Devil boys net an easy tennis victory

If the Davis High boys tennis team wanted to come into Wednesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section finals rematch with Jesuit on a high note — mission accomplished. Despite sitting some of their top players — and using an entirely different doubles lineup than in last week’s season-opening victory — the Blue Devils dropped just four games total in making […]

In the Clubhouse: Summerhays Jr. talks about new post at El Macero CC

“Golf is not that hard. “Golf isn’t rocket science. It’s actually a pretty simple game. The golf club tells the ball what to do, and if you can control the club, you can control the ball.” You’ve just read the words of Bruce Summerhays Jr., head professional at El Macero Country Club. I know what […]

Blue Devil girls look for revenge in the pool

* Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. At a grueling Sac-Joaquin Section championship fight, Granite Bay narrowly beat out the Davis High girls, 327-321.5, to capture the 2014 crown. This year, led by U.S. Olympic Trial qualifiers Emma Barksdale and Chenoa Devine, the Blue Devils are ready to take […]

Problem solved: DHS girls finish eight times in soccer win

Coming into Monday’s match against Vacaville, the Davis High girls soccer team had been working on improving its finishing, an area it had struggled in last season and again in Friday’s season-opening win over Rocklin. With the newfound emphasis, the Blue Devils buried four of their first five chances in the opening 15 minutes en […]

DHS boys aim to repeat as section swim champs

* Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. With last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship fresh in their minds, the Davis High boys want to put their decade-long swim title drought further behind them by making it two in a row in 2015. To do it, the Blue Devils […]

Aggie men get a bounce-back win at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Coming off of a disappointing loss on Thursday at UC Santa Barbara, the first place UC Davis men’s basketball team came into Mott Athletics Center fired up. Host Cal Poly, feeling its own charge on Senior Night, matched the Aggies’ energy for most of the first half, but UCD’s will to […]

Republic FC falls to storied New York Cosmos

SACRAMENTO — For the fourth time in five opportunities, Sacramento Republic FC played in front of a sellout crowd of 20,231 on Saturday at Hughes Stadium — this time in a 3-1 preseason loss against the storied New York Cosmos, a NASL (second division) club. The Republic, who have more than 8,700 season-ticket holders, closed their […]

Lady Blue Devils gear up for date with defending champ St. Mary’s

“I just think everybody’s really excited … one, to have made the semis, and two, to get the opportunity to play St. Mary’s in that environment,” Davis High girls basketball coach Heather Highshoe says of her Blue Devils’ Tuesday playoff date with the nation’s No. 4 team. Game time for the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal matchup […]

The mystery continues: lowly Gauchos upset UCD women

It’s time for the Aggie women to take inventory. At one point among the nation’s elite 3-point shooting squads, UC Davis was a basketball team which at this time last week sat alone in second place in the Big West Conference. Now, after suffering a mystifying, 57-52, Saturday afternoon loss to lowly UC Santa Barbara, […]

Sports briefs: Razo throws well as Aggies get a baseball win

PORTLAND, Ore. — Sophomore left-hander Orlando Razo scattered five hits and struck out seven in six innings of work, while junior Tanner Bily finished with two hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the UC Davis baseball team to a 6-1 win over Portland on Saturday at Joe Etzel Field. With the victory, UCD […]

Devils get a soccer win despite finishing woes

It may be a new year, but a familiar problem persists for the Davis High girls soccer team. Like most games in 2014, the Blue Devils dominated their opponent during Friday night’s season opener at Yudin Field, controlling most of the possession while firing 21 shots to Rocklin’s single effort. But in the end, DHS came away with just […]

Defending champion Blue Devils have diamond holes to fill

* Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. It’s easy to list the things that will make it tough for the Davis High baseball team to defend its Sac-Joaquin Section championship in 2015 … Standouts Matt Trask, Brett Bloomfield, Trey Golston, Hudson Forrester and John Ariola were lost […]

Winning close games is the key for DHS softballers

* Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 13-part series previewing the Davis High spring sports. Luck is a maddeningly important aspect of high school sports. In softball, that luck often manifests itself in one-run games, where even the smallest break in one team’s direction can be the determining factor between a win and a […]

Aggie women fall to 4th after lackluster showing

Twenty-four hours ago, the UC Davis women controlled their own fate in the journey to hold second place in the Big West basketball standings, in turn earning first- and second-round byes in the conference postseason tournament. But disaster struck Thursday night at The Pavilion. Cal Poly used a relentless inside game to hand the Aggies […]