Giants rip Royals in Game 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried a shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter […]

Devils are on track for volleyball playoffs after win

Thanks to strong performances from outside hitter Kendal Paulson and defensive specialist Olivia Millstone in a 25-10, 25-10, 25-4 win over Sheldon on Tuesday night at The Cage, the Davis High girls volleyball team is on the brink of a postseason berth. With a victory against Franklin on Thursday (6:30 p.m. at home), the Blue Devils, who […]

DHS boys hold off Rio Americano in the pool

SACRAMENTO — The Davis High boys water polo team learned a lesson the “easy” way on Tuesday, as the visiting Blue Devils nearly let Rio Americano erase a huge lead but managed to finish off a 13-8 win. DHS led 8-1 after a first period that showed how dominant the Devils can be when they […]

A typical Blue Devil girls water polo win

SACRAMENTO — The Davis High girls water polo team followed a familiar pattern in Tuesday’s road game at Rio Americano, getting a brilliant performance from one of its stars, who in turn found support from the entire rest of the lineup. Tuesday’s leading lady was senior Mara Dominguez, who not only scored four goals in […]

UCD women’s soccer postseason hopes flickering

It’s a longshot, for sure, but UC Davis can still find its way into next month’s Big West Conference women’s soccer tournament. The Aggies will have to win Friday’s road game at Hawaii and the Nov. 2 home finale against UC Irvine, while three squads in front of them must falter. The first four teams in the standings […]

Alliance/Legacy roundup: Italia cruises past Chico

There were some good outcomes for teams of the Davis Alliance Soccer Academy last weekend, as well a strong win by one of the Davis Legacy squads that was in action. Here’s what transpired … U10 girls Italia 3, Chico Chicas 0 — Chico came in as the leading scoring team in the league and had […]

AYSO roundup: Local winners have the Eye of the Tiger

Playing throughout Davis and around Northern California, local AYSO teams had another action-packed weekend. Here’s a look back at some of the play … U10 boys Eye of Tiger 3, Red Power Players 1 — The winner started their scoring just after the midway point when Michael McLennan converted a well-timed shot. Later, the Tigers’ Charlie O’Hare almost […]

Sports briefs: Fipps earns another preseason hoops award

Having already earned preseason All-Big West Conference kudos from College Sports Madness, UC Davis senior forward Sydnee Fipps added to her preseason award haul with yet another honor from the organization — a spot on the All-Mid Major Second Team. Fipps is one of two players from the Big West to be recognized, joining Cal State Northridge guard Ashlee […]

Sports briefs: Top-end tennis talent helps DHS girls grab a win

The Davis High girls tennis team got impressive performances from its top two singles players on Monday, setting the tone for the Blue Devils’ 8-1 nonconference victory over McClatchy at the Davis High Tennis Complex. Senior Cat Paw U, playing No. 1, and sophomore Lauren Duan (at No. 2) both started with 6-0 wins, then captured […]

DHS golfers take the title

SACRAMENTO — The Davis High girls golf team needed to do little more than show up to Monday’s final Delta League tournament to win a conference crown — but the Blue Devils did a lot more at Wildhawk. DHS blew away the field — winning by 15 strokes — to capture the first conference championship of […]

Villegas wonderstrike powers Devils

In all the grittiness, defending and hard tackles of the mentally and physically taxing sport that is soccer, sometimes a special player produces a moment of brilliance among the thuggery and cynicism of the modern game. In the 25th minute of Davis High’s 2-1 win over Franklin on Monday at Yudin Field, senior D.J. Villegas did […]

UCD’s Wegener is the engine that drives the train

As the UC Davis women’s volleyball team sits in a three-way tie for second place in the rugged Big West Conference, a quick look at the team’s statistical line hints at why the Aggies have elevated their play … There’s big hitter Kaylin Squyres averaging almost four kills per set. She owns the second-most putaways in […]

Devil defense regresses in football loss

In a win one week ago at Sheldon, the Davis High football team’s defense was the key as it created six turnovers. But in Friday’s 49-13 loss to Franklin, the Blue Devil defense couldn’t replicate the performance. DHS (2-5, 1-3 Delta League) did not force a turnover, and allowed 35 points (the Wildcats also scored twice […]

Junior Blue Devils: Regular slate ends with 2 Davis teams playoff bound

It’s on to the playoffs for the Davis Junior Blue Devil Junior Midgets and U11 squads as the Sacramento Youth Football League’s regular season ended Saturday at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Here’s a look back at Saturday’s five games against Jesuit… Junior Midgets The Blue Devils again showed offensive firepower, scoring eight touchdowns with a balanced attack […]