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DHS girls overpower Australian squad

It’s become a love fest. Basketball teams from Eltham College Prep of Victoria, Australia, are in California for a whirlwind tour and games throughout the state. The boys and girls teams from just north of Melbourne arrived in San Francisco over the weekend. They attended a University of San Francisco women’s game, journeyed through the Bay […]

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

Runaway matches highlight tournament opening night

A line has been drawn in the sand at the Dorothy Speck Memorial Basketball Tournament. Four schools emerged as the cream of this year’s crop as the 39th edition of this girls gathering had no close contests. Before Davis High stopped visiting Eltham College Prep of Australian, 71-18, Chico, Vacaville Christian and Woodcreek all proved […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Junior gridders ‘Shrine’ light on Blue Devil future

If anyone thinks Rome was built in a day, you’ve never been involved in football. It’s a touchy deal, building a gridiron program. To use Davis-speak, it takes a village. High school kids don’t decide overnight, “Hey, I think I’ll play football”; walk on the field one Monday afternoon in September; and star the following […]

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

The legacy of Speck Tournament continues

When the eight teams in today’s Dorothy Speck Memorial Basketball Tournament take the court, they will become part of an event that helped usher in the modern era of girls sports. Dorothy Helen Speck, the mother of nine children, is remembered for her role in enlisting early support (shortly after Title IX) for the girls […]

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

Speck tourney has new cast of players

It’s the oldest CIF-sanctioned prep girls basketball tournament in California — 39 editions and counting. As the Dorothy Speck Memorial Tournament approaches Thursday at Davis High, there’s a new look to the eight-school field. First-time participants will include Miramonte (Orinda), Vacaville Christian, West Campus (Sacramento) and Eltham College Prep from Victoria, Australia. Winters returns after […]

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Something special brewing for DHS basketball

There are no excuses for prep fans this year. Attend some high school games. Davis has two high-energy basketball programs. Familiar faces combine with newcomers to create an energy unique to recent Blue Devil hardcourt action. With these local teams will come a grab bag of results, scores and key performers. After both our boys […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Interchangeable parts make Aggie women a T-E-A-M

It’s not exactly the Lollipop Guild — but neither are the five starters for the UC Davis’ women’s basketball team grabbing their fruit from the tallest trees. Nonetheless, the colliding of these five atoms has created an Aggie fission that provided enough fuel for the locals to begin the season 6-2. This thrill-a-minute hardcourt collection […]

December 06, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggie women back on track with win over Hornets

Back on track. After back-to-back road losses to Santa Clara and No. 5 Stanford, UC Davis returned home Sunday and used some long-range artillery to send the Sacramento State women packing, 68-57. Hitting 11-of-27 from Three-Point Land, UCD ran its record to 6-2. Tied at 44 with 8:49 remaining, the Aggies went on a 21-4 […]

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Here come the Sheilas. Speck gets Aussie flavor

G’day, mate. All you sheilas who will be blowing your didgeridoos in an attempt to be the tall poppies this week in the Dorothy Speck Memorial Basketball Tournament, come on out and barrack for your favorite team as Eltham College Prep comes to town. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oy, oy, oy! Eltham is an Australian girls team […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Aiello’s retiring, but boys lacrosse is going strong

Lacrosse, an acquired taste of a pastime, has made its way into the seemingly full hearts of Davis area athletes over the past decade. While it’s one of North America’s oldest sports (did soccer come first?), lacrosse now has two thriving local programs at the high school, good teams going full bore at UC Davis […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

So, Mrs. Gump, how do like the Blue Devils?

MORRO BAY — Forrest Gump’s mom loved the metaphor that life “is like a box of chocolates … you never know what you’re going to get.” After seeing a glimpse of what the Davis High boys have in store on the basketball court this year, Mrs. Gump would have purchased Blue Devil season tickets. DHS […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

‘Can the night get any better?’

“Can the night get any better?” That’s all my email from Davis High basketball coach Karen Foster said Wednesday night. Hmmmm. Let me see… Her Blue Devils were coming off a 53-46 victory over visiting Natomas. While her charges didn’t play spectacular ball, they can be forgiven for the uneven performance. After the two schools […]

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Biggs says the time is right for passing the torch

Bob Biggs spent much of his youth passing the football.

Now, the 60-year-old former Aggie player and current head football coach will be passing the torch.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a while,” Biggs told The Enterprise after announcing his retirement Thursday. He has committed to stay through the 2012 season.

Players and coaches suspected something was up when…

December 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

We say thanks to the ‘Devilettes’ of the 1970s

I’m sitting here at The Davis Enterprise, researching and getting on the nerves of those around me. While editors and writers are concentrating on what I’m sure are very important tasks, I’m taking a trip down memory lane. “Did you know the 1974-75 Davis High girls’ basketball team outscored their opponents — on average — […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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