Devil girls de(com)press Tokay in water polo win

LODI — A picture-perfect first period sent Tokay High to the bottom of the pool and, before the Tigers finally decompressed, the Davis High girls had claimed another water polo playoff victim on Wednesday. Rolling into the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals (Friday against Tri-City League winner Lodi at 11 a.m.), the Blue Devils won 14-5 thanks […]

Davis boys electric in complete water polo win over Pitman

LODI — It’s dangerous to have anything plugged in around the water … When the electric Blue Devil Connor Stapleton leaped into the pool for a second-round Sac-Joaquin Section boys water polo playoff match against Pitman, the brilliant junior sent immediate shock waves through the Pride. In an 18-6 win at Tokay High on Wednesday […]

UCD men’s basketball features big names, big D

Is the NBA lockout bringing you down? Do you long to see names like Hawkins, Corbin and Les on the hardwood? Well, then the UC Davis men’s basketball team has just what you need. The Aggies’ 16-man roster features three sons of NBA players. Freshman Tyrell Corbin, a 6-foot guard, is the son of Tyrone […]

Charity game with NBA players set for The Pavilion

Davis basketball fans who want to see NBA stars like Kevin Durant, John Wall, Tyreke Evans, Jimmer Fredette and Kevin Martin would seem to be out of luck. Not only has the start to the NBA season been postponed because of the lockout, but even when they start playing, fans would have to buy expensive […]

Three Aggie football stars

Sophomore quarterback Randy Wright earned the Great West Offensive Player of the Week for his play in UCD’s 24-17 win over Cal Poly last Saturday. His 203 yards, on an efficient 14-of-20 passing with two touchdowns, were key to that win, but it was his play on the game’s opening drive that set the tone […]

Devils do enough in 1-0 quarterfinal soccer win

Doing just enough to send a stubborn Pleasant Grove team packing, Davis High’s 1-0 Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinal victory Tuesday at chilly Yudin Field was a departure from recent Blue Devil boys soccer style. “We took what they gave us,” DHS coach Ashley Yudin explained after his squad ran its record to 16-2-4. The Devils, who […]

Sports briefs: DHS alumni basketball games set

Come cheer the 2011-12 Davis High basketball squads as they take on teams of Blue Devil alumni players on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Davis High. The Davis varsity girls will play the alumni women at 2 p.m, followed by the DHS JV boys taking on the older alumni men at 3:15 p.m. and the Blue […]

Berryessa Snow Mountain could get national status

Those who hike the canyons above Lake Berryessa probably know they are stomping around in a local treasure. Now it may become a national treasure if members of the small but energetic Tuleyome conservation group can successfully convince politicians in Washington, D.C., to give this unique area better federal protection and management. Specifically, the group […]

Devil JV football squad ends on good note

After a tumultuous — often disappointing — first eight games, the Davis High junior varsity football team finally played a consistent 40 minutes in its season finale. The Blue Devils routed Monterey Trail, 28-6, on Friday night at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, avoiding a winless Delta Valley Conference campaign and finishing on a high […]

JV/frosh roundup: Younger harriers have their way at subsections

Just as their varsity counterparts did at last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Subsection cross country meet, Davis High’s junior varsity, freshman and sophomore runners all had great success in their races. The goal entering the meet was for Blue Devil teams in all divisions to advance to Friday’s section championships and the goal was achieved. In all, […]

Awards roll in for UCD women’s soccer

Maryclaire Robinson, who led UC Davis to a berth in the Big West women’s soccer tournament despite the Aggies being picked to finish eighth in the league, was named the conference’s coach of the year on Tuesday, while Aisha Lott, Lisa Kemp and Allison Kelly each received all-league recognition. Lott was named to the All-Big […]

Lofty but attainable goals for DHS at section meet

Heading into Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, the Davis High cross country team’s goal is simple: take first or second place in all seven divisions. However, with powerhouse schools like St. Francis, Pleasant Grove and Oak Ridge also vying for similar finishes at the meet, which will be contested on the Willow Hill Course next to […]

Greiner Athlete of the Week (11/9/11): DHS QB Shayne Reagan

When a quarterback throws two touchdown passes, even in a loss, that’s a pretty solid performance. When those two scoring plays give him a tie for the school record of 18 TD passes in a season — tying his own mark but this time doing it in just nine games instead of 10 — and […]

Here’s a real poker-playing Davis pair to draw to

Don’t mess with Ahna Heller and Shelley Morse. The two Davis friends can read you like a book — especially if you’re playing Texas hold ‘em. Hooked on the game about eight years ago, when they started joining home games with their husbands, Heller and Morse have evolved into serious students of poker. So serious, […]