Elk Grove overwhelms Devil JV footballers

Elk Grove’s junior varsity football team was dominating on both sides of the ball in beating Davis High, 44-0, on Friday night at Brown Stadium. The Thundering Herd wasted no time in establishing a lead, notching a 4-yard score on their third offensive play of the game. The Blue Devils (0-4) were unable to get any traction […]

Depth comes through for Blue Devil harriers at Stanford

Since the Davis High boys and girls cross country teams have had so much success, it’s rare that either squad needs the tie-breaking points from its sixth runner. But on Saturday in the highest-level prep race at the prestigious Stanford Invitational — which featured teams from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Texas, Colorado and Hawaii competing on the […]

Baseball roundup: Giants win after clinching playoff spot

SAN FRANCISCO — The playoff-bound San Francisco Giants blew a six-run lead, and then rallied for a 9-8 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night to stay within one game of Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL wild-card standings. Hunter Pence scored the go-ahead run on Matt Duffy’s squeeze bunt in […]

Blue Devils volleyballers find little resistance at Sheldon

ELK GROVE — This one was over fast. The Sheldon girls volleyball team was simply no match for visiting Davis High on Thursday as the Blue Devils rolled, 25-6, 25-8, 25-11, in a Delta League contest. Coming off of just its second regulation-length loss of the season, DHS (8-2, 2-1) got back it its winning ways in decisive […]

Win was easy, training will be hard for DHS

It’s been a fun week for the Davis High girls tennis team. The Blue Devils have been enjoying the week of Homecoming festivities, and dominating opponents on the court to the tune of two, 9-0 victories. The second of those came Thursday as Pioneer was sent back to Woodland without so much as winning a […]

Stanford should power past Petersen’s Huskies

This week’s picks are as follows: CAL over COLORADO … to think, but for their nearly impossible collapse in Tucson last Saturday night, the Bears would be looking at a 4-0 start after routing the hapless Buffaloes. After the loss, Cal players went into closed session and voted 51-50 to complete the season, which is […]

Elk Grove is at Brown on Friday for DHS Homecoming

It’s nice when a Homecoming game works out the way its supposed to. Thanks to the Davis High football team’s 36-21 road victory over the Edison Vikings last week, the Blue Devils come home to Brown Stadium as conquering heroes Friday night for their 7:15 p.m. game against Elk Grove. For DHS (1-2) and the […]

Forte or Adams: pick your poison, Aggies

“If the left one don’t a-get you, then the right one will…” — Tennessee Ernie Ford, “16 Tons” Stop quarterback Vernon Adams. If opponents could just keep the magnificent Eastern Washington player from his normal stats of 376 yards passing and four touchdowns per game, then the Eagles could be somebody’s prey. But wait … […]

Sports briefs: Copeland’s late goal lifts UCD field hockey

The UC Davis field hockey team started a three-match road trip in exciting fashion as Lauren Copeland scored in sudden-death overtime to send the Aggies to a 2-1 victory over Bryant on Thursday at the Bryant Turf Complex in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The 94th-minute goal was the first scored by the sophomore midfielder since joining the UCD […]

Blue Devils, Wiley making us believe

There were three terrific men left standing four months ago when interviews for the new Davis High football coaching position came down to decision time. When I was told the choice was John Wiley, it was double-take time. Who? When the smoke cleared, it was revealed that all-everything Blue Devils Marc Hicks and Jason Fisk […]

Angels edge Oakland

OAKLAND — Howie Kendrick doubled and drove in three runs, and the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels held off the playoff-hopeful Oakland Athletics, 5-4. The A’s and Kansas City are tied for the AL wild-card spot. Angels star Mike Trout left the game before the top of the fifth with a stomach illness. Hector […]

Dodgers beat Giants to clinch NL West

LOS ANGELES — The San Francisco Giants left Los Angeles still looking for a playoff berth while the Dodgers celebrated winning the NL West title in front of their longtime rivals. Clayton Kershaw tied a career high with his 21st victory and Yasiel Puig homered to highlight a four-run sixth inning, handing the Giants a […]

Youth roundup: DART opens its fall season with a successful home swim meet

The Davis Aquadarts, now called DART Swimming, opened up the fall season with the at Arroyo Pool last weekend. With half of the meet’s 325 entrants racing for DART, the locals had many top finishes and outstanding swims. The younger girls were especially dominant, breaking six team records in the 10U and 8U age groups. […]

JV/frosh roundup: Younger DHS harriers post wins at De La Salle

Competing at last Saturday’s De La Salle Nike Invitational, the Davis High junior varsity and frosh/soph cross country squads raced well, earning one team win and one individual victory. The solo win was courtesy of senior Claire Dicker (13:12), who edged her Blue Devil JV girls teammate Jasmine Casillas (13:19). With Elise Chu (13:33) in […]