’s Delta Valley Conference opener, how do Davis High football players — and coaches — dig down and bounce back? “Every week is gut check week,” said Blue Devil head coach Steve Smyte. “Every time you strap on a helmet, you […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Davis girls cement position for DVC golf crown

Well, that was fun. In Delta Valley Conference girls golf — unless schools like Laguna Creek and Franklin start sinking handfuls of aces — it’s all over but the putting. Case in point: league gathering No. 3 on Wednesday at Wildhorse Golf Course. Following JiHye Lee’s 87 and Melanie Habib’s 90, Davis High carded a […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Devils beat Franklin, ready for DVC soccer showdown

Quick! Guess what is shaping up as the most meaningful soccer game of the season for the Davis High boys? Granite Bay? The tie against the nation’s then-No. 1 team Jesuit? Maybe Marin Academy … Nope. Try Thursday’s date against upstart Grant High. Yep, the Pacers of prep football fame. After the Blue Devils dispatched […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Analysis: For Devils gridders, it’s a long and winding road

Make no mistake. Longtime Davis High football observers (or fans) aren’t used to what’s been happening with their beloved Blue Devils. The last 36 games, poor DHS is 7-29 (2-3 this fall). The reason? It’s a mixed bag — and no one person’s fault. Former Junior Blue Devils President Al Inouye once told The Enterprise: […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Les is more; Gross is ready as UCD hoops season nears

SACRAMENTO — He’s hardly the new kid in town. Jim Les, inching closer to his on-court debut as UC Davis basketball coach, is a five-season Sacramento Kings veteran (1990-94). Talking with media members at Monday’s NorCal Basketball Luncheon, Les told reporters he’s “excited to be back in Northern California” and is committed to “changing the […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Devils’ league opener goes south in second half

On a night Davis High football fans hoped for a watershed game, by the time Friday’s final whistle blew, it felt more like a Waterloo game. After a 62-21 shellacking at the hands of visiting No. 12 Franklin, Blue Devil coach Steve Smyte didn’t mince words: “I was extremely, extremely disappointed in our performance. Frankly, […]

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

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