Bruce Gallaudet

Saddle up, boys. Devils are about to ride through the DVC

Davis High football fans know their favorite team is much improved from the past three seasons, but the story of just how good this Blue Devil squad is will begin to unfold with the opening of Delta Valley Conference play this week. When Franklin visits Ron & Mary Brown Stadium on Friday, major test No. […]

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What bye week? Devilville busy preparing for league

While Davis High football players got this weekend, thanks to no game on Friday, the coaching staff continued to burn the midnight oil. After an abbreviated Friday workout, the DHS coaches were off to a Junior Blue Devils youth tackle football mixer, then went to Franklin to watch the league-foe Wildcats top visiting Tracy. Saturday, […]

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New era in DHS girls basketball: commitment, fun

There is no dwelling on last season by residents of the Lady Blue Devil basketball world. Despite a 21-7 record, an unbeaten Delta Valley Conference campaign and a playoff appearance, 2010-11 was a winter of upheaval. Davis High had its basketball coach removed in the middle of his sixth season. Factions developed within player ranks. […]

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Aprile epitomizes Biggs’ view of an ‘Aggie athlete’

In head football coach Bob Biggs’ mind, they’re called Aggie athletes: Smart, committed, talented. For football, often they are under-sized over-achievers. Look at the history of UC Davis football. Biggs’ “Aggie athletes” are versatile, occasionally overlooked by other programs and there is no mistaking them. They are good guys, committed to a common good, aware […]

Blue Devils play slick volleyball in straight-set win

This looked nothing like the last two Davis-Woodland girls volleyball matches. With the Blue Devils playing stone-wall defense at the net, the visiting Wolves were left howling at the moon in a straight-set DHS domination Thursday. Davis broke an 11-11 tie with strong net play from Lyndsay Chambers and Madison Whitehead, winning a 25-17 first-set […]

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Unique basketball camp comes to Davis Oct. 9

It doesn’t matter how good a basketball coach is — or how state-of-the-art a team’s offense might be — if the players don’t have the hops to get it done on the court, all the planning and teaching will fizzle out. Come Sunday, Oct. 9, a unique hardcourt fundamentals clinic, open to kids from kindergarten […]

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Don’t run over me if I promise to obey the laws, OK?

I don’t ride bicycles. Rarely have as an adult. Don’t get me wrong. I loved zipping around my town as a youth. In the 1950s, cars weren’t the challenge they’ve become to cyclists. I rode to the beach, out to the airport to watch the planes land, to car dealerships when the new cars came […]

Fireworks in the fall? It’s the new Davis football

Last year, Davis High football fans had to wait eight games before the Blue Devils had their ninth play for more than 30 yards. By October, fans were hoping the rest of the season would play out quietly with no further mishaps. As Delta Valley Conference play began, opponents were licking their chops — the […]

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Tinyvette exhibit closing at California Auto Museum

Local race fans may not recognize the brilliant yellow speedster — all gussied up with a wash-and-wax job. It’s called the Tinyvette and it’s the lovechild of Alan Brattesani, Mike Meier and a team of dedicated Davis weekend road-racing aficionados. Their early 1970s, bright yellow Opel GT — which automotive buffs think looks like a […]

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Davis doesn’t get past the mental detectors in loss

Tennis is a game of concentration. Watch any major tournament — only the grunts of the players echo. Officials caution the crowds to be quiet. Players need to be left alone with their thoughts. On Tuesday, when St. Francis — winners of the last six Sac-Joaquin Section titles — came to town, the Davis High […]

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A time to heal: Devils’ bye comes at right time

Ahhhhh … A bye week. Second-year Davis High football coach Steve Smyte apparently knew what he was doing when he chose not to fill this Friday’s open date, instead opting to play nine games — providing his Blue Devils an extra week to recuperate and ponder the mountain that is the Delta Valley Conference. “Our […]

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What a long, lonely journey to Davis for Lassen girls

It’s 202 miles from Susanville to Davis. There is no easy route from there to here. On a good day, the drive takes about four hours. After they came all that way, to get off but three shots in a 4-0 field hockey loss to the Blue Devils, one has to wonder just how long […]

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JV footballers fall to Colfax, 31-7

It’s never pleasant to see an old enemy return after thinking they were gone for good. A week after seemingly vanquishing their season-long struggle with mistakes in a win against Will C. Wood, the Davis High junior varsity football team was hampered by penalties, turnovers, and other miscues in a 31-7 steamrolling at the hands […]

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Former Aggie Descalso finds his way into LaRussa’s lineup

Dan Descalso is the kind of player St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony La Russa dreams about. A versatile kid, scrappy and steeped in fundamental knowledge, Descalso, in his rookie season in the Big Leagues, has done everything the veteran skipper has asked — and more — as the Cards’ bid for a wild card berth […]

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